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Join the Team

At our church, we want to be a team committed to one another in unity. We believe so strongly in being unified in our vision and mission we offer our 101 class that enables you to meet and talk with church staff about who we are, what we believe in and how we are structured. Afterwards, you have the opportunity to join the church and officially become a part of the team. For your convenience, classes are offered each month. Childcare is available if requested. 

Small Groups

Jesus modeled for us the importance of a small group when He met with the twelve disciples. Small groups are an essential part of Christian growth. People will be best brought to wholeness and maturity within an environment that is safe and real. This best occurs when men and women commit to meeting weekly with each other. 

 

Volunteers

Volunteer

Every believer has been given specials gifts and abilities to help further God's Kingdom in the world. We believe everyone plays a part in being a minister in the church. We need people who are willing to give their time and talents to reach the world & make a difference. If you are looking for more ways to serve, please download the pamphlet to learn more, or fill out the Volunteer Form to learn about all of the opportunities we have available as well as getting connected with the right Leader or Ministry!  We are so grateful for all of our volunteers that work together as an extension of our church and God's ministry, reaching people for Jesus one person at a time!

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Volunteer Form

Thank you! We will be in touch.

Overcoming Grief and Finding Comfort

The Bible addresses grief and mourning with deep compassion and offers comfort and hope to those who are suffering. Here are several key themes and scriptures that illustrate the biblical perspective on grief:

 

Expression of Grief: The Bible doesn't shy away from expressions of deep sorrow and grief. Many of the Psalms are laments that express sadness, fear, and confusion. Psalm 34:18 states, "The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit," showing God's closeness to those in pain.

 

Comfort in Mourning: Comfort is a central promise to those who mourn. One of the most famous passages, Matthew 5:4 from the Beatitudes, says, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." This promise highlights the spiritual support and eventual consolation that believers can find through their faith.

 

Hope Beyond Grief: The Bible offers a message of hope that extends beyond the present suffering to a future where pain and grief will be no more. In Revelation 21:4, it is written, "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."

 

Examples of Grieving Figures: Many biblical figures express grief, demonstrating that it is a natural and human reaction to loss. For instance, King David mourned the death of his son Absalom intensely, as depicted in 2 Samuel 18:33. Jesus himself displayed grief when He wept at the tomb of His friend Lazarus in John 11:35.

 

Support and Community in Grief: The importance of community support during times of grief is emphasized. Romans 12:15 encourages believers to "Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn," highlighting the role of the community in sharing and alleviating individual grief.

 

Encouragement to Hope and Trust in God: Throughout the Psalms and other writings, individuals are encouraged to place their trust in God during times of distress. Psalm 42:11 exemplifies this, saying, "Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God."

We have collected some resources and information, listed below in our hopes to help guide you through this time.  First and foremost lean into God, dive into his word and in doing so his promises.  Reach out when you are in need.  We love you church.

Resources and Information

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Please take some time in the quiet of your week to write down some stories you would love to share on behalf of Pastor Gene, do not feel rushed in this endeavor, and bring them with you to the church to be dropped off.  You can click on the letter to the left to enlarge it and open a pop-up to download if you would like to save a copy for yourself. Thank You. 

You can watch the full memorial video on here or watch it on Vimeo.  

We also have included the Real Life Post Falls video for encouragement. 

  • 1 John 16:22 - "So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy."

Please click the button below to download the most recent letter from our Elders at RLMSV.

“Interim Pastoral and Administrative Support”

Reaching out

A GriefShare support group is a safe, welcoming place where people understand the difficult emotions of grief. Through this 13-week group, you’ll discover what to expect in the days ahead and what’s “normal” in grief. Since there are no neat, orderly stages of grief, you’ll learn helpful ways of coping with grief, in all its unpredictability—and gain solid support each step of the way. We have local options as well as online support groups. please click the link below to learn more.

Fundraisers

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Honoring Pastor Gene: Support for Christy Endorsed by RLMSV

As many know, our beloved pastor and friend, Gene Jacobs, went to be with the Lord this past Tuesday. His impact throughout this community has been overwhelmingly positive, and the lives he has changed are vast. Many have asked how they can help his wife, Christy, during this difficult season. We have set up this account for people to donate to. All proceeds will go directly to Christy. Real Life Ministries Silver Valley has committed to taking care of the expenses for Gene's funeral and helping Christy navigate this next season of life in any way they can. Letters for Christy can be dropped off at the church, as well.

 

Donations through GoFundMe are not considered charitable donations deductible for tax purposes and these funds will not run through a 501(c)3.

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