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!

2016 ECY Youth Ministry Roundtable

The ECY Department is putting the final touches on an exciting training opportunity for youth leaders, pastors, and ministry volunteers. ECY is presenting the Youth Ministry Roundtable on Saturday, May 7th, 2016, at Ohio Christian University. The ECY Youth Ministry Roundtable is training event specifically planned and priced for you and your church.

Rev. Steve Warner, Youth Pastor at Crossroads CCCU, will be our lead presenter again this year. He will present new content on Planning and Leading and Planning and Executing and Effective Youth Worship Service: Exploring the Elements, and Building and Maintaining a Youth Ministry Leadership Team. We will also discuss emerging issues in youth ministry, including practical tips for ministering to students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. These sessions will be practical, uplifting, and interactive. If you want to take your youth worship experiences to the next level and develop your ministry team, this event is for you!

This will be a day of training and connecting. Come prepared to discuss, learn, and be challenged with other youth leaders. It doesn't matter if you are a volunteer, part-time, full-time, or somewhere in between: This day will apply to everyone.

The event will kick off at 9:00 a.m. and conclude by 2:30 p.m. We will spend four sessions developing our ministry skills. The cost is $10 per person, with a maximum cost of $20 per church. Lunch is included. To register, contact the ECY Office by phone at 740-474-8856 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please RSVP by April 28th!


9:00 ? Registration & Coffee Bar
9:30-10:20 ? Welcome & Session 1 ? Planning and Executing and Effective Youth Worship Service: Exploring the Elements ? Part 1
10:20-10:30 ? Break
10:30-11:20 ? Session 2 ? Planning and Executing and Effective Youth Worship Service: Exploring the Elements ? Part 2
11:20-12:15 ? Session 3 ? Emerging Issues in Youth Ministry
12:15-1:15: Lunch
1:15-2:15 ? Session 4 ? Building and Maintaining a Youth Ministry Leadership Team
2:15-2:30 ? Wrap-up

If you want to be better equipped for youth ministry and better connected to the CCCU youth movement, this day is for you. We hope to see you on May 7th!