Sunday, November 16, 2014

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This Sunday at Blue River:

AM Message: “God’s Grace to Jew and Gentile”
Scripture: Romans 11:11-22

PM Undershepherd Meetings. The Garrison/Shearer Group will meet in the church north wing at noon for a meal and a lesson (lesson 6). The Gingerich/Myers group will meet at 6 p.m. in the north wing for a meal and the lesson.

Wednesday – Adult Bible Study – We continue with our look at the distinctive New Testament lifestyle of the Brethren. This study is for all, though those who are new or unfamiliar with the Brethren will find it especially helpful.

Remember that next Sunday a week we will have Fred and Betsy Eiler here in both the Sunday School and morning worship hours to speak about World Missionary Press. All Sunday School classes will meet in the auditorium. This will be followed by our annual Thanksgiving Carry-in. Meat and drink will be provided! Plan to be with us on November 23. No evening service on November 23.

Also, November 25, 7 p.m. will be the Whitley County Community Thanksgiving Service at the Columbia City Church of the Nazarene. Offering will be for the Whitley County Energy Assistance Fund. Special music will be shared by area churches (including Blue River).

There will be no midweek services at Blue River on Wednesday evening, November 26 (Thanksgiving Eve).

Memorial or honor poinsettias will be decorating the auditorium in a few weeks. If you would like to purchase a poinsettia in memory of or in honor of someone, please pick up an envelope on the bulletin board and turn it in to Ellen Snyder or in the wire basket on the office counter. They are $7.00 each.

Welcome to Blue River!

November 15th, 2014 | 0 Comments

We’re glad you’re here!

At Blue River, we endeavor to do three things:

  • worship God Biblically;
  • teach believers the Word of God; and
  • proclaim the Gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ alone

Our Sunday School for ALL ages is at 9 a.m., our morning worship is at 10 a.m., our our evening worship is a 7 p.m. (there are occasional variations for Sunday evening services).

We invite you to our services, to join with us in our work, and to share in our fellowship. We strive to emphasize basic New Testament teachings, and practice the New Testament ordinances.

We look forward to seeing you soon at Blue River!

Fred and Betsy Eiler with us November 23

November 15th, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fred and Betsy Eiler, of Frankfort, Indiana, and representatives of World Missionary Press of New Paris, Indiana, will speak on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at the 9 a.m. Sunday School hour and the 10 a.m. worship hour.  A Thanksgiving carry-in meal will follow the morning service.

The Eilers visit churches around the country to show the work World Missionary Press is doing around the world providing free literature to Christians witnessing in many nations and cultures and languages.

World Missionary Press is a interdenominational nonprofit organization printing the Word of God in over 310 languages, sending Scripture booklets to over 210 countries, absolutely free. Individuals and congregations also have the opportunity to support the work financially and through volunteering to work in the World Missionary Press bindery as they bind and pack booklets to be shipped all over the world.

A love offering will be received for World Missionary Press.

Blue River is seeking an Associate Pastor for Youth/Young Adults

September 24th, 2014 | 0 Comments

Blue River Church of the Brethren, Columbia City, Indiana, is searching for a full time youth/young adult pastor. Housing provided.

Blue River is one of the more conservative congregations in the Northern Indiana District, and we try to maintain faithful adherence to the historic teachings of the Brethren, including trine immersion baptism for all members, the full Love Feast, the prayer veiling for services, modest dress, and lifetime faithfulness in marriage. Our basic statement of faith is the Brethren Card.

http://www.blueriverchurch.org/?page_id=2

Blue River Church of the Brethren, Columbia City, Indiana, is searching for a full-time pastor for youth and youth adults.

Blue River is one of the more conservative congregations in the Northern Indiana District, and we try to maintain faithful adherence to the historic teachings of the Brethren, including trine immersion baptism for all members, the full Love Feast, the prayer veiling for services, modest dress, and lifetime faithfulness in marriage. Our basic statement of faith is the Brethren Card. The man called would have opportunity to work alongside a prominent conservative leader in the Church of the Brethren.

http://www.blueriverchurch.org/?page_id=2

JOB DESCRIPTION

ASSOCIATE PASTOR FOR YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS

STATUS: Full-time, Salaried

BENEFITS: Parsonage, Health Insurance, Mileage Reimbursement, and Professional Growth

Blue River Church of the Brethren in Northern Indiana seeks to call an energetic and dynamic pastor to minister to the youth, young adults and married young adults segment of our church and to grow this segment of the congregation from the surrounding community.

Blue River COB Mission Statement:

Blue River is a church that seeks to worship God Biblically, teach believers the Word of God, and proclaim the gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ alone.

Position Description:

1. The primary task of the Associate Pastor is to develop and implement a comprehensive ministry for youth, young adults and married young adults while upholding the New Testament doctrines in preaching, teaching, and life, with special emphasis on the doctrines described in the “Brethren Card.”

2. He will identify & reach out to the youth, young adults, and married young adults in the Blue River COB surrounding community so that growth and retention can be achieved in this group of people.

3. He will work to maintain continuity between this ministry and the church as a whole so that the transitions between the various groups are as smooth as possible. He will promote interaction and unity between all age groups within the church.

4. He will work closely on a monthly basis with the Senior Pastor for personal growth and mentoring to ensure spiritual and doctrinal unity among the pastoral staff.

5. He will provide a unified sense of purpose and direction in terms of evangelism, edification, discipleship and such other ministry involvement that serves to stimulate excitement and participation within the church and to attract other young people and their parents to Blue River and ultimately to a saving faith in Jesus Christ and a growing relationship with Him.

6. He will coordinate Sunday school curriculum for youth, young adult, and married young adults in partnership with the Christian Education Committee while teaching the young adult/ married young adult.

7. He will participate in worship services as requested, including filling the pulpit (without additional compensation) when the Pastor is away.

8. He will be sensitive to the rich history and culture of Blue River COB while moving forward to minister to and grow the church in today’s secular environment.

Qualifications:

1. Must have vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement a youth ministry within the parameters of the Blue River Church of the Brethren’s mission statement.

2. Must possess a proven ability to work effectively with youth, young adults, and volunteers.

3. Must have good written and verbal communication skills, conflict management skills, and computer skills.

Organizational Relationship:

The position of Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults is directed by the Ministerial Committee. The Associate Pastor will communicate regularly with the Senior Pastor, Official Board, Ministerial Committee, and Youth Steering Committee for goal setting, sharing, evaluating, problem solving, and prayer support.

If you are interested in this position, please request a copy of our profile from the
Northern Indiana District Office
162 E. Market Street
Nappanee, IN 46550
574.773.3149

or contact
Craig Alan Myers
Blue River Church of the Brethren
3040 E. 700 North
Columbia City, IN 46725
or e-mail at camyers@blueriverchurch.org
website: http://www.blueriverchurch.org