Rev. Cripe of First Christian Church Mishawaka

Rev. Dr. Douglas Cripe

 Pastor Doug is serving a blended ministry with our congregation at First  Christian Church of Mishawaka and the congregation at Central Christian  Church of Elkhart. Pastor Doug also serves as on-call chaplain at Elkhart  General Hospital.

 Over his career Pastor Doug has served congregations in Indiana, Kentucky,  Illinois, and Missouri. Having grown up in Goshen, he was  delighted to return  back home again to northern Indiana!

 In addition to his ministerial experience, Pastor Doug brings teaching experience from his years as a Head Start teacher, youth group leader,  and religion adjunct faculty at McKendree University. He has also served  as a curriculum editor and brings a passion for ecumenical and interfaith ministry.

Church Programs

Introducing Drive-In Church each Sunday at 11:00 AM. Come To the parking lot at First Christian Church and tune in to AM 1620 on your car radio and listen and see the live broadcast of our worship service.

In addition, you can view the Streaming Worship Service videos from Central Christian Church - Elkhart by clicking this link: Sunday's Streamed Video from Central Christian Church Worship Service.

Zoom Meetings are also being set up for Bible Study with Pastor Doug during the week. Email the church at FCCMishawaka@gmail.com if you would like to be included in the invite to the Zoom Bible Study.

Events

Drive-In Church this Sunday...July 12
From Beauty to Compassion and Justice
  • Isaiah 52: 7-10 (Inclusive Bible)
  • Our series ends with a reaffirmation of our call to contemplative action in the world. The awareness of one another’s beauty is the “seedling for the birth of compassion and justice.

Upcoming Sunday Drive-In Services...
July 19, 2020
“Forgiveness—Not Easy!
2 Corinthians 2:1-10

July 26, 2020 “Treasures in Clay Pots”
2 Corinthians 4:1, 5-11, 16-17 (CEV) 

August 2, 2020  “When Bad Things Happen”
Job 1:1-3, 6-11, 13-16, 20-22
When we face bad things in life, we often wonder “why me?” The ancient story of Job probes this question, which we will explore through the month of August. 

August 9, 2020  “What Can I Say?”
Job 3:1-6; 4:1-6; 7:11-21
When someone you love encounters tragedy, what can you say? Less words are better than offering bad theology!

August 16, 2020 “What Comes After This?”
Job 14:7-15; 19:23-27
What comes after tragedy? Is there something more after this life?

August 23, 2020  “When God Speaks”
Job 31:35-37; 38:1, 4-11 
 If God answered your most difficult question, what might you hear?

August 30, 2020 “Back to Normal?”
Job 39:26-28; 42:1-8, 10 

 When all seems well, how long will it last?