You Can’t Connect To A Crowd
South Valley Community Church is committed to helping people grow in their relationship with God and with other believers. You can’t connect to a crowd. To be healthy, Christians need something more than the weekend worship experience. We offer a variety of Bible studies, discipleship classes and fellowship opportunities for adults of every age.
If you want to grow in your relationship with Jesus, you need to have intentional relationships with people who have the same goal. In a Community Group, eight to twelve adults meet regularly, usually for a year or more, to pursue spiritual growth and healthy relationships. You’ll be encouraged to live out the truths you discover in the Bible, as you encourage others to do the same.
We offer Community Groups in Lemoore, Hanford, the Island District, and NAS Lemoore.
What Are Community Groups?
Classes and Studies
In addition to our Community Groups we also offer a variety of short-term studies, classes and seminars throughout the year. While not intended to replace Community Groups, they are a great way to start experiencing community life. You’ll learn more about the Bible and begin building relationships.
CLASS Seminars: Our Christian Life And Service Seminars are offered each quarter. These seminars are designed to equip our members to live out the core values of South Valley Community Church.
Bible Study: We offer several mid-sized (30-60 people) Bible study opportunities include our Thursday night Bible study taught by Pastor Frank and our Women’s study on Wednesday morning. Both offer an in depth study of the Bible. Community Bible Study for women also meets at the church on Wednesday mornings. Learn more about CBS here
You CAN be free!
Celebrate Recovery is a Bible-based recovery study for those struggling with hurts (the pain we have suffered in our lives), habits (anything from drugs or alcohol addiction to watching too much TV!) and hangups (the thing that is keeping you from moving forward in your life. Fear and worry are two of the biggest!)
- Prescription and illicit drugs
- Guilt and Depression
Celebrate Recovery Meetings:
Friday at 7:00 PM (Dinner at 6:00 PM)
Step Meetings every Monday at 6:00 PM
This gathering provides a wonderful time of fellowship and a monthly potluck luncheon for our seniors. This luncheon takes place the second Tuesday of each month at 12:00 noon at the church.
Day trips or overnighter trips are special events that we do periodically throughout the year. Stay tuned for our next adventure!
Contact Evelyn Davison for more information about this group at 924-3296.
Mothers of Preschoolers:
MOPS groups are communities that strive to meet the needs of every mom with children from birth through kindergarten. MOPS recognizes that urban, suburban, and rural moms, stay-at-home and working moms, teen, single, and married moms all share a similar desire to be the very best moms they can be. MOPS groups can help!
MOPS groups are chartered through local faith-based organizations, including churches and parachurch ministries. While each group is different, the MOPS program is built on several foundational principles:
Community: MOPS provides an open, caring, and accepting atmosphere where women can come together to share this important season of life.
Mentoring: Mature women listen, encourage, and offer information and perspectives gained through experience.
Practical Instruction: Teaching focuses on areas of common interest, offering inspiration and information that is relevant to the life of a mother.
Leadership Development: MOPS groups are organized and run by mothers of preschoolers, as well as for mothers of preschoolers. Women who are involved in MOPS gain confidence in their leadership skills through the training and experience they receive from MOPS.
You are invited to a place designed specifically for you, a mother of preschoolers. Here you’ll experience authentic community, mothering support, personal growth and spiritual hope, all to help you be the best mom possible.
Meeting Times and Location:
MOPS meet on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month at 9:00am in the Chapel.
SVCC supports and values the commitment you have made to your family and our country! We hope that, by participating in this group, you will grow deeper in your faith through the topics that are shared, develop new friendships, and come away feeling a part of something special at SVCC. Military Connect encourages relationships through Community Groups and quarterly gatherings.
Several Community Groups meet weekly in Hanford, Lemoore, and at NAS Lemoore. Groups are the best way to build relationships and grow in your faith.
In addition to the weekly Community Groups, there are several social gatherings throughout the year. These informal and fun gatherings allow you to meet other military personnel who are wanting to grow in their relationship with God and other believers.
“Therefore, encourage one another and build each other up.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Prayer and Care
You’re NOT Alone; We’re Here To Help
Prayer Chain: Prayer needs can be submitted to the Pastoral staff and our team of prayer volunteers by phone or email. Online submissions can be marked confidential (for pastoral staff only). Unmarked concerns will be shared with the staff and other prayer team members.
Phone Chain – Suzie Lyon 924-8430
Email Chain email@example.com
Submit ONLINE (see form at right)
Emergency Aid: Assistance is available to members and regular attenders of South Valley. Limited resources are also available to those in need in the community. Same-day assistance is NOT available; there is an upto five day review period on all requests. Request forms are available at the church office and must be submitted in person.
Prayer and Care: This ministry assists new-comers, New Believers and Seekers find their way to the next spiritual step God has for their lives. An individual’s “next step” may be Connecting with the South Valley Family in CLASS #101 to know what we as a church family are all about; it could be baptism; or a decision to serve with this church family in one of our many ministry areas. Or it may be the most important step of all, a first time profession of trusting Christ as Savior and Lord of their life. Team members are available at the front of the auditorium after each service and in the south foyer room. Contact Annette at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.