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NEW YEAR EDITION
Contemporary Christian Ministries
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New Year Edition Commentary (click here to read)
CCM EXPANDING ITS REACH INSIDE & OUT
HIGHLIGHTS OF 2017
WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR
SUMMIT 2017 REPORT
TULSA RETREAT REPORT
FRIENDS OF GOD
SERVANT LEADER TRAINING
EVANGELISTS ON CALL
UPCOMING 2ND QUARTER
MISSOURI DAY RETREAT
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OUR NEW WEBSITE, EMAIL and COMMENTARY
Our new website is <ccm4you.com> and new email <firstname.lastname@example.org> The website is designed to inform, educate, guide and motivate the viewer to a closer relationship to Jesus. The site will be filled with pathways of expressions of Jesus. to email CCM use our new address: email@example.com.
We are on a journey of walking with Christ and becoming servant partners in Christ. Phases of this journey will be defined by a quarterly COMMENTARY describing our response to the leading of the Spirit. Click here to view the 2018 1st Quarter COMMENTARY .... after viewing on the web use left click to return.
WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR - Steve Calloway
Steve Calloway, the new Chair of the CCMLT is sharing with us his hopes and devotions to serving God. We encourage you to read his letter as it encourages the Spirit to flow into your every opportunity in this new year by reflecting His Divine Love in word and deed.
EXPRESSIONS UPDATE - Four Year Plan
CCM responds to the call of being a vessel for the expression of Jesus. The four year plan to launch 19 expressions started with the launch of five. Each expression provides services (fruit) impacting personal and community need. Click here to visit the status of the four year plan.... Left click to return.
FRIENDS OF GOD - WORSHIP ON-LINE [ZOOM]
Pause during the week (every Tues. 7:00 PM) and participate in a time of rest, worship and sharing as our CCM family. Worship is under the leadership of Renee Smith and Steve Hatfield. The gathering is on-line utilizing ZOOM software. Special presenters will be sharing from time to time. Check the calendar for details) . Click here for more information on signing in (very easy) and access from different devices ........
WATCHMAN PRAYER GATHERING [ZOOM]
Bring your concerns, hopes and prayers to the WATCHMAN PRAYER GROUP. Open to all, it is a time (every Thurs.4:00 PM ) for sharing and praying for community, world and personal issues and challenges. Seeking God underscores our time together. Under the leadership of Joyce Price (Prayer Expression Coordinator) this group is passionate in their desire to lift up their heart's desire to God. Even though we are far apart in miles, using this application, we can still come together weekly as a group in prayer and worship. Click here to learn (easy) how to sign-in (ZOOM) and participate...... left click to return.
EVANGELISTS ON CALL - A BLESSING TO ALL
We are growing in Christ with the support and help of our EVANGELISTS. Meeting monthly in a "Round Table ON-LINE" setting, Evangelists are invited to share their insights, hopes, and challenges with one another. They are always available to anyone with special prayer needs, encouragement and blessings. Click here to go to their Expression Home Page for more information.
Check out the events and activities scheduled locally or across the nation. The calendar is update weekly and has helpful information and links to events and resources. Remember the TEXAS RETREAT will be convening on April 6-9. Please send CCM any information on other events being planned.
The Encounters in Texas are rich in wisdom and broad in fellowship. Look at the attached brochure if you still may have an interest in attending. Mike and Barb Stelzer will be speaking about Jesus as Healer, Forgiver and Encourager of a deep relationship with the Father. An Encounter Report will be published in the 2nd Quarter Trumpet Blast.
CELEBRATION 2018 - July 15-21, 2018
2018 CELEBRATION theme will be: COMPANIONS ON THE JOURNEY AMONG THE BRUISED, BROKEN & CAPTIVE. Please place the Celebration dates on your calendar! 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 and Jeff Matlock; firstname.lastname@example.org. LOOK FOR more information under ANNOUNCEMENTS or follow-up emails.
SERVANT LEADER TRAINING AND RESOURCES
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. The Servant Leader Expression is to train, support and engage disciples in activities of servant leadership. In the 2nd Quarter we will roll-out key services and videos to grow in Christ as a servant leader. Look for more to come.
SERVANT LEADER OPPORTUNITIES
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 help on site at an Encounter, Celebration or Gathering please contact: email@example.com
UPCOMING 2ND QUARTER TRUMPET BLAST
> Report on Alabama Encounter > Celebration 2018 detail and preparation > Updated Expressions Plan > Report on Texas Encounter > Update on Youth Initiative > Plans for Leadership Summit 18 > New Servant Leadership Resources released.
HIGHLIGHTS OF 2017 AND BEYOND
Last summer we experiences an exciting, intergenerational and engaging Celebration. It was directed by Caitlyn Barbour and JJ Ripsam. Another major event was the Summit on Servant Leadership along with the launching of the first wave of the Expressions of Jesus. Since the holidays are gratitude is extended to the leadership: Renee Smith: small groups, leading Zoom, Facebook, Watchman Prayer Group; Mike and Barb Stelzer: Wholeness; Eddie and Jane Faircloth: Servant Leadership; Joyce Price: Prayer, Watchman Prayer Group; and Lorenzo Hill: Evangelists on Call. Small group are emerging and on-line ministry is expanding.
SUMMIT 2017 REPORT
Included in the 2nd Quarter Trumpet Blast will be Phase One of the Servant Leadership Basic Training. The highlights of Summit 16 and 17 will be outlined along with links to video excerpts and guidance by Eddie and Jan Faircloth. Knowing that "all are called" we recommend that all who are active in CCM will benefit from the first Unit of Servant Leadership available this summer.
TULSA RETREAT REPORT
Brother Steve Hatfield has submitted an outstanding report of the Tulsa Retreat. It is a must read. It contains very helpful ways to share the gospel, see the goodness in others and need to seek for peace...Click here and experience a spiritual lift.
ALABAMA ENCOUNTER REPORT
A large turnout came to the Camp Meeting in Alabama to bathe in the spiritual leadership of Marilyn and Ed Slauter. With specific ways to understand the work of the Spirit we were led to be more intentional and expectant in our witness and ministry. A detailed report and examples to follow will be published in the 2nd Quarter Trumpet Blast. Thank you Marilyn and Ed.
This quarter we are honoring four of God's faithful servants who passed on to an eternal presence with God. We will miss each one in their own special ministry and love for God's people. Take a moment a read a brief background statement honoring: Jack White, Marna Burgess, George Knotts and Betty Perry. They will be dearly missed.
MISSOURI DAY RETREAT
Again we extend our appreciation to the service of Scott Norwood who just completed his term as Chair of the CCMLT. He didn't leave much time to breath before conducting a Missouri Day Retreat. On November 11th an even dozen people gathered in Warrensburg, Missouri for a day retreat on the theme: "Generously Share the Invitation". Evangelist Ed Slauter taught classes on sharing the love of Christ in an invitational manner while his wife Elder Marilyn Slauter led us in worship. During the afternoon Seventy Gary McDonald shared from his varied experience bringing ministry via small groups.
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