We’d love to take a moment to brag about the amazing group of college students we have in the OC Church of Christ! Our Campus Ministry, known as Alpha Omega Campus Ministry on campus, is made up of students from schools in the Orange County area including UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton, Irvine Valley College, Saddleback College, Fullerton College, and many more. These students meet together both on and off campus throughout the week, striving to be a ministry of young men and women who wholeheartedly follow God.
The last couple weeks has marked an incredible start to this Fall Semester! Our students have been evangelizing at these colleges and holding a number Bible Discussions and Bible studies in efforts to spread the gospel on their campus. God has been blessing their efforts as we’ve seen many friends, some new and some old, attending these events and studying the Bible. Some specific stories include our North JC Ministry seeing 40 friends out to one picnic at Fullerton College, kicking off a new series entitled “ANOMALY” last Friday night at Cal State Fullerton, and even seeing 3 students from Cal State Fullerton be baptized into Christ during the first week of school!
We believe God wants to do incredible, never before seen things on our campuses, and we ask for your prayers that God would provide a fruitful and inspirational school year for the OC Campus Ministry!
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Lead Like Jesus
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!
We Made It!
On 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.
The Godly Father
The 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.
North County Worship Change June 21
There will be a change of time and place for the North County Worship Service on Sunday, June 21. The service will take place Sunday at 10 AM at the Cal State Fullerton Campus. Worship will be at the Titan Student Union located at 800 North State College Blvd in Fullerton.
Regional Devotional June 12
On 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