CHBC Weekly for September 23, 2022
The Mission of CHBC – Exalt Christ
Christ exaltation is not just what the church does when gathered. As individual believers we exalt Christ through our personal, active obedience to His commands. We usually say it this way at CHBC, “We exalt Christ through our pursuit of personal, practical holiness. We do not strive for holiness as Christians to earn salvation, but we strive for holiness in order to bring glory and honor to the One who saved us.
Disicpleship 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 in the process of planning a date to have our current candidate come in view of a call. As soon as those details have been determined you will see information about the candidate, as well as information on how to be part of the decision-making process that makes us gladly congregational.
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 2, 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
Matthew 4:19-20, “And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.” 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 the church visible in our world today to emulate this command of God. What a testimony to the world who is so unaccepting if they were to see a community as diverse as the church to be accepting of one another. Our unity in Christ is meant to subordinate all other parts of our identity and make us humble toward one another.
“Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.”
Mark D. DeMoss, Senior Pastor
For the Glory of God