January 26, 2018 –January 28, 2018
We warmly invite you to join us for the CFC Winter Retreat, a time when we can meet with the Lord in prayer and through His Word. It will be held Jan. 26-28th (Fri-Sun), concluding with Lord’s Day Services at the regularly scheduled locations. The location will be the iHotel and Conference Center (1900 S. 1st St., Champaign) on Friday and Saturday.
Pastor Greg Brown
earned his MA in religion and MA in teaching from Trinity International University, a MRE from Liberty University, and a PhD in theology from Louisiana Baptist University. He has served over twelve years in pastoral ministry, and currently serves as chaplain and visiting professor at Handong Global University, pastor at Handong International Congregation, and as a Navy Reserve chaplain. He also is the author of the Bible Teacher’s Guide series, an Amazon Best Seller.
Pastor Greg Brown will be speaking Friday night, Saturday morning, Saturday seminar, Saturday evening, and both Sunday services.
Seminar: God’s Battle Plan for Purity: Strategies for Victory against Sexual Temptation
The battle for purity in society is raging, and unfortunately, many are captives or severely losing. David lost this battle as he committed adultery with Bathsheba. Solomon lost it as he had 1,000 wives and concubines to fulfill his lust. If we are going to win this battle, we must be strategic and disciplined. Winning is important to protect our lives, our families, our churches, and most importantly to honor our God.
How can we win the battle for purity? In 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5, Paul commands believers to avoid sexual immorality and to learn to control their bodies in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the Gentiles, who do not know God. It is the believers’ relationship to God that encourages them to remain pure in a world that promotes and glorifies sex. In Scripture, God gives a Battle Plan for Purity with strategies for victory against sexual temptation. Let’s study them together, so we can walk in victory and help others walk in victory as well.
Pastor Jay Manguba
Jay currently serves at Living Hope Church in Elk Grove Village, IL as the Executive Pastor and has been serving since 2010 after deciding to leave a twelve-year career in corporate America to pursue a call to ministry. He graduated from Moody Theological Seminary and his passions include developing leaders, challenging Christ-followers to live with authenticity and helping the unchurched to know Jesus. Jay loves discovering new restaurants and enjoys watching and playing all sports.
Pastor Jay Manguba will be giving a seminar on Saturday afternoon.
Seminar: Work as Worship
It’s easy to separate the “secular” from the “sacred” and to compartmentalizing our worship to thirty minutes of singing on a given Sunday. In Work as Worship we will explore the Bible to establish a good Theology of Work and approach our work with a
fresh attitude and with more intentionality. Whether you are a working professional or a student who will be working in the future, establishing a solid foundation will be important since most of our waking hours will be spent at work.
Friday (I Hotel)
7:00pm Worship (Pastor Greg Brown)
Saturday (I Hotel)
9:30am – Morning Worship (Pastor Greg Brown)
12:30pm – Lunch/ Small Group Discussion
2:00pm – Old School Praise
3:00pm – Seminars (Pastor Greg Brown and Pastor Jay Manguba)
4:15pm – Open Prayer Time / Rest
5:30pm – Dinner / Small Group Discussion
7:00pm – Evening Worship (Pastor Greg Brown)
Sunday (see Worship Schedule)
9:30am – Lord’s Day Service (Pastor Greg Brown)
12:30pm – Lord’s Day Service (Pastor Greg Brown)
Winter Retreat Prayer Meetings
In order to prepare for the upcoming Winter Retreat, we will be holding prayer meetings to pray for various topics and to get our hearts ready to be blessed. These prayer meetings will be held on Monday through Wednesday nights from Jan. 15-17th and January 22-24th from 9:30-10:30pm each night. All of the prayer meetings will be at the Community United Church of Christ.