Staff
Worship Director

Melinda Schartz

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Life verse - Acts 20:24 - " But I count my life of no value to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of God's grace."

Melinda was born and raised in Arizona.  Melinda is a "pastor's kid", her dad is still a pastor of a Southern Baptist Church in the West Valley.  She accepted Christ at the age of nine and was baptized at Mohave Valley Baptist Church.  At age thirteen she began to feel God's call on her heart to ministry.  Since that time, she has continued to seek God's calling on her life.  Melinda and her husband, Jason, have been living in Colorado Springs, Colorado for the past two years.

Melinda's spiritual gifts include: leadership, administration and teaching.  "I have always felt that God gave me these gifts to allow me to lead and teach in a worship leading position.  These gifts together, allow me to be organized and efficient in ministry, the ability to teach and lead a group effectively."  Melinda is an extremely talented vocalist and plays the guitar and piano.

Melinda was home schooled until enrolling in high school.  She has previously attended Glendal Community College and Arizona Christian University.  Melinda will be continuing the pursuit of a degree in Music Education.  She has completed classes in music theory, many years of vocal lessons, chorale/jazz ensemble, and piano proficiency.

Melinda enjoys many different styles of church music.  She enjoys hymns and believes that worship choirs are still relevant.  "I believe that there is power in music that can be a very influential tool in molding and shaping hearts for Christ.  I love songs that are full of truth and biblical doctrine, and it is through singing and playing these songs that we get a chance to hear truth through the music, to make a joyful noise to the Lord, and to ultimately lead people to sing praises to our God, which is very empowering."

When asked about ways she can be a servant Melinda stated, "Through the gifts that God has given me, both spiritual and natural talents, I use them as a service to people.  This could be through teaching a bible study, leading a worship service, teaching music lessons or whatever opportunities that God brings my way to serve others."

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Upcoming Events
DEC

16

SAT
Abide Women's Ministry
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday December 16th 9 to
11 am Christmas Caroling
Followed by the Abide
Women's Ministry Ornament
Exchange at 2 pm in the AEC
Fellowship Hall
DEC

17

SUN
Sunday Morning Worship
8:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Fall/Winter Schedule
8 am Worship Service
9:30 am Sunday School
10:45 am Worship Service
Kidz Choir
9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Sunday Evening Worship
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fall Winter Schedule
Youth Choir 5 pm
Discipleship Training 5 pm
Evening Worship Service 6 pm
DEC

18

MON
Pastor Phi'l's Life Group
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Pastor Phil's Life Group
will be meeting at
6:30 pm on Monday
December 18th.
All are welcome!
DEC

20

WED
Wednesday Night Worship & Fellowship
6:00 PM to 8:15 PM
6 pm Prayer Warriors Bible Study
5:45 pm Praise Band Rehearsal
7 pm Choir Rehearsal
7 pm Youth Group
DEC

21

THU
The Bonn's Life Group
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dick & Delores Bonn's
Life Group will be meeting
at 6 pm on Thursday,
December 21st in the AEC
Fellowship Hall
DEC

23

SAT
Senior Adult Ministry
4:30 PM
Bus will be leaving church at
4:30 pm to tour the Casa
Verde Estates Christmas
Lights followed by fellowship,
coffee, etc at the newly
remodeled McDonald's.
DEC

24

SUN
Sunday Morning Worship
8:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Fall/Winter Schedule
8 am Worship Service
9:30 am Sunday School
10:45 am Worship Service
Kidz Choir
9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Sunday Evening Worship
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fall Winter Schedule
Youth Choir 5 pm
Discipleship Training 5 pm
Evening Worship Service 6 pm
DEC

25

MON
DEC

27

WED
Wednesday Night Worship & Fellowship
6:00 PM to 8:15 PM
6 pm Prayer Warriors Bible Study
5:45 pm Praise Band Rehearsal
7 pm Choir Rehearsal
7 pm Youth Group
Bible Search