Meet the People Behind the Scenes

Every Sunday, there are countless individuals who work behind the scenes to help bring church together.  They are the coordinators who direct our welcoming and hospitality teams to greet first-time guests and visitors.  They are the creative and technical minds who design onscreen graphics or manage the sound during our worship services.  They are the…

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RE: Getting to Know Pastor David Chang

BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD Pastor David Chang first visited ODPC during his candidacy weekend in mid-May when he delivered a riveting sermon (“Elephant in Chains“) replete with stories of cloud-walking to school, living with his menagerie of exotic animals, and distributing food ninja-style to the poor and homeless. Now, after a cross-country move from Southern…

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Meet the New Elders

BY GENE LEE el·der The officer responsible for governing, teaching, and shepherding in a Presbyterian church is the elder. Elders may be pastors (referred to as teaching elders) or lay members, with all having equal authority. Collectively, the elders form a session, or elder board, which oversees the church. The authority of the elders is…

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