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Weekend Worship Times

 

Main Campus

Saturday at 5:30 pm
Sunday at 8:15, 9:30, 11 AM
 

Valley Community Center

Maplenol Cafe
Sunday at 9:30 AM

Singles

SINGLE MOMS
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
(Valley Church - Dinner Provided at 6 pm)

Leader: Jennifer George

Starts January 10
Childcare: Register children 3 and under or awana for older kids
  
 

This Single Moms Life Group is for women of all ages who are looking to find rest, hope, and encouragement in a Christ-centered environment. This group provides the opportunity to share the ups and downs of single parenthood while developing meaningful, supportive relationships. Jennifer is mom to two rowdy boys. She loves writing, running, cooking, and working with kids.

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NO DOUBT  | SINGLE WOMEN 40+
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm (Valley Community Center)

Leader: Deb Hurley

Starts January 10
  
 

This Life Group is for women in their 40s and up who are single or single again. It is a place to cultivate deep friendships that are centered in God’s word. If you’re looking for a friendly, no pressure group, this Life Group is for you. The leader, Deb Hurley, has lived in Iowa for 35 years. Born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Deb has two children and five grandchildren. She is a National Power Tumbling and Trampoline judge, which keeps her busy during the winter weekends.

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YOUNG ADULTS
Sundays at 6:30 pm (Various Homes)

Leaders: JULIA LANTZ and Ian Willard

Ongoing
  
 

This is a Life Group of unmarried young men and women (mostly recent college graduates / 20s) focusing on Christ-centered community. We strive to grow in our understanding and obedience to the truths of God's word and build friendships in a way that extends beyond just meeting on Sunday nights.

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Women

YOUNG WOMEN - THE TABLE
Thursdays at 7 pm (Valley Church)

Enter on the Valley Stadium side of church

Leader: Karin Johnson

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Joe and Karin have four adult children. They have been attending Valley Church for over 20 years and have a heart to help young adults grow closer to God through His word and experience true community. We are a group of young adults who get together every week to learn, love, follow and do life together for the glory of God.

Follow @thetabledsm

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Men

YOUNG MEN - THE TABLE
Thursdays at 8:15 pm (Valley Church)

Enter on the Valley Stadium side of church

Leaders: Joe Johnson

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Joe and Karin have four adult children. They have been attending Valley Church for over 20 years and have a heart to help young adults grow closer to God through His word and experience true community. We are a group of young adults who get together every week to learn, love, follow and do life together for the glory of God.

Follow @thetabledsm

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Engaged & Newly Married

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm (Valley Community Center)

Leaders: Danny & Kristin Williams

Starts January 10
  
 

This Life Group is for engaged and newly married couples desiring to grow in their relationship with Christ and, with the support of others, to build a strong foundation for their marriages. This group is led by Danny and Kristin Williams who have been married for 18 years and have two children, ages 13 and 11. They have been in the Des Moines area for the past six years after relocating from Atlanta. Danny works in IT and Kristin is a stay-at-home mom. It is their desire that in the Life Group and in the important stage of life, you will find encouragement, a place to grow, and a chance to serve.

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Thursdays at 6:30 pm (Johnston/Urbandale)

Leaders: Jeff & Leslie Pepping

Starts January 11
  
Jeff and Leslie Pepping have been married for 24 years and in that time have moved a total of 7 times--so we are no strangers to starting fresh and getting connected to new communities and people! Our two daughters are graduating from college soon and starting their own life adventures. We have done our best to serve and glorify God in a number of ministries ranging from leading pre-school thru adult Life Groups and Bible studies to mission trips and serving in our communities. We also enjoy home improvement projects, kayaking, biking, and relaxing by a bonfire. We are very excited about getting to know the couples in this new Life Group.

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Young Families

Tuesdays at 6:30 pm (Johnston)

Leaders: Chris & Debbie Krusemark

Starts January 9
  
 

We're Chris and Debbie Krusemark. We have been married for 15 years and have been attending Valley since August 2015. We are the proud parents of four boys (two sets of twins) ages 9 and 7. Chris is in the Marine Corps and is currently stationed at Camp Dodge in the recruiting department. Debbie stays home and enjoys volunteering at school in the boys' classrooms and at church. We are lookiing forward to hosting a Life Group in a relaxed atmosphere where we can make new friendships and grow together spiritually. Childcare will be provided in some fashion based on need.

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Wednesdays at 6:30 pm (Valley Community Center)

Leaders: Jeremy & Amanda Dyvig

Starts January 10
Childcare: Register children 3 and under or awana for older kids
  
 

Jeremy & Amanda have been married for nearly 17 years. They are the parents of two amazing blessings, a 12-year-old daughter and a 9-year-old son. This Life Group is made up of families with school-aged children, with some of us moving into the hallowed grounds of middle school parents! That's one of the reasons we love being able to connect with other people in similar life stages, so we can study God's word together, strengthen each other, and encourage one another in our lives and in our walk with Him. We would love to have you join us.

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Leaders: Brian & Julie Moses

Starts January 10
  
 

Through the craziness of life (balancing careers, marriage, family, friends, and the other things), it is easy to lose focus on the greatest relationship: our relationship with God. This life group is a chance to share our lives together as we raise godly families. We will meet on Wednesday evening at the same time as AWANA and would love for you to join us. Brian and Julie have been married for 10 years and are the parents of two very active, young boys.

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Empty Nesters

Sundays at 9:30 am (Valley Church Office)

Leaders: Dave & Kathy Turnball

Ongoing
  
 

Dave and Kathy Turnball have two grown daughters and live in Indianola. We have attended Valley for about 10 years and enjoy our fellowship here. This Life Group is for couples or individuals in their 40s, 50s, and 60s that want to build solid Christian friendships in a smaller Sunday morning setting. We will discuss different topics when not following along with the Life Group study guides. Our desire is to have a group that loves Jesus and each other and is willing to pray for each other's needs while honoring Christ with our lifestyles.

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Wednesdays at 6:30 pm (Urbandale)

Leaders: Dan & Connie Anderson

Starts January 10
  
 

This Life Group is for couples looking to take a deep dive into God's amazing Word through studies that center on specific books of the Bible as well as relevant topical studies for couples in or close to the empty nester stage. We will focus on God's Word, developing relationships, prayer, and support. Dan has a Masters in Christian Leadership from Liberty University and has been leading groups with his wife Connie for almost 10 years in the San Diego area. They have been married for 31 years and have three sons in their mid to late 20s. Dan and Connie serve together on the Board of Directors of Momentum Europe, a ministry of CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ).

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Wednesdays at 6:30 pm (Waukee)

Leaders: Jerry & Renee Chiaramonte

Starts January 10
  
 

This Life Group works to build relationships and grow faith at the same time. Jerry and Renee, who lead the group, have three children and (almost) nine grandchildren! Jerry works for Life 107.1 radio and was previously a high school psychology teacher. Renee is a Newborn Intensive Care Nurse at Mercy Hospital.

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Grandparents

First Wednesdays at 11:30 am (Baker's Square - Clive)

Leaders: Dennis & Sharon Schultz

Starts January 10
  
 

Our Life Group exists to give grandparents an opportunity to share the challenges that accompany being a positive influence in the lives of their grandchildren. We celebrate the joys of grandparenthood, provide listening ears for one another, study God's Word together, pray for each other, and provide support when needing. Our Caring Grandparents Life Group meets for an hour and a half on the first Wednesday and third Friday of each month. Singles and couples are both welcome.

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