1 Corinthians 16:13 tells us “Be on your guard; stand firm in faith; be courageous; be strong”. We as Christians are facing a world that is changing rapidly; not only a cultural revolution, but a transforming and confusing evolution. Many of these changes are not good. In other parts of the world Christians are being persecuted and killed. Here in the United States we find we are not united, don’t feel free in many ways and see drastic changes all around us, even here in small-town Cadillac, Michigan.
Our church has stepped out in faith by choosing to become a Community Church AND Bible School; i.e. Cadillac Community Church (formerly the Covenant Church of Cadillac). This is courageous. It is easier to not make changes and remain complacent. However we serve an awesome God. He tells us in Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Our junior college level learning Bible School has been such a well-received blessing! When we read God’s Word (all English translations)….if you are like me and don’t know Hebrew or Greek… we can’t imagine what we are missing! It’s amazing what we think a word means in English is sometimes far from what it means in Hebrew or Greek. The Reverend James Stark is the founder of the Cadillac Community Bible School. This has been a dream of his to offer a place where we can truly learn what scriptures are telling us. He DOES study Hebrew and Greek. He shares his knowledge of God’s Holy Word through years and continual bible study, advanced education acquiring his Doctorate in Theology and daily (and nightly) study for hours on end.
I relate this because I am so thrilled and blessed to be in a church that hosts the Cadillac Community Bible School…..Dr. Stark’s School, where we can ‘study to show ourselves approved ….‘.(2 Timothy 2:15). Knowing what the true message is when we read the Bible is so liberating. The pieces fit together and the love and majesty of God flows through our mind and heart.
Fortunately, those who don’t live in Cadillac, Dr. Stark has a web site: ahabiblemoments.wordpress.com. Please visit, learn, and realize so many amazing facts about God’s Word. Secular history is Biblical History.. see for yourself. God Bless!
Pastor Gina Tuch
Cadillac Community Church
315 E. Pine Street
Cadillac, MI 49601-1950