One of the most effective ways we are able to make disciples is through our many mission efforts at Edmond. God is using our full-time missionaries and short-term mission trips to bring transformation to people's lives as they encounter the gospel. Everyone in the Edmond Church has an opportunity to be a part of what God is doing to spread the gospel in our world. On Commission Sunday, Oct. 14, please participate by praying intently and giving sacrificially so we can continue to support missionaries and send out hundreds of people on mission trips throughout the year. Our financial goal represents about three-and-a-half times our regular weekly giving. Thanks for your involvement.
All regular adult classes are suspended for the month of October so everyone can attend one of four special series on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm. On the fifth Wednesday (Oct. 31), there will be a combined worship and praise service in the auditorium (no classes).
- Lessons from My Life by James Cail, Ph.D. (Fellowship hall A & B)
- Kingdom Stories (Parables) by Cameron John (Quad 142)
- Blessed are the Poor (Poverty) by Josh Watson (Quad 141 & 143)
- The Heart of Servant Leadership by Shepherds & Ministers (Fellowship Hall C)
There will be cookies each evening in the Quad after class.
Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce
DivorceCare is a friendly, 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. DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each session has two distinct elements: (1) Expert advice and (2) Real support. During the first 30–40 minutes of the meeting, each DivorceCare group watches a video seminar featuring top experts on divorce and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting-to-watch television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies and on-location video. After viewing the video, DivorceCare group participants spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in the lives of group members.
DivorceCare is provided at no charge for our community and church by the Edmond Church of Christ. The first group meets Monday, Sept. 10, at 6:30pm. For more information, call 405.341.3353.
Restoring the Heart of a Community
The walls and the heart of the city were both wrecked. A remnant of God’s chosen people had returned from exile to God’s Holy City, but there was much work to be done. Jerusalem was badly in need of restoration. Nehemiah leads the charge to rebuild the city walls and reclaim the people’s identity and purpose. There are many parallels between Nehemiah’s story and our own. Renewing our commitment to “make disciples” means joining God to restore the heart of a community so we can make Him known in the world.
To aid in your daily Bible reading in 2018, choose one of the three plans from OWNIT365. Each plan offers a unique approach to reading the Bible, so choose the plan that best fits you. You can access these plans from your YouVersion Bible app on your phone or other devices (search in YouVersion for OwnIt365), pick up a printed version in the church lobby, or download one of the year-long plans below. You can also go to OWNIT365 to find other resources, including weekly devotional plans based on the readings, background videos, etc.
The following mission trips have been scheduled for 2018, and will be partially funded through Commission Sunday offerings. For more information about any of these mission trips, contact Audrey.
- LUMINARES BIBLE CAMP: Nicaragua - January 11-17
- COLLEGE SPRING BREAK MISSION TRIP: McAllen, TX - March 17-23
- MISSION OKLAHOMA: Broken Bow, OK - March 17-22, Contact Clay Trotter.
- COLLEGE SUMMER MISSION TRIP: Guatemala - May
- MONTREAL MISSION TRIP: June 8-11- Contact James Crowder.
- LOGAN, UT, MISSION TRIP: June - Contact Caleb Dacus.
- NICARAGUA MISSION TRIP: June 13-20, Contact Audrey Mauck.
- SOWERS CLASS MISSION TRIP - Summer, Contact Tom Breninger.
- PONCHA SPRINGS, CO, YOUTH MISSION TRIP: July 20-27, 2018
- PONCHA SPRINGS, CO, ADULT TRIP: July 2018