Check out MVPC’s exciting fall programs and classes!
8601 Del Webb Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV  89134
 (702) 341-7800
Office Hours:   
Monday-Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm     
 Friday from 9 am to 1 pm
Sunday Services
8:30 am Traditional Worship 
  (Child care available at both services) 
10:30 am Contemporary Worship 
10:30 am Children’s Sunday School
11:45 am U50 (Under 50)
on 2nd & 4th Sundays
    4:30 pm  Youth Group 

Have you signed up for Alpha?

“The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning.”  ― M. Scott Peck  
One of my goals in life is to be a lifelong learner. This year I pledged I would read two chapters a day in the Bible. Although, such a pledge doesn’t sound very daunting or heroic, I have been amazed how much I have learned and grown spiritually from reading close to 480 chapters of the Bible as of this writing.
My wife Julie inspires me to continue on this journey of being a lifelong learner. Every day it seems she has some bit of wisdom or conversation starter from something she has learned from a podcast, magazine article, online blog or book.
As Yeats once said, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”  While filling a pail might be a good exercise, it is the lighting of the fire which offers the multiple benefits of warmth, light and heat.
We are called to light the fire of our faith journey with constant learning so we may become beacons, lighthouses, fireflies, flashlights, fire pits, and fire places to bring warmth, light and comfort to those around us.
This fall we embark on a study course called, “Alpha.” 
MVPC’s Mission Study of 2014 encouraged us to begin using a small group model of ministry in order to foster spiritual growth, friendly fellowship and develop a sense of intimacy within the body of Christ. Alpha’s objective is to for us to attain these milestones in the life of our church. 
Alpha begins the week of September 17th.  
We will have opportunities for you to join in groups which will meet during the day, the evening, the afternoon on most days of the week.  Alpha will last eleven weeks. Each session will last around 90-100 minutes. Spend some time eating. Watch the lesson on the DVD. Answer the questions in your workbook. Discuss what you’re learning with your group. Wrap it up. Come back next week and do it again! Develop deeper relationships.
The Apostle Peter encourages us to be lifelong learners with this verse , “… but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you…”   (1 Peter 3: 15)

Have you signed up for Alpha? I hope you will answer with an enthusiastic, “YES!”

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