Gila Valley Baptist Church - Exalting the Savior, Equipping the Saints, Evangelizing the Lost
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Team Kids:
 Team kids is for children K-6th grades and meets every Tuesday throughout the school year.  The program is held from as soon as school lets out until 5:30 pm.  Children can be picked up from school and shuttled to the church. Please contact us if you would like details on having your child/children picked up from school or would like more information.  At Team Kids your children will enjoy recreation and a snack and most importantly learn about and experience God's love. If you have any questions, please contact Deanna at 535-2437, DaVonna at 535-4562. 
Team Kids Summer Camp:  Connection Camp will be held June 17-21 at Sivells Baptist Camp.           Connection camp is an exciting children’s camp for completed 4th – 6th graders. This camp is held at Sivells Baptist Camp near Cloudcroft, NM. Camp is: Monday, June 17th (leaving at 7:00 am) – Friday, June 21st.  Registration deadline is –  May 7th, a $40 non-refundable deposit per person due at the time of registration. (Late registration is May 8th: $212.00 per person). The goal for camp is for your kids to grow closer to God through this mountain top experience. The camp schedule includes high energy worship, dynamic preaching and teaching, cool inflatables, great theme nights, goliath obstacle course, rifles and   archery.  Camp spaces will not be guaranteed until  the deposit and paperwork are completed and has been received. Be sure to register early to reserve your spot. 

The last Team Kids get together this school year will be 
Tuesday, May 7th. 


Youth Group
Youth group meets every other Wednesday from 6 pm - 8 pm throughout the school year.  Our youth group is very active and would love to have more teens involved.  Youth group is for Youth from 7th - 12th grades. The Youth Group schedule is posted on the "home" page. 

Spring  Discipleship Workshop
The youth will be offered another opportunity to learn, grow, and fellowship. We will be offering three meetings at which interested students will learn how to share the plan of salvation and pray with someone who chooses to accept Jesus as their savior. We will focus on boldly sharing in their mission field and gaining confidence in their gifts and reliance on the Holy Spirit to bring others to know Christ. We are excited about this new opportunity and to see the fruits of their labor. A workshop will be at 6:00pm at the church on  Wednesday,  April 24th. 

2019  Student Summer Camp
Student Camp  is  for students who have completed grades 7-12 before camp.  Camp  this year will be mission based at New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home in Portales. Permission paperwork and  a $30.00 non-refundable deposit per person is required. Camp will be June 24-28th. Deadline to register for camp is April 17th .

 — Senior Celebration —
Sunday, April 28th — 6:00 PM
At Gila Valley Baptist Church
Graduating Seniors and their families are 
invited to attend this Special Service.  
Refreshments will be served  after the ceremony.


Ministries & Missions Opportunities

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering:  This special offering, collected throughout the Easter season, goes 100% to support North American missions.
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering: This special offering, collected throughout the Christmas season, goes 100% to support International Missions.
State Missions Offering: This special offering is collected in September to support missions within our state.
Mother’s Day /Father's Day Offering for the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home: (NMBCH): This special offering is collected during May/June and goes to support our Children’s Home located in Portales, NM.
Fall Food Harvest for NMBCH: This gathering of special food items takes place during October. Our food is taken to the annual associational meeting and then delivered to Portales, NM to the Children’s Home.
We give a bible to each graduating senior of Cliff High School and hold a recognition service for them during the month of May.
We have the opportunity to help deserving families in our community during Christmas. 
We deliver boxes of Christmas candy to our community widows and widowers during December.
We participate in Operation Christmas Child which is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. We collect gifts and fill shoe boxes to be delivered throughout the world.
We join with the Presbyterian Church to sponsor Vacation Bible School each July for kid's ages 4 years through 6th grade.  We alternate church locations each year.
We hold a youth banquet for youth in grades 7-12.
Our children and youth are given opportunities to participate in summer camps.
 Floral Ministry: Our church sends flowers when we have a church member in the hospital or when a family member passes away. If you know of someone who would be blessed by receiving a floral gift, contact the floral chairman listed in the officers and teachers list.
Van Ministry: Our church vans are available to take interested people to Sunday school and church. If you know of someone who needs a ride contact the pastor or any member of the van ministry committee.
Card Ministry: We send cards to members on their birthdays and anniversaries.  The card ministry chairman also sends cards to the sick and bereaved. If you know of someone who needs a card contact the card ministry chairman.
Library: Our church has a well stocked library that is available for all church members to utilize. It offers a wide range of books and videos for all ages.
Musical Opportunities: If you are musically inclined, you are invited to sing with our Praise Team. There are also opportunities to be involved in the music program by playing the piano or organ. Contact the church if you would like to share special music or participate in the music program.
This list shows some of the activities we are involved in each year. We participate in other mission opportunities as they present themselves.   If you would like more information about any of these opportunities, please contact the church.