Churches today are organized in a variety of ways… and at Community Church we desire to follow the instructions and descriptions of the New Testament in determining how our church government should be structured. To that end, the Community Church family is both congregationally ruled, and Elder led. That might take a bit of explaining for some who aren’t familiar with those terms… so here’s our best shot:
Congregationally ruled – means that the congregation has final decision-making authority on all major issues. This would be anything from a major purchase to hiring of staff. It also means that the congregation receives and dismisses members. If you have any questions about how our membership works, you can find documents about that topic HERE. Elder led – means that the congregation has chosen a group of Biblically qualified men (1 Timothy 3 , Titus 1) to lead the church family as shepherds, teachers, and overseers of the church family (all those are words the Bible uses to describe the function and role of Elders). The Elders are entrusted by the congregation with the daily oversight and spiritual leadership of the church family.
About our Elders…
Dale Wibbenmeyer – has been attending Community Church since Y2K (remember that?) along with his wife Debbie. They also have three adult children. Dale has served as an Elder at Community Church on two separate occasions. Dale is an engineer, working for a local building company. Debbie is a long-time employee of the local school district, serving as a teacher teacher’s assistant, and lots of other important stuff over the years.
Carl Severance – Carl has been at Community Church for many years. In fact, it is the church where he first came to know Christ in a personal way! Carl’s love for the people of Community Church and the LORD are evident as he seeks to serve the family.
Community Church is currently in a time of significant transition…
Our Pastor of the last five years has resigned, moving on to other fields of ministry. Our Elders have led the way in developing a team of people who are prayerfully seeking the LORD’s will for our future, and considering the next steps to take regarding our leadership needs and future. We apprecaite your prayers.