FIVE CAMPUSES. ONE CHURCH. ALL FOR GOD.
To end Vision Weekend 2021 (September 11 & 12) , we will gather together as one church to praise God and spend time praying together for the upcoming year. Join us for Ignite, our annual night of prayer and worship, at the St. Charles Campus on Sunday, September 12, at 6pm. Arrive early for a pre-Ignite pizza party at 4:30pm. All are welcome. NO REGISTRATION NEEDED. KidsZone available for infants through kindergarten with registration.
Pray as the Church. Pray For Your Church.
What's the best way to start the new ministry season? Prayer. Three times a year, we ask for every person who calls Christ Community home commit to pray each day next week for the church, its ministries, and our communities. You can find daily prayer points here or download the complete guide.
Have a Great Day
On October 16 (9am-4pm), Christ Community Church will mobilize every adult and student from all five campuses to serve our communities together. Our goals: 1) Make Jesus known in the community. 2) Inspire and equip our church family to serve as a part of our regular rhythm of life. Serving projects run 9am-1pm. And then, we celebrate! Gather at 2pm with other volunteers at an ALL CHURCH RALLY at the St. Charles Campus for story sharing and big festival fun. Find your project.
What Would Be Worth Giving Up Everything?
Running from the secret police. Fleeing your home. Surviving 5th grade. This is the story of Daniel Nayeri, author of the 2020 award-winning autobiographical novel, Everything Sad is Untrue (A True Story). Daniel grew up in Iran until he, his mom, and sister secretly fled in the night. His book explores life as a refugee and why his mother would ever choose to give up all they had. Daniel will share his story on Inspiring Stories Weekend, October 2 and 3.
New Series & All Church Study
The new sermon series, "A Deeper Connection to Jesus," is also an all-church study. That means all of our groups across all of our campuses are following the sermon series and using the discussion questions online or in the app as their discussion. Community Groups are intentional communities who meet regularly to pursue spiritual growth, friendship and support. It's a safe place to study the Bible, share your life, and ask tough questions.Not currently in a group? Get connected at ccclife.org/communitygroups.
CONNECT TO GOD, THE CHURCH & YOUR PURPOSE
Are you looking to get rooted in Christ? Whether you are new to Christ Community, new to following Jesus, or looking to build a strong foundation in your faith, Rooted is the place for you. Rooted allows you to experience a different way of life as you connect with God, the church, and your purpose. Beginning the week of September 13, the 10-week Rooted program will be offered online (Mondays and Tuesdays) and at the Aurora (Mondays), DeKalb (Mondays), Streamwood (Tuesdays), and St. Charles Campuses (Mondays). Learn more at ccclife.org/rooted.
Care Night begins at our Aurora, Dekalb & St. Charles campuses on Tuesday, September 14. Care Night groups will be offered in-person, with some groups offered to join virtually. Options for all ages. Registration is open; check out the groups available.
Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christianity. No pressure. Alpha has ten sessions designed to encourage discussion and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, honest and informal environment. Alpha is for anyone who is not a follower of Jesus, or doesn't know what they believe, and who wants to explore the Christian faith in a friendly, honest, and informal environment. This fall, find the class that fits your schedule. We will have two ONLINE options starting Monday, September 13: Noon-1pm OR 8-9pm. There is also an in-person class on Thursdays beginning September 16 at Judson University (1151 N State St, Elgin, IL 60123). Registration is now open.
Begin to Belong
Interested in learning more about Christ Community Church? No matter how long you’ve been around, Begin to Belong is for you. Get to know Christ Community on Sunday, September 19, 11am-12pm. This informal, small group setting is a great place to ask questions and to get to know some people. During Begin to Belong, you’ll learn about our church history, leadership, mission, and strategy. We’ll share the array of resources available to help you and your family belong, grow, serve, and reach people with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Register now.
Celebrate the Great Things God Has Done
In services, we celebrated some ways that God moved this year. We've compiled those and a few more here.
Campus Pastor Search
In the transition from former Campus Pastor Eric Hays, Christ Community leadership will give regualr updates on the hiring process. Look for the first in-service update in mid-September. We can't wait to see how God will move.
Find Your Best Next Step
The new Discipleship Guide is a simple tool to help you take your next step. Check out the online version.
Wednesday Night Elementary Program
EPIC is a fun-packed, energetic environment for 1st-5th graders to discover God through Scripture and learn about the grand story he invites us into. EPIC meets Wednesday nights, 6:30-8pm, from September 15-April 27 at the St. Charles, Dekalb, and Aurora campuses. Learn more and register at ccclife.org/epic.
Mosaic High School Retreat
High Schoolers: Spend a weekend at the Kalahari Water Park Resort exploring what God’s Word says about being rooted in Christ. We are all longing to have our identity, our value, and purpose firmly secure and yet many of us feel a sense of uncertainty and insecurity around each of these things. God offers peace and assurance. What does it mean receive those promises? Mosaic high school retreat is Friday, November 5, through Sunday, November 7. Registration now open until October 1. Space is limited. Register soon at www.ccclife.org/mosaicretreat.
Bible Savvy Workshop: Joshua
We are about to begin the book of Joshua in the Bible Savvy Reading Schedule. On September 23, Pastor Clayton Keenon will teach a seminar on this book to prepare us to read it together. The workshop will available in-person at the St. Charles Campus Hub and online on September 23, 7-9 pm. Whether you’re new to the Bible or have been reading it for years, this class will provide skills and insights so you can understand, enjoy, and apply the book of Joshua to your life. Register on the Bible Savvy homepage.
Seasonal Jobs with Samaritan's Purse
This is the first year that Operation Christmas Child (OCC) will be in its new permanent regional facility in Aurora. This facility will have seasonal employment opportunities. Volunteer positions during OCC “season” remain, but they are also hiring 155 customer service and warehouse associates who are flexible and able to function well in a fast paced environment. This includes Team Coaches, Greeters, Inventory Coordinators, Forklift Operators and Switch Drivers as well as those who are able to load and unload trucks. Learn more.
Desperate Needs in Louisiana
On August 27,2020, Hurricane Laura underwent one of the fastest and strongest intensifications in Gulf history—quickly ratcheting up to wind speeds of 150 mph—before hitting Louisiana. Again on October 9, Hurricane Delta crashed ashore. Just this past week, the region was slammed again. Be a part of a GO Team bringing hope and love to those hurting in Lake Charles. Go to ccclife.org/goteams to learn more and apply today! Sign up: ccclife.org/goteams.
Online Video Resource
The brand new episode of Let's Talk: Marriage is available online at carenight.org. What does a God honoring marriage look like? How can I utilize every part of my self as I love my spouse? Join us as we explore these questions and more.
Child Dedication Applications are Open
The next child dedication is the weekend of October 23&24 at all campuses. This is a special invite to committed believers who would consider Christ Community to be their home church. Child dedication means both a parent commitment to disciple their children and also a church commitment to support the parents. A one-time class is required for first time parents. Application is open now on ccclife.org/childdedication. Applications close October 8.
Bible Savvy Podcast
Join hosts Clayton Keenon, Eric Ferris, and Nikki Lucas for weekly conversations about how to understand, enjoy, and apply God's Word, following the Bible Savvy reading schedule. Each episode guides listeners through the COMMA Bible study process and shows just how fun and easy it can be to read God's Word. Listen: ccclife.org/podcasts.
Work Where You Worship
Visit ccclife.org/employment to see open positions and to apply.