The General Missionary Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Gene Mattox to Papua New Guinea and a couple who will serve in the Middle East*. "These new missionaries are a tremendous addition to our team of Global Workers serving around the world. Their testimonies and calling will inspire and challenge you," said General Missionary Superintendent Rev. Michael Tipton.
The General Missionary Department is pleased to announce the appointment of three new missionaries with The Churches of Christ in Christian Union! Each of these missionaries successfully completed the application and Candidate Review process. They will soon begin their Homeland Ministry Assignment, where they will develop their prayer and financial support teams. Two of these missionaries will serve in a sensitive world area*, and one will serve in Papua New Guinea.
Ministerial Conference will be held on Monday, April 8th, and Tuesday, April 9th, on the campus of our Ohio Christian University. The theme of the conference is “ENGAGE: EVANGELISM AT THE INTERSECTION OF FAITH AND CULTURE.” Participants will hear from well-known ministry leaders, be encouraged, and better equipped to share the Gospel in ministry and life.
Speakers include George Barna, founder of a leading marketing firm that focuses on the intersections between faith and culture, Pastor Ken Murphy of Cypress Church in Columbus, Ohio, and OCU alum, author, and pastor of NewPointe Community Church, Dwight Mason. These leaders will share their wisdom, research, and real-life experiences in evangelism.
The 2019 CCCU Missions Banquet, sponsored by our Mission Minded Men (MMM), will be held on Saturday, April 27, at 5:00 PM at the Crossroads CCCU in Circleville, Ohio.
CCCU Missionary Rev. Benji Jenkins, Country Director for our Papua New Guinea field, will speak from his heart about the Great Commission and challenge participants to take new ground for the Kingdom of God.
There is no family or church in America that is untouched by addiction, and we are all well aware of the destructive nature of the opioid epidemic. Often we have an emotional response that ranges from disgust to frustration or even apathy, and we end up asking the following question: “What can I do?” Honestly, that’s not a bad question. In fact, it is a very important question IF we ask it with the right attitude and with the heart of Jesus – the heart of ministry, in mind. So if you have ever asked this question, or if it’s stirring your heart now, you must attend the one day conference that the CCCU General Department is sponsoring on March 2nd from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m at Crossroads CCCU in Circleville, Ohio – The Opioid Epidemic and the Church: Our Response.
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.
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.
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 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.