Countryside Church of Christ
Nondenominational Bible-Teaching Fellowship
Small groups, devoted to Bible study, fellowship, and prayer, are open to all. We currently have groups meeting Tuesdays at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm, and Sundays at 10:00 am.
During our 11:00 am Worship, we have a time devoted for teaching the children. Pastor Cotton interacts with the children in the main worship service. Then, the children are dismissed for Children's Church in a separate room.
Free Food Pantry
Our food pantry is open Tuesdays from 1:00-2:30 pm and 7:00-7:30 pm, in addition to Sundays 12:15-1:00 pm. Free food is provided by donations from our congregation and the community, as well as grants from charitable organizations.
Our women gather for fellowship on the Third Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm. Leadership rotates between various women who are happy to lead the group. Conversation, crafts, food, and devotions have all been elements of the gatherings.
We like to gather together for fellowship as a church family and with members of the community who like to experience Christian friendships with those from other churches. We have Picnics, Music nights, Potlucks, Game nights, etc.
Our times of worship are relaxed and casual. We share praise and prayer requests, sing hymns and contemporary songs, share in the Lord's Table together, take time for a message from God's Word, and give to the Lord offerings of thanks.
Pastor Dick Cotton began his ministry at Evangel Baptist Church in Houghton, Michigan, in 1981 where he was discipled by Pastor Steve Wilson. After receiving his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Tech (1982), Dick gained his Th.M. at Dallas Theological Seminary in Texas (1986). Through the years he has served as Pastor to Children, Associate Pastor, and Pastor in various churches. He also served with the U.S. Center for World Mission (now Ventures Center) in Pasadena, California (in the 1990s), as Managing Editor, Publications Manager, and Assistant Director. Dick has also taught at Dallas Seminary, Northpointe Christian School, and Cornerstone University. He completed all the coursework toward a PhD at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife, Christy, have three adult children and four grandchildren.
Our Ministry Leadership Team
Sunday School Supt.
Food Pantry Ministry
Worry is a reminder to pray.
- Dick Cotton
Many Christians have the mistaken notion that eternal life begins when they die. But that is not biblically accurate.
Eternal life begins when we are born again into the Kingdom of God.
- David Jeremiah
It is not what we do that matters, but what a sovereign God chooses to do through us. God doesn't want our success; He wants us. He doesn't demand our achievements;
He demands our obedience. The Kingdom of God is a kingdom of paradox, where through the ugly defeat of a cross, a holy God is utterly glorified.
Victory comes through defeat; healing through brokenness; finding self through losing self.
- Charles Colson