SHARING CCM EVENTS AND SERVICES - APRIL - JUNE 2018
Contemporary Christian Ministries
Welcome to the second quarter newsletter for 2018 highlighting God's leadings, insights and challenges to and through CCM.
1) THIS ISSUE CONTAINS 15 CCM TOPICS COVERING: WHAT WAS, WHAT IS AND WHAT IS TO COME. MAY GOD INSPIRE US TO DISCERN HIS WILL AND LOVE AS WE ACCOUNT FOR OUR WALK WITH HIM.
2) WE HOPE YOUR JOURNEY THROUGH THE NEWSLETTER WILL LEAD YOU TO PURSUE THE WEBSITE LINKS* FOR MORE DEPTH AND UNDERSTANDINGS OF OUR EXPERIENCES WITH GOD.
3) IN THIS ISSUE, WE ARE BLESSED WITH THE AWESOME HELP OF OUR NEW TB EDITOR, SANDIE WHITE. SHE WILL BE ADDING HER PERSPECTIVE ON HOW THE SPIRIT IS LEADING US. LOOK FOR "THE "SW" COMMENTARY.
4) WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE MANY WRITERS, LEADERS AND PARTICIPANTS WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO MAKING AND WRITING THIS REPORT. THANK YOU ALL. WRH,comco
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Our CCM Focus for the Quarter
AWESOME SPIRITUAL ENCOUNTERS, HEALING LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER AND CREATING SERVANT TEAM OPPORTUNITIES.
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WHAT IS TO COME
2ND QUARTER COMMENTARY
WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR
FRIENDS OF GOD
LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2018
PREVIOUS TRUMPET BLAST
SERVANT LEADER TRAINING
EVANGELIST ON CALL
VISIT OUR WEBSITE
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ENCOUNTERS, SERVICES & NEW TEAMS ARE FORMING TO SUPPORT NEW EXPRESSIONS
The second quarter of 2018 was filled with great encounter presentations, new prayer and worship experiences and services as the Expressions grow and plan for expansion. CCMLT Chair highlights the second quarter in his Welcome. Celebration planning is underway with new creativity and the website continues to grow. The importance of Team building begins as we approach Celebration 2018 and the Fall Summit.
From the CCM Chair
A GREAT LIST OF MILESTONES
Steve Calloway, Chair of the CCMLT, highlights many CCM activities, achievements and personal contributions during the second quarter. Steve communicates a real spirit of gratitude and leadership that carries a servant heart expressing the love of Jesus.
Expressions of Jesus
EXPRESSIONS UPDATE - 2nd Wave
CCM responds to the call of being a vessel for the expression of Jesus. During 2018-2019 we will be launching the 2nd Wave of Expressions: Evangelism, Covenant Journey, Shepherding/Mentoring, Mission Outreach, Children/Youth, Teaching/Study of the Word. Click here to see details.
Friends of God
BECOMING FRIENDS THROUGH WORSHIP
FRIENDS OF GOD (FOG) is an group of people who dedicate their time and efforts to know God better through hearing the Word, singing praise songs led by Steve Hatfield and having excellent discussion times. Click here to find Steve's article which shares more details of FOG. He will widen your understanding of FOG's purposes and activities, and how you can become "Friends through worship.
WATCHMAN ON GUARD
Have you ever wondered who is watching out for us besides God? It’s good to know that the WATCHMAN PRAYER GROUP is on guard 24/7 and fills a very big need for us to “love your neighbor”. It is a vessel that God is using for us. Joyce Price explains how the Watchman Prayer Group is reaching out to a needy world beyond ourselves. Everyone is invited to join us on ZOOM every Thursday at 4:00.
Evangelists On Call
EVANGELISTS - EXPANDING THE CIRCLE
CCM is growing in Christ with the support and help of our EVANGELISTS. A very active group has grown to eight. Whether we are reactivating or orienting new evangelists, the level of sharing and mutual support is awesome. Read the thoughts of Evangelist Slauter as he shares his excitement about the Round Table experience. They support, teach and guide each other in this important calling to grow in Christ.
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CCM EVENTS CALENDAR
It is such a busy time for all of us and we don’t want to miss important events that CCM (Contemporary Christian Ministry) will be having in the future. Be sure and check out some new dates for the Tulsa Encounter, the Alabama Encounter as well as a Texas Encounter in 2019. We also would like to remind you of the opportunities to meet through ZOOM with those who want to have fellowship, prayer time and more. See the calendar for the dates, times and the link to click on.
CELEBRATION 2018 - July 15-21, 2018
2018 CELEBRATION theme will be: COMPANIONS ON THE JOURNEY AMONG THE BRUISED, BROKEN & CAPTIVE. Shara and Jeff Matlock are directing the event and have an exciting group of teaching and preaching ministry: Mike and Barb Stelzer, Derek and Ginger Sanders, Dennis and Laurie Romig, Mike Stacy, Denise Barbour, and Rick Rosser. Contact for registration information -Shara & Jeff Matlock; firstname.lastname@example.org Cell 901-612-1015
SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES - PLEASE SIGN UP
Throughout the various Expressions and events there are a number of openings or places to serve in CCM. Click here for the current openings. If you have interest in starting a small group, or helping on site at an Encounter, Celebration or Gathering please contact: email@example.com
2018 LEADERSHIP SUMMIT October 19-21
We are pleased to announce that Renee Smith and Steve Calloway will serve as Directors of the Leadership Summit. Here is some background: During our First Wave of releasing the Expressions of Jesus, we experienced God pointing us to the doors of opportunity for His love and transformation. We are excited about what the Second Wave of Expressions will add. Layer upon layer, step after step and upgrade to upgrade God will enhance our understanding and love. Summit 18 will be a place of releasing and utilizing our gifts to strengthen the body and carry out services of renewal as we grow in Christ.
SERVANT LEADER TRAINING
As CCM continues to grow, there is a need for more servant leaders. Each of us is granted gifts that the Spirit can use serving each other as God desires. Linked here is an introductory video from the 2016 Summit. We need to prepare ourselves to be Servant Leaders everyday. In the 3rd Quarter we will roll-out more key services and videos to grow in Christ as a servant leader.
-- WHAT WAS
(and will become)
TEXAS ENCOUNTER REPORT
Texas Encounter is another one of those special gatherings where people come together from many places to be united in faith. There is a certain excitement that comes as people come into these settings. Laurie Romig reflects on the things brought by Mike and Barb Stelzer during a time of learning. There were many spiritual truths that Laurie reflects on. Please check these out.
ALABAMA ENCOUNTER REPORT
The Alabama Encounter is one of the highlights of the CCM world, each year bringing people into this setting for reflection, and for an opportunity to be with others who desire to share in these same experiences. Winnie brings to us some insight into the Spirit filled sessions that we can share in together. Visit our website.
SCRIPTURES FOR YOUR MEDITATION TIME
These particular scriptures were chosen for our edification in preparing for Celebration 2018 coming up in just days. However, because of the time constraints, we are sharing this for your use during any thirty days of meditation and prayer. You are invited to use these for a special time of gathering with the Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit to read the Word, to meditate upon the Word, to bring these scriptures to life within ourselves. We don’t have to read them but if we do, we will be blessed and better prepared for life with the Father. Click here for 30 Days of Prayer.
PREVIOUS TRUMPET BLAST - REVISITED
Did you miss the last quarter’s Trumpet Blast OR do you want to make reference to it for some reason??? We are making it available. All you need to do is click and it will take you there!
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