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Good Enough Parenting

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Please join us for Good Enough Parenting parenting series on Wednesday nights four 4 weeks. Childcare will be provided! We would like everyone arrive by 7pm to check in their kids into class so we can start promptly @ 7:15pm.

Schedule:

11/8: Connection & Acceptance
11/15: Reasonable Limits
11/22: NO CLASS
11/29: Realistic Expectations
12/6: Healthy Autonomy & Spirituality

OC 2017

Written by OC Disciples on . Posted in Announcements, Church Update

Orange County 2017

2017 has definitely been a time of great challenge for all of us here in Orange County.  The sudden loss of our dear brother, Kevin Mains, reminded all of us of how brief our life is here on this earth and that eternal life with God is why we do what we do in God’s family.  We are so grateful that Kevin was such a great example of faith and love to the very end – what a great legacy he has left us all!

When Daniel desperately needed God’s guidance and direction, we read:

So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting…” – Daniel 9:3

After much fasting and prayer, and in consultation with so many of the members of the OC Church; the elders, evangelists, and ministry staff would like to provide this update on how we will be organized moving forward…

3 Geographical Ministries

The Orange County Church will be organized into 3 Geographical Ministries called North OC, Mid-County OC, and South OC.  The Coastline ministry will be fully planted in mid-2018.

Our vision is that each of these geographic ministries will have a Family and Teen Ministry, a Singles Ministry, and a Campus Ministry.  The North and Mid-County Ministries will begin immediately with all of these ministries while the South Ministry will not immediately have a Campus Ministry, but with a vision to start one at Saddleback College.

OC Ministry Full-Time Staff

The Orange County Church of Christ is led by a team of elders and evangelists, along with their wives, the rest of the OC full-time staff and an amazing group of volunteer leaders. Among this team of elders and evangelists, we have designated two senior roles to help guide the overall vision and direction of the OC Church.

Senior Roles

Jaeho and Misook Park will serve in a senior role as full-time Elder and Women’s Ministry Leader and will provide shepherding, administrative training and leadership for the church, in addition to leading the International Ministry.  Jaeho and Misook have led growing ministries in Los Angeles and Orange County as well as in Korea.

Bruce and Robin Williams will serve as Senior Evangelist and Women’s Ministry Leader and their primary responsibility will be to train the full-time staff in ministry and evangelism. They come with 45 years of full-time ministry experience, having successfully led churches in South Florida, San Diego, Chicago, Orange County, and Los Angeles and raised up many couples into the full-time ministry.

Eldership

We are very blessed to have Dave Eskew and Jaeho Park serve as Elders as they shepherd the flock here in Orange County.  Along with their wives, Deb and Misook, they have served in these roles since 2011.

Full-Time Staff Leadership for the Geographic Ministries

South OC

The South OC ministry will be shepherded by Dave and Deb Eskew and led by Dan and Candice Roditi.  Dave and Deb have done a wonderful job leading the Youth & Family Ministry, helping many families be strengthened spiritually.  Dan and Candice have faithfully led in the campus, teen, singles, marrieds and Latin ministries of OC.  The Roditi’s and Eskew’s will work together in leading the South Family Ministry.  Mary Mains will lead and oversee the women in the South Single’s Ministry, serve as Regional Coordinator for our Kingdom Kids Ministry, and be the Administrator for the Shining Stars Preschool.  The Teen Ministry will be led by an amazing volunteer couple, Scott & Kelly McIntosh, who will work closely with the Eskew’s.  The South OC worship service will be at the Irvine building at 9am on Sundays.

Mid-County OC

The Mid-County OC ministry will be shepherded by Jaeho and Misook Park and led by Steve and Charley Stevenson.  Jaeho and Misook have done a fantastic job leading the International Ministries over the last few years.  Steve and Charley have led ministries in Houston, Long Beach, New Jersey, and Virginia and we are thankful to have them just recently join us here in Orange County.  Also in the Mid-County OC ministry, we are blessed to have Ryan and Virginia Weekley who have led both the teen and campus ministries here in OC over the last few years.  They will now be leading the South OC Campus ministry (UCI & IVC) and the Mid-County Teen Ministry.  There will be 2 part-time campus interns assisting them in the campus work.  The International Ministry will continue to be led by Jaeho and Misook.  The Mid-County OC worship service will be at the Irvine building at 11am on Sundays.

North OC

The North OC ministry will continue to be overseen by Bruce and Robin WilliamsMarcel and Karina Hall will be in training to lead the North Family Ministry.  Marcel and Karina have led campus and teen ministries in LA and the teen ministry here in OC.   The Campus Ministry (CS Fullerton & Fullerton College) will be led by two gifted volunteer couples – Sam & Kari Anderson and Gabe & Nirvana Stroebel.  They will have 2 part-time campus interns assisting them.  The Latin Ministry will have a sermon preached in Spanish on Sundays in the Fellowship Hall.  The Latino Family Ministry will be led by a great volunteer couple – Hector & Jasmine Perez. The Singles will be led by awesome volunteers in Steven Morales and Shannon Wollenburg, who will be guided and assisted by Chris & Gina Galassi.  The North OC worship service will continue to be in Anaheim at 4pm on Sundays.

Specialized Ministry Regional Coordinators

We will have Singles, Campus and Teen Ministry coordinators for the whole OC Church.  Steve & Charley Stevenson will serve as Singles Coordinators, Ryan and Virginia Weekley will serve as Campus Coordinators, and Marcel & Karina will serve as Teen Ministry Coordinators.  In addition, the Kids Kingdom Coordinator will be Mary Mains.  These coordinators will facilitate any regional activities for each of these ministries.

We realize that because of this new staff configuration and areas of responsibility, we will be more reliant on self-supported (volunteer) “staff” than ever before.  We are very grateful that we have been blessed over the years with a tremendous volunteer staff in administration and shepherding and we are faithful that God will work powerfully through our new volunteer staff to lead many of our other numerous ministries as well.

Steve Stevenson

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Welcome Steve and Charley Stevenson!

We are excited to announce that STEVE and CHARLEY STEVENSON have moved to Orange County to be part of our leadership team!  Steve and Charley have been in the full-time ministry for 18 years and have served churches in Lawrence, Kansas; Houston, Los Angeles, New Jersey, and Virginia.  They have a passion to help the church fulfill the mission of Jesus Christ (Matt 28:19-20) and raise up the next generation of leaders.  They come to us commended by numerous elders, evangelists, and volunteer leaders in their former churches.  They have two children who are both baptized disciples, their daughter Summer (20) and their son Soren (18).

Steve and Charley both have deep convictions and a deep love for God, His church, and the lost world.  We believe that the Lord has blessed us greatly in sending us such an experienced and qualified ministry couple.  They will be serving the Mid-County Ministry here in Orange County.  Please warmly welcome the entire Stevenson Family to Orange County!

KevinMains

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Kevin Dale Patrick Mains
1957-2016

Kevin Dale Patrick Mains, 59, graduated to heaven on February 2, 2017. He was born September 19, 1957 in Cincinnati, OH to his loving parents Bobbie Jo (residing in Cincinnati) and Marvin Mains (passed 1-2-17). Kevin was the youngest of 3 children; his older siblings are his sister Leslie and his brother Michael.

While attending the University of Cincinnati, he became a disciple on July 9, 1980 and later graduated with a degree in marketing. After beginning his career in sales, Kevin was able to realize his dream of going into the full-time ministry on March 1, 1985, and then 3 months later married his best friend Mary in Cincinnati (after pursuing her for 3 years).

Together Kevin and Mary moved around the country, sharing the good news of the gospel. They were able to serve and lead ministries in Cincinnati, OH; Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; Minneapolis, MN; and in the Los Angeles church in 3 different regions- Central, South and Orange County.

Kevin was a man who loved his wife and his children wholeheartedly! He is survived by his son Stuart and daughter-in-law Ashley who live in Riverside with their 2 children, Elle (3) and Caden (1). His daughter Olivia and son-in-law Chaz Zenteno live in Westwood; both couples serve in the campus ministry.

Kevin was a man who loved God more than anything. He enjoyed hiking, tennis, biking and playing pickle ball with his best friend – his wife. He loved being Papa to his grandchildren and he was an incredible Papa Fox to all the kids at Youth Camp.

There was no one like him. We will be able tell funny stories of experiences together and his memory will live on in everyone who was fortunate enough to have known him and love him. His memorial will be held on at 11am on February 11, 2017 at the Orange County Church of Christ building located at 10 Goodyear, Irvine, CA 92617.

If the live stream on this page is not working, please check the Orange County Church Of Christ Facebook Page.

Men’s Retreat

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Men’s Retreat Location Changed

As you know, our Men’s Retreat has been scheduled for this coming weekend in Big Bear. Because of the impending snow storm that is predicted, our Men’s Retreat LOCATION HAS BEEN CHANGED from Big Bear to IRVINE. We WILL be having it at the Orange County Church Building at 10 Goodyear. The cost of the retreat will be reduced to $50 per person, which will include 2 catered meals, snacks, 2 books, and our guest speaker, Sam Laing, from Florida. Those who have already registered will be refunded the difference. We do hope that this will enable EVEN MORE brothers to be a part of this incredible weekend together!

We will begin our Men’s Retreat Program at 6pm with dinner. Our program will go from 6p-10p Friday night, 9a-Noon on Saturday. We will then encourage the brothers to go to lunch with their small groups, perhaps do something recreationally Saturday afternoon, meet back at the building at 5pm Saturday evening for another great lesson, dinner, and games together; we would then meet back together on Sunday Morning for our closing retreat program that will go from 8:30am-10am.

Because of these changes, the WOMEN’S SERVICE time is adjusted to go from 10:30am-Noon. This will also mean that their will be NO Kingdom Kids Program for either service, which will enable all the men to attend the Sunday Men’s Service and all the women to attend the Women’s Service. The boys pre-teen and older are encouraged to attend the Men’s Service and the girls pre-teen and older are encouraged to attend the Women’s Service. The mothers will be with their children during the Men’s Service and the fathers will be with their children during the Women’s Service. We are asking that each Family Group Leader please make arrangements for those single parents in their groups who would need additional assistance in watching their children.

We appreciate, in advance, everyone’s patience and flexibility with all of these changes. We do believe that God is going to work powerfully through this Men’s Retreat to help all of us men to rise up and be men and leaders of greater spiritual impact!

For those men NOT YET registered for the retreat, please click here: MEN’S RETREAT REGISTRATION to register at the reduced rate. We need every brother who has not already registered but who will now attend the retreat to please register ASAP so that we know how much food to provide for Friday and Saturday. This would also be a great event for the brothers to invite their men friends to come and participate. We look forward to a great weekend together!