Service Times

Sunday Mornings
 
8:15-8:45 - Fellowship Time
Donuts & Coffee in the Activity Center
9:00 am - Sunday School
classes for all ages, including nursery
10:00 am - Worship Service
In the Sanctuary or Live Streaming 
infant & toddler nursery available
age 4 - 2nd grade begin service with their families
& then dismiss to Children's Church & Jr. Worship 
Wednesday Evenings
 
6:30 -8:00 pm
September - May
Faith Troopers:  age 4 - 2nd grade
PDX: 3rd-5th grade
PDY: 6th-12th grade
 

 Contact Us

Call us

260.565.3797

Pastor On Call Phone

260.223.3236

Visit us

4504 W 300 N

Decatur, IN 46733

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About Pleasant Dale

Pleasant Dale Church desires to

Mature in Faith

 Live in Hope

 Serve in Love

1 Thessalonians 1:3

 

 

Organized in 1889, Pleasant Dale is a congregation of the Church of the Brethren, continuing the work of Jesus, peacefully, simply, together.

 

For more information on the Church of the Brethren, please click here.

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Children

Pleasant Dale believes that children are an important part of the church family.  Read this to learn more.

Visit our Children's Ministry page HERE.

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SUNDAY SCHOOL
Sundays
9 am
newborn - grade 6

We have classes for all ages of children, from infant nursery through grade 6.  Sunday School helps children build a firm foundation of Bible knowledge.

Nursery School
CHILDREN'S CHURCH
Sundays
during 10 am service
Preschool (at least age 4)

Children experience part of the worship service with their family and then are dismissed for a Bible lesson and craft geared to their age group.

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PDX
Wednesdays
6:30 - 8:00 pm
3rd - 5th grade

PDX challenges children to grow in their faith and understanding of the Bible through games, crafts, journaling and lesson.

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NURSERY
Sundays
10 am
newborn - age 3

Loving care is given to the children in the infant nursery and toddler nursery while the 2 and 3 year olds enjoy play, snacks, songs and a Bible lesson in their own room.

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CHILD CHAMPION
Sundays
during Sunday School &
during Children's Church

Child Champion is a ministry that provides one-on-one assistance to students with special needs as they grow in relationship with Jesus.  Click HERE to learn more.

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PRESCHOOL
2 day & 3 day classes
morning or afternoon
age 3 - age 5

Pleasant Dale Preschool offers a two-day morning class for 3 to 4 year olds and a three-day morning or afternoon class for 4 to 5 year olds.  Contact the church office for more information.​

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JR. WORSHIP
Sundays
during 10 am service
Kindergarten - 2nd grade

After sharing part of the worship service with their families, children experience their own "Jr. Worship" service, designed especially for them.

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FAITH TROOPERS
Wednesdays
6:30 - 8:00 pm
age 4 - 2nd grade

Children have fun while they learn about Jesus through songs, Bible stories, crafts and more!

 

Youth

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Pleasant Dale Youth (PDY) is for students in grades 6-12. 

PDY meets on Wednesdays

from 6:30-8:00 pm.

We also have Sunday School classes for Middle School and High School students

on Sundays at 9 am.

Adults

 
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FELLOWSHIP TIME
8:15-8:45 am
Activity Center

Join us for coffee, donuts and fellowship before Sunday School begins.

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DIVORCECARE
Tuesdays
Next Session TBA
 

At DivorceCare groups, people in separation and divorce find tools, teaching, and support to help them deal with their pain and give them hope for the future.​  Click HERE to learn more. (Groups for adults, teens and children meet at Decatur Church of God.)

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SUNDAY SCHOOL
9 am
 

We have classes for all ages of children & adults. Share your life & faith with a group of your peers. 

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GRIEFSHARE
Wednesdays
Next Session TBA

GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life after losing a loved one.​  Click HERE to learn more.

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WORSHIP SERVICE
10 am
Sanctuary

Worship the Lord together with the body of Christ through music, prayer & a message from Scripture.  To learn more about our services click HERE.

 

I'm New . . . What can I expect?

All people are welcome and valued at Pleasant Dale Church!  We invite you to come as you are.

 

If you come on a Sunday morning, you can expect to be greeted at the door.  We also have valet parking available.  Dress for worship is mostly casual, but all styles of dress are represented in our congregation.  Please feel free to come in whatever is comfortable for you.

 

Our worship service averages about 300 in attendance, and is centered around a morning message delivered by one of our pastors. 

 

The service also includes several other elements.  There is a time for individuals in the church to share both joys and concerns with the congregation, followed by a time of prayer led by the pastor.  Scripture is read by one of our pastors or a family from our congregation.  A plate is passed to receive offerings from our congregation.  As a visitor, you are not expected to give.

Our worship team leads the congregation in a blend of contemporary and traditional music.  Our worship team includes a variety of singers as well as piano, guitars, keyboard, drums, flute and violin.

Do you have kids?  At Pleasant Dale, we love and value children!  There are many different opportunities for your children to make new friends and learn about the love of Jesus in a safe and caring environment.  All volunteers in our children's ministries submit to a background check before serving.

On Sunday mornings, we offer Sunday School for all ages and nursery for the little ones.  During the worship service, children age 4 through 2nd grade begin in the sanctuary with their families and then are invited to their own special time of worship in what we call “Children’s Church” and “Junior Worship.”  Click HERE to see what other opportunities we have for your children, including mid-week programs, and preschool!  Middle and High School students can find a place to belong in PDY (Pleasant Dale Youth).

What can you expect when you come to Pleasant Dale? You can expect to find a community of imperfect people, seeking God together, and discovering and experiencing God’s love together.  Come step into the journey with us.  We look forward to meeting you!

 

Our Staff

The pastors and staff of Pleasant Dale Church and Preschool are blessed with the opportunity to minister
to you
and your family.  Please let us know how we can serve you better.
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Pastor Jay Carter
Caregiving Pastor
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Julie Crandall
Worship Minister
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Bridgette Ripley
Director of Children's Ministry
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Rhonda Tom
Church Secretary
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Jeremi Schortgen
Preschool Director
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Pastor Jonathan Crandall
Senior Pastor
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Pastor Elliott Ripley
Youth Pastor
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Jason Yoder
Associate Director of
Children's Ministry
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Lesley Kintz
Biblical Counselor

Leadership Team

 
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Joe Burkhead
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Melanie Hendricks
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Harry Anderson
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Carley Hower
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Laurie Mason
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Chris Steele

Ministry of Pastoral Care

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Steve Gagle
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Connie Shady
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Rebecca Hirschy
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Tim Hower
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David McIntire
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Rod Mason

Ministry of Christian Education

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Amy Cutler
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Stephen Rodenbeck
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Michelle Cochran
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Robin Anderson
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Jennie Powell
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Theresa Braun
Sunday School Coordinator
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Susie Byerly
Assistant Sunday School Coordinator
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Casey Ringger
Librarian
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Julie Schwartz
Camp Director

Ministry of Deacons

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Lee & Betsy
Ehrsam
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Mark & Betty
Mitchel
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Ron & Tricia
King
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Eric & Theresa 
Braun
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Arnie & Jane
Hirschy
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Dan & Mandi
Herring
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Jason & Valerie
Yoder
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Ryan & Amber Landis
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Art & Casey
Ringger

Ministry of Trustees

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Phil Isch
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Dominick Brown
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Mike Miller
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Eric Braun
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John Montgomery
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Seth Huber

Ministry of Stewards

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Dan Beer
Church Treasurer
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Dave
Soldner
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Jennifer Rumple
Assistant Church Treasurer
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Dan & Joyce
Schnitz
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Mike & Kristi
Miller
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Dan & Missy
Gentis
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Randy & Danna
Kistler
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Ron King
Head Usher
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Dave & Tonya
Jackson
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Tim Hoffman
Assistant Head Usher