Our Senior and Outreach Pastors

Pastors Joe and Tara Scriven

Pastors Joe and Tara Scriven met at Seminary and have shared a passion for ministry for over 20 years. They have served in all aspects of ministry to include Associate Pastors, Campus Pastors, Lead Pastors and Missionaries. They have ministered in Washington, Georgia, Oregon, and Nebraska. They also planted two churches in South Korea.

Joe has a bachelor's degree in ministry leadership (Counseling Emphasis) from Lee University and a Master of Organizational Leadership from Regent University. Both are ordained ministers.

Their son Kaiden is the best son in the world!

Pastor Scriven


Our Executive and Worship Pastors

Pastors Shawn and Ebony Turner

Pastors Shawn and Ebony Turner married in Seminary and launched into all aspects of ministry from serving as Musicians, Associate Pastors, and Church Planting as Lead Pastors. They have ministered in Arizona, Florida, Nebraska, Oregon, Washington, and even in the middle of combat zones during Operations OIF and OEF. Shawn was called to preaching ministry while serving in the U.S. Army and Ebony, a (PK) Preacher’s Kid, was called to worship/music ministry while in High School serving under her parent’s ministry. Between them both, they’ve been ministering for over 20 years.

Shawn holds a bachelor’s in Software and Information Systems from Strayer University and Leadership Excellence diplomas from the United States Army Non-Commissioned Officer’s Academy. Ebony holds a bachelor’s in Marketing, an associate in Finance and training in Music Theory.

Their children (from oldest to youngest) Jazzmyn, Xavier, Alexa, and Dominique all have the same love for serving others and music ministry and are the most loveable children in the world!

Pastor Turner
Mission

Our Mission

At Connecting Point Church, we understand the importance of fostering a deep connection with God. We believe that faith is a personal journey, and our aim is to provide a supportive environment where individuals can develop a strong relationship with Jesus. Through engaging worship experiences, inspiring sermons, and a focus on spiritual growth, we strive to help people encounter God in a profound and transformative way.

Vision

Our Vision

Our vision extends beyond individual spiritual growth. We also recognize the significance of forging connections with one another. Community plays a vital role in our church, and we are passionate about building strong relationships among our members. We believe that life is better when we walk together, supporting and encouraging one another along the way. Through small groups, community outreach initiatives, and various fellowship opportunities, we seek to create a close-knit and caring community that genuinely cares for each other.

What we believe

Connecting Point Church is affiliated with the Church of God and adopts the following foundational doctrine regarding:

  • Repentance
    Mark 1:15; Luke 13:3; Acts 3:19
  • Justification
    Romans 5:1; Titus 3:7
  • Regeneration
    Titus 3:5
  • New birth
    John 3:3; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 John 3:9
  • Sanctification subsequent to justification
    Romans 5:2; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Hebrews 13:12
  • Holiness
    Luke 1:75; 1 Thessalonians 4:7; Hebrews 12:14
  • Water baptism
    Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9, 10; John 3:22, 23; Acts 8:36, 38
  • Baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to cleansing; the enduement of power for service
    Matthew 3:11; Luke 24:49, 53; Acts 1:4-8
  • The speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance as the initial evidence of the baptism in the Holy Ghost
    John 15:26; Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:1-7
  • The Church
    Exodus 19:5, 6; Psalm 22:22; Matthew 16:13-19; 28:19,20; Acts 1:8; 2:42-47; 7:38; 20:28; Romans 8:14-17: 1 Corinthians 3:16, 17; 12:12-31; 2 Corinthians 6:6-18; Ephesians 2:19-22; 3:9, 21; Philippians 3:10; Hebrews 2:12; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 John 1:6, 7; Revelation 21:2, 9; 22:17
  • Spiritual gifts
    1 Corinthians 12:1, 7, 10, 28, 31; 1 Corinthians 14:1
  • Signs following believers
    Mark 16:17-20; Romans 15:18, 19; Hebrews 2:4
  • Fruit of the Spirit
    Romans 6:22; Galatians 5:22, 23; Ephesians 5:9; Philippians 1:11
  • Divine healing provided for all in the Atonement
    Psalm 103:3; Isaiah 53:4, 5; Matthew 8:17; James 5:14-16; 1 Peter 2:24
  • The Lord’s Supper
    Luke 22:17-20; 1 Corinthians 11 : 2 3 – 2 6
  • Washing the saints’ feet
    John 13:4-17; 1 Timothy 5:9, 10
  • Tithing and giving
    Genesis 14:18-20; 28:20-22; Malachi 3:10; Luke 11:42 ; 1 Corinthians 16:2 ; 2 Corinthians 9:6-9 ; Hebrews 7:1-21
  • Restitution where possible
    Matthew 3:8; Luke 19:8, 9
  • Premillennial second coming of Jesus
    First, to resurrect the dead saints and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. 1 Corinthians 15:52; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 2 Thessalonians 2:1 1 Corinthians 15:52; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 2 Thessalonians 2:1
  • Resurrection
    John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15; Revelation 20:5, 6
  • Eternal life for the righteous
    Matthew 25:46; Luke 18:30; John 10:28; Romans 6:22; 1 John 5:11-13
  • Eternal punishment for the wicked
    No liberation nor annihilation. Matthew 25:41-46; Mark 3:29; 2 Thessalonians 1: 8, 9; Revelation 20:10-15; 21:8 Matthew 25:41-46; Mark 3:29; 2 Thessalonians 1: 8, 9; Revelation 20:10-15; 21:8


  • Learn more about the Church of God's Doctrinal Beliefs
Time and location

Come worship with us

Sunday:
See our Scheduled Events Section @ 11:00AM on Sundays
Location:
Papillion Landing Community Recreation Center
1046 W Lincoln St, Papillion, NE 68046

Click on the Location Pin on the Map to Google Map us!