The Valley Church believes that every follower of Jesus is called to become a missionary, going where God sends them and doing what He asks them to do. Some will go across the room or across town while others may end up in a different state or even a different country. It may be as simple as encouraging a neighbor to come to church or sharing who Jesus is with a friend going through a hard time. It may also be as involved as starting a new work to reach out and share God's good news in a unique way. The Valley's emphasis is helping people find Jesus and begin living for Him. We then encourage each new believer to personally answer God's call on their lives and go find their mission field. Whatever they do, we believe the end result of missions must be lives changed through Jesus Christ. Every one of us is called to be a missionary....lets each find our place and get started.
Some from The Valley become involved in established local mission projects like the Bethany Center, Piqua Compassion Network, Compassionate Care, Grief Recovery, local school districts and others.
Piqua Compassion Network (PCN) is a local network of help for those who are in crisis or who want to overcome poverty. PCN focuses on "people and financial resources". To get involved with this local mission or for more information about how you can be involved in lifting up the community of Piqua, please call PCN at 778-8856 or visit www.pcncares.org.
Compassionate Care of Shelby County is a faith-based clinic that provides health care services to uninsured and under-insured residents of Shelby County, OH. If you would like more information on becoming a volunteer, please contact them at 937-492-9400 ext.102 or visit https://welovecompassionatecare.com/.
The Bethany Center provides nourishing meals and comfort to those whose circumstances have left them unemployed, on welfare and/or social security disability. Individuals who are willing to donate non-perishable food items, clothing and/or volunteer their services to the Bethany Center are asked to call 937-615-9762.
The Valley also endeavors to take care of those with unexpected needs. Many from The Valley have mobilized during the aftermath of natural disasters. We filled a truck with much-needed supplies for the victims of a tornado that devastated West Liberty, KY in 2012 and again when Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, TX in 2017. The need was much closer in 2019 when Dayton and other areas of the Miami Valley were hit by tornadoes. Teams from The Valley helped with the cleanup efforts.
Groups from The Valley Church go on short-term trips to Honduras and Cuba annually. Our goal is to partner with the people and churches there to share the good news, learn how to better serve others and show Christ's love! Those who don’t travel are often involved in fundraising to support the spread of the Gospel in these areas, including building churches and supporting pastors and other families in need.
The Honduras Project
As part of The Valley Church’s ten-year partnership with the Honduran church in Northern Honduras, we have partnered with the church there to build a pastoral training center to raise up pastors and leaders, and are working to construct 5 new churches for growing new and congregations by 2023. The goal is to train and develop new pastors and then come alongside them to launch new churches that will reach new people. The ultimate goal is to see lives changed by Christ and the church strengthened! The training center and churches in La Ceiba and Saba along with housing for the pastors who lead them are completed. Building projects have been started in Miramar and La Confianza with resources we have given. Great relationships have been developed and the church there is encouraged!
Help one of our Honduras Partner Churches
La Confianza is a growing church with young families that is running out of space. It will take $25,000 to build an addition, making room for a lot more young families. The good news is that someone has committed $12,500 towards the project! If you want to be part of this great effort to help us reach the $12,500 needed to finish the project, just use the TVC App or click Give on the web page and select La Confianza. If we all do something - we can help this congregation change their city! https://thevalley.church/give
Upcoming Mission Trips
Join Paul and Mary Jetter on a trip to Cuba to encourage and pray with pastors, perhaps work a day or two at a church project, worship with the Cubans, hear their stories of faith in difficult times and returned home energized in your faith. The cost of the trip is $800 plus airfare. A $100 deposit, payable to TVC, is required to hold a spot. Passport info and deposits are due by October 1. If you are interested, please email Paul Jetter (email@example.com) to sign up or for more details.
Want to be a part of this movement of God? Join a short-term mission team as they go to work alongside, encourage and strengthen our partner churches in Honduras. The next trip is in Summer, 2020, and the cost of the trip is approximately $1,400 (depending on airfare prices). You can reserve a spot by making a $100 deposit on campus or at https://www.thevalley.church/Register-Payments and marking it “Work & Witness”. Questions or need more info? Contact Rob Alexander at 937-418-0292.