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E412 Equipping Meetings

E412 Equipping Meetings

by Pastor David

Ephesians 4:11 and 12 tell us, “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.” In God’s wisdom, He planned for His leaders in the church to be equippers and for every saint to do the work of the ministry. Far from a recent development in church theory or a nod to the success of grassroots political movements or a scheme of the latest church growth fad, every member ministry lies at the heart of God’s plan for His church.

One way our elders are trying to fill their roles as equippers is our new E412 equipping meetings. At least twice a month, teams are gathering with Pastor Scott and David and other elders to discuss their ministries. Anyone is welcome to join these meetings, and you’ll see the ministry schedule in places like the bulletin and web.

Maybe you’ve been serving in a ministry for an extended time but still have questions about how to be effective. Maybe you’re brand new and wonder what needs a ministry has. Maybe you really wish you could get some practical training or ministry skill development. Our elders want to serve you. We would love for you to plan on being a part of these equipping meetings and for you to grow in your ability to do the work of the ministry.

Tomorrow, Oct. 7, our communications team is meeting for the first time. This team includes communication outlets ranging from Facebook, our bulletin, the website, eletters, video, and audio. We’re convinced this is a vital area of how our church operates and moves forward. If you are already serving here or if you have design, editing, or technological experience and skill we’d love to see you at 6:30 at the church office.

Here’s a list of future meetings you can be planning for:


Mon, Oct 7


Thursday, Oct 24


Thursday, Nov 7


Thursday, Nov. 14

Missions: local and global

Thursday, Nov. 21

Grace Groups

Thursday, Dec. 5

James 127 Team Information

We are eager to obey James’ call to pure and undefiled religion. “Visiting orphans in their affliction,” as James describes it, is a crying need in our own country and across the world. If you have a heart for foster care, adoption, and orphan care, we would love to talk with you. We are in the very early stages of thinking through and implementing ways we can care for orphans and needy children, so now’s the perfect time for you to be part of this ministry from the ground up. David and Cathy Morris will be leading our efforts, so if you are interested in becoming part of this team and meeting in October, please contact David (david@graceofthevalley.org, 840-5652).


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