Ebenezer means "The Lord is my help."
“Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen and called its name Ebenezer; for he said, ‘Till now the Lord has helped us.’” (1 Sam. 7:12)
Our Core Values
- A commitment to biblical integrity as demonstrated by teaching, preaching, understanding and applying the Word of God
- A commitment to using our gifts and abilities as demonstrated by an awareness, willingness, and freedom to use our God-given gifts
- A commitment to outreach as demonstrated by evangelism, missions, and personal witness
- A commitment to growing in Christ as demonstrated by a pursuit of Christian maturity through prayer, Bible study, and worship
- A commitment to one another as demonstrated by loving relationships through caring and sharing
- A commitment to authentic worship as demonstrated by valuing creativity, exuberant expression, and joy in response to God’s sovereignty and His love
Ebenezer Church is a member of the Evangelical Congregational Church. We affirm the core beliefs of the E.C. Church, which can be found here.
Pastor Scott Phillips
After careers as a high school teacher, HR Director, as a speaker & writer for a local family ministry, and a calling as an Associate Pastor, God led me to Ebenezer in 2016.
My wife, Mary, and I have been married for 20 years. We have 3 children—Greg, Abby, and Trent. Mary is the Math Coordinator for Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences. As a family we enjoy camping, hiking, biking, and just about anything else outdoors. Each summer we spend two weeks at Rawlinsville Camp Meeting, where I have served in the Children’s Ministry for the last seven years and have recently joined the Spiritual Director team. On a personal note, I enjoy watching and playing a wide variety of sports and am an avid reader.
Ministry should have life change as its goal. I believe that life change can best occur through intentional discipleship. I do not believe in a ministry doing things simply to fill a calendar. Every aspect of a ministry plays a role in leading people to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.
I firmly believe in local outreach as a core component of any ministry and feel that it is essential to wrap a ministry in prayer. I desire to be a part of an active congregation that is willing to sacrifice tradition when necessary. I am a conservative evangelical at my core but see myself open to new innovations in ministry while staying firmly grounded in Scripture.