NEW! Join Us for Coffee Connection groups
Several of our pastors and elders will each be hosting a weekly online Coffee Connection group. These online group meetings will be offered on various days and times throughout the week. They will last for about 30-45 minutes. Grab your computer and a cup of your favorite coffee (or tea), and please join us for fellowship, reflection, and prayer. If you did not see the list of groups in our weekly email, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a message using our CONTACT webpage for information on how to participate.
Sign up today for a D.I.S.C.I.P.L.E. Group. See the list of groups at the bottom of this page. We’d love to help you get connected into community.
Why DISCIPLE Groups?
God never meant for us to live life alone. The Christian life is about relationships and community. God uses other people to help us grow. Through life’s ups and downs we celebrate with each other and support one another. Disciple groups give us opportunity to develop deep, caring relationships. They provide an accepting environment where we can help each other study the Bible and apply its lessons to our lives. Disciple groups also provide us opportunity to serve one another, join in fellowship, worship, and prayer, and to encourage one another to reach out in service to our church community, our local community and even consider how we can impact the world with the love of Christ.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 tells us, “Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up.”
How do I join a group?
Looking for a place where “Everyone knows your name?” Do you want to get more connected with the Valley Church Community? Follow the contact links below. Groups are active and forming in various times, places, ages, gender mixes, and languages.
How can I help start a group?
If you would like to investigate further the opportunity to be a host, leader, or be a leader’s “apprentice” for one of these groups, please contact us.
Who do I contact for more information?
Contact Steve Noble, Pastor for Discipleship.
Current DISCIPLE Groups
Search our Groups Directory, selecting “Community Group” as the Type of Group for your search.
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To understand the four reasons for our joy and the four ways we journey by faith, check out The Joy & Journey of a D.I.S.C.I.P.L.E.
NEW BIBLE STUDY: Jamie Allen will lead a virtual online Zoom group Bible study discussion of the book of Daniel to be held Mondays, 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m., starting 10/19/20 and ending May/June 2021. For questions, to RSVP, or get Zoom info, contact Jamie Allen.
The weekly approach will be verse-by-verse observation and understanding; carefully connecting the text with other Bible passages; understanding the underlying theology; applying the text; and prayer
Topics to be covered include God’s presence in judgment; God’s faithfulness and sovereignty; the Exile as event and theology; a perspective on kingdoms and powers; civil disobedience and conscientious objection; pride and humility; trials and preservation; boldness; apocalyptic literature as a theology of hope; dreams and visions; judgment day; prayer; waiting on God; expectancy in God’s future work; cosmic conflict; and the “how long?” questions.