We are the church

The church is not a building we go to or an experience we attend. The church is people, a living, growing organism, a family.

At Scio, we strive to be a community of grace, an outpost of the kingdom of God, a witness to a different way to be human. In the context of this community centered around Jesus Christ, discipleship and mission can develop as we learn together to die to ourselves.

We gather to worship God, to share stories of how we have seen him working, and to exhort and encourage each other.

We scatter, empowered by the Holy Spirit, into our everyday spheres of life — work, school, leisure — as ambassadors of reconciliation and agents of the kingdom of Jesus, looking for the ways in which God is already at work, and joining him in blessing those around us.

No spectators

All of us have received gifts and talents we seek to exercise to build each other up and bless those around us. All of us submit to one another as we submit to the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the head of the church. None of us is more important than any other.

Some serve as elders: Phil Carlson, Tom Gibson, Ben Muto, Bill Rittinger, and Scott Verna. Contact the elders

Some serve as deacons: Kim Dolan, Dave Hobson, Rebekah McCarter, Dea Rittinger, Dave Smit, and Sean Vogt. Contact the deacons

Meet the pastor

Keith Sholl joined us as our interim pastor in September 2016.

Pastor Sholl comes to us from First Alliance Church in Toledo, where he served as the lead pastor. Pastor Sholl's previous pastoral ministries also include Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care and Administration, First Alliance Church, Toledo, OH; Senior Pastor, First Alliance Church, Columbus, OH; Senior Pastor, Toledo Gospel Tabernacle (now First Alliance Church); and Pastor of Cedarville Community Church, Cedarville, IN. He is also the speaker on Design for Destiny, a radio broadcast heard on numerous stations.

He and his wife Dee have two grown sons. His greatest joy is to awaken people to God’s truth through the preaching and teaching of God’s Word.

Contact the pastor