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How to Give to Advent Conspiracy

This Sunday, we're taking up money for this year's Advent Conspiracy - using money we would normally spend on each other at Christmas and investing it in God's work around the world. Our primary focus this year is Todd Harrison's work in starting a new orphanage in a Muslim village in Africa. Your investment will be used as start-up money to restore a building used for a school and to provide the material needed to tap into the village's water line. Here's how you can invest generously in this work through Advent Conspiracy:

  • Show up this Sunday with a check (noted for Advent Conspiracy) or cash (in an envelope marked for Advent Conspiracy).
  • Mail a check to Christ Community Church, PO Box 1647, Watkinsville GA 30677. Make sure you make a note on the check that this is for Advent Conspiracy.
  • Give online by going here and choosing the Advent Conspiracy option from the drop-down menu.

I can't wait to see what God does in and through us this Sunday. Our prayer is that this opportunity to be generous without ever giving more money will help define this Christmas for you and your family.

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Our Family Is Growing - December 15, 2010

We're pleased to announce that Lewis Hensley, Sam Marion, Ryan Schulze, Stephen Terry and Jim Tocci are now members of Christ Church. For us, becoming a member is a commitment to pitch in and help people become family and follow Jesus. Our leadership invests time, money, prayer and energy into helping members live out this vision for the glory of Jesus and the good of our city.

If you're interested in membership and already part of one of our community groups, plan on being a part of Connect IV: Membership on Sunday, February 6 from 2:00-4:30pm. You can sign up by contacting the church office (office@missionathens.com).

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Fight Club 101

We're hosting Fight Club 101 on October 17th at 4:00 for anyone who is currently in a Fight Club or interested in becoming part of a Fight Club. Fight Clubs are small gatherings of 3-4 men or 3-4 women who study the Scriptures together in order to find their sin, fight their sign and trust their Savior.

We've created Fight Club 101 to help you know how to study the Scriptures, carry on gospel conversations and pray for each other.

To sign up for Fight Club 101 on October 17th, click here.

For more information on the Fight Club concept, check out Jonathan Dodson's book, Fight Clubs: Gospel-Centered Discipleship

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Guest Teacher - Maurice Stargell

Maurice Stargell is the lead pastor of Hope Church in Morrow, Georgia - a church plant that we're connected with through the Acts 29 Network. I was on Maurice's assessment team and have had the privilege to coach him. I am honored to call him my friend and brother - and thrilled to have him preach in our worship gathering this afternoon. For more about Maurice, check this out.

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Why You Should Be Part of Porterbrook: Apologetics

Porterbrook Southeast is theology for anyone who has a desire to learn and 2-3 hours a week to invest in material that will help shape you as a follower of Jesus. One of the courses we're offering this fall is called Apologetics. Here's a brief overview of what we'll cover:

Traditionally apologetics has been the attempt to show the Christian faith to be rational. However this makes the mistake of thinking that the rejection of Christianity stems from a rational argument. The Bible begs to differ. The problem is not rational, but the human heart. The heart needs something more than arguments to change it. What role then has apologetics? This module examines this question.

  1. Presuppositional apologetics
  2. Relational apologetics
  3. Defeater beliefs
  4. Question 1: The proof for God
  5. Question 2: Other religions
  6. Question 3: Suffering
  7. Question 4: Truth and freedom
  8. Question 5: Hell
  9. Question 6: Science and miracles

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Why You Should Be Part of Porterbrook: Missional Community Life

Porterbrook Southeast is theology for anyone who has a desire to learn and 2-3 hours a week to invest in material that will help shape you as a follower of Jesus. One of the courses we're offering this fall is called Missional Community Life. Here's a brief overview of what we'll cover:

This module starts by arguing for why we are in a 'missionary' context. It then goes on to explain what it means for us to be a people on mission, or 'missional', and the difference between this and traditional approaches to small groups. Having set this basis for life, the module looks at the practical outliving of this mindset – how to engage the culture around, living normal life infused with the gospel, understanding the 'rhythms' of life around us and how the gospel shapes those rhythms. The module rounds off looking at how this missional life impacts everyday activities like hospitality and the stewardship of time and money.
  1. Missional context
  2. Missional community
  3. Missional engagement
  4. Missional intentionality
  5. Missional rhythms
  6. Missional hospitality
  7. Missional stewardship of time
  8. Missional stewardship of money
  9. Missional grace
  10. Appendix: Forming a missional community

For more information about Porterbrook and/or to register, click here.

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Night of Worship and Art

We are having a 'Night of Worship and Art' on September 16th at 8pm in the Seney-Stovall Chapel. This night will be focused around the redemptive work of Jesus on the cross.

If you are an artist, photographer, painter, etc., we would love to use your artwork to liven up the stage and celebrate the gifts you have. For more information, email Katie Homeyer at katie.homeyer@gmail.com.

You do not want to miss this night. We are really looking forward to it.

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Porterbrook Will Help You Grow

We've incorporated Porterbrook into the life of our church to help you follow Jesus. Over the next two years, anyone involved in Porterbrook will be presented with unique opportunities to grow theologically, relationally, and vocationally. In the end, our hope is that Porterbrook will go a long way to helping you develop as a:

  • Worshiper who loves Jesus enough to follow him into the hard places of life
  • Learner who loves the Scriptures enough to mine them and obey what they find
  • Servant who leverages who they are and what they have for the good of others
  • Missionary who lives in the world while not giving into the world
  • Family member who loves God's people we know as the church enough to build their life around each other

To register for Porterbrook or learn more about what we're doing, click here.

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