Changes and Opportunities

For more information about placement opportunities with the CCCC contact the CCCC Home Office at: homeoffice@ccccUSA.com or call 651-739-1474. PASTORAL CHANGES Collinsville, CT Christ’s Community Church* – Chris Bauer Loomis, SD Loomis Community Church* – Tim Schultz Glencoe, MN First Congregational UCC – RobertBaggot/Cassey Baggot Dickinson, ND Evangelical Bible Church* (Associate Pastor) – Josh Whipple […]

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Church Development Intensive Online

Making Disciples: Key to Developing Your Church JOHN KIMBALL, DIRECTOR OF CHURCH DEVELOPMENT In a recent meeting, I told a church that there are three things the American Church has allowed to atrophy: Prayer (specifically intercession), Bible reading and the intentional making of disciples. I am convinced more than ever that these are primary contributors […]

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Being a Regional Pastor During COVID-19

PHIL NOORDMANS, WEST REGIONAL PASTOR Several weeks ago I reached out to an Area Pastor in a rural community to discuss the possibility of a face-to-face visit. My thought was, “Surely that’s a safe place to go.” His wise response, however, drew my attention to a reality I had overlooked. In order to get to […]

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The Mission Goes On …

BRYAN LONG, DIRECTOR OF CHURCH MULTIPLICATION As our churches plan for the ministry year, we face the reality that COVID-19 will continue to force us to do things differently. In many ways this is disappointing. Routines we rely on and programs we look forward to will not be possible. Recently, the Church Multiplication Committee had […]

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Board of Directors Update

ALVIN HELMS, CONFERENCE PRESIDENT Psalm 62 offers us this much needed encouragement: On God my salvation and glory rest; The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God. Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. (NASB)  In these challenging and uncertain […]

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Books for Young Pilgrims

ALWYN YORK, CCCC HISTORIAN As school begins (whether in the classroom or remotely) this is a good time to highlight some books that teach young Congregationalists about their Pilgrim heritage. For elementary age children I would recommend a trilogy of books by Kate Waters illustrating what it was like for boys and girls in Plymouth […]

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