Our Church Leadership: Elders and Deacons

Our council at Central Manor is made up of two groups which make up the leadership.  They are Elders and Deacons.  While they each serve a different function, they both serve together as the council to accomplish God’s mission for the church. The elders are the leaders of the church.  Some of the elders are [...]

By | 2018-05-17T15:56:20+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Pastor Scott Davis|0 Comments

Developing a Vision #4 Goals for reaching our objective

When developing a good philosophy of ministry it is essential to have a highest good, an objective, and goals to reach that objective.  To this point I have established that our highest good is to glorify God, and our objective is to glorify God by discipling our world for Jesus.  The goals to reach that [...]

By | 2019-01-31T14:11:23+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Pastor Scott Davis|3 Comments

Developing a Vision #3 – How do we glorify God through the church?

Discipline is a necessary part of successful living.  If a person is not disciplined they will be forced to attend the school of hard knocks.  They will gain wisdom if they learn in that schooling.  Discipline involves gaining useful information and committing to living by it.  If a person is being taught a set of [...]

By | 2018-02-20T19:09:00+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Pastor Scott Davis|0 Comments

Spiritual Care for the Sexually Broken

Last week several church leaders from our church attended a conference to help those who are sexually broken.  God created sex as a very good thing, but it has been twisted up into something it was never intended to be.  Those twisted ways always bring negative consequences.  They also bring situations that are very difficult [...]

By | 2017-11-21T14:08:39+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Pastor Scott Davis|0 Comments

Helping addicted loved ones

We live in a society filled with addictions.  They aren't all drugs, or alcohol.  The addictions could be work, your phone, your relationships, money, and so on.  I think the major cause of that is that people are looking for something that gives them hope.  At least initially.  What those addictions end up doing, however, [...]

By | 2017-11-21T14:12:52+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Pastor Scott Davis|0 Comments

Our Highest Good – Developing a Vision #2

We recently sang a song at Church called the New Doxology.  Its not really new, its the same song that has been sung for years, but it adds a bridge that says "Praise God, praise God, praise God, Who saved my soul.  Praise God, praise God, praise God from Whom all blessings flow."  Great words. [...]

By | 2017-11-21T14:07:42+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Pastor Scott Davis|0 Comments

Toward developing a vision for the Church #1

Over the next few newsletters I plan to address how to create a vision for the church.  This is part of what I love about ministry.  The first step in developing a good vision is to be able to articulate what we believe and function within that boundary.  I will call this first major step [...]

By | 2017-11-21T14:11:54+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Pastor Scott Davis|0 Comments