First Church of Wellston
Wellston, Michigan - United States
Church Size: 50 to 100
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The First Church of Wellston was established in 1909. It is a non-denominational, independent Bible-believing church based on a constitution. The church's doctrinal statement is contained in the constitution. Briefly, it is based on the Triune God, the verbal inspiration of Scripture, salvation by faith through Christ's death on Calvary, and the eventual return of Jesus Christ to establish His kingdom on earth. (A complete statement will be made available to all seriously considered candidates prior to interviewing) The constitution places leadership in a board of approximately seven men who are elected for three-year terms. The Pastor is an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Board and all other church organizations. The church has a Sunday School program for students from pre-kindergarten through adult. The choir is under the direction of an accomplished musician and professional teacher. There is a small nucleus of other skilled individuals capable of assisting the pastor with the day-to-day management and maintenance of the church. The church members are friendly and cooperative; there is a mix of young families as well as older, retired individuals. Our church includes many local individuals who attend regularly and a number of summer-only residents and tourists. Wellston, Michigan is located in the southeastern corner of the Manistee National Forest off M55, approximately half-way between Manistee and Cadillac and seven miles from M37. This small town is 45 miles south of Traverse City, 27 miles west of Cadillac, 20 miles east of Manistee, and 100 miles north of Grand Rapids. The area's economy is based primarily on tourism (fishing, hunting, skiing, camping, snowmobiling, etc.). The local elementary school (K-5), Middle School (6-8 and High School is located in Brethren, MI - bus service to and from the school is provided by the Kaleva-Norman-Dickson School District. West Shore Community College (Junior College) is 45 miles south near Ludington. Baker College (four-year business/health related occupations institution) is located in Cadillac. The Wellston area offers an unlimited number of individuals for soul winning - a real challenge to an aggressive clergyman!