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WHY WE EXIST

Exalt

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We worship God in response to the hope he has given us. We want everyone to be able to worship our risen Lord, Jesus Christ.

Encourage

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Life is hard. It is even harder to try to do it alone. You don't have to. We are here to build one another up, encourage, support and pray for each other.

Extend

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We are called not only to become disciples, but to make disciples. In addition to growing as believers, we extend God's love to our community, and world.

At Otley Church,  we believe children are a gift from God. And because we have been given such an important gift, we want to invest in their spiritual well-being whether they are stationed in their mother's arms, ready to take the car off to college or anywhere in between. We want to work alongside parents in cultivating their children's faith. Sunday School classes (for all ages) begin at 11;00 am and run to 12:00 pm. 

Commitment

Investing in our children's spiritual well-being is not something we can do half-heartedly. Children thrive on routine and repetition. We'd love to see you every week to develop a deeper bond with you and your children. 

We also are only with your children about an hour a week...asking what your child learned in Sunday School reinforces the lesson and gives you an opportunity to see their progress. 

Content

Otley Church works hard to find Christ-centered content which applies to our children's lives. When you send your children to Otley, you can trust they are receiving biblical, sound teaching in a fun and interactive environment. 

Nursery

For those who have little lambs (3 and under) we offer a nursery room during the service which is staffed by reliable, trusted individuals. If you prefer, you may take your children into the service with you. We love having little ones in the service as they bring excitement and life to all. 

Otley Wednesdays (Fall-Spring)

Take 2 (K-3rd Grade), GEMS (Girls 4th-6th), Cadets (Boys 4-6th). All programming has a bible study, snack and activity.  Time: 6:45-8:15 pm

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Do you have a tween or a teenager? Do you want a place for your student to have their faith nurtured? They can find a place to connect with God and their friends through Otley Youth Ministries. Throughout the year our Youth participate in a variety of events including youth group outings, Bible Study, service projects, leading worship and more.

For a deeper look at our youth ministries, check out the Youth Ministries Page

The Message

At Otley Church, we present biblically based sermons which apply to everyday life. In a typical message/sermon we take God's truth and see how it applies in the 21st Century. In a typical sermon, you may laugh, cry, or both. You may feel comfort, or you might feel convicted to change. All of this is not through our speaker but rather through the work of the Holy Spirit on your heart.  In the worship guide/bulletin there will be an outline for you to follow along with and take home with you to remember the big idea. If you would like to hear one of the past messages, check out our media page. 

The Music

Every Sunday our services are different and no service is completely the "same." Our services have a variety of music as in one week you may sing some of your old favorite hymns and the next week sing some of the songs you hear on the radio. In general, we sing a mix of contemporary and traditional in our services led by one of our praise teams. If you don't know the songs, feel free to sit quietly and listen to the words....it may become one of your new favorites. 

WE BELIEVE IN...

  • Truth: We uphold the Holy Bible as the rule and witness to our faith which is God's inspired and perfect word.

  • Transformation: We seek to genuinely turn our lives over to God by dying to our sinful selves and becoming more like Christ.

  • Trust: We must rely on God in all areas of our lives as he is the source and the giver of life

  • Talk: We communicate with God through prayer seeking his glory and his plan for our lives and for others.

  • Training: We seek to grow more in our knowledge of the scriptures and of God and in holiness.

  • Transferring: We are commissioned by Christ to share our faith with our families, friends and the world.

 

Our Vision is to....

  • Seek God. (Deuteronomy 4:29, Psalm 63, Psalm 105:4,  Matthew 7:7, John 4:23-24 )

  • Love Others. (Matthew 22:37-39, Luke 6:31, Romans, 13:10, Ephesians 4:2, 1 John 4)

  • Serve Community. (Mark 9:35, Mark 10:45, Luke 10:25-37, Philippians 2:5-7, Colossians 3:23-24

Church Staff

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Mike Holleman
Lead Pastor

mike@otleychurch.org

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Chris Van Kooten
Children and Youth Director

chris@otleychurch.org

 

Becky Cook
Ministry Assistant

becky@otleychurch.org

 

Consistory

Kit Vander Ploeg
Elder, VP of Consistory

Wayne Foster
Deacon, Chair of Deacons

 

Paul Van Zee
Elder, Clerk

Dave Cook
Deacon

 

Mary Van Zante
Elder

Harvey Beyer
Deacon

 

 

Gene Poortinga
Elder

Doug Dop
Deacon