Friday, July 4, 2014

“Come To A Church Where You’ll Feel Like You’re Part Of A Bigger Family ― Where You Can Grow Spiritually, Use Your Talents, And Worship on a More Personal Level!”

From the Desk of Deacon Mark Ellis:

Dear Friends,

            You may think that a little church like ours would aspire to compete with the bigger Baptist churches in the area. You would be wrong. We know we’re in an area that has a limited population, and is separated from one of Kentucky’s largest cities by a river.  However, for every disadvantage, there are the opposite seeds of advantage. 

            In large churches, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd and become anonymous.  Many times, believers in Christ will attend a church without anyone knowing who they are, much less trials and challenges those members may be facing.

            At Valley View Baptist Church, we know each other. Because we’re in a smaller community, our church has the advantage of an intimate, more personal congregation.  We have a closer bond with our body of believers.  We know each other; where we all live, our values, needs and the interests of our members and their families.

We’re A Church Family And So Much More!

Spiritual fellowship is a big part of our church.  It is not uncommon to see members setting up individual Bible studies, going out together, or visiting one and other in their homes.     
Being a smaller church means that we are more flexible, too.  It’s so much easier to let our members know anything new or important that is happening.  Our congregation is more connected, able to talk and act quickly during special events or emergencies.

Even though large, modernized churches are moving to a very casual approach to their services, we embrace the heritage of a formal setting.  However, because we’re smaller, we can be flexible with our approach.  It’s not uncommon to take special prayers and sing hymns for individuals and families in need.

            We don’t have slick presentations with “entertainment value” added distractions, and our Sunday service isn’t cut short by a digital clock. Our worship is spontaneous as The Lord leads us in His time, with care taken for the consideration of our members.
            Our pastor is James Ashcraft, and when you visit our church he’ll personally greet you, and learn a little bit about you and your family.  Pastor Jim has been with our church for several years, and his mission has been to serve the spiritual needs of our community.

 Since we’re not a large organization, he has been able to focus on the desires, requests and divine basics of our assembly.  He isn’t burdened with the task of running the administration of a large, complex organization.  Personal evangelism, Bible studies, and the message of Christ is the epicenter of Valley View Baptist Church, not paperwork.

The One Resource We Can’t Afford To Waste…
There’s always something to do in our church and community.  Whether it’s helping our youth learn about gardening, or becoming a part of our music ministry, there is always a place where your hand, heart and mind can be of use. As a matter of fact, the one resource that we can’t waste is your talent!

Since we don’t have a large body to draw on, and we’ve so much to do, any gift or ability that you could contribute would be welcomed. Active participation is vital to our mission.

Valley View Baptist Church ― Taking The “3 M’s” Very Seriously!

Even though we are not a large denomination, we take the Mission, Ministry and Message of Christ very seriously.  Serving your spiritual life and the needs of your family is the most important role of our body.

As stated in Matthew 28:19-20, (19) “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (20) and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

The Time For You To Visit Us Is Now!

If there’s a hole in your spiritual life, or you’re looking for a more intimate church family, the time to visit our church is right now. The spiritual protection of you and your family is vital in this day and age.  All you have to do is pick up a newspaper, or watch TV to see the temptations, dangers and moral decline that surround us.  You and your family need to have a firm moral ground, and support that a church family can give you. 

  Come to our Sunday morning worship service, meet our members, and get involved.   You have absolutely nothing to lose, and so much to gain. You may find that we are just the church that you’ve been looking for!

God Bless,

Mark T. Ellis
Valley View Baptist Church

Service Times

Sunday School: 10:00 AM
Sunday Service: 11:00 AM