Join the Family!

I once believed that I was called to be a missionary, and even went to Guyanna and Brazil with a missionary.  That is where I met my beautiful wife, but thats another story.  I was hungry to see practical, real, concrete, life changing Christianity that made a difference and I had not seen that in the local churches I had attended, so I though I must be called to missions instead of the local church.  I thank God that I found just that sort of ministry at Christ's Church and that is why I support this ministry!  Lets get real together as a people and change our city, county and state through the Kingdom of God!

  • followed Join 2012-05-27 12:55:23 -0500

    Connect to Christ's Church!

    Sign up with Christ's Church website!  This is a great way to stay informed, be connected, and spread the word about what God is doing at Christ's Church!  We would like to encourage you to link your social network accounts and tell others about our great site. If you would a Pastor to give you a call, just make sure to include your phone number and click the circle requesting a call!  Looking forward to getting to know you!

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  • published Leaderboard 2014-11-03 19:35:40 -0600

    Who Shares the Most!

    Top 5 The Top Inviters at Christ's Church
    Jason Capers 1
    5 recruited rsvps
    John Windham 2
    2 recruited rsvps
    Charlotte Grayson 3
    1 recruited rsvps

  • published Habit of Devotion 2012-07-26 21:46:53 -0500

    Start the Habit of Devotion in your life today!

    The Habit of Devotion Reading Plan

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  • published Life Group Sign up 2012-05-19 18:29:01 -0500

    Life Group Sign up

    Get into the Habit of Friendship!  Life Groups are an excellent way to make friends and become discipled.  In fact this is the way that the new testament church spread throughout the world.  They met in homes and discussed the teachings of Christ with their friends and family.  In general Christ's Church Life Groups follow the format of 20 minutes of light food and fun fellowship.  Then 20 minutes of teaching done by Bishop Hanchey on DVD, and then 20 minutes of group discussion with prayer at the end.  Bishop is doing fantastic series of teachings that you can only get in Life Groups, so what are you waiting for sign up today, and we will give you a call with who is meeting in your area!

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  • published Addiction Recovery in Ministries 2012-05-07 09:06:41 -0500

    Addiction Recovery

    Jesus came that we might have life more abundant. An integral part of Christ’s ministry was delivering those oppressed by sin and every kind of evil. Not only can Jesus heal sickness of the body, but he can break the chains of sin. No matter how terrible a situation is, it is never without hope. Although there is power to be delivered from every kind of addiction and bondage, there is a price to be paid. The first step toward deliverance is repentance from sin and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. The second step is to submit your life to following him and developing the habits that will sustain a life of freedom and joy. Dying to Live is a ministry that will enable the development and sustainability of a lifelong walk with the Lord in total freedom.

    Dying to Live offers classes that meet on Mondays and Thursdays that include the 12 steps, anger management, personal growth, marriage and many more.   Each participant will be assigned a sponsor that will help in the process of forming healthy relationships that are foundational for living a delivered lifestyle.

    Find out more at www.dyingtolive.tv


  • published Youth in Ministries 2012-05-07 09:01:39 -0500

    Youth

    The name 180 Student Ministries comes from the need for a change of direction in the current generation of young people today.  Bullying, drugs, casual sex, and the poverty mentality is destroying our youth. Jesus Christ gives young people the reason to change their direction and the power to answer the challenges we are facing today.     


    180 reaches young people ranging from middle school to college through radical prayer, evangelism, and discipleship.

    The vision of 180 is focused on our schools and our communities.  Our plan is to start 180 Student Ministry Clubs in all of the schools in Laurel and Jones County. As student based service clubs we hope to work with and support teachers and administrators to mold our generation for the future.

    Our mission is to reach all of the young people of our area with the gospel of Jesus Christ and to see them delivered at the Cross and discipled into their God given destinies.


    Visit 180.com to find out more.


  • published Kids in Ministries 2012-05-07 09:01:04 -0500

    Kids

    Kids in Action is the children’s ministry of Christ’s Church of Laurel. Our vision is to provide a safe, fun atmosphere where solid biblical truths are presented and children can experience the love and freedom found through a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ.

    Kids in Action Zone services consist of a high-energy corporate service followed by “life groups” divided by grade. In the small-group setting, children can connect with other kids their own age to discuss and learn how to apply the truths taught in the Kids in Action service. We also offer Kids in Action Encounter retreats, family activities, and other Kids in Action events several times throughout the year.


  • published Nursery in Ministries 2012-05-07 08:51:40 -0500

    Nursery

    Christ's Church nursery and preschool exist with the same goals and heart as Christ's Church. We want to minister to children while they are in our care and present the message of the Gospel to them at a young age. As a child grows in our nursery, we want to focus on the foundations of faith, which will last them a lifetime.  As each child moves from class to class within our nursery and preschool, they will be nurtured, provided boundaries, taught the Word of God, and given an opportunity to respond to the message they have heard.


    We are a “well” nursery.  This means that we proactively look for signs of illness before allowing children into our classrooms.  Anyone who works within our nursery has undergone a background check.


  • published Pastoral Staff in What we believe 2012-05-04 08:42:19 -0500

  • published What we believe in Our Story 2012-05-04 08:36:00 -0500

  • published Our Story in Service Times 2012-05-04 08:30:00 -0500

  • published Ministries 2012-05-04 08:21:07 -0500

  • published Service Times in New Here 2012-05-04 08:18:00 -0500

  • published Meet Bishop in New Here 2012-05-04 08:07:09 -0500

  • published Devotion Content 2012-05-03 08:59:47 -0500

    Devotion

    Moving to the Next Level

    Jesus “grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man” (Luke 2:52 NIV). Once you have connected in relationship within the church, it is time for you to grow!

    Making friends and growing in God’s plan for your life are essential.  We have a growth track to help you develop to your full potential and fulfill God’s magnificent plan for your life as well as make great new friends. The early church held classes and services where people learned doctrine: “And they continued steadfastly in the apostle’s doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers” (Acts 2:42 NKJV).

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      Attend the Journey class faithfully for all ten weeks and begin friendships to last a lifetime. This beginning, elementary study of God’s Word will teach you the basics of what it means to be a believer, to be baptized, and even to share your faith. At the halfway point of this course, you and your new friends in the class will participate in a Freedom Weekend retreat together. It will be one of the greatest spiritual experiences of your entire life! The final class will be our partnership class, where you will have an opportunity to officially commit yourself to being part of our congregation, and our pastoral team will pray over you and your family for your next level of growth in the Lord!
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      Begin the Discovery classes (1, 2, and 3), our advanced Bible training for those who want more! (We recommend you complete the Journey class prior to starting the Discovery course). In Discovery 1, you’ll learn about the Word of God, faith, prayer, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and God’s design for the family. In Discovery 2, you’ll learn about having vision for your life, spiritual warfare, evangelism, and praise and worship. In Discovery 3, you’ll study the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the anointing, deliverance, and mentoring, among other topics. We hope you will join us for these powerful classes!
    • Information about both the Journey and Discovery classes is available at the Christ’s Church Life booth or by calling any of the following contacts:

    Contact: Christ’s Church Office  601-649-8040


    Encounter Retreats

    What is an Encounter?

    We believe that the first step in becoming a disciple is to be “free indeed.” Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31-32 NIV).

    An Encounter Retreat is a weekend short course in freedom - freedom from habits, bondages, bitterness, wrong thoughts, and past mistakes. At the Encounter, the Lord will set you free through the power of the cross.


    Who will be there?

    Each Encounter is led by the senior ministry of Christ’s Church with a group of trained assistants. Encounters are currently held for adults as well as 180 Student Ministries, with Kids in Action encounters planned to start soon.


    Where is the Encounter Retreat held?

    Most Christ’s Church Encounters are now held at Paul B. Johnson state park on the shores of Geiger Lake. Participants will be informed in advance concerning the exact location for their specific retreat.


    What is the schedule for the Encounter?

    Encounters generally run from a Friday evening until noon the following Sunday. Participants arrive at the designated retreat location by 6:00 p.m. Friday for registration, room assignments (if applicable), and the opening session and activities. Sessions continue throughout Saturday until around 6:00 p.m.  Participants return home Saturday night and the final sessions are held Sunday morning at Christ’s Church beginning at 9:15 and end with the Sunday message.  


    Do you ever have Couples Encounters?

    Yes! Each Couples Encounter follows the same schedule as our other Encounters though the teaching is different.  Couples Encounters will be announced as they are scheduled.


    Participants are advised in advance as to the exact itinerary of their retreat.


    How do I get ready to go?

    You can call our office at 601-649-8040, or go by the Guest Information booth in the lobby at Christ’s Church.


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  • published Next Steps in New Here? 2012-02-21 09:38:36 -0600

  • published Grow in Get Connected 2012-02-15 17:00:08 -0600

    Grow

    Moving to the Next Level

    Jesus “grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man” (Luke 2:52 NIV). Once you have connected in relationship within the church, it is time for you to grow!

    Making friends and growing in God’s plan for your life are essential.  We have a growth track to help you develop to your full potential and fulfill God’s magnificent plan for your life as well as make great new friends. The early church held classes and services where people learned doctrine: “And they continued steadfastly in the apostle’s doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers” (Acts 2:42 NKJV).

    • Attend the Journey class faithfully for all ten weeks and begin friendships to last a lifetime. This beginning, elementary study of God’s Word will teach you the basics of what it means to be a believer, to be baptized, and even to share your faith. At the halfway point of this course, you and your new friends in the class will participate in a Freedom Weekend retreat together. It will be one of the greatest spiritual experiences of your entire life! The final class will be our partnership class, where you will have an opportunity to officially commit yourself to being part of our congregation, and our pastoral team will pray over you and your family for your next level of growth in the Lord!
    • Begin the Discovery classes (1, 2, and 3), our advanced Bible training for those who want more! (We recommend you complete the Journey class prior to starting the Discovery course). In Discovery 1, you’ll learn about the Word of God, faith, prayer, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and God’s design for the family. In Discovery 2, you’ll learn about having vision for your life, spiritual warfare, evangelism, and praise and worship. In Discovery 3, you’ll study the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the anointing, deliverance, and mentoring, among other topics. We hope you will join us for these powerful classes!
    • Information about both the Journey and Discovery classes is available at the Christ’s Church Life booth or by calling any of the following contacts:

    Contact:  Christ’s Church Office  601-649-8040

    Encounter Retreats

    What is an Encounter?

    We believe that the first step in becoming a disciple is to be “free indeed.” Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31-32 NIV).

    An Encounter Retreat is a weekend short course in freedom - freedom from habits, bondages, bitterness, wrong thoughts, and past mistakes. At the Encounter, the Lord will set you free through the power of the cross.


    Who will be there?

    Each Encounter is led by the senior ministry of Christ’s Church with a group of trained assistants. Encounters are currently held for adults as well as 180 Student Ministries, with Kids in Action encounters planned to start soon.


    Where is the Encounter Retreat held?

    Most Christ’s Church Encounters are now held at Paul B. Johnson state park on the shores of Geiger Lake. Participants will be informed in advance concerning the exact location for their specific retreat.


    What is the schedule for the Encounter?

    Encounters generally run from a Friday evening until noon the following Sunday. Participants arrive at the designated retreat location by 6:00 p.m. Friday for registration, room assignments (if applicable), and the opening session and activities. Sessions continue throughout Saturday until around 6:00 p.m.  Participants return home Saturday night and the final sessions are held Sunday morning at Christ’s Church beginning at 9:15 and end with the Sunday message.  


    Do you ever have Couples Encounters?

    Yes! Each Couples Encounter follows the same schedule as our other Encounters though the teaching is different.  Couples Encounters will be announced as they are scheduled.


    Participants are advised in advance as to the exact itinerary of their retreat.


    How do I get ready to go?

    You can call our office at 601-649-8040, or go by the Guest Information booth in the lobby at Christ’s Church.

    Sign up

  • published Connect in Get Connected 2012-02-15 16:57:11 -0600

    Connect

    Find a Life-Group (B-Group)

    Connect to a Community

    The small-group ministry at Christ’s Church of Laurel is taking off in 2012.  As Christ’s Church grows this is the unique way God has provided for us to help pastor our members through small groups meeting in the Laurel and Jones county area.  Led by a mature and trained believers, these groups meet weekly in homes, and provide friendships, fun, and spiritual growth.


    The weekly small-group meetings include relevant teachings in which the Word of God is shared in a simple and practical way. The groups also serve an evangelistic purpose, since members are encouraged to bring lost friends and relatives with them to the meetings. In the small-group format, members find an intimate setting where they can grow in their relationships with both God and other people.


    The goal of the small groups is to help each member grow to his or her fullest potential in Christ. Many are sharing life together and small groups have blessed their lives and enriched their relationships. The bottom line is that small groups are all about life and community as they become the eyes, ears, mouth, and hands of Jesus.


    If you have never attended a small group and need help in finding one, call 601-649-8040 or fill out the form below.

    Sign up

  • followed Home 2014-01-12 16:37:52 -0600

    Welcome Home

    Christ's Church is the place for you to belong, get involved, and make some real friends!  We are a community of believers who love and support one another.  You don't have to be perfect to be here!  We are all working to take on the habits of Christ's Church, and that means so much more than just being a church on 2nd Avenue.  We, as believers today, are the church that Christ built.  We belong to Him, and because we are the latest generation of New Testament disciples, it is our desire to have the same habits that His church had in the book of Acts.  Come join us, and together we can make Devotion, Friendship, and Giving part of our everyday lives as we grow in Christ together.  


Jason Capers

Jason Capers

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Christ's Church is an exciting & growing multi-racial church in Laurel, MS where Spirit and Truth are sweetly blended. This is a healing place! Your invited!