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Seeking God’s Flourishing Grace

01. August 2010

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Trinity RPC

Location: Wichita, Kan.

Presbytery: Midwest

Membership: 34 Communicant; 20 Baptized

Organized: 1997

Pastor: Adam King

In the early 1990s, a small group of families who had been making the weekly 50-mile trip to Sterling, Kan., to worship began a Bible study led by Sam Wilkey. The Midwest Presbytery appointed a Wichita committee to oversee the study, and in 1995 the presbytery appointed a Wichita commission. Later that same year, with the help of Dennis Prutow, the former Sterling pastor, and Mark England, we began to have an early afternoon worship service with a group of about 15 people. In 1997, the church was recognized as a mission and made a call to Charles Carroll, who served as pastor until late 2007.

The congregation has had many ups and downs with church membership, with only two of the original families still in attendance. Where the early years found us worshiping in a small Weight Watchers facility, we now lease space from a local Seventh Day Adventist church that has a cozy chapel for the worship service, plenty of classrooms for hosting Sabbath school, and a large kitchen and dining area for monthly fellowship meals.

We are grateful for the many men who stepped in to preach for us on a consistent basis while we waited to fill our pulpit in 2008. These men included our own elder, Rob Haynes, Ron Stegall from the ...

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