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2A Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001 Church News I I I I By Victoria Metcalf And with that in mind, the Staff Wdter couple began looking for a When Pastor David Schaal church that needed them. first visited the Christian Quincy turned out to Life Fellowship (CLF) last De- that place. cember, he sat in the sanctu- Schaal said he grew up in a cry and gazed around him. small town in central Califor- "How did I deserve this?" nia, so moving to the area he asked God, in wonder, was not a big change. Julie, It was a humbling experi- however, was from Los Ange- ence, he said. He knew this les, and moving to Colorado was where he wanted to be, Springs seemed like she was and with the vote of the con- moving to a small town, he gregation, that's where he's said. been since early February. But she's made the adjust- Returning to Colorado ments, accepting and now ap- Springs, his home for seven preciating small town life, its years, Schaal moved his wife, challenges and its advan- Julie, who shares in his rain- tages. istry, and his four children "We really enjoy that," back to California. Schaal said about the experi- Natives of California, ence oflivingin Quincy. Schaal said it felt good to re- turn to the state, but some- Strong foundation thing about moving to Qum- Replacing Pastor Stephen cy, a community they had Jones, who moved on to an- never heard of until last De- other area, Schaal said he has cember, felt like it was meant been blessed with receiving a tobe. church that had a good, In Colorado Springs, a strong foundation. "community" of 600,000, Jones "utilized his gifts," Schaal described himself as Schaal explained, and had bi-vocational. He took on the seen to it that CLF was a sta- challenge of not only working ble organization. This al- as a teamster for Wonder lowed Schaal the ability to Bread and Hostess products, continue to building on that but also as an associate pas- foundation, as well as follow tot. his own style of ministering. His primary responsibili- Jones had built up a small, ties were as a fellowship struggling congregation and counselor, he explained. Schaal said there continues He had completed his Bible to be growth. study education, becoming a To Schaal, he appreciates minister in the late 1980s. slow growth comprised of Both professions worked people who either drifted well together, he explained, away or didn't have a church. From delivering bread for the "Church hopping" as he table in the mornings, to the terms those who look for the bread of life for the soul in most popular church to be- the afternoons and evenings, long to, or attracting num- his schedule was set. bets from other churches, Despite its effectiveness, doesn't appeal to him. Schaal said, "We felt it was In fact, when someone new God saying it's time to go and arrives at the CLF and is con- takea church." sidering leaving another ! Quincy: (530) 283-3386 emaih Kay Farris MAKE CONTACT! Like the idea of finding your homes currently on the market, next home on the World Wide make a more selective choice of Web? You just point and click Rel~ors. your way to properties of inter- Look for a reputation for exten- est. You can even take a "virtual save market knowledge, experi- tour" without seeing the home in ence and a lengthy trail of saris- person. Cool! fled buyers. The last item, buyer What then? Do you also make a satisfaction, is the direct result of virtual offer using your favorite working with a Realtor who lis- platinum VISA card'? Can you do tens, and who actively identifies a virtual inspection ofthehome's properties that closely match condition? 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Although the photo was taken a few years ago, the children now range in ages from 2-9. church, Schaal said he dis- good, Schaal wants to see oth- "Jesus Christ is the grand cusses it with the person or er churches grow as well. shepherd and pastors are the family and then suggests According to Schaal, statis- under shepherds," he said they discuss the change with tics show that "you attractabout his beliefsl the pastor of the other who you are, not who you "People are in need." he church, want to be." said, and he recognized this While this puzzles many about the residents of the people, Schaal said it's an ira- Shepherding area. They' need hope and a portant part in learning what What Schaal recognized place to turn to for comfort a person's spiritual needs re- right away in Quincy was and guidance. ally are. "the need of a shepherd. And "That's what we're here While growth at CLF is that is what my calling is." for," he said about shepherd- ing, "to spread the Jesus Christ." "We have the what people are Schaal said about those who are in we're willing By sharing, the tion at CLF Sunday services weekday programS, children's while Schaal is the everyone In the has an sisting others. For instance, prayer chains. one is notified that is in need, others church are prayers go out members With the church'S site at the new e-prayer can beconle what is church. It also people, allowing come a part even if they can't Schaal explained. "We are here for munity," Schaal community isn't church." Considering the been involved Schaal said it's experience. "We're still cut teeth," he added newness. little steps,'" and he's doing, ance every day. With a good his own con community, and ship of the other area churches with on a reguD1 Schaal sees "This is not a stone church," he "I would hope to Jesus comes his will." 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