New Brunswick Service Weekend

May 20

New Brunswick Service Weekend

WHEN July 8th from 9am-5pm and July 9th from 8am-6pm WHERE We’ll be serving in New Brunswick, New Jersey! – Our heart is to serve locally and bless God right where we are. We will meet at the teencenter on both Saturday and Sunday WHAT We are coming alongside Pastor Jay Colbeth, a former missionary to New Zealand and senior pastor of Calvary New Brunswick. Calvary Chapel New Brunswick will be putting on an outreach called Church In The Park and we will help them set everything up, run the event, and break everything down. This will help their leaders connect with people in the town and hopefully draw people closer to Jesus We are limiting the trip to 9 students! Signing up quickly is important! HOW MUCH Bring $20 for food. That will cover both days. MORE INFO? “You can email (brianhiggins@ccob.org) or call (732-479-0632) Brian Higgins with any questions you have about this year’s...

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Ignite 2016 Dominican Republic Missions Trip

Apr 21

Ignite 2016 Dominican Republic Missions Trip

WHEN August 5th to August 11th (6 day trip – AIRPORTS: EWR to SDQ – direct) Missions Trip Applications are due on Wednesday, April 27th w/$150 deposit (Write the check out to “CCOB” and earmark the memo “Ignite DR Missions Trip”) WHERE Dominican Republic – Staying in Juan Dolio (20 mins from Santo Domingo) We are staying at the Los Marlins Hotel (same hotel CCS Seniors used) WHAT We are coming alongside Jay Munoz, a former SCORE International missionary. He currently heads up various discipleship ministries across multiple villages. Our goal is to aid him by spending time at those churches (all in safe locations), doing very light construction like painting and putting up wire fencing, helping to feed a village, and helping him share the gospel. We will have training meetings to prepare students for each of these activities. A Passport is required. If you are praying about the trip, you should begin the passport application process. We what to bring 12 students (grades 6-8) and 6 leaders. HOW MUCH $1150 per person. We highly recommend sending out support letters to help. INTERESTED PRAY! This trip will have lots of fun, but it’s serious business. Serving Jesus is what we are commanded to do in the Bible, and doing that in this way requires some commitment. Make sure you are reading the Bible daily to get ready. That’s how service flows best. You can fill out an application form and return it to Brian Higgins by the appropriate date. MORE INFO? “You can email (brianhiggins@ccob.org) or call (732-479-0632) Brian Higgins with any questions you have about this year’s trip. FORMS Download the Information Packet here Download the Application...

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Ignite DR Trip 2015

Mar 12

Ignite DR Trip 2015

The Ignite Jr. High Youth Group will be having our annual Dominican Republic Mission Trip on July 24th – July 30th.  Below is all the information you’ll need.     WHEN: –       July 24th to July 30th (6 day trip – AIRPORTS: EWR to SDQ – direct) –       Missions Trip Applications are due on Wednesday, April 1st. –       $250 deposit is due Wednesday, April 1st. Applications can be handed in before deposits are due. Write the check out to “CCOB” and earmark the memo “Ignite DR Missions Trip”   WHERE:   –       Dominican Republic – Staying in Juan Dolio (20 mins from Santo Domingo) –       We are staying at the Los Marlins Hotel (same hotel CCS Seniors used)         WHAT: –       We are coming alongside Jay Munoz, a former SCORE International missionary. He currently heads up various discipleship ministries across multiple villages. Our goal is to aid him by spending time at those churches (all in safe locations), doing very light construction like painting and putting up wire fencing, helping to feed a village, and helping him share the gospel. We will have training meetings to prepare students for each of these activities. –       A Passport is required. If you are praying about the trip, you should begin the passport application process. –       We what to bring 16 students (grades 6-8) and 8 leaders. HOW MUCH:   – $1075 per person. We highly recommend sending out support letters to   help.   INTERESTED: –       PRAY! This trip will have lots of fun, but it’s serious business. Serving Jesus is what we are commanded to do in the Bible, and doing that in this way requires some commitment. Make sure you are reading the Bible daily to get ready. That’s how service flows best. You can fill out an application form and return it to Brian Higgins by the appropriate date.   MORE INFO? –       You can email (brianhiggins@ccob.org) or call (732-479-0632) Pastor Brian with any questions you have about this year’s trip.     Download the printable version Information Packet and Application Questions...

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Ignite DR 2014 – Day 5

Jul 29

When we first set out on this trip, our aim was to help Pastor Jay reach out to the community children who do not currently come to the churches.  That is exactly what we got to do today. At 9am, we loaded into our bus and went out to a very poor sugarcane village.  One of the 6 churches planted by Jay was in this village, and we got to use today to put on a day of games and competitions.  About 60 kids came out from that village and the surrounding areas.  It was amazing to see a large groups of kids all come out to be apart of something a church was putting on. Through the day, we played all sorts of different field games, ran races, and played baseball with them.  Roughly 30 percent of the kids there were not attendants of the churches, so it was good to know we were being used to reach new people.  Our hope is that God used our time playing with them to make them feel more comfortable with being around the church.  It’s exciting to think what God might do from there. Tomorrow, we do our village feed and help out with a movie outreach to the community.  Pray the Lord blesses it mightily. Our team remains in good health and many are saddened to realize that our trip ends very soon.  Even so, we are excited to see you all again and tell all the stories we’ve made. God bless you...

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Ignite DR 2014 – Day 4

Jul 28

Ignite DR 2014 – Day 4

Today, the Dominican team got into more of the work we wanted to accomplish coming down here. We went to the church in Consuelito, the same place we attended service yesterday, to help them accomplish a couple jobs they have wanted to do for a while.  The first was we painted one of the church buildings on both the outside and inside.  One thing that we have observed here in the Dominican Republic is that people always bring their best to church, particularly in terms of clothing.  Pastors always wear suits and ties because, in their culture, you want to show your seriousness in coming before God.  This makes the presentation of the building a very important thing.  If a church can get their building to look as good as possible, a community may be more prone to take that church seriously. At this same church, we installed a chicken wire fence around the barrier of the property.  They have had some fences made of pieces of trees and barbed wire before, but none of the previous fences were terribly sturdy.  What they’ve found is while they cook for the kids who are apart of the Timothy Project, animals from the community sneak under the fence and disrupt the work.  Installing this fence will go a long way in keeping animals hungry for food away from children who are hungry for the word of God. We didn’t work alone on either of these projects.  Pastor Jay invited members from the church, particularly the kids, to join us.  Our team was evenly numbered with village children making for a fun work dynamic.  It was hard at first learning to communicate, but everyone figured out how to share common ideas and gelled together as a team.  One of the scriptures that has come up multiple times while we have been here has been 1 Corinthians 12, which says we are one body with many members.  It was great to see a living example of this. For lunch, we brought the ingredients for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as well as tuna sandwiches.  These were prepared by women in the church and specially cleaned tables.  We got back to the hotel around...

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Ignite DR 2014 – Day 3

Jul 27

Ignite DR 2014 – Day 3

Hello again from just a few hours south by plane!  Day three of the trip was a bit of a Sabbath for us, but was in every way useful to the trip. We began the day by attending the church where Pastor Jay teaches.  Though small and simple, it was amazing to see how the church was certainly filled with the love and joy of Christ.  Everyone who attended the service shook all of our hands and made a great effort to reach out to us however they could.  Pastor Jay is a very passionate preacher, and even though there was a language barrier, it was very clear that his greatest concern was for everyone there to know more of Jesus. After that, we did not go to work anywhere.  Here in the Dominican, to work on Sunday for missions would leave a bad testimony in the communities we are serving.  To avoid that, we took the rest of the day to simply relax and see the area.  After the church, we went to the beach and hung out together before spending the rest of the night in the hotel. Tomorrow, we will be going to the same village we were in for church to help them do some painting and fence installation.  This area is one with some real needs, so we are excited to help.  It is crazy thinking our trip is half over, but it is exciting to know most of our work is still ahead of us. The team is happy, healthy, and in good spirits.  Everyone is looking forward to more time working.  Your prayers are certainly working.  We all look forward to seeing you all...

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