Making disciples through the proclaiming of the Word and through loving and serving others.
We are affiliated with Church of God in Anderson, Indiana (www.chog.org).
• The Lordship of Jesus Christ. There is one Lord, God’s Son, Jesus Christ, over the church, so Christ is the church’s ultimate authority in all things.
• The Great Commission.
Each of us is called to fulfill Matthew 28:18–20, making fully devoted
followers of Christ—disciples—who will then teach others to follow him.
• The Great Commandments. We are called to fulfill Matthew 22:37–39, not only loving God with our entire being, but also loving all that he loves.
• The Holy Spirit’s Work.
God’s Spirit equips believers with unique gifts that enable us to carry
out the mission of Christ in the world. At the same time, the Spirit
produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness, and self-control in every believer (Galatians 5:22–23),
which demonstrate the Spirit’s presence within us.
• Stewardship. All of life is to be used for the honor, glory, and service of God.
we have this core identity, you will find a great diversity of thought
and practice within the Church of God. Despite our differences, we share
a journey of faith, growing together into the fullness of Christ
(Ephesians 4:13). We worship, serve, and grow together as citizens of
God’s kingdom. We celebrate our life in Christ and embrace our call to
be the body of Christ to our world—all to the glory of God.
• Salvation makes us members of the body of Christ.
We believe that the church is composed of every person who has accepted
Jesus Christ as Savior. We enter into the life of the church, not by
joining a denomination or a human organization, but by committing our
lives to Christ.
• The body of Christ is one, here and now.
We believe that God calls all Christians to live in unity and peace.
While Christians may not agree on all things, we can embrace the spirit
of Christ in caring concern for one another. Jesus is our common
foundation, and love is our only creed!
• All members of the body of Christ are to live a holy life.
We believe that God’s standard of life for all Christians is one of
moral purity and godliness, to live as Christ. As God’s people, we
represent Christ in this world.
Pastor: Craig Heppe
Worship Leader: Roy Strong
Pianist: Lois Shafer
Organist: Shirley Watkins
Director of Christian Education: Lois Shafer
Adult Sunday School Teachers: Mark Schnitzius
Elementary Sunday School Teachers: Sharon Maxwell
Youth Sunday School Teachers: Catie Schnitzius
High School / College Age Sunday School: Erik Maxwell
Nursery Attendants: Volunteers (rotate monthly)
Ushers: Glen Alvis, Roy Alvis, John Blankenship, Bill Burrows, Scott Schnitzius, Walt Shafer
Audio/Visual Technicians: Simon Maxwell
Graphic Design: Susan Strong
Crisis Care Breakfast Coordinators: Mark Schnitzius, Joe Watkins
Men's Group Coordinators: Craig Heppe
Women's Group Coordinator: Susan Strong
Worship Team (Contemporary): Roy Strong, Susan Strong, Irene Jenkins, Shirley Watkins
Worship Team (Hymns): Shirley Watkins, Lois Shafer, Joy Samuelson, Irene Jenkins
Board of Trustees: Irene Jenkins, Dorothy Maddox, Mark Schnitzius, Walt Shafer, Roy Strong