I get to lead a wonderful staff who are committed to spreading Christ’s work into the world around us.
Philippians 2:3-5 (NIV)
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus”
I like to pull away from the busyness of life – find some time of silence and solitude to focus on listening to God through the Bible and prayer, enjoying His company.
It’s full of creative, passionate, generous people who love God and want to do good.
My job is to exercise my calling as Executive Pastor with passion, wisdom, energy and imagination as a service to the Lord.
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” – John 13:34
In prayer, Scripture, worship, anything by J.S. Bach and by serving.
I enjoy the fact we are learning how not to revel just in those things that make us feel good about our church, for that can be self-serving, but in giving our life away as Jesus taught us to do.
To champion the call of Jesus to all of us to love one another as he has loved us.
So many! If forced to choose one, 2 Corinthians 5:21: “God made him [Christ] who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteous of God”. I like to refer to this as THE great transaction. Christ gets our sin. We get his righteousness. What a deal!
Beyond the wonderful connection of Bible reflection and prayer, I connect with God in nature and in caring for others—both physically and spiritually.
My spiritual family, who’s affirmed and helped me develop my shepherding gifts. Being intentional and passionate about following Jesus. Learning to love better and grow deeper together.
Pastor of Care Ministry
Guiding those in our church on how to move one step closer to Christ everyday.
John 15:12-13 – “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
Through a variety of spiritual practices like reflecting on Scripture, prayer, silence and solitude. In addition, there is nothing quite like connecting with God through relationships with others, whether that is in serving together, discussing God, the Bible or life together or listening and sharing our stories of God together.
I enjoy the gritty authenticity of Faith Community Church. My proudest moment was in a recent sermon series about when Jesus is confronted with an adulterous woman that the religious “pure” wanted to stone. Jesus gave his famous line, ““Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Slowly they left ashamed. Then Pastor Mike said that we are a church where the shamed and guilty can find a home, and we don’t throw stones.
That’s what I enjoy about Faith Community. We are broken people, working together, to be with Jesus.
I partner with families to ignite a life-long love of God in their children.
Matthew 19:14 – “Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’”
I find that extended periods of silence and solitude help me to disconnect from the busyness of life and reconnect to God.
I love that Faith Community Church is a place where children can begin a relationship with God and grow in their faith in an environment that is age-appropriate, joyful and emphasizes life-application of Biblical values.
Director of Children’s Ministry
Oversee the development of Faith Groups, recruit, equip & supervise ministry partners and build ministry teams for implementing the Relational Focus component of Spiritual Growth Ministry.
2 Peter 1:3
“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.”
I connect with God by engaging him in a conversation all day every day. My morning devotions and some spiritual practices also help to keep me focused on Him.
I love how our church is focused on helping people to take a step closer to Christ. I also love my faith group as they have been there for me in my walk with God for the last ten years.
Director of Spiritual Growth
To support ministry of the church through office services, communications, financial reporting, technology, and building and grounds management, with joy and gratitude!
Daily (almost) Bible reading, worship at Faith Community, and teaching children about Jesus.
The grace extended, Saturday evening service, a serving culture.
Director of Support Ministry
To oversee and enable FCCH to reach their communities for Christ through service.
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. (James 1:22)
Through worship. Whether it be playing music on the platform or in my personal time away from everything, worship is how I connect with God.
The people and community. Because I didn’t grow up in the area the fact that I felt at home from day one was huge for me. I love how FCCH takes care of its people and welcomes them as family.
I oversee and support our ministry to middle school and high school students and their families. I also help support ministry to college age students and young adults.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19 – All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.
I connect with God through music. Music gives us a pathway to transcendent experiences of awe and wonder. I also sense God in honest conversations: a cup of coffee and a good conversation can do wonders for my soul.
I enjoy that Faith Community is intentional about empowering each of us to serve our communities and share the love of God with every person we encounter.
Director of Family Ministry