Leadership

Leadership

Elders

Both the Old and New Testaments repeatedly employ the metaphor of shepherding to describe the spiritual leadership of God’s people. As shepherds, the elders’ mission is to lead, teach, protect and love their church family, just as a shepherd would care for the sheep in a flock. For the last twenty-six plus years, God has blessed Lake Valley with great elders. This summer…

Prospective Elder – Tyler Choate

My wife, Wesley, and I originally moved to Hot Springs in July of 2007 from Dallas, Texas. This was the first time I had lived outside the state of Texas. Wes grew up in Hot Springs attending Lake Valley. Her parents, Mark and Suzanne Russell, were one of the original families that founded Lake Valley twenty-six years ago. We also knew others who were members at Lake…

Prospective Elder – Chris Menzies

The Menzies family had not been to a church in almost a year when we stumbled through the doors of Lake Valley in 2006. We were a little jaded about churches and the people in them. This church seemed different than the other places we had been and it felt a little awkward to us. But, as the people in this church began to love on us and show us grace we could grow in, we…

Prospective Elder – Tom Ed Simmons

The Simmons family came to Lake Valley in early 2011. Our kids were just starting junior high and they needed a place where they could find community and a place where we could grow in our faith together as a family. I remember knowing we were in the right place when we attended our first Ash Wednesday service. I was so moved by the service itself, but looked over and saw…

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…

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…