Developing Healthy Leaders





Dary has a simple philosophy, “Pastoring is about being a friend — it’s not being afraid to get into somebody’s life; it’s not being afraid to listen to somebody and hear their story; it’s being available,” he says.

The Rev. Dary Northrop encourages his congregation, Timberline Church in Fort Collins, Colorado, to do the same. In fact, the theme of his church, “Let Love Live,” is almost visible in his passion to reach others, particularly as he demonstrates it with community involvement and a little old-school “management by walking around.”

Dary says that, as a young pastor, he determined to be strategic about getting out into the community.

“I met with the mayor, city council people, school board people, medical hospital people,” he said in an interview with the Church Multiplication Network. He asked them, “How can we make a difference? What do you need a church like Timberline to be able to do? How can I come alongside you? What do you need?”

At 28, he was voted in as senior pastor of an established church with a 65-year history, after serving as a youth pastor for eight years elsewhere in Colorado. During the 30 years of ministry at Timberline, attendance has grown from 125 to 5,500.

[The above excerpted from an Evangel University Press Release. See the full article here.]

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Before becoming Superintendent of the Illinois District, Phil Schneider served as pastor of Cornerstone Assembly of God in Bethalto from 1990-2012. During that time, the church expanded into the Cornerstone Network, establishing parent-affiliated churches (PACs) across the metro east area of Illinois as well as one in Shrewsbury MO. His previous ministry assignments included senior pastorates in Litchfield and Bethalto, and a youth pastorate in East Peoria. He also contributed 30 years of leadership to Illinois youth camps. 

Pastor Phil now leads Team Illinois and focuses on the four main areas of Church Planting, Healthy Churches, Healthy Pastors, and Missions.

During his tenure, Phil has become known for his entrepreneurial approach to life and ministry and as a leader that gets results and helps build people.

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