Note from Pastor Mark
As lead pastor, Pastor Mark leads the church within the boundaries set by the BOG.
Can you believe we are nearing the end of 2018? It’s hard to comprehend how quick time is going. I once heard it said your age is your speed limit and as you get older life seems to move faster. I would have to agree. In all of this fast-moving pace of life, my hope is that we do not forget there is something more than the daily grind of the here and now. Would you take or make time to slow down and think about how this year has gone? Maybe it has been a great year of success and achievement or a brutal year of heartache and failure. Either way, God is working in your life and to take time to see his fingerprints in all of life will help to put you on a good path towards 2019 and beyond.
Prayer (Praying for a Team Leader)
We desire to be a church that prays eagerly. For this year, we have planned 12 prayer initiatives as we pray for God’s transformative work in our friends’ and family’s lives. We have been praying for friends and families, for our community, and the world. We desire to see a minimum of 12 people encounter Jesus and have their lives transformed. So far, we have seen seven people say “yes” to Jesus. Let’s keep praying for more!
During our Sunday Gatherings, the prayer room is open to go and pray by yourself or with others. We are also seeking out a point person to raise the temperature of prayer in and beyond DAC. Would you consider being this person? If you are interested, please contact Pastor Mark.
Pastor Mark - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Music and A/V team provide a quality and distraction free environment to worship Jesus Christ.
It is exciting to be adding more people to the worship team. We are also looking at how to become more ethnically and culturally diverse in our worship. Both the A/V and worship teams are always open to adding more techs and musicians. If you have any interest in joining the worship team, contact Hector Ayerdiz. If you’d enjoy the A/V side of the Sunday Gatherings, contact Matthew Sutton.
Hector Ayerdiz – email@example.com
Matthew Sutton – Sutton.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Missions Team helps launch us on mission.
The missions team met on October 9 and conducted a review of new and continued requested for financial support. Some tentative decisions were made and will be finalized at the November meeting.
As part of our partnership with Envision El Salvador, DAC hosted site director, Tony Escalante October 24-26. Tony's time with us included speaking at Vision Youth with an open invitation to DAC, a lunch with local Alliance workers, and a dinner with past and potential trip participants. Special thanks to Dave and Trudy Schwarz for hosting Tony.
Laura Hessler - email@example.com
Emily Harr - firstname.lastname@example.org
Explorers Children’s Ministry
Children are at the prime age for connecting with Jesus, and we love engaging them with prime ministry!
Our children's ministry team met on October 21 for lunch and instruction. This extensive team is serving 40 children from birth-5th grade that we consider regular attenders. We are so grateful for this vital ministry!
Bethany Clemmons - email@example.com
Vision Youth Ministry
Vision Youth is a vital part of training up the younger generation of disciples and leaders.
Vision Youth have been diving deeper in “knowing Jesus,” through their study on Heaven & Earth this past month. It has sparked some great questions from the students and exciting conversations.
If you are interested in getting your teen connected or volunteering, please talk to Tim Allen.
Tim Allen – firstname.lastname@example.org
Small groups are a great place to make friends, pray, study the Bible, and live on mission.
We have about sixty adults connected in five small groups this semester, meeting every week or so for a meal, study, and practice in "Gospel Fluency." This is possible because of our dedicated small group leaders.
Jen Ashby – email@example.com
At DAC, we value authentic community and our Connections Team plays a big part in connecting us in community.
The Connections Ministry met in October to enjoy a time of food, fellowship, and discussion. We talked about what each of the four ministry teams in the Connections Ministry does that enables us to have a cumulative impact on guests through multiple touch points. We also discussed ways that we can go to the next level in how we serve those we interact with. A huge thank-you to all who serve so faithfully in this ministry!
Wendy Geraci – firstname.lastname@example.org
Building and Grounds
God has given us a great location and property and we strive to be good stewards of these gifts.
Our parking lot was resurfaced on October 15 and 16. This work also included repaired concrete and fresh paint for parking spots. Thank you for your generous donations towards this project! We’re looking forward to next year’s farmers market on the new lot!
If you are interested in helping care for our property, contact Mark Neely.
Mark Neely - MarkNeely@havtech.com
Celebrate Our Story
Eleven ladies connected with DAC attended "Celebrate our Story," the National Great Commission gathering in Lancaster, PA October 11-14. This weekend included concerts with Aaron Shust and Laura Story, a production of "Jesus" at Sight and Sound Theater, and Bible teaching and seminars by some gifted women.
Lanterns & Baptisms
This past month, we had the great joy of celebrating with God by lighting two more lanterns on our stage and witnessing four individuals be baptized! Praise God! Let’s keep praying for more!
We have taken a break from formal leadership development but are looking at how we can continue to invest in both present and future leaders to make them effective for God’s purposes. Part of this is having people identify and apprentice others as part of a team instead of doing ministry alone. It is much better together.
The staff manages ministry and meets weekly.
The staff continues to meet on a regular basis to pray, plan, and pursue after the mission of being a multi-ethnic, multi-generational church being transformed by Jesus, empowered by the Holy Spirit and launched on mission. Currently we are reading a book, Driven by Difference.
The Elders shepherd and give spiritual oversight to DAC.
DAC’s Elders meet monthly for a time of prayer and how to best provide care for the church. If you ever need prayer, please let the Elders know through your Sunday Prayer Card. They would love to pray for you. Our current Elders are Mark Trinkl, Evan Homan, Eric Zetterberg, Steve Beardsley, Kyle Ott, Andrew Black, and Mark Neely.
Mark Trinkl – email@example.com
Board of Governance (BOG)
The Board of Governance (BOG) sets boundaries for the Pastor and meets quarterly.
The next board meeting is December 10th. Our current BOG are Mark Trinkl (Chairman), Evan Homan (Vice Chair), Jim Mullen (Treasurer), Eric Zetterberg (Secretary), Andrew Black, Steve Beardsley, Sarah Luse, and Trudy Schwarz.
Evan Homan – firstname.lastname@example.org
Spiritual Growth Retreat – November 16-18
MCCH Bagged Breakfast – November 18
Baptism Sunday – November 25
MCCH Hot Meal – December 9
Intro to DAC – December 16
Christmas Eve Service – December 24