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Love Has Come 2015

December 2, 2015 | Published in community

What if the coming of Jesus does change everything? Christmas is a wonderful season. A time to spend with family and friends. A time to make and recall special memories. Most of all, it’s a time to remember God’s love expressed through the coming of His Son Jesus to us.

Join us as we celebrate Jesus’ coming; through carols, music, scripture, drama, meditation, and celebration of Baptism and the Lord’s Table.

Even if you are not a believer in Jesus Christ, we would love to have you witness this special season of worship.

 

Christmas Schedule:

December 13th – Christmas Series – Baptism Sunday
“God: Feared or Loved?” –  Zephaniah 3
Sunday 10:30am

December 19th – Children’s Program
“The Alphabet Christmas Story”
Saturday 6pm

December 20th – Christmas Series
“Love Has Come” – Luke 2
Sunday 10:30am

December 24th – Christmas Eve – Lord’s Table
“He loved them till the end” – John 13
Thursday 5pm



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

 



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. 

 



Flood Relief

September 20, 2013 | Published in community

floodreliefbannerIf you are interested in helping with flood relief efforts we are sending teams to help with Samaritan’s Purse as they respond to the devastation and clean up that needs to be done. Various groups are going out to help with the efforts. Please let us know if you would like to join us and to get more information:

 info@ccbcministries.org / 303-452-0056 / facebook.com/calvarynorthglenn / twitter: @ccbcnorthglenn

Stay tuned for other ways to give and donate to those who are in need. Thank you all of those who helped two weeks ago for a family from Lyons.

To express interest or ask for current details please email our office at info@ccbcministries.org



Clean Cars and Our Community

August 7, 2013 | Published in community

 

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Last Saturday over 100 cars of Northglenn and Thornton descended upon our church’s parking lot for our annual community car wash. We do this every year with the express purpose of serving and getting to know the neighbors of our community. And for that, it was a success and then some.

 

We had a great showing as our members came out to spend some time in the sun and suds to show the love of Christ by the simple gesture of washing our neighbor’s cars. I was thrilled to see so many of our members come out and enthusiastically get to work, or mingle with the individuals of our community. We accept no donations. Every year I hear over and over again the gratefulness and surprise of our community that anyone in the world would still show this type of kindness.  But we don’t pat ourselves on the back for being particularly sacrificial. The fun we have serving together and the over-the-top gratitude expressed by the folks of our community is worth much more than any dollar bills and donation buckets could ever provide. In addition to giving our community the gift of clean cars, we also made sure they were well fed, and left each person with a reusable canvas grocery sack. The canvas sack had our logo and info printed on the front, and more detailed information on our church, our services, and our children’s ministries inside.  This was a hit, as people where shocked that not only were they prohibited from giving us any donations, but that we wanted to give them food and more stuff as they left. This lead to a lot of conversations about the specifics of who we are as a church, our ministries and service times. Many expressed interest in attending our church and some of the members of our community promised to visit a worship service or AWANA program. This came without any leading questions, sales pitches or pressure of any kind. Our goal was simple: show the love of Christ and get to know our community. The community responded with taking great interest in our church and the gospel message.

 

I just want to leave you with one very exciting conversation I had with a young man in our community. I was just about ready to take the last two bites of my hotdog, when he came up to our food table and I introduced myself.  Not 10 seconds after telling me his name he said, “There is a reason God has me here today, and I don’t know what it is.” He went on to tell me that he and God weren’t on very good terms, that he was starting to lose faith in some basic truths about God that he once believed in as a child. He also confessed that he knew he was running from God and didn’t know what to do about it. We had a wonderful heart to heart conversation, as I began to tell some of my own story and relay to him the beautiful truths of the gospel of grace. While there were some elements concerning of the gospel that he knew, much of it seemed like he was hearing it for the first time, or at least, as they say, “all over again, for the very first time.”  We talked for some time, and he really seemed like he was putting some of the pieces together of how he should respond. It was obvious God was trying to get his attention. As we parted he was lit up with gratefulness and said again, “I know God sent me here for a reason today.”

 

Thank you those of you who prayed, served, donated and mingled. And to Brandon Wiles who spearheaded this effort. God really blessed last Saturday. You may be noticing some new faces in our church, some of those have come as a result of the past couple of weeks of outreach into our community. Make sure you go out of your way to greet and welcome them. Also, be in prayer as we gear up to go into Mally Drive Elementary School for the Good News Club set to start after the beginning of the school year.

– Pastor Brian

More photos here



Reflections on GNAA

July 31, 2013 | Published in Children

Our Good News Across America outreach was a wonderful week. I want to thank all of those who were involved. We were able to reach many children and families in our community with the message of the gospel, some of whom have never really heard it before. Here are some reflections that I have had from last week:

1) I am incredibly grateful for this church body
Our church really showed up for this outreach. So many came and helped, others told me they were praying and those who weren’t able to come all week showed up at the rally to help and meet the people of our community. I am so grateful for how our church came together to make this event happen
2) The number you reach matters, but the individuals you reach matter much more.
As Bonnie, the director of our GNAA stated, it is easy to get caught up in the numbers at these kinds of outreaches; i.e. how many kids showed up, how many made professions of faith, how many families came to our rally, how many unchurched kids did we reach with the gospel etc. This is not unimportant. If your heart is in the right place, It is a good desire to want to reach as many children as you can with an outreach ministry. I agree with the statement that if you reach one child then its worth it all, but if reaching one child is really that significant, and it is, than how much better would it be to reach 100? However at the same time there is something more important than those numbers, and that is the individuals we reach. Our largest club, by a long shot, was club #2. The other two clubs where pretty small, and our first club was the smallest. But it was in that club where one boy not only made a profession of faith, but also expressed a lot of interest in spiritual things. It was obvious that God was really working in this young man’s heart.  Yes, numbers matter, but the individuals we reach matter more.
3) We live in a very diverse, multi-colored community
I will continue to beat this drum. Every time we do an outreach I am always impressed by how incredibly diverse our community is. Unfortunately our congregation doesn’t quite reflect that same diversity. It think its evidence, among other tell-tale signs that our church is struggling to reach the community it is in.  That is not a criticism as much as it is a challenge. I would like for us all to do whatever it takes to be a light house in this community so that our church begins to look like the very people we have been called to reach. There are a lot of things that could be said here, but I think the key ingredient to reaching our community effectively is getting outside of our doors and showing the love of Christ to them. The selfless love of Christ is a powerful thing. We started to take some intentional steps decidedly in that direction last week.
4) The power of prayer
There was a lot of prayer poured into this event, and God really worked. What could God do if we really fully depended on Him, and really became a church known as a praying people? May God be glorified in us when we are fully dependent on Him. Want to join us in prayer? Join us in a home group, starting back up in September, or in one of our two dedicated prayer times. Wed. @ 5:30pm and Fri. @ 7am. 
5). There are a lot of people out there who need to hear the gospel
Some of the families we were reaching were without a basic understanding of the gospel. These are families right in our back yard. I simply can’t even go to a local grocery store in our community anymore without thinking about all of the families in the grocery store with me who do not yet know the good news of God’s grace and salvation. This spurs me on even more to want to reach them. What can we as a church do next to reach the lost that live right in our back yard? This week is our community carwash. Are you able and planning on coming? Also we plan on starting an after school Good News Club coming up in September. Be praying as we get more information on this outreach as to how you might be involved. 

More pictures from the event here.



Less than 2 weeks until Good News Across America!

July 10, 2013 | Published in Children

 

3 Ways that you can get involved!

1. Pray

2.  Attend Children’s Worker Training – Open to those helping with 5-Day Clubs and all children’s workers.

3. Help pass out flyers to get the word out!

 



Upcoming 5-Day Clubs

July 9, 2013 | Published in community

5-Day+Club+Logo[1]5-Day Club® is an exciting, fun-filled one and one-half hour held each day for five consecutive days for kids 5-12. It includes: dynamic Bible lessons, creative learning activities, inspiring missionary story, meaningful songs, life-changing Scripture memorization.

Our Church is hosting 3 five day clubs in our community July 22-26. The three locations and times for our clubs are:

Malley Park 10:00 am – 11:30 PM

E.B Raines Park 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Thornton Rec. Center Park 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Parents are welcome and bring your friends!

Find out more about 5-day Clubs here



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