TAKE THE VALLEY SPRINGS SERIES
The Valley Springs Series is designed to help you understand more about who we are, how you can mature as a follower of Jesus, and how you can be involved in what God is doing here. We typically offer one session in the Series each month, and you may take them in any order. These classes are also part of our membership process.
LEARNING WHAT WE BELIEVE AND HOW WE LIVE IT.
People believe all different kinds of things when it comes to religion and spirituality. This session is designed to teach you the basic Christian principles we believe and live by at Valley Springs. It’s about our theology on the Trinity, what we believe about Jesus, the purpose of the Church, how we remain culturally relevant while theologically conservative, and many other foundational truths that are important for us as Christians to be grounded in.
GROWING IN FORGIVENESS AND MATURITY.
We all take different paths in life. Many of them lead us through hurt, shame, regret, and pain (sometimes through no fault of our own). You will learn that time doesn’t heal every wound; it simply scars many of them over. This session of the Valley Springs Series looks at the transformation Jesus does in us as we learn to follow and trust Him. It’s about transparency, being known, being healed, maturing spiritually, and ultimately giving Jesus freedom to do what He wants in us.
UNDERSTANDING INVOLVEMENT AT VALLEY SPRINGS.
Every person needs to have real relationship in their lives to do well. This session of the Valley Springs Series is about being connected to the local church and relationships with each other. It’s about what it means to commit your life to Jesus’ mission with other people and not be a “Lone Ranger” Christian. It’s about the importance of membership in a Church and learning that the church isn’t something we go to on Sunday’s; it’s who we are every day!
DISCOVERING YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS AND HOW TO USE THEM.
Every follower of Jesus has been given spiritual gifts. According to the Bible, spiritual gifts are given to us by Jesus for the common good. The goal is that we would be equipped to help one another grow to maturity and become the people, and the church, that Jesus intends us to be. This session of the Valley Springs Series Series will help you discover more about your spiritual gifts and will help you know the various areas where you might be able to serve and what might be a good fit for you.
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
JOIN A SMALL GROUP
Small Groups are the place where the Bible is discussed and applied in a non-threatening atmosphere, where questions can be asked and stories can be told, where you can be yourself and form real relationships, and where you can receive support and encouragement right where you are in life. Check out our small groups.
One of the best ways to help you navigate where you can serve is to take the “Serving” session of the Valley Springs Series. Another way to get started is to talk with a Small Group leader or one of our staff, who can help you figure out what might be a good fit for you and show you how to get started.
We would love for you to have a safe place to develop potentially life-long friendships as you choose while trying to figure out how to follow Jesus and be a part of Valley Springs. We believe that attending church services together is not enough for the relational needs we have, and hope you’ll find ways to get to know people you meet and be able to be known by someone, so as not to just be a face a crowd.