Every week the Lead Pastor Team works hard to bring messages that are full of hope, directed by the Holy Spirit, and rooted in scripture. Every 6-8 weeks we start a new series, all grounded in Biblical texts. We hope that you join us in wrestling through these weekly texts, allowing space for God to continue to mold and shape us into the image of His son, Jesus. If you happened to miss a week in a series, you will find the video below. If you would like to subscribe to our podcast you can do so here for iTunes.
The Coles - Tim and Katie
The Stokers- Jeff and Carolyn
Children: Brian, Beth, and Keith
Serving in Camroon with Covenant World Mission
The Stokers are both involved at Rain Forest International School - a school primarily for the children of missionaries. Jeff is the financial manager and teaches Economics. Jeff is also involved in the accounting for many of the Covenant's African mission fields.
Carolyn is a full-time science teacher.
The Peres-Joe and Kerry
Children: David, Shannon, Michael
Servingin Little Rock, Arkansas with Family Life Today, CREW
Joe is the "Advance Man" for Family Life Today marriage and family conferences and travels nationally with the teams. Kerry homeschools the two younger children.
The Lorrings- Ian and Caralee
Children: Ashley, Isaac, and David
Serving in Korca, Albania with Open Air Campaigners
Involved in planting churches in the Southeast of Albania, with the goal of training leaders that will keep them going into the nest generation. Ian is the Senior Pastor in Korca and director of the Kennedy Foundation. Ministries include a medical clinid with visitation, an assisted living facility for at-risk elderly in the community, a physical therapy clinic, special education, handicapped ministry, day care for street kids, and safe houses for boys ans girls who are vulnerable and at risk.
Caralee homeschools in the mornings and serves in leading women's Bible studies; children's ministries; working with the handicapped orphanage; and leadership development of women. She is also a trained special education teacher and nutritionist.
The Gustafsons- Jim and Joanie
Serving all over Thailand with SDRF (Sustainable Development Research Foundation) and Covenant World Mission
Jim brings international coordination to a network of projects throughout Thailand. These projects include aquatic farms in the North and South, a leadership development center in Udon, EXCEL - an English language learning center, and a center for HIV/AIDS affected communities (CHAC). Each of these activities addresses the needs of at-risk communities.
The Groots- Carl and karen
Children: Daniel, Naomi, and Bethany
Serving in Bangkok, Thailand with Covenant World Mission
The Groots lead the Abundant Life Center (ALC), a ministry to rural Northeastern Thai who migrate to Bangkok in search of employment. Offered at the center are housing in "Community Together," a general education program, vocational training, and employment for some through a business called ALC CRAFTS, a model of "Business Enterprise as Mission."
The Grimes' - Jonathan, Christy
Children: Eliana and Mary
Serving in South Asia with WYCLIFFE Bible Translators
Since 2005 Jonathan and Christy have been serving the "Maple People" of South Asia to develop a written language for Bible translation. Jonathan is currently working to complete a Ph. D. at Fuller Seminary to aid in that task.
The Dwights-Don and Lillian
Children: Peter, Matthew, Andrew, Olivia, and Megan
Serving in Taiwan with Covenant World Mission
Don is Principal and Counselor at Marrison Academy in Taichung, Taiwan, a school primarily for missionary children, but also Ethnic Chinese. Don also serves as Pastor of a ministry to Filipino factory workers.
Lillian is leading a Bible study for Chinese moms of Morrison students. They also work with Chinese Covenant Churches in their English camp outreaches.
The Daus-Edwards'- Kim and Kevin
Children: Joshua, Jacob, and Becky
Serving with "REP" - Repurposing Business - Transforming Society
Kim and Kevin work to equip Believers to transform society through the transformation of their businesses. They train business people to offer consulting services to businesses on short-term mission trips to Africa, Indonesia, and India. The passion of this ministry is to awaken business people to see their work as a vehicle to draw people into relationship with Christ and to re-purpose their businesses for the Kingdom of God. There are two training missions cycles: Jan-May and July-October.
The Satterbergs - Ken and Adrienne
Serving in Marsailles, France with Covenant World Mission
Ken and Adrienne serve through the Covenant's "Mosaic Project," an outreach to marginalized people in Europe. Their special focus is that of developing communication and bridge-building with Muslim communities in ways that respect their culture and promote redemptive friendships.
While doing this, they are also continuing their studies in the Arabic language.