- Link to Pastor Dwight's Message for Sunday, April 19
- Link to Pastor Dwight's Message for Easter Sunday, April 12
- Link to Pastor Dwight's Message for Sunday, April 5
- Link to Pastor Dwight's Message for Sunday, March 29
- Link to Pastor Dwight's Message for Sunday, March 22
- Link to Pastor Dwight's Message for Sunday, March 15
NEWS AND INFORMATION (ARCHIVE)
SERVING IN THE CHURCH CHANGES LIVES
When you serve alongside others in the Church, God works in incredible ways. People begin a relationship with Jesus. People grow spiritually. The Church is strengthened and makes a difference in the world. And you are blessed because you are using the Spiritual gift God gave you to build up His Church.
CLICK HERE to see the current serve opportunities at Otterbein.
God has given Otterbein a God-sized vision for the future to help transform lives, families, our church, our community & the world. We are calling it our TRANSFORM VISION 2020. It is a bold vision that we are trusting God to help us accomplish between now & the end of 2020.
Serving our community in Jesus' name is one of the things that we believe God wants us to do as a Church. The new Community Center building at our park on Welty Road (13375 Welty Road) is a part of our overall vision to serve the community.
Following are pictures showing the progress of construction along with the floor plan for the new building.
Helping people connect with God and others is a big deal at Otterbein. As we enter into a new year, we have a number of opportunities for you to connect with others, learn the teachings in the Bible, grow spiritually and connect with God in greater ways.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the Next Steps available.
Our Christmas Eve Services will last approximately 70 minutes and will include carols, candle lighting, and a Christmas message that will help prepare us for Christmas day. Following the service we will have cookies, hot chocolate and a place to take family Christmas photos. Childcare is available in all services for children birth-preschool.
CLICK HERE to send an Evite for our Christmas Eve services.
All services will be held in our Worship Center at 912 South Potomac Street in Waynesboro.
Packing an OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX can help to change a child's life. In many cases, it is not just a child's life that is changed but the family of that child as well. It is a simple way that ALL OF US can help get the word out about Jesus to people all over the world.
Between now and November 24, Otterbein Church will be collecting shoe boxes in our lobby on Sunday mornings. CLICK HERE for more information about packing a shoe box and how you can be involved in this life-changing ministry.
Elders provide spiritual oversight for our church and are the highest governing authority in our church. They meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Do you know someone who attends Otterbein Church who you believe should be considered for the role of Elder? Would you like to serve as an Elder? Click here to learn more about the role of Elder and the selection process.
We are now meeting in our new Worship Center and Children's space (912 South Potomac Street). In addition to the renovations, we've also added parking areas. To help you know where to go, we've created a map of the campus. Click here to view it.
Serving our community in Jesus' name is one of the things we believe God wants us to do as a Church. The new Community Center building at our park on Welty Road (13375 Welty Road) is a part of our overall vision to serve the community.
Click here to learn more about the construction of our Community Center building and to see pictures of our progress.
Otterbein has partnered with RIGHTNOW Media to provide you free access to a huge, streaming, online, access-on-any-device library of over 20,000 video bible studies, leadership videos, kids show, and other Christian entertainment. It is like the NETFLIX of Christian entertainment.
CLICK HERE to learn more and sign up. It's free!
Otterbein Church is collecting school supplies to be given to Waynesboro Community and Human Services. Each fall the agency provides school supplies ab the beginning of the school year to children in need. CLICK HERE for more information about how you can help make a difference in Jesus' name in our community.
We know going to church for the first time can be a
little awkward and even scary—especially if you don’t know anyone. We
want to assure you that we will do everything we can to make your visit
with us a positive one. We encourage you to stop at GUEST CENTRAL in the
church lobby where a helpful volunteer will
answer questions you have and provide an overview of our church
programs. Greeters and ushers are available to answer
questions you might have. Directional signs will point you toward our
nursery, classrooms and worship center. We welcome guests, and
our church wants to help you have a good first-time experience.
Accomplishing a God-sized vision is only possible with God’s blessing, provision and guidance. It also requires us who are part of His Church to join Him in what He is doing by doing our part to accomplish His vision and plan. When we trust Him to help us do our part and step out in faith, we grow spiritually and the Church’s impact and influence is multiplied and amazing things happen. While there will be many ways for us to become involved in the TRANSFORM VISION 2020 between now and December 2020, there are four specific ways we encourage you to consider being part of it now.
1 Regularly Pray for God’s Blessing and Provision
Prayer makes a difference. Pray for God to continue guiding those in leadership as they make decisions. Pray no unforeseen construction expenses arise during the construction process. Pray that all the required permits and government approvals are completed quickly.
2 Commit to Regularly Pray for and Influence Others Who Are Not Yet Followers of Jesus
Our TRANSFORM VISION 2020 is all about God and people. It is about our church helping as many people as possible be transformed by Jesus Christ so they can have a personal relationship with the God of the universe. We encourage you to commit to regularly pray for and do all you can to influence at least two people who are not yet followers of Jesus and/or don’t go to church with the goal they would begin a relationship with Jesus.
3 Give a Special Offering
On Sunday, May 20, we received a special offering during our worship services for our TRANSFORM VISION 2020 Building Fund. We encouraged people to prayerfully consider what God would have them give to help us accomplish the vision God has given us. You can still be part of that by giving a special offering now. As you give, please give “above and beyond” your regular church giving, & give “willingly & cheerfully” in response to God’s blessings & generosity in your life (2 Corinthians 9:6–10). TRANSFORM offering envelopes are available at the church. You can also give your offering on the OC App or CLICK HERE TO GIVE ONLINE NOW. When giving online, please choose the “May 20th Transform Offering” fund.
4 Make a Faith Commitment to Regularly Give to the Transform Vision 2020 Building Fund
We also ask you to prayerfully consider how you might invest financially in our vision by regularly giving to the TRANSFORM VISION 2020 Building Fund between now & December 2020. Please keep in mind the following as you consider what you might give:
- The amount you put on the card is a
Faith Commitment between you & God. It is NOT a contract with the
church. Your Faith Commitment & offerings are always kept in complete
confidence. If your financial situation changes, you may increase or
decrease your giving level.
- Sharing your Faith Commitment with us by turning in the card helps us
plan for our future & be good managers of God’s money & your gifts.
It will also help you follow through with your commitment & provide a
benchmark for you to see how God provided what you are trusting Him to
help you give.
- If you are currently giving to the Building Fund, please include that amount as part of your Faith Commitment.
- If you choose to give stocks, bonds, or assets, please note your
desire on the Faith Commitment Card. We will contact you to talk about
the best way to make those kinds of donations to the church.
- Faith Commitment cards are available at the church in the seat backs. You can complete them at any time & return them in the offering plate or mail them to the church. You can also complete your Faith Commitment Card on the OC App or CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE FAITH COMMITMENT CARD ONLINE NOW.
We also believe God is guiding us to build a new 13,000+ sq. ft.
facility on our Welty Road property that will include a gymnasium, small
banquet room for 100+ people, catering kitchen, children’s play area,
rooms for childcare during events, & more. The building will help
replace rooms no longer available at the current Ministry Center
building & provide new & expanded opportunities for our church to
serve our community & make a difference in Jesus’ name. Construction
will begin as soon as permits are approved & site work is completed.
A major part of the TRANSFORM VISION 2020 is to transform our church facilities and address facility barriers that are hindering our growth and effectiveness. These barriers are:
- children (birth–early elementary) in the same building with adults attending worship services
- additional seating capacity in worship services
- additional parking spaces
- updated and modern facilities to reach the next generation
Here is the vision & plan God has given us:
- Expand, renovate and convert the Otterbein Ministry Center into the Otterbein Church Worship Center.
- Move all of our worship services into the OC Worship Center before the end of 2018.
- Add 100+ new parking spaces on the south and west sides of the Ministry Center.
- Construct a new modern room for worship services that will include 525 seats (135 more than our current sanctuary), updated lighting, video and sound, and comfortable seating.
- Construct a new nursery, renovate some of the existing children’s classrooms, and construct a new large, modern room for grades K–3 to learn and worship.
- Renovate a new OC45 room for grades 4–5 to meet on Sunday mornings.