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COLLEGE HEIGHTS CHRISTIAN CHURCH

MINISTRY CATALOG WINTER 2014


I want to speak to those of you who may be new to College Heights. We hope that your life in this church family leads to a wonderful encounter with the living God. Whether you are new to seeing the face of God in your life, or someone who has known him for years, either way, we are convinced that God is active and will meet you in the people, the prayers, the ministries, the studying, and the life of this body of believers. God is still advancing his Kingdom in our lives and this community. If we can help you get connected we want to do so. You are welcome to call any minister or ministry leader as your beginning place; our website, chcchurch.org, would get you started. Or, on any Sunday morning there is a room called The Connecting Place, just off the main Atrium of our Worship Center, where people are prepared to sit and visit with you; they would love to help get you started. May God meet you today and may He be gracious to you in all that you do today. Randy Gariss Preaching Minister

OUR STAFF

Rick Bushnell

Randy Gariss

Logan Greer

Bryce Hansen

Josh Huckabay

Wade Landers

Roger Lieb

Titus Neuenschwander

Josh Quade

Brian Sitton

Jay St. Clair

Jeff White

Senior Adults Minister x190

Education Minister x320

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Preaching Minister x300

Family Minister x180

Middle School Minister x150

College Age & Young Adult Minister x170

High School Minister x160

Children’s Minister x140

Creative Arts Minister x310

Community Outreach Minister x360

Global Outreach Minister x370

Small Groups & Men’s Ministry Minister x340


SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP

HEARING IMPAIRED AND DEAF ASSISTANCE

BIBLE SCHOOL

SERMON DOWNLOADS

Join us Sunday mornings at 9:15 & 11:00 AM in the Worship Center for contemporary music and biblical teaching. There is parking for visitors on the south side of the Worship Center on Newman Road. We offer a variety of Bible School classes for all ages on Sunday morning at 8:00 AM, 9:15 AM, and 11:00 AM. Visit our website for more details or stop by the Information Center in the Atrium.

DISCOVER COLLEGE HEIGHTS

Discover College Heights is an introduction to College Heights and serves to acquaint you with our beliefs, purpose, and personality. This special event happens on the first Sunday of the month in room W106 (on the north side of the Worship Center).

Hearing devices for the hearing impaired are available at the Information Center in the Atrium. We also provide the services of deaf interpreters at the 11:00 AM service. MP3s and videos of the weekly sermon can be listened to and downloaded from our website or from iTunes.

YOUR NEXT STEP

If you would like to become involved at College Heights, you can stop in the Connecting Place in the northwest corner of the Atrium near the Worship Center. Volunteers will be glad to answer your questions and help you take your next step.

FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

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 (birth – 4th grade) to participate in their age-appropriate classes (see page 8).

CRY ROOM

We 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.

SPANISH TRANSLATION

Spanish translation devices are available at the Information Center and translation of the message is offered during the Sunday, 11:00 AM service.

INTERPRETACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL

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.

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BIBLE SCHOOL We have classes for all ages each Sunday morning. Some are as small as 10 while others are over 100. Bible School looks at the whole chapter we are studying while the sermon focuses more on a single application to our lives. Why not take in both each week?

8:00 AM

Peacemakers Empty Nesters/Senior Adults Keith Stammer

K126

Truthseekers Senior Adults Rick Bushnell

A104

Servants (Group A) Mixture of 30-70 year olds Dana Calef, Jim McClarnon

K120

Victory Empty Nesters/Senior Adults Dale Peterson

A101

Servants (Group B) Mixture of 25-65 year olds Pechawer, Snell, Thompson, Wicklund, Wilkins

K120

Spanish All adult ages Casey, Fish, Munoz

A104

9:15 AM

BCNU Mixture of 30-70 year olds DeWelt, Conover, Jordan

L106

College Age Seth Hart

East Campus

Crusaders All Adult Ages Dick Weber & Jay Cruse

K126

Great Adventure Parents of School Age Youth Pat Otero & Lance Schaubert

A103

Life Bridge Young Adults Todd Johnson & Dave Miller

K125

Life with Kids Parents of School Age Children Geiser, Miranda, Schafer

A106

11:00 AM

Encouragers Empty Nesters/Senior Adults Dan Flory & Dick Williams

K126

Fellowship Empty Nesters/Senior Adults Dave Wood

K123

Journey Young Married Couples Mehrens, Gill, Otero

K124

Thru the Roof TTR House All ages ministry for people with special needs Heather Wimsett Baby City (Infants-1’s)

Hallway E

Toddler Town (2’s & 3’s)

Hallway D

Kids’ Country (Pre-K & K)

Hallway H

LaunchPad (1st-4th Grades)

Chapel

5th Grade 6th Grade Junior High

K121 K123 K124

Senior High

Gym

Baby City (Infants-1’s)

Hallway E

Toddler Town (2’s & 3’s)

Hallway D

Kids’ Country (Pre-K & K)

Hallway H

LaunchPad (1st-4th Grades)

Chapel

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CURRENT SERMON SERIES PRESS PLAY A Sermon Series on the Book of James The Christian journey isn’t like sitting back and passively watching a movie about someone else’s life. Following Jesus requires you to press play in your own life and participate in the action. Join us as we look at the book of James and discover how we can activate faith in our own lives.

HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE You’ve sat down to read the Bible multiple times, but you don’t have direction for what to do with what you’ve read. There are many good approaches for having your own personal Bible study and we can provide you with some resources, including these: • •

Randy Gariss, our Preaching Minister, will share how he studies the Bible. Join us Saturday, January 11, from 9:00 – 10:30 AM in room K123. A book by Rick Warren, author of the Purpose Driven Life, called Rick Warren’s Bible Study Methods: Twelve Ways You Can Unlock God’s Word and can be found at Christianbook.com.

EXAMPLES OF A PRAYER LIFE Talking to the Creator of the world about personal things in your life, especially without being able to see Him physically, is not something that comes naturally. Yet, in most cases, you just need to get past the initial apprehension and start talking. It is not easy for someone to be taught HOW to pray since it is a conversation, but we do want to provide some examples and testimonies for how others pray. Visit our website at chjoplin.org to watch short video clips taken from our own College Heights family. CRAZY DEEP So you read your Bible and your prayer life is going well, but you want to be more disciplined, more dedicated, and more challenged to go crazy deep? Well, we have a study that can do just that. “Thoroughly Equipped” is geared for small groups that meet once a week for about one and a half hours and focuses on Bible reading, study, and memorization. There is a commitment of consistent attendance and four to five hours of homework each week. The times and dates will vary depending on the group. Contact us and we will find the best connection for you. This could be just what you’ve needed. For more information, contact Roger Lieb, our Education Minister, at 624.6915 x320 or rlieb@chjoplin.org.

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NEED HELP? CELEBRATE RECOVERY This Christ-centered program helps us overcome issues of anger, grief, alcoholism, guilt, shame, financial loss, divorce, dysfunctional families, sexual abuse, drug abuse, eating disorders, depression.... We share experiences, strengths, hopes, and accept God’s grace. Each Thursday at 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall we eat together and at 7:00 PM in the Chapel we have worship, teaching, and small groups. For more info about Celebrate Recovery, contact Greg Morrell, the Celebrate Recovery Coordinator, at gmorrell@chjoplin.org or call 417.624.6915 x347. SINGLE MOMS We offer a support group for single moms called Together We Stand. You are not alone; there are many ladies who would like to walk alongside you in your journey and help you with the issues that come from singleness and parenting. Experience a community where you can receive the encouragement you need as well as make good friendships. We meet every Wednesday night at 7:00 PM at the church building. For more info about Together We Stand, contact Angela Grantham at 417.439.6836. DIVORCE CARE DivorceCare is a caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. DC4K – DivorceCare for Kids DC4K provides a safe, fun place where your children will learn to understand feelings, express them appropriately, and develop good coping skills. These groups meet on Wednesday night at 7:00 PM at the church. For more information, contact Dave Wood, our Care Ministry Ministry Associate, at 624.6915 x345 or dwood@chjoplin.org. COUNSELING If you need help working through struggles, painful experiences, and life’s challenges, we want to be able to connect you with the resources that can help. If you would like to schedule an appointment with a counselor, please contact Dave Wood, our Care Ministry Associate, at 624.6915 x345 or dwood@chjoplin.org. CAR CARE Every other month, qualified volunteers provide basic car service to single moms, the elderly, and those who are financially challenged. For more information on volunteering or to sign up for the service, please contact Jeff White at 624.6915 x340 or jwhite@chjoplin.org.

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CHILDREN BABY CITY (0-1 YEAR OLD) We strive to provide safe, quality care in a faith-nurturing environment. We realize it’s a great privilege and responsibility to take care of your children. TODDLER TOWN (2-3 YEARS OLD) In Toddler Town, your child will learn biblical virtues through the lessons in the Bible and how those virtues apply to their life. Each virtue is reinforced many times during the morning through lessons and play. KIDS’ COUNTRY (PRE-K AND K) Your child will enjoy singing, lessons from God’s Word, hands-on activities, crafts, snacks, and the fenced-in playground. Bible School classes are at 9:15 AM and beginner worship at 11:00 AM. LAUNCHPAD (GRADES 1-4) • • • •

We want kids to love coming to church. We want kids to connect with friends and small group leaders. We want kids to see God’s big story, and how they fit into it. We want kids to walk away with practical ways to live out what they have studied

Sunday In LaunchPad 1st - 4th graders develop a solid Christian foundation. Our tagline—play hard. sing loud. love God.— describes what we do every week. We play thrilling games, worship with an amazing band, and learn about our AWESOME God by studying the Bible in large and small group settings. At 9:15 AM LaunchPad meets in the Chapel for big group fun before heading to Bible School classes. At 11:00 AM we stay in the Chapel for games, more songs, engaging lessons, and small group times. Every week our MISSION helps us remember the key concept from the lesson. Wednesday (Resuming January 15) On Wednesdays at 7:00 PM, LaunchPad LABS takes a hands-on approach to reinforcing the lessons we studied on Sunday. Through games, demonstration, and science experiments kids see tangible examples of biblical principles. FAMILY SUNDAY On the fourth Sunday of every month we have Family Sunday. During the 9:15 AM service, children in 1st - 4th grades attend LaunchPad as usual. After the service, parents pick up their children in 1st 4th grades to be together at 11:00 AM in the Worship Center.

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STUDENTS Our student ministry purpose at College Heights is simple: we want each student to be able to answer three questions regarding their identity and purpose: • • •

Who am I? Finding truth in confusing times. Where do I belong? We were designed for a relationship with God and with each other. What am I supposed to do? I live to bring God joy and to serve as his heart, hands, and feet.

COMING EVENTS JANUARY 8

High School Special Event

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Wed. Night Programs Begin

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Energy In Motion

31–1

Believe Conference (Jr. High)

FEBRUARY 15

Father Daughter Ball

21–22 SuperStart! (Middle School)

Sunday Dive deeper into the Bible! Our classes generally follow the Sunday morning teaching schedule. Our students have great interaction with teachers and a safe place to ask questions.

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9:30 – 10:30 AM 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade High School

APRIL

Room K121 Room K123 Room K124 Gym

No Wed. Night Programs

MARCH 12

Energy in Motion

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Jesus Jam

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Kids Choir Program

Wednesday (Resuming January 15) ENERGY is our preteen program and it definitely lives up to its name. The gym allows students to play, laugh, and have a great time. While the energy meter may be high, our real focus is the lessons, small group time, and transforming our 4th, 5th, and 6th graders into followers of Jesus. We believe pre-teens who love God and love others will do really big things! 7:00 – 8:15 PM in the Gym COLLIDE is specifically designed for Jr. High students. It is high action and highly relational. The atmosphere is designed for students to build friendships with each other and trained leaders. Fun is planned for and encouraged, but Collide is also deep in worship, biblical teaching, and creative learning. The small group element is essential to explore Scripture, talk real life, and be a compass during the confusing times of adolescence. 7:00 – 8:15 PM in the Atrium QUAKE is a fun environment where high school students love to hang out and spend time playing, worshiping, and listening to a message of truth from God’s Word. Not every week looks exactly the same, but will almost always be full of music, fun, laughter, inspirational challenges, and people who genuinely care about you and want to get to know you. At QUAKE, students are challenged to make a difference in the world and use God’s Word as a springboard to empower them to do just that. 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the Chapel

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COLLEGE HEIGHTS JANUARY 5

Discover College Heights Class

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Quizzing For Christ Informational Meeting

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Special Event (High School)

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How to Study the Bible (Everyone)

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PRIMEtimers Lunch (Senior Adults)

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Global Outreach Meeting (Everyone)

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Mothers Of Preschoolers [MOPS]

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Wednesday Night Programming Resumes (Everyone)

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Let’s Do Lunch (Women)

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Car Care

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Wild Game Feed (Men)

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Energy In Motion (Middle School)

31–1

Believe Conference (Jr. High)

FEBRUARY 1–2

Bridges Seminar (Everyone)

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Discover College Heights Class

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Chinese New Year Celebration

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MOPS

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Four States Women’s Rally

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PRIMEtimers Lunch (Senior Adults)

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Global Outreach Meeting (Everyone)

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College Heights Christian School Open House

14–16 Marriage Retreat (Couples) 15

Father —Daughter Ball

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Unity in the Community (Everyone)

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MOPS

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Let’s Do Lunch (Women)

21–22 SuperStart! (Middle School) 23

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner (Everyone)

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WINTER CALENDAR Convenient Tear-Out Calendar!

MARCH 2

Discover College Heights Class

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Steven Curtis Chapman Concert

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MOPS

7–9

Marriage Retreat (Couples)

10

PRIMEtimers Lunch (Senior Adults)

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Global Outreach Meeting (Everyone)

15

Car Care

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No Wednesday Night Programming

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Let’s Do Lunch (Women)

28–30 Marriage Retreat (Couples) APRIL 2

MOPS

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Energy Fun Night (Middle School)

6

Discover College Heights Class

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Energy in Motion (Middle School)

12

Choir Spring Musical (Everyone)

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Choir Spring Musical (Everyone)

14

PRIMEtimers Lunch (Senior Adults)

14

Global Outreach Meeting (Everyone)

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MOPS

20

Easter

25

Jesus Jam (Friends with Disabilities)

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Kids Choir Program

This is not an exhaustive list of all of the events at College Heights. For more information, check out our website at chjoplin.org.

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COLLEGE AGE The College Age Ministry helps college age individuals prepare for what’s next: families, careers, and ministry involvement. SUNDAYS 9:15 AM Bible Study @ East Campus (811 Sycamore) 11:00 AM Worship in the Worship Center 7:00 PM Upper Room in the Atrium (resumes January 12) For more information, contact Josh Quade, College Age and Young Adult Minister, at 624.6915 x170 or jquade@chjoplin.org, or Shaylea Brown, Administrative Assistant, at 624.6915 x171 or sbrown@chjoplin.org.

FAMILIES The image of ‘family’ is a major theme in the Bible of how our Heavenly Father has chosen to illustrate His heart for humanity. The healthiness of each household of our church will affect our ability to help others grow spiritually. We have several Bible School classes especially for parents (see page 5) and this quarter we will also hold three marriage retreats which have received high praise in the past. They are February 14–16, March 7–9, and March 28–30. For more information on these events or mentoring for a healthier marriage or if you want to help other couples seeking growth in their marriage and family, contact Titus Neuenschwander, Family Minister, at 624.6915 x180 or titus@chjoplin.org.

SENIOR ADULTS PRIMEtimers What a great group of senior adults! PRIMEtimers meets the second Monday each month at SMB Community Center, 7th and Duquesne, from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM for an entertaining and informative program and a catered lunch for $5.00 per person. Cheerleaders Through the “Cheerleaders,” we visit people in homes, hospitals, and health care centers who are restricted in their activities due to health or other problems. If you know of anyone who could benefit from this ministry, please contact us. Meals On Wheels Just to see the smile on peoples’ faces when they hear that friendly knock on the door and see our volunteers with a hot and nutritious lunch, is worth it all. For more information, contact Rick Bushnell, Senior Adults Minister, at 624.6915 x190 or rbushnell@chjoplin.org or Vicky Stuck, Administrative Assistant, 624.6915 x121 or vstuck@chjoplin.org.

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MEN In the Men’s Ministry, we want to help you build relationships, invest in your family, develop as a leader, and become the man God made you to be. We have a men’s group that meets on Wednesday nights and offer special events throughout the year. This quarter we will be having one of our most popular events, The Wild Game Feed, on January 24 here in the Gym. For more information about events and groups for men, contact Jeff White, Men’s Ministry Minister, at 624.6915 x340 or jwhite@chjoplin.org.

WOMEN The Women’s Ministry is designed to encourage one another, study the Bible together, pray for one another, and serve the community together. We meet together for lunch on the third Thursday of each month at an area restaurant to meet new friends and hang out with old ones. We also have a variety of events throughout the year. This quarter we will be having a Four States Women’s Rally hosted at College Heights featuring Julie Gariss on February 7 as well as a Women’s Getaway in Cave Springs, MO from February 28–March 2. For more information about events and groups for women, contact Carol Bowland, Women’s Ministry Associate, at 417.624.6915 x301 or cbowland@chjoplin.org.

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITES SUNDAYS Our ministry for people with disabilites, Thru The Roof, has three Bible School classes meeting at 9:15 AM for young children, elementary age children, and highschool/young adults with disabilities. WEDNESDAYS On Wednesday evenings, Thru The Roof incorporates prayer and activities, such as sports, art, and cooking. PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT About every two months, we plan a special evening. The children have a fun-filled evening and parents have a few hours to themselves. JESUS JAM We are also preparing for one of the highlights of the year: Jesus Jam! Jesus Jam is a fantastic evening of dancing, entertainment, and games for our friends with disabilites. For more information about the Thru The Roof ministry, call the church office at 624.6915.

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COMMUNITY GROUPS There’s nothing like getting together with a group of friends on a regular basis to talk, play games, snack, study the Word, pray, and live life together. We offer a variety of groups on a variety of nights to provide opportunities for you to build relationships with others who are on this journey of following Jesus. For more information on how to get connected to a group, contact Jeff White, Small Groups Minister, at 624-6915 x340 or jwhite@chjoplin.org.

QUIZZING FOR CHRIST Fun competition, time with friends, prizes, scholarships to Ozark Christian College, and getting to know God’s Word. Not a bad combination! Quizzing For Christ (similar to Scholars Bowl) is an opportunity for kids to study the Bible and compete against their friends for how much they remember. Kids in 3rd - 12th grades are invited. Practices are Mondays from 6:00 – 8:00 PM with four competitions on Sunday afternoons throughout the semester. For more information, contact Shane & Melody Hilsenbeck at 417.434.1674. This semester begins on January 13, so contact them soon.

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WEDNESDAY NIGHTS @ COLLEGE HEIGHTS SPRING SEMESTER 2014

7:00–8:15 PM

So many choices! Which one will I choose? Our building has more activity going on each Wednesday evening than the mall on Black Friday, and there is something for everyone in the family. So, bring your kids to our youth events and pick something for yourself from the choices below: Prayer Time – “Asking God to Move” Jay St. Clair Room F108 We want to gather as a church to ask God to move in our lives and His church. We desire His Kingdom to be established in a powerful way as we learn to shine our lights to our neighbors here and across the world.

interactive small group activities. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! There is a cost to this 9-week program.

Ladies Prayer – “The Power of the Praying Woman” Joanie Evans Room L106 Last semester 30 ladies took this elective on prayer and it was such an effective class MOPS – “Mothers of Preschoolers” Bible Study that we are offering it again. Come find out Carrie Harter how to become closer to God through prayer Room K125 and discover different ways to pray that will Are you a mother of young children who wrestles make your relationship with God stronger. Men’s Group – “gods at war” by Kyle Idleman with feeling alone, isolated, and confused about Phillips & Stewart who you are? You are not alone. Join with other DivorceCare – “Support for those Separated or Divorced” Room K119 mothers as we explore the book of Psalms to Dervin & Sharon Roth There are gods at war within each of us. They help deepen your faith and realize how valued Room A108 battle for the throne of our hearts and much and valuable you are to your Creator. Many people say separation and divorce are is at stake. This is why idolatry is the most the most painful and stressful experiences discussed problem in the Bible. Behind every Single Moms – “Together We Stand” they’ve ever faced filled with issues they’ve sin struggle that you and I have is a false god— Angela Grantham never faced before. DivorceCare meets pleasure, romance, sex, money, and power— Room G104 weekly to help you face these challenges and warring in our lives. No matter what your life situation is right move toward rebuilding your life. now, if you are a single mom it is always nice Ladies Group – “Beloved Disciple” by Beth Moore to have sisters around you who care. Join Choir & Orchestra Kris Johnson Angela Grantham and other ladies who want to Nelson & Johnson Room L110 encourage you, lift you up, and bring you closer Room K126 Every early follower of Christ left a legacy to our God who loves you very much. Looking for other musicians to perform and for future believers. John’s legacy was connect with? Miss playing the instrument love. Perhaps like no other disciple, John Fostering – “Support Group for Foster Parents” you played back in school? It is never too late understood that relationship is the point. Every Jared & Lettie Kendall for another shot at being a part of something command of Christ and call to obedience is to Room A106 harmonious. Join Tammy Nelson and Todd enhance relationship and place the recipient Thinking about fostering? Already have foster Johnson as they orchestrate all of our talents in a posture the Giver can bless. children? Have encouraging stories you want to together. share? Struggling with some issues related to Bible Study – “Joshua” your fostering experience? Join together with Tiempo de Oración “Orando a nuestra Padre” Stan Wohlenhaus others who have the same caring heart as you Luis Rodolfo Munoz Room A101 do and be encouraged each week knowing that Room A104 Every semester we try to have at least one you don’t have to travel this journey alone. Es un bonito tiempo para alabar al Señor y orar class focused on a specific book of the Bible,. unidos unos por otros y por nuestras propias Bring your Bible and your hearts ready to Zumba – “Energetic Exercise” necesidades. Momento de una buena relación study and walk away with much more than Dave Miller de amistad y charlar acerca de los éxitos you came with. Worship Center y problemas de nuestras familias. Tiempo You want to be more disciplined with your para conocer mas acerca de nuestro Dios Caring Words – “Helping Your Friends in Difficult Situations” exercise plan, but time, finances, and trying to do y aumentar nuestro amor por Él. Nosotros Bud Clapp it alone sidetracks you. Each week in the Worship cantamos, oramos y aprendemos en el idioma Room A103 Center 25-50 people follow highly energetic español. ¡Es un tiempo de bendición! You want to be there for your friends and know Dave Miller as he leads us through Zumba, an the right words to say. But most of the time exercise dance class that keeps you moving, Thru the Roof – “Ministry for People with when your friends are going through tough sweating, and on-track with your discipline plan. Disabilites” times, your mind goes blank. Join Bud Clapp, Heather Wimsett hospital chaplain, as he advises us on how to Guitar – “Beginning Worship Guitar” TTR House help our friends during their difficult times. Shane Hazlewood Heather and friends lead worship, lessons, Room K123 and activities for those with special needs. “Financial Peace University” by Dave Ramsey You’ve always wanted to play guitar, especially You will feel great spending your time Michael Hicks when you see others leading worship songs on leading these young people closer to the Room A105 Sunday morning or around the campfire in the throne of God and being challenged with We all need a plan for our money. Financial summer time. Shane Hazelwood is offering two their devotion to God. You will definitely Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches different classes for those who want to get started be blessed by giving of your time on biblical principles of handling money through learning how to play. Join him at either 6:00 PM Wednesday evenings to spend time with video teaching, class discussions, and or 7:00 PM each Wednesday evening. Thru the Roof. For more information about Wednesday Nights @ College Heights, contact Roger Lieb, Education Minister, at 624.6915 x320 or rlieb@chjoplin.org.

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GLOBAL OUTREACH Making passionate disciples of Jesus who radically change the world is a high value to College Heights. We have a variety of opportunities that allow those of us here in Joplin to actively participate in the work our Global Partners are doing around the world: •

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Impact Teams Know about the work our Global Partners are doing, encourage and support them, and educate others in the church. Join us the second Monday evening every month at 6:30 PM. Global Outreach Kids Team Each month at our Global Outreach Team meeting we have a special time for the kids to teach them what God is doing around the world. Global Outreach Trips Each year we take ministry trips overseas for prayer, encouragement, ministry opportunities, and work. Perspectives Course Serve the world better by becoming more informed. This 15week course is an in-depth look at how the Scriptures describe our purpose, especially as it relates to Global Outreach. Prayer Events Look for special opportunities to pray, especially at our prayer events throughout the year when we pray for a specific people group, Global Outreach team, or significant event.

For more information about global outreach, contact Wade Landers, Global Outreach Minister, at 624.6915 x370 or wlanders@chjoplin.org.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MINISTRY Interested in sharing a meal once a semester with one of 100 international students in the Joplin area? Sign up in the Atrium today to become a Friendship Family and enjoy a cross-cultural experience right in your own home! We host several events each year to bring together international students, Friendship Families, local resident internationals, and language partners. This quarter we will be hosting a celebration on February 2 from 1:00–3:30 PM for Chinese New Year which brings together international students, Friendship Families, and the area Chinese community with authentic Chinese food, chopstick-peanut eating contest, dried-seaweed-eating contest, and a photo booth where attendees can dress up Asian with their friends. We are also sponsoring the Bridges Seminar on February 1–2 in the Atrium. Christians have responded to Muslims in many ways, but all too often without the compassion that characterized Jesus. Bridges seeks to replace fear and intimidation with love and gentle boldness, reshaping the way Christians view and respond to their Muslim neighbors.

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For more information, contact Trish Udell, Internationals Ministry Associate, at 624.6915 x375 or email tudell@chjoplin.org.

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SERVE THE COMMUNITY “Restoring a relevant church in the Joplin area, by loving our neighbors as we love ourselves.” Bright Futures­ By working with the school systems we help strengthen children and families by being breakfast or lunch pals with a child, reading with them, tutoring them, and praying for them. We partner with North Middle School and Columbia Elementary. Circles This community-wide effort that helps people escape poverty needs volunteers to greet, provide childcare during meetings, cook and serve meals, and be a part of a circle of people who will surround people in need. God’s Resort People need help to escape fear, hurts, and addictions to become one who walks with God and makes wise choices. You can help by providing meals, maintenance, landscaping, encouraging cards, personal calls, visits, and transportation. You can also be a part of their Bible studies.

Great Day of Service This once-a-year service extravaganza happens every September. We need people to be a part of teams sent into the city to work on people’s homes and yards as well as ministries and relief organizations. LifeChoices This ministry to people struggling to make right choices concerning sex, disease, and pregnancy needs volunteers to answer phones, counsel, and help in practical ways. Life House This outreach ministry to a struggling community could use help loving children by playing with neighborhood kids, taking photos and videos, leading in craft and worship time, cleaning, and general maintenance work such as plumbing and electrical projects. Watered Gardens This ministry to the poor of Joplin needs help in office and computer work, sorting donations, preparing food, home repair, construction, cleaning, lawn care, tutoring, and more. (SEE MORE OPPORTUNITIES ON THE NEXT PAGE)

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SERVE THE CHURCH Worship Service Volunteer in various areas in the Worship Center on Sunday mornings such as greeters, servers, and ushers. Tech Crew & Creative Arts Help in areas of graphic design, camera operation, lighting, stage design, photography, and podcast uploading. Babies & Toddlers Caregivers are needed on Sundays and Wednesdays, as well as help with crafts and worship. We also need volunteers who can help with last minute roles and special events. Children’s Department Work with our children’s programming on Sundays and Wednesdays as check-in workers, substitute teachers, helpers, and discussion leaders. Youth Department We need sponsors to lead group discussions on Sundays and Wednesdays, build relationships with kids, and lead Discipleship Groups during the week. College Age We need adults who are passionate about college students to attend our events and invest in the lives of young adults. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) MOPS needs people to organize breakfast and take care of children every other Wednesday morning. CR Kids Celebrate Recovery needs childcare during their worship and meetings on Thursday evenings. Thru the Roof

We need volunteers in the areas of sports, cooking, art, worship, construction, publicity, and driving for our ministry for those with special needs.

Parking & Safety Help is needed in our parking areas as we take care of the traffic of over 2,000 people. Worship Center Cleaning Team Join the once-a-month rotation of the Worship Center cleaning crew right after Sunday services. Bookstore Volunteer to take a shift on Sunday mornings in our church bookstore, “The Source.”

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Senior Adults Help with Meals on Wheels, Cheerleaders, and Crosslines. Lawn Care Volunteer to ride lawn tractors, string trimmers, push mowers, to make our facility and grounds look nice. If you are interested in serving in any of these areas, please contact our receptionist at 624.6915.

SERVE THE WORLD Impact Teams Our Global Outreach Team needs volunteers who want to know about the work our Global Partners are doing, want to encourage and support them, and educate others in the church. Join us the second Monday evening every month at 6:30 PM. Global Outreach Kids Team Each month at our Global Outreach Team meeting we have a special time for the kids. Volunteers are needed to help teach our children about what God is doing around the world. Global Outreach Trips Each year we take ministry trips overseas for prayer, encouragement, ministry opportunities, and work. Perspectives Course You can serve the world better by becoming more informed. This 15-week course is an in-depth look at how the Scriptures describe our purpose, especially as it relates to Global Outreach. Prayer Events Always be looking for special opportunities to pray, especially at our prayer events throughout the year when we pray for a specific people group, Global Outreach team, or significant event.

For more information about global outreach, contact Wade Landers, Global Outreach Minister, at 624.6915 x370 or wlanders@chjoplin.org.


COLLEGE HEIGHTS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL College Heights Christian School was founded in 1978 by the elders and ministers at College Heights and has grown to approximately 600 students from preschool to 12th grade. One can’t help but wonder if these elders in their wisdom understood what an incredible light to the community the school would become. The school follows a challenging college preparatory curriculum which lays the foundation for graduates to become successful business and community leaders. The component that pushes it over the top is that the school itself is a place of ministry where children are simultaneously surrounded by the Word of God in a Christian environment while preparing for success in the world. Many students are coming to know the Lord more deeply because they are in this environment, and then are going out as salt and light in their own communities and beyond. In essence, the school has become not only a ministry to children, but also a launch site for service ministry. Students represent over 90 different area churches, with the largest number coming from the College Heights Christian Church family at approximately 29% of the school’s total. Over 800 students have graduated from CHCS in the past 35 years. College Heights Christian School is accredited by the North Central Association and is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International. Enrollment for the 2014 – 2105 school year is underway. We are hosting an Open House on February 13 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. It is an opportunity to visit the classrooms and see what College Heights Christian School has to offer your child. Please join us. For more information about this exciting ministry call the school at 417-782-4114 x201 or visit their website at collegeheights.org.

OPEN HOUSE

UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY Joplin voices are calling for a multiethnic expression of the Kingdom of Christ in our community. Christians across ethnic, generational, and denominational lines discuss how the church of Joplin can come together. Join us as we join a variety of churches from Joplin for a celebration at Ozark Christian College on February 16.

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