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

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.”  Please visit our ministries page to see what other opportunities we have for your children, including mid-week programs, and preschool!

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!

 

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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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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Pastor Jonathan Crandall
Senior Pastor
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Julie Crandall
Worship Minister
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Rhonda Tom
Church Secretary
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Susan Landis
Preschool Director
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Pastor Olinda Barnes
Children's Pastor
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Pastor Elliott Ripley
Youth Pastor
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Bridgette Ripley
Children's Ministry Director
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Lesley Kintz
Biblical Counselor

Leadership Team

 
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Joe Burkhead
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Dale Bieberich
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Laurie Mason
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Melanie Hendricks
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Harry Anderson
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Carley Hower

Ministry of Pastoral Care

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

Ministry of Christian Education

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Robin Anderson
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Stephen Rodenbeck
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Amy Cutler
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Theresa Braun
SS Superintendent
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Julie Schwartz
Camp Director

Deacons

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Brian & Anita Wendel
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Art & Casey
Ringger
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Lee & Betsy
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Mark & Betty
Mitchel
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Ron & Tricia
King
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Eric & Theresa 
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Arnie & Jane
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Dan & Mandi
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Jason & Valerie
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Trustees

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Ross Buschman
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Dan Steele
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Phil Isch
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Eric Braun
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Mike Miller
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Dominick Brown

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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Boomer Sprunger
Head Usher
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Dave & Tonya
Jackson
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Ron King
Assistant Head Usher
 

Contact

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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