We have prayerfully discerned that the LORD is preparing us to make a substantial investment to help many new families know God more deeply, love others more completely, and live life more fully. In the fall of 2020 we plan to add a Before & After School Care Program to primarily but not exclusively serve Shadow Lake and Cedar River Elementary Schools. We also plan to launch an Adoption & Foster Care Ministry to support families with adopted and fostered kids. By 2025, we plan to open a new physical space to meet the needs of our growing Maple Valley Christian Preschool (MVCP), KidVenture Children’s Ministry and RISE Youth Ministry, as well as additional mix-use classrooms and office space.
Lord willing, we will have leveraged our leadership, passion and resources to communicate the transformative love of God through authentic relationships and acts of compassion. We will witness God change lives, mend and strengthen families, and restore hundreds of people to full life through Jesus Christ. Guided by our core values of biblical integrity, intentional community and an outward focus at home and abroad, we will expand our discipleship ministry and extend our local outreach and global missions. While strengthening our financial and strategic support of current mission partners, in the winter of 2020 we will send a team to Mumbai, India in order to explore future short-term mission trips, sponsorship of school children, and a cross-cultural relationships with a new mission partner.
In the fall of 2019 we plan to launch a faith-based, marriage enrichment initiative that will help couples find more joy and happiness in their marriage relationships. And as we approach 2025, we plan to have started a dozen new small groups to create community for upwards of 180 people.
Together, we will be more missional in living our faith, relational in showing love to all people, passionate in imitating Jesus, and as our family of faith grows we will prayerfully discern the LORD’s direction in planting a new ECO church in our region.