Ministries

Ministries

Pray More Ministry

Several years back, Lake Valley called a night of worship through prayer for women. It was a cry out before the Lord. A few weeks later, several Lake Valley women gathered at the Russell home and started seeking the Lord to see what He was leading us to do. Very soon we felt led by the Holy Spirit to start meeting together as women to pray. That is how we became the Pray…

J.A.M. (Jesus and Me)

JAM is back in session! JAM is a high energy bible study designed just for our kids who are in kindergarten through fifth grade. Each session consists of dinner, worship, biblical truths, games, a memory verse, and lots of fun and laughter. Throughout September, October, and November, we are focusing on a series entitled, Never Too Young. All the lessons center around…

MOO 38

This weekend, seven of our Lake Valley men are involved in a Men of the Ouachitas (MOO) experience. Their retreat began this past Thursday evening and will conclude early tomorrow morning. Today is a particularly significant day for the participants of this reatreat. If you have attended a MOO before, this is a special evening for you as well. Please pray for the…

Student Ministry

We are excited to announce our new name for Wednesday Youth Service: AWE FACTOR! We want the students of Lake Valley to show the AWE of Jesus in their daily lives. The definition of awe is “a strong feeling of respect or amazement brought on by something that is beautiful or sacred.” Shouldn’t we all feel that way about Jesus with everything he has done in our lives and…

First Principles

Over the past two years, a diverse group of faithful Lake Valley men have met at 6:00 am once a week to dive into the First Principles of the Faith. The First Principles series is a set of 13, six-session dialogue-based Bible study guides for use by church leaders and mature Christians to establish believers and churches in the faith. The First Principles series was…

WOO4

My WOO journey started before I was born. My story, with all its mess, failures, and beauty was fashioned by a loving Creator to be used to bring glory to Himself… wait… all of it? Seriously? That truth alone has brought me more freedom, healing, and joy, as I continue to learn how deeply I am seen, loved, and accepted. God allowed all of it, and He brings…

Lake Valley Women’s Ministry

Fall is an exciting time of year! Summer is winding down, students are heading back to school, families are getting back into work and school routines, and maybe the weather will even begin to cool eventually. But there is also an air of excitement around Lake Valley as  we begin to come back together after the summer break and look towards our fall…

Introducing the Johnsons

I am a Hot Springs native and met my wife Kaley at my roommate’s wedding festivities. We have been married for ten years and have two little boys, Benson and Drake. Benson is a spark of joy and Drake is full of energy.  My degree in Religion is from Liberty University and Kaley has a degree in Business Information Systems from Henderson State University. I felt…

Back to School

This summer, Lauren Gilleran has been an asset to our LV Children’s Ministry. She has written lesson plans for Learning Center, planned events, organized a storage closet, and filled in for myself or Learning Center teachers on any given Sunday. I am so grateful for her help. She is wise beyond her years and Lake Hamilton Middle School is blessed to have her on their…

From the Heart of a Servant

Thoughts from the following women who served at WOO3… “I was a substitute servant, the first time. After that, I never wanted to miss again! I wanted to serve in order to allow women the opportunity to experience WOO, but the bonus was that I also got to experience a lot of the weekend. And it was wonderful! Besides the benefit of being a participant during the…