The Expand and Equip ministry facilitates focused discipleship training through periodic workshops, guest speakers, seminars, and courses to equip God’s people to be mature and loving followers of Christ. For more information, contact Jamie Allen or Andy Drake

2019 Courses:

1. Parenting Our Youth(Sun 3/24/19 to 6/9/19, 9:00 – 10:10 a.m. in the Campus Center) Our children are such a wonderful gift from the Lord, and there can be both great joys and tremendous struggles in raising them. Our time together in this class will provide a safe place for us to learn, share, pray, and find meaningful support in parenting our youth. The focus of this class will be on parenting young people age 10-22, but all parents are welcome. For info, contact Andy Drake,, or see Jamie Allen at patio table between worship services.  See also this FLYER.

2. Financial Peace University: This 9-week class, taught by Dave Ramsey, teaches financial essentials from a Biblical perspective. Sign-up now. Schedule is Sundays, 3/24/19 to 6/2/19 at 8:45 – 10:30 a.m. in Room 3291. For info, contact Jamie Allen at the patio table between worship services or See also this FLYER.

3. Gospel Centered Life at Work: A ten-week summer class at 10:45 a.m. on Sundays, July 7 to September 15, 2019 at Valley Church’s Student Center. Facilitated by Jamie Allen. The weekly format is a small group study of The Gospel Centered Life at Work by Robert Alexander. Class participants need to purchase the participant’s guide (about $14 from Amazon). Sign-up now at the Expand and Equip table between services; also see a sample book.

Tired of the daily grind? You may have heard that the gospel of Jesus can transform every part of life, but can you really bring your faith into work? The ten lessons in this small group study will guide you in building a bridge from your personal faith to your work. Each lesson will help you see how Jesus’s work for you applies to and transforms the difficulties and drudgery of the daily grind. Each lesson is self-contained, featuring clear teaching from Scripture, and requires no extra work outside of the group setting (except some exercises may be done at home if there is insufficient time).

7/7/19 Lesson 1: The Gospel-Centered Life: God Realigns Us to Work

7/14/19 Lesson 2: Transformation: God Uses Work to Change Us

7/21/19 Lesson 3: From Toil to Faith: Desiring a New Way to Live

7/28/19 Lesson 4: Image-Bearers: A Gospel Look at the Image of God

8/4/19 Lesson 5: A New Attitude: Imitating God in a World of Work

8/11/19 Lesson 6: Bond-Servants: From Slaves to Sons and Daughters

8/18/19 Lesson 7: Stewards: Serving Jesus by Serving Others

8/25/19 Lesson 8: Ambassadors: Representatives Sent by God

9/1/19 No class, Labor Day Weekend

9/8/19 Lesson 9: Messengers: God Equips Us with the Gospel

9/15/19 Lesson 10: Everyday Sabbath: Resting for Work and Leisure

For more information about these Expand & Equip courses, contact Jamie Allen at the patio table between services or email