River Valley Mission Network
Monday, May 29, 2017
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Be a Part of a New Beginning!...
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New churches are needed to reach our fast growing area of Arizona! Experience has shown that new churches grow faster and reach more people than older, existing churches. We now have three cities in Mohave County - Kingman, Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City - designated as "micropolitan" cities due to their fast growth and unique characteristics. Church planting opportunities exist in Needles, Mohave Valley, Quartzsite, and Parker, with new works projected for Lake Havasu City area, the mesa area of Bullhead City, Kingman, and Peach Springs.
We thank you for your prayers and encouragement in helping our churches grow and develop into healthy bodies.
Check out opportunities to help birth these new churches...

Cowboy Church of Mohave County (Golden Valley) 
& River Valley Cowboy Church of Mohave Valley

Through the leadership of Pastor Roger Gorham, 15 acres of land have been secured debt free in Golden Valley undergoing construction of a pole barn, event arena, office facilities, and parsonage. The Golden Valley Work is sponsored by Golden Valley Baptist Church.
A second Cowboy Church (River Valley Cowboy Church) has been launched in the Mohave Valley area under the sponsorship of RiverPointe Church.The church had over 60 at last Saturday's arena horse riding clinic and chuckwagon meal and the wall had to be taken down in the office trailer so more can be seated for Sundays now! They have the arena in operation and ready to dig holes for a "barn."  They had 9 in new members class Sunday and three candidates for baptism with 6-10 more about to join. Their membership doubled last week.God is good all the time!

Set Free Fellowship, Needles, CA

River Valley Mission Network is a part of a major partnership with the Set Free Network in Yucaipa, California Baptist Convention, and the Inland Empire Association. This new church, which now meets in the old facilities of First Baptist Church is experiencing some awesome growth and in the first two years has baptized around 200 people so far. This new church has recently added a new women's home, ranch facility, and thrift store. This strategy includes this church becoming a "bub" for planting more Set Free churches in our area of Arizona as well as a new biker tabernacle church in the Needles/Bullhead City area.        

Mision de Quartzsite & Parker, Arizona

Pastor German Granillo and his wife, Connie, have a strong calling to church planting and are now giving strong leadership to new church plants in both the Quartzsite and Parker communities. These new churches are having weekly worship services, discipleship groups, and conducting special outreach events in these communities under the sponsorship of First Southern Blythe, Quartzsite Southern Baptist Church, and First Southern Baptist Church of Parker. God is blessing with a significant number of baptisms and we are seeing more men in these congregations being raised up as future leaders. Pastor Claudio Martinez is now the senior pastor at Primera Iglesia de Blythe from which these new churches have originated. Support is being provided from the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention, River Valley Mission Network, and the North American Mission Board.

Prison Yard Churches at Arizona State Prison, Kingman, Arizona

The strategy for our new Yard Churches incorporates a Church Planter School on each yard conducted by Church Planter Catalyst Tommy Thomas under the supervision of Senior Chaplain Chris Zeller. Basic Training Journey materials and units will be used to train inmates in the principles and approaches of Church Planting. The results of this training for inmates will be two-fold...to lead in the planting and establishment of yard church on their particular unit and to be qualified and prepared to plant a church upon release under the supervision of a sponsoring church pastor and partnership.Yard churches have already been established on North and Est Cerbat Units. Arizona State Prison presently has a population of over 5000 inmates.

Peach Springs Community Church


For many years outreach in events in the Peach Springs community have allowed us to cultivate efforts to start a new church in January of 2015. Plans include preview services, Family Fun Days, and the eventual launch of regular Sunday services by Easter under the sponsorship of First Southern Baptist Church of Kingman and Calvary Baptist Church, Lake Havasu City, and OneChurch of Conway, Arkansas. A core group of ten people, six Native American, are now meeting, praying, and making plans for the establishment of this new church.

Apartment Churches

Through the sponsorship of Calvary Baptist, Pastor David Arghir is laying the groundwork for an apartment church strategy in Lake Havasu City beginning with a first Apartment Community church and immediate plans for a second. This strategy will eventually be expanded to include Bullhead City and Kingman.

Beyond Our River Valley Area...

The churches of the River Valley Mission Network are also church planting partners in Aletheia Church in Sedona and the Silent Hope Deaf Church in Phoenix. Beginning in January 2015 the church planting region for Missionary Tommy Thomas will expand to include all of Northern Arizona. We see this as an expansion of River Valley's Church Planting strategy.

The number of churches in the River Valley Mission Network has increased from 12 to 30 in the last 20 years with at least 15 new church plants. God has blessed us with strong partners in the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention and the North American Mission Board. In addition to the faithful giving we receive from our churches, individuals can also give to our New Work Fund. This fund greatly helps our overall budget and 100% of these monies go directly to the support of ALL our new church plants. Support for the New Work Fund can be sent directly to the River Valley Mission Network. Church Planters are also available to come and speak at your church and share how your prayers and support are making a difference.
For more information on future projects starts, please contact the RVMN office.