Connect

Chad Pippin

Romans 12:5, Acts 2:42, Ephesians 4:2

Big Valley Grace is a church that values connecting in authentic community, loving and supporting one another as we journey through life.  We believe that life is not meant to be lived alone.  We also understand that getting connected at a larger church can be difficult.  Connect exists to make this process as simple as possible.

One of our goals is connecting people in the community to our church family. When a new person or family comes to Big Valley Grace for the first time, we want them to know we are glad they are here. The volunteers at our Guest Services tables and the Welcome Center help visitors navigate our campus and answer any questions they may have.

Opportunities

There are many opportunities to connect at Big Valley Grace:

Located in the Lobby of the Worship Center, the Information Center provides pertinent help and guidance during your visit to our campus.  If you have any questions or needs, this should be the first place you visit!
Guest Services stations are located near entrances at Weekend Gatherings.  Guest Services  help visitors and first-time guests navigate Big Valley Grace by introducing you to our church campus, assisting families find ministries for children, and providing a Welcome Packet to let you know what is happening throughout the week.

The Welcome Center is located in the Lobby of the Worship Center.  After each of our Gatherings, someone from our Connect Team is there to welcome you to Big Valley Grace and provide a Welcome Packet to first-time guests.

Located in the main lobby of the Worship Center, Café Istoria offers a variety of espresso drinks (hot and iced), drip coffee, tea and pastries.  Stop by before and after a weekend gathering to enjoy great coffee and fellowship!
Located across from Cafe Istoria, the Ministry Wall allows ministry representatives to bring awareness and answer questions about their ministries and upcoming events.  If you need assistance registering for an upcoming event or just have questions, try the Ministry Wall.
We believe the Christian life is best lived in the context of community. In a small group, you will find a place to connect with other believers, study God’s Word and encourage one another as you pray, care and share with one another.

We’re a big church. “Big” is in our name.  At Discovery, you can find out how to connect with others, take a tour of the campus, learn about our core values, and begin the process of membership.  Discovery is taught by our Senior Pastor, Rick Countryman.

Many people have attended church all their lives, but have never understood or experienced the blessing and responsibility of church membership. At Big Valley Grace, Discovery is the first step to becoming involved in the life of the local church through church membership.

The Scriptures call each of us to participate as joyous members of His body, not to remain anonymous and disengaged attenders. A commitment to membership in the local body is a way to obey the command given in Hebrews 13:17:

“Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.”

Discovery meets the 1st Saturday of most months at 9 a.m. in The Venue.  To attend Discovery, please register for 1st Saturday.

We believe that prayer works!  The Elders and leaders of Big Valley Grace have committed to pray for the needs of our family members.  Each week the staff of Big Valley Grace gathers to pray for these requests.  Allow us to pray specifically for you by submitting a Prayer Request (below) or by filling out a Connect Card during one of our weekend gatherings.