We Need You

We really do need each of you reading this email to step up and step in and become an integral part of what God is doing at VLC! Click HERE to hear me provide some announcements via video! We want to continue to remind you of all that is happening and how you can get involved serving the body of Christ.
A few specific areas where we need people to prayerfully consider getting engaged is the sound ministry and Hope 1:27 (foster and adoption ministry) as it relates to the inauguration of the CarePortal. The training for the CarePortal will take place this coming Tuesday night at 8 p.m. via zoom (a change from the video announcement as well as previous emails). If you aren’t sure what CarePortal is you can watch THIS introductory video about it. Even if you aren’t sure of your availability and your level of involvement, just join the training because you will receive a lot of information and have a better understanding of how it works and how to plug into the ministry. To join get signed up and join the training then text the word CARE to 832-688-5235 and we will then provide you with a zoom link for this coming Tuesday’s training. Thanks so much!!
The other need is for additional sound volunteers meaning people to run the sound board during the worship service. Next week we will install a brand new soundboard and so now is the time to jump in and get involved as we need you and we will train you! This is an exciting time for our church family! If you wish to signup to join the sound team then please click HERE and fill out the form.
The baptisms a couple weeks ago were great, but there are more to come! If you haven’t been baptized since coming to faith in the Lord Jesus, then please join us in a baptism class on June 6 and June 13 at 9 a.m. prior to the worship service. The baptisms themselves will take place on June 20. If this information has peaked your interest then please signup and plan to join us beginning on June 6 at 9 a.m. To let us know of your interest please fill out THIS form.
While there is more information as you scroll down in this email, let me point out one more thing and that is the marriage conference June 18-19. We need you to register for this event so click HERE and you will have the opportunity to signup.
Grace and peace to you all and I look forward to seeing you this weekend!
To complete the self-assessment and sign up for a discipleship group click HERE.)
Additional reading/watching:
Greg Koukl explains why pronouns matter an awful lot. “Here is what is at stake with those simple little words. We are being besieged by a worldview that is completely foreign to Jesus’ view of reality. According to this view, reality is not ‘out there’ in God’s world, but ‘in here’ in the internal world of feelings and personal beliefs.”
“In the midst of this morass, Christians are given a command that may seem impossible. We are told to have pure minds, holy minds, minds that have been supernaturally renewed by the Spirit of God so they now treasure what God treasures and abhor what God abhors.” – Tim Challies
In light of the message for this coming Sunday on being ready for the return of Christ, you’ll be encouraged by this article from Joni Eareckson Tada. “On the morning of my wedding, my helpers laid me on a couch in the church’s bridal salon to dress me in my gown. They heaved and shifted my paralyzed body this way and that, trying to fit me into it, but when I sat back in my wheelchair, I groaned. In the mirror, I looked like a float in the Rose Parade.”