Eagle River Valley Church Prepares for Growth
The members of the Eagle River Valley Church recently had a work bee to prepare their church for new-member growth. They were pleased to work side by side with their active membership and several who were not members of the Eagle River Valley Church.
Cleaning the church office revealed a rich church history, including a church school active in the late 1980s/early 1990s. Also found was a copy of the cancelled church mortgage—evidence of faithfulness on the part of Eagle River members to pay off their building.
But a work bee is not an end in itself. The cleaning of the building was done to begin building momentum for soul-winning in the church. Shelves were cleared in the office to make way for the Discover Bible lesson guides to be used in evangelism. Brush was cleared away from the outside of the building in preparation for a future building project in order to make more room for those who will join the church. A new extension was built for the pulpit in the sanctuary for the preaching of God’s word. And new telephone poles will soon be used to put lights in the parking lot.
Eagle River, a bedroom community of Anchorage, is one of the fastest growing areas of Alaska. The harvest potential is great. Pray for the Eagle River Valley Church as we seek to build up God’s Kingdom.