Missions Moments

March 7, 2019

Join us March 17th for a Mission Trip Interest Meeting!

Is the Holy Spirit tugging at your heart, urging you to say "YES" to go on a mission trip? If you are interested in learning more about a specific trip or all the trips in general, please join us in the Theater on Sunday, March 17, at Noon for a mission trip interest meeting. Lunch will be provided for all those who RSVP to Angie Fine at afine@valleydale.org.

WorldReach Celebration Update

Once again another WorldReach has come and gone, but the good news is missions last all year at Valleydale! This past week was an exciting time to reflect on all that God is doing from Alabama to Asia. More than 400 of us gathered on Wednesday night to hear how God is overcoming Satan's attempts to stop the advance of the Gospel. Nearly 450 of us learned more about Disaster Relief and how we can be a part of this vital ministry when disasters strike. We are excited that over 300 people made commitments on Sunday to Pray, Give, or Go. God is moving at Valleydale and calling His people to participate across the globe as we see the Gospel go forth. You haven't missed your opportunity to get plugged in. You can still make commitments and you can join us in the next step after WorldReach as we hold Trip Interest Meetings on March 17 immediately following the 10:45 worship service (RSVP info above!)

Disaster Relief Training at Valleydale!

Did you attend the Disaster Relief Encounter during WorldReach Celebration week and decide that you want to make your service with Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief "official"? Valleydale Church is hosting a training weekend April 25-27. For more information about Disaster Relief, email Joe Long at wjlong1953@gmail.com.


Visit the State Disaster Relief website by clicking here. You will find information on current training classes.

Article on Disaster Relief + March 3 Tornadoes

Read this article that describes the relief aids Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief is doing in recovery and cleanup of Beauregard and other areas hit by the March 3 tornadoes.

Did You Know...

There are 3 missions teams leaving within the next month?!

Please keep these teams in your prayers as they go out into the nations to share the Good News!

  1. March 9-17 - Joseph Anderson is leading a team of 10 college students/young adults to London where they will work with Nathan Howard, pastor of Enfield Town Community Church. This team will come alongside Nathan to assist in the early stages of a new church plant.
  2. March 28 - April 4 - Brandon Mallette is leading a team of 8 to Armenia where they will distribute SD cards containing the Bible and other resources to Central Asians traveling outside their country for vacation.
  3. April 3-13 - Rob Compton will lead a team of 3 men to Nepal where they will share the gospel with unreached people groups and have the opportunity to encourage local believers and workers.

Welcome Baby Girl Presten!

Ben & Tiffany Presten welcomed a baby girl, Amelia Grace, on March 1 at 5:01 PM. Amelia was 7lbs, 4oz, and 21in!


Ben and Tiffany are church planters in Burlington, VT where Ben pastors New King Church. The Presten family is doing well! Thank you for your prayers!

2019 Mission Trips

  • Huntsville, AL - Dates are TBD - Patrick Sawyer and Alan Renfroe will lead a Men's Construction trip to help Tim Milner continue renovation on their new church building. For more information on how to join this team email Patrick at psawyer@valleydale.org
  • London - March 9 -17, 2019. Valleydale is sending a team of college students to work with Nathan Howard, pastor of Enfield Town Community Church in the London neighborhood of Enfield. This team will assist in the early stages of a new church being planted by Enfield Town Community Church. Contact Ross Robinson at rrobinson@valleydale.org for more information.
  • Armenia - March 28 - April 4, 2019. Valleydale will lead a team of 8-10 people for the 7th year to engage an unreached people group through the distribution of the Bible and other resources to Central Asians traveling outside their country for vacation. Contact Ross Robinson at rrobinson@valleydale.org for questions and more information.
  • Nepal - April 3-13, 2019. Valleydale will send a team of 4 men to Nepal to share the gospel to unreached people groups. To be a part of this team email Rob Compton at rcall4him@gmail.com
  • Brazil - May 25 - June 2, 2019. Valleydale's team will work with the local church body to construct a building for a local church through the Brazil Baptist Association. Additionally, the team will witness to local workers/community through daily devotion/prayer time and a dedication service.
  • Burlington, VT - May 28 - June 3, 2019. Valleydale will send a team of up to 10-12 people to Burlington to serve alongside New King Church. We will help New King Church with labor projects as they continue to renovate their new building. We will also help New King's leadership prepare and be ready to accept new believers through by setting a path for genuine discipleship. To be a part of this team email Lucius Guthrie at lguthrie@valleydale.org
  • Builders for Christ - June 3-7, 2019. Valleydale will send a team of men and women to Groton, Connecticut to build a 600-seat unattached sanctuary for Groton Bible Chapel. If you are interested in being on this team please email Ralph Harris at james21718@bellsouth.net.
  • Clarkston, GA - June 8-9, 2019. A Valleydale team will take a short trip to Reach the Nations to work with the church planter, Bill Johnson. For more information on this trip email Angie Graves at agraves@valleydale.org
  • Cuba - June 15-22. Josh Knierim will lead a team of Valleydale Students, Juniors & Seniors, to Cuba to serve with Servant Life.
  • New Orleans, LA - June 19-23, 2019. Valleydale will send a team of up to 40 people to work with Matthew Delaughter's church plant called Immanuel Community Church. This team will organize & work a football camp for the neighborhood youth of Treme. For more information on how to sign up for this trip email trip leaders Matthew & Kelsey Bryant mtbryant@southernco.com or Matt & Kristen Howard at mhoward04@gmail.com.
  • Moldova - June 27 - July 6, 2019. Valleydale will send a team of men and women to help plant a church in a village that is without a gospel-teaching church. This team will facilitate a medical clinic, as well as a VBS for the children in the village. To join this team email Ross Robinson at rrobinson@valleydale.org
  • Huntsville, AL - July 3-7, 2019. Valleydale will send families to Essential Church to work with Tim Milner. For more information about this trip email Lauren Weathers at the_weathers@yahoo.com
  • Clarkston, GA - August 17-18, 2019. A Valleydale team will take a short trip to Reach the Nations to work with the church planter, Bill Johnson. For more information on this trip email Angie Graves at agraves@valleydale.org
  • Washington DC - September 26-29, 2019. Valleydale will send a team of men and women to Washington DC where they will work with the NAMB church plant called Pillar DC. This team will work alongside Pillar DC to build community relationships through marketing strategies and through a street festival. There will also be an opportunity to serve a meal to the Marine community. This trip is great for families and adults of all ages. If you have served in the military this would be a really special trip for you to join! If you are interested in joining this team email Dawn Sawyer at dms717@hotmail.com
  • East Asia - Fall 2019. This trip boasts an exciting opportunity to engage with an unreached people group through evangelism, prayerwalking, and encouraging international workers and local believers. We will also explore some of God's most beautiful landscapes! For more information email Brett Mims at bmims@hotmail.com
  • Middle East - October 2019. The team will provide support and encouragement to our partners and local believers to further the gospel in an unreached people group. For more information email Ross Robinson rrobinson@valleydale.org
  • London - Dates are TBD. This team will continue laying the foundation for a new church plant in London. For more information email Ross Robinson rrobinson@valleydale.org
Mission Trip Application - Click Here

To access the mission trip paperwork click on the link. The link will direct you to the Missions Manual, where you will find all the paperwork on pages 15-22 (application, medical form, and release).

Mission Trip Background Check - Click Here

If you are going on a mission trip, please complete the background check by clicking on this link. The background checks are good for 4 years. Results are sent directly to the mission pastor, Ross Robinson.

Mission Trip Child Protection Training Video

If you are planning on going on a mission trip with Valleydale Church please be sure to watch this child protection training video before you go!