ministry (Page 3)

ministry (Page 3)

Upcoming Youth Retreat

Last year we departed from our usual routine of going to a full blown youth camp and decided to run our own retreat for our youth. Our desire was to engage more of our body in ministering to our youth and to involve our own teachers as the speakers.We had a fantastic time at Windermere in southern Missouri with a good number of our youth attending and many of our single…

March Missions Update

Roger and Crystal JohansenWhat a great time with Countryside and our Brazilian pastors! During three weeks in March, Roger and several Brazilian leadership went to the States and participated in a pastors conference, and three different church events. What a joy to see the Brazilian leadership serving and being encouraged more in their walk and faith. Thanks once again to…

February Missions Update

We are blessed to have both the Johansen family and the Warne family faithfully ministering as missionaries sent out from Countryside. Since we are their lone sending and supporting church, it is essential that we engage in supporting them not only financially, but also personally and through prayer. Below is a recent update from both families informing us of how they are…

People Are Our Ministry

Nobody ever comes to a church with a sign around their neck saying, “Will you love me? I have been through a failed marriage” or “Will you care for me? I have just experienced a devastating loss” or “Will you accept me? I don’t know the Lord.” We are the Body of Christ and people are our ministry. We are called to reach out to the hurting, discern their need and minister…

Qualities for Usefulness to God

God delights in using ordinary people to do extraordinary things for His glory. The story of Phillip in Acts 8:26-40 is about an ordinary man who was useful and effective as a servant of God.Luke introduces us to Philip in Acts 6 as one of the deacons selected by the Jerusalem church. In a large and growing ministry, Philip was known as one who had a good reputation and…