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Summer 2017

WELCOME Whether you are new to College Heights or a long time member, we are so glad you are here! Every person who walks through our doors is important to us, so if you ever feel like just another number, we’re doing something wrong and we give you permission to tell us about it! We know that you, like every person who comes to College Heights, are on a unique journey of faith marked by a quest to answer the questions you face. You may be asking yourself, “Will I fit in here with this group of people?” “Is this a place where I can serve?” “Can these people help me grow in my relationship with God?” Or maybe you are wrestling with difficult and disturbing questions like, “Where is God in the midst of tragedy?” “Is there hope for me to be forgiven by God?” “What happens to me when I die?” “How can I live a life that matters?” Wherever you are on your journey, we want to walk together with you. It is in Christian community that we learn our true identity, what our purpose is, and who we are meant to become. At College Heights, you can be a part of something bigger than yourself. It is only together that we can carry out our mission: to make disciples of Jesus Christ who change the world through the power of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God. We invite you to join us in • praying about everything to strengthen our trust in God and deepen our love for Him; • speaking the good news of Jesus’ rescue, healing, and purpose; • growing by following Jesus and choosing God’s way every day; and • loving like Jesus loved by giving time, resources, gifts and energy to help all people encounter God’s love. As a group of God’s people we care about you and your family and we’re here not only to help you grow spiritually, but to help in any way we can! If you would like to know more about College Heights or get plugged in, please don’t hesitate to connect with us! 1


Josh Beck Small Groups x320

Rick Bushnell Senior Adults x190

Logan Greer Middle School x150

Wade Landers Titus Josh Quade Global Outreach Age & Neuenschwander College x370 Young Adults Family x180


Bryce Hansen Josh Huckabay Sy Huffer High School x160

Creative Arts x310

Lead Minister x300

Brian Sitton

Jeff White

Ann Wolfe

Children’s x140

Administrator/ Care x340

Early Childhood x130

ELDERS Dick Crabill Dave DeSonier Chris DeWelt Ed Hahn, Chairman

Dale Harrington Steve Jennings Larry Jordan Dave Mehrens


Corrine Babcock . . . . . . . . . . . Global Outreach Carol Bowland . . . . . . . Executive AA/Women Pete Braeckel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maintenance Cindy Branton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Middle School Madeline Bridgford . . . College/Young Adults Cathy Cook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Youth Wendy Dean . . . . . . . . Preaching/Creative Arts Steve Dennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Joe Earhart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Interim Accounting Elaine Francis . . . . . . . . . . . . Business Assistant Tosha Funderburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Children Mary George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Receptionist John Giles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Administration

Gregg Murdock Troy Nelson Bob Nunnally Dan Paic

Walt Wicklund Keith Wilkins

Ben Hedger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Global Outreach Jonathan Horton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IT Manager Joe Keeling . . . . . . . . . . . . Custodial Supervisor Amy Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Communications Luis Rodolfo Munoz . . . . . . Hispanic Ministries Andrea Murdock . . . . . . . . . . . Early Childhood Lois Pickering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Early Childhood Megan Robertson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Counselor Caitlin Schaeffer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . College Age Vicky Stuck . . . . . . . . . . Facilities/Senior Adults Trish Udell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Internationals Alec Ward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creative Arts



NEW HERE? If this is your first time at College Heights, please stop by the Next Steps Kiosk in the Atrium–we would love to give you a welcome gift and answer any questions you have!


Join us Sunday mornings at 9:15 & 11:00 AM for music and biblical teaching. We also offer Bible School classes for all ages with additional teaching and fellowship during those hours. There is parking for visitors on the south side of the Worship Center (directly off of Newman Road). Hearing devices for the hearing impaired are available at the Next Steps Kiosk in the Atrium. Deaf interpreters are available during the 11:00 AM worship service. En el Centro de Información hay disponibles audífonos para escuchar en Español, el mensaje que se predica los domingos durante el servicio de las 11:00 AM.


MP3s and videos of the weekly sermon can be listened to and downloaded from our website or from iTunes.



We want this to be the best hour of your child’s week and the most helpful hour of yours. To minimize distractions for adults and to maximize your child’s experience, we encourage children to participate in age-appropriate classes. Stop by the Next Steps Kiosk in the Atrium and our Guest Services team would be glad to answer any questions you may have. We also love babies at College Heights and realize sometimes babies need to be with their parents. We provide a Cry Room at the back of the Worship Center behind the sound booth with rocking chairs and a live feed of the worship service.


Come to Next Steps Coffee on the first and third Sunday of every month at 9:15 AM in the Prayer Room. This is a one-time class for guests interested in learning more about the church, meeting new people, and discussing different ways to be involved.

We’d love to stay connected with you during the week. The easiest way to do that is by following us on social media. You an find us as chjoplin on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We also love hearing from you and this is great way to keep up the conversation! 3


Qualified volunteers provide basic car service to single moms, the elderly, and those who are financially challenged. For more information on volunteering or to reserve a spot for the service, contact Jeff White, Administrator and Care Minister, at x340 or


If you need help working through struggles, painful experiences, and life’s challenges, we want to connect you with the resources that can help. If you would like to schedule an appointment with a counselor, contact Jeff White, Administrator and Care Minister, at x340 or


Sunday, 9:15 AM This prayer group meets to pray with those and for those struggling with sexual issues and for family members of those who struggle. Through Jesus, the sexually broken can step out of darkness. For more information, contact Jeff White, Administrator and Care Minister, at x340 or


Wednesday, 7:00 PM This group for single moms pairs them with women who will walk alongside them and help with issues that come from singleness and parenting. Experience community and make good friends. Meets at God’s Resort. For more information, contact Angela Grantham at 417.439.6836.



We support and partner with several domestic non-profit organizations: CHRISTIAN PRISON MINISTRY evangelizes, encourages, and equips believers in all 23 Missouri state prisons and the federal prison in Springfield. To get involved in this ministry, visit COLLEGE HEIGHTS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is a private, nondenominational school (Pre-K— grade 12) glorifying God through excellence as a Christ-centered learning environment that produces servant-leaders with a Biblical worldview. Visit COOKSON HILLS is a home, school, and therapy haven for at-risk children. Cookson Hills is designed to help kids take responsibility for themselves both now and in the long run. Visit CROSSLINES MINISTRY provides food, household items, clothes, and assistance to people in the Joplin area. To find out about donations needed, visit GOD’S RESORT provides clean, safe, and affordable housing as well as relationship-based programs, events, and activities intended to empower residents as they learn and grow. Visit


KOINONIA CHRISTIAN CAMPUS MINISTRY promotes Jesus Christ on the campus of Missouri Southern State University and

assists students in their ministry there. Visit LIFE CHOICES provides confidential services to help individuals make informed decisions about their sexual health. For more information, visit LIFE HOUSE provides mentoring, education, and physical and spiritual partnership to empower people to be who they can be with the help of God. Volunteer in the after-school program, community programs, or special events. Visit MARANATHA BIBLE CAMP focuses on challenging children and youth, to know Christ and mature in him. MBC hosts summer camp, family camp, junior bash, and worship retreats, among other events. Visit SPRING RIVER CHRISTIAN VILLAGE is a retirement community providing resident-centered, costeffective health care services and programs to each resident. To learn ways you can volunteer, visit WATERED GARDENS GOSPEL RESCUE MISSION serves the church in its mission to help the poor in Jesus’ name. To volunteer to serve or take a shift in the shelter visit


GLOBAL OUTREACH Making disciples of Jesus who change the world is a high value to College Heights. We have a variety of opportunities that allow us in Joplin to actively participate in the work our Global Partners are doing around the world: • Global Outreach Team­—Know about the work our Global Partners are doing, encourage and support them, and educate others in the church. We also have a special time for the kids to teach them what God is doing around the world. Join us at our Global Outreach Team Meeting the second Monday evening of each month starting again in September at 6:00 PM in the Atrium.

• Global Outreach Trips—Participate in ministry trips overseas for prayer, encouragement, ministry opportunities, and work. • Prayer Events—Pray at special prayer events throughout the year for specific people groups, Global Outreach team, or significant event.

GLOBAL PARTNERS We have Global Partners serving around the world among various Unreached People Groups. Please keep them in your prayers. They serve in: • Eastern Europe • India

• Central Asia • North Africa • Northeast

Africa • Southeast Asia

• Taiwan/ Hong Kong

OTHER GLOBAL PARTNERS We also support various organizations that work around the world: • • • • •

Blackbox International Central India Christian Mission Christ In Youth Choose Life Center–Serbia Good News Productions International • Lifted Up International

• Literature And Teaching Ministries • Ozark Christian College • Rapha House • Team Expansion International • TRAIN International



SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY 8:00 AM Peacemakers Servants (Group A) Truthseekers Victory

Empty Nesters/Senior Adults All Adult Ages Senior Adults Empty Nesters/Senior Adults

L108 K120 A104 A101

9:15 AM Baby City Toddler Town Kids’ Country LaunchPad Middle School High School BCNU College Age Crusaders Life with Kids NextGen Parents Simple English Servants (Group B) Spanish Thru the Roof 20 & 30 Somethings Engaged Couples

Infants-1’s 2’s & 3’s Pre-K & K Grades 1–5 Grades 6–8 Grades 9-12 30-70 year olds 18-25 year olds All Adult Ages Parents of Elementary Children Parents of Students English as a Second Language All Adult Ages All Adult Ages Those with Disabilities 20-30 year olds (Resumes Fall Semester)

Hallway E Hallway D Hallway H Chapel K124 Gym L106 East Campus K126 K119 K123 A108 K120 A104 TTR House L110 A101

11:00 AM


Baby City Toddler Town Kids’ Country LaunchPad Encouragers Fellowship Journey

Infants-1’s 2’s & 3’s Pre-K & K Grades 1–5 All Adult Ages Empty Nesters/Senior Adults Young Married Couples

Hallway E Hallway D Hallway H Chapel K126 K123 K124

As we become disciples of Jesus who change the world, it’s important to remember we are a “we”. We are part of a community of believers. Donald Miller says it this way, “I am a tree in a story about a forest.” One of the key ways you can get connected to community here at College Heights is by connecting to a small group. Small groups are about creating an environment where we can grow in relationship with God and with other people. Basically, it’s where we learn to be better disciples and help others do the same. In a small group, you will look at what God is saying and how you



can obey it, and you will do this in community. If you are interested in getting connected to a small group, you can contact our Small Groups Minister, Josh Beck at / 417.624.6915 x320. IMPORTANT DATES

Small Group Connect Sunday, June 18, 9:15 AM in the “Living Room” (ask for directions at the Next Steps Kiosk) All Small Group Leader Meeting Saturday, August 19, 9:00 AM

Small Groups All Church Fall Kick-off Sunday, August 20


Programming on Wednesday nights is on a break for the summer. During the school year, we offer classes and programs for all ages. Programming begins at 6:30 PM for Middle School and High School, and 7:00 PM for all other classes. Plan to join us for Wednesday night programming, which resumes September 6. 8

SUMMER SERMON SERIES During the summer, we will be studying the story of Jeremiah, otherwise known as the weeping prophet. Jeremiah’s story is a tragic one, yet it reveals to us the things that break God’s heart. And as we study the life of Jeremiah in a season where the heart of God and the words of his prophet and the nation of his people are Shattered, our prayer is that our hearts break for the things that break God’s heart.

Not familiar with Jeremiah? You can watch a helpful overview video of Jeremiah by The Bible Project on YouTube at







Our Early Childhood Ministry at College Heights includes Baby City (0-1), Toddler Town (2-3), and Kid Cadets (Preschool 4’s-Kindergarten). We find joy in helping young children grow in their knowledge of and love for Jesus! We’re honored to serve families and help you connect through service projects, fun activities, and moments of growth. We offer biblically sound lessons, age appropriate activities, and safe, quality care on Sundays at 9:15 AM and 11:00 AM. Wednesday programming is offered at 7 PM during the school year. The Early Childhood Ministry staff is here to serve both families and volunteers! If you have questions about our ministry or are looking for opportunities to serve, please contact Ann Wolfe, Early Childhood Minister or x130. Follow us on social media! Instagram and Facebook: CHCC Early Childhood


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Tuesday through Friday, June 6-9, 9:00 AM to Noon. New this year to VBS is a Preschool VBS designed specifically for 4 and 5 year olds! Preschoolers will enjoy “The Kingdom” as they learn how to love and follow King Jesus! Register online today at BEGINNER CAMP AT MARANATHA. Saturday, July 15. Children going into Kindergarten and 1st Grade this fall will enjoy day camp where we will learn even more about “The King” through lessons, games, swimming and fun! Register online at


SERVE, SORT AND SNAG CLOTHING EVENT. Saturday, August 5, in the Atrium from 10 AM to Noon. Come sort clothes for Crosslines Ministries and take home some FREE Rhea Lana-quality clothes for your children! FREE CLOTHES FOR YOUR KIDS! Families who have participated in the past have been very thankful for this opportunity to serve and be served, and the clothes are great quality! Questions? Contact Ann Wolfe, Early Childhood Minister, at or x130.

LAUNCHPAD 1ST - 5TH GRADERS Our goal in LaunchPad is to give every child a solid foundation for their spiritual journey. We do this by going all the way thru the Bible every year. Each week we dive into a Bible story to learn the facts and discuss how we can apply it to our lives. We also spend time in small groups to learn how to talk about Jesus and share our lives with others. We use FUN to make church enjoyable and memorable; hopefully this will be the best hours of a child’s week. Every week we like to...PLAY HARD, SING LOUD, LOVE GOD.


We want your children to feel like they BELONG in LaunchPad. We design our time together to not only teach them about Jesus, but also to connect them with friends their own age and adult leaders who will engage them, encourage them, and be a consistent voice in their lives. We know kids love to have fun, so we do our best to include that, too. It’s a great way to bond with friends and learn about Jesus.


We are always on the lookout for people who love Jesus & love children. If you share our desire to establish a strong foundation for our children’s spiritual journey, we would love to talk to you about joining the team. We have lots of different roles to meet a wide variety of passions, skills, and comfort levels. So if you are thinking about it...JUST SAY YES to joining the LaunchPad team!

SUNDAY MORNING 9:15 AM = Sunday School hour 11:00 AM = Large Group hour

Brian Sitton, Children’s Minister





Odyssey in the Morning (Sunday School): 9:30 - 10:30 AM in K124 Odyssey at Night (Wednesday night during the school year.): 6:30 - 8:30 PM in the Atrium Instagram

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HIGH SCHOOL High School Bible Study: 9:30 - 10:30 AM in the Gym

QUAKE(Wednesday night during the school year.): 6:30 - 8:30 PM in the Atrium Text Updates Facebook Instagram Twitter


Text @quake417 to 81010 College Heights HSM page Follow @chcc_hsm Follow @chcc_hsm

The College Age Ministry helps college age individuals prepare for what’s next: relationships, careers, families, and lifelong ministry involvement. UPPER ROOM LITE Meet at 7:00 PM in the Chapel every Sunday to study the Bible with us!

SUMMER EVENTS Beginning May 29 we will try to have an event every week night at 7:00 PM! You’ll find us at College Heights, at MoSo, or in student homes. Follow @chcasummer on Twitter and “CHCC Summer College Age” on Facebook to stay in the loop with all the happenings.


“You saved a lot of student’s hearts. Thank you for caring for us.” ~Asian student FRIENDSHIP FAMILIES Over 200 international students will be arriving later this summer to study at MSSU! Students tell us that time spent with a family is one of the most memorable things they do while in America. Families show hospitality by providing a meal to one or more students monthly during a semester. Share a meal­— share life!



ENGLISH CLASSES Hundreds of refugees have resettled in SW Missouri after fleeing dangerous situations in their home countries. They are now working to make a better life. Volunteers are needed one day a week to come alongside teachers to help refugees learn English.

For more information contact Trish at, or leave a message at 417.291.7433. 14



Women’s Ministry invites all ladies to a INDOOR POTLUCK PICNIC Wednesday, June 21 @ 6:00-8:00 PM Atrium Bring picnic food to share. Invite ladies to share in this evening of fun.

Save the Date: FALL KICKOFF PARTY Wednesday, August 23 6:00-8:30 PM Atrium & Gym $5 for light supper Come and hear about plans for the coming year and how you can connect with other women at College Heights.


MINISTERIO HISPANO La vida del creyente Cristiano requiere de un crecimiento espiritual continuo. El Estudio Bíblico (Domingos) y el Tiempo de Oración (Miercoles) son medios que brindan esta oportunidad a la comunidad hispana, en su ayuda para el andar en el camino hacia Dios. Así también es una puerta abierta para los no creyentes a que conozcan a Jesús, Nues-

tro Salvador. Este Ministerio desarrolla otras variadas actividades cristianas; tales como vigilias, ayunos, cursos financieros para saber manejar los ingresos, viajes a conferencias y obras teatrales, películas y caminatas de oración, viajes de recreación sana, y visitar a los enfermos en los hospitales; para llevarles una voz de aliento.

Contacto Luis R. Munoz 417.317.3162 o 417.624.6915 x338 o hispanic-ministries@chjoplin. org. Oficina: Lunes, Martes y Jueves; Horario: 9:00AM - 1:00 PM • • • • •

Estudio Bíblico cada Domingo a las 9:00 AM Culto a las 11:00 AM con interpretación Inglés a Español Reunión de Oración—Miercoles de 7:00 PM - Salón A 104 Curso de Inglés básico todos los miercoles de 6:00 a 7:00 PM - Salón A 104 Vigilia - Abril 10. Salón A104 - 7:00 PM a las 12:00 PM

FAMILY MINISTRY A healthy family nurtures their marriage, seeks deep friendships, leans on a loving God, and leads their children to follow Jesus Christ. We help families pursue and lay this foundation. Contact Titus Neuenschwander, Family Minister, at x180 or


PrimeTimers—We meet the second Monday of each month for an entertaining and informative program and a catered lunch. Meals On Wheels—See the smile on peoples’ faces when you deliver a hot, nutritious lunch. Spring River Christian Village—Volunteers pass out fresh water, help with meals,

mending, exercise classes, and hobbies. Cheerleaders—Visit people in homes, hospitals, and health care centers who are restricted due to health or other problems. Crosslines—Help provide food and clothing to families. Help fill the pantry as well as sort, size, and hang clothes for families.

Contact Rick Bushnell, Senior Adults Minister, at x190 or or Vicky Stuck, Administrative Assistant, x121 or


PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES Our Thru The Roof ministry desires to help everyone experience God’s love and learn more about Him, regardless of physical or developmental challenges.


with a special activity every 4th Wednesday.


Approximately every two months, we plan a fun-filled evening for the children so parents have a few hours to themselves.

Bible School classes meet at 9:15 AM for children, high schoolers, and young adults.

We have a mid-week service every week


For more information, call the church office at 624.6915.


College Heights Christian School was founded in 1978 by the elders and ministers at College Heights and has grown to approximately 550 students from preschool through 12th grade. The school follows a college preparatory curriculum laying the foundation for graduates to become successful business and community leaders. Students represent over 90 different churches, with the largest number coming from College Heights Christian Church. CHCS is accredited by the North Central Association and is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International. Missions work and service is the heart of the school. Each year high school students spend a week doing missions work locally, nationally and internationally. This year’s projects included trips as far as Kingston, Jamaica; Juarez, Mexico; Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Locally students served organizations such as The Neighborhood Life House, God’s Resort, Watered Gardens, Rapha House, Missouri Baptist Children’s Home, and Thru the Roof Ministry. Students from all ages are involved by having prayer partners, and donating items to the missions program. God has blessed the students by allowing them to share the gospel with others in many ways. For more information, call 417.782.4114 x 201 or visit 17


Make people feel welcome on Sundays by serving as a greeter, server, or usher.

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TECH CREW & CREATIVE THRU THE ROOF Help with sports, cooking, art, worship, and ARTS driving for those with special needs. Help with camera operation, lighting, graphic design, and photography.


Help at Spring River Christian Village, Meals on Wheels, and Crosslines.


Help children with crafts and worship. Serve as a substitute teacher, or helper.


Be a mentor, join a prayer team, or help with set-up and tear-down at our events.


Help direct traffic in parking areas. Help with the mowing to make our church grounds look nice during the summer months. All mowers are available at the church facility.


Help direct traffic in parking areas, make our campus safer, serve as an outdoor greeter, manage parking, and respond to emergencies.

Interested in serving in any of these areas? Contact our receptionist at 624.6915. This is not an exhaustive list. For more events or revisions to this list, visit

SAFETY PLAN Your safety and the safety of your family is important. We have developed an “Emergency Response Plan� for emergency situations. In the case of severe weather your children will be the first to

move to shelter in the safest areas of the building. Those in the Worship Center will be given specific directions regarding movement to their shelter areas.

For additional information contact Steve Dennis at 624.6915 x120. 18













































Ministry Catalog Summer 2017  

Ministries and events happening at College Heights Christian Church in Joplin, MO.

Ministry Catalog Summer 2017  

Ministries and events happening at College Heights Christian Church in Joplin, MO.