Upcoming Events

Lads to Leaders – Let the little children come

SOUTH TEXAS — The Minister for the North Jefferson church of Christ in Mt. Pleasant recently shared this photo of

Getting ready for song leading at North Jefferson and at Lads 2 Leaders.

some trainees on social media. Young people throughout the United States prepare annually for the Lads to Leaders/Leaderettes convention. It is scheduled for the weekend of March 30-April 1 in most locations this year as we go to press.

This year’s theme comes from I Corinthians: “In Remembrance of Me (11:24-25). Minister J.J. Hendrix posted the photo, saying: “On Wednesday nights we let our boys lead singing before the opening prayer. We have a pew full! They are always excited and are looking forward to Lads 2 Leaders coming up next week!”
The organization offers both year-round and convention programs to achieve this outlook: “You don’t HAVE to teach them to be leaders in the church. Their experience in L2L makes them WANT to be.” The church, her families and the students focus on the Bible, service, leadership and/or curriculum in the ongoing activities. (more…)


Focal Point uplift coming soon

The sessions fill quickly at Focal Point each year.

SAN MARCOS – Regarding the annual preacher’s workshop here, Minister Wayne Jones says, “God has entrusted us with a great work, and our prayer is that Focal Point will be of service to those who are fulfilling that work.” The University church of Christ event goes from May 5-10 this year and is free of charge.
Dwayne Butler of the Blackwater Macedonia church of Christ in Jasper, Ala., posted this message from home after last year’s session.
“My family and I just pulled into our driveway after the long trip home from San Marcos. I wanted to take a few minutes to praise your wonderful church family. I don’t know that I have ever seen people more hospitable. Also, when it comes to service, the University congregation stands behind no one. (more…)

Youth day offers help to lighten the load

KERRVILLE — The backpack filled with schoolbooks is often not the only hefty burden that a young person bears. Students in the 6-12th grades and their families are invited to come to the Riverside church of Christ’s first youth day on Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. to explore resources for adjusting the load to the Lord’s glory.
There is no charge for “The Things We Carry” youth day and lunch will be served. The church meets at 625 Harper Road here.
Said Raoul Ferris, Riverside youth minister, “The theme for this day emerged after my working closely with students and athletes over the years and seeing the burdens they carry behind the game faces they wear. Please join us in the beautiful hill country of Kerrville for a youth day focused on unpacking the burdens of this world and helping the young people work their way toward repacking their bags, carrying a lighter load and being clothed differently.” (more…)

Caught red-handed: NLBM, doing good

CORPUS CHRISTI – Usually, attention from a Texas criminal justice agency alarms people. But when Buck Griffith, President of New Life Behavior Ministries here, heard from the state recently, he didn’t panic and ask, “Who ratted me out??!!”
In a phone call and a letter from the Texas Board of Criminal Justice (TBCJ), Chairman Dale Wainwright notified NLBM about some upcoming recognition set for Austin on Friday, April 20. To those who partner with the ministry, Griffith says, “You share in this good news because you play a prominent role in making a difference through your work, prayers, financial support and constant encouragement.” (more…)

Focal Point registration opens

SAN MARCOS – “We are excited about this year’s lineup and scheduled activities!” said Minister and Director of Focal Point, Wayne Jones. The registration page for the annual preacher’s workshop scheduled here at the University church of Christ for May 5-10 recently went live.
The purpose is stated thus: “Focal Point is a workshop aimed at encouraging and strengthening those who preach the gospel and others who have made the work of the church a priority in their lives. Classes are designed to be informative, inspirational and encouraging.
“Every effort has been made to ensure that Focal Point provides biblical insight combined with practical application. Our focus is on Jesus and our aim is to strengthen His church. (more…)

Dellcrest teens to Youth Xtravaganza

SAN ANTONIO — Duane Dunlap, a youth leader for the Dellcrest church of Christ here, will be taking the young people to a Youth Xtravaganza Weekend in Dallas. The Central Pointe Church of Christ sponsors the “Armed & Dangerous” gathering from March 9-11 this year.
Minister Dwayne Case of the Northeast church of Christ in Oklahoma City will be the guest speaker. He holds Master of Arts degrees from Oklahoma Christian University in family life ministry and business administration/leadership management.

EBS: The Word in letters of John and Jude

SAN ANTONIO –The letters of John and Jude take the spotlight in the Northern Oaks church of Christ’s Enhanced Bible Study from March 1 – May 3. Each Thursday night, the session goes from a free 6:30 p.m. meal and dessert to a 7 p.m. Bible lesson and an 8 p.m. topical study.
Said Minister Mel Hutzler, “We are looking forward to great times of biblical learning and warm fellowship. This term, we’ll be discussing the three letters of John, the book of Jude and the biblical view of sin. Come study with us, get deeper into the Word and get to know more leaders and members from around the area!”
The church meets at 17435 Redland Road in San Antonio’s 78247 Zip code. The web site is at northernoakschurch.org/ and the office number is 210-496-1346.
The series began this quarter with the introduction by Jim Word of the Natalia congregation. Here are the remaining dates, sessions and teachers. (more…)

SoulLink moves teens to Jesus encounter

HOUSTON – Offering a plea based on Eph. 1:18-19, the church here prays that at SoulLink, the eyes of students’ hearts may be enlightened in order that they may know the hope to which Jesus has called them, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people and His incomparably great power for those who believe. To that end, the Bammel church of Christ is hosting the SoulLink “Move” Youth Conference on Feb. 23-25. (more…)

Re: Direction Forum to “It’s Me” millennials: Jesus? “He’s you!”

CORPUS CHRISTI — “How must I live in order to become the person Christ wants me to become?” This question regularly occupies space in the minds of many Christians. But it is especially important that millennials and college students consider the love of God as seen in the character of Christ today and next exclaim, “It’s me!”, to show their approval and then grow into Christians who take the lead. (more…)

Sanders asks, “Why be a Christian?” at Weber Road

CORPUS CHRISTI – “Weber Road anticipates a great series of lessons on ‘Why Be a Christian?’ with Phil Sanders. Make plans to join us!” With these words, Minister Mark Hammitt announced the church’s upcoming gospel meeting set for Feb. 16-18 at the building.
The special weekend begins at 7 p.m. on Friday with, “Why You Should Be a Christian.” The Saturday lesson also opens at 7 p.m. with a study of “Will Jesus Really Help Me?” (more…)

Anderson teaches gift-based roles for outreach

DRIPPING SPRINGS – What would it look like if Jesus’ followers took on roles based on their gifts to proclaim His gospel? The church here is pulling together to find out during Chuck Anderson’s Bring | Teach | Keep Seminar on Feb. 16-18 at the building.
Online, Minister Jacob Rutledge says that the church here recognizes that “a fundamental element of our salvation is mission; reaching out and evangelizing the lost in our community.” (more…)