KNOWN: Courtney from Shakopee Campus

Twice a week during our “KNOWN” sermon series, we will be sharing stories of people who have found community at River Valley Church. This is part 2 of 8.

How did you find River Valley Church?

I live really close to the Shakopee campus of River Valley and would drive by it often. The more I drove by, the more drawn I felt to come to church. On July 2nd I finally decided to take a leap of faith and go, and that was the day I accepted Jesus into my life. I will forever remember July 2nd as the day of my salvation!

Tell us about how you became “Known” at River Valley Church.

My first day at River Valley after the service, the woman who was sitting next to me introduced me to Pastor Chris Bechtel. He got me connected to a couple other young adults. From there I continued to get connected to many amazing twenty-somethings. Thanks to them I have such an amazing group of friends who I now get to call my family. I made the decision to go through NEXT and not only did I learn more about the church, I also made great connections. Through NEXT, I got to shadow at Youth Night and instantly fell in love. I am really excited to take the journey of becoming a Youth leader. I’m so blessed to be connected with so many amazing and Godly people.

What are you excited about going forward now that you’re connected in our church?

My life has changed so much in the last three months, and I have never been happier. Going forward, I feel like the possibilities are endless. I am excited to continue connecting with people and living in God’s grace. I’m becoming a better person, and I feel like I am finally becoming who I’m meant to be. Next year, I’m hoping to go on my first Global Team. Overall, I’m excited for what God has in store for me!

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