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Senior Pastor – Jonathan Peppers

Jonathan Jottings

     The last words of Christ that Matthew records are
what we call “The Great Commission”: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matt 28:18-20, ESV). You’ve heard before that the main verb in that commission is “make disciples,” and that is true; however, we rarely focus on the prerequisite to making disciples: being disciples.
     The Greek word translated “disciple” in the NT simply means a learner. So to be a disciple of Jesus
means that we are learners of Him. Please read Matthew 12:46-50; there you will find the pattern for a disciple: one who listens to the teaching of Christ, understands what he has heard, and is committed to obeying Jesus’ teaching. We have a tendency to overcomplicate things; but that’s what a disciple is! It is simply someone who studies and obeys the teachings of Christ! This reminds me of the OT paradigm in Ezra. The Bible says that “the good hand of his God was on him. For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the LORD, and to do it [i.e. obey it] and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel” (Ezra 7:9-10, ESV).
     So, before we talk about making disciples, we must first make sure we are being disciples. As is always the case in the Christian life, being comes
before doing.
     Are you truly a disciple of Jesus? Are you faithfully studying and understanding His teaching with a heart fixed on obedience?
Jonathan
 
 

Elders

      Rick Haden
Aden Joy
Scott Longfellow
Quentin Smith
Justin Snyder
Jonathan Peppers
 
 

Officers

Treasurer – Peggy Johnson
Asst. Treasurer – Florence Girard
Clerk – Darla Joy
 
 

Administrative Assistant

Jayne Morrissette – Administrative Assistant
Office Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 am – 3 pm
 
 

Ministry Teams

Children & Youth –  Lori Kemling
                              Mishele Longfellow
 
Discipleship  – Levi Whitley
Lyle Koerber
 
Fellowship & Caring –   Barbara Kortman
                                    Chris Smith
 
Finance & Property –   Doug Herman
 
 
Missions & Outreach –  Brian Longfellow
Conrad Trost
 
Prayer & Worship – Joann Freeborn
 Gwen Miller

 

 
 

unday School Teachers

Nursery:
Jayne Morrissette & Kathy Herman
 
Beginners (ages 2-3):
Lori Kemling 
 
age 4 – 1st:
Mishelle Longfellow & Liv Longfellow
 
2nd – 3rd:
Justin Fleming & Brian Kemling
 
4th – 6th:
Alaina Peppers & Sara Fleming
 
7th – 12th Grade:
Meeting with Adult Classes at this time
 
Adult Class:
Aden Joy
Scott Longfellow
 
Friendship Class:
Quentin Smith, lead teacher
Doug Herman, substitute
 
Sunset Home: (Not currently meeting)
Van Morrissette & Doug Herman
 

Youth Leaders

Brian Kemling
 
Youth Assistants: Nikki Goertzen
                          Justin Fleming
 
 
 

 

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