The Mission of CHBC – Extend the Gospel
Acts 1:8 says, “but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” How are you involved in gospel extension? As one who has trusted in Christ you have received power to be a witness. Trust in God’s Spirit in you as you live for Christ and speak for Christ to those around you.
Discipleship can extend for you beyond the Sunday School. The men and women of our church, including those who are teenagers, are encouraged to check out the men’s and women’s ministry opportunities at CHBC. Check out the website for more information about Men’s Bible Studies and Women’s Bible Studies.
Associate Pastor for Hispanic Ministries Update
The search committee is announcing that they will be presenting a candidate in view of a call on October 23rd. Next Sunday there will be information about the candidate presented in the worship bulletin. The conclusion of the evening service on October 23 will be when the church enters into a Member’s Meeting for the purpose of voting to call our candidate. If called, the candidate will begin serving at CHBC on November 1.
Associate Pastor for Worship Ministries
The Personnel Committee has begun the process of forming a search committee so that the church will have the opportunity to consider a new associate pastor who will be responsible for our worship ministry. That process begins with the Personnel Committee, along with the Senior Pastor and Deacon Body, determining names of potential candidates to serve on the search committee. The desire is to have people who represent a cross-section of the church, who are known to be faithful in their Christian commitment, and who exhibit a pattern of following the leadership of the Holy Spirit. Those names will be presented to the church in a Special Called Members’ Meeting to be held on Sunday night, October 3, at 6 PM. During the beginning of the interim process Danny Whitmill, assisted by David Trosper, and others will be coordinating our worship through music on Sunday morning and evening.
Capitol Hill on Bison Hill – Oct. 3
From 6-8 PM CHBC will be ministering to students at OBU. We began this ministry opportunity in the Spring of 2021 when OBU and other colleges skipped their Spring Breaks in order to protect their campuses during the COVID-19 pandemic. OBU continues to ask us back on campus just to bless their students. We will be present serving iced coffees and home baked treats from you. How can you serve? Make a dozen or more homemade snacks (no peanut butter, individually packaged) and bring them to the church by noon on October 3. Come to OBU with us and serve coffee, snacks, and visit with college students. We have seen several students make CHBC a home church, and we know of at least one student who accepted Christ as a result of his relationship with CHBC.
Greet and Treat & Love Your Neighbor – October 31
CHBC each year encourages you to use the night that our neighborhoods fill up with Trick or Treaters to engage our neighbors with the love of Jesus. If you have young children take them through our neighborhood that night letting them hand out our Greet and Treat Bags. If your children have grown, make your home a Love Your Neighbor Station. Some people set up games, serve popcorn, serve hot chocolate, or make a fire pit, inviting Trick or Treaters and their families to stop for a moment, rest, and visit as they make their way around the neighborhood. It is a good way to know your neighbors and give you an opportunity to put a treat in their bag and give them an invitation to join with CHBC for a Sunday of Worship.
Scripture of the Month - October
John 13:34-35, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” Each week CHBC says aloud a passage of Scripture during our morning worship gathering. This is done for two reasons. First, we are commanded in Scripture to encourage one another with the Word of God. Second, we want to emphasize the spiritual discipline of Scripture memory. Receive a text to your phone with this verse set to music by texting the word “CHBCVERSE” to the number (302) 207-SONG (7664).
Pray for one another to practice truth.
“For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”
Mark D. DeMoss, Senior Pastor
For the Glory of God