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Posts by Curt Parton

What Do Pastors Do?

Our church is led by a team of pastoral elders. Because these elders share together in the shepherding of the church, we refer to these church leaders as “pastors.” Our pastors lead the church as a team, with no senior or lead pastor. (To see more about why we have this kind of leadership structure, click here.) So, if the church isn’t…

Proposed Addition to Pastoral Team

Greg Smit has been serving as the ministry leader for our care ministries. He’s also been meeting for some time with the pastoral team. At our congregational meeting last Saturday night (Feb 15), the pastors presented Greg for the congregation to prayerfully consider as an addition to our pastoral team. We’ll take 4 weeks to pray together about this as a church…

Digging Deeper: Political Division in the Church (Feb 2)

Our first Digging Deeper seminar will be February 2 and will begin a series examining the current political division within evangelical churches. Our conviction is that evangelical Christians should be modeling a different way of engaging one another, discussing even issues about which we passionately disagree with love, grace and mutual respect. The church should be showing the world another way, rather…

Just Call Me Curt

Curt Parton Since Kelley and I came here in January, some have been surprised that I prefer people to not call me “Pastor” or “Pastor Curt.” For people who are accustomed to using this kind of title, it’s a little odd to call a pastor by just their first name. So I thought I’d explain my reasons for preferring this approach. It’s…