We are excited to announce to the Southwest Michigan Classis, that Jeff Wenke has accepted, with unanimous affirmation of the Search Team and Classis Leadership Team, to be our Classis Leader!
Jeff brings 25 years of experience as an RCA church pastor and church planter. Jeff has served at The Bridge Church in Portage for 6 and 1/2 years. He has served on the Classis Leadership Team for 3 years. Jeff will continue to serve as Lead Pastor of The Bridge, while committing 15 hours a week to bringing catalytic leadership to our Classis. Jeff’s passion is to develop stronger leaders, challenge churches to becoming more Kingdom minded, and to activate ministry.
Jeff has begun to meet personally with Classis Pastors, Cluster groups, and individual leaders. During January and February, Jeff has asked each church to assess their current discipleship focus and submit a one page summary. These will be utilized at the February Classis meeting to foster increased creativity and clarity about discipleship in RCA churches.