Mission to Single Moms

A phrase that encapsulates God’s mandate for our C2C family is “God’s family together on God’s mission.”  As Jesus told us in Acts 1:8 our mission is “both in” Jerusalem (local towns), Judea, Samaria (our regions) and the uttermost part of the earth.  Covenant Harvest Church in Pittsburg, Ks has been doing an outreach to single mom’s in their community for several years called “Operation Car Care” which they did again in August.  It is a great “missional outreach” to a segment of their community and the following is an account along with a the above video from one of the members who participated (Kerri Butler).

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Car Care are oil changes. The first things I saw when I pulled up to King’s Automotive the day of Car Care were smiling,  God-loving, caring, selfless people serving joyfully. Take for example someone like Suzanne Sperry, a single mom herself, who prepares for this event months in advance by asking for donations from the community, who bakes cookies the day of the event, and pours love and life into other single moms the day of Car Care. Suzanne is a true example of God’s love to so many and we appreciate all she does; she is a silent servant like so many others who help with Car Care. Then there are the kids, teens, and young adults who wash cars in the hot sun all day – and this year it was HOT! Those kids have fun and even got some of the kids whose cars were being serviced involved. We even had a group of guys from Kirksville scrubbing cars for over two hours on one of the hottest days this summer! It was a great time for everyone and they were serving AND having fun; it was a beautiful sight to see. One of the most precious moments was when a young girl was splashing in a soap-filled puddle while her mom looked on, smiling. Women and their children were offered refreshments and cookies while their cars were being worked on.  Women from Covenant Harvest sat with the single moms and talked with them until their cars were ready. Denise Kreighbaum ended up talking with a lady named Sarah that grew up across the street from the Kreighbaums when she was younger. It turns out that Sarah said she was always drawn to the Kreighbaums and wanted to knock on their door for years, even years after she’d moved away. Something about them drew her in. I say it was Jesus. What a small world and a neat way to reconnect.  The guys in the bays were the true heroes of the day. All four bays inside King’s Automotive were full of hardworking, sweaty men, who were not complaining, but were joyfully serving the kingdom and the single mothers by blessing them with oil changes and tire pressure checks. Ninety-six oil changes were performed on July 26th in the four garage bays used at the shop.  Moms, kids, teens, women, and men all join together a day each July for one reason: to care for single moms  through an act of selfless service. This year was the seventeenth annual Car Care at King’s Automotive and all of it was paid for by donations from the Pittsburg community and donations made by Covenant Harvest Church. Praise the Lord! A big thank you to all who helped with this year’s Car Care event – from making phone calls, baking cookies, scrubbing cars, doing oil changes, taking photos, running errands, talking to moms, and serving your hearts out, and a great big THANK YOU to Bob and Nina Romine for your hearts and your shop!

God’s Family Together on God’s Mission – Raleigh/Tucson

Our motto for C2C and our greater Salt and Light family is “God’s Family Together On God’s Mission.”  This pretty much sums up the creation mandate (Gen 1:26-28) as well as being a central theme of the story of the Bible.  It begins with His family together on mission and ends with the culmination of […]

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Coast to Coast Fall Conference 2014 Registration

Coast to Coast Fall Conference is Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. through Sunday, September 14. Check in opens at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. The conference ends after the Sunday morning service. The conference is open to all our C2C family and friends. Early bird registration is available June 15 – September 1 for $45 […]

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Family Ordaining Family

God has not called C2C to be a network or fellowship of ministers but family of churches. God’s family nature is to be at the heart of all we do. When it comes to ordinations they are not professional, ecclesiastical, or “ministry” events.  They are family events.  Much like Jesus’ experience at His ordination on earth. […]

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Tune in to Interchange Youth

  Interchange Youth is going well and God is moving in Kirksville Mo.  A new feature that some of you may want to take advantage of is a live stream feed.  The morning and evening meetings are being broadcast online at the following address.  Please tune in. http://www.interchangeconference.org/2014/06/livestream/

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God’s Success in Raising Money for Interchange Youth

Deuteronomy 2: 7 The Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. Recently, the G.1.T. youth group in Odessa, Missouri was encouraged by the church leaders to raise money to attend group events. One such event is the Youth Interchange Conference in Kirksville, Missouri, June 26-29. After many ideas, the […]

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Report on Evangelism Summit 3

The following is an account of the Evangelism Summit 3 by Mike Young a church leader from Grand Rapids Michigan. Thanks again for inviting our church to the Evangelism Summit this year. I thought it was really encouraging with a lot of good ideas that will get us living outward and being inclusive with our […]

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Evangelism Summit “Finding your God Given Sweet Spot”

In April the C2C family hosted an Evangelism Summit in Odessa Mo.  The event was preceded by Glenn Middleton and Doug Kreighbaum traveling among some of the churches in the Midwest to “equip the saints” (Ephesians 4:11-13) in the area of evangelism.  We were privileged to have Jim Morgan and Glenn Middleton, recognized Ephesians 4 […]

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Next Generation of Prophets in Casper

Our C2C family has been blessed over the years with very seasoned Ephesians 4 Prophets such as Buck Hudson, Tom Bedford, and Paul Kidd.  Last September at our annual C2C conference two of the younger prophets, Scott Squires and Jeremy Pingel were brought before the gathering and hands were laid on them for a fresh […]

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Multigenerational Leadership Transitions and Dependency Across the C2C Family

Political leaders are usually more concerned with current moods instead of future effects.  Gods type of leaders are more like fathers concerned with generational things.   They are always concerned with provision for future generations so they will take up God’s cause and see it advanced in the earth. God always has been a Family dwelling […]

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