God Loves You!
Hi Church Family!
God Loves you! Don’t ever forget that. In Fact, God says to us---God says to YOU in Jeremiah 31:3, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.’” And not only does God love you! God loves all people; lost, unchurched people. Remember, God’s plan is for all Christians to be a part of reaching them, in partnership with a local church. That means you and me. You have an important part to play---IF you’ll answer God’s call. God has laid it on the heart of our church staff and leadership board to expand our worship center, the ‘Family Room.’ Most people in this area want to attend worship between 10:30 to 11:00am. We’ve tried other service times and they haven’t worked. Our 2nd service is past the 70% mark most of the time. With summer coming, that will probably dip up and down as people travel, but that’s where we are. All church growth experts tell us that once a church hits that 70% full mark, they will stop reaching people and growing---IF they do not build. We’ve been there for a little while now. And not only does scripture demand that we do all we can to reach unchurched people---God has laid it on our hearts to expand our worship center so we can reach more people with His truth and love. In fact, let me give you a short history. We’ve been here at least 2 times in the past 10 years, and we chose not to build, and we plateaued. I believe both times God was calling us to work on expanding our worship center. Leadership chose not to expand. That decision stifled our growth and I believe God’s will and hand on our church. We want to obediently follow God’s leading, expand and see God grow His kingdom through us. And just let me put you at ease right now. We will continue to be a family, with a family spirit. Growing won’t cause us to lose that family feel. So, there’s 2 things I want to challenge you to consider and hopefully do. Let the LORD lead you.
1. Give whatever you can up and above your tithe to the building fund, whether it’s $20 a month, $1,000 a month or more. We’re calling it the “Make Room For More Fund.’ Maybe God will lay it on your heart to give a one-time, sizable donation. In any case follow the Holy Spirit’s Leading. We want to have most of the money in the bank before we build. We don’t want to get in debt. So, we’ve got to get going on this.
2. Remember that your everyday world is a mission field. So, remember to PRAY for unchurched people. Build a FRIENDSHIP with them. And INVITE them to Sunday Worship and special events. If you do that, God will use you to change someone’s eternal destiny.
Let me end with the promise God gave us as a church family. Isaiah 54:2-3, “Enlarge your house (of worship); build an addition…and spare no expense! Soon you will be bursting at the seams.” (NLT) I hope you will seriously consider God’s call on your life and join myself and many others in being a part of something BIGGER than ourselves---God’s plan for us to Reach the world!
I love you all! Make sure you keep the LORD’S Day, His day---By keeping Sunday Worship as a priority as summer comes upon us.
In Christ’s Love,
Pastor Doug & Julie
ENLARGE YOUR HOUSE OF WORSHIP FUND
Isaiah 54:2-3, “Enlarge your house of worship; build an addition…and spare no expense! Soon you will be bursting at the seams.” NLCT
God’s called us to reach unchurched people and bring them into our family. Most People want to attend Worship on Sunday between 10:30 and 11am. We need to expand our Worship Center and add bathrooms so we can reach more people.
Pray about giving above your tithes to the Building Fund Each month! Remember you can’t out give God!
Kids & Youth
Kid's services offered every Sunday during all services!
School's Out Party!
School’s Out Party! May 22nd during both services!
Middle School Youth Group
Middle School Youth (ages 11-14) : Sunday 9 and 10:30 Am in Youth loft
Thursday nights- 6pm at West Valley Church
High School Youth Group
High School Youth: Bible Study May 1st & 8th @ 10:30 am in room 4
Sunday nights- 7 pm at West Valley Church
Youth Paintballing Party
Date and Details Coming Soon!
Senior Adult Lunch
Friday May 13th at 11:30 AM at Fiesta Guadalajara in Ontario
Monday May 2nd @ 6:30 PM
Steak Dinner Provided
Please RSVP By May 1st for a food count
May 16th @ 6:30 PM
50 & up Women
Babby Farms Trip
Saturday May 21st
Women of all ages are invited! Bring your kids for a day of fun at Babby Farms!
We will meet at the church at 10:30 am, travel to the farm, then return to the church for dessert. Bring your kids and a sack lunch!
SWAG 20s- 40s Women
Family BBQ May 10th @ 5:30 pm
Babby Farms Trip!
Saturday May 21st
Got a couple friends? Then you have a small group! Hosting a small group is as simple as:
H- Have a friend or two?
O- open your home to them
S-serve them a snack
T- talk through group discussion points that we will send to you each week.
It’s that easy! Talk to Wes today, or send him an email at Wes.email@example.com about being a small group HOST!
Parenting with Christian Values
Learn how to teach your kids about Jesus.
1st Saturday of every month at 10 AM
Laugh Your Way To a Better Marriage Class
Sunday May 15th following second service
Please RSVP for a food count
Biblical Interpretations Class
Sunday May 22nd Following 2nd Service
Come and learn how to study and understand the Bible better!
One Service Sunday
One Service @ 10:30 AM
May 23 @ 6:30 pm
Come and learn about Biblical doctrine and foundations of the Faith!
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You Can't Out Give God!