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Salt and Light (and Coronavirus)

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Long lines at our local stores, a never ending news cycle of updates, and widespread fear have entered our world in the form of a viral infection called coronavirus. Educators, athletic organizations, and government officials are already canceling events and large gatherings of people to stop and minimize the spread of this virus. But the question remains, how should Chris...

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Stepanians to Uganda

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It is with great joy that we have accepted a call to serve Christ in Uganda with Shannon Hurley and SOS Ministries! In November 2018 we became aware of the need and many of you have joined us in praying for God's clear direction. SOS is in need of leadership in several areas: at Community Bible Church of Kubamitwe (located on the SOS campus), overseeing numerous building p...

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Missionary Prayer Requests

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Please be praying for our missionaries around the world as we support them in their Gospel work to extend the Kingdom!...

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The Thibault Family

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It is our joy to announce the newest pastor to be added to our pastoral staff, Matt Thibault. Matt and his wife, Trina, have two children, Adelyn (3) and James (2), and are expecting their third soon. The Thibault family will be moving to Kingsburg the week of March 15–20, where he will assume the role of Pastor of Discipleship at Grace Church of the Valley. They look fo...

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Ministry Highlight | Seeds

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"Missions exists because worship doesn't." John Piper's God-centered argument for missions applies just as well to the mission field of children's ministry. God is worthy of the praise and devotion of every human he's created. However, because of sin humanity is unable to truly worship God. The Gospel is the glorious message that removes our sin and allows us to worship Go...

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A Letter From Albania

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Dear GCV Elders and Staff, We want to say a huge thank you for sending Scott and Patty last week for our church building dedication and for Cory's ordination. Scott and Patty were a huge encouragement to me and Melodie with their years of wisdom in serving God. Our time with them was very special and encouraging. It is so wonderful to have people around who can invest i...

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Elder Affirmation

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For the first time since Pastor Blake joined us in 2015, we're excited to add new elders to our elder team. We don't think you'll be surprised by any of the three. In fact, you might be caught off guard that they aren't already official elders. We've been committed to plural elder leadership from the beginning of our church. Plural male elder leadership is not a preference...

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What is Summerfest and Kidsfest?

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The Purpose Summerfest and Kidsfest exist to strengthen families through the teaching of the Word, fellowship, and worship together. Our aim is to exalt the Lord by the teaching of his Word to both adults and children, specifically to allow them to hear and respond to the Good News. We also seek to reach out to unbelievers in the valley as GCV members intentionally invite...

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Recommended Resource | How Does Sanctification Work?

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It is noteworthy that, in finding us, Jesus never ministers by rote. Because people and circumstances are not clones, there is no boilerplate in his conversations, friendships, or preaching. No distilled formula. No abstract generalizations. No "Just do x" sorts of advice. Because situations and persons come unscripted, fluid, and unpredictable, Jesus engages each person a...

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Deacons

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Deacon nomination process ...

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