New Children’s Pastor at CIL

Here is a message CIL sent to CIL Partners from me and Pastor Deborah Jackson

In May of 2012 we asked Pastor Greg Wilson to bring his expertise and talent to our early elementary ministry as CIL’s first Children’s Pastor.  Greg has done a wonderful job the last six years getting kids excited about Jesus, and serving the church’s families in this area. There is no one quite like Greg Wilson when it comes to engaging kids.  What a gift he is!
20161107-SinglePortrait-DARK-24Earlier this year, we and Pastor Greg decided together it was time to pass the children’s ministry baton at CIL off to a new leader so Greg could help more with associate pastor duties.   After much prayer and many discussions, we are excited to announce that Jennifer Cordray will be our new Children’s Pastor, leading the Journey’s ministry on Sunday mornings and throughout the week. Pastor Jennifer will officially begin this role on July 15, and Pastor Greg will work with her to make this a successful transition.

Pastor Jennifer will continue to lead Awana, further integrating the Sunday and Wednesday ministries as a powerful discipleship combination.  We are also very optimistic about the positive role Pastor Greg will have in working more with the entire church family.  He has already been an incredible resource in preparing us for this transition.

We are so excited about what God has for our children and their families!

Pastor Aaron Allison
Pastor Deborah Jackson


Love Your Community

I am so grateful for my church community. Not an audience. Not a crowd. Not people to fulfill program plans. Rather, an eclectic group of people who CHOOSE to worship, struggle, experiment, and learn TOGETHER. True community is rare, fragile, and often unappreciated. Love the people God has placed in your life.

“Love never ends.” – 1 Corinthians 13:8

Two weeks for one sermon

ordinary time
This hasn’t happened in years, but I did not finish my sermon last week, so will do so this Sunday. On June 10, I will preach from 1 Samuel 3:8-20 – “Hearing God’s Voice in Your Generation (Part 2).”
The church calendar is in Ordinary Time, which is a dynamic season of growth and spontaneity between Pentecost and Advent. Our faith community seems especially in tune with the Holy Spirit during the summer months, so I expect we will hear strongly from Him once again. Let’s gather with anticipation! See you at either 9am or 10:45am.