Posts by Pastor Serven

Save the Date!

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in Men's Advance

  Be sure to save the dates of April 15-16, 2016. Get your tax returns done early, you won’t want to miss this important conference! The Men’s Advance has been moved from a February time frame (just too much snow and ice!) to the warmer Springtime weather of April 15-16, 2016. Our theme for this year is “The Ongoing Validity of Reformation Theology.” It has been nearly 500 years since the life-changing events of the Protestant Reformation (1517-1650). Join Dr. Joseph Morecraft and Dr. Marcus Serven as they introduce you to the essential doctrines, significant events,...

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Officer Training

Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in Events

Over the course of the past few months, I have had the privilege of working with five men from our congregation who have been nominated for church office. These five men–Marc Houghton, Joe Saffa, Tim Heger, Peter Bringe, and Cody Winton–have been busily studying the Westminster Confession of Faith and the OPC’s Book of Church Order. Once we are done with our training classes, our borrowed elder, Mr. Bruce Stahl, and myself will closely examine them and certify their eligibility as candidates for office. Then we’ll hold an election and proceed to ordain and install...

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Intern Reunion

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Events

When each one of our interns went through our pastoral intern program, they were single men, solely focused on their studies, and seeking the Lord’s will as to future ministry opportunities. Now, look what has happened—each one has been blessed with a wife! We held a glorious reunion of the CFC interns in May and shared a special meal together. This is a picture from the back deck of our home. Where are the interns now? Cody and Sarah Winton live in O’Fallon, MO and are members at Covenant Family Church where Cody provides for his family by working in application...

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Received Into the OPC

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in News

This past Sunday evening, May 3, we were formally received into the Midwest Presbytery of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. I was installed as the pastor of the church, and several members of the Midwest Presbytery and two nearby OPC congregations (Christ OPC in St. Charles, MO and Gateway OPC in Town and Country, MO) joined us for the special service and celebration. This service was the culmination of a year-long odyssey of transferring from one denomination to another. God has cared for us, protected us, and shepherded us through the entire process. We believe that the OPC will be a...

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Report on the Men’s Advance (2015)

Posted by on Apr 4, 2015 in Men's Advance

Attendance and Theme:  This was a wonderful year for the Men’s Advance (Feb. 27-28), with very good dynamics between the two speakers—Dr. Derek Carlsen and Dr. Marcus Serven—and an attentive group of participants! In terms of the overall attendance, this was a smaller year with just 82 men and boys registering for the Advance, and due to snowy weather only 75 people at the closing concert. The record attendance occurred in 2013—with 150 men and boys at the Men’s Advance and 250 at the concert. Nevertheless, God blessed our efforts this year and we were happy with the turnout. The theme—on...

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