We want to connect everyone into an environment where they can develop meaningful relationships and grow in their relationship with Jesus. This is one of the most important aspects of our church. If you want to get connected here, we encourage you to join a group. Go to to search for Groups. If you have any questions, email us at

SLAM-A-JAMA Registration
Registration opens March 4 at
SLAM-A-JAMA is a cavKIDZ Summer Experience where kids enter a world full of singing, dancing, games and lessons that build Godly character. The theme this year is outer space and it’s called Galactic Starveyors. The children will focus on Colossians 1:15-16 and learn about how they can discover the God of the universe.
Elementary Week (Entering 1st – 6th grade)
June 5 – 9
Preschool Week (4 years – Entering Kindergarten)
June 12 - 16

Graduation Weekend Celebrations
Save the date for our Graduation Celebration weekend May 20-21 with the entire service focused on our graduates and Student Ministry. The Graduation Banquet is scheduled for Friday, May 12 at CAV. Please RSVP no later than April 20. To do so, please go to click here. Pictures for the graduate slide show are due no later than April 20 to be included.

Student Impact Trip
Pavas, Costa Rica, July 22 – 28
Space is limited on this trip – there are only 10 spots left!  To secure your spot please bring a $100 csh or check deposit to the church office and at that time schedule an appointment to meet with Pastor John. For more information please call the Student Ministry department. Total cost is $1050.

Student Summer Camp 2017
Middle School Camp will be June 5-9 in Southeastern University, Lakeland, FL
High School Camp will be June 18-24 at Lee University in Cleveland, TN
Early Bird registration fee for both camps is $400 and will increase to $450 on April 1. Secure your spot today for either camp with a $75 deposit (Pumpkin Patch credits will be applied after deposit is paid). The deposit is refundable if you cancel prior to March 31.  Waivers and final balances are due no later than May 1, 2017. Click here to register or to get more information.


Local !mpact Updates
Emerald City Event
Friday, March 10 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
This is a great family fun night as we join Family Promise and celebrate that “there’s no place like home” as we help raise awareness about family homelessness. Learn more at

For more information, or if you would like to sign up for any of the above, please email

Food Drive
Our monthly Food Drive will be held March 25 & 26. There is a special need for protein items such as canned chicken, tuna, Spam and beans. Please bring items and place them in bins in the Fellowship Mall.

Global !mpact Updates
We’ll be taking a team to New Mexico April 1 – 7 to do some construction/renovation work needed for Dusty Pines Camp. Cooks are also needed as the camp is being improved. For more information or to sign up for this trip, please email


Job Opportunities
cavKIDZ Child Care Team
We are looking for a paid part time team member to look after our preschool and elementary aged kids during ministry events.  Shifts will include Wednesday mornings and evenings throughout the week.  Please e-mail if you would like to learn more or apply.

Communications Specialist
This is a full time position with benefits that primarily involves graphic design and the provision of communication services. If you are creative and like to work with digital media and you have a proficiency in design software, read the official job description at

Giving Statements
Thank you for your support of the CAV Ministries in 2016. Giving Statements are now available online. To ensure the deductibility of your contributions, please make sure you have your printed statement before filing your 2016 income tax return. To get started:
·      Click on My CAV at the top right of your browser window.
·      Log in – First time users must sign up, which will immediately enable access.
·      Click on Your Giving
Once online, you may print your statement, give online, or view your giving history. If you do not have online access to retrieve your statement, please contact the church office and a statement will be mailed to you.

Pastor Mark’s 25th Anniversary
On March 12, 2017 our Lead Pastor, Mark Ragsdale, and his wife Kelli will have been serving at CAV for 25 years! We want to express our deepest gratitude to Mark for so many years of continued service. Please pray for continued blessings on the Ragsdale family in the years to come.