Although today is not the beginning officially, I thought it would be good to start the posting now. Valley Well ministries is a new church that will be entering the community of Brandon, MB as of June 2011. My wife Laurie and I have a home already waiting for us and are currently in the process of discovering what building this new church will occupy.
When I say new, I do mean new. We are a church that is unlike any you have seen before. When you show up for the first time you will see the following: 1. Outside - motorcycles, 2. bikers socializing (possibly while smoking a cigarette), 3. Entering the doors - a door greeter that looks more like a bouncer than a "Christian", 4. Inside - people dressed as they would always dress, noone putting on their 'Sunday best' (unless that means their favorite t-shirt and jeans), and 5. a friendliness and sense of care and compassion that is rare yet most desirable.
We are currently 2 months away from the first day of many to come, financing is getting put in place, current jobs are being properly departed with notice, and paper work is being signed.
Once we are there you will see us in the soup kitchen, food banks (eventually running one ourselves), meeting with inmates and psych patients, and with an invitation to join us once a week for our faith-based 12 step program "Celebrate Recovery".
Laurie and I look forward to meeting you, and if you have any questions or would like to know where we are coming from or under who's guidance are we working have a look at the website links on the left side of this blog.
Blessings to you all!!