Message from Dean 8/16/2020:
Dear Church Family,
For those of you who do not usually listen to the sermons online I want to share with you a recent decision that will affect my role and the leadership dynamics of our church. I am officially resigning as pastor of Valley Bible Fellowship. We are going to pursue an Elder led model of church leadership and ministry. As of now this would mean me holding the role of teaching elder which means I will still preach most Sundays. This decision will allow me to invest more time at Uplift Mountain as well as provide for a rich, Biblical, sustainable reality for the church.
As for the timeframe, I will be preaching next week and then will be gone for the month of September to return to preaching in October. The leadership has been navigating this for nearly a month now and they will use this time to consider the needs and opportunities for the church in the months ahead.
I want to encourage you to listen to the beginning of the sermon on 8/16. This is where I announce to the church my decision, some of what it means and some of what it does not mean. I think it would be helpful for all to listen to it.
Know that for me, some things will assuredly change but many of the essential realities of what binds us together will not change.
I love you all and am excited to see what God has in store for us as a church and also for the next season of ministry at Uplift Mountain.
Student Ministry Director
Building Use Manager