Updates…Videos…Links

UPDATE: Sunday worship services will be available each Sunday morning for that week. You can find them here. Pastor Paul mentioned we would keep you apprised of events that will be canceled, delayed or any church / office closures. This will be your go-to place for these updates so check back frequently for the most […]


License & Ordination

The end of the year is a good time to stop for introspection. I want to suggest to you there are indicators or measurements that any congregation can use to determine whether or not they are healthy, if they are fulfilling the Great Commission as we are commanded to. Also, we could measure salvations, and […]


Exciting Staff Changes

I’m pleased to announce some exciting changes to our staff this month! After much prayer and seeking the Lord’s direction for Emmanuel and our staff, we have changed the focus for Pastor Bill Swant and added Rick Byler as our Men’s Ministry Director. Both of these men are capable leaders and I am looking forward […]


Beyond

June 2019 marks my 30th anniversary as your pastor….30 years of praying and searching the heart of God and trying to hear his voice so that I give you the vision and the leadership that God asks of me.  Hopefully those 30 years also give me some understanding and perspective as we look forward. EARLY […]


Pastor Paul’s 30th!

Most pastors don’t stay at churches very long. On average, less than 18 months. So the fact that Pastor Paul has been our Lead Pastor for 30 years is definitely worth celebrating! We are so proud of his steadfast commitment to God’s call on his life, his faithfulness to that call and his service to […]


Discerning God’s Will

One of the questions most asked of me is something along the lines of, “Pastor, how do I know God’s will?” Many people seem to think God’s will is elusive or they’re not really meant to find it. That is not true. God doesn’t hide His will from us or play games we can’t win […]


Christ-like Leadership

Christ-like Leadership As we are on the brink of another new year, I’ve asked myself and asked my staff to consider how Christ-like leadership looks in our lives and what it should look like in the church. Based on 1 Peter 3:8-18, here are a few things we can consider about leadership. The most basic […]


Missionary or Church Member?

As part of our Vision 3000 / each 1 reach 1, I recently taught a bible study on the difference between church member ideals and missionary ideals. Every person who sits in a church should feel compelled to share their faith. In other words, you’re a missionary where you live. There are startling statistics about […]


Vision 3000

Reflecting on 9/30/18, I believe God did some amazing things in our midst. It was a wonderful day of worship, vision and salvation. We heard the word presented in a  dramatic way to make us think about it, we saw 5 people follow the Lord in the obedience of baptism, and you have responded to […]


September 30 #ATi1P

I’m excited to share with you about an event coming on September 30. This event stems from Acts 2:1 which says that the believers “were all together in one place.” This was obedience to the instruction of the Lord found in Acts 1:4: On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: […]