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Sunday Gathering Times

  • Instructional Sunday School with classes for all ages at 9:15 AM
  • Worship Service at 10:15 AM
  • Children’s Church (ages 3-7) during Sunday Service

Wednesday Evenings at 7:00 PM

  • We gather for singing, Bible teaching, and a rich time of prayer
  • Men’s Bible Study – first Wednesday of the month
  • Alliance Women Bible Study – first Wednesday of the month

What to Expect

Pine Glen Alliance Church is a congregation of ordinary people who look to honor our Savior Jesus Christ and support each other as we grow in our walk with Him.

What Are Your Services Like?

The Word of God is always at the center of our worship. Each service has a time of singing, praying, and preaching. The sermons emphasize the gospel of Jesus Christ (not the minster’s latest thoughts), and call us to look to His redeeming power and love to change our lives.

Where Should I Go When I Enter The Building?

We always have greeters at our main entryway. They can answer any questions you might have and point you in the right direction you need to go.

Do You Provide Childcare?

We do provide a clean, well-staffed nursery for infants and toddlers during all church services.

What Should I Wear?

We are more interested in just having you with us. So come however you normally dress. We are gathering as families and individuals to worship God, and we want to dress in a way that honors Him. Most of our members usually wear something in the range of business formal to business casual.

What We Believe

There are 4 key elements to understand within “The Gospel.” A biblical gospel message includes the following – God, man, Christ, response.

  1. God – Most people have some idea of God, even though most of the time it is unbiblical. We need to clarify that we are talking about the God of the Bible, who created the heavens and the earth. We are not talking about Allah or any other false God. We have in mind the One, True, Eternal God.
  2. Man – It is important to state that we (humanity) have rebelled against God and went our own way (Genesis 3 and Romans 3). At the core of our being, we are sinful and evil. This rebellion has separated us from God and unless Someone intercedes for us, we are doomed to die in our sins and spend eternity separated from God. This is the bad news.
  3. Christ – The good news (gospel) is what follows. In short, Jesus died in our place (Romans 5:8). We could not save ourselves, but God sent His Son to save us. Paul writes, “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God” (1 Peter 3:18).
  4. Response – People need to know that a response is needed. The Scriptures tell us that while Christ’s offer of salvation is available to all, it is not effectual for all. Therefore, we must respond appropriately. We must repent (turn from our sins) and believe. “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved” (Acts 16:31). Then we must follow Jesus the rest of our lives, living in the power of the Holy Spirit.

If you have any questions about the Gospel,  please contact us.

Our Mission

Our church seeks to honor Christ our Savior by proclaiming the Gospel through God-centered corporate and family worship.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to gather a committed body of believers who know God and worship Him in Spirit and in truth. We strive to make disciples of Jesus Christ and to bring glory to God in all that we do.

Being a congregation of the Christian and Missionary Alliance we subscribe to the following Statement of Faith:

Our Statement of Faith

There is one God,(1) who is infinitely perfect,(2) existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.(3)

Jesus Christ is the true God and the true man.(4) He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.(5) He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust,(6) as a substitutionary sacrifice,(7) and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.(8) He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures.(9) He is now at the right hand of Majesty on high as our great High Priest.(10) He will come again to establish His kingdom, righteousness and peace.(11)

The Holy Spirit is a divine person,(12) sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the believer,(13) and convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.(14)

The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.(15)

Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God:(16) he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature,(17) are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ.(18) The portion of the unrepentant and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment;(19) and that of the believer, in everlasting joy and bliss.(20)

Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men; and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God.(21)

It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly,(22) being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service.(23) This is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion.(24)

Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body.(25) Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age.(26)

The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, (27) which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations.(28) The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.(29)

There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life;(30) for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.(31)

The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent(32) and will be personal, visible, and premillennial.(33) This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service.(34)

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[1] Deuteronomy 6:4, [2] Matthew 5:48, [3] Matthew 28:19, [4] Philippians 2:6–11, [5] Luke 1:34–38, [6] 1 Peter 3:18, [7] Hebrews 2:9, [8] Romans 5:9, [9] Acts 2:23–24, [10] Hebrews 8:1, [11] Matthew 26:64, [12] John 14:15–18, [13] John 16:13; Acts 1:8, [14] John 16:7–11, [15] 2 Peter 1:20–21; 2 Timothy 3:15–16, [16] Genesis 1:27, [17] Romans 3:23, [18] 1 Corinthians 15:20–23, [19] Revelation 21:8, [20] Revelation 21:1–4, [21] Titus 3:4–7, [22] 1 Thessalonians 5:23, [23] Acts 1:8, [24] Romans 6:1–14, [25] Matthew 8:16–17, [26] James 5:13–16, [27] Ephesians 1:22–23, [28]Matthew 28:19–20, [29] Acts 2:41–47, [30] 1 Corinthians 15:20–23, [31] John 5:28–29, [32] Hebrews 10:37, [33] Luke 21:27, [34] Titus 2:11–14

Ministries

Our Sunday School (S.S.) classes are designed to help an individual understand and grow in his/her relationship with Jesus Christ. S.S. provides a great opportunity to answer some of those difficult life questions. We provide a safe environment where all are welcome.

Adult Classes

These classes aim to take attenders deeper into the Word of God and to have stronger doctrinal understanding of the Christian faith.

Children and Teen Classes

We currently hold classes for children ages pre-k through 6th grade. These classes are located in our children’s wing. Our teen class (grades 7-12) is located in our youth room off of the church foyer. Pine Glen is blessed to have incredible passionate teachers who love what they do and care about those they teach. If you want more information about Sunday School please contact the church office at office@pineglencma.org or call (717) 899-7740.

At Pine Glen Alliance Church, we are committed to building men of God through the teaching of God’s word, fellowship with one another, service to those in need, and through supporting one another in prayer.

We wish to enable the men of Pine Glen Alliance Church to serve the widows, handicapped, elderly, and anyone who is in need. If you want to know more about the Men’s Ministry please contact the church office at office@pineglencma.org or call (717) 899-7740.

Alliance Women

Alliance Women offers many opportunities for personal connection, and is open to ladies of all ages. One focus is to get to know and pray for our international workers. Every activity offers women opportunities to grow in their spiritual walks as they relate to one another, listen to each other’s stories, and pray together.

Hearts & Hands

Hearts & Hands exists as a ministry to the women in our church and our community. H & H offers events that promote fellowship and spiritual growth. This ministry is open to any woman over the age of 18, and they are not required to belong to our church to attend. We encourage ladies to invite their neighbors, family and friends. This is a great opportunity to build lasting friendships, as well as grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ.

Ladies Bible Study

There is currently one study for ladies happening at Pine Glen Alliance Church.

If you are interested in any of these ministries please contact the Church Office (717) 899-7740 or office@pineglencma.org.

“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us ALIVE together with Christ, –by grace you have been saved.” Ephesians 2:4-5

Our Mission – To show the love of Christ in order to enable today’s youth to do the same.

Meets on Sundays 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

At Awake Children’s Ministries, we provide a safe, loving environment where kids can have fun and learn about an amazing God!

Our age-appropriate activities and curriculum are designed to teach our children about Jesus.

We welcome children ages 3-7. Our goal is to share Jesus Christ with every child who comes into our care.

What is GriefShare?

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

  • GriefShare is a 13 week, nondenominational, program that features biblical concepts for healing from your grief
  • It is facilitated by people who have personally experienced the loss of a loved one and are on the journey toward hope and healing
  • You will gain valuable tools and resources that will help you navigate thru the difficult journey of grief
  • You will hear encouraging stories from others who have found healing

Staff

Pastor Daniel Stegeman

I grew up on a farm near Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada. When I was 17, God saved me from my sins and not long after that, I felt the call to pastoral ministry.

In 2008. after seven years of college and seminary training, I moved down to the distant land of Ohio to begin serving as a pastor, and I have been a pastor ever since.

It was also around this time that my wife Stephane and I were married. The Lord has since blessed us with four children, Elizabeth, Anna, John, and Jeremiah. I enjoy reading, hiking, and playing golf and basketball.

I am privileged to serve as an associate trainer with International Training and Equipping Ministries, an organization that trains pastors in Africa.

I have written several articles for the Gospel Coalition and blog at www.pastoral-theology.com. However, my greatest joy is serving as the pastor of Pine Glen Alliance Church, and preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Chris Prough

I had Grandparents that lovingly pointed me to Jesus and prayed fervently for their family. My family encouraged my brother and I to attend an Alliance church on the Juniata Terrace and their summer VBS.

It wasn’t until I was 23 that I made a decision for Jesus, during a very painful time in my life where I recognized that I was on a dead end path. It sent me in a whole new direction, seeking His love, truth and restoration to transform my heart.

I have been married to Steve Prough for 21 years and we continue to grow in grace and love for each other.

I am a nurse by profession and have had various jobs in the Nursing field for 30 years. In November of 2018, I took a leap of faith and let go of my full time nursing job, not knowing what God had in store but wanting to fulfill His call on my life. An opportunity opened up to serve here at Pine Glen as Ministry Facilitator.

My heart for ministry is best summed up in Jesus words in Luke 4:18: “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

My heart beats to see people be transformed by the Gospel of Jesus and set free to fulfill their divine purpose.

Margaret Aurand

I grew up in a Christian home but didn’t trust Jesus as my Savior until October, 1980. At that time I was in a Bible study about trusting God in all areas of your life.

God has given me a heart for pastors and ministry staff. I have been a church/pastoral secretary for 20 years.

My husband Duane and I live on a farm in Ferguson Valley. We raise beef cows, have 3 married daughters, 6 grandsons, and 1 granddaughter. I enjoy celebrating life with my family, doing therapy dog work at the hospital with my dog, Ellie, and the occasional ocean cruise.

My life verse is Proverbs 3:5 – 6, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

The Lord has blessed me abundantly in my life and He continues to bless me as I serve at Pine Glen Alliance Church.

Elders

  • Randy French
  • Todd Knable
  • Ray Cavanaugh

The Christian & Missionary Alliance

When Alliance founder A. B. Simpson left a lucrative pastorate in New York City, he had a call from God to reach the lost masses both in New York and around the world.

Prostitutes, longshoremen, and the homeless received the reconciliation message that all people are eligible for Christ’s amazing grace. He established the New York Gospel Tabernacle to bring likeminded people together into an organization that could facilitate outreach ministries.

He set up the Missionary Training Institute (MTI) to provide training and resources for men and women God was calling to take the gospel to the world. During that time, Simpson’s group sent out the first team of missionaries to the Congo in 1884.

Since then, thousands of people have followed God’s call to serve through The Alliance in the United States and abroad. In 1974, The Christian and Missionary (C&MA) officially became a denomination, but it still had at its core a heart for overseas missions. Past Alliance president Dr. L. L. King said of the C&MA that it “was not established as a mission divorced from the normal activity of a church, but a church which had within it the life and function of a mission…. The mission came first and the church grew out of a mission.”

Today, the C&MA focuses on planting churches in the United States and overseas. Alliance international workers minister among the least reached peoples planting churches and training national church leaders, providing relief and development assistance, medical and dental care, and microenterprise projects. More than 2,000 churches in the U.S. minister Christ’s love to their communities and cities.

The Founding Years (1887-1919):

The C&MA grew out of the vision of Rev. A.B. Simpson, a Presbyterian pastor from Canada. Simpson believed that Christ was not only his Savior, but also his SanctifierHealer, and Coming King through dramatic spiritual encounters that changed the direction of his life. Formed as a missionary society and not a denomination, early Alliance congregations were known as “branches” and were made up of members from most major denominations. Find out more about those early years where the movement began.

Sacrifice And Expansion (1919-1946):

After Simpson’s death in 1919, Dr. Paul Rader, a dynamic evangelist and pastor, was chosen to lead the C&MA. During this era the “tabernacle strategy” became popular. C&MA tabernacles sprung up in many U.S. cities and in Canada. The Great Depression and World War II had an impact on The Christian and Missionary Alliance, though it did not deter its expansion to new mission fields. Discover how challenging times fueled the movement.

The Evangelical Era (1947-1974):

Following World War II, many people began moving to the cities, and the C&MA continued to move forward. The tabernacles were exchanged for traditional church buildings and many C&MA churches moved to the suburbs. In 1974 the C&MA officially declared itself to be a denomination, along with a sweeping restructuring of the organization. During this time, Dr. A.W. Tozer and Dr. Louis L. King greatly influenced The Alliance. Dr. King as head of the missionary effort began to implement the indigenous church policy—envisioning each national church of the C&MA as self-supporting, self-propagating, and self-governing entity. Learn more about the growth of the church both overseas and domestically.

The Missionary Era (1975-Present):

The C&MA in the U.S. and Canada became increasingly multicultural with the influx of refugees from Southeast Asia in the mid-1970s, and immigrants from many parts of the world. As ethnic churches were planted the awareness of a need for mission-sending congregations was never higher. Find out how The Alliance is answering the call to go and make disciples.

Alliance founder Dr. A. B. Simpson defined the C&MA’s spiritual DNA more than 100 years ago, referring to it as the Fourfold Gospel; it’s the heart of what Alliance people believe about Jesus and forms the foundation of all that defines The Alliance movement.

The Fourfold Gospel is the Christological summary on which the core values of The Christian and Missionary Alliance is based. Through dramatic spiritual encounters that changed the course of his life, Simpson came to firmly believe that Christ was not only his Savior, but also his Sanctifier and Healer.

Alliance people share this rich legacy, as well as our founder’s passion to complete the Great Commission—to take the light of Christ to places where there is little access to the truth—and bring back our Coming King.

Jesus Christ Is Our Savior.

The Name of Jesus has impacted lives around the world for more than 2,000 years. He is a universal Savior, promising that: “whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Jesus is an exclusive Savior. “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name in heaven given to men by which we must be saved” Acts 4:12. Contrary to what contemporary culture tells us, there are not multiple paths to God. There is only one—Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ Is Our Sanctifier.

Many Christians understand God’s promise of salvation but do not experience the ongoing sanctifying work of Jesus Christ in their lives. For those who neither understand nor allow the Holy Spirit’s control in their lives, the results have a profound effect.

Unsuccessful struggle against sin and a lack of power in life and ministry frustrate those who have asked Jesus to be their Savior but not their Sanctifier, resulting in a lack of joy in their walk with Christ. At the point when we are born again, we become members of God’s family. We believe He paid the price for our sin and that his followers are—set apart from those are not born again—and are seen as holy because of what Christ has done.

Jesus Christ Is Our Healer.

A great portion of Christ’s time was dedicated to healing the sick. He healed all kinds of people: the blind, the paralyzed, the lame, the deaf, lepers, those who had fevers, and many with chronic illnesses.

We find no record in the gospels of Jesus turning away anyone who came to him for healing, nor do we find that any disease was too difficult for him to heal. He even raised the dead. Miraculous healings still occur today—evidence that Christ is still our Healer.

Jesus Christ Is Our Coming King.

The physical return of Jesus has been the subject of speculation and controversy since His ascension into the clouds, which is recorded in the New Testament Book of Acts. Knowing that countless millions still have not heard the gospel, The Alliance is committed to doing its part to complete Christ’s Great Commission before His imminent return.

CORE VALUES

What we believe determines what we value, and what we value defines how we live. Scripture-based core values are the key to successful Kingdom living.Alliance people share seven core values that flow from the Fourfold Gospel—the driving force behind our desire to know Jesus Christ as Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King.As you read through these values ask God how He would have you apply them in your daily walk with Him.

  • Lost People
    • Lost people matter to God. He wants them found.In the formative years of our movement, the Holy Spirit instilled within A. B. Simpson a passion to reach people with no knowledge of Jesus Christ in his “Jerusalem” and around the world. That passion still lives within The Alliance today.
  • Prayer
    • Prayer is the primary work of God’s people.We believe that nothing of lasting value can be done unless it is bathed in prayer. So passionate was his belief that prayer undergirds all ministry, Alliance founder A. B. Simpson was compelled to create a prayer league to focus on the world’s evangelization. He believed that the Prayer Alliance would “prove to be the mightiest force in the spread of missions;” that force still drives The Alliance today.
  • Stewardship
    • Everything we have belongs to God. We are His stewards.This core value is intrinsic to the nature and structure of The Alliance—we teach and practice the blessing and effectiveness of the faith principle of giving as Scripture encourages us to remember that it’s not the amount of money we have or how much we give—it’s recognizing that everything we have comes from God (Luke 21:1–4).
  • God’s Word
    • Knowing and obeying God’s Word is fundamental to all true success.If The Alliance had a “life application” verse, it would be Matthew 28:19: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit—AKA The Great Commission!But the next verse is equally important: “. . . and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”
  • Great Commission
    • Completing the Great Commission will require the mobilization of every fully devoted disciple.In The Christian and Missionary Alliance the first priority of every minister, congregation, and believer is to work for the evangelization of the world.Healthy churches producing healthy disciples devoted to reaching lost people—this is what will hasten the completion of the Great Commission and the return of Jesus Christ.
  • Empowered
    • Without the Holy Spirit’s empowerment, we can accomplish nothing.The Apostle Paul said, My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power (1 Corinthians 2:4–5). This is the fiber of our being as believers and the sixth of our Alliance core values.
  • Faith-Filled Risk
    • Achieving God’s purposes means taking faith-filled risks. This always involves change.For more than a century, Alliance workers have braved harsh and dangerous territory—often at great personal risk—to take the good news of Jesus to a lost world. These workers experienced this Alliance Core Value—“Achieving God’s purposes means taking faith-filled risks. This always involves change.” Because of the selfless dedication of Alliance workers who were willing to lay down their lives for the gospel, entire people groups now know Jesus.

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.”
– Romans 1:16a (ESV)

Expositional Preaching, Prayer, and Reading the Scriptures, are the foundation for how we deepen our relationship with the Triune God and one another.

To listen to the sermons preached at our church,