Author Archive: Rev. Dr. Jonathan Sloan

Pastor’s Manna – ‘Tis The (Busy) Season

‘Tis the (Busy) Season  I have always loved Christmas. I especially enjoyed the midnight candlelight service, lighting the candles of all the people who had come to worship. We would always start at 11:00pm and when worship was finished, it was Christmas.  Like most children, Christmas was always a magical time of gifts, family, parties, […]

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Pastor’s Manna – Sabbatical Time

Sabbatical Time  As most of you know, for the later part of the summer I took a sabbatical. This Sabbatical had a specific focus of trying to renew various relational aspects of my life that I have not been able to focus on while I was serving as a pastor over the last 10 years […]

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Hiring: Director of Next Generation Ministry

Director of Next Generation Ministry ACCOUNTABILITY: Senior Pastor through its Personnel Ministry Team PURPOSE: Direct the church’s ministry programs for children, youth, college and young adults to include leading, developing and organizing ministry programs, mission opportunities, retreats, seasonal ministries and other age-appropriate activities for children, youth, and young adults. QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a college Degree […]

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Pastor’s Manna – Pentecost People

I wrote last month about the need for us to be Easter people. Easter people are living in the knowledge and confidence that God loves them so much that He came up with a plan to bring about salvation for them. Easter people know that this was not earned or deserved, but a freely given […]

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Pastor’s Manna

Easter People Did you know that Easter is more than just one day, but rather an entire season in the church? Eastertide, or the Easter season, is the 50-day period of time starting on Easter Sunday and ending on Pentecost Sunday.  Eastertide reminds us of the disciples’ lives as they waited for the sign to […]

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Pastor’s Manna

Are You a Follower? What does it mean to follow? In modern vernacular being a follower can have a negative connotation. It implies being of the herd mentality, unable to think for yourself, unwilling to set your own direction, or being mindless. Often we offer up another approach: you are either a Leader (GOOD!) or aFollower […]

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Pastor’s Manna – Changing Seasons

Changing Seasons Time is flying by us isn’t it? It seems like on Christmas morning, we just celebrated the birth of Jesus, and now we are finding ourselves preparing to enter Lent seven short weeks later. Ash Wednesday (February 14, 2018), marks the beginning of Lent, a time when we reflect upon Jesus’s journey toward the cross, […]

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