Our Commitments

4. Shepherding Souls

The work of making disciples requires the intimate work of shepherds among the flock of God. Christ Church is a place where you will be known, loved, encouraged, instructed, corrected, and disciplined. This pastoral care extends beyond individuals to families and households as we seek to nurture godly homes in order to raise up the next generation of worshipers who are committed to advancing Christ’s kingdom. We work together as the body of Christ to see boys become godly men, and girls become godly women.

Acts 20:20“I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house.”

1 Peter 5:2–3“Shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock.”

Hebrews 13:17“Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.”

Recent answers from Ask the Pastors . . .

Where can I find the poem you mentioned in your sermon on Sunday?

QUESTION Question for Pastor Joseph! What is the name of the ballad you mentioned on Sunday and where can I find a copy? I would love to read the whole thing. Thanks! ANSWER Here you go! https://www.fortressofdoors.com/st-halvor/ I had to look up what a "thrall" was...

Why does our church use the NASB95?

QUESTION Why did our church choose the NASB95 for our text of choice? Why this translation above, let’s say, the KJV? Is it the language? Is KJV considered a bad translation? Or is the KJV more tied to Catholicism? I use an ESV myself since I understand it better....

Why don’t we take down all the “Yes” signs?

QUESTION Why don’t we take down all the “Yes” signs? ANSWER My daughter Annabel recently said (with some heat), “I just want to go and tear the tops off all those ‘Yes’ signs!” Another child of the church asked his parents, “If we want people to vote no on...