Senior Pastor – Church of the Lakes, Ninevah IN
Date Founded: 1976
8844 Nineveh Rd.
Nineveh, IN 46164
Average Worship Attendance: 65
Children’s Ministry Attendance: 40
Ethnic Composition Of Congregation;(in whole %):
- 95% Caucasian
- 4% Asian
- 1% Other
Community Type: (www.cordrysweetwater.com)
Elder Board Chairperson:
8740 S Slevins Drive
Nineveh, IN 46164
Elder Board Vice Chairperson:
7821 Elk Drive
Nineveh, IN 46164
Pastor Nominating Chairperson:
7215 Lion Drive
Nineveh, IN 46164
- Full Time -Will consider part time
- Masters in Divinity-or will consider someone actively working towards MDiv
Years of Experience Desired
- 2 years or more
Brief Church Mission Statement:
It is our desire to see people commit their lives to Jesus Christ as Savior and grow in obedience to Him as their Lord. Working together for our shared goal, we exist as a Congregation for the following purposes:
- To Worship God through our Lord Jesus Christ
- To Study God’s Word
- To Pray with and for one another
- To Fellowship with one another
- To Share with those in need, in our community and around the world, God’s word and the material gifts He has given us
- To Share the Good News of the risen Lord Jesus
- To Engage together in the common task of building the Kingdom of God
Statement of Faith
The doctrinal position of Church of the Lakes is summarized in our twelve-article Statement of Faith.
1. The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men and the Divine and final authority for Christian faith and life.
2. In one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
3. That Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross, a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
4. That the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age, to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner, and indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service.
5. That man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is, therefore, lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
6. That the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and, thus become children of God.
7. That water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church during the present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation.
8. That the true Church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ of which He is the Head.
9. That only those who are, thus, members of the true Church shall be eligible for membership in the local church.
10. That Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church and that every local church has the right, under Christ, to decide and govern its own affairs.
11. In the personal and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this “Blessed Hope” has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
12. In the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord; of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.
Located within the scenic hills of Brown County, Church of the Lakes has served the Cordry-Sweetwater and Prince’s Lakes communities since 1971. We are a non-denominational church with the mission of worshiping our Lord Jesus Christ, studying God’s word corporately and individually, praying with and for one another, enjoying fellowship together, and sharing the good news of the gospel of Christ with others.
From this mission, we have named pillars, which are areas within the church body, for members to use their spiritual gifts and talents to serve Christ and our community. All the ministries come under the authority of the church elders:
- The worship pillar: Works with the pastor and staff in planning and leading the music, drama, communion meditations, and various other elements of the worship service.
- The study pillar: Works to make disciples of members, planning educational opportunities and the curriculum for “Harvestland” children’s Sunday school classes, vacation Bible school, middle school and senior high ministries, and several Bible studies for youth and adults of all ages.
- The prayer pillar: Promotes improvement in the prayer lives of members individually and collectively as a church body. We hold a prayer gathering once each month, and we have an email prayer chain which is very active.
- The fellowship pillar: Serves to provide various times and types of fellowship for members so that they can grow in relationship with one another. We hold church fellowship dinners once each month, and also host fellowship opportunities for the community as well. Our women’s ministry, “Unrestrained Love”, falls under this pillar, and plans monthly and quarterly luncheons, studies, and retreats for the women of our church.
- The sharing pillar: This involves all types of missions, locally within our church and community, as well as internationally. At present, we are supporting the following missions: Brown County Habitat For Humanity, Mother’s Cupboard, New Song, Pregnancy Care Center, St. Vincent DePaul, TRIAD of Brown County, and Young Life at Brown County High School. Our deacons have several caring and sharing ministries. These are “Guardian Angels”, which visits and sends cards and fruit baskets to the homebound and shut-ins, “Food For Families” which prepares hot meals for those recovering from surgery and long term illnesses, and “Wishes and Blessings” which donates food and clothing to those less fortunate at Christmas”.
- Our Building and Grounds pillar just completed a new garage for the church van and extra storage this past summer. This was built by the talented men of our church.