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In 2018, The New York City Church of Christ celebrates its 35th anniversary. It was planted in 1983 by just 18 faithful souls and has now close to 4,000 in attendance on any given Sunday in eleven locations throughout the New York City metropolitan area.
We are so looking forward to gathering with thousands of you from the Northeast and around the globe to be inspired, equipped and empowered to THRIVE at the 2018 Northeast Christian Conference. This special event will be held in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island at The Dunkin' Donuts Center, New England's premier multi-use 14,000 seat entertainment arena, July 20-22, 2018.
His goal to raise at least $20,000 in sales from the book has been exceeded, and the Lord has honored his work by having the book awarded by several noteworthy organizations.
Editor's note: The following is shared from the North River Church of Christ newsletter.
We, as the Leadership Team, didn't want to close out 2017 without expressing our heartfelt thanks to all of you for the support and generosity you have demonstrated throughout the year. Our church has been steadily growing over the last several years in rather dramatic ways. You have responded with ongoing and sacrificial support, financially and otherwise. As we reflect on the year, it seems only fitting to recap some of the many highlights we have accomplished together this year through God's grace:
More than a decade ago, Wyndham Shaw and a few others decided to focus on raising up elders throughout our fellowship of churches. Once elderships were appointed, they realized the elderships needed to have ligament connections throughout God's kingdom, not just within their own churches.
The idea was born to host a yearly Elders and Wives Retreat for the Northeast US. As word spread, interest grew and more elderships wanted to be part of this gathering, what started as a small group of elders has grown to a group of over 100 that now includes elder candidates along with their wives.
When Melva Smith first became a disciple of Christ 23 years ago in Springfield, Massachusetts, she had no idea what life might hold for her. She only knew that she needed Christ and wanted to follow him forever. Melva was inspired by the change she witnessed in her sister, Claudette, who had been baptized not long before her. Naturally, as a married woman with two pre-teens, Melva began her spiritual journey full of faith and hope that her children would be inspired by her own example and would soon follow her as she followed Christ. Without a partner in the faith at home, Melva valiantly fought alone to teach her children the word of God, faithfully bringing them to church with her at every opportunity.
How can we be excellent at work and for the Lord? This struggle, to find the balance, is a challenge for many disciples in churches across the world. But as God has shown us through the lives of many of the great cloud of witnesses, men such as Daniel, Nehemiah, and Joseph have achieved high levels of success in the world as well as in God's kingdom.