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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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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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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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Deacons

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Deacon nomination process ...

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Gospel Witness and the Holiday Season

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Pastoral Word by Charlie Fernandez As we approach Thanksgiving and Christmas, we should begin thinking about how we will engage in Gospel conversations with strangers, friends, and family. This time of the year offers an increase of opportunities due to the meaning behind these holidays. The following are three reminders that will help you be a good steward of the opportu...

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Do We Long For Christ to Come Again?

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Pastoral Word by Blake Boys "When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: 'Death is swallowed up in victory.' 'O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?'The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory thro...

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Recommended Resource | Come Let Us Adore Him, by Paul Tripp

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"This story is so miraculous in every way that it could have only come out of the mind of God in eternity before the foundations of the earth were laid down by his mighty hand. It points to the divine imagination and screams the power of the divine hand. No man could write this plot and if he did, no man could expedite what he had written. This story is itself an argument ...

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Missionary Update | Lucio Stanisci

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Update from Rome...

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Delighting in the Trinity

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The Music Ministry team at Grace Church of the Valley is currently reading through Delighting in the Trinity by Michael Reeves. One of the reasons we are doing this is so that the worship leaders at GCV can have a better understanding of who God is and what he is like. As our worship leaders unpack more about who God is, it is easier for us to magnify his greatness and cal...

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Missionary Update | Erion Dielli

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Dielli FamilyPogradec, Albania Our summer is almost over here in Albania. The public schools start back on Monday. Our summer project comes to an end tomorrow. We had around 40 youth volunteering at the church all summer long. Helping out at camps, festivals, VBS programs, and any other things that needed to be done. We were blessed to have several groups from America com...

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