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Where the Spirit of Christ Is Active

06. May 2015

Columns, Congregation of the Month,

  —Tony Roberts

Columbus, Ind., RPC

Presbytery: Great Lakes-Gulf

Organized: 1978

Members: 94 communicant; 40 baptized

Pastor: Andy McCracken

Associate Pastor: George Gregory

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The Columbus Reformed Presbyterian Church (CRPC) started as a mission of Bible Study Fellowship, with RP pastor Roy Blackwood from Indianapolis as one of the key church planters and Bob Henning as the presbytery representative. They met in the home of Ed and Lynn Schisler for six years before official organization.

 The church demonstrates real team ministry, with some seasoned, retired pastors serving as officers. We are currently seeking to cultivate new servant leaders like Dave Schisler, who was recently ordained and installed as a deacon.

 One church ministry is Paideia Christian Co-op (PCC). Established in 2006, PCC seeks to supplement and complement the education taking place in homes while supporting the role of parents. Alongside courses like chemistry, Spanish, and American history, parents can have children take classes taught by the pastors, such as Essential Truths of the Christian Faith, Biblical Covenants, and Introductory Greek. The co-op puts on plays like A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream and Alice in Wonderland. PCC has grown from 23 to 88 students, including 30 community families.

 Other ministries include a ...

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