Big Valley Grace is a church that believes in actively reaching people in Modesto and the surrounding communities with the love of Jesus through compassion efforts, training church leaders and multiplying churches.
Several times a year we offer opportunities to reach our local community.
Bags of Grace is a Reach Ministry event that provides a 1 gallon plastic bag filled with basic items to help a person without a home. Each January, we would like to challenge our attenders and visitors to distribute a Bag of Grace to someone they encounter on the street, bringing joy to a person who might be going through a difficult time.
Bags may have some or all of the following examples:
- Gospel of John Bible
- travel shampoo
- travel tissues
- travel sanitizer
- socks and/or beanie cap
- granola bar
- bottle of water
- lip balm
- adhesive bandages
For information about Kicks 4 Kids shoe drive and how you can become involved throughout the year, contact Reach
Perspectives is a fifteen week class designed around four vantage points or “perspectives” — Biblical, Historical, Cultural and Strategic. Each one highlights different aspects of God’s global purpose. Discover what God is doing around the world and find your part in His purposes through this life-changing course. To find out more about Perspectives and how you can become involved, visit Perspectives Home Page or sign up online at Perspectives Registration for upcoming classes in 2016.
Every fall, Reach Ministry hosts our Global and Local Partners during our Reach Conference event, spotlighting and blessing the missionaries as they gather at Big Valley Grace to inform our church family about their various organizations and ministries to reach different cultures and communities through compassion ministry, Biblical teaching and Christian materials.
We incorporate our partners into several BVG on-site ministries, home growth groups and throughout the Weekend Gatherings. During our weekend events, we encourage our BVG family to stop by the various tables to meet our local and global missions partners, learn about their organizations and find out how to help and be involved in practical ways, including prayer, regular correspondence, financial support, short-term trips and other opportunities.
We also recommend visiting our Reach Partner Prayer Page to become acquainted with our partners’ updated prayer needs and praises.
Learn how you can become effectively trained in sharing your faith regularly with others. SEEDS class will guide you through a student handbook (using Everyday Evangelism materials) and provide you the tools necessary to feeling comfortable evangelizing with anyone…anywhere.
The eight week class will meet in the evenings (once a week) and form three-person visitation teams after each classroom session. In class sessions, students are taught how to share their faith with confidence and each team has an experienced, trained leader to help along the way with mentoring and on-the-job training/demonstration. Gradually you will gain confidence and experience God’s ability to use you to bring others to Christ.
To find out how you can join a class, please visit SEEDS Class for session details and registration opportunities.
Thanksgiving Reach is a family-friendly event and a wonderful way to be a blessing during the holiday season. On the day of our event, we are always in need of available volunteers to help with distribution and prayer teams. If you would like further details on how you, your family and friends can volunteer with this amazing ministry, please contact Katie Fuentes to find out details.
Reach Local Partners
There are many local ministries that we partner with and support on a regular basis.
Advancing Vibrant Communities, Inc. was formed by a pastor and business leaders with a burning vision to see the church and faith-based organizations meet the needs and heal the hurts that are crying out for help in each of our communities.
Since 1948, Modesto Gospel Mission has provided nutritious meals, warm beds, and a place of safety for thousands of poor and homeless men, women, boys and girls.
The greatest way you can support our Reach Local Partners is through prayer. Please visit our Reach Partners Prayer Page for more information on how you can specifically be praying.