“Leaving the Shore and Finding Freedom” Woman’s Encounter Raleigh

Woman's conference Raleigh“Leaving the Shore and Finding Freedom” was the theme of the women’s encounter in Raleigh, N.C. Leaving those places of security and familiarity can be a fearful thing, but each woman was encouraged to allow the Holy Spirit to reveal areas in her life that lacked courage. Through the life of Gideon, we find courage to see ourselves as Father God sees us, as mighty women of valor. We too, like Gideon, when given an assignment from God, begin to ask the “hows” and “whens” and “what ifs.” But just like Gideon, if we keep our focus on the WHO by considering Him who is faithful, we find the courage to be transformed and ultimately obedient to His calling.

At the encounter, Angel Woodard bravely shared her testimony. Her transparency showed the redemption from her past hurts and fears that made her the polished woman she is today, Through her story, she told how she found the courage to forgive, release, and leave the past shore to encounter freedom in God. Her testimony gave hope and strength to many other women. Other women with similar testimonies could relate to her and found courage in God for their own transformation.

Andrea Bedford, in her light-hearted style, reminded us that courageously stepping out is not possible if we are not led by the Spirit. She told a bit of her own testimony of being a planner, needing everything prepared so there would be no room for error. But God began to deal with her about trusting the Holy Spirit to speak and guide her. She made us aware that it is only by listening to the Holy Spirit that we can courageously step out in faith to face our fears and obey Christ.

In Elizabeth Elliott’s biography, she too tells of fear that paralyzed her after her husband was murdered. Her friend’s wise advice still applies to us today: “When you are afraid to step out, DO IT AFRAID.” God’s desire is that we as women find the courage and freedom to step into the plan that He has for us.

Conference Report “Extension With God’s Supernatural Power”

Mario coins

If you’ve played the video game Super Mario 1, 2, or 3, you know there is a little character named Mario who must go on a quest to save the princess. He gets into all kinds of adventures along the way, and to handle those adventures he needs an inventory of special items. One thing […]

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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 […]

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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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