Search & Call Process
The board and congregation approved a recommendation of the Search Committee to call William J. Wassner, currently pastor at Evansville United Church of Christ, to be our new minister. Bill has over 30 years experience in ministry, is a chaplain for Indiana State Police, and is relocating to Whitestown.
Bill will be our permanent part-time pastor. He will be in the office 2 days per week plus leading our Sunday worship service. Bill’s first Sunday with us is September 13. We encourage you to attend church that day to give him a big PCC welcome.
A Pastoral Letter
Disciples of Christ congregations do not work or at least do not work as they should without volunteers. Our Church was founded with the understanding that participation of the laity in every area of church life was fundamental to the way a congregation is to do ministry. We are a priesthood of all believers and while we understand that each of us bring different gifts to the ministry and each of us are called to different offices within the church, we believe that we all are called upon as valued members of the body of Christ to use our gifts in service to others in Jesus name. That is how we understand ourselves as Christ’s church. As we approach the transition to welcoming a new pastor and a new chapter in the life of Pittsboro Christian Church, it is important for us to remember that without the willingness of our membership to serve in a host of ways our church would not exist. So thanks to each of you for your work and thanks for your continuing commitment to serve as the church moves forward. The church could not do ministry without you.
You are part of a God gifted legacy that has existed in this community for over 160 years. 160 years of faithful service in the name of Jesus Christ. As we approach the beginning of a new ministry, I cannot thank you enough for giving me the opportunity to be in partnership with you. We are a priesthood of believers that God has blessed in ways too numerous to mention. ‘For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. (Romans 12: 4, 5) Thank you for your service and your partnership in ministry in the strong name of Jesus who binds us together. Peace, Greg
In 1815 Napoleon was defeated at the battle of Waterloo. The hero of that battle was the commander of the British army, the Duke of Wellington. The Duke’s most recent biographer claims to have a leg up on previous biographers. His advantage: he found an old account ledger that shows how Wellington spent his money. That, according to the writer, is a far better clue to what the Duke thought was important than reading his letters or speeches. If someone wrote your biography on the basis of your check book, what would it say about your priorities, your focus, and who you serve?
A pastor visited a member of his congregation and asked; “If you had $2000 would you give $1000 to the Lord?” “Of course I would,” said the member. The minister continued, “If you had two houses would you give one to the poor?” “You can be
absolutely certain that I would,” replied the member. “If you had two cars would you give one to the church?” the pastor asked. The member responded; “That is not a fair question. You know I have two cars!”
Giving is never easy that is why the Bible calls it sacrificial. And the time for giving is always now. Thank you for your generous and faithful support of the church’s ministry during the pandemic! God Bless You! Peace, Greg