I wanted to remind you of the Metamorphosis Men’s Retreat coming up on May 3-5 at Lost Canyon in Williams, Arizona. The cost is $135 per attender. You can learn more on the website at www.mmraz.org. The speaker this year is Rod Handley a national speaker who has done a great deal of ministry with sports teams, FCA, Men’s Ministries and more. The music will be handled by Austin Ryan, long term friend of the AZSBC.
This event is put together by First Baptist Church, Ft. Mojave and it would encourage us if other churches in our association stepped in and were blessed by the event. As of yet the enrollment has been lagging well behind expectations. So I would appreciate all the support you can offer.
It is possible for you to register and attend without your church coming as a group, but you will have a better experience if you come as a group.
You can register and pay online in either case.
Now is the time to act on this as T-shirts will be ordered on April 5. Only those individuals who are fully paid will be included in the shirt order.
As always you can contact me with questions, updates, or concerns. Cell 928-727-9024, Email [email protected], or the contact us page of the website www.mmraz.org. All forms, and a bunch of publicity tools are available on the website.
During our annual Celebration of Churches, held this year at Set Free in Needles on February 9th, 2019, it was voted upon unanimously that we would welcome Dr. Bruce Cannon from Billings, Montana as River Valley’s new Network Director. As Pastor Chip has done an amazing job as Interim Network Director, beginning sometime in May Dr. Bruce Cannon will move down to Kingman with his wife Sue to begin training with Pastor Chip.
Dr. Cannon leaves his job of ten years, the last seven serving as president of Yellowstone Christian College (SBC). Dr. Cannon’s formidable education includes a Bachelor’s, two Master’s, as well as a Doctor of Education. Dr. Cannon and Sue have served oversees in two separate mission opportunities to the Jordan/Syria regions. Dr. Cannon feels his next step in life is to assist the multiple pastors we have in our association. Dr. Cannon has said:
Two ideas motivate me in this work. First, there is always too much work for pastors. When there’s a team, even if it’s just two, greater return for the kingdom is dramatically increased. I want to be that support for pastors when needed. Second, pastoring can be lonely, frustrating, and discouraging. Pastors need a friend, sometimes outside their congregation. I care. I want to be a friend in tough times. Whatever the circumstance, my door is open, my phone is on, and my car is gassed.
River Valley Mission Network is excited to move forward with Dr. Cannon while at the same time feel deeply indebted to all the time and effort Pastor Chip has put in to guiding and leading us thus far. Praise to God and may he continue to grow his kingdom as we all work together!
We recently created an official River Valley Mission Network Facebook Page.
We would greatly appreciate it if you would like and follow that page. We will use this page to help communicate events, important information, and other content that we believe will help our network and your church succeed in its goals to introduce people to Jesus Christ.
Do you have an upcoming event or announcement that you would like other people to know about? Message us so we can put that on the River Valley Mission Network Facebook Page!