The Dangers of Complacency

November 12, 2017 Kevin Moore 1 comment

The Dangers of Complacency

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An Interview with Pastor Jon Sanders

Through a series of events and open doors (and a story that is longer than you’d care to read) God clearly led our family to the small town of Flandreau, South Dakota to plant what is now The RESCUE Church.  In April of 2004, we said goodbye to our friends, family, and the Peoria Fire Department, and relocated our family to Flandreau.  When we arrived in Flandreau all we knew was that we were supposed to plant a Christ-centered, Bible-preaching church.  We did.  And God started to amaze us with His ability to use inadequate people like us to bring others to Himself and grow His church in miraculous ways!  We got a front row seat to watch God grow our church from very humble beginnings into a vibrant and dynamic ministry that is making a huge difference in the lives of many people in our community and beyond!

In 2009, God gave us a very clear vision to reproduce our church in rural communities across South Dakota, the Midwest, and beyond through a multi-site church planting strategy.  Currently, The RESCUE Church has 5 campuses in South Dakota, Illinois, and Jamaica as well as an internet campus.

In 2014, God threw me yet another curve ball when He opened a door of opportunity for me to return to the fire service as a firefighter with Sioux Falls Fire Rescue.  Although the prospect of being both a full-time pastor and a full-time firefighter was a little terrifying at first, God has shown me once again that when we seek and obey His will for our lives, He will give us the desires of our hearts.  It has been an awesome experience to get to be back in the fire stations, bonding with the guys, running fire calls, and living out a God-given passion of my heart.

My life stands as evidence that God does not call the equipped…He equips the called!  I am honored to serve my Creator who has the ability to use common, ordinary, and inadequate vessels to accomplish eternally significant things for His glory!

Resources mentioned in this episode.

Jon Sanders’ podcast, “Small Town, Big Church

Episode 28, Confessions of an adulterous pastor.

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