Fall upon us Lord, as we draw nearer to Him
Fall is drawing nearer and as we welcome the cooler temperatures and early nights, we also want to welcome and draw nearer to Jesus. A quick message from John Piper:

Hebrews 10: 19- 22

"Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our bodies washed with pure water." 

"...This drawing near is not a physical act. It's not building a tower of Babel, by your achievements, to get to heaven. It's not necessarily going to a church building. Or walking to an altar at the front. It is an invisible act of the heart. You can do it while standing absolutely still, or while lying in a hospital bed, or while sitting in a pew listening to a sermon.

Drawing near is not moving from one place to another. It is a directing of the heart into the presence of God who is as distant as the holy of holies in heaven, and yet as near as the door of faith. He is commanding us to come. To approach him. To draw near to him..."

Continue reading Let Us Draw Near To God by John Piper, here

Discover Gospel Village

If you or a friend are interested in learning more about our ministry & possibly thinking about becoming a mentor, join us for Discover Gospel Village on October 4th at The Boys and Girls Main club OR on October 5th at Collage Hill Missionary Baptist Church from 6pm- 8pm. Discover Gospel Village is a night to see what God is doing through Gospel Village in the city of Tyler. For more information or to RSVP, please email kcarter@thementoringalliance.com

Picture Perfect! 
Mentors, we are on a HUNT for great pictures! If you have any good quality photos with you spending time with your mentee, please send them to your mentor coordinator and/or upload them onto our Mentor FaceBook page. 

September Priority Outcome: Godly Character


Godly Character
In an effort to keep our Gospel Village kids focused on our priority outcomes (Academic Success, Emotional Resilience, Strong Faith, Godly Character, Life Readiness), we have created a monthly article to help give ideas and encouragement. Click here for the Priority outcome article and activities for the month of October. 


Don't miss out on this Month's Featured Events


Community Fall Festivals

This year we would love to give our Gospel Village family the opportunity to be in the community for the various Fall Festival celebrations. Below is information on various church partners who are having a Fall Festival of sorts!  


Introducing 33 Series: A man & his design

Calling all Gospel Village Men….. 
Looking for a way to grow in your walk with Christ? Would you like to be able to connect with other men that are on the same journey you are on? Weather you are a dad, mentor or other male leader in our community, we would love to invite you to a six week study specifically to help men grow and connect. Our fall study is a video series entitled “A Man and His Design”.  We will meet on Friday from 11:30 - 1pm (lunch provided) at the Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas main club. We will kickoff our time together on Friday November 4th and we will conclude on study on December 9th. We would love for you to join us.
Please RSVP: Carlton Oby 972-689-5413 or coby@thementoringalliance.com for more information.