Discipleship Ministry


This is from the July/August 2019 Pastor's Pen newsletter article by Pastor Fisher:

After over a year of hard work, prayer, research, study, small groups, congregational meetings, and many lay leadership team planning sessions, the Administrative Board passed the final version of our church's new Discipleship Plan at its June 24, 2019 meeting.​

The Plan includes the creation of a new Discipleship Council to oversee the small group ministry. The Ad Board elected the following persons as the first class of the Discipleship Council members:

  • Walt Meck, Chair

  • Nancy Kraft

  • Eydie Reed

  • Matheau Bridges

  • Dale Kauterman

  • Dawn Housel

  • Hannah Heintzelman

  • Gary Daum (ex officio as Lay Leader)


The Pastors will also serve on the Council. Please pray for them as they undertake their work, that they, in Christ, be effective in helping us further develop a thriving small-group discipleship ministry here.

Please pray for our church as we begin to live into the Discipleship Plan. The plan is a great beginning, but it will take time and work to fully implement and adapt it into the life of our congregation. Our goal, as from the beginning, is to become more effective at fulfilling our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ! Please keep this matter in your earnest prayers as we seek to follow the Lord's leading and inspiration.

Click here to see a copy of the Discipleship Plan as adopted on June 24, 2019.

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of Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania



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