Kids ages 1-10are welcome to Backyard Kids' Club for games, snacks, songs, Bible stories, crafts, and more. Backyard Kids' Club will be happening in three backyards in Dearborn this Summer. They'll happen from 2-4pm in the Springwells Park neighborhood on Middlebury St. and in the Hemlock neighborhood on Appoline St. (for exact locations call Christie Swift at 313-720-2538). On Thursday July 19 at the Springwells location Parents and neighbors are all invited to come to the Neighborhood Jubilee Finale from 5-7pm with refreshments and a Bouncy house for the children. Hope to see you there!
Welcome one and all to a Christmas Eve celebration gathering of Christ Community Church & Springwells Church. Together we will join the ancient angel voices declaring "Glory to God in the Highest" and "Good News of Great Joy" with songs, scripture, candlelight, and carols. We will start at 6:30pm. Bring the whole family, invite friends and neighbors. We look forward to seeing you on the 24th and have a very merry Christmas!
Location: 14900 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126
Come on over to the corner of Byfield Lane & Woodland (48120) at 5:45pm on Friday December 16 and wait for the arrival of Santa on his special trolley. Kids can see Santa and will receive a small gift. Then walk down the block to the Swift's house for some pizza, sweets, coffee, and hot cocoa. This is a great social event to invite friends and neighbors to and introduce them to your friends from CCC. Can't wait to see you!
This event's been a long time a-comin'! Yes, the men are finally gathering together - for a bonfire at 6:30 PM on Saturday 11/12 at the Owens' house (call Jonathan at (313) 720-3031 for location). What for? 1) Because the Bible says we shouldn't neglect getting together (Heb 10:24-25); 2) Because it's fun to stand around a fire pit and burn stuff; 3) Because there will be good things to eat; 4) Because nothing beats hanging out with good friends who just "get" you. So wear your best flannel, bring a friend, bring a good story to tell, bring your favorite beverage, and we'll brave the elements together in Peter's backyard - Hooah!
Please join us for some great harvest-time fun at 3 Cedars Farm . Activities will include bonfire, hayride, petting zoo for the kiddos, & a corn maze. Food will include snacks, varieties of chilli (we're doing a chilli cook-off again!), & deserts (please call Christie about what to bring). 3 Cedars Farm also has cider, donuts and other goodies for sale. Please invite friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, class-mates etc. for a great time together.
RSVP Contact: Christie 313-720-2538
Cost: $8 per person (small children are free) - includes bonfire, hayride, & corn maze pass
Location: 7897 Six Mile Rd Northville Charter Township, MI 48168
Time: Enjoy the farm all afternoon but the chilli & bonfire will begin around 5pm
The Arguments for God and the Historicity of Christianity.
1) Does God Exist? Speaker: Pastor Jonathan Swift (Christ Community Church, Dearborn)
2) Is Christianity a Myth? Speaker: Pastor Ben Edwards (Intercity Baptist Church, Allen Park)
Location: Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary 4801 Allen Rd, Allen Park, MI 48101
*Pre-registration is highly recommended for $12. Cost at the door is $25.
Pray – Plan – Prepare
Calling all CCC'ers: please gather with us on Monday evening at the Swifts' house at 7pm as we pray and seek God's vision, leading, and guidance together for the Summer and Fall of 2016. As God guides we will lay our plans and preparations and needs before him, coordinate our calendars, and ask for God's favor on our outreach with the gospel this summer. (and eat dessert!)
Married couples are welcome to join us monthly for a study in Timothy & Kathy Keller's The Meaning of Marriage. The next date is Friday January 15, 2016 at 7PM. We will be discussing chapter 5. Books are still available. Please call Jonathan for location (313) 720-3031.
Looking for a place to worship on Easter Sunday? The doors are open with CCC at 10am and all are welcome to come and worship God with us. There will be activities and gifts for the children and lot's of tasty holiday sweets and joy to share with everyone.
So, what is Easter all about anyway? Easter is the celebration of the event that changed all of history - the day Jesus Christ rose from the dead, actually came back to life after being brutally executed nearly 2000 years ago. Sound too mystical to be true? Come and hear why so many millions of people all around the world from nearly every culture on the face of the planet believe in the resurrection of Jesus and how it has changed their lives.
CCC will gather on Friday March 25 at 6:30 (Good Friday) with Redeemer Community Church at 20251 Carlysle St, Dearborn, MI 48124 to glorify God, consider the impact of the Crucifixion of Christ, and share the Lord's Supper together. (For more information call Pastor Jonathan at 313-720-3031).
Location: Faith Bible Church 34541 5 Mile Rd. Livonia, MI 48154
(Each participant will receive a $13.00 book, a handful of Journey Guides, & workshop handouts.)
Gary Rohrmayer is driven by two convictions: 1) Everyone is on a spiritual journey. 2) No one was designed to travel that journey alone. The Spiritual Conversations Workshop is designed to equip every follower of Jesus to lovingly, patiently and humbly engage others in meaningful conversations about their spiritual journey. The Spiritual Conversations Workshop will address the following issues:
Four paradigm shifts in evangelism.
The spiritual thirst and spiritual confusion in our culture.
Spiritual conversation killers.
The person of peace principle.
Discovering the “Peace to this House” phrase for your community.
You can expect to learn:
How to see God at work in your relationships.
How to pray more effectively for your love ones and friends.
How to overcome the fears in starting spiritual conversations.
How to avoid being side-tracked in your spiritual conversations.
How to identify people receptive to the gospel.
How to build and cultivate sustained relationships
How to share your story in a way that creates spiritual thirst.
How to handle those who are not interested in spiritual things.
How to experience the joy of spiritual conversations.
Four Paradigm Shifts in Evangelism
Luke 10 - Jesus Insights on Spiritual Conversations
1. God is at work more than we realize
10:15-10:30am – Break
Luke 10 - Jesus Insights on Spiritual Conversations (continued)
2. Pray specifically for those around you
3. Dealing with the fears that derail us
4. Avoid the issues the side tack the conversations
5. Identifying receptive people in your life
11:30-11:45am – Break
11:45am – 1:00pm
6. Building and cultivating relationships
7. Share a your faith story in a meaningful way
8 Dealing with those who are not interested or not ready
9. Embracing the joy of the mission
“Gary Rohrmayer is a veteran evangelist, church planter, and pastor. But, in every sense of the word Rohrmayer is a coach. He has the heart of a coach in addition to the skills of a coach. He is optimistic about God’s power to change people. He understands that every person is on a journey. They are waiting for someone to walk alongside them and help them discover what God wants next.” – Ed Stetzer, President of Life Way Research
“The great Apostle asked, ‘How are they going to hear without someone preaching?’ The reality is that the eternal gospel goes forth to people from people. And, by experience, most people ‘hear’ the gospel through a spiritual conversation not a sermon. Gary Rohrmayer empowers normal people to share the gospel through intentional conversations.” - Darrin Patrick Lead Pastor of the Journey Church, St. Louis, Mo and Vice President of Acts 29 Network
Gary Rohrmayer is the President of Converge MidAmerica overseeing its business and ministry interests that support regional church planting and ongoing care of its partner churches. Gary has authored several books and seminary courses. His most recent book, Spiritual Conversations, describes the evangelistic philosophy of his bestselling spiritual conversation tool, The Spiritual Journey Guide, that has sold over 1.8 million.
Welcome one and all to a Christmas Eve joint celebration gathering between Redeemer Community Church and Christ Community Church. Together we will join the ancient angel voices declaring "Glory to God in the Highest" and "Good News of Great Joy" with songs, scripture, candlelight, and carols. We will start promptly at 6pm and have an afterglow with coffee and sweets at 7-7:30pm. Bring the whole family, invite friends and neighbors. We look forward to seeing you on the 24th and have a very merry Christmas!
Location: Redeemer Community Church worship facility: 20251 Carlysle, Dearborn, MI 48124 (in the former Adray building).
"And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart; and you shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. (Deuteronomy 6:5-7)"
Our next child & parent dedication celebration will take place during our regular Sunday morning service on December 13, 2015 (at 10am).
At CCC we value the nurture and constant strengthening of biblically healthy marriages and families as the foundation of healthy relationships within the church and for the transformation of society to the glory of God. We also believe that parents are the primary spiritual influencers and teachers in any child's life. So to encourage parents and commit ourselves to strengthening families we take time to publicly dedicate our little ones to the Lord and dedicate ourselves as parents and as a church (a "family of families") to the challenging and rewarding work of teaching and raising our children in the instruction of the Word of God and the admonition of the Lord.
If you and your child(ren) would like to participate in this special dedication please contact Jonathan (313-720-3031) and sign up to attend our "Family First" seminar required for entering into this commitment of God-centered, gospel-driven child-rearing.
Once again this year on Halloween, we're going out door-to-door in teams in our Dearborn neighborhoods to give a treat and invitation to CCC to the houses we visit. A great way to meet our neighbors! We'll coordinate 2-3 locations to meet at around 5pm for reverse trick-or-treating and then meet back at the Swifts around 7:30pm for a dessert afterglow (feel free to invite folks you meet along the way!). Please call Christie at 313-720-2538 to coordinate teams and goodies for the afterglow.
Please join us for some great harvest-time fun at The Sheckell's House. Activities will include backyard bonfire, games, snacks, and s'mores. Please invite friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, class-mates etc. for a great time together
RSVP for location Contact: Jonathan 313-720-3031
Mission:HOME is a two day conference which explores how the Gospel transforms the family. This is not just a conference for moms and dads. No matter what age or stage of life you are in, you are part of a family which needs to be profoundly impacted by the Gospel. Young or old, married or single, kids or no kids; Mission: Home will be beneficial for you. Seating is limited so if you think you are interested, purchase your tickets, asap. For more information and to register go to missionhome.net
DATES: MARCH 6 & 7
PLACE: First Presbyterian Church of Trenton, 2799 West Rd.,Trenton, MI
Noel Heikkinen - RIVERVIEW CHURCH Lansing, Michigan
Leonce Crump - RENOVATION CHURCH Atlanta, Georgia
Joe and Jen Thorn - REDEEMER FELLOWSHIP St. Charles, Illinois
Jason Helopoulos - UNIVERSITY REFORMED CHURCH East Lansing, Michigan
Doug Logan - EPIPHANY FELLOWSHIP Camden, New Jersey
Plant MidWest is a quarterly mini-conference for churches & church-plants for prayer, learning, and networking together.
Throughout history, there has never been a great move of God without united, persistent, kingdom centered prayer. In the fast paced world of church planting, communion with God is often the first thing to go when demands on our schedule increase. But without prayer, we should never expect to see a great move of God in our city and world. Prayer is dependence upon God. It is trusting that he is the only one who can save our neighbors. Through prayer, we ask him to do it. At the February quarterly we will learn about prayer and its relationship to revival. After the preaching, we will join together and pray for our cities. We invite you to join us.
DATE: FEBRUARY 24, 2015
TIME: 9:00AM TO 1:00PM
SPEAKERS: KENNY PETTY
VENUE: RESTORE CHURCH - 2701 JOY ROAD DETROIT, MI 48206
ABOUT KENNY PETTY
Kenny was born and raised in St. Louis and as a teenager K.P., as he was called, found himself engulfed in the drug and gang culture of the city. After two near fatal experiences and a serious run-in with the law, at age 23 Kenny heard the gospel, surrendered to God’s call and from then on K.P would never be the same. Kenny’s once insatiable appetite for all things pleasurable was exchanged for a hunger for God’s truth in the scriptures and Christian books. After a proven time, Kenny was then set apart by God and a local church for the gospel ministry. He served as youth Pastor for 6 years at New Direction Church in St. Louis city. The Lord burdened his heart to establish a Christ-centered, Elder led and doctrinally sound church that by the grace of God would reach the diverse cultural, ethnic and socio-economic peoples that make up St. Louis. Kenny is a voracious reader and has been God-trained and equipped through various other ministries that have poured into his life. KP currently serves as a pastor at the Gate Church in St. Louis. Kenny is married to Tina Petty and has one daughter named Victoria.
Sometimes God affords us opportunities to express our unity with His Kingdom work in our city. On January 28 we do not have the use of our usual meeting place so we will be joining Redeemer Community Church, another like-minded church-plant in our city, for worship. We will meet with them at 10:00am in the chapel of First Baptist Church of Dearborn on 1865 Nowlin St., Dearborn, MI 48124. See you there!
We were given the greatest gift in the person of Jesus. This is what we celebrate at CHRIST-mas. Because we have been given so much we desire to give to others. On Wednesday December 17 CCC partnering with Hope for the City will be visiting some of the new friends we made during prayer-walks last Summer with gifts for their children as a gesture of our love - the love we have received in Jesus. Please pray about joining us and/or contributing to this effort to bless families we connected with over the summer. We are praying that this may be a catalyst for a greater open door for Christ in our city. For more information call Pastor Jonathan at 313-720-3031
Please join us in blessing the students we meet at Henry Ford College on Thursday December 11 from 10am-1pm as we partner with InterVarsity to pass out care packs for finals week. If you'd like to help call Christie at 313-720-2538 or Wayne at 586-995-1135.
The next Plant MidWest gathering: THE GOSPEL & EXCLUSIVITY
Speaker: Jared C. Wilson
Jared C. Wilson is the pastor of Middletown Springs Community Church in Middletown Springs, Vermont and the author of the books Your Jesus is Too Safe,Gospel Wakefulness, Gospel Deeps, The Pastor’s Justification, and the Bible study resources Abide, Seven Daily Sins, and Knowing the Bible: Romans.
His first novel, Otherworld, a supernatural thriller, is recently released from David C Cook. Jared’s articles, essays, and short stories have appeared in Rev! Magazine, Tabletalk, Exponential’s Leadership Learnings, Pulpit Helps Magazine, Disciple Magazine, Collegiate, Family Life, and at Christianity.com among numerous other publications.
You can encounter his passion for the ongoing reformation of the evangelical church almost daily at his blog, The Gospel-Driven Church.
Plant MidWest free registration here: http://www.plantmidwest.com/