About The Other Night...A Word From Lewis

I think we all find it difficult to pray.

And when we pray we never seem to get beyond the “ critical list” to our neighbors and our city.

This summer we are emphasizing just this area using B.L.E.S.S. as our guide. Last Sunday night we got together to pray and it was so encouraging to see the number of people who are genuinely caring for the city and the people around them.

We had about 50 people show up to pray at the Woods' house.  That's a big number, ya'll. Especially for summertime, when folks are out of town. Let's celebrate what God is doing among us!

God is reviving an outward vision in our church toward the community.  

This is what the first members of our church had in mind when they planted it over 20 years ago, and the thing about God is...when He gives someone an idea, He doesn't change His mind. This church was planted in this city to love the city, and He is still using us to do that. 

But we're not done yet...

We want to see community groups balance caring for its members and working together to reach out into the city. It's not an "either" "or". It's a "yes" and "yes". This is who we are. This is who we were created to be. Sons and daughters living a lifestyle of Loving God and Loving Neighbor.

Be on the lookout for people to love. Take time to ask good questions and listen to their story. Invite them to share meals with you. Consider how our conversations would change if non church-folks were around. Listen for opportunities to serve them. And tell them your story (which is a tiny reflection of the Gospel) when they ask what you are about. 

Please share your stories

Even the small ones, with each other and the church. You can even post some in the comment section below. We need to hear more stories of what God is up to around here. 

And please continue to pray. 

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Introducing Director of Family Ministries: Kimberly Snyder

Introducing Director of Family Ministries: Kimberly Snyder

In the five years that I have been attending Christ Community Church, I have seen many changes and growth in regards to our family ministries. I grew up in a church with a very strong and active children and youth program. The ministries offered by my church helped me learn about Jesus, how to follow Him and made a lasting impact on my life. After serving five years with the children at that church and two summers with the Children’s Director at a different church, I have seen first hand how important a strong family ministries team is and how God can use it to change the lives of both those involved in the church and those who are impacted by the church. 

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Legacy Sunday --Why Terrapin?

What is Legacy Sunday?

April 19th is an exciting day for our church. Legacy Sunday is a time for everyone to celebrate who we are, where we have been and where we are going. It's a time to gather with past and current members to worship together and to see where God has taken those who have been a part of Christ Community over the years. It's a time to celebrate the work of our Lord!
 

Families, why Terrapin?

After the gathering we are going to gather together for BBQ lunch and fellowship at Terrapin Brewery in order to spend time with friends, old and new. As the Director of Family Ministries, I am very excited about this opportunity for our families! Every parent knows how hard it can be to entertain kids in a restaurant which is what makes this an awesome environment for families. Terrapin has a large field which will allow our children to run and play. The field is mostly fenced in, blocking off access to the road and there are indoor bathrooms. We will also have balls and some bubbles for kids to play with. The field is a great place for a picnic blanket so even our littlest ones can have some fun enjoying each other and the outdoors. Please come and join us for this time and make even more memories together! 

 

As we prepare for the quickly approaching Legacy Sunday, remember to invite old friends back for the celebration.  Students, encourage your parents to come along and see who is investing in you!  Lastly, if you will be joining us for our BBQ lunch at Terrapin afterward, please take a moment and RSVP here.  

 

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Our Next Step Towards Radical Diversity

Our Next Step Towards Radical Diversity

Christ Community Church should be a radically diverse church. But here we are - largely mono-colored, mono-class, and mono-cultural. Obedience to Jesus in the gospel cause of desegregation feels risky. Diversity in the American South is a seemingly insurmountable obstacle. So what do we do? 

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