Blog (Page 3)

Blog (Page 3)

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…

Hope: Advent Week 3

Lighting the Advent Candle Our Advent readers today are Allen, Kristy, Holley, Drew and Lillie Coker. Tell us about your family. Our family really likes to have fun together. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. We are common people who want others to be comfortable around us. We enjoy visiting with others and swapping stories about life and laughing a whole lot. We are…

LOVE: Advent Week 2

Lighting the Advent Candle Our Advent readers today are Johnson and Rebecca Benefield. Tell us about your family? Johnson and I have shared our faith and love for each other for thirty-three years. We have three children, seven grands, and one great. Johnson’s work in sales opens the door for him to share Jesus every day. He tells me, “I may not have a sale…

HOPE: Advent Week 1

Lighting the Advent Candle Our advent readers today are Andrew and Kylie Walton. Can you tell us a little about your family? Andrew and I are college sweethearts, who met at Harding University. We have been married for four and a half years and recently welcomed our first child, Elijah. Andrew is an EMT with LifeNet and is currently in Paramedic school, and I am a…

Beautiful and Believable

Beautiful and Believable… Made to Flourish is a network formed to help pastors understand how to connect faith, work, and economics in a way that will help people live for Christ in every area of their lives. As people begin to connect their work to God’s plan for the world, they begin to flourish and to advance the common good in their own neighborhoods,…