Items Available from Valley Center Congregation

Upon the recommendation of the members, the Valley Center congregation is being disorganized.  The final meeting was held on April 9.  The following items are available for sale to congregations and boards as part of the building sale process.  The congregation has...

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Reporting Elected & Sustained Congregation Leaders

Following a congregation conference (business meeting) at which the pastor and secretary are elected and the congregation financial officer, recorder, and historian are sustained, please submit the names of those taking on leadership roles so that the mission center...

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Needs and Wants – What’s Our Opportunity?

If our Christian stewardship is important to us, then the first thing we need to do is take care of ourselves and our family. The second thing we need to do is be prepared to take care of the rest of God's creation. We also must understand how to manage our personal...

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Stewardship and Generosity: Let’s Talk About It (part 2)

Stewardship and Generosity: Let's Talk About It (part 2) "Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”  He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the...

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Christ’s Mission in Our Community – Week of February 12, 2017

“Christ’s Mission is Our Mission” – If we truly believe this, then one of the most important questions to ask is, “What is Christ’s mission?” If we look back at what the Gospels tell us, we see that his priority was to bring the peace and love of God ("kingdom of...

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Stewardship and Generosity: Let’s Talk About It (part 1)

A few weeks ago, we talked about all the choices we make everyday in our lives.   And how those choices are what really define who we are as a person, and how it's a direct reflection of our stewardship.  I also mentioned that it seems like we rarely talk about...

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Sharing in the Round – Week of November 21, 2016

Many congregations periodically have dinners, so this week’s Leading Mission Tip may be particularly welcomed. It’s called “Sharing in the Round,” which can include not only eating, but also reflection and conversation about how the congregation can engage further in...

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