KCC Happenings - Kentwood Community Church

february 2015
this week we are talking about …
Real Story | I had a very unhealthy marriage, ended up getting a divorce, then
TNT | taking new territory
Just over the next horizon … an adventure
made many bad decisions and developed bad habits that grew out of deep hurt.
When I heard about Celebrate Recovery at KCC, I jumped into it with both feet. I signed
up for a step study and did the work faithfully. It was the best decision of my life! As I
worked through the program and surrounded myself with positive, godly influences,
my old habits began to fall away. I started dealing with hurts and disappointments
that I didn’t even know I had. Each day is exciting because God reveals another area
that I have hidden that He wants to touch. It was so painful to relive those hurts but
the freedom that follows is completely worth it. I now know that I do not need to be
perfect to have a full and complete life nor do I need the approval or love of people to
deem my life valuable. I know in the depths of my being that I am valuable because
I belong to Christ and He truly is more than enough for me. I know I am NEVER, EVER
alone. God is always with me and He WAS always with me through every storm, every
fight, every late night—He was there. Now I have life-long friends who know all my
weaknesses and love me in ways that move me towards God and not farther from
Him. I am spiritually and emotionally more healthy than ever before because God
brought me to Celebrate Recovery to work through the pain and the lies that I had
allowed to control my life.
is waiting. The call to “take new territory”
Real People | Real Love | Real Life
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will be unique for each of us. God may not
call everyone to lead the charge, but He
calls all of us to join it. Courage is required,
but God will be with you in what He calls
you to do. Get ready. The time for Taking
New Territory is now!
Miss last week? Listen or watch online!
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current happenings
Community Bible Experience
Community Job Fair
Discover KCC
Be sure to participate in the Community Bible
Experience for the whole family—enjoy a simple meal
(see suggested donation on-line) in the Gym, 5:30
to 6:15 p.m. and then join us for worship, listening,
learning and discussing together in small table
groups. Programming for kids age three through
high school is available and childcare for kids two
and under is FREE! Join us Wednesdays, February 18
through April 1, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Worship Center at
either campus. Day one of the Reading Plan begins,
Monday, February 9. For more details on materials and
registration, please visit our website under Awaken.
The job fair is FREE and open to the community.
Candidates of all ages, experience levels and industries
are encouraged to attend. Companies will be looking
to fill full-time and part-time positions. Please come
prepared with several copies of your résumé and dress
for success on Wednesday, February 11, 9:00 a.m. to
noon at the Wyoming Campus. For more information,
contact our Wyoming Campus.
Wondering how to best get connected? Join us for
the next DISCOVER KCC, a brief introduction to the
church and an opportunity to ask your questions and
get personal interaction with KCC pastors and staff.
Happening February 14/15, immediately following
all services in room 202-KC or in the main lobby-WC.
Ready to take the plunge?
Jesus set the example for us for baptism as an
outward sign of our inward commitment to seek first
His will for our lives. If you would like to learn more
about being baptized, join us Sunday, February 15, at
9:15 a.m. in room 202-KC. Contact Kimari at ext. 513
or [email protected] for details.
REAL Sisters Fellowship Night
This is a diverse group of women who gather for fun
and fellowship on one Friday evening each month
to create deeper relationships with Christ and each
other. Join us for our next fellowship night on Friday,
February 13, at 7:00 p.m. at the Kentwood Campus.
Upcoming Events
Interested in knowing about some unique offerings
we have coming up at KCC? Be sure to check out
our events page on our website!
the vision of kentwoodcommunitychurch |
VISION | We aspire to REACH all people, ENGAGE the community,
AWAKEN spiritual growth and LAUNCH everyone into service.
ONE CHUR CH | T W O LO C AT I O N S || R eal People | R eal Love | R eal Life
U N A I G L E S I A | D O S LU G A R E S || G ente R eal | Amor R eal | Vida R eal
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Each of you should give what you have decided
in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under
compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Grow God’s Kingdom ...
cheerfully GIVE today!
different options to give:
REACH all people | ENGAGE the community
LAUNCH everyone into service
Women’s Step Study
First Impressions | Kentwood Campus
(‘glo-kel\adj: global missions + local missions) Join
us on Sunday, February 22, at 12:30 p.m. in room
121-KC for a missions experience with ethnic
flavor and learn more about missions at KCC. If
the thought of a mission trip or serving locally has
crossed your mind, or even if you are just curious,
the Glocal Encounter is your first step in missions.
Attendance at a Glocal Encounter also qualifies you
for KCC trip subsidies to help with costs for mission
trips. Limited seating is available. Contact Kim at
ext. 531 or [email protected] no later than
February 20 to register or for more information.
Celebrate Recovery is starting a Step Study open to
all women Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., February 12
through October 29, at the Kentwood Campus in
room 125. What is a Step Study? We use 12 steps to
recovery; we sort out our thinking; we assess hurts,
habits and hang ups in order to discover God’s
truth; we allow time to build a relationship with
God. Contact Sharon at [email protected]
for more information.
Your friendly smile and handshake are wanted! KCC
CENTRAL, USHERS and GREETERS are all positions
that could use you. For more information, please
contact Kimari at [email protected] or ext. 513.
AMISTAD | Hispanic Ministry Event
KCC Hispanic Ministry hosts this celebration of
friendship on Saturday, February 28, at 6:00 p.m. in
groundzero. This is a free event for the whole family
including live music food and fun. Experience how
God’s love overcomes all barriers.
Families in Support | Foster Care
You don’t have to walk the foster care parenting
journey alone! Parents, please join us on the first
Tuesday of each month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at KCC’s
Wyoming Campus. Open to all foster families:
domestic, refugee and foster to adopt. NEW! Child
care and pizza will be provided for families who
RSVP! Contact Stacey for more information or to
RSVP at [email protected]
Celebrate Recovery
Connect with new friends who will help encourage
you! Don’t let your hurts, hang-ups and habits keep
you from becoming who Christ planned for you to
be. You can change from the inside out! Mondays
at 7:00 p.m., groundzero. No registration needed,
childcare provided!
Resident Housing
KCC is working to raise up the next generation of
church leaders through the “Pastoral Residency
Program”. We have residents coming from many
different places who are in need of housing. This
is a great way to invest in someone preparing
for ministry. If you have an extra room and are
interested in housing a resident, please fill out an
application online or contact Ronda at ext. 506 or
[email protected]
KCC has many opportunities for you to serve! Check
out our volunteer page on our website and find a
good “fit” for you!
employment opportunity
Administrative Assistant - Explore & Grow
Christian Learning Center is currently seeking a parttime Administrative Assistant. The primary function
of this position is to assist in office responsibilities.
This person must have a general knowledge of
computer skills, state requirements for childcare
centers and excellent communication skills. A
person with a degree in Early Childhood Education
or related field is preferred, but not necessary.
Please send résumé by Monday, February
13, for consideration to: KCC, Attn: Explore
& Grow, 1200 60th Street SE, Kentwood, MI,
49508 or to [email protected] For
a more detailed job description, please go to
our website.
AWAKEN spiritual growthReady to Take the Plunge?
Cultivate Essentials | Now Enrolling
Cultivate Experience
The first step in the Cultivate leadership development
training is Essentials, which provides a basic set of
leadership tools. The six-month course examines
biblical leadership examples, applies personality
assessments, identifies spiritual gifts, explores the
participant’s life purpose and grows the ability to
build and manage a team. Other than the Kick-off
Breakfast on Saturday, February 21, classes meet one
Tuesday a month from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. See the full
schedule on our website.
Cultivate Experience, KCC’s internship program, offers
university students a valuable opportunity to work in
a religious sector, non-profit environment. Because
of KCC’s vibrant history of serving the community
for 35 years, these internships enrich the lives (and
résumés!) of those who carry them out. KCC currently
has a new fleet of hard working interns joining us for
the spring semester. Nine students from Cornerstone,
Aquinas, Calvin, Kendall College of Art and Design,
Davenport and Grace Bible College are all gaining
valuable experience by joining the KCC team! Please
be praying for these students as they serve and learn!
Real Help for Deep Hurt: GriefShare is a video
series and support group for people grieving the
loss of someone close. This 13-week class includes
a video session, workbook and group discussion.
The DVD series features Christian experts on grief
and recovery from a biblical perspective. The cost
is $20. Join us on Mondays through April 13, 6:00 to
8:00 p.m. For more information or to register, please
contact Kimari at [email protected]
Financial Peace University
A life-changing program that demonstrates how to
make wise decisions with your money. Through video
teaching, class discussions and interactive small group
activities, you’ll be empowered with practical skills and
confidence needed to achieve your financial goals and
experience true financial peace! Cost for materials $100.
Scholarships available. Thursday, February 5, is the last
opportunity to join this session! It will run through
March 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wyoming Campus.
Approaching the Altar
This five-week class is for engaged or pre-engaged
couples. Come learn about the dynamics of married
life in a casual, fun atmosphere and meet other couples
at your same stage of life. Required class for those who
wish to be married by a KCC pastor. Mondays, March
2 through 30, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., room 121, $40 per
couple. To register or for more information, contact
Kimari at ext. 513 or at [email protected]
Kentwood Community Church
1200 60th Street, SE | Kentwood, MI 49508 | 616.455.1740 || 2950 Clyde Park Ave. | Wyoming, MI 49509 | 616.827.3267
Heart of KCC | Wyoming Campus
Join us as we unpack KCC’s vision and ministry by
explaining who we are, why we do what we do and
how you can find your place to belong. Whether you
are just exploring KCC or you are pursuing membership
(required for membership), this class is for you. Heart
of KCC is taught by a team of KCC pastors who look
forward to getting to know you better. Saturday,
March 28, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Atrium-WC. A light
lunch will be provided. No child care available.
Want to know more or register for any
of our upcoming groups or classes?
Details on meeting dates, times and locations are
available online or at any KCC Central. For additional
information on Discipleship Classes or Life Groups,
contact Sandy at [email protected]