Lake Valley Stories

Lake Valley Stories

Taking Care of One Another

Many years ago, I prayed that God would place me in a church with a strong women’s ministry that would spiritually feed me and challenge me. I have found that here at Lake Valley. During my years at LVCC, I have been challenged to discover my God-given talents and to learn how to use them within my church and my community for the advancement of God’s Kingdom. Being…

GriefShare

In October 2015, I joined the first Embracing Purpose class offered at Lake Valley. I like to describe it as more of a journey than a class. Each week, I grew closer to grasping the depth of Ephesians 2:10, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” As a result of completing Embracing Purpose and…

Men of the Ouachitas (MOO)

Men of the Ouachitas, also known as MOO, is a vital ministry to the men of Lake Valley. Over the past few years, we have shared the retreat process with several churches who are now hosting and leading their own retreats. Men of the Ouachitas remains the name of our Lake Valley retreat ministry. Our effort to reach men in other churches has transformed into For King and…

J.A.M. (Jesus and Me)

Kids need love…Kids need friends… Kids need adults to invest in them…Kids need pizza… Kids need play…Kids need Jesus! J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) was designed by parents for kids in K-5th grades. During each J.A.M. session, leaders strive to meet each of the needs listed above for every child present. We worship, pray, and eat. We learn, play…

Women of the Ouachitas (WOO)

Women of the Ouachitas (WOO) Over the last several years, we have seen the impact and transformation in the lives of literally hundreds of men who have attended a Men of the Ouachitas (MOO) retreat. After many months of prayer, planning, and preparation, Women of the Ouachitas (WOO) was launched with a pilot group of four women in March of 2018. Under the direction and…

Women’s Bible Study

Wednesday Morning Bible Study for Women God’s word is powerful. His word tells us that we are valued and loved all of the time. His word tells us that we have a purpose for being here and that He empowers us to do His will. His word encourages us to work together to share His message and His love, to build up one another, to support one another and to fellowship…

Serving & Building Relationships

Sometime in the fall of 2018, Mike Fischer approached me with a proposal. He said, “I’ve got five to seven big trees on my property that need to be split for firewood. I’d like to donate all of it to Tucker Lodge. Let’s get a group together to knock it out on a Saturday.” My thought was, “How can we can make this day about more than splitting wood?” With the help of…

Team Hall

Have you ever been picked first for a team? Whether it was for a pick-up basketball game or a class project, isn’t it just the best feeling to be chosen? You are publicly affirmed. You are wanted. You are seen as someone with a useful skill. As children, it is so important for us to have the experience of being chosen, valued, loved, accepted and affirmed. This serves as…

Letter from Morgan

Lake Valley, For the last few years, I have shared with you a written reflection of both the most recent year and the year to come. It seems as if I just completed my thoughts for the year 2017, and now 2019 has already knocked on the door. As with most years, 2018 had many encouraging moments and also its share of hardships. During the year, we walked with Dru and Jo…

Discovery

Discovery is a four-week experience for those interested in learning more about Lake Valley, or those who are considering becoming members of our family of families. During the four weeks, each person learns Lake Valley’s story, our beliefs and distinctives, and then shares their own story. In 2018, thirty-five people participated in Discovery and twenty-six of those…