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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.
This video was part of a creative ten week service project the New York City Church of Christ did over the summer in honor of the 2996 people who were killed in the twin towers.
A true hero in the faith passed away Sunday evening. Onyechi Oguagha, along with his wife Deysi, was a missionary and church leader in Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Nigeria, and Brooklyn, New York. His life and ministry impacted tens of thousands of disciples. He passed away after a long battle with cancer. He will be tremendously missed.
It's been a month since Passport to the Land of Enough swept through our New England family of churches, leaving a swath of Christian simplicity in its wake. Passport to the Land of Enough is a 30-day devotional book about Christian simplicity and mission calling each reader to action.All over the Boston Church of Christ, stories abound of brothers and sisters taking on the mission challenges.
The Central Jersey Church of Christ has reached a new and exciting milestone since being planted by the NYC Church of Christ in 2004. With 500 in attendance for our Easter service, one of the church’s first evangelists, Robert Carrillo, appointed Johnny Rivera and Tommy Beene as elders via a special video message. Johnny and Tommy are the first elders to serve in the church’s history.
It seems appropriate that I update the Boston church and her leaders as to the progression of my health challenges and its effect on my capacity to work full time.
For 42 years I have had the privilege to serve in the full-time ministry. I began fresh out of college and saw God work in amazing ways in campus ministries in North Carolina. We moved to West Virginia and then moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, to plant a church there. With each move we added a child, including Boston. When we moved to Boston, like many, we planned to be here a short time, but God had other plans. We have now been here 30 years.
“Play is the highest form of research.” – Albert Einstein
Are you passionate about working with young children? Do you actively look for ways to fulfill your calling and improve your skills? Would you like to work in an inspiring, Christian environment? Shining Stars Preschool of Framingham, Massachusetts is looking for dedicated, inspired, passionate, nurturing teachers and assistants to work in our new ground-breaking preschool! We are seeking teachers that will inspire our children and provide ample opportunities for them to witness kindness, responsibility, and respect. The school is based out of the Boston Church of Christ building in Framingham.