Ministries

Ministries

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…

4KK 2.0 – Destiny

During the first weekend of March, For King and Kingdom launched 4KK 2.0 at Tucker Lodge on Lake DeGray. This follow-up retreat to the original 4KK retreat focuses on Kingdom destiny. It is designed to equip men to better understand and pursue their specific Kingdom assignment and to be better prepared to deal with the obstacles that impede or distract them from this…

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…