Our annual Congregational Meeting, for all ODPC members, will be held on December 8 at 1:00pm, following the second service. We want to thank you, in advance, for marking this date on your calendars and making arrangements to attend. A light lunch will be served to those members who will be present at the meeting.
Currently, we baptize or confirm our candidates when they are at the minimum age of 13. Like many denominations/churches, we place a minimum age for our candidates to ensure that they are old enough to comprehend the tenets of our Christian faith and of a life of following Christ.
At our upcoming congregational meeting, we would like to lower the minimum age to 12. We believe that even at this younger age, candidates are able to understand and personally embrace the foundations of our faith and of Christian living.
At Open Door, lowering the age will also allow for the opportunity of our Grove youth pastors to meet with our incoming 7th grade students to talk about their journey in faith and of potentially wanting to profess and confirm their faith as they join the Grove. These youth who are confirmed will also be able to partake in communion with the rest of our Grove.
Candidates can also choose to be confirmed or baptized at a later time when they are ready.
If you have any questions, please contact Pastor John at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Hi, John. How long have you been a member at ODPC?
- What ways did you serve in ministry (as a non-elder)?
Small Group Ministry, Parking Ministry, Men’s Ministry, Campus Ops, and Building Committee
- In what ways did you serve in your previous term as an elder on the board?
Missions Committee, Building Committee, Pastoral Search, Legal, and Financing
- What was an invaluable lesson/experience that you learned in your previous term as an elder?
That God loves our Church and that He is faithful despite our/my failings.
- What are you most looking forward if you are reappointed to serve again on our elder board?
To have the opportunity to grow through serving.