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43 S. Main Street Castile, NY 14427

Phone: 585-493-4028 e-mail: jeffborden@gmail.com


Passionate and motivated servant of our Lord Jesus Christ with a burden to teach the body of Christ about the crucified life and to disciple believers to maturity in their faith. I want more than anything to be able to live each and every day to the full as Jesus promised, and directed, us to do. In doing this, it is my desire to see this same “full life” lived by everyone that comes into my immediate circle of influence. I am passionate about small groups and believe strongly in the methodology pioneered by the founder of Methodism, John Wesley. I believe in the accountability of the community and I am convinced that some iteration of this model is the key to Christian maturity.


VALLEY CHAPEL FREE METHODIST CHURCH, Warsaw, NY Associate Pastor/Ordained Elder FMC/Pastor of Discipleship & Equipping

2007 Current 2007

Develop and implement small group and assimilation model. This effort resulted in three small groups growing to thirteen groups (at its high point). Currently moving small groups toward new direction (as of year 2009) working sermon-based model of small groups.

Developing and writing sermon-based curriculum to support teaching series. (Also lead Small Group)

Organized, planned (curriculum, oral & video presentations, and socio-interactive elements), and led presentation of Marriage Retreat Weekend. Continue to mentor-counsel married couples (pre-marriage, in- marriage, and post-marriage). This ministry is a partner ministry with my wife (Laurie).

Member/Leader of Praise & Worship Team (guitar/vocalist lead with wife, Laurie Borden)

Developed “Master’s Hand Ministry” (Serving widows, orphans, single-parents, and more in the local church and local community) Developed local partnerships with area churches, civic organizations, and other social assistance organizations (Community Action Corp, Angel Action, HEAP, Office of Aging, etc)

Prepared and presented Sunday morning sermons monthly in addition to pulpit supply. Mentor/Disciple CMC Candidate Served as Chairman of Warsaw Area Clergy Corporation Member of Valley Chapel FMC Mission Team (Participated in Peru Mission Feb. 2008) Create and design promotional material (posters, bulletin inserts, flyers, projection slides, etc). Build and maintain church website (http://www.valleychapel.org)

2008 2009

EMPORIUM FREE METHODIST CHURCH, Emporium, PA Associate Pastor/Conference Ministerial Candidate

2002 2007 2004 2007

Assistant to the Pastor in all church responsibilities Prepared and presented Sunday morning sermons monthly in addition to pulpit supply.

Developed and led a spiritual formation-accountability group focusing on leadership development. This group has currently prepared 4 new leaders for ministries in our home church.

Developed a Christian Education program consisting of Children and Adult Sunday School, Men’s and Women’s small group studies, and a leadership development accountability group. Prior to my appointment as associate pastor, the church had no Christian Education department.

Prepared sermons for radio broadcasts quarterly and served in nursing home ministry quarterly. Support and assist the Senior Pastor in decision-making, counseling and prayer.

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