Collinsville-Troy CHURCH OF CHRIST

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1400 Troy Road
Collinsville, Illinois 62234
618-667-6708
secretary@ctcofc.net

Sunday

Worship Service 9:30 AM
Bible Classes 10:45 AM
Special Activities 11:35 AM

Wednesday

Bible Class (Adult) 1:30 PM
Bible Classes (All Ages) 7:00 PM

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American Missions Campaigns: June 22 thru 28, 2024 AMCLogo

2024 Theme:

The Gospel Is for All

We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, 4. since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love which you have for all the saints; 5. because of the hope laid up for you in heaven, of which you previously heard in the word of truth, the gospel 6. which has come to you, just as in all the world also it is constantly bearing fruit and increasing, even as it has been doing in you also since the day you heard of it and understood the grace of God in truth (Colossians 1:3-6).

AMC Is Coming; Here Am I Send Me

Jason Wright

The great prophet Isaiah had just lost his king. He was in the presence of the eternal King, and spoke with angels. He realized his lack of holiness when he saw the holiness of the Lord. In Isaiah 6:8, the Lord asked, Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us? Isaiah's response, Here am I! Send me. We, too, have been commissioned (Matthew 28/Mark 16) to deliver a most powerful message…the Gospel message, which has the power to save man from his sins…Romans 1:16. Beginning June 22, the American Mission Campaign will make its way here to the Collinsville-Troy Church of Christ. It is likely that 150 or so brethren from across the US will be here, too, helping us reach the community with the good news. This is a congregational event; congregational evangelism training and work that could bring tremendous growth to our congregation and make us better soul winners. We will have a lot of help from people we do not know. But we need you; each and every member can do something (I Corinthians 12:12-27).

Time and time again, the religious of this world turn to their own hearts for authority. In fact, at times when a denomination is going to be established, they will send out surveys to the community. Everything is catered to the communities' desires, from music style to the types of messages, and programs. That is not God-centered religion. Paul, by divine inspiration calls this will worship, or self-made religion (Colossians 2:23).

Seeing that the heart is deceitful above all things we should turn to the one who can never lie (Titus 1:2). We should turn to the one we are to worship (John 4:23-24). We should turn to our head (Matthew 28:18) to determine how we are to live, worship, and work (Colossians 3:17).

In the following bullet points, I am listing some of the work that needs to be done. From child care to canvassing neighborhoods to opening our homes and providing lodging, there is much to do. My prayer is that each of us can say Here am I! Send me.

We need brethren to do the following:
  • Provide a room (s) for visitors lodging in your home
  • Women to help with child care
  • Distribute food to workers at lunchtime
  • Door Knockers and people to take notes while at the door
  • Compassion Card writers/Cards will be sent to contacts received
  • Those who keep cards well stocked, and record all recipients. Make visits after week 4.
  • Contact Card Coordinator (someone to help keep track of contacts, who has received cards, and who needs to be visited after receiving a 4th card)
  • Conduct Bible Studies. Keep track of studies and inform congregation of progress and needs for prayers.
  • Be trained on how to greet visitors (sit w/them, give them a visitor's bag, gather contact card info, meal invite).
  • Workers with New Movers Baskets and a Coordinator. Visit new move-ins and try to develop contacts.
  • Teacher for a new convert's class. Publically announced graduations for students (Growing in Christ/Beginning of Our Confidence)
  • Teacher for a new convert's class. Publically announced graduations for students (Growing in Christ/ Beginning of Our Confidence)
  • New Convert Follow-Ups
  • Mentorship
  • Check in every week
  • Share a meal
  • Make sure the baptistery is ready; baptismal certificates and new Bibles are ready to be handed out, record and present baptisms to the congregation if possible.
  • Post AMC Follow-up
  • Contacts-Prospects-Bible Studies
  • Community Service Projects
  • Continue with Compassion Cards

Remember this line we sing in worship… "There is much to do there is work on every hand"? Jesus actually said something similar in Matthew 9:37, The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Be the child of God that says I am ready to work. What can I do to help? Take pride in the work of your congregation. Get involved!! Please be praying for AMC Collinsville.