From the above descriptions our purpose and mission should be somewhat evident. Believing that the Bible is the authoritative revelation of God and that it is His purpose to transform people through the manifestation of His graciousness, we have organized ourselves according to the pattern exemplified in the New Testament church. Our intent is to use the same organizational mechanism that they used in our efforts to communicate God’s message to the people of our generation.
They organized themselves under the leadership of those known as shepherds (pastors), overseers (bishops) or elders (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-3). These men have special qualifications and are selected from among the congregation to instruct, equip, train, encourage, nurture and otherwise support the congregation in its efforts to accomplish the work God has given it to do.
In the New Testament church every member was expected to contribute to the accomplishment of the goal. Ephesians 4:16 describes the church as a body and says that it is “fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part.” The result is that the body grows and is built up in love. Here at the Fort Logan church our intent is to take this seriously. There are no spectators, only players. Each one works to identify where they “fit” in the work and then to apply their energies accordingly (Rom. 12:4-8). We are a working organization with objectives defined by God, not a “safety deposit box” where Christians are merely kept safe until the Lord returns.
Within this work there are Bible class teachers, those who have responsibility for children’s and adult curriculum, those who take care of finances, and a whole host of other tasks. The congregation contributes to the support of a variety of evangelists, ministers or preachers. Those to whom we are presently committed on a regular basis are identified below.
Wayne Galloway works primarily with the Fort Logan church in preaching and teaching. Over the past 10 years he has made 17 trips to Colombia, South America. He has a special interest in preaching and teaching on marriage and family relationships.
Royce Chandler works primarily with the North Terrace church in Tampa, Florida. Royce has been instrumental in preaching the gospel in Colombia over the past 35 years. The work has grown from one Christian to 60+ congregations throughout Colombia. He has a special interest in integrating English and Spanish speaking Christians into one group.
Jaime Restrepo works primarily with the Manizales church in Colombia, South America. Jaime is one of the key workers of the church in Colombia. His radio program has been particularly successful resulting in many baptisms and new congregations throughout the Caldas territory and beyond.
Others that we are in constant contact with and have helped financially include: Carlos Julio Ramirez, Oscar Arias, Rafael Amaya, Nestor Bermudez, Carlos Henao, and others.