Why the Church Has a Future

Speaker: Pastor Jay Childs
Scripture: Matthew 16:13-20
Series: Special Services

The Elders have recommended Pastor Jay Childs as a candidate to be our next Senior Pastor, and today we welcome him to share with us from Matthew 16. Pastor Jay grew up in Southern California and then in Northern Michigan. His wife, Becky, grew up in Boulder, Colorado. Jay and Becky have three young adult children: Ben (married to Ellie), Stacy, and Heidi. Before joining with Midland Evangelical Free Church in 1990, Jay and Becky pastored a church in rural Minnesota for three years.

Besides their passion for the local church, Jay and Becky love to walk, travel, rollerblade, and read. They also have a burden for encouraging workers in the mission field. They have both traveled to a variety of countries in this endeavor. Some favorite countries they’ve visited: Bosnia, India, Malaysia, Italy, Ireland, China, and Egypt. To hear more of Pastor Jay’s sermons, please visit www.mefchurch.org/sermons.html. We also invite you to stay after services today to enjoy a box lunch ($5/person, $20/family) with Pastor Jay and Becky, followed by time for questions and answers.

  1. The Church is ________ by Christ.
  2. The Church __________ to Christ.
  3. The Church is ________ by Christ.
Posted on May 5, 2013 and filed under Special Services.