I have been the pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church for ten years. One of the things we have worked hard on developing is an authentic community that is truly genuine. This does not mean perfect, or even the pursuit of perfection, because in the end such a pursuit only leads to legalism and the hiding of the Gospel. Authentic Christian community is the type that the Apostle Paul spoke of in 2nd Corinthians when he spoke of having a treasure (the Gospel) in jars of clay, so that the all surpassing power of God can be seen at work in it. This is our hearts desire for our church.
Over the years of ministry, God has given me a philosophy of ministry that is reflective of His work in my own life and guides my ministry at Westminster. I would like to share that with you.
These three work together to help our church grow in its love for God and each other. Many times the preaching of the Word will bring appropriate conviction through the kindness of God, and at times people will come in for counseling where they will find the same truth being applied in a gracious and loving manner. Often those same people will return to the church community better able to love and serve God and others.
I hope that if you are tired of shallow theology, glitzy churches that offer more flash than food and legalistic strategies to try to be a better you, that you will visit our church as we seek to exalt Christ above all else and to love each other as we have been loved by Him.