Current Sermon Series: a Theology of Failure

Failure, especially failure resulting from sin, is something we don’t like to talk about. Yet if we avoid the conversation, we lose the opportunity to find freedom & hope. To experience hope we must discover a deeper theology. Theology is the study of the nature & person of God. Yes, theology is the path to freedom. Instead of focusing on our failures imagine what our lives would be like if we focused on a biblical theology. 


On Sunday, July 22, Pastor Mark Green will open this series with a message about dealing with our personal failures. We will listen to a poem King David wrote that expressed his heart when confronted with his sin. Using David’s words our goal is to make them our own, embrace the amazing love of God & discover a path home to Jesus.

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God is on the Move

God has given Otterbein a God-sized vision for the future to help transform lives, families, our church, our community and the world. We are calling it our TRANSFORM VISION 2020. It is a bold vision that we are trusting God to help us accomplish between now and the end of 2020. Learn more about TRANSFORM VISION 2020 by clicking here.

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RightNow Media

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Welcome to Otterbein

We know going to church for the first time can be a little awkward and even scary—especially if you don’t know anyone. We want to assure you that we will do everything we can to make your visit with us a positive one. We encourage you to stop at GUEST CENTRAL in the church lobby where a helpful volunteer will answer questions you have and provide an overview of our church programs. Greeters and ushers are available to answer questions you might have. Directional signs will point you toward our nursery, classrooms and sanctuary. We welcome guests, and our church wants to help you have a good first-time experience.

service times

Sundays, 8–9:05 a.m.

Blended worship experience with band & choir

Sundays, 9:30–10:35 a.m. & 11–12:05 p.m.

Modern worship experience with band

Nursery (birth–age 1) available in all services

Children's Sunday School (age 2–grade 5) available at 9:30 & 11 a.m.

Youth Ministry (grades 6–12) available at 9:30 a.m.

practical messages

We understand that one of the biggest criticisms of the church is that the sermons are boring and not very helpful. Our pastors try very hard to make sure that the sermons don’t just teach about the Bible, but that they also talk about how to put into practice what the Bible says. We use various forms of media to help explain the Bible, and outlines of the messages are provided every week so you can take notes and think more about the teaching in the messages after you leave the church.

Be Part of the Festival of Praise Choir

We will host the Festival of Praise as part of WaynesboroFest on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 3 & 7 p.m. For more information or to express interest in participating, click here.

Donate School Supplies for Waynesboro Community & Human Services

We will collect school supplies for Waynesboro Community & Human Services to give to families in our community who are struggling financially. Please click here to download a list of needed supplies. Drop them off in the church lobby through Sunday, Aug. 5.

Next Steps for Serving at Otterbein

In preparation for our fall ministries, we have opportunities to serve in our children’s, youth and media ministries. Click here to see what is available.