Hi! My name is Mark Doebler and I am so thankful to have you “drop in” to this cozy little corner of the internet. If you’re here, then you are aware that I am seeking God’s direction for my next step in the ministry of Kingdom work.
In 2001, God intervened in my successful work in industrial safety, and nudged me to begin a search for full-time focus on Kingdom work. It made no sense on paper. But if we truly believe God, then we know that faith is not an act of reason based on things we can see and explain, but an act based on what we cannot see because we trust the ONE we cannot see.
After two years of successfully leading a church through a transition from traditional to a more contemporary approach to worship, God intervened again and took me to a Church Planter’s Assessment Center, sponsored by Converge. At the end of that assessment, my wife and I received a “green light” to proceed into the exciting, but daunting area of church planting.
For the last 14 years, I have devoted my life to the work of God’s Kingdom through the church we founded in Peoria. We have seen over 150 people come to faith in Christ in those 14 years. I hope that excites you as much as it excites me. Church participation in America is in rapid decline. We can no longer simply count on people walking through the door out of a sense of moral obligation. We have to be intentional about not only teaching the convinced, but also reaching the unconvinced. The church in America has done a pretty good job with the former, but we are struggling mightily with the latter. And it was reaching people the the message of salvation that was the heart of the ministry of Jesus. Jesus proclaimed clearly, that he came “to seek and to save the lost”.
The question is how do these two incredibly important missions get done? I believe that the Apostle Paul made it fairly plain in Ephesians 4, when he declared that the work of a pastor is to equip the saints to do the work of ministry and to edify the body. So as the pastor preaches and equips, he is challenging and enabling the rest of the body to reach out beyond the doors of the church and to reach the surrounding community with the hope of the gospel.
The pastor is also responsible in not only joining that effort to reach the community, but in leading that effort.
My personal ministry mission is to help get more out of you spiritually than you thought possible. It is to equip you to do what you do best while reaching the community with the hope of the gospel. It is to enable the next generation to take the baton of faith and run the race that is set before us. In that way, we all win. But more importantly, we win together….for the cause of Christ!
Please take the time to browse and evaluate the information I have shared here. Listen to the sermons. Watch the videos. See what has been accomplished. Then prayerfully consider if God might have us work alongside each other to accomplish His purposes.
I would love to hear from you. Please call or email and let’s explore the future.