Equipping Wednesdays | Lent 2019

Wednesdays @ 7 pm

During Lent 2019


Free & open to the public

No reservation required

EQUIPPING WEDNESDAYS are complementary to our 2019 Lenton sermon series, “Going Deeper.”  Each of these Wednesday programs will help equip you with practical ways to deepen your relationships with God and others.  Each week will feature a different approach to "going deeper," with speakers who are well-known and respected in their fields. 


Please join us each Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. throughout the season of Lent.  All are welcome to attend, free of charge and no reservation required.




March 13, 2019

"Relationships in Times of Stress"

Dr. Paul VanValin, Ph.D.

Dr. VanValin has been interested in the integration of Christian faith and
the practice of psychology since 1975.   In addition to counseling individuals,
couples, and families, Dr. VanValin writes and speaks on topics such as
marriage, parenting, childhood disorders, and psychological assessment. 


He has been featured on the “700 Club” and presents at regional and national conferences.   He and his wife, Becky, have developed Back to the Garden, a marital workshop presented in the United States and abroad.


Dr. VanValin earned his Ph.D. from University of Missouri in Columbia in 1982.  He served as an Army Psychologist from 1982 to 1987.  Dr. VanValin has been president of Eden Counseling and Consulting, Eden Family Institute since 1995, and FirstFruits Crisis Response, created after the 9/11 World Trade Center tragedy. 


March 20, 2019

"The Journey of Grief"

Chaplain Jacqueline “Jackie” Colbert

Rev. Jacqueline Colbert is Associate Chaplain at Sentara Leigh Hospital.  She is part of a palliative care team of physicians, social workers, nurses and chaplains that use a holistic approach to make the patient and family feel supported throughout any stage of an illness.

March 27, 2019

"How Relationships Transform Community"

Captain Jim Dunlap

  • Commanding Officer, 2nd Precinct, Chesapeake Police Department

  • Leader in Serve the City Outreach

  • Masters in Public Administration from Old Dominion University 

  • FBI National Academy graduate

  • Works with State Department training officials in other countries to prevent
    and respond to terrorist attacks

April 3, 2019

Potluck Dinner

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light,
we have fellowship with one another.

(1 John 1:7)


Deepen your relationships with members of Messiah by coming to this special time of fellowship!

April 10, 2019

"The Healing of Relationships"

Fr. Nigel Mumford

The Reverend Nigel Mumford is an international speaker, author and founder of By His Wounds, Inc., which is committed to restoring the healing gifts of Jesus Christ to His Church, coming alongside all who are in need of His healing touch, in body, mind and spirit.

Rev. Mumford was born and educated in England. He served for six-and-a-half years in Her Majesty’s Royal Marine Commandos and continued his education while in the armed forces. His last two years as a Marine were spent as a drill instructor at the Commando Training School.

Rev. Mumford has been involved in the healing ministry for over 25 years.  His conviction to pray for healing came in 1989 when his sister, Julie Sheldon, a ballet dancer with the Royal Ballet in London, was healed by God. This was a very dramatic healing from a disease called Dystonia.

In 2007, Rev. Mumford and two other retired military men created The Welcome Home Initiative, a program of healing for veterans. This program invites men and women of our Armed Forces, who have served in combat, to come free of charge and be “welcomed home.”  The Initiative’s focus is on healing for post-traumatic stress and moral injury.

In February 2017, at the State Capitol in Richmond, Virginia, Rev. Mumford was honored and given a House Resolution and Commendation for the work he does for veterans.

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