Real Church #8

 Located in a small Ohio town,
 is this growing congregation.
 Under the enthusiastic leadership of Pastor Dan VanArsdalen,
 it is growing into its purpose so clearly stated in the bulletin.
We were thoroughly blessed by our time spent with the Alvordton United Brethren in Christ Church.

Positive Features of this Real Small Church
(In addition to those listed above and as we experienced it one hour on one Sunday morning.
Not to be confused with the other 167 hours in the week.)
  • Genuine welcome extended to us as first-time visitors
  •  Good use of available technology
  • Sincere and capable musicians
  • Participation of several congregants in the worship service
  • Strong participation in the time for verbal praise and prayer requests
  • The joy of the Lord evidenced in Pastor Dan
  • Great challenge from God's Word re. The Harvest - Sowing & Reaping
  • Evidence of a "heart" for the hurting and lost in the immediate community

My skills have been honed by hanging with big church pastors, 
but my character has been honed by hanging with small church pastors. 
(Darrin Patrick, Twitter)

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