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  • Witnessing To All People

    Campus Leader, Jenifer, traveled to California for Living Waters'

    Ambassador's Academy! Here you can see her sharing the gospel 

    with Chewbacca! Your support helps CCN missionaries travel to 

    conferences where they will be strengthened in their evangelistic efforts!

    Cliff and Andre taught a CCN Crash Course at Victory Christian Life

     Center.  They taught the group how to share the gospel and basic

    apologetics.  Followed by outreach at the park.  If you are interested in 

    having your church trained up please let us know. 


    No one is too old or too young to hear the gospel! CCN missionaries

    make sure to reach every person they come across with the Good News

    of Jesus Christ. Thank you for your continued support to make this possible!


    The most wonderful news that anyone could hear is that they can 

    be forgiven of their sin, and that there is a Savior named Jesus Christ

    who makes that possible! CCN missionaries are excited to use every 

    opportunity, every tract, every conversation during our outreaches to

    redeem the time. Thank you for helping us financially, and prayerfully.

    You are the wheels that are helping to keep the vehicle of our ministry

    moving! 

  • Happy New Year

    This past year was a strange year.  We are not having issues sharing the gospel on the college campuses but if we invite people to Bible Study even if it is off the campus we are having troubles on more than one campus.  This is an odd twist on things.  Please pray for favor on all of our campuses that we can share the gospel and invite people to Bible Study.  The reason the campuses state is different on each campus but the result is the same.

    The holidays bring many events that gather people we can share the gospel with.  There are often people hanging out downtown due to the holidays.  Here is Ryan and his group that went out and shared the Biggest Question DVD.

    Our Campus Leaders are often asked to teach people how to go and share the gospel. Andre and Cliff took 6 weeks to train up a large group from a church, on how to share the gospel and defend the Christian faith. Here you can see the group just before they go out to share the gospel.

    Our Campus Leaders enjoy going to other campuses to share the gospel.  Jen went to Penn State this month and was able to handout thousands of Christmas tracts and start gospel conversations with people.


    Please continue to pray for CCN and its leaders.

  • Sharing the Gospel

    This month students went out and shared the Gospel.  Generally we go and share the gospel before Bible Study.  Here is a picture of B'jorn handing out tracts at Pitt.  He was very spirited in handing out tracts.  It is always so exciting to see students handing out tracts and being bold for the gospel. 

    Andre loves to have CCN Saturdays and share the gospel in his local town.  He is able to minister to many in his area each month.

      

    People sometimes question why we hand out tracts however I see people reading them all the time.  Here is a student that was given a tract on a college campus reading a tract given to him a few minutes before.  We have been told by Christian college students that after we are there handing out tracts that they are able to get into gospel conversations with people talking about the tracts that were handed out.

    CCN teaming with the local church to bring Good News to the snowy streets of New York City!  CCN loves the local church and supports it with outreaches, free training and new converts.

     

    Ryan loves to handout tracts as well.  Below is Ryan giving tracts to the Mascots! 

     George attended the Super Bowl outreach and shared the gospel.  Many people were receptive to hear the good news.  

    Jen  attended the Super Bowl Outreach as well.   Jen was able to get lots of conversations by asking people to be on Witness Radio.  Here is a picture of Jen witnessing to one group of people at the Super Bowl.

     

    Jen was also able to have many good conversations about the gospel with people open air.  Jen said "I love to do the good person test open air so that many people can hear the gospel.  I used pictures of famous people to draw a crowd and then take people through the good person test."   Here is Jen sharing the gospel with a group of people at the Super Bowl Outreach.

     

    If you do not know what the good person test is then here is a general outline.

    If you died today would you go to heaven or hell?  Here is a quick test.  Have you ever lied, stolen, lusted, hated or used God’s name in vain? Jesus said, “Whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” If you hate someone you have murdered them in your heart.  If you have done even one of these things, God sees you as a lying, thieving, blasphemous, adulterer and murder at heart, and the Bible warns that one day God will punish you in Hell.  Imagine if you were guilty and standing before a judge.  He said you either have to pay a million dollar fine or go to prison.  Someone that loves you runs into the courtroom and pays your fine.  You would be able to go free.  This is what Jesus did for you 2000 years ago.  You broke God’s Law and Jesus paid your fine. When Jesus died on the cross that was him taking the wrath of God in your place.  Imagine if your parent paid your fine in court.  They would tell you to never do that again.  That would be reasonable.  That is what Jesus tells us.  Repent, turn away from your sins.    Three days after Jesus died on the cross Jesus rose from the dead, defeating death.  Repent and trust Jesus, and God will remit your sins.   Then read the Bible daily and obey it. The only way to heaven is to repent and trust Jesus.

    Jen spoke at a breakfast this past month about how to show evolution is not logical.  Everyone was encouraged learning how to disprove evolution.

     

    Thank you for your partnership.

     

     

  • Born Again

    One must understand being a Christian means you have to be born again. If you are unhappy and struggling, yet saying you are a Christian, maybe you need to die to your own desires so you can live.

    “Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’” (John 3:7)

    To be a Christian you must be born again. You must die to your desires of the flesh.

    “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” (Luke 9:23)

    After a person picks up a cross, it is expected that they will not come back. When we are born again, it should not be us that comes back, but Christ.

    "And he said to all, "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." (Phil. 1:21)

    When you become a Christian, it is not about your desires; it is about life in Christ. It is a painful death to let your desires go and to put on the new man.

    “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness”” (Eph. 4:22-24)

    If we are putting on the “new man,” we are putting on the image of God. What does that image look like? What does God look like?

    God is holy, righteous and just. Jesus said “Not My will, but Yours be done.” The “yours” He was talking about the will of God the Father. The will of God is that we obey Him.

    It is not about your desires. It is not about what you want. It is about that which is holy and righteous. Those who say, “I can continue to live this way,” do not understand what it is to be born again. Are you going to be perfect after you are born again? No, but you will not be all about the desires of your flesh or at least you will be fighting them. Do you say you are a Christian? Are you fighting against your flesh or are you enjoying the pleasures of the day?

    “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

    Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

    If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.” (Gal. 5:16-25)

    As Christians we are to die to our own desires. We are now "ambassadors for Christ as if God was making an appeal through us." We are to "Go Preach the Gospel." We are to strive to be mature in Christ and "show ourselves approved." We are to "Go make disciples" because we "are fishers of men!”

    “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Col. 3:17)


  • Blessed Year of Ministry

    This past semester has been such a blessing from God. 

    A husband of a CCN student said the following:  "I am so grateful for all that you have taught my wife.  She has taught me all the things you taught her."

    One of the CCN students texted this:  "I learned a lot this semester I just hope I can remember most of it thanks!"

    The last few weeks in the Campus Leaders meetings we have been going over the book Tactics. One of the Campus Leaders is teaching this in their fellowhip as well.  We learned that when others bring up hard topics or speak untruths we should ask questions.  The book "Tactics" taught us to first ask "What did you mean by that?"  This helps us make sure that we understand what the person is saying.  If they are asking a question that is really a statement it helps us flush that out as well.  When we ask these kinds of questions we make sure that we do not challenge something a person is not saying.   We do not want to make a strawman and disprove something a person do not even believe.   It makes people define their terms so we can be clear about what they are saying.

    The second question we learned to ask is "How did you come to that conclusion"?  As Christians we often are called upon to defend our faith but we almost never make others defend what they believe.  Many of the stances that people stick to as to why they do not have a Biblical view they have not thought through.  People cannot defend their own faith and have not thought through why they do not believe Christianity.  They hear statements and just repeat them without thinking them through.  This questions gets us out of the hot seat and instead of us have to debunk whatever the other person says it makes them prove their world view.

    After we understand what a person believes and how they have come to that conclusion, hopefully we have found the flaw in their view.  We take the flaw and we add knowledge of the correct view and we ask a question to show them the flaw using their own wording of their view.

    This plan of attack is good since the person likes us since we are asking questions.  We are seen as interesting to talk to since we are interested in listening to them.  We are also in control of the conversation while not exposing what we believe until we have shown the flaw in other persons world view first.  This works very well in places like the classroom and at work where there can be a high price to pay for having a Biblical view.

    Here is a picture of students sharing their faith at CCNY in NYC.  They are interviewing students and then giving them the good person test and then sharing the gospel with the students.

    In Virginia the Students and Campus Leader got together over the Holidays to enjoy fellowship together.  They are all sporting their CCN shirts!

    December is a month to finish up teaching on the campus.  We spent time talking to the students about what they would like to learn next semester.  We came up with a plan for next semester.  We spent time working on fliers to invite students to Bible Study next semester.  We planned all of the outreaches for the Spring semester.

    CCN is very excited about this coming semester.  We will be finishing up Tactics and then we will be going over Creation Science. 

    God Bless you and thank you for your support!


  • November Praise Report

    CCN exists to train up its students to go out and share the gospel.  This month one of the Pitt students shared the gospel with another Pitt student.   The new college student at Pitt joined us at Bible Study.  He was headed home for Thanksgiving later that day and could not wait to ask his Grandmother for a Bible.  Jen asked him if he wanted one and he did and so Jen gave him a Bible.  He was so excited about joining us for Bible Study that we are going to have Bible Study the week of finals.  Pray that he reads his Bible the entire way home to Philadelphia.

    Jen finished teaching through John Frames book "Apologetics to the Glory of God."  We learned all about Presuppositional Apologetics.   The students now know how to show others that Christianity true because it resembles reality.  We learned about many different ways to show that the God of the Bible and specifically Chrisitan God is the only logical God.  The students discovered that you cannot have logic or morality outside of the Christian Worldview.  It was powerful to show the students that all other world views do not have legs to stand on.

    The NYC Campuses ministered at an abortion clinic in their area.  Here is a picture of Diane pleading with those that are going inside.

     

    The MCCC Campus went out proclaiming repentance and faith in Jesus Christ in Pottstown this month as they always do.  Here is Andre preaching the good news to people waiting at the local bus stop.

    Tim at Tidewater Community College had many great conversations on his campus about the Gospel.  

     

    Some of Tim's students came out and shared the gospel several times this month.  They helped hand out Evolution vs God DVD's as well and hand out tracts on other days.  It is so exciting to see the students going out and sharing their faith.

    We  handed out tracts at the Christmas Parade in downtown Pittsburgh.  We handed out Christmas Postcards at this parade.  The Christmas postcards were very easy to handout.  We handed out the same tract last year.  People were very excited to recieve the tract.

    Each week we are able to speak to many students about the gospel on the campuses.    This month Jen had several second conversations with people.  A young man named Ben who is a Buddhist came up to talk with Jen a second time.  Jen had talked to him about a month ago and then this past week he walked right up to Jen so they could talk some more.  It was a great second conversation.  They talked about the fact that if it was natural for people to die then why was it so upsetting that they died.  Jen explained to him that we were wired to live forever and not meant to die.  We were made in God's image.  He really understood and said that resinated with him.  Pray for Ben.

     

    Bible Study is going great in Cincinnati.  We are so excited to have Ryan teaching there.  He does www.witnesstalkradio.org during his outreaches.  It is great to be able to hear many of the conversations that he has witnessing with students. 

     

    Thank you so much for your support!

     

  • October 2014 Praise Report

    CCN students went out and shared the gospel this month.  CCN exists to send missionaries onto the campus and train up the students to go out and do the same.  Here is Bjorn handing out gospel tracts at the University of Pittsburgh.

     

     

    Here is Matt witnessing to a fellow student at Slippery Rock.

      

    Below is a picture of Jen talking to a young man named Andrew.   Jen had a long conversation about God.  He kept telling Jen that there does not need to be an absolute God because everything comes about by constant changes.  Jen tried to show him that there are absolute laws in science and that if those absolute laws came about by random chance then it would follow that those laws could change at any moment making them not laws.  He tried to show Jen that the electrons changed when they formed molecules.  Jen tried to tell him that those were governed by a law and they would do the same thing each time.  He either did not get the point or did not want to.  He heard the gospel though and enjoyed the conversation.

     

     

    Bible study is going great at MCCC.  Praise the Lord! Another great CCN life lesson. "The god of Pleasure" was a very good lesson. From left to right are Cameron, Cliff, Deana, and Christine. Also had a chance to witness to a Buddhist. Using the 10 commandments, the scriptures, and reason Cliff was able to unmask her contradictory worldview. And how the truth of the gospel makes sense. She thought the gospel made so much sense that, as Deana pointed out, she couldnt process it. She sort of left abruptly to go to class. But a seed was definetly planted. We prayed for her and hopefully by Gods grace He grants her repentance. It was good that Deana and Cameron witnessed it. To God be the glory! Go CCN!!!

     

     

    Ryan had a wonderful time at his CCN fellowship in Cinnincati.  Please continue to pray for all the CCN Fellowships. 

     

    Jake in Minnesota had a group do outreach at the abortion clinic.

      

    Jen went down to South Carolina and served infront of an abortion Clinic there at the Fall for Greenville outreach.  Jen stood by the drive way and tried to flag down cars.  Jen would talk to the women and ask them not to murder their babies.  There was a couple that was pregnant with twins that left the clinic saying they were not going to murder the babies.

     

     

    God Bless You!  CCN hopes that you have been encouraged to go out and share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others as well.

     

    I went down to the Planned Parenthood this month and had a very long converstaion with a muslim from Eygpt.  I tried to show him that Jesus had to die on the cross to pay the fine anyone that would get to heaven.  I showed him that God would be corrupt if he just would forgive people.  I also walked him through the Old Testiment to show him the progession of a sacrifice for sin being needed.  I tried to explain that there was no forgiveness of sins without the shedding of blood.  I do not think he got the point but it was a good conversation. 

    We had a wonderful day of witnessing at the Mars Apple Feast.  Many people heard the gospel.  Below is a picture of Diane sharing the gosple.

     

     

    This is a picture of Mark sharing the gospel.  He loves to use a 10 commandments  banner that I have.

      

     

     

    I went down to South Carolina and served infront of an abortion Clinic there at the Fall for Greenville outreach.  I stood by the drive way and tried to flag down cars.  I would talk to the women and ask them not to murder their babies.  There was a couple that was pregnant with twins that left the clinic saying they were not going tomurder the babies.  

     

       

    On the Campus I was able share the gospel with many people.   Below is a picture of me talking to a young man named Andrew.  Pray for him.  We were able to have a very long conversation about God.  He kept telling me that there does not need to be an absolute God because everything comes about by constant changes.  I tried to show him that there are absolute laws in science and that if those absolute laws came about by random chance then it would follow that those laws could change at any moment making them not be laws.  He tried to show me that the electrons changed when they formed molecules.  I tried to tell him that those were governed by a law and they would do the same thing each time.  He either did not get the point or did not want to.  He heard the gospel though and enjoyed the conversation.

  • New Partnership with Let Creation Sing

    CCN is excited about a new partnership with Let Creation Sing.  

    Joint Statement

    Announcing Let Creation Sing & Christian Collegian Network

    Partnership to Get Creation In College

    Hello Friends,

     

    We are excited to help train students up to be leaders in the creation science community. We are looking forward to the many avenues that the Lord will provide to those who are faithful hearers of The Word and whom have humble hearts to receive wisdom. In this we look forward to God placing students into local communities to assist local operations that they might be prepared to one day have the baton of leadership passed to their generation.

    This partnership will enable us to gain access to college campuses across the United States of America where doors are opening for students to hear The Truth of Creation and The Gospel of Jesus Christ. Whether this is through inviting speakers onto college campuses, training students through apologetics, or offering other resources such as assistance in getting creation science materials into the college campuses; we know that this is a yearning that the Lord has given us all, let us pray that He might prepare hearts to hear His Word.

    Statement from Let Creation Sing Staff

    We wanted to let you know about an exciting opportunity that the Lord has presented to our network. We have had the opportunity to partner with a college ministry that focuses on creation science, evangelism of the lost, discipleship of the saved and the complete Gospel message! The team at Christian Collegian Network is burdened with seeing Jesus Christ glorified through shining His light into this dark world that the lost might be saved and those who have professed Jesus Christ as Savior and submitted to His Lordship would grow in their relationship with Him as they are guided by His Word and sustained by His Spirit.

    Our partnership with CCN will allow students across the country to have access to service-learning opportunities through apprenticeships, internships, and volunteer opportunities from network members such as your organization. Enabling them to take what they have learned and apply it on the college campus as they share The Truth of Creation and The Gospel of Jesus Christ with their fellow students.

    There are even opportunities to help your local community get creation science onto college campuses. The team at Christian Collegian Network is always praying about where God might lead them next in their mission to reach this lost and dying generation, as well as what communities are readied with believers who desire to serve their local campuses.

    To this end, CCN has made resources available for network members to help local communities get involved in college outreach. Together we are excited to share about all the opportunities students have to serve local museums and ministries across the nation and even lead tours of secular museums with the arsenal of Biblical Truth that God can impart to them through each of us.

    Statement from CCN President Jenifer Pepling

    CCN is praising Jesus for this new partnership with The Creation Science Alliance and all the opportunities that it will create. CCN is committed to proclaiming the full truth of God’s word. We use Biblical Evangelism to easily and Biblically share the gospel. We are training up college students to be the next generation of soul winning leaders.

    The professors on the campuses use their lecterns as pulpits to preach atheism, when on campuses we hear time and again while witnessing that the students believe in evolution and thus they do not believe in God. To this end, CCN is committed to training the college students of today to share their faith with people through truths of God's Word and to build up their faith through the understanding of apologetics and creation science.
    For the glory of Christ Jesus,

    Steven Policastro
    Marianne Pike
    Network Support Staff
    Let Creation Sing

    Jenifer Pepling
    President
    Christian Collegian Network

     


  • August 2014 Praise Report

    The Students are back at school on many campuses.  We have many new students that are excited about going out and sharing their faith.  We also have many students that are back from last year.  Please pray for the students boldness for this coming semester.

    In August we had a booth at the Richland Community Days.  In the picture above, Matt a Slippery Rock Student is witnessing at the booth.  He did a great job sharing his faith.

    We were able to share the gospel to so many people at the booth.  We had many groups of young ladies that we were able to share the gospel with.

     Within one of the groups that I shared the gospel with I gave the young ladies the Good Person Test.  I asked them if they had Lied, Stolen, and they said yes to both.  Then I told them that if they hate a person they have murdered them in your heart.  I asked them if God judged them by the 10 commandments would they be innocent or guilty.  The young ladies said they would be guilty.  I asked them if they would go to hell and they said they would go to Hell and that it concerned them.  I gave them the following scenario.  If you stood before a judge and you were guilty.  The judge tells you that you have to either pay a million dollar fine or go to prison.  You are unable to pay the fine.  Someone you do not even know runs into the courtroom.  They pay the fine for you.  The judge would be a just judge and the one that paid the fine would be merciful.   If your Dad paid your fine then he would tell you not to do that again and you would think that was reasonable since he paid your fine.   That is what Jesus did for you.  At this point one of the young ladies started to cry.  I explained that Jesus lived a perfect life.  Jesus never stole, lied, hated, lusted.  Jesus never broke any of God's laws.   Jesus healed people and raised people from the dead and he allowed himself to die on the cross.  He died for the laws you broke.  You have to repent and put your faith in Jesus.  Jesus rose from the grave 3 days later showing that he was God and able to forgive sins.  500 people saw him after he rose from the grave.  They young lady cried as she heard this good news.  I told her that salvation is a free gift you can't earn it and you do not deserve it but it is a free gift and she was given a stuffed animal of her choice, a Bible and some tracts.  

    About 10 minutes later I had another young lady crying after she heard the gospel and she ran away in tears.  I had to chase her down to give her a stuffed animal and a Bible.  There was a older Christian couple standing behind her and they teared up and almost cried seeing her hear the gospel.

     

       

    CCN has Crash Course in PA this month.  Andre and Cliff did a great job teaching the church how to go out and share their faith.  They took people out afterward to go out and use what they used.   CCN offers free Evangelism Crash Courses.  We just ask that you pay for travel expenses for CCN to get to your church, printing and tract costs.  

     

    The picture above is Andre teaching on Apologetics.  

     

    Above is a picture of Cliff teaching the Evangelism Crash Course.

    For the past few months, Ryan, who is a Campus Leader in Ohio has led the congregation from Hyde Park Baptist Church through the Way of the Master Intermediate Training Course. It was 8 weeks of equipping the saints on how to share their faith biblically. Everyone enjoyed the class and feel better prepared to witness to others. Here's what some of the participants had to say:

    "Made me aware of the necessity to share the Gospel"
    "A great confidence booster"
    "Got me out of my comfort zone"
    "Lots of conviction, which was good"
    "Gave me methods and scenarios for witnessing"
    "Less afraid than before taking this course"
    "Gave me more tools"

    We praise God for such a positive response and for raising up more laborers for the harvest field! Please pray that these people would continue putting into practice what they've learned in this course.

     

         

    Tim our Campus Leader in Virginia used banner to help him get into conversations during a local outreach.

    Hundreds of people hear the gospel in a 1-2-1 fashion each month through CCN. 

    Nick and Jenifer were able to serve at "Jesus Loves Chinatown"  in New York City. We both were  team leads for a group of attendees.  I was given the opportunity to teach open air evangelism.  Nick Taught on pride in ministry.  The students loved all the new things that they learned.  They used the boards that I taught them to use during the outreaches to share the gospel so many people. It was hard to decide which pictures to show you.  Here is me teaching

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    The boards really help start great conversations.  It does not matter if you are doing open air or you are just hanging out by the boards and waiting for people to stop by and talk about the IQ tests.

    These students in the picture above are from China and only speak Mandrin.  Peter was able to take them through the good person test in their own language.  They were drawn to talk to us by the IQ test boards.  Their handler came by and dragged several away while Peter gave the gospel but 2 of them stayed to hear the entire message.  Pray that the 2 tell the others the good news of Jesus.

      

    Above you can see some young people hearing the gospel after they had taken the IQ tests.

    One of the women Diane sent me in an email after the training:  "in these past days I shared the gospel to a Polish woman who laid in a towel near my sister and I at the beach.  I would not  have found the courage to do this before the training!  I went up to her, while my sister half-jokingly told me (in one of the languages we both speak):" hey, crazy woman...what are you doing?"  I went up there...a chat was started...before I knew, she was in tears, asking me to pray for her!!"

    People are changed by going to a several day training.  Please consider signing up for Repent and Witness.  At Repent and Witness you get training to share your faith and then plenty of time out on the streets spending time sharing your faith.

    School started at Pitt and at Slippery Rock.  I have been using the boards on the campuses.  I have had so many amazing conversations on the campuses about the gospel.  The first day at PITT I was able to share the gospel with 2 young ladies from mainland China, a muslim young lady, 1 buddhist young man, I spent 45 minutes talking to a homosexual Jewish man in a blue dress.  The Jewish man did go from not believing in absolute truth to seeing absolute truth and a just God was a reasonable thing.   He did see how Jesus could be in Isaiah 53.  The conversation with the man in the Jewish man in the blue dress ended with him not wanting to be a Christian because he did not want to live forever.  I tried to explain that he was either going to live forever in hell or in heaven.  He did not understand that was not an option and walked away.  I have just been so blessed by all the 1 -2 - 1 conversations that I had this year.

      

    Thank You for your support.  We could not do all of these things without you.

     

  • July 2014 Praise Report

    CCN was asked to train up 100 youth to go out and share the gospel.  The students were encouraged and loved the teaching.  They learned why to use the law.  The students learned what the gospel is and how to share it.  They were taught some basic apologetic.  We were so grateful to serve in this way.  Below you can see Amynah and Aishah teaching the youth.

      

    Several Campus Leaders attended Jersey Fire this year.  Two of them served as team leaders during outreach.   Nick did a wonderful job as a team leader as well as with sharing the gospel via open air.

    Amynah did a wonderful job as well.  This young man heard and understood the gospel.

    We spent 3 days in NYC for Leadership Summit.   It was hard to pick which pictures to put into the newsletter, you can see more pictures here.  During 2 of the evenings and one of the mornings we went out for outreach.  Tim Jackson got to open air for the first time using IQ tests.  Tim did a wonderful job.  Here is a picture of him.

    Ryan got to proclaim the gospel in the subway to hundreds of people.  This was the first time Ryan shared this way in a subway station

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     We spent a few hours at Planned Parenthood.  We shared the gospel with many young ladies and the employees.  Here is a picture of Jen sharing the gospel.  We share the gospel first since it is the gospel that has the power to save.

    We also spent 4 days in NYC for Repent and Witness.  There were too many pictures and too many stories to share them all.  Repent and Witness Missionary trip pictures can be seen here.   

    It was so hard to pick which stories and which pictures to show you all.  Jake had a lesbian cry over her sins.  We had a gentleman who we have witnessed to for years thank us for answering his questions and being so kind to him.  We were told that he would no longer heckle us because of our kindness.  We witnessed to JW's and Mormons.  Jen talked to a gentleman named Jonathan that believed a little of everything was true.  We were able to talk to many people after open air sessions.  We gave away 8+ Bibles after open airing on the subway.  We ran out of Bibles to give out!  Jen was able to give pizza to a homeless couple and then gave them the gospel.  They told her afterward that she gave them joy and considered repenting and placing their faith in Jesus.

    Here is a picture of Jake sharing the gospel with the kids from a daycare in Battery Park.  He asked the people in charge and they said yes.  He gave a wonderful gospel presentation.  The kids really listened.  

    We had several firsts at Repent and Witness as well.  Todd did his first open air proclamation of the gospel.

    Several new people joined us in NYC this year and they all loved the event.  We invited many of the people that we witnessed to join us on Sunday morning for church in Union Square.  Several people did join us for church.  Jake witnessed to one young lady that brought her brothers to church.

    We were able to open air all weekend.  We had favor with the authorities.  We praise Jesus for that.

    We handed out hundreds of gospel tracts in Battery Park.  

    Jake asked permission to share the gospel with all the kids in a day care that was walking by.  It was a beautiful moment.  He spent about 15 minutes talking about God and the gospel with them.

    We had so many great one to one witnessing encounters.  Below Andrew from Striving for Eternity talks with people that we have been witnessing to for years and one that joined us for church.

    We shared the gospel in Central Park.  We had to pick a new location in Central Park due to a group of naked women were having their bodies painted in the park.  We did not want to tempt any of the men so we moved onto another location.  

    At the new location Jen almost had her foot run over by an angry Catholic.  Andrew talked to some devote Muslims and we proclaimed the gospel open air.  Here is a picture of Andre sharing the gospel.

    We preached in the subways.  Here is Nick sharing the gospel on the NYC subways.

    We stayed out late and shared the gospel at night.  Here is a picture of Ryan sharing the Gospel.

    Thank You so much for your support.  God Bless you.

     

  • Spiritual Warfare


    "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” - Ephesians 6:12 (NKJV) 

    When witnessing to the lost and preaching on our campuses, it is very important to remember who and what we are dealing with. Oftentimes, with our own eyes, we see human beings as the objectors against the gospel, and this is true. However, there is overarching powers that are influencing this world and are the puppet masters of this age. Even though human beings have a will, and that the Bible teaches that sinful man willingly chooses and loves to sin (John 3:19), we have to remember that our battle for souls rages on in the spiritual realm, not the physical. In other words, we may be talking and pleading and reasoning with flesh and blood when we command people to repent and put their faith in Christ, but in reality, we are also striving against invisible wickedness that governs our age. Having said all this, it would be easy at this point to talk about spiritual engagements of Satan in the world, resisting  the spirit of the age, and many other spiritual concepts by which we can engage in battle. But here, it is a strong desire of mine to expose another spiritual battle that we all are engaged in if we call ourselves believers. It is the battle with sin. 

     We have to remember that the Bible teaches that we are ultimately tempted because of our sin (James 1:14-15). While it is true that Satan, demons, and spiritual wickedness indirectly tempt us through media, philosophy, and other forms of warfare that seek to hold our mind captive, we have a personal warfare that is directly influencing us in our hearts at all times. 1 Peter 2:11 says that we should abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul. Romans 7:11 contains a Greek word “aphormē” which illustrates how sin sets up a base of operations against us because the law exposes us, and then attacks us from within leaving us guilty. Furthermore, Romans 7 goes on to reveal the war of the flesh and the Spirit in regards to the law of God and our mind. 

    So what’s the point of all this? Although we might know and understand that the unregenerate have their father as the devil (John 8:44), that false teaching is a product of demonic activity (1 Timothy 4:1), and that at times we are not just engaging lost souls, but also the spiritual wickedness that opposes us while we preach the gospel, we also must remember that we are fighting a spiritual battle within our own territory. That sin is secretly lurking within our midst in order to fight against us while we wage war against all things, which Jesus Himself was crucified and murdered for. We mustn’t overlook our lusts, our pride, our selfish ambition, and other sensual affections that may shove us out of the way from being faithful and obedient servants of Christ. 

     There is good news to this. We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us (Romans 8:37). We have the word of God, which is alive and powerful and is a sword that discerns the thoughts and intents of our heart, and by which we seek and destroy our inward, sinful desires (Hebrews 4:12). We have the Holy Spirit who illuminates, exposes, and executes our sin underneath His power as we walk in Him (Romans 8:13). And as Ephesians 6:13-18 illustrates, we have a abundant resource through God’s armor in which we can not only protect ourselves, but successfully engage and overcome the enemy from without and within. 

     While it is true that we war against spiritual wickedness, let us remember that while we are doing our Bible studies on campus, preaching in our streets, or sharing the gospel in our homes or with friends and strangers, to never ignore or neglect the war that always rages on in our members and in our mind. Let us cast down everything in our minds that seeks to exalt itself against God (2 Corinthians 10:4-5), and to remember that as obedient children not to conform to the former lusts prior to salvation (1 Peter 1:14), but be continually transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2).

  • Praise Report May 2014

    One of the pillars for CCN is Bible Study. We evangelize on the campus and invite students to Bible studies. We teach on the following subjects: evangelism, apologetics, theology, character building, ministry training. You can see more about our pillars by going here.

    Here is a picture of Campus Leader Jake in Minnesota preaching the gospel.

    Jake met up with Tom Hacker in Rochester MN. Jake had the following to say about their outreach:


    “ We handed out about 200 tracts, open air preached, and had some great one to one witnessing. Elizabeth (pictured) saw us walking by with the cross and shouted out "I love that...it is so true.” We stopped and talked with her for about 20 minutes. She turned out to be Roman Catholic and didn't understand why Jesus died on the cross, but knew that it was important. After taking her through the good test, she said that she was afraid of going to hell. I explained to her that it was good to fear God and that it is the beginning of wisdom. I then shared the good news with her. She was very grateful and took a DVD.”

    “We preached for about 2 hours near the Mayo clinic. It was very busy with hundreds of people passing by on the street. I was amazed by how many people stopped and thanked us. This is very unusual, but awesome!

    Not everyone was pleased with us though. We had one strange heckler who called himself "The Woodsman.” He claimed to be a Christian, but couldn't tolerate the Word of God. Then there was Eva. She screamed every cuss word in the book at Tom as she passed by with her stroller and 2 small children. After we finished preaching, we came across this angry woman half a block away. Tom offered her a tract, but she just yelled at him again. I then asked her why she was so angry. It turns out that she was offended by Tom's shirt that reads "Abortion is Murder.” She told me that she aborted her baby because she had been raped. She admitted that it was murder and that murder is wrong. She kept going back and forth saying that it was wrong, and then justifying it on account of the rape. It was a very heartbreaking conversation, but she did soften up to me and I prayed with her and left her with a Bible.

     

    CCN Bible Studies at Pitt and SRU finished up for the semester. We had a great semester of learning. Thank you for supporting our outreaches and teachings.


    The summer time brings many different kinds of outreaches. One of my favorite outreaches is our booths as community days. We have about 7 booths planned for the summer and fall months. I am very excited about them. The booth currently looks like this when it is set up.

    We are able to witness to many people in our local communities in a friendly manor.

    I have been going to the local abortion clinics a few days during the week. It is great to go during the week since there are no deathscorts during that time. This allows the interactions between me and the ladies going into the clinic to be more natural and less stressful. Please pray for all the people that go down there to beg for babies lives and give the gospel.

    Ryan our CCN Campus Leader in Ohio lead a team at Ohio Fire.  Here is a picture of the team that he lead.

    I was also granted the opportunity to serve as a team leader for Ohio Fire.  This is a conference run by Striving for Eternity.  I was blessed to help people grow in their own witnessing ministry.  

     

    Leah and I were blessed to be able to witness to 2 JW's.  I was worried about being in a longer conversation while I was the team lead so I handed over the conversation to Chris and then he handed over the conversation to Andrew.  They stayed around for about 2.5 hours to hear the gospel.  Please pray for ED on the left and Eric on the right.  Eric was worried about loosing salvation and I was happy to give him the true gospel and explain several passages to him.  He left knowing he had to go look up several passages again.  During the time I talked to him his eyes seemed to be opening. They left with homework.

    I was asked to get up on the box as an example of how to open air.

    Several people got up on the box for the first time at this event. The one gentleman that joined our group later even though he was not a part of my group said that if Jen can get up and do it then I can. He did a wonderful job. 

    Leah has tons of Scripture memorized and people would stop for a few seconds to listen to her recite Scripture. It was very inspiring for all of us to see just how much she memorized.

    Here you can see Amynah our CCNY Campus Leader finishing out the night with the gospel while others in our group witnessed to those passing by. Amynah helped people come out of their comfort zone at the outreach as well.

    We were able to buy tracts for the campus leaders and for Repent and Witness. We bought Bibles for the Campus Leaders to bring for the students to use during fellowship. We received a large donation that allowed us to purchase these. Thank you.

    Thank you for making CCN Ministry possible.

     


  • CCN April 2014 Update

    CCN had several DVD give aways this month.   Jen began the month with Happy Atheist Day at the University of Pittsburgh.    We handed out about 2200 EvolutionvsGod DVD's.  

    CCN had a DVD giveaway giveaway at a university in Cincinnati as well.  Here is some pictures of that giveaway.  

    Ryan spoke about Evolution and Jesus outside that day.

    We had a DVD giveaway at CCNY as well.

    Here is a picture of part of the team at CCNY

    Tim got a table at Regent University to hand out DVD's.  He went back two times to handout the DVD's.

    The second week of the month we had a DVD giveaway  at Slippery Rock.  We got to have many good conversations.

    At the end of the month we gave away most of the DVD's that we had left at Duquesne University.  It was a successful outreach.

    One week Jen went over to CMU.  We had so many great conversations.  The one young lady that Jen talked to was from India and an Ex- Catholic.  Jen walked her through some apologetics and the young lady gave the conclusions before Jen had to she understood.  Please pray for that young lady.  Jen also had a great conversation with a muslim young man that Jen believed went very well.  

    Here is a picture of Laura speaking to students at CMU.

    God Bless you and thank you for your partnership and support.

  • March 2014 Update

    Ryan, was given 6000 gospel tracts by a wonderful donor.  He got a wonderful team together to hand out tracts at the St Patrick Day Parade in Cincinnati.  

    Ryan also participated in the Biggest Question Project.  He had a team give out thousands of DVD's at a major university in Cincinnati.  

    Ryan loves witnessing to the students on campus.  Ryan uses an interview style to witness to the students.

    Amynah the Campus Leader at CCNY said lots of new and exciting things happened at CCNY this month.  For fellowship this month, students learned from The Way of the Master  basic training DVD's and were encouraged and equipped on how to effectively share the Biblical Gospel message. One student commented that she really liked the Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort's method of evangelism, and that she'd never heard the gospel shared in such an easy way. New students also unashamedly joined in for many outreaches and even helped to pass out hundreds of Living Waters' Genius DVD's. The student in the picture below is a freshman student who is bravely handing a Genius DVD to her peers!

    This month the NYC Campus Leaders had a chance to labor with their local churches, from feeding the poor, to going door to door witnessing. As those who are zealous for evangelism, it’s our desire to see our own local church catch the same fire!  We encourage the students at CCN fellowships to go to church and participate in their local churches.

    Tim our Campus Leader in Virginia witnessed to students at CHOWAN this month.  He gave out tracts and witnessed to the students.

    Jenifer Pepling witnesses at Slippery Rock alone each week so she does not have pictures from witnessing up there.  However, Jen loves talking to the students at Slippery Rock.  Jen has talked to many of the students more than 1 time.  Last week Jen talked to a young lady that she had talked to before.  The student told Jen that she watches what she says since she talked to Jen last time.   The Slippery Rock Student has been working on being a better person.  Jen told her she was very proud of her for working on repentance, but she needed to trust Jesus paid the fine for all the wrong things she had done.  Jen told the student that trusting Jesus was necessary to get into heaven.  The student told Jen that she hoped that next time she talked to Jen that Jen would be even more proud of her because she was going to trust Jesus paid her fine.  Jen invited her to Bible study again.

    Being on the campus week after week witnessing to the students is a huge blessling.  We love being on the same campus week after week and the impact we can make because we witness at the same place every week.  

    Pittsburgh Campus Leader Jen was given and handed out 9000 gospel tracts.  We handed them out at the St Patrick Day parade.  We handed them out in under 2 hours.  We got the gospel into thousands of peoples hands.  Handing out tracts at the parades is one of the easiest outreaches.  If you are ever thinking about joining us and can walk a mile or so then this is the outreach for you.  You just have to say did you get one of these 1000 times and all the tracts are given out.  

    We are able to go on the parade and just walk up the side and hand out the tracts without issues.  

    Jen went to 2 different abortion clinics this month.  Jen spent time at the one in East Liberty.  We wrote on the sidewalk with chalk.  We love doing this, because it is a witness even after you leave. 

    However sometimes right after you write with chalk on the ground the deathscorts come out with a bucket of water and a broom and undo all that you did.  Jen had more chalk so she wrote with chalk again after they undid it.  Jen did not write it in all the same locations but many of them. 

    Jen said: "The surprising thing about going to the abortion clinics is how many people I get to share the gospel with.  It is the gospel that saves and so that is the most important message I share with people.  I talked with a young man named Jamel the day that this chalk picture was taken.  I walked him through the good person test and he said that he had broken all of them.  I explained that he would end up in hell and that concerned him.  I showed him that if we were in a court of law and was guilty he would still have to pay the fine even if he confessed and promised not to do it again.  He understood why Jesus died on the cross when I went through the gospel with him.  I asked him if had a Bible at home and he did not.  I asked him if he wanted one and he did.  He walked with me to the car and got a Bible.  He walked by later in the day and thanked me and said hello."

    The picture above was taken of Jen in front of Planned Parenthood after the St Patrick day Parade in Pittsburgh.  Jen tells us this "It was in the afternoon so no one that I saw went into the clinic while I was there but there are bars on either side of the clinic and I leaned up against the tree there and handed out million dollar bills as people went by.  I was able to witness to several people.  One young man that I talked to for a long time let me know that if he was able to repent of his homosexuality that he would have a drink with me in heaven.   He heard the gospel and was not offended.  Pray he gets saved. "

     

    At Pitt we spent every Wednesday morning witnessing to students and whoever will talk to us.  We have been surprised about how many people have talked to us even though it has been cold.  We have been going to Pitt for so many years I am always surprised that there are people down there that we have not talked to.  Aunt Laura and I are probably considered part of the culture at Pitt at this point.  The seniors that graduated Pitt last year did not know life without us coming down and handing out tracts and talking to people.  Please pray for all the people that we have talked to through the years.

    Thank You so much for your support.  We could not do any of this without your support.

  • Justice

    Please watch the video below of a courageous young person who was hit by a car back in November:

    http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/03/14/college-student-making-strides-after-being-hit-by-car/

    If you are like me, you are screaming for justice. You are outraged that the cowardly driver and the two passengers refuse to own up to the accident, and the incompetent police and the rest of the justice system has failed to find a way to charge the woman who hit them. One of the things that God goes us is a sense of justice; we always want to see justice done. Bekka was hit by a car- she and her other friend who were hit have to face multiple surgeries and therapy to get back to where they were before-  and the driver was never charged. We would all like to see justice done - even from the human side many times we would like to go beyond justice into revenge.

    These stories happen thousands of times a day- people get away with murder, people con others out of millions of dollars - people lie, cheat, steal, cheat on their spouses - and seem to get away with it. Where is the justice? When will justice be done?

    I see tattoos that say 'only God can judge me" - and though most have no concept of the holy, holy, holy God who will judge them, they are right. You see, though human justice is imperfect, often tainted with thoughts of revenge and biased against the poor and downtrodden, God's Justice is perfect. This gives Christians a great deal of peace when they see injustice. It should also cast fear in the heart of everyone who has broken even one of God's commands- because God knows every thought and intent of the heart, and will judge every action, motive, and even every word that passes over your lips.

    You see, God is holy, holy, holy, and He will judge each person on the standard of good- that is- moral perfection. This means simply God will judge you based upon his standard for righteousness- His moral law. The ultimate moral law is written on each persons'  hearts; the Ten Commandments. The ninth commandment is "thou shalt not bear false witness". That means that you should not tell lies. How many lies have you spoken in your life? I do not know, neither do you, but God does. Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord (Proverbs 12:2) and each liar will be cast in the lake of fire (Revelation 21:8). Every time that you lie, you are storing up wrath (Romans 2:5) against the day of judgment. So to a holy, holy, holy and just God, your one lie is enough of an offense to cast you into Hell for all eternity. Justice would be done.

    You may say that is unjust, and that is simply because you do not understand God's holiness. God is pure and perfect, and He cannot abide even one sin in His presence. You may say God is forgiving- but many people do not know what that means. They assume it means that God can wink an eye at sin- at their sin that they love. Yes,  God forgives, but there must be a payment in place for the sin so that He can remain Holy and Just. If you were the driver in the car that hit Bekka standing before the judge, and you begged for forgiveness based on all the other good things you had done since the accident, and the judge would let you go, we would say that the judge was corrupt rather than just. Instead, if the judge said that the fine for drunk driving is thus and so, and in this case, you must pay for 100% of Bekka's care until she is back to where she was, as well as damages for pain and suffering, you would likely be satisfied with the verdict. Yet- Justice would still be done if someone else not related to the driver walked into the courtroom and paid the fine in full, and promised to pay more should the need arise. Justice would be done.

    2000 years ago, Jesus Christ was born. It is called the incarnation, because He was born of a virgin, and, having been God already for eternity, He was simply taking on flesh. He was sent on a rescue mission, to seek and to save the lost. All humans have sinned against God in thought, word, and deed. Every lie that you have told is an eternal offense against God, and you deserve the death penalty (Romans 6:23). This is true of every sin- every sin deserves the death penalty.  Jesus Christ paid that penalty on the cross, and He rose from the dead three days later demonstrating that God accepted the perfect sacrifice. You owed a debt for your sin that you could not possibly pay- and Jesus Christ paid it in full. All you must do is repent- turn from your sin, even from your self righteousness, and turn to Christ, believing on Him for the full payment for your sins. Justice and mercy met at the cross- and upon repentance Justice will be done.

    We hope and pray that Bekka will come full circle and be that bright and bubbly girl she was before the accident. We pray the scars will all go away, that her memory and speech will come back fully. The good news of the Gospel is that people broken by sin can be fully restored if they will humbly bow the knee to Jesus in repentance and faith.

    Friends, Justice will be done.

    Justice will be done when those who refuse to repent and believe the Gospel are cast into hell for all eternity to bear the full and just wrath of God for their sin.

    Justice will be done when forgiven sinners are welcomed into heaven on the merit of the finished work of Christ at the cross.

    Which camp will you be in? Will you bear the full weight of God's just judgment of you? Or will you allow Jesus to be your sin-bearer?  Either way, Justice will be done.

  • January 2014 Update

    Before the winter semester started at LCC (LaGuardia Community College),  Aishah and Nick discussed how they can encourage and galvanize the Christians on their campus, while also sharing the gospel with the unsaved. After an hour of witnessing on the campus, the Lord gave Aishah the idea to host a interfaith dialogue. An interfaith dialogue is a event in which people from different religions come and share their views on God, morality, and things pertaining to salvation.

    After a week of promotion, the interfaith dialogue had arrived. Aisha and Nick didn’t know what to expect. We wondered "Will we students come out?" "Would it be all Christians?"- All we knew is that God was going to do something, and that’s exactly what happened. Though we didn’t have a huge number of students come out, had 4 Christians and one atheist - who really was open to the things of God.

    The event was a success. A Christian was encouraged and an atheist heard the gospel. What God began that night continued the following week. Our young atheist friend returned, and our topic of discussion was none other then the gospel. We play a short clip by Paul Washer on the cross, and proceeded to talk about morality. Evidently the discussion went from the gospel to abortion. At the end of our fellowship, we gave him a 180 DVD, which is a documentary on abortion, and Evolution vs God both by evangelist Ray Comfort.

    The month is almost over, and with only 3 more weeks to go in this semester our prayer is that our atheist friend will repent and trust Christ.

    January was also a new start on both Pitt and SRU.  The Pitt fellowship was changed to be during the lunch time at this semester.  There are many good reasons to do this.   Please pray for the new fellowship time. 

    During one CCN Saturday in Pittsburgh that CCN went to Planned Parenthood we had a couple that decided to not murder their baby.  This was a very exciting day.  I went over to the Strip District afterward and met up with others who share their faith.  We talked to several people that day.

    Our CCN Leadership summit this month was so encouraging.  Many of the leaders taught at the summit.  We learned about fellowship, loving those we are ministering to, being approachable, prayer, homiletics, avoiding the down falls of pride in ministry and keeping your word.   The teaching was amazing.

    We went out witnessing during the Leadership Summit as well.  We love to go to Astor and 4th to witness  and open air evangelize in NYC.  Here are some pictures of us sharing our faith.  This is Andre our Campus Leader from MC3.

    This is Cliff sharing the gospel.

    Here is Jen sharing the gospel with some young people.

    Here is Jake sharing his faith.

    We also spent time on Wednesday morning at the Planned Parenthood in NYC in Manhattan.  We all pleaded for the lives of the innocent.  We try and go through the gospel with the women and then explain that repentance is deciding to not go into the clinics.  We pleaded for their babies lives.  Here is a picture of Aishah pleading with a women.

    I printed out tracts in Simplified Chinese for us to handout since we were staying in Chinatown in NYC.  We were able to hand out tracts to many Chinese people while in NYC.  We cannot speak Chinese but we were able to give them tracts.  This is Nick handing out Chinese tracts in Chinatown.

    Several CCN Campus Leaders were also able to attend the Super Bowl outreach this month.   Many of the people in Times Square were not taking tracts.  Jen loves to be in one to one conversations and so she decided to just walk up to people that seems to be either alone or not in a rush and ask them if she could ask them a few questions.  Then she would take them through the good person test and share the law and the gospel with them.  It was a great week.   

    Jen was able to talk to so many people during the four day Super Bowl outreach.   The gentlemen that you see me talking to below is a muslim, his name is Turk from Turkey.  She had spent 5 hours on the way to NYC listening to James White talk about witnessing to muslims.  She asked one of our friends to come over and join the conversation and then he ended up using all the things that she had learned on the way.  It was a great conversation and we gave him several presents and he even cared about the conversation so much that he came back to make sure that he had not offended us at all.  He said that he was going to look up the things that we talked with him about.  

    When several members of the team went out to eat they witnessed to the waitress.  She asked them to pray for joy for her. 

    When several members of the team went to Applebee's in Times Square and had a very fruitful time witnessing to our waitress. When she brought us our drinks, we asked her if she would like us to pray for her about anything. She asked us to pray for her happiness, which we did. Then we explained to her that happiness is good, but that we want her to have the joy of eternal life. We share the law and gospel with her. She was moved to tears and said that we made her day. She said that we were her last table of the night, so we invited her to sit with us. We spent the next hour or so, sharing with her. When we gave her a Bible, she said "I can't believe that I was given this gift at work today!" She was amazed that we cared about her so much and that Christ would die for her.   She was invited to church.  Please pray she repents and puts her faith in Jesus and goes to church.  This picture and the following was written on facebook:

    "Met the most kind hearted and down to earth people at work yesterday, #ThankYou for giving my day"Joy"#ForeverGrateful  #Blessed #YouNeverKnowWhoYouCanMeet  #TimesSquare #Happy — with Jake Larson, Amynah Diop, Andrew Rappaport and Mitchell Lebron.

    The young lady on the left is the waitress.  Please pray for her joy and salvation!

    Time Square is a great place to draw a crowd.  Jake is wonderful at drawing a crowd to preach the gospel by just sharing about God's word.  

    Jake Tells this story: "When I was preaching in Union Square, Jamie (a teenage skateboarder) asked some very good questions. He asked how we could know if the Bible was true. I then used apologetics to reason with him. Jamie expressed frustration that he was being taught absurdity in school. When I shared the law and gospel with him, he softened. When I said "Jamie, you know this is true", he didn't argue but thanked me."

    We went to one of Jen's favorite locations, Washington Square Park.  Here is Jen using Presuppositional Apologetics and she shared the law and the gospel to this group of young people.  Afterward she spent about 30 minutes talking to a young man named Neal.  After the conversation was over Neal thanked Jen for giving him the gospel and for listening to him.  He said that most people like Jen do not tend to listen and he thought better of Jen because she listened.

     

    Jen was able to talk to a man named Walter for a long time.  She gave him a big thousand dollar bill tract when he walked by and then he came back and said you got me.  It is about God.  She walked him through the good person test and explained the gospel to Walter.  He enjoyed the conversation.  He told me about how his dad died and about how badly his mom was treated when she died.  He had issues dealing with anger against those that treated his mom badly.  She explained that those people would either be punished in hell or Jesus died on the cross to pay their fine. She told him that revenge was of the Lord.  He thanked me and said that he was going to start going to church again.  He made a comment about how sweet she was to him.  Here is a picture of me talking to Walter.

    Jen's favorite conversation of the weekend was with a man named Isaac.  We were at Union Square and Jen asked a young man named Mitch to walk around and witness with her while others were preaching.  Jen witnessed to some skateboarders and another couple.  Then Jen told Mitch to start a conversation with Isaac.   Jen did not realize that this was Mitches first 1-2-1 witnessing encounter.  Isaac's first language was french and so that made Mitch nervous but he did a great job.   Isaac turned out to be a muslim from Africa.  Mitch walked him through the law then Jen gave him the gospel.  

    Isaac asked what Christianity's view was on the following.  He said that the strong kept the weak down.  Jen told him that God made men strong so that they could take care of their wives and Children.  Jen told him that God made the strong to take care of and protect and provide for the weak.  He loved that answer.  He then talked about the American wife that he had.  Jen was able to give him a Christian view of marriage, man loving his wife and Mitch was able to give the mans view.  He liked what we had to say.  Mitch is a local in NYC and was able to invite Isaac to his church.  Pray that he goes to church.  Isaac said  "I think I could become a Christian."  Pray for Isaac.  It was so exciting to talk to him.  He really understood and agreed.

    Below is a picture of Mitch and Jenifer witnessing to Isaac.

    Thank You so much for your support.


  • December 2013 Update

    This Fall semester at CCNY has been God-glorifying!  CCN students were able to share the gospel with many students on campus during weekly outreaches, and they were able to give away free gospel tracts and books. Additionally, many professors and faculty members at the City College of New York were encouraged by CCN students as well, and invited them for lunch to celebrate a great semester. The students cannot wait until the Spring semester starts, to continue serving God!

    The last 30 days we have handed out over 10,200 tracts. We gave out many of them at the Macy's Christmas Parade in Pittsburgh.  Those watching the parade loved the tracts.  They were Christmas postcards with the gospel on them.

    The tracts were easy to give out.  We said Merry Christmas to everyone.

    They normally said Merry Christmas back to us.

    The students at Slippery Rock I believe loved the Christmas Postcards the most.  Almost all of the students I have the tracts to take them and said Merry Christmas back.

    At Pitt we were able to talk to several students while handing out tracts.  This young lady is a Christian and she asked for a few extra postcards so that she could send them to her family that is not Christians.  Pray for all the non Christians that got these tracts.

    A Slippery Rock students found the tracts easy to handout as well.  We were able to talk to this young man outside even after he finished his cigarette.  It was about 8 degrees outside.  When we first started talking to him he said he was an agnostic. Before the end of the conversation he said that he could believe in a God that died on the cross to pay his fine for his sin if he repented and trusted Jesus. He just did not want to call himself a Christian and go to Church.  I would say it was a step forward.

    We went down to the Strip District and Planned Parenthood to witness as well this month.  We spent a lot of the time praying for people after we witnessed to them.  We watched the one couple that we witnessed to at Planned Parenthood pass by the clinic.  They stopped and argued in front of the clinic but they did not go in.  They paused and the boyfriend walked back to the clinic and then walked back to the women.  The women left and did not go in.  I do not know if they really were going to go in but they heard the gospel and the women seemed to understand the gospel before she walked away from us.

    In December most Campus Leaders plan out the next semester.   CCN has two new campus leaders. 

    Jen gave a talk on evangelism on the second Saturday of the month.  The teaching went very well.

    We also had our annual outreach at First Night.  We spent several hours handing out tracts and witnessing.  Several groups of people heard the gospel 1 to 1.  The New Years Eve event is always a festive atmosphere in which to share the gospel.  We were excited to share the love of Christ at this event.  Below is a picture of the crowds during the parade on New Years Eve.

    All of this would not be possible without support.  Thank You for your prayers and your support.

  • November 2013 Update

    This month one of the CCN Outreahes included feeding the hungry.  What a beautiful way to show our faith through works as well as sharing the gospel.  Praise Jesus that we are given these opportunities to give glory to Jesus.  We partnered up with Manhattan Bible church to reach the community of Inwood and Washington Heights feeding the homeless and sharing the gospel one to one.

    At CCNY they have been able to have outreach inside of a building.  They have been using the IQ test banner at CCNY.  Most people really get a kick out of the IQ questions.  It allows the conversation to start out with a few laughs and humor.  It also allows the students to see that they do not have all the answers and they could be wrong about somethings.

    In November  at Pitt and SRU, we learned about giving our personal testimony.  We talked about the importance of the students testimonies including the law, judgement, the reason Jesus died on the cross, repentance and faith.  The students were very excited to use what they learned.  They decided that they would write out their own testimonies and share them with the other students after they got back from Thanksgiving Break.  We are all very excited to listen to the students testimonies.  We all have people that we love that have not realized that when they stand before God they will be guilty if they ever broke one of the 10 commandments and would end up in hell.  No one has ever explained to them that Jesus died on the cross to pay their fine and rose from the grave 3 days later. They need to repent and trust Jesus paid it all.  

    We were able to talk to lots of people this month.  We pulled out the IQ test banner and used it at Pitt as well.  We did lots of witnessing 1-2-1 like we always do but it was fun to use the IQ test board.

    We spend lots of time handing out tracts and trying to get people to talk about the gospel with us.

    This month I started witnessing to a muslim student on the way to Bible Study Fellowship.  We walked together across half the campus while I went over the gospel with him.  When I got to the elevator to go up to fellowship he ask where we were going.  I told him that I was going to teach Bible Study.  He followed me and sat down for Bible Study.  I spent 2 hours walking him through the Bible and showing him Jesus in the different books of the Bible.  It was good because 1/2 through our conversation the students showed up and they got to see me use all the theology that we had been going over the past several weeks.  It was a wonderful conversation.  Please pray for this young man.

    At the NYC outreach we had a great time sharing the gospel with so many interesting people.  Please pray for everyone that heard the gospel at our CCN Saturday Outreaches.

     

    We also had new people join us this month.  We love to put chalk down on the sidewalk so that we have a witness there even when we are not around.  Elizabeth wrote some wonderful things on the sidewalk.  

    We had outreach in the Strip District in Pittsburgh.  We witnessed to several people but the picture of the encounter below is the one I am praying the hardest for.  Please pray for this gentleman to repent and put his faith in Jesus.  His family is Christian.  He does not believe but he heard the gospel and after his conversation with Diane he wanted the name of the good church.  Please pray for him.

    The picture below is of a student who has Christian friends and he heard and understood the gospel for the first time when I went over it with him.  He said it was very good news and understood why his friends would go to Bible study.  I gave him information about the CCN Bible Study.  Please pray for him.

    God Bless you and Thank You for your support and prayers.  I would not be able to go out and share the gospel on the campuses without your support and partnership.

  • October Update

    CCN members enjoyed the Biblical Relationships retreat this past weekend.  There were many wonderful teachings at the retreat.  All the students and Campus Leaders felt refreshed and challenged going back home.  We learned about conflict resolution, boundaries in friendships, dating with a purpose and dating your spouse when you are married.  Because we are CCN we went out witnessing each night after the retreat.  You can see many pictures of the retreat here.

    This is a picture of a crowd that was gathered in Times Square.  Chiz (Our discipleship leader) was proclaiming the Gospel (in the black, on the right)

    We also took one morning to go to the Margaret Sanger NYC Planned Parenthood murder mill. We were so happy that we were able to convince  one young lady to turn away from the clinic that morning.  We talked to her for about 30 minutes and then walked her down to the subway.  She was giving lots of information about where she could get other kinds of help.

    At the clinic, we open air evangelized, handed out tracts, and spoke to the women to see if we could talk them out of murdering their babies. Another tool we used was chalk:  we wrote on the sidewalks leading up to the clinic.   We wrote messages like "A FETUS IS A BABY", "CHOOSE LOVE and CHOOSE LIFE", "DO NOT MURDER", "WHEN IS IT OK TO MURDER A BABY IN A MOTHERS WOMB? NEVER".  We did this so that when we are not at the clinic we still have a presence.

    Campus leaders continue to build disciples on their campuses using great teachings and other methods.  Here is a picture of Andre teaching at MCCC.  He was teaching on how to get to the gospel when talking with unbelievers.  This is always an important lesson for all of us to learn.  We need to be friendly, use humor, ask questions and always carry gospel tracts with us.


    We like to meet in public places so that other students will see us and want to join in the Bible Study.  Here is a picture of Nick teaching on the Bible in the cafeteria.

    On the campuses we spend a good deal of time witnessing to students.  We even witness to students that say that the are Christians.  Often times the students that claim to be Christians have never really heard the good news of Jesus and are so grateful to finally understand.    Here is one of our Assistant Campus Leaders Aishah witnessing at LCC.


    The students enjoy the fellowship each month with other Christian students.  We are all about teaching the Bible and witnessing but it is good to eat with each other and enjoy fellowship.  Here is a picture of students enjoying fellowship at CCNY.


    Thank You so much for supporting CCN.  To God be the glory!


  • Be Yourself in Ministry

    Be yourself in ministry.  We live in a social media of likes and shares.  We need to not be worrying about those likes and shares and we need to be about God.  Let your ministry be an outpouring of your love for Jesus.  Your teaching and your outreach should just be an extension of who you are.  

    Dig deep in the word and pour your heart out to Jesus.  Who do you have a heart for?  What people do you have a heart for?  Pray for those people and decide the best way to share the gospel with those people.  Then go out and share the gospel with them.  If that way does not work then try another way.  Give people the gospel and love on people, give tracts to people, have Bible studies.  

    Should you open air evangelize?  Should you hand out tracts? Should you go to a homeless shelter and give the gospel to people while they are eating?  Should you go to the mall and witness to people at the mall? 

    God has given us compassion for specific people.  God has given me a love for college students, that they would be saved.  I try different things every year to try and get them to listen.  I pray my methods  reach the lost.  I know that only God can save them by turning their hearts and minds.  When I witness it is done in love with patience and teaching but I will keep trying to reach the lost.

    I had a love for the students at the University of Pittsburgh.  I went and tried to do as many 1-2-1's with the students for a long time.  Then I worried that I was not witnessing to enough of them, so I had a period that I just handed out thousands of tracts.  I had a period that people were not taking the tracts so I open air evangelized.

    I realized that I wanted to have a Bible study that I could invite people I had witnessed to.  I wanted to train up the college students to talk to the students around them about their need for Jesus.  That is why I am at CCN.  I have a love for the college students and I try all that I can to teach them about their need for Jesus and explain what Jesus did for them.  I want them to know that they need to repent and what repentance looks like.  I go onto the campus and plead with them to trust Jesus and the Bible and repent.

    I pray that your focus is not what others think, nor what others think you should or should not do but, giving the Glory to God.  Dig deep in the word and go tell those God has given you a heart for about Jesus.

  • Update Sept 2013

    It's September and CCN is in full swing on the campuses.  Topics taught included "Hell's Best Kept Secret", "Sinfulness of Mankind", "Attributes of God" and "Priorities".  We also showed a movie about evolution and discussed several key claims it presented.

    CCN just loves to go to other campuses and preach the gospel.  Our Director of Discipleship took a trip to Chicago to preach the gospel and tell people at Moody Bible College and University of Illinois Chicago about CCN.  They were encouraged by seeing Christians share their faith.  Pray that they are encouraged to start a CCN in Chicago.  This is a photo of CCN preaching at UIC.

    MCCC did a great job during outreaches this past month.  They were blessed with many opportunities to witness.  Campus Leader Andre loves to share the gospel and does a great job of teaching his students as well.  

      

    In New York we led several outreaches.  Roberto gives the gospel during a Saturday outreach in Manhattan.

    We even had a few firsts this month.  First a young man named Sam proclaimed the gospel while open air preaching at Pitt 2 weeks ago.  He had been praying to do this for a few months and was encouraged to do it for the first time this month.

    Next a young man named Dylan decided to join us for outreach at Pitt this month.  He was encouraged to share his faith.  He handed out tracts and talked to people about Jesus.  He said that he was encouraged to share his faith. This is a picture of Dylan handing out tracts.

    We have also been focusing on witnessing "1 to 1" at Pitt and SRU this month.  We witnessed to an average of 20 people per week at SRU, and had multiple quick Gospel conversations (and several lengthy ones) at the University of Pittsburgh. Laura witnessed to a man going to seminary to be a Catholic Priest who claimed the Bible is not the word of God and that traditions are just as important as the Word.  We asked him if after confessing his sins in the morning followed by a day of sinning and then dying in the evening, would he would go to heaven, he said he did not know.  I pray God saves him so he can have hope.  Please pray he reads all the tracts and information we gave him and that they will be used to open his eyes.  Here is a picture of the conversation.

      We were able to have several 30 minute conversations during our Saturday outreaches in the heart of Pittsburgh's Strip District. Diane witnessed to a retired doctor.  Pray that he repents and puts his faith in Jesus.  He wanted to go to a coffee shop and talk longer.  He talked to Diane for a very long time about God.

    The Campus Leaders got together and created a new gospel tract this month.  We're really enjoying handing these out on all the Campuses.

    Finally we like to say "Thank you!" to all of our donors.  This ministry would not be possible without you.   We are grateful to God and you for partnering with CCN.



  • Update August 2013

    August was full of God honoring ministry.   The Leadership Summit was successful, the Campus Leaders met the new Leadership of CCN.  We talked about the Vision of CCN: to evangelize the lost and disciple the found.  We are going to train up the next generation of soul winning leaders.  Every one of the Campus Leaders was greatly encouraged by the direction.  We made changes to the way CCN will be run.  Campus Leaders now have more control over what happens on their own campuses, and they are being provided additional support for the cost of tracts and other materials they regularly need on the Campuses.

    Repent and Witness, which is 4 days and 4 nights of witnessing went great.  We handouted tracts and open air evangelize and witness 1 -2 -1.  We went to places like Union Square, Washington Square, Times Square and Central Park.  We preached in each location and we even preached on the subway system while going from 1 location to another.  Here is a picture of our Repent and Witness missionaries.

    I enjoyed sharing the gospel with large crowds in Washington Square.

    We had church outside on Sunday and we had some of out hecklers from Saturday join us for the service.  We has several people that open air preached this week as well.  We often use trivia and IQ tests to gather a crowd to share the gospel.

    We preached at the Statton Island Fairy and thousands of people get to hear the gospel.

    If you want to see more pictures go here.

    CCN had a booth at the PineRichland Community Days.  It was cool that we were able to talk to people that we had talked to the year before.  Everyone who stopped by went through the gospel and got a teddy bear, a tract and a Bible (if they wanted one).  I got a letter from the township thanking us for participating in the event.  It is a great day when you can share the gospel and get asked to come back and do it next year.

    CCN taught an Evangelism Crash Course in Philidelphia.  We meet the young lady that asked us to do it at an outreach.  She was so encouraged by our outreach that she contacted us to do a Crash Course.   The students learned so much and they went out and shared the gospel after the Crash Course.

    Here is a testimony about the Crash Course from Amynah a Campus Leader:

    "Last year, at an outreach in Philly, I handed a girl a gospel tract and proceeded to share the gospel with her, little did I know the girl was already saved. In fact, she was the leader of a youth group at her local church. A year later, the same girl went on the CCN website, which was located at the bottom of the tract I gave her and she requested to host a CCN Crash Course at her church for her youth group (which consists of mostly 13-15 year old). After five hours of evangelism training, we took the entire group out to a local area to share the gospel and it was amazing! The students instantly engaged into conversations with many different people and passed out many gospel tracts. A young boy even said he wanted to do it again next Saturday. It's amazing seeing the fruit that can come from one simple gospel tract a year later."


    The following week CCN took a team down to the Planned Parenthood.  This was the first time down there for some and the second time for others.  Some of the team had does this for years.  We ended up driving a young lady home from downtown who was having issues.  We talked to many people before they went in.  We pray that some of those people that were going into make an appointment decided not to have an abortion.

    The Fall Semester is about to begin.  Please Pray for all the Campus Leaders.

    Thank You so much for your support.  The CCN Team would not be able to do all of these things without your support.



  • Truth

    So many people today seem to be looking for the truth. They are looking for it in the halls of education, from the government, from the media, even from religion. Many people really do not want to hear the truth, because the truth hurts, and it may or not fit what you choose to believe. However, The truth is the truth, no matter what you may believe.  The truth is found in God’s Word, the Bible, and If you are brave, you should take the time to examine yourself by God’s truth.

    The truth about mankind is this: Mankind is dead in trespasses and sins (Ephesians 2:1-3) and, in our natural state, in rebellion against God (Galatians 5:19-21). The truth is that sin has conquered the entire Human race (Romans 3:9-20, 23) and the wages or payment for sin is death (Romans 6:23). Sin, by definition, is anything that does not conform to the holy character of God as expressed in his moral law.

    Take a moment to examine yourself in the mirror of God’s law.

    1. You shall have no other gods before Me Have you always loved the God of the Bible more than anyone or anything else?

    2. You shall not make yourself an idol. Have you worshiped a false god like Allah (the moon god of Islam)? Followed the vain philosophies of Buddha, Krishna, or Oprah? Believed that you are saved through good works like attending a specific church or a temple? Have you ever said that God forgives everybody, or that God would never send anybody to hell? Then you have made an idol, a god that you feel comfortable with. That is idolatry, just like worshiping a statue.

    3. You shall not take God’s name in vain. Have you ever used God’s holy Name as a cuss word- like ‘oh my G-d’ or ‘G-d damn’ Have you called yourself a Christian and behaved like a child of the devil? Then you have used God’s name in vain. Matthew 12:36-37 warns that God will hold you accountable for every careless word you speak.

    4.Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy. Many people take a day off to honor themselves with no thought of the God that gave them life. Sunday is just another day of pleasure or relaxation or kid’s sports with no thought of God.

    5. Honor your father and mother. God has warned us that a sign of a depraved and sinful mind is the dishonoring of parents (Romans 1:28-32)

    6. You shall not murder. Just because you have not killed anybody does not let you off the hook. God knows the thoughts and intents of your heart. God considers hatred to be as murder (1 John 3:15)

    7. You shall not commit adultery. Even if you have never had sex with another person’s spouse, you can be guilty. Remember, God sees the heart. He sees viewing pornography, fornication (sex before marriage) and other forms of sexual desire as adultery (See Matthew 5:27, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10)

    8.You shall not steal. Have you ever stolen anything? Time from your employer? Made Illegal copies of movies, software, or music? Answers off a test? If you have you are a thief in the eyes of God.

    9. You shall not lie. The average person tells 4 lies per day. Thats 88,000 lies in a lifetime. In God’s eyes, one lie makes you a liar. And God hates lying lips (Proverbs 12:22)

    10. You shall not covet. The whole world economic system is based upon wanting something more or better than what you have. This is the lust of the eyes, and it is condemned by God.

    How is that for truth? Not what you wanted to hear, I imagine.

    But here is something worse, and far more terrible. The truth about God is this: He is a holy and righteous judge, angry with the wicked every day. (Psalm 7:11) Your sins are piling up before him, and you are storing up wrath for the day of judgment (Romans 2:5-6) when He will render to each one according to his works. He has promised that the wage or payment for sin is death (Romans 6:23).

    Imagine this: the wrath of a holy, righteous, eternal God abiding on you (John 3:36). His wrath and anger is pointed right at you (Psalm 7:12) and on the day that you die you will be judged (Hebrews 9:27).

    Judgment means eternity in the lake of fire (Revelation 21:8) It is a fearful things to fall into the hands of the living God (Hebrews 10:31).

    Are you a bit concerned or fearful about this truth? Good! it should concern you and frighten you that you are living in rebellion against a holy God who will judge you for that rebellion. You deserve death for the very first sin that you commit against God. But God is rich in mercy (Ephesians 2:5) and it is his kindness that ought to lead you to repentance (Romans 2:4). The evidence of his kindness is that he sent forth his One and Only Son Jesus Christ to pay the penalty for your sins.

    The truth about Jesus Christ is that He is fully God (John 1:1) who was made flesh (John 1:14, Galatians 4:4) and dwelt among us. He came for the purpose of seeking and saving that which was lost (Luke 19:10). As a human being, He was temped in every way such as we are, but without sin (Hebrews 4:15). So that He could die for that sin as a substitute for us. But He did more than that; he suffered the wrath of God on our behalf on the cross (2 Corinthians 5:21). God poured out his eternal wrath on Jesus for your sin. Jesus could withstand it only because he was fully God. Jesus suffered as he walked this earth, was punished brutally by the Romans, hung on a cross to die, suffered the wrath of God for sin while on that cross, paying the penalty for your sin (Hebrews 2:17, 13:12). God resurrected Him on the third day, and He is at the right hand of the Father as proof that God accepted His sacrifice on our behalf (Hebrews 7:26-28, 8:1).

    As you have read this truth, you may be asking yourself what must I do? (Acts 2:37-38). The Bible is clear: You must repent (change of mind followed by a change of direction) of your sins and place your trust in Christ. Look at it this way: You are now walking in your own direction, in sin and rebellion against God. You now realize that this way ends in death. You must change your mind about your self (I am a sinner, in rebellion against God) then about God (God is holy, righteous, just, and merciful) and choose His Way- (John 14:6)-Jesus Christ. In repenting, you no longer trust your way, you trust alone in Jesus Christ for your salvation from sins. In doing so, His shed blood atones for your sins- past, present, and future. You are made righteous in His sight, and can now walk according to His ways, bearing fruit for Him (Galatians 5:22) If you are able to do this by faith, then by the power of the Holy Spirit, you are born again (John 3:3) have passed from death to life, and are a new creation in Christ (Ephesians 2:10, 2 Corinthians 5:17).

    It is the Gospel truth, the best news ever.

    Can you handle the Truth?

  • CCN Leadership Change


    This is to inform you that major changes in the leadership of CCN have taken place as follows:

    1. Three (3) new independent members have been elected to the Board of Directors: Raymond Wier, Gary Taylor & Michael Holligan effective June 2, 2013

    2. Sean Lacon has resigned from the Board of Directors and is longer associated with CCN

    3. Tiffany Gelpi has resigned her position as President of CCN and is no longer associated with CCN

    4. Jonathan Barba has resigned from CCN also

    5. The new Board of Directors is committed to retaining the CCN mission unchanged while revising or eliminating certain past practices and policies

    6. The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Jenifer Pepling as the new CCN President effective immediately. 

    Jenifer has been an active member of CCN for 3 years and is currently Campus Leader at University of Pittsburgh & Slippery Rock University. She will retain Campus Leader position at these institutions until such time as replacement leader(s) are appointed by her.

     We seek your continued participation & partnership to serve our Lord through revitalization of this ministry which we pray will continue to bear fruit in fulfilling the Great Commission on college campuses. Partners in 

    His Service, 

    Raymond WierChairman, Board of Directors

  • CCN's Interviewed as a Guest on the Living Water's Show "On The Box&




    Tony Miano, Host of Living Waters Ministry's live call-in show, On The Box, interviews Jonathan Barba, CCN's Mentor over the Campus Leaders around the US. On The Box is a show focused on answering your questions about biblical evangelism, hosted by Ray Comfort of The Way of the Master and the Living Waters team. 

  • "Men and The Gospel: Assembly & Outreach": A Unique Men's Event

    Men and the Gospel: Assembly &Outreach

    CHANGE Collegian Network is a ministry that is about putting actions to words and feet to the Great Commission (Mark 16:15). In keeping with this biblical mindset, CCN now presents its first men's only event, entitled Men and The Gospel: Assembly & Outreach, which follows up our recent first annual women's retreat, Issues of the Heart

    What makes this conference unique is the call. Men and The Gospel is a call for young Christian men worldwide to pursue maturity and to take their place as spiritual warriors, contending for the truth biblically, unabashedly, intentionally, and without compromise. 

    Along with the command to pursue a holy, Christ-centered lifestyle, men will be challenged to become contenders for the faith and not slip into the mindset of today's western culture - a culture that encourages men to keep their faith and convictions to themselves while quietly tolerating every anti-biblical ideology. At the same time, the event is designed to allow men to have the freedom express themselves, talk about real issues that affect men, and receive prayer.

    While the Bible and the gospel of Jesus Christ are being challenged with great force both intellectually and physically all over the world, and especially on the college campus, will there be godly men to boldly contend for and proclaim truth? Will God raise up a generation of Daniels, John the Baptists, and Pauls, who are willing to lay down their life for the faith as Christ laid down his life for the church? 

    Men and The Gospel is an intimate gathering that calls this generation of men to pick up these spiritual weapons and fight like a man. 

    For more information, contact Jonathan Barba at jonathan@changeyourcampus.net.

    Learn more about Men and the Gospel: Assembly & Outreach>>>


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