LOCAL MISSIONS AND EVANGELISM
The beginning of our Mission Statement says, “To engage our world and see people turn to Christ”!
At Valley West Christian Center, we are not just committed to ministry on our church property, but
committed to ministry outside of our church walls led by our members who have a heart for those in
physical, emotional, mental and spiritual need. All throughout our “Core Values”, we state the belief of
the gifts of God set within the believer to minister within their family and community. So, it should be no
surprise that we are supportive of ministry organizations that reach our community that originate
outside our church property. These listed ministries receive promotional, physical, financial and prayer
support from our church.
MMA & Church of Madera
It all begins with an understanding of our partnership with the Church of Madera, and the Madera
Ministerial Association. The Church of Madera is born out of the Madera Ministerial Association. The
MMA, a group of Madera pastors who meet together monthly to pray, and to plan events for our
community. The MMA has set a few Sundays to bring the whole body of Christ, regardless of
denomination, together for corporate praise and worship, prayer and evangelism. It is when these
churches, usually 25 or so churches to this date, come together that we experience the larger
congregation of the Lord’s body here in Madera.
The churches and pastors are not selected, and the events and gatherings are open to any church in
Madera County. Churches are regularly invited and sent promotional materials about Church of Madera
gatherings. This is not only an expression of unity as described in Psalms 133, it is also a lot of fun to
fellowship, and work alongside our brothers and sisters in Christ!
Love Madera is a way to bring together churches to love our city by filling the needs we have right here
at home. We typically gather in April and September to love on our city through various projects at a
variety of locations throughout our city led by people within the church. We will all meet at Courthouse
Park for a brief time of prayer and then go out to our city from there.
Love Madera is more than just bi-annual events, churches display the heart of Love Madera through
Adopt-a-School Programs as well as MMA Sponsored prayer gatherings throughout the city and other
For more information, please visit https://www.lovemadera.com/
Madera Rescue Mission
We have supported the Madera Rescue Mission since their inception and continue to this day to support
in prayer, finances and in whatever other ways we can be of assistance. The Madera Rescue Mission is
committed to the needy, destitute and homeless of our city. They not only meet temporary needs, but
offer long term help and solutions to those who are truly desiring a change in their life.
The Madera Rescue Mission is under the direction of Mike Unger, whom we admire, love and support.
For more information, please visit https://maderarescue.org/