There’s a lot in a name, we went through countless hours and days praying and trying to figure out what God wanted to name this vision He had put in our hearts. One morning while i was praying he brought to mind a verse someone had written me in a letter years earlier.
A voice of one calling:
“In the wilderness prepare
the way for the Lord[a];
make straight in the desert
a highway for our God.[b]
Every valley shall be raised up,
every mountain and hill made low;
the rough ground shall become level,
the rugged places a plain.
And the glory of the Lord will be revealed,
and all people will see it together.
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”
I immediately knew Valley Rise was the name of the vision in my heart. We don’t want to be a church that only walks with people in the valley’s of their lives. We want to be a church that takes those valleys and elevates them to a whole new level. We want to be a place that takes things that may have been hard in the past and makes them easy. We want to change people’s perspective on life.