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We ended the year with a pancake breakfast and celebration of what God has done. Many of our people gave testimonies of God’s working in their life and shared the blessings of being a part of the Body at CCC.
As a church, we celebrated:
– Over 20 people that came to Christ
– 7 people taking their next step of Baptism
– 18 people that took the step of Church membership
– A 33% attendance increase over the year
– Many, many people stepped up to make a difference by serving others in ministry both in the church and outside the church at things like our Second Saturday opportunities.
– Over half of our weekly attenders are studying God’s Word in LifeGroups
– And, the church adjusted to a crazy new Lead Pastor!

We are blessed! I cannot wait to see how God leads us in 2013 to love Him, and to love others by helping people take next steps towards Him!

We also showed this video last Sunday of our year-in-review as a church.

Don’t make resolutions… make life changes!

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I know, it may be a matter of just wording to some, but the idea is this:

Every year people make resolutions to “do better” in areas of life. They are well-intentioned and certainly heart-felt.

It may be:

  • losing weight
  • being better organized
  • reconnecting with friends or family
  • doing better financially

Those things are all great. In fact, I have made some of those same resolutions. But until I actually did something about any area of resolution, they were at best empty words.

We even do the same in our spiritual life. We will:

  • “Live more” for God
  • Spend more time reading the Bible and in prayer
  • Reach out more to people
  • You fill in the blank

Nothing happens by good intentions. It takes action. Action YOU decide to take.

J Oswald Sanders said,

“We are at this moment as close to God as we really choose to be.”

The truth is this: until you actually DO something to change, nothing will happen. You can wish for it all you want, but YOU have to make the decision to take a step: to wake up earlier to read and pray, to step out and serve other people, to be more generous with your time and money.

The question is not “can you?” – but “will you?”

Here are a few ideas and resources to start:

  • Find a church, start attending and get plugged in
  • Bible reading plans: http://www.youversion.com/reading-plans
  • Join a Bible Study group: (for all my peeps at Christ Community Church, go here: http://wp.me/P2x6el-49 )
  • Schedule time to go and serve together as a family (your church probably has a few things you could do!)

Whatever it is, make a life change! Decide to DO something and then take action on it! Change your life… starting today!

The Big 13!

Jason Petermann  —  December 7, 2012 — Leave a comment

Cannot believe Jenna is 13 today! Love this girl!

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So today is my oldest child’s birthday! I am proud of who she has become. She is a great wife and mother to her family. It is pretty amazing to watch your children grow up to have and raise children of their own! Jordan, I hope you have a great day today! I love you!

23 Years!

Jason Petermann  —  June 17, 2012 — Leave a comment

Been married to this girl for 23 years today! She is my best friend and the joy of my life! Happy Anniversary Jennifer! I love you!

Let your wife be a fountain of blessing for you.

Rejoice in the wife of your youth.

                                                                                                                 – Proverbs 5:18