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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Letters from Jesus

October 29, 2013 | Published in Uncategorized

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Let’s say you received a letter in the mail from Jesus. What do you think it would say? Would you be fearful or excited? Are their areas in your life that you would know right away need to be cleaned up, or reoriented? What would He say to us as a church?

Starting in November we will begin a new seven part series entitled “Letters from Jesus: What would Jesus say to us?” In Revelation 2-3 we have letters written from Jesus to some of the churches in Asia. The Great Commission had been given and Jesus had ascended into heaven sometime before, and now Jesus has some things to say to His churches.  What would Jesus say to us, where He to write a letter to us? Well, we may get a good idea of what it would be as we study some of the letters that Jesus did write to the churches in the book Revelation. These chapters are a challenge to us as a church and as individuals and families as to what the resurrected Jesus wants us to know about Himself, His mission, and His desires for His people.



Christianity Explored

October 25, 2013 | Published in community

The Christianity Explored Course gives you time and space to consider the big questions of life and to explore the life of the person at the heart of the Christian faith – Jesus Christ. The course is seven weeks long and will be held at Calvary Community Baptist Church at 11980 Irma Drive Northglenn, CO. The course starts Wednesday January 15 at 6:30pm
. If you can’t make it to all of the sessions that is quite all right, drop in when you can. 

– you don’t need to know anything about the Bible.
– you won’t be asked to read aloud, pray or sing.
– you can ask any question you want.

If you have never been to church and just have some questions about Christianity, if your a skeptic who wants to evaluate the claims of Christianity or if your a believer who wants to look into the the foundations of what it means to be a Christian, this course if for you.

To get more information or to sign up for the course email us at info@ccbcministries.org, call the office 303-452-0056

Find out more about the course at christianityexplored.org.

Child care is available

Directions to the church here

 



Big Faith in a Big God “The Story of Hudson Taylor”

October 20, 2013 | Published in SERMON SERIES

by: Brian Dare

Series: Special Series

John 15:1-8

Big Faith in a Big God “The Story of Hudson Taylor”



Fall Fest vs. Trunks of Treats

October 18, 2013 | Published in community

fallfest13You may have noticed that the past few Sunday’s we have been advertising that we will be doing a church-wide Fall Fest, and you have not been hearing anything about trunks of treats this year. The question may arise, “Is the Fall Fest replacing Trunks of Treats this year?” The short answer is “yes.” But I want to explain why. First I want to give some background to Trunks of Treats and then explain why the switch.

Trunks of Treats started as a Halloween alternative for the children of our church. The purpose was for the children of our church to engage in Halloween-type activities in a safe environment. It was originally hosted by our youth group, held in the back parking lot, and didn’t really have any outreach emphasis to it. In 2008 the purpose of Trunks of Treats changed. We brought the event from our back parking lot to our front; the purpose was primarily outreach oriented. We met many people from our community and were able to get church information, food pantry information, and gospel literature out to the hundreds that came by. 

We have been evaluating for some time, though, if there was any way to do a fall outreach better and be more effective in the contacts we make. Every year, while I was grateful that we were able to meet a lot of the people living right around our church, I bemoaned the fact that my home and the home of all of those church members involved in Trunks of Treats were locked up, dark, and unwelcoming to our own next door neighbors on Halloween night. Some of our neighbors actually told us they missed us on Halloween night. I always wondered if the same outreach elements that were being had in our church parking lot, could be done even better in our own respective neighborhoods. Also, this year we wanted to try an event, that while we may not be able to make as many contacts as trunks of treats, we were hoping to make stronger contacts. While Trunks of Treats could see upwards of 300 people swing by, it was difficult to actually get to know the people who came through. It was dark, we were all in costume, and people were traveling through quickly. We hope at this Fall Fest, you take the opportunity to invite your own “unchurched” friends and neighbors, and that they actually get to know us well as a church. 

Besides this, I read an article recently where a man, in a similar metro area as ours, counted how many gospel tracts he gave out to the people who came to his door on Halloween night. He counted 100 tracts handed out. While 300 people may have come to our Trunks of Treats, imagine if each member committed to giving out the gospel, and information on our church, from their own home.  If only 100 of us committed to giving out gospel tracts and church information, and if the stats are similar to this man, we have the potential for 10,000 people to be reached from each of our respective neighborhoods! 

There are some other side benefits to holding a Fall Fest over the Trunks of Treats. We hope the Fall Fest will not only be an opportunity for outreach, but an opportunity to deepen our friendships and relationships as a church. We also will be presenting the gospel at a short program at the Fall Fest, so we will not only be giving them the gospel in literature form, but sharing the gospel personally. And finally, there may be families in our church who would rather not celebrate Halloween. While I don’t personally agree with that position (that is a topic for another article), there are legitimate concerns about the holiday. Having a Fall Fest leaves the issue up to the parents as to how they want to handle the issue better than having a church sponsored Halloween activity. 

Any way that you look at it, I would recommend you don’t waste this fall season with all of its wonderful opportunities to introduce people to Christ. Use those business cards and invite them to our Fall Fest. Your neighbors will be showing up at your doors on October 31; use that opportunity to show them the love of Christ. 

 



Missionary Michael Freeze – Cambodia

October 13, 2013 | Published in SERMON SERIES

by: Michael Freeze

Series: Missionary

Cambodia-Michael Freeze



For God So Loved the World

October 6, 2013 | Published in SERMON SERIES

by: Tom Miller

Series: Missions

For God So Loved the World



Fall Fest

October 5, 2013 | Published in Calendar

We will be holding a Fall Fest on Sunday, October 17, starting at 4:00 pm.  This will be a time of Fun (games & activities), Feasting (hot dogs, hamburgers, sides and desserts), and Fellowship.  The Fall Fest is for all the families of our church, as well as our neighbors and friends. Enjoy an evening together with our church family. There will be carnival games for the children with plenty of food and fun for all. Everyone is welcome. Come be our guest.



This Changes Everything

October 3, 2013 | Published in SERMON SERIES

by: Brian Dare

Series: Matthew

This Changes Everything



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