Playing God

Sunday :: Worship / Fellowship

Sunday, October 20th

Jay was serving in his 15th year as Lead Pastor at Columbus Evangelical Church when called to be Superintendent of the Western Conference. He was formerly a Western Conference Chairman and Director of Kingdom Resources for our denomination.

Jay won the Basketball State Championship at Denver Christian High School in Denver, CO. He is a 1989 graduate of Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho with a degree in Teacher Education, and a Master’s in Administration from Idaho State University. Jay received an award for Idaho Middle School Teacher of the Year. He was Athletic Director and Vice-President for Advancement at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT.

Jay was licensed to Preach and Ordained in 2002 in the Western Conference of the Evangelical Church under the mentorship of Reverend Steve Strutz. Jay and his wife Lisa (married in 1990) have two children, daughter Sarah and son Josiah. Jay is currently a Doctoral student at Portland Seminary at George Fox University. He is a Denver Broncos fan!

Key Verse

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Psalm 139:14

Growthday :: Events

Youth Group

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm :: Sanctuary and basement :: Middle and high school ages :: Snack with ministry to follow

We are also stocking up on a few more food items. If you would like to contribute, here’s our list: onions, ziti pasta, kidney beans, black beans, northern beans, diced tomatoes, and tomato sauce. If possible, larger sized cans are appreciated.

Kids’ Group

Wednesdays, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm :: Fellowship Hall and basement :: 1st through 5th grade

Study on the Psalms

Nik Grosfield has just begun a weekly Wednesday night study on the Psalms from 5:00 to 6:00 pm in the basement meeting room at the library. All are welcome to join in, and we encourage you to bring a friend!

Men’s Discipleship Groups

Join us this Monday for our Men’s Discipleship group. The Goal of this group is to find encouragement as we dig into the word and discuss life and faith together. All men are invited to come.

Ladies’ Morning Bible Studies

This fall we will begin a study called Why Believe? Investigate Evidence for Faith. Every chapter includes a real life story of someone who spent time questioning and investigating faith and how it made a difference in his or her life. Both groups meet at 9:30 am in the Fellowship Hall basement, one on Wednesday and the other Friday. Babysitting is available on Wednesdays. Study books are available at the office for $11.

Everyday :: Serve & Witness

Pastor Appreciation Month

October is National Pastor Appreciation month. If there’s a special way that you’d like to show your appreciation, this month is a great time to do it!

Operation Christmas Child

OCC is kicking into high gear for their 25th anniversary! Bernadette has once again set up the OCC table in the foyer, has the supplies you need, and can answer any questions you may have. You can also check out their website at and find more great ideas and opportunities to contribute online. National Collection Week is November 18 through 25. Stay tuned, more info to come!

Reading Plans & Devotions

You can download the “YouVersion” app or grab a copy in the lobby. Join us as we read through the Bible in a year.

“Our Daily Bread” devotional is also available in the lobby, by email or you can download the app at