Covenant Relationships 2
Reconciling and Repairing Relationships
In part 1 of this series we saw the need to recommit to one-another discipling relationships that call us higher in our walk with Christ and transform us into more than we could achieve on our own. One of the barriers in all such relationships is the inevitability of conflict to arise. The temptation is to withdraw, take a step back, and then protect our hearts from the possibility of being hurt again. Instead, we need to learn how do we work through conflict, to overcome hurt, and restore trust. How do we forgive one another from the heart? And how do we become friends again after such periods of disagreement? This is the subject of the 2nd installment of Covenant Relationships.
The Orange County Church of Christ will be participating in Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) as a congregation starting in February 2015. Prior to that, we will be hosting some trial runs of FPU in a small group format. To participate in these groups you must
Click on the class specific link to register for the class and order your FPU membership materials ($93 plus S&H). Please order soon so you can have materials by the start of your class. You can send a quick email to the Group Host to notify them of your enrollment.
Attend the 9 week program and complete the required homework assignments
Week 10 – CELEBRATION TIME!
NORTH ORANGE COUNTY FPU CLASS
Location: 900 South Sunkist Street Anaheim, CA, 92806
Contact:John Varughese at ten.ngisedccenull@nhoj
Dates: Tuesdays at 7:30pm starting Tuesday Sept. 23
Order Materials for NORTH OC CLASS
SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY FPU CLASS
Location: 10 Goodyear Irvine, CA, 92618
Contact: Michael Messina at moc.liamgnull@anissemleahcimrd
Dates: Fridays at 7:00pm starting Friday Sept. 26
Order Materials for SOUTH OC CLASS
Our FPU Stewardship Advisor for OC Church of Christ:
Joshua Collier at firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: 10 Goodyear Irvine, CA, 92618
Dates: Wednesdays at 7:30pm, Starting October 5th (6 weeks)
Contact: Mauricio Mairena at moc.oohaynull@maneriam
Cost: $59.00, will be collected per Family or Individual
Materials will be ordered together at the same time.
Q. What if we have to miss a week or two?
A. Please try not to miss; the class participation cannot be replaced. However if you have a previous conflict, you will be given the AUDIO CD’s of every lesson with your FPU Membership and so if you miss a class session: Please just listen to the audio CD and complete the required assignments for that week.
Q. If we are married, should we both go through FPU together?
A. YES! The effectiveness of the class is dependent on the unity of husband and wife committing to prayer and the application of these financial principles together. If at all possible, don’t go at this alone; bring along your spouse at no additional cost!
Q. Is Childcare provided?
A. We are trying to ensure that childcare will be provided for both classes. This will take some creativity so stay tuned. If you can take care of childcare through outside means, please do so. However, we don’t want this to be the reason why you cannot participate. We may try to “hire” some teens or others to help out, so maybe we can all pitch in a few bucks each week for some entrepreneurial teens! We will likely be showing videos from the Financial Peace Junior program while the parents are in class. We haven’t finalized all of the details yet, but please know that we will. So don’t let that keep you from signing up! To see information about FPU Junior click here.
Q. Will we have to attend FPU in the Spring 2015 if we go thru this trial group?
A. Yes, we will all be going through it together. However, you will NOT have to pay any additional cost. And you will probably be in a much better place financially and with your budget – so you may not have to complete the homework that everyone else is doing. But MORE IMPORTANTLY – when we go through FPU as a church we will need many helpers to form the necessary “teams” to lead the church through this process. So you can help behind the scenes as part of one of the various teams – Promotions team, Prayer team, Celebration team, etc. You will be a great help during the corporate FPU experience!
Q. What if we’ve already done FPU or have an FPU membership? Do we have to pay to go through it again?
A. Anyone with previous FPU Membership is welcome to participate in the class for no additional charge. FPU Central online is a new tool that was added to the 9 week FPU. Members who have the 13-week material do not have a Membership ID so they won’t have access to FPU Central. To get access to FPU Central a returning Member can upgrade their entire FPU Membership ($49) or workbook only ($19.95) A Member ID will be included with either option. If you would like to upgrade, please have them contact Kelli 877-378-2667 Ext: 5700 and mention your Name/Class Location and she will gladly assist you.
If you would like to watch a video from Dave Ramsey – there are plenty on Youtube. Here’s an introduction video of Dave Ramsey explaining the origins of Financial Peace University.
How We Got the Bible
We are going to take a look at one of the most amazing journeys of all time: the Preservation of the Scriptures! Join us as we discover the origins of the Old and New Testament and determine the accuracy by which these texts were passed down for thousands of years. This information is critical to the faith of all Christians, and at the same time one of the most faith-building areas of study! Hosted by the OC EDGE Ministry.
Location: 10 Goodyear, Irvine CA.
Date: Tuesday Sept 9 and Tuesday Sept 16
Time: 7:30pm until 9:00pm
Speaker: Marshall Mead
The New Testament has dozens of “one another” scriptures that bind us together in the body of Christ. What a great and exciting responsibility God has given us to carry them out! Love one another, instruct one another, agree with one another, submit to one another, encourage one another, offer hospitality to one another…and on and on! One way to fulfill these commands is entering into and maintaining one-on-one discipling relationships. Others may call it mentorship. We are not unfamiliar with these terms but we are always trying to improve on the IMPLEMENTATION of such a structure of relationships within the church. This sermon series entitled “Covenant Relationships” embarks on this task: a call to recommit ourselves to one another discipling relationships such that they become an effective device for personal growth and a vehicle in which the church can fulfill these many “one another” commands. The Biblical backdrop of this series is a study on the relationship between David and Jonathan found in the books of 1st and 2nd Samuel. The hope is that these relationships become even more – that they become deep, rewarding friendships that call us higher in our walk with Christ. And ultimately, we believe it is God’s desire to continually transform those in the church into the image of Christ! Let us pray that our one another relationships continue to serve as a fashioning tool to help achieve that goal.
“Truth Be Told”
2014 Teen Camp
Each summer our Orange County Teen Ministry, along with other high school ministries from all over the Los Angeles area, travel to Big Bear for what we call “Teen Camp.” This year we took 43 students to camp from Orange County!
Some of the camps most exciting moments occurred during the intense competitions. All of our students were split up into 6 “Tribes,” and tribes competed throughout the week in various competitions: Dodgeball, Handball, Lip Sync, Glow-in-the-Dark Ultimate Frisbee, and more. There were points given out in each competition for sportsmanship, spirit and performance, and the Tribe of Zechariah took away the trophy with the most points this year!
Apart from these competitions, students also were able to attend workshops on various subjects ranging from Family Drama, Studying the Bible, Hot Topics, and Social Media. This year’s camp also included two specialized tracks for specific campers: a Drop Zone track for our incoming 9th Grade campers, and a Senior Leadership Track for all incoming Senior students.
The theme of this year’s camp was “Truth be Told.” The first lesson discussed “The Truth About God,” and how God is not only real but also a Father who would desperately search for us, His children. The second lesson was entitled “The Truth About Freedom,” which taught the students the realities of how sin traps and ensnares us and how “microscopic honesty” about our lives can lead to freedom. For the first time at camp, the students were split up by gender on Monday for more classes and lessons. The girls had an opportunity to learn about God as their perfect Father and what it means to truly be beautiful, while the men were taught about authentic manhood and the need for real brotherhood in their lives. Lastly we were taught about the need to take the truths that we had learned throughout the week down the mountain, and how God needs us to share those truths with the world around us.
Overall, our Teen Ministry has returned from camp fired up and ready to tell the truth for God as they transition back into their schools for the Fall Semester. We ask that you continue to pray for our Teen Ministry, and we thank all of those amazing staff and counselors who spent their week up at camp with our students!
Back to School Date Night
Back to School is a hectic and sometimes stressful time of the year for anyone with school-aged children, but this is one Back to School night you won’t want to miss. Grab a date and get back into the SWING of things at the BACK TO SCHOOL DATE NIGHT. Come enjoy a night of Swing Dance lessons, food, live band and more!
- Childcare provided by screened adults.
- Doors open at 5:50pm, so arrive early to avoid any lines.
- Space is limited, so buy tickets now!
- $60/couple by August 16th
- Childcare Provided On Site
Email moc.stnevealiunnull@irak with any questions.
Pacific Coast Academy of Dance
25732 Taladro Circle
Mission Viejo, Ca 92691