NEXT MEETING JULY 26
Union Christian Church, 970 Union Church Road, Hodgenville, KY. The Executive Committee will meet prior to the 8 p.m. (EDT) regular meeting. The speaker will be Bro. Delane Pinkston.
FUTURE MEETING SCHEDULE
August 23 – Glendale Christian Speaker: Nathan Ayers, Campus Minister, WKU Christian Student Fellowship.
September 27 – White Mills Christian Speaker: Kamarr Richee, Minister, Dogwood Christian, Hopkinsville
October 25 – Woodlawn Christian Speaker: Michael Luke, Minister, Lebanon Christian
November 22 – Jamestown Christian
Campbellsville Christian announces Justin Dewell as our new Preaching Minister. Justin is a graduate of Ozark Christian College and Asbury Theological Seminary. He comes to us via Southeast Christian Church where he served the last two years in the Preaching Residency.
SERVANTS WILL BE MISSED
Bro. Raymond A. Martin, age 97, of Columbia, KY passed away on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at his home. His funeral was June 25 at Columbia Christian Church with burial in Haven Hill Cemetery.
Bro. Eldon Rucker, age 74, passed away June 11, 2021. His funeral service was June 18 at Tabernacle Christian Church.
THE PURPOSE OF MEN FOR CHRIST
January 28, 1952 – 69 years ago – Men for Christ conducted its first meeting at Columbia Christian Church. The meeting was in response to the need for new congregations. Our bylaws still lists our primary purpose as “to establish new congregations.”
1952–1956 Magnolia Street Christian
1953 – Owensboro Christian
1958 – Mannsville Christian
1959 – Greensburg Christian
1959 – Westside Christian
1961 – Indian Hills Christian/Danville
1962 – Bowling Green Christian
1968 – Glenview Christian
1969 – Community Christian/London
1974 – Southern Heights/Somerset
1977 – Lebanon Christian
Quite a list! So it seems that the purpose of Men for Christ was being accomplished. It has become increasingly difficult to singly launch a new congregation although many existing congregations have been assisted. Numerous factors have played into this situation. The goal to establish new congregations has not changed, but our methods have changed. We discovered that there is strength in numbers and that we can do more together. Our most recent church plantings have been joint ventures. In October 2010 we joined with North Bullitt Christian Church and Salt River Christian Men’s Fellowship to launch Journey Christian Church in Shepherdsville. In September 2017 we joined with Okolona Christian Church, Salt River Christian Men’s Fellowship and others to launch Crossroads Christian Church in Mount Washington. God has blessed both of these congregations. We now have an opportunity to join with others in launching Elevate Christian Church, a new congregation in Lexington. At the June 28 meeting, Men for Christ joined the effort with a contribution of $25,000. Launch date is set for September 12. Please pray for Bro. Rob Harlamert and Bro. Andrew Dawson in their efforts to reach lives for Christ.