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!

Church in Orange County Blueprint

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Blueprint

BuildingBlocksThe Orange County Church of Christ invites you to join us after Easter as we examine a step by step guide to establishing a biblical foundation for our daily lives. Many people have a heart for God, but may not be familiar with His Word. So where do you start? For the next four weeks, we will try to provide you with the fundamental building blocks of the Christian Faith.
Seeking God and using the Bible as your standard.

  • Walking with Christ daily as a disciple
  • Dealing with sin and making actual change!
  • Entering into a covenant with Christ at baptism

We hope you join us and build on a solid foundation that will outlast all of life’s storms!

APRIL 12:   THE FOUNDATION – GOD & HIS WORD
APRIL 19:  THE BLUEPRINT – DISCIPLESHIP STUDY
APRIL 26:  THE FRAMEWORK – SIN & REPENTANCE
MAY 3:  THE COST – UNITED W/ CHRIST IN BAPTISM

Sunday Mornings at 10:00am at 10 Goodyear, Irvine CA (Services in English, Spanish, and Korean)
Sunday Evenings at 5:00pm at 900 S Sunkist, Anaheim CA
Children’s Program Provided

Easter 2015

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Easter!

2015 EasterThis coming Sunday we will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The resurrection is the most powerful single act in all of history. There have been many battles won and many inventions that have advanced mankind, however there has never been a victory that has had and will have so many far reaching eternal effects. The resurrection proved beyond any doubt that Jesus was God in the flesh. The resurrection was the ultimate victory of God over satan’s forces of evil. The resurrection opened the door for all of mankind to be able to conquer sin as we participate in Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection at baptism (Romans 6:4-7).

As disciples of Christ we walk around in victory no matter what we face, because we know that ultimately Christ has won the victory at His resurrection (2 Corinth 2:14). God has proven that He has all power over all evil. We can overcome any sin no matter how strong its hold may be in our lives because of Jesus’ victory at the resurrection . We can know that no matter how difficult our situation in life may be, Christ has the answer (John 16:33). We know that even when we face death, we have no reason to fear (1 Corith 15:55-56).

What an incredible gift God has given us as disciples so that we can be confident in this life as we face all of life’s difficulties and trials. What a powerful weapon God gives us as we face attacks from satan and his schemes. We don’t know what we will face this year. We don’t know how everything will work out in our lives. We also don’t know how to battle the spiritual forces of evil that wage against our souls. All of this is far beyond our realm and our abilities. However, we belong to a God that is more powerful than all we will face. We serve a God who has proven that he can defeat the most ferocious attacks of the evil one. Because of this we have a joy, a peace and a confidence that surpasses any logic that this world can comprehend. We are following a resurrected Lord.

Come celebrate this incredible victory with us this year by worshiping with us at one of our services.

7:00 a.m. – Sunrise Service, Salt Creek Beach – 33333 PCH , Dana Point, Ca, 92629
(Grassy Hill Area)

10:00 a.m. – Irvine , Ca – 10 Goodyear, Irvine, Ca, 92618 (Children’s Classes Provided)
Services in English, Spanish and Korean

10:00 a.m. – Fullerton , Ca – 800 N State College, Fullerton , Ca, 92831 (Children’s Classes Provided)
In the Pavilion of the Titan Student Union.

2015 MLK Report

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MLK Service Report

MLK2015We would like to say a huge “thank you” to all of our volunteers for this year’s MLK Weekend of Service! We had over 350 volunteers at 9 different projects throughout the weekend for the Orange County Region, and our volunteers served for a total of over 800 hours in just 4 days! Our projects in Orange County were part of a much larger effort all around the Los Angeles area by the Southern California Chapter of HOPE Worldwide. Our OC Church of Christ is proud to be part of this amazing organization and we are grateful for the opportunity to serve those around us.

Our OC volunteers served in a variety of ways throughout the MLK Weekend of Service. Our projects for this year included the following: Mercy House, Love Community Outreach, Think Together – Book Doctors, Second Harvest Food Bank, Orange County Food Bank (CAPOC), a blood drive with the American Red Cross, and a project with South Junior High School in Anaheim.

We are very proud of our members for giving their time, energy and hearts to serve those who are less fortunate. God gives us the charge to look after “the least of these,” and we’re confident that our efforts during the Weekend of Service will help many individuals and families throughout our community. We also want to encourage everyone involved to keep it up! Continue to find ways to serve those in need through our church programs, Non-Profit projects, and by meeting simple needs you and your family notice from week to week. Thank you again for your hearts for the poor and willingness to serve, and we hope to see all of our volunteers again next year in 2016!

How We Got the Bible

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How We Got the Bible

How We Got The Bible SimpleWe 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

2014 Teen Camp

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“Truth Be Told”

2014 Teen Camp

2014 Teen CampEach 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!