New Year Edition Commentary



We welcome....your visit through the Trumpet Blast to the resources and services of Contemporary Christian Ministries (CCM).  2017-18 is the first year of the launching of the "Expressions of Jesus" format and organization.  

With a 32 year history of ministry, CCM (Contemporary Christian Ministries) is a community of dedicated disciples, now called to work together by "Growing IN Christ".  Inspired over the years, CCM has expressed Jesus in contemporary culture.  Responding initially by proclaiming Jesus Christ through contemporary worship, praise, teaching, prayer and healing ministries, CCM is now expanding its calling in support of 19 specific expressions of the ministry of Jesus.  During the next four years (2017-2021) all of the expressions will be initiated.    As you are led, we invite you to explore our website and join us in delivering services and servant leadership opportunities.  As we "Grow IN Christ", God will use the CCM community to express the life, mission, message and ministry of Jesus within our contemporary culture.  


Network - We have approximately 1200 individuals who participate and utilize our services, activities, scheduled events, internet communications and services of CCM.  CCM is self supporting from love offerings at our events and various contributions.  We are a missionary ministry of the Community of Christ and are administered by a Leadership Team appointed by the Community of Christ.

Shared Leadership - Guided by a CCM Leadership Team, leadership is formed around, praying over, studying and implementing services.  Coordinators, implementation teams and volunteers develop and execute each of the Expressions.  

Expressions -  CCM community functions through 19 areas identified as "Expressions of Jesus".  As a  translation of the ministry of Christ to our contemporary culture, each Expression establishes specific marketing and strategies for the delivery of its services.  Led by the Spirit, each area is directed of a Coordinator (s) with the support of an Expression Team develops the  knowledge, services and experiences for the Expression.    The Expressions, focusing on five areas of encounter with God*, complements the mission initiatives of the Community of Christ.      


1)  INVITATION - in order  to invite people to Christ (Evangelism, Small Groups, Pathway to Baptism and Living Kingdom Lives).

2)  HEALING AND FREEDOM - in order to abolish poverty, end suffering, establish justice and peace on earth (Wholeness, Shepherding/Reconciliation, Communty Outreach).

3)  DISCIPLESHIP - in order to develop disciples to serve (Children and Youth, Spiritual Growth, Teaching and Study, Servant Leadership, and Living the Word in Community)

4)  PRESENCE - in order to experience new life in Christ (Praise and worship, Prayer, Evangelists on Call)

5)  COMMUNITY - in order to live and experience communities in mission (Celebration/Encounters, Media/communications/project support, Ambassador Services, Servant Support)

Events - Hope to see you at our events with your friends:    Current calendar


Enjoy  Growing in Christ together as you explore the website and participate in our offerings of service.  May God share His Grace with as you continute your journey of life.

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For more information write to: or call/ leave message on our CCM Communications center at 847-772-4494. Sign up for a personal tour of our Website (approximately 45 minutes).