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Main Office Hours
8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Mon - Fri
ELC - Early Learning Center
Sundays 8:15 am - Worship Service
Sundays 9:30 am - Small Groups
Sundays 10:45 am - Worship Service
Wednesdays 5:00 pm - The Care Effect, Meal
Wednesdays 5:30 pm - Band Rehearsal, Children's Choir
Wednesdays 6:00 pm - Rewind: Bible Study, ESL
Wednesdays 6:30 pm - Youth Worship (OUT), RAs, GAs, Mission Friends
Wednesdays 7:00 pm - Celebration Choir Rehearsal
I was an inactive Christian until I met my wife, Peggy, and began visiting her church with her. After we married in January 1995, I attended more often, the Holy Spirit began working on me, and I was baptized a year later. I always felt that the church was always asking for money. I didnâ€™t understand what it meant to give or the funds needed to operate a church. After joining the finance committee, I began to understand the needs of the church and gradually became a cheerful giver.
When serving on the church's pastor search committee several years ago, our committee chair presented each of us with a bookmark to remind us of the scriptural truth that pastors are gifts from God. This is the teaching of Ephesians 4:11-13, which explains that God provides these gifts to His Church to facilitate the unity of the body.
I have found the long-sought secret to the vitality of the Baptist movement. It’s called swarm intelligence, the “collective behavior of decentralized, self-organized systems.” Heretofore the most useful metaphor for Baptist cooperative work ...