Sunday, January 30, 2011

Staff Thoughts on Christ, Part 1: Music Director Eric Stiller

Christ is central to our faith and our worship. His divinity and the necessity of his life, death and resurrection are clear from scripture. However, there may be many different aspects of who Christ is and what he has done that strike us most powerfully. We thought we would ask our staff about their personal reactions to Christ and share their thoughts with you. We start that today with a brief interview with Eric Stiller, Director of Music for West County Fellowship.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Charlie and Rachel Looney Welcome a New Son, Calvin

We wanted to let you know the good news: Charlie (intern with Central and WCF) and Rachel Looney are now the parents of a baby boy, Calvin James Looney. Calvin was born this morning (1/29) at 4:30 am. Mother and baby are doing great and will head home tomorrow. Glory to God for this amazing blessing to the Looneys and to our church. Take a look for yourself.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A Brief Chat with Matt Wicker, WCF Children's Ministry Director

We are showcasing two things with this blog entry. First, we are trying to make better use of our video capabilities to let folks know about West County Fellowship... our staff, our events, our hopes for West County as we tell folks about the love of Christ. Second, we took advantage of this technology to talk briefly with our Director of Children's Ministries, Matt Wicker and hear about his work day. Take a look and let us know what you think about going 'behind the curtain' with the WCF and Central staff. We hope you enjoy this first taste.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Need for Discipleship

I have been thinking a great deal about our fledgling group out in West County St. Louis and both the need and opportunity we have to grow both deeper and wider. Though we are connected to a well established and mature church (Central Presbyterian, Clayton Campus) we need to be working on how we, as the West County campus of Central, grow in maturity.

Most of the programs Central offers tend to be Clayton based and therefore not always easily accessible to our folks. With that in mind, I wanted to begin building a menu of things for our folks based here in West County. First on the menu: What Christians Should Believe... this is 13 week (a quarter) one-on-one meeting with the pastor (me) walking through the fundamentals of our faith and how it should impact our lives.

It is based on the book Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe by Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears. If you are a man looking to go deeper in your faith through study and mentoring, contact me and we'll get started. I am looking to work with four men this quarter but if more show interest we will schedule you for the next quarter. If you are a lady looking for an opportunity to be mentored by either walking through this book or doing something else, please let me know and we will get a mentoring relationship set-up for you.

Lord willing in the next couple of months we will add more things to the menu... perhaps a weekend seminar or a mid-week class. Until then, let me know if you would like to take advantage of this appetizer!