The Churches of Christ in Christian Union

Our 2017 Advent Offering

Last year was our first experience of having an Advent Offering which replaced our February Sacrifice Offering. What a thrill it was to receive nearly $67,000! This offering helps in providing disaster relief when such events occur on our mission fields. It also assists in the operational costs. This past year funds from this account enabled us to send finances to Yemen for the Humanitarian Relief and just recently, to our churches in the Caribbean region due to the damage from the hurricane.

Our theme for the offering this year is The Way in a Manger. Truly, He is the way and the truth and the life… John 14:6. Let’s not hold back in sharing The Way with friends, neighbors and those around the world. You may not feel called to another country to share The Way, but we can all lighten the load of those who have responded to the call God has given them. Let’s work at making this offering the best yet! The goal this year is to raise $75,000.

Your gift will make a difference today!

Communications Department


ralph huxDr. Ralph Hux
1553 Lancaster Pike
Circleville, Ohio 43113

Phone (Office) (740) 474-8856

Ralph Hux is an ordained minister with the Churches of Christ in Christian Union. He has six years of pastoral ministry experience and currently serves as the General Secretary of the CCCU.

The Office of the General Secretary is responsible for oversight of the Department of Communications, General Church Extension Department, and various other administrative functions. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Ohio Christian University in the Bible/theology department.

He has an undergraduate degree in Christian Ministries from Ohio Christian University (formerly Circleville Bible College), a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary.

Ralph resides in Chillicothe, Ohio is married to Becky (Norman) and they have one daughter, Danielle. His hobbies include music, reading (especially American History and Presidential biographies).

The Department of Communications exists to assist the denomination in all areas of printed and public information.

The primary responsibilities of the department are the bimonthly publication of The Evangelical Advocate and the maintenance of the denominational database. The department also supervises the development of the layout and design of most denominational communications, collects from the districts their annual church statistics and publishes the Yearbook and is responsible for the updated revision and publication of the Manual/Constitution and Bylaws.

The Evangelical Advocate is the official magazine of the Churches of Christ in Christian Union. Its purposes are:

  • To communicate the entire gospel including themes of doctrine, evangelism and the practical applications of Biblical principles within Christian living;
  • To report on the ministries and services rendered by the various arms and departments of the Churches of Christ in Christian Union;
  • To promote the development, progress and improvements of various interests of the Churches of Christ in Christian Union.