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.
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.
MEET OUR ELDERS
Rev. Jonathan Shirk
OUR LOVING SERVANTS
MEET OUR DEACONS
Building Maint. General
MEET OUR TEAM
Rev. Jonathan Shirk
Director of Music
In the past, Tim Nicholls was ordained and called by Jerusalem Church to shepherd and teach the saints. As an ordained pastor, Tim exercises his ordination and call primarily through full-time teaching at Lancaster Bible College. Pastor Tim also serves a unique pastoral role at Jerusalem Church, though not formally as a salaried pastor. Under the direction of the Leading Elders, Pastor Tim serves the saints in various roles: teaching, shepherding, discipleship, leadership development, and adviser to the Leading Elders. We as Jerusalem Church give Pastor Tim the honor and respect due his calling.
Rev. Dr. Tim Nicholls
Ordained Honorary Pastor
MISSION & CORE VALUES
Leading people to find their greatest joy and pleasure in Jesus Christ above all things to the glory and worship of God.
OUR CORE VALUES
BIBLICAL TRUTH. The Bible is our guide for all of life and ministry. It is absolute truth, and we will strive to apply God’s inspired truth every day by personally and corporately studying and living the gift of His Word.
SOVEREIGN GRACE. God has a good and gracious plan and the supreme power and authority to carry it out. We will work to trust and rejoice in His sovereignty and gracious pursuit of sinners and submit to the leading of His Holy Spirit in our lives.
PASSIONATE WORSHIP. At the center of spiritually healthy people and churches is fervent, life-consuming worship. We desire to help people develop a lifestyle of worship, to worship God more fervently in personal worship, family worship, and corporate worship.
FOCUSED PRAYER. Because God hears and answers our prayers and accomplishes His will through prayer, we will endeavor to continually pray for specific people, leaders, businesses, and organizations in the Lititz/Manheim community.
HUMBLE TRANSPARENCY. Sharing life and struggles with others and helping others heal and grow is necessary for a healthy and growing church. We are committed to sharing ourselves deeply with a few others and fostering an atmosphere of safe, open, and gracious transparency and communication.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT. Every man, woman, and child has influence on others, and we desire to develop and grow that influence for Christ. Within our spheres of influence, we will strive to lead others to take a step closer to Jesus Christ.
NURTURING FAMILY. Healthy families are the foundation of a healthy culture. We will work to cultivate strong families through godly example, teaching, and encouragement, and be a loving and nurturing family to each other.
SIMPLE EXCELLENCE. Ministry and mission can oftentimes become overly complicated. Keeping things simple, organized, clear, and concise is helpful, more effective, and more conducive for excellence. We will aim to keep things simple, to do more with less, and always do our very best for God’s glory.
MISSIONAL LIVING. Every Christian is a missionary sent somewhere by God. God has given our church a mission to accomplish and we desire to be focused on that mission, faithful to that mission, and fruitful in that mission as missionaries to our communities and beyond. We love Manheim, Lititz, and Lancaster County, and we desire to serve our community with Christlike and selfless kindness and desire to see the Gospel transform our county one person at a time. We also desire to engage our nation and world through national and global missions.
ENCOURAGING TEAMWORK. The church is a body, family, and team, and every Christian has a spiritual gift to be used do advance God’s mission. We are committed to create a safe atmosphere of teamwork and delegation where everyone uses their gift(s) to accomplish God’s mission while being inspired along the way.
1620 Newport Road
Manheim, PA 17545
9 AM - Catechism Classes
9:45 AM - Connect Time
10:15 AM - Worship Service