In 2013 we were called by God to serve as an Adult Ministries Pastor at a large church in Central Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, 2½ years later the Executive Pastor who hired me left. This led to a restructuring and the elimination of my position. But here’s the thing; we know God called us here. We are well connected, relationally invested and deeply rooted (Emily is a Senior, Anna is a Sophomore and Joshua is in the eighth grade). God brought us here. We know that as a fact!
So after almost a year of prayer and soul searching, we answered God’s call to plant a church. A church different than the one we served at when we moved to the Hershey/Hummelstown area. Deep Rivers Church will swim in the deep waters of: God’s Word, His Holy Spirit and Prayer. We are incredibly energized and excited to be on this journey.
Our Mission Statement: “We are Loved by God, Empowered by His Spirit and Sent for the Freedom and Joy of All.”
Our Vision Statement: We are called to spread the truth that followers of Jesus are…
Loved by God – We are called to be sons and daughters of God, growing in our realization of His grace and in the truth of our new identity as beloved children of the Father. We are growing intellectually AND experientially in our understanding of this love.
Empowered by His Spirit – We are growing in the authority Jesus gave us at the Great Commission. With a growing expectation we are empowered by His Spirit to do all that He commanded us to do: first in prayer, then in action.
Sent for the Freedom and Joy of All – From the joy of our freedom in the love of our Father and our identity in Jesus, we are sent to proclaim freedom and joy to all, discipling them and establishing them in the truth of who they are.
What Biblical Truths Drive Our Vision?
How & When Will All this Happen?
Our launch date is September of 2018. Currently we are creating our Launch Team. This Launch Team is actually made up of various Impact Teams. These teams include: Children’s Ministry, Worship, Logistics, Welcome, Care and Administration. Our Launch Team members will also have the option of committing to only a 3, 6, 9 or 12 month period of time.
How Can You Help?
Prayer – consider joining our “31Team” and pray one day a month for one facet of Deep Rivers Church.
Provisions – we are accepting donations of a laptop, sound equipment, computers for Children’s Ministry check-in and even a trailer to transport these and other items to our weekly meeting location.
Publicity – we would love you to help us spread the word. If you’re local we are open to visiting to share our vision with you in person. We are hosting informational dinners every month until our launch in September. Please let us know if you’re interested in attending one.