In one sense, all Christian churches are the same: They proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, provide the gathering of the God’s people where baptisms take place and believers come to the Lord’s Table. God’s Word is taught and church discipline is administered in love.
However, churches differ by geography, culture, local needs and spiritual gift mixes. The strategies and tactics used to provide meaningful ministry in an urban setting may be ill-equipped to handle the ministry needs in suburban or rural areas. Indeed, the gift mix of church members may differ significantly even if they are in close proximity to the other.
This five-session series taught by Pastor Kelvin Page is set up to assist pastors who are transitioning from one church to another as they seek to fulfill their calling in new settings that deal with differing personalities, histories and challenges.
Sessions cover an introduction, the DNA of your church, the gift mix of your members, the redemptive stories, creating a climate, and more!
A study guide is available for download.
About Kelvin Page
Originally from White Cloud, Michigan, Pastor Kelvin and his family came to Tennessee in the early 80’s to pursue a degree in Christian Education from Lee College. After graduating from, then, Lee College, he continued his education and received a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Pastoral Counseling from the Church of God Theological Seminary.
Before moving back to Cleveland in August 2000, he had successful pastorates in Princeton, North Carolina, Denver, Colorado, and the Kinser Church of God in Cleveland. He has served faithfully on several state and regional boards and committees during his pastorates. He currently serves as the President of Operation Compassion, on the Tennessee State Council, and the Ministerial Development Board.
He and his wife Debbie have three sons. Their oldest son Shane and his wife Jennifer live in Charlotte, North Carolina and are happily raising Jentsen. Their second son Kyle and his wife April live in Cleveland and are the proud parents of Jacob, Isaac, Caroline, and Stella. Their youngest son John lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Some of Pastor Kelvin’s hobbies are golf, hunting, snowmobiling, and all athletic events.
Pastor Kelvin is presently serving as the Lead Pastor of the Westmore Church of God. Under the leadership of Pastor Kelvin, Westmore purchased the former Rolling Hills Golf Course. He is currently overseeing the vision of Westmore developing the property into the Westmore campus consisting of Heritage Place Active Adult Housing, the newly dedicated Inter-Generational Ministry Center and Worship Facility, Westmore Student Center, and the Administration Building. The Lord has blessed Pastor Kelvin with a big vision to transform our community and our world through inter-generational ministry and outreach – as he often says, “from across the street to across the sea.”
Some of Pastor Kelvin’s other passions in ministry for Westmore include winning and discipling the harvest in Cleveland and beyond, development of pastors and young leaders.