Discovering My "RE" word
January 10th, 2023
"...maybe the process of finding a word is less about the inner noise of self-doubt and more about the process of stillness and listening."...
God has Provided! First Goal Complete.
January 3rd, 2023
As of 12/31/2022 we have $23,000 in our operating account and a full Emergency Fund! God is working through you and your faithful giving. You are sharing his resources and it is already making a diffe...
It seems like God is already getting involved in RE:23
December 15th, 2022
As of right now (Thurs, 12/15), we have $15,800 in our operating account. We have officially met our first RE:23 goal! ...
Working Toward a Tithe
November 29th, 2022
Every year, my wife and I sit down to look at our expected income for the next year and re-adjust our tithe; but it wasn't always that way. When I first started, I gave... let's say, "spontaneously" (...
What is "RE:23"?
November 22nd, 2022
Why do we create margin in our lives?Well, simply put, life is unpredictable. Anything that resembles control or the ability to predict the future is an illusion. So, we trust God to provide and put i...
Financial Update October 2022
October 26th, 2022
Dear Church, As you are aware, we have been in a challenging financial season. At our community meeting on October 2nd, we saw that our giving was dramatically below budget, and without substantial ch...
Mid-Year Financial Update
July 14th, 2022
We have meaningful encounters with our creator and make a big difference in our community because of your partnership through giving, attendance, and service. Thank you for all you do. As you are draw...
Today I am Broken
May 25th, 2022
The deadly war in Ukraine, black bodies remaining to be unburied after the racist killing in our backyard, and now more slaughter of children. My heart can't take this. I feel so weak and helpless. I ...
New Features for the Valley Chapel App
May 4th, 2022
We are always looking for ways to break down barriers of connection and to resource you on your journey with God. We've tried moving some things around to make it even easier for you. Test it out, and...
New Things in Children's Ministry
May 4th, 2022
Valley Chapel has a long history of meaningful ministry for children thanks to the hard work and dedication of many volunteers, members, and the kiddos themselves. But, in a post-COVID world, life and...
What I Learned From Grieving in Public
March 14th, 2022
As humans, we inevitably will experience some sort of grief in our lives. Until then, we put our grief in a box, lock it with a key and place it on the highest shelf, hoping never to touch it. Only I ...
7 Phrases You Could Give up for Lent
March 3rd, 2022
The season of Lent is about preparing ourselves for Easter by reflecting on our deep need for God. One way this has traditionally been done is through various forms of fasting. Catholics, for example,...