Just Jesus

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Just Jesus

JustJesusOur theme for 2016 is “Just Jesus”. In our busy lives and even in the church it is easy to get caught up in the fast paced life that we live. In fact at times we can get so caught up in all we have to do and accomplish we can lose the whole reason we are here, who we are living for and how does He want to go about our lives. Hebrews 12:2 says, “Fix our eyes on Jesus the author and perfected of our faith.” This verse tells us that Jesus authored our faith. In other words, He created it. It also tells us that He lived it perfectly. Wow! That is an upward call. Because of these things, God wants us to fix our eyes on Jesus. There are so many different aspects of Jesus life that are important for us to examine. We could focus on His love, His power, the saving element of His blood, or His dependence on God. We could focus on His sinless life or His words of truth. The list is endless and each aspect of Jesus life and character that we examine will bring about tremendous growth in different areas of our own lives. In 2 Corinth 3:17-18 God teaches us whenever anyone turns to the Lord there is freedom from ourselves and our sin so that we can be transformed into His image with ever increasing glory. So as we begin 2016 with our attention fixed on Jesus we can be assured that we are in for an exciting journey of transformation. We will be transformed into Jesus’ image. 2016 will be filled with sermons about Christ. Our family group lessons during the week will take those sermons and make them very practical for our daily lives. We will have a three day fast together at the beginning of the year imitating Christ’s fast at the beginning of His ministry. We will have scripture memory as well as a Bible reading plan in the gospels so we are all on the same page spiritually. Each ministry will also be adding their own touches to the “Just Jesus” theme. I can’t wait to see what God will do as we examine, worship, imitate and honor Christ in 2016. Here is the link to the Reading Plan and Scripture Memory: Just Jesus Memory.

Kevin Mains

Lead Like Jesus

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Lead Like Jesus

OCLeaders

LEADERSHIP RETREAT NOW OPEN TO EVERYONE!!!

We are excited about our upcoming Family Group Leaders Retreat. It is now open to EVERYONE who aspires to be a leader one day as well as those who are currently leaders. We want this retreat to be an incredible inspiration to everyone who attends. Registration is STILL OPEN. However, you can no longer register on-line. You must call the hotel directly at 800-598-3828 and tell them that you are making a reservation for the Leadership Retreat for September 25-27, 2015. The rate is $139 per night, however, if you stay 2 nights, the 2nd night will be reduced to $47 + tax AT CHECK-OUT.

Our 2015 Orange County Married Leadership Retreat is taking place at the beautiful La Quinta Resort and Club, La Quinta, CA on September 25-27, 2015.

This inspiring Married Leadership Retreat is open to all Married Family Group Leaders and Family Group Leader Assistants, Community Group Leaders, Shepherds, Teen Leaders, PLUS those aspiring to be Assistant or Family Group Leaders. The theme of our retreat is LEAD LIKE JESUS. We are privileged to have ROB and PAM SKINNER, Evangelist and Women’s Ministry Leader of the Tucson Church as our guest speakers! This will be a great time of training, teaching, and meaningful fellowship!

We will begin our program at 8:30pm on Friday and conclude with a worship service from 10am-11:30am on Sunday, September 27th.

For the first 83 rooms reserved for 2 nights, there is a special discounted rate. If you stay 2 nights, you pay the regular room rate of $139 for one night and the 2nd night would only be just $47 plus tax!. All room reservations must be made NO LATER THAN August 19th. Your 2-night discount will be applied upon your Sunday checkout from the hotel. Click on the HERE to make your reservation online. We look forward to seeing you there!

2015 Special

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We Made It!

Made ItOn June 7th we collected a “Special Missions Contribution” to support our sister churches in Mexico and Central America. Our goal was $236,000. To date, the church has given $271,000.
What a great victory for our church and for the churches in Mexico and Central America! Thank you for allowing God to use you to help so many disciples and future disciple in our 39 churches south of the border. A portion of the money will be used to teach disciples and their children in our churches in Central America learn English in order to better their chances of supporting their families. Money will be used to begin or support existing campus ministries. Other funds will be used to develop leadership in these churches, other funds will be used to plant new churches and support newer mission teams. What a tremendous opportunity for us to partner with our Latin brothers and sisters to have a dramatic impact on many. I feel very proud of the disciples in Orange County and your generosity. Your hearts to respond to the needs locally and around the world are an inspiration to me and to many who have heard of what you have done not only in this contribution but also in many other expressions of your love for those in need.

Godly Father

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The Godly Father

Godly FatherThe role of the father in a family is critical. God has designed the family to be led by the father. The father provides the children with a loving authority figure who cares for ,provides and protects them. According to the U.S. Census bureau one out of three children in the U.S. live in homes where the biological father is absent. This has left many children without the proper care or role model that God intended. God has a lot to say about how he wants fathers to care for, train and love their children in His word, the Bible. We are starting an 8 week interactive class helping fathers love and lead their families God’s way. It will begin on July 12 and will run for 8 consecutive weeks. It will be held at 10 Goodyear, Irvine, Ca, 92618. The session will begin at 8:00a.m. and end promptly at 9:00a.m. Please join me as we learn and grow together in this vital role by listening to God and helping one another.

One Heart

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Regional Devotional June 12

1heartOn Friday June 12th at 7:30pm the Orange County Church of Christ will be having a Regional Devotional to talk about our future plans. We believe that God’s dream for His people in Orange County has just begun. As a church leadership, we are very grateful for every member who has sacrificed and served to advance the cause of Christ to help the church become what it is today. Now we desire to forge ahead being one in mind and one in heart. Please join us on June 12th as we discuss our future plans and pray that God will work through us to accomplish His dreams for Orange County.

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. (Proverbs 16:3 | NIV84)”

“All the believers were one in heart and mind. (Acts 4:32 | NIV84)”

OC Church of Christ
10 Goodyear, Irvine, CA, 92618
Friday, June 12, 7:30p.m.
Child Care provided