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ABOUT US

OUR STORY

Our church has been around for a long time. We were established as a German Reformed congregation sometime between 1720-1727. William Penn's sons, Thomas and Richard, granted our church some land. We've had multiple buildings through the years, and our current building was dedicated on November 10, 1974.

 

Though we have been around a long time, we are a vibrant church where the Holy Spirit is at work through the Word and the sacraments. Exciting things are happening and our church is growing. 

 

Jerusalem Church is an independent Reformed church.  

OUR VISION

 (What are we ultimately aiming to achieve?) 

 

Our highest aim is: To rightly know, confess, and commune with our triune God; to earnestly submit to Jesus Christ our Prophet, Priest, and King in our thoughts, words, and actions; to daily die to sin and put on Christ; to selflessly love, encourage, and serve one another with our gifts and lives; to faithfully point others to Christ by our godly walk of life; and to prayerfully strive to do this together to God’s glory and praise and our deepest comfort and joy.

OUR MISSION

(How do we plan to achieve our vision?)

 

Our plan to achieve our highest aim is: To receive our triune God’s grace, strength, and comfort through gospel-centered and Spirit-empowered Word, sacraments, and shepherding ministry. 

OUR CORE VALUES

(What is our identity that shapes our decisions and behaviors?)

  • The Bible is paramount; being confessional and Reformed is most Biblical and therefore most comforting.

 

  • God-centered dialogical corporate worship is vital and therefore paramount.

  • Giving and receiving gentle shepherding care is essential and beneficial.

  • Being an intergenerational covenant family greatly promotes the flourishing of body and soul.

 

  • Guilt-grace-gratitude is a way of life.

A WELCOME FROM PASTOR JONATHAN

Exciting things are happening at Jerusalem Church. We have been around since 1727, and God is still graciously and powerfully working in our church through His Word and sacraments for the comfort and joy of His people. Learn more about what God is doing for His glory and our greatest joy.  

LEADERS

OUR LEADERSHIP

MEET OUR ELDERS

STEVE BOWERS

Steve Bowers
Elder/Shepherd

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Rev. Jonathan Shirk
Elder/Shepherd 
BIO INFO

TIM THOMPSON

Tim Thompson
Elder/Shepherd

OUR LOVING SERVANTS

MEET OUR DEACONS

DAVE AVERY

Dave Avery
Finance/Treasurer

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Travis Briggs
 Safety

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Joseph Fremer
Buildi
ng Maint. General

KEVIN HAVICE
Chad Heisey
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Kevin Havice
Physical Needs

Chad Heisey
Grounds

 

Robert Licata
Tech

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Trent Martin
Moderator

Jeff Mummau
Worship Aids & Prep

Chris Shirk
Building Maint. General

ALAN ZEISER

Alan Zeiser
Grounds

OUR STAFF

MEET OUR TEAM

ANGELA LICATA

Angela Licata
Administrative Assistant

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Rev. Jonathan Shirk
Lead Pastor

TIM THOMPSON

Tim Thompson
Director of Music

MISSION & CORE VALE

JOIN US

Jerusalem Church

1620 Newport Road

Manheim, PA 17545

SUNDAY TIMES

9 AM - Catechism Classes

9:45 AM - Connect Time

10:15 AM - Worship Service

CONTACT US

(717) 665-6565

jcmanheim@gmail.com

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