Missional Communities (MCs) are smaller gatherings of people where shepherding, fellowship and mission collide. They are a place for us to live life on mission together. A Missional Community is NOT primarily a Bible study, support group, social activist group, or simply a weekly meeting. While these things may be a part of them, their primary purpose is to see the neighborhoods where they meet changed by the Gospel as it is lived out in community and those involved discipled in the life of Jesus.
The PVCC Marriage Ministry is committed to helping couples in all stages of the Christian Marriage. We have put together an offensive strategy, teaching a Grace-Based approach to a Christ-Centered marriage. We offer pre-marital classes, an 18-week group “intensive, and a quarterly Marriage Coaching group and individual counseling. It’s our hope and prayer that we can make our homes filled with joy and pleasure so that marriage is no longer seen as a restrictive, boring, institution but is seen as a pleasurable, joyful, grace-filled institution.
We look to the New Testament to see the purpose and pattern of the churches that Jesus and His apostles began. One thing that stands out is continued growth and expansion in areas both near and far with the Gospel and the establishment of new churches. We desire to see new leaders raised up from within our church to leave us and start new works in areas that need more Gospel presence for those who are unchurched. Since 2014 we have helped launch the following new churches/church starts:
New Circle Church – Indianapolis, IN – led by Pastor Barry Rager
Gospel Community Church – Owensboro, KY – led by Pastor Danny Hinton
Harvest Church of Calhoun – Calhoun, KY – led by Pastor Will Troutman
We partner with both the Sojourn Network and the Cooperative Program of the Southern Baptist Convention in order to plant new churches across our nation and the world.
It has always been the plan of God to fill the whole earth with his glory. After Jesus was raised he commissioned his church to go and make disciples of all nations, baptize them, and teach them to obey all that he commanded. We desire to make disciples who are burdened and committed to make disciples everywhere, including the hardest places on earth.
We consider it an amazing privilege to leverage our time, money, and resources to make disciples, raise up leaders, and plant churches in as many unreached places as possible.
PVCC is currently:
- Planting churches in Northeast Thailand among the Thai Nyaw people.
- Caring for orphans alongside LifeSong in Bercy, Haiti.
- Partnering with Southern Baptists to send missionaries all over the world through the International Mission Board.
- Training local pastors in mission fields across the globe through Reaching and Teaching ministries.
At Pleasant Valley, one of our greatest passions is to care for orphans, whether through adoption, mentoring (through MentorKids Kentucky), foster care, or praying for and financially supporting others to adopt. We also partner with CareNet to care for the unborn. We were all spiritual orphans once, abandoned and hopeless until we were rescued and adopted as sons and daughters of the Father. In the same way, we want to live out this Gospel by loving, caring for, and adopting children in desperate situations into our families to the glory of God.
Through our partnership with Lifesong, an organization working to care for orphans in literally every corner of the world, we have a fund set aside to assist members of our body in overcoming the financial burdens of adoption. If you are a member of Pleasant Valley and have completed your home study, we strongly encourage you to contact the church office and fill out a Titus Fund application.
We love kids at Pleasant Valley, and this love is displayed through our commitment to Gospel-centered service and ministry to the children and families our city. While we have a number of events and activities for children to get involved with, our approach to children’s ministry is unique in that we are not primarily program-driven. We focus on teaching and discipling each child so that they might come to hear and respond to the Gospel and become lifelong followers and lovers of Jesus with a passion to make a difference in our world. This is our vision, and we have a lot of fun in the process!
We also embrace a family-equipping model of ministry. We believe that the Bible clearly teaches that it is a parent’s responsibility to be the primary evangelist and discipler of their children. We want to do everything we can do to come alongside parents, encouraging and equipping them for the work of ministry that is to start in their homes. From teaching through curriculum designed for the whole family to the family-oriented nature of most children’s events, we love seeing families thrive and function the way they were meant to.
Here is a brief snapshot of our normal Children’s activities:
Sunday 9:00 and 11:00am – Children’s Classes—Preschool-5th grade
Classes run simultaneously with both of our Sunday Morning Gatherings. Check-in begins 10 minutes before each service begins.
Wednesday 6:30-8:00pm— Valley Kids!—Preschool-5th Grade
A fun, age appropriate, VBS-like format with games, crafts, and Bible teaching.
We also hold special events throughout the year like: Daddy-Daughter Date Night, Mother-Son Bowling, Father-Son Campout, Fall Fest, Pool Parties, Movie Nights, etc.
The Student Ministry at Pleasant Valley exists to see teenagers grow through missional living, deep discipleship, and sharing the Gospel. Students have a unique opportunity in their stage of life to make an impact for Christ and see their schools and our city changed by the Gospel. We want to see students coming to know Jesus, growing deeper in their relationship with Him, and getting on mission to see the love of Christ transform our community.
“When the younger generation begins to see their schedules and relationships through the lens of God’s mission instead of their comfort…When those who have been found by Jesus go and find others …When we drink in deeply the grace Jesus has poured out onto us…We cannot help but live as people who are sent to pour out that very grace onto those God has placed around us.”
Here is a typical week in the life of the Student Ministry at Pleasant Valley:
Sunday 9:00am—Middle School Sunday School Class
For students 6-8th grade.
Sunday 9:00am—High School Boys and Girls Small Groups
For students 9th-12th grade.
Wednesday 6:30-8:00pm—Wednesday Night Youth (#WNY)
A time of worship, teaching, small-group community, discipleship, and fun. For students 6-12th Grade.
We also go to conferences and camps throughout the year and have lots of fun activities and time to hang out.
Music is an amazing gift from God. It stirs our affections and plants truth deep into our hearts. We want to serve our people with music that is filled with truth, is centered on and shaped by the Gospel, and is done as excellently as we know how.
For more information about music at Pleasant Valley or to find out how you can be a part of the team, click the button below.