Summer Newsletter

New Residents

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Several years ago CWC made a commitment to invest some of our resources into preparing newly graduated ministry students to launch well into their chosen area of ministry.  According to an article in the Christian Post from June 2014 (http://www.christianpost.com/news/nearly-3-in-4-pastors-regularly-consider-leaving-due-to-stress-study-finds-121973/) and another article in Christianity Today from August 2014 (http://www.christianitytoday.com/pastors/2014/august-online-only/koinonia-way.html) nearly 50% of current pastors didn’t feel that seminary fully…

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Consumer to Steward

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Paul writes; remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. ~2 Corinthians 9:6 You the congregation, have most definitely sown generously this past year. We ended the fiscal year on April 30, $41,704 over our budgeted giving. I believe that this is due to the work the God has done through you…

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Formation of Facilities Volunteer Team

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Our Facilities Volunteer Team is working on creating two groups of volunteers: one that will help us maintain our facilities and another that will help us be the physical hands of Jesus to our congregation, surrounding neighbors, and friends here in Marion, Indiana. We are praying that God will put this dream and desire in other people’s hearts and connect…

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Volunteer Spotlight

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Since 2006, Pat Shingledecker has served College Wesleyan Church in a variety of ways.  “We started attending CWC in 2004,” she says.  “So I started volunteering a couple of years after that, just to get to know people. It’s a great way to get acquainted with others.”  Today, she serves as Financial Assistant, working with Jordan Ashley. “This is my…

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Making Lasting Connections

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“What would you say to each member of the congregation if you could take him or her out for coffee?” That’s the question we asked two graduating seniors who’ve been heavily involved with CWC during their undergraduate careers. Each year, CWC is home to hundreds of collegians who graft their story onto our story—embodying the mission of God in their…

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Community Groups

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“I have community with others and I shall continue to have it only through Jesus Christ. The more genuine and the deeper our community becomes, the more will everything else between us recede, the more clearly and purely will Jesus Christ and his work become the one and only thing that is vital between us.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together:…

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Worship While You’re Gone

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Back in January we started streaming our CWC services online.  Every Sunday at the 10am service we have around 50 households worship with us online from around the world.  These households include parents staying home with sick children, college kids leaving town for the weekend, parents of church attenders, people who have left the area, and local people checking out…

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Frances Slocum Partnership Year in Review

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College Wesleyan Church just finished its seventh year in partnership with Frances Slocum Elementary.  Our partnership has created ways for the church to be intentional in loving our community better.  There are many ways volunteers can invest in Frances Slocum Elementary to build relationships, encourage teachers and staff, and work together to build a stronger community with families.   One…

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Care Ministers

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Care Minister Spotlight I wanted to take some time to highlight one of the integral pieces of Care MInistries here at CWC—our Care Ministers! This past year, we had 32 Care Ministers serving the CWC Body. Through their presence, sharing of prayer, scripture, and visits to the CWC Congregation in various settings, they provide spiritual support to those in need…

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