The number one way to reach people who do not know Jesus is to plant new churches. God is a sending God and He has always called those who follow Him, and His church, to go and reach people who are lost, hurting, and confused. That is what we do at The Valley Church. We desire to be a church IN the community and FOR the community. That is why we plan to plant another location of The Valley Church in the next few years.
Here and There
Our family of seven has been attending The Valley since we moved to Troy last October. Before the move, we prayed for God to place us in the church family He desires. Palngji had been doing research online and recommended we check out The Valley. The message that was shared during our first service was exactly what we needed to hear during this season. We knew The Valley would be a good fit for us.
We appreciate The Valley because we are encouraged not to only be hearers of the word, but also doers. Truth and action. Christ-like transformation is the core value of our family’s mission. We are thankful to be plugged into a church family who will lovingly challenge and encourage us to reach the lost and represent Jesus to the world. God has completely transformed our lives and took two people from completely different backgrounds to become one in Christ through marriage. Jen’s prayer, as we moved and started to attend The Valley was, “Lord put us in the center of Your will”. The Lord has shifted us a lot. He has used messages preached, conversations from new relationships and has tugged at our hearts to shift our focus to living aligned with Him. We are excited for the future at The Valley as we can see God’s hand upon it. With five children, our prayer is for them to grow and have a firm foundation of their identity in Christ. We do know this starts at home; however we are beyond blessed to have the people of The Valley to come alongside us as we seek to follow the Lord with all our heart, mind, soul and strength. We see the Lord continuing to do a great work in us and having that ripple into many as we all seek to bring honor and glory to God.
~ Palngji and Jennifer
We love The Valley because of the people. We have felt welcomed since the first Sunday we decided to visit. Here we are over a year later and we feel so blessed. We have met so many amazing people and have developed treasured friendships. God has been so good to us this past year, with getting married and having a healthy pregnancy. We are excited to raise our kids in the Valley community and can’t wait for what the future holds!
~ Nate and Lexi
We love The Valley Church because it provides a welcoming environment, opportunities to get involved in serving and its dedicated focus on the children’s ministry. God has moved in many ways for our family since attending The Valley. The biggest has been my husband and I being baptized. Not only were we able to experience this together, but we were able to do this in front of our children. We continually pray for God to help us be good examples and lead our children to know and grow in a relationship with God. We are excited to continue growing in our faith, watching our kids do the same and to make serving in our community a family priority.
~ Grant, Andrea, Mia, Peyton, and Luke
We love The Valley Church for so many reasons, but the main reason is because we hear the Word preached in a way that is relatable and is the truth. The staff at The Valley is not scared to tackle the hard topics, and they do so with love. We also love The Valley because of the children’s ministry. Our kids genuinely love coming to church and just having fun learning about Christ. And after coming to the Valley consistently for over four years, it really feels like home. We enjoy seeing people we have come to know over that time each Sunday. And we know that we can depend on those around us in our church family if we are ever in need. It has been amazing seeing how God is using our family to spread the Word of Christ. Marty has been leading the Alpha ministry at the county jail and has seen some lives being gradually transformed. Janelle has been deepening her relationship with Jesus through some tough times and has been able to hear his voice more. John and Leah have been known to sing worship songs (loudly) in public and have been praying at neighbor’s houses before eating their food. It is in those little moments, that we can see and feel Christ working in our lives. We are excited to see what the Lord has in store for us in the future and how we can continue to be the hands and feet of Jesus!
~ Marty, Janelle, John, Leah, and Noah
I (Erica) began attending the Valley in early 2019, and from the moment I entered the doors I felt welcome and accepted. I’ve been coming back ever since, now with my family. I love that The Valley upholds the value, come as you are. We feel that no matter what we are facing and how we are feeling we can enter the doors confident that we are where we belong. Sebastian said he loves learning about Jesus and having fun doing it! Dustin and I love hearing about his day on Sundays after service. God has done some pretty amazing things in my life, he brought me my wonderful husband and family and continues to provide for us every day! We are excited to experience our family’s growth and to continue our relationship with Jesus. Sebastian is excited for the new and expanded kid’s ministry that is coming! We are so grateful to have The Valley in our lives.
~ Dustin, Erica, and Sebastian