The Northeast District met today, Friday, July 27th, 2018, for its annual District Council at Lily Lake Campground in Port Crane, New York. Ministers, delegates, and district officials elected officers for the coming Council terms. Many significant votes were taken. Results are listed below.
The West Central District met today, Saturday, July 14th, 2018, for its 39th annual District Council at Grace Ministries in Columbus, Ohio. Ministers, delegates, and district officials elected officers for the coming Council terms. Many significant votes were taken. Results are listed below.
The South Central District met Friday, July 13th, 2018, for its 60th annual District Council at Brookside Church in Chillicothe, Ohio. Ministers, delegates, and district officials gathered to elect officers for the coming Council terms. Many significant votes were taken. Results are listed below.
The ECY Department is proud to welcome Rev. Aaron Green as President of the General Evangelical Christian Youth (ECY) Board. Green was appointed by General Board of Trustees to fill the unexpired term of Rev. Michael Tipton, who was appointed General Missionary Superintendent.
Rev. Gary Heimbach has been appointed by the South Central District Board of Trustees as the next South Central District Superintendent. Gary will assume his new duties on July 20th.
Gary is a native of Wheelersburg, Ohio and grew up in the Cedar Street Church of Christ in Christian Union in New Boston, Ohio. At nine years old, Gary accepted Jesus as Savior at the altar of our Nipgen Junior Camp.
A 1989 graduate of Wheelersburg High School, Gary enrolled in the University of Cincinnati’s College of Engineering. Not long afterward, following years of struggling and running, Gary accepted the call of God to a life of ministry and was entirely sanctified October 29, 1989. Gary enrolled at Ohio Christian University in January 1990, graduated in 1993 and was ordained in the old tabernacle on the Mount of Praise Campground in August 1993. During his years at OCU, Gary traveled with the college quartet in our churches and youth camps and worked in the enrollment department and student services.
Rev. Mike Holbrook has been elected General Superintendent of The Church of Christ in Christian Union (CCCU). Mike brings a wealth of experience to the leadership of the CCCU. He has served as the South Central District Superintendent, Assistant District Superintendent and Senior Pastor of Circleville First Church of Christ in Christian Union for sixteen years.
The Churches of Christ in Christian Union met Tuesday, June 19th, and Wednesday, June 20th, 2018, for the 36th General Council at Ohio Christian University in Circleville, Ohio. Ministers, delegates, and denominational officials elected officers and considered resolutions for the coming Council terms. Many significant votes were taken.
The 2018 CCCU Missions Banquet, sponsored by our Mission Minded Men (MMM), will be held on Saturday, April 21, at 5:00 PM at the Crossroads CCCU in Circleville, Ohio.
Dr. Dan Schafer, the President of World Gospel Mission, will speak from his heart about the Great Commission and challenge participants to take new ground for the Kingdom of God. Ohio Christian University’s Ablaze will be singing.
The General Board of Trustees has appointed Rev. Michael Tipton as General Missionary Superintendent. He began his duties on March 1, 2018. Tipton will fulfill the unexpired term of Dr. David Lattimer.
In September, the Caribbean islands of Dominica and St. Croix were hit with two major hurricanes, including Hurricane Maria which struck the island of Dominica as a Category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of over 150 miles per hour. Both islands were devasted by these storms. There are sixteen CCCU churches in Dominica and one CCCU church in St. Croix. Nearly every church was damaged, and many churches were severely damaged.
- Tim & Aleyda Spetnagel, transition to new ministries in San Pedro Sula, Honduras
- Tim & Aleyda Spetnagel, increase in financial support for ministry
- Benji & Erica Jenkins, follow up with youth who participated in special youth ministries in August
- Weadette Burge, fruitful season of raising support
- Join us in praying that the Lord will call more workers into the harvest.
- Pray also for those traveling in the US raising support and supporters for the ministries. Ask God to to give them safe travels, effective communication of the vision and the need, and a cheerful and generous response.
Dr. Jon Kulaga has been hired to be the 11th president for Ohio Christian University (OCU). Kulaga will start August 1st and comes from Asbury University, Wilmore, Kentucky, where he has been the chief operating officer and chief academic officer for 10 years. He received unanimous approval by both the OCU and Churches of Christ in Christian Union boards. Kulaga fills the role vacated by Dr. Mark Smith, OCU's president since 2006, who will become the president of Columbia International University, Columbia, South Carolina, on July 1st.
Les da la bienvenido a la congregacion Hispana de la Iglesia Santificada.
On January 1, 2016, eight U.S. Hispanic congregations were transferred from the Sanctified Church denomination to The Churches of Christ in Christian Union. These congregations have been placed under our care with the full blessing of their mother church.
The Church on Como, led by Rev. Tim & Beth Tabor, has launched an important ministry to victims of human trafficking. The church operates a Drop In Center for victims, which provides a safe environment and a first point of contact victims.
- Mrs. Chera Duvall, physical need
- Mrs. Chris Arni, physical need
- Rev. Robert Sayre, physical need
- Rev. Grover Blankenship, physical need
- Caribbean Churches and Families
- Donna Sollars, physical need
- Open Churches
The lastest news from the Northeast District!