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Life Caddy Retreat

Life Caddy Retreat “I think February is a God-ordained time for this retreat, because this is the time of the year when I get tired and need a boost to finish the school year strong.” – Natalie Manatt Every human being needs a healthy rhythm of work and rest in their lives, and those involved with student ministry are no exception!  This year, the amazing people…

Kairos Prison Ministry

Kairos Prison Ministry Kairos prison ministry is a remarkable opportunity to become part of a team of Christians, all gathered to fellowship, pray, follow, and share the simple message of the love of Jesus to the incarcerated. As a part of that process, we learn to simply be the tools through which the Holy Spirit will do His work. Our mandate is to listen and love. While…

Families In Addiction

“Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer.” Romans 12:12 Families In Addiction is a Christian-based support group for families and friends whose lives have been affected by addiction. It was formed by two couples who have faced the daily struggles associated with having a loved one in addiction. Seeking answers, God placed it on their…

Haiti Medical Mission Trip

  Haiti Medical Mission Trip Exactly one month ago, I was standing in line waiting to be cleared by the customs officer in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I have been to several countries in Europe, but this was my first trip to a developing country. It was also my first time to be part of a medical mission trip. Needless to say, I had many new experiences and learned more…

Lake Valley as a Training Center

Lake Valley as a Training Center When you say the word ‘church,’ people will think of many different things. Some envision a building at a certain address, “Lake Valley is a church at 910 Shady Grove Road.” Others consider the Sunday morning service, “Lake Valley has two services, doesn’t it? What style of music do you have?” Still others regard a church as a store…

4KK Leadership Training

As our 4KK MOOvement continues to expand within and beyond Lake Valley Community Church, it is mission critical for us to train and prepare other men to lead retreats for Lake Valley, as well as within our partner churches. On the first weekend of January, Lamar and I led our first Leadership Training retreat for eight men; four men from Lake Valley, two men from Summit…

New Deacons

Today is an important day for the Lake Valley family. This morning, we will be recognizing eight men to serve as deacons. We use the phrase “serve as deacons” very intentionally because this is precisely what the name implies. In Acts 6, as the Christian movement was taking strong roots, the Apostles were beginning to see that the physical needs of the church were so…

GriefShare

“When it seems that our sorrow is too great to be borne, let us think of the great family of the heavy-hearted into which our grief has given us entrance. And inevitably, we will feel about us their arms, their sympathy and their understanding.” – HELEN KELLER When a loved one dies it forces a re-examination of how we are going to live out the rest of our days…

Medical Mission Trip to Haiti

Medical Mission Trip to Haiti Lake Valley is sending another medical team to Haiti! In just ten days, on January 17th, a team of six people will be heading to Léogâne, Haiti, to work alongside a Haitian doctor by the name of Dr. France Carmelle. The goal of the trip is not only to provide the people in Léogâne with free medical help, but also to help build the business of…

Letter from the Elders

Lake Valley Family, It is hard to believe that 2017 has come and gone. It seems like just yesterday we were sitting down as Elders and reflecting on the year 2016. As we look back on this past year, we are reminded of some of the amazing things that God has done among us and through us. Many children in our community who were previously at risk, have found a safe place to…