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Pastor & Leadership Appreciation Month

  • October 2, 2017 10:23 am

Pastor & Leadership Appreciation Month

Paul, in 1 Timothy (5:17) began the concept of clergy appreciation when he stated that “the elders of the church are worthy of a double honor” He reiterated this idea in 1 Thessalonians (5: 12-13) when he stated that that “those who work hard among you should be held in the highest regard for their work.” Of course, back in those days, there was no greeting card company to take the charge to commercialize our thanks.

At our church, we have extended the tradition of showing appreciation to our pastors to include our ministry leaders, too. While the call on one’s life is different, and we do honor that among our ordained staff members, we also know that we have ministry leaders who work diligently to further the mission of Christ through their ministries in Spring Arbor.

Would you pray for our pastor/leaders? Not just in October, but year ‘round? Would you send a note of appreciation and encouragement? Would your Community Group be creative in encouraging a staff member? Do you have the gift of baking? There’s nothing like a sweet treat to say, “I appreciate you!”

Mark Van Valin - Lead Pastor
Brad Wilcox - Executive Pastor of Operations
Chuck Husted - Pastoral Care
Darold Hill - Pastoral Care
Dwight Weber - Executive Pastor of Discipleship
Heather Castle - Senior High
Ryan Moline - Grades 5-8

Ministry Leaders
Aaron Cole - Sound & Lighting
Angel Kono - Compass Counseling
Brently Groshong - Worship Arts
Daniel Wise - Facilities
Ginny Hannen - Communications
Kaitie Maggard - Hospitality
Lisa Shaw - Cherubs Preschool
Luke Maggard - Children’s Ministry
Pat Putra - Care Team
Sam Durocher - Technology
Wendy Grant - Kids Hope USA

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About Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church


Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church is a Biblical community, in which people from all walks of life join together to worship our amazing God, grow in knowledge and relationship with Jesus Christ,  connect with one another to find acceptance and friendship in the Body of believers, and then scatter to serve the world and our community in order to build God’s Kingdom here on earth.