As a local church grows in size, it can become increasingly difficult to actually know everyone in the community and, thus, to be blessed by everyone in the community. This is unfortunate because there are no unnecessary members (1 Corinthians 12:7), none who are ungifted (Romans 12:6), and not one who isn’t called to the “work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ” unto spiritual maturity (Ephesians 4:11–13). Said another way, we need one another as Spirit-indwelled conduits of God’s grace to propel us toward holiness and, when unable to be around one another and to know one another, this process is hindered.
With that in mind, we’re going to try and “shrink the church” a bit today and, hopefully, provide an opportunity for one particular Oakridge family member to “build up the body of Christ” from afar. On this episode, Andrew chats with Tim Wessel about his walk with Christ, the greatest struggles in his Christian life, lessons he’s learned along the way, and much more.
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Tim is the Pastoral Intern at Oakridge Bible Chapel, serving the church family since July 2022. He is a student at Heritage Bible College pursuing a bachelor’s degree in theology. Tim has a zeal for studying, meditating, and teaching the Word of God. He hopes to serve the Lord through youth and children’s ministry.
Andrew is the Associate Pastor at Oakridge Bible Chapel. He grew up in a Christian home, and spent time serving in churches of varying sizes and denominations before landing at Oakridge with his wife in 2017. He likes to verbally process theological issues he finds challenging and is always ready to learn something new. He has a passion for teaching the Bible, and seeking to explain confusing passages in a clear way, preferably with a good illustration or two.