Teaching Children Effectively Class (CEF)

The Teaching Children Effectively 1 Class begins July 22 at Christ Alone Church.

Teaching Children Effectively Level 1 is designed to offer a fresh approach to evangelizing and teaching children based on spiritual and educational principles.  This course provides the methods and procedures to lead children to Christ and immediately equips the believer to begin and sustain a ministry to children.

This class will be held on the following Saturdays at Christ Alone Church:

  • July 22: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • July 29: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • August 5: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • August 19: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • September 2: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • September 9: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The cost is $150 and scholarships are available to qualified participants.

Register by July 14.

For questions or to register, contact CEF at eastcentralcef (at) gmail.com or text (920) 366-8838.

Summer at Christ Alone Church

Christ Alone Church is not a church that will be going on vacation this summer!  Check out our study, mission and fellowship opportunities:

Men’s & Women’s Bible Study (Wednesdays)

The Men’s and Women’s Bible study groups will be meeting together every Wednesday beginning Wednesday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m.

Study leaders Ed Keating and Ruth Vollrath will lead the group in a study of the book, The Power of Prayer and the Ministry of the Word:

Against all odds, 2,000 years ago 12 men turned the world upside down by dedicating themselves to these two spiritual disciplines.  It was against all odds because the Roman Empire ruled the world with an iron fist. They won all their arguments by killing their enemies.  The Empire was doing everything in its power to stop Christianity from spreading including feeding Christians to the lions!

Today, we have the incredible perspective of being able look out over 2,000 years of recorded history, and what do we see?  There are more Christians alive at this moment than the total population of the Roman Empire over its entire 500 year history, and the lions and the tigers are on the endangered spices list.

 Since neither God nor His Word have changed (For God to change He’d either have to get better or worse, that’s impossible, He’s perfect!), the power of prayer and the ministry of the Word has not diminished.  That means it’s available to anyone who is willing to do the will of God!

The reason most prayer meetings are so poorly attended and boring is because we don’t understand the principles of prayer as revealed in the Lord’s Prayer!

If you are interested, contact Ed or Ruth to order a copy of the book.

Youth Group (Wednesdays)

Our Youth Group will continue to meet on Wednesdays, beginning with social time at 5:00 p.m. for a simple meal and games, and then moving into study time at 6:30 p.m.

Contact Youth Leader Joy Goeben for more information.

Adult Bible Study (Sundays)

The Adult Bible Study will be doing two studies this summer, beginning on Sunday, May 28 at 8:30 a.m.

Burning Desire (Obadiah/Malachi)

From the product description:

The smallest charges can be the most explosive. The books of Obadiah and Malachi are among the briefest in the Bible, but their contents are pure dynamite. Both prophets provide us with portraits of a God who can be passionate, weary with displeasure, possessive and angry. Even a God who hates. And yet this same God keeps his promises, does not change, and throws open the windows of heaven to those who turn to him.

In the light of the gospel, Burning Desire expolores the different fates of Jacob and Esau’s descendants, one of which will be blessed with a Saviour who will rise from the ashes of judgment with “healing in his wings”.

Promised Land (Vol. 1 of the Faith Lessons/That the World May Know series)

From the product description:

In Promised Land, [leader Ray] Vander Laan illustrates how God guided his people to a specific place – the Promised Land – to impact the world both in ancient times and today. Just like the time and place of our birth shapes our journey, so the land and culture of the Hebrew people shaped their story. Promised Land provides wonderful context to the stories of that time.

Filmed on location in Israel, Faith Lessons is a unique video series that brings God’s Word to life with astounding relevance. By weaving together the Bible’s fascinating historical, cultural, religious, and geographical contexts, teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan reveals unique insights into the Scriptures’ significance for modern believers. …

Lessons include:

Standing at the Crossroads –Tel Gezer
Wet Feet – Jordan River
First Fruits – Tel Jericho
Confronting Evil – Tel Beth Shemesh
Iron of Culture – Tel Azekah

Contact leaders Caroline Tromble or Jodi Buntin for more information.

Community Breakfast (2nd & 5th Saturdays)

Christ Alone Church serves a breakfast to anyone in need of a meal or companionship, and we welcome any help with serving or visiting with people.  The breakfast is served from 8:00-10:00 a.m. and volunteers are asked to arrive at 7:00 a.m.

Contact coordinators Deanna Snow or Joy Goeben for more information.

Popcorn & a Movie

Watch for monthly movie offerings, served with popcorn and beverages!

He is risen!

When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?”And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” ~ Mark 16:1-7 (ESV)

Secret Church 2017 registration open!

SCRIPTURE AND AUTHORITY IN AN AGE OF SKEPTICISM
FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017
5:30PM-12:30AM CDT
(Please arrive at 5:00 p.m.)

THIS YEAR’S TOPIC

The Bible is the foundation for faith among followers of Christ in churches around the world. Yet many such Christians never think to ask why this is the case. After all . . .

  • How did we get this holy book?
  • Who decided what would and wouldn’t be included in it?
  • How do we know it’s true? Are there any errors in it?
  • Is it necessary? Is it sufficient? Is it authoritative for my life?
  • How can I understand it?

Even as Christians ask and answer such pivotal questions, the culture around us asks even more pressing questions: Isn’t the Bible antiquated and outdated? Isn’t it chauvinistic and offensive? Isn’t it downright deceptive and ultimately dangerous?

During this Secret Church, we will explore answers to critical questions about the Bible in order to discern what place it should (or should not) have in the lives of Christians and the implications those answers have for our lives, our families, and our churches in the culture around us.

Study guides and refreshments will be served.  There is no charge for this event.

If you would like to attend, please send an email to info (at) christalonechurch.org with the names of people attending.

 

 

From our 2nd Saturday morning breakfast

On the second and fifth Saturdays of each month, Christ Alone Church hosts a community breakfast, where anyone in need of a meal and/or companionship is invited!  We have been involved in this mission initiative for about three years, where a wonderful community has developed, we have made many friends, we have heard and prayed about many needs and concerns, and we have had opportunities to share the gospel.

Here are the workers from this morning’s breakfast:

The next breakfast will be Saturday, April 8, from 8-10 a.m.

Perspectives is coming to Christ Alone Church!

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is coming to Christ Alone Church in January 2017!

We believe that God has a “world-sized” role for every Christian in His global purpose.  It’s central to who we are as members of the Evangelical Presbyterian ChurchWhether people go to distant countries or stay at home is a secondary issue. The primary issue is what most people are hungry to discover: vision to live a life of purpose.  The purpose of the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course is to help people clarify that vision.

Perspectives is coming to Christ Alone Church!  Beginning January 15, 2017 -- sign up now for an early bird discount.  Visit http://www.perspectives.org for more information and to register.

Perspectives is a fifteen week course designed around four vantage points or “perspectives” — Biblical, Historical, Cultural and Strategic.  Each one highlights different aspects of God’s global purpose.  The Biblical and Historical sections reveal why our confidence is based on the historic fact of God’s relentless work from the dawn of history until this day.  The Cultural and Strategic sections underscore that we are in the midst of a costly, but very “do-able” task, confirming the Biblical and Historical hope.

This year, the course will run (Sunday evenings) between January 15 and May 7, and is being taught here at Christ Alone Church.  Enroll by December 15 (early bird deadline) to receive a $25 discount.  Register at Perspectives.org.

September 16 is Movie Night!

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With the success of our summer movie nights, we’ve decided to continue!  Our September movie night will be Friday, September 16, and we will be showing God’s Not Dead 2.

gods-not-dead-2-trailerFrom the college classroom of GOD’S NOT DEAD to the public square in GOD’S NOT DEAD 2, the name of Jesus is welcomed less and less with each passing day. If Christians don’t take a stand today, will we even have a choice tomorrow?

Welcome back to Hope Springs … home not only of Hadleigh University, but also Martin Luther King Jr. High School, where beloved teacher Grace Wesley helps students understand and enjoy history. Her love of teaching, her love for her students, and her love of life all come from the same place: her love of Christ.

So when Brooke, a hurting student grieving the loss of her brother, reaches out to Grace, their coffee-shop conversation naturally leads to Grace sharing the hope she finds in Christ.

When Brooke later asks an honest question about Jesus in the classroom, Grace’s reasoned response lands her in big trouble—almost before she even finishes giving her answer.

With the principal and superintendent joining forces with a zealous civil liberties group, Grace faces an epic court case that could cost her the career she loves and expel God from the classroom—and the public square—once and for all!

When: Friday, September 16, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Fellowship Hall (lower level)

Popcorn and beverages will be served.  Join us!