“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 4:10-11
CSBC is shepherded by an elder board. Adam Kohlstrom, our Pastor, serves as an elder and is accountable to our elder board. Our Church Constitution is based on biblical leadership and its definitions and guiding principles are our guide for all of our church leaders and officers.
We agree strongly with John Maxwell who said, “It takes teamwork to make the dream work!” Below is just a small part of our team, shared here so that you can connect with them and know more about who we are. We believe that every member is a minister and the real heroes are the volunteers who give their time, talent, and energy to passionately serving others.
Deacons are ministry directors who support the proclamation of the Word, meet physical needs, and implement specific ministries. The ministry of CSBC is divided into five spheres. At least one Deacon leads each sphere of ministry.
Worship Gatherings – This sphere of ministry oversees all aspects of our corporate worship. Examples include but are not limited to audio/visual, aesthetics, ushers, greeters, communion preparation, and music oversight.
Community – This sphere of ministry oversees all aspects of our corporate life. Examples include but are not limited to benevolence, visitation, hospitality/meals, community building events and activities, and Home Groups. A select group of Deacons shall receive, hold, and disburse a fund for benevolence, reporting on its use to the Elders at their request.
Spiritual Growth – This sphere of ministry oversees all aspects of Christian growth and discipleship. Examples include but are not limited to Christian education classes and events, oversight of the church library, growth opportunities for adults, teens, and children, our Church Protection Policy (CPP), and oversight of childcare.
Outreach – This sphere of ministry oversees all aspects of our church’s outreach. Examples include but are not limited to local outreach activities, short-term missions’ opportunities, and the oversight of our missionaries, both home and abroad.
Stewardship – This sphere of ministry oversees all aspects of the stewardship of our facilities, property, and monetary holdings. Examples include but are not limited to oversight and administration of our financial authority, use, and the maintenance of our facilities and property.