We are convinced that there are many new and fresh ideas that would increase Christian outreach and ministry effectiveness, but may never be fleshed out because they are "not the way we have always done things." We want to create an environment to share ideas – an experimental breeding ground if you will – to bring those great ideas out in the open. Our conviction is that while Jesus is perfect, we have not perfected the ways to do "ministry" – nor will we ever – but we ought to continue to grow in our abilities, and learn to accomplish Jesus' purposes in every way that we can.
The Orlando Church of Christ wishes to thank all of our brothers and sisters and friends all over the world for your love and support during the worst mass shooting in our nation’s history. At this point, we are not aware of any of our church members or their immediate family or friends who were affected. One of our brothers who is in law enforcement and was one of the first responders early Sunday morning saw firsthand the horror of the situation.
If you want to help, please pray for us (1 Thessalonians 5:17), the victims and their families. The most critical need that we are aware of is for blood donations and we are encouraging our members to do this. Please pray that the Orlando church can be a light during these dark times.
We are all stunned by the death of our brother, Ben Pierre, on Monday, June 6. All initial reports of the incident indicate that Ben was accidentally caught in the crossfire of a street shooting. Our hearts and our help go out to Shannon, Ben’s wife, and their two boys, Ben Jr. (5) and Ethan (3).
We are convinced that there are many new and fresh ideas that would increase Christian outreach and ministry effectiveness, but may never be fleshed out because they are “not the way we have always done things.” We want to create an environment to share ideas – an experimental breeding ground if you will – to bring those great ideas out in the open. Our conviction is that while Jesus is perfect, we have not perfected the ways to do “ministry” – nor will we ever – but we ought to continue to grow in our abilities, and learn to accomplish Jesus’ purposes in every way that we can.
What: "I Choose Us" marriage workshop facilitator training
The Florida churches are excited to gather soon for the Florida Discipleship Conference in Orlando. Guest speakers John and Barri Lusk and Wade and Deb Cook from Colorado highlight the program. Specific tracks are planned for singles, marrieds, teens, and middle schoolers, along with a Kids Carnival.
Find out more at floridadiscipleship.com.
Brad Bynum, a dearly loved brother who served in the ministry for many years, passed away on Sunday, January 25, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. His wake is tonight, January 30, in Fort Walton Beach, and his funeral service will be held tomorrow, January 31 at 2:00 pm. in Destin, Florida.
For more information, and to share condolonces with his family, please visit the Brad Bynum Memorial Page.
There has been a shooting on the campus of Florida State University. It happened just after midnight at the Strozier Library. Three people were injured, one critically. The gunman has been killed. All of the students in our campus ministry at Capital City Church of Christ and at Crossway Church have been contacted and all are fine. Please keep the victims, their families and the students of FSU in your prayers.