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OUR MISSION & VISION

 
IMG_20121103_140435-300x225The MISSION of Petersburg First Church of God is simply to be disciples who make disciples of our neighbors by showing them the Christ who saved us.

 

 
The VISION of Petersburg First Church of God is to show the love of Christ to the families of Petersburg, Indiana.
 
We are convinced that God loves everybody regardless of the hand life has dealt them or the choices they may have made. We very strongly believe that each person has been uniquely gifted by God and we want to be the home where family members find their purpose.
 
 

 What We Believe

CAN A PERSON JOIN THE CHURCH OF GOD (Membership)?

If you are not a Christian (that is, not saved, not born anew, not a disciple of Jesus Christ), then you will want to confess your sins in prayer, ask God to forgive your sinful way of living, and invite Jesus Christ to come into your life as Savior and Lord. You may be able to do this alone, but many persons have found that the assistance of a thoughtful and mature Christian is helpful at this time. When you accept Jesus Christ as Savior, you are born into God’s church. You are a new creation in Christ (John 3:1-7; 2 Corinthians 5:17). Through the cross you have become a member.

I. THE BIBLE IS OUR RULE OF FAITH

We believe the Bible is God’s inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word and is the standard for all Christians.

Scripture References: II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21

II. THE TRINITY

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Scripture References: II Corinthians 13:14, Matthew 28:19

III. MAN’S SINFULNESS

We believe the Bible teaching that man sinned and fell short of the glory of God.

Scripture References: Isaiah 53:6, Romans 3:23

IV. REDEMPTION

We believe Jesus was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died a vicarious death, arose through a triumphant resurrection, sits at the right hand of God and lives to make intercession as man’s only means of salvation.

Scripture References: Hebrews 7:25, John 14:6, Acts 4:12

V. SANCTIFICATION

We believe the experience of sanctification as a second definite work of grace, subsequent to salvation. This enables us to live a life of holiness, which is the standard and norm for every Christian. The evidence of receiving the Holy Spirit is a holy life empowered to witness.

Scripture References: I Thessalonians 4:3-4, I Thessalonians 5:22-23, Hebrews 12:14, Acts 1:8

VI. THE CHURCH OF GOD

We believe the Bible doctrine that the church of God is the bride of Christ into which every believer is born and that here all born-again believers are united in one great Christian family of which Christ is the Head.

Scripture References: Acts 2:47, Acts 20:28, John 17:11-12, Ephesians 5:23

 
 

Pastor Josh, Senior Pastor 

 
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pastorjosh@petersburgchog.org
 
@bearbowersden
 
 
Pastor Josh has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture so it can be applied to everyday life. He is committed to leading this body of believers to explore the gifting and calling God has placed on their lives to reach their world for Christ.
 
Pastor Josh, or Bear, if you would like, came aboard at PFCOG in April of 2013. He graduated from Mid-America Christian University with B.S. in Pastoral Ministry then went on to earn an M.A. in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. He has served churches in Oklahoma, Tennessee, Ohio, and Iowa.
 
His interests are trying to play golf, watching his Green Bay Packers push for yet another Vince Lombardi Trophy, and keeping up with his three children.
 
Pastor Josh is committed to preaching and teaching the Word of God in a relevant way that leads to life transformation. He has a passion for working with PFCOG to build stronger, healthier families, by helping moms, dads, and kids to learn to worship and follow their God. Having struggled all his life with ADHD and Dyslexia, he also enjoys taking the opportunity to encourage kids and teens dealing with learning disorders and reminding them of their real value, in God’s eyes, regardless of the challenges they face.
 
He and his wife Jonda have been married since July of 2002 and have three little kids, Jamie, Jolynn, and Jernie, whom he affectionately calls, “The Bear Squad.”
 
 

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Where? What? When?

 
 
 
CONTACT US
 
Church Address: 2135 East Main Street Petersburt, IN 47567 (map)
Email: 
pastorjosh@petersburgchog.org
Phone: (812)354-6489
Fax: +55 (0) 555 0000 004
 
 
OUR PURPOSE
 
We are convinced that God loves everybody regardless of the hand life has dealt them or the choices they may have made. We very strongly believe that each person has been uniquely gifted by God and we want to be the home where family members find their purpose.
ABOUT US
 
The MISSION of Petersburg First Church of God is simply to be disciples who make disciples of our neighbors by showing them the Christ who saved us.
 
The VISION of Petersburg First Church of God is to show the love of Christ to the families of Petersburg, Indiana.