Brian Jobe

Best Gift to Jesus

This year all of us here at Compass Christian Church have the opportunity to bring our best gift to Jesus.

Brian Jobe

Hurricane Harvey

Because of our desire to respond with Christ-like love and compassion to this great need, our CCC Elders have approved that 50% of our regular offerings from this weekend services on September 2-3 be given to IDES in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Roger Storms

What a Ride!

This coming weekend Nancy and I will complete our 29 years of leadership—31.5 years, if you count our youth pastor days from 1976-1978—at Compass Christian Church (CCC), formerly First Christian, then Chandler Christian Church.

Roger Storms

Time Goes by Fast!

This next weekend, I will share my final message as the senior pastor. As we are running this Amazin(G)Race, I have a few thoughts on how Compass Christian can run faithfully, faster, and more successfully in the next 29 years as we have in the last 29.

Brian Jobe

Break the Rules

We begin a new sermon series this coming weekend called Break the Rules that will lead us all the way to Easter weekend. Now, we are not talking about the old adage “rules were made to be broken.” Instead, we will be addressing the idea that every society and culture has some unwritten, and sometimes even unspoken, rules that make some people insiders and keep others outside the walls of fellowship.

Larry Daily

Experiencing the Blessings of Life Change

My first time of serving in a church was when a good friend asked me to join with him to help teach a first, second, and third grade combined Sunday school class. I really didn’t want to do it, but he kept hounding me until I conceded to help. I was blessed more than I could have imagined by serving in this way. That act of service was the beginning that led me to stretch and grow as never before, eventually leading me to become a missionary in England and later a pastor. The point being we never know where God is going to lead us when we begin serving in the Body of Christ.

Tim Hofmann

Your Account at the Bank of Relationship

Depending on when you read this it is probably either Valentine’s Day or right after—Happy Valentines! Having said that, Valentine’s Day is a secular holiday and does not have its origins in the Bible. Nevertheless, the intent of this day is to express your love to that special someone. Expressing love is a theme of the Bible, not just on February 14th, but all year ‘round. In John 13 Paul tells us to “love one another” so that “everyone will know you are my disciples.” Your marriage is the perfect place to demonstrate your love. Do you show your love in your marriage in a way that “everyone will know..?”

Peter Miele

Super Day

Could the game on Sunday have been any more exciting? I sat with two Patriots fans who deep into the third quarter were filled with despair. But what a finish! Not only a turn-around, but a come-from-behind to tie by the end of the game and a touchdown in sudden death to win! As we enter this season of Advance 2017, I wonder what kind of finish we’ll have?

Brian Jobe

New Sermon Series: Advance 2017

Any great accomplishment of note can partially be attributed to those who have come before. In our new sermon series called Advance 2017, we will begin by taking a look back, an Instant Replay, then take a moment to Pause and thank God. Next, we will talk current vision and how we might Remix what is great with something new. Finally, we will push Fast Forward and dream about what God might do over the next five years.

Matt Agnew

Something Old, Something New

This past week our country inaugurated a new president, our 45th. The Bible tells us to pray for our leaders. I Timothy 2:2 commands that “petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people–for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” No matter what your opinion is about our new president, we are all still honored to live in a country where we have the freedom to express our opinions safely.

Danny Hughes

Make Disciples

“Make disciples” is the mandate of the Great Commission. It was the heartbeat of Jesus’ ministry. One of the very first things that Jesus did in ministry was to call His disciples. He started with Peter and Andrew, then James and John (Matthew 4:18–22; Mark 1:16–20). The scripture that we know as the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18–20) instructs us to make disciples for Jesus, followers from every nation, every culture, and every walk of life on planet earth.

Larry Daily

Doing Life Together in 2017

New Life Groups are starting the week of January 22 and this is a great time to commit to starting something meaningful in the New Year. Life Groups provide an opportunity to make new friends in the Lord and makes a large church seem smaller as you get to know others in a deeper way. I encourage you to find others at Chandler Christian Church to “do life together” with by getting involved in a fellowship, which we call Life Groups. It will change your life forever!

Brian Jobe

PRAYer Sermon Series

Prayer! I couldn’t think of a more powerful or appropriate sermon series to start the year! We need to lean in to the Father and grow in our relationship with Jesus this year, and it all starts with prayer. I’m not just speaking of prayer in the general sense. Our series is called PRAY-ER: One Who Prays. If we are going to go to the next level in anything we hope to do in 2017, it must start with prayer! And that starts with each one of us becoming a PRAY-ER!

The Jobe Family

A Special Message from Pastor Brian

Well, it has been an incredible 2016 for Chandler Christian Church. God has been at work in some amazing ways! For one, my family feels incredibly blessed to be called by God to serve alongside each of you here at Chandler Christian Church.

Roger Storms

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

This week we celebrate Christmas with eight inspirational Christmas Eve candlelight services and one Christmas day service that are the highlight of the year! On a personal note, this will be my last Christmas Eve service as the Senior Pastor of CCC because of my retirement in May 2017. We’ve celebrated 28 Christmas Eves together and, my, how the services have changed! We’ve gone from one to eight services, from simple to multimedia, from one venue to three.

Matt Myers

All I Want for Christmas is Joy

In the Gospel of Luke in Chapter 2, the angel said that Christmas would bring “great joy for all people.” But too often we see the opposite. Instead of bringing great joy, Christmas brings “great stress.” So, if we are to believe the angel about the joy of Christmas, instead of getting caught in the stress of it all, what makes the news of Christmas so good? Here are three reasons I’m focusing on this Christmas that show why Christ-followers can celebrate Jesus’ birth.

Roger Storms and Brian Jobe

One Church. Two Campuses

That’s right! If you haven’t heard already, Chandler Christian Church (CCC) and Christian Church of Casa Grande have agreed to come together under the leadership umbrella of CCC in a merger. Thus we are “One Church. Two Campuses.”

Tim Hofmann

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Smartphones and Internet Safety

Many parents are rightly concerned about how to protect their children from all the potential evils that come with the digital age. In just a few short years we have had an explosion of electronic connectedness that potentially give our children access to online dangers like never before. Parents have a clear responsibility to protect and train their children (Matthew 19:13-14, Proverbs 22:6).

Jeff Hinson

My Final Farewell Blog

Wow! It has been an amazing 12 years here at Chandler Christian Church. As we announced a few weeks ago, God has called my family to Southern Heights Christian Church in Lebanon, Missouri where I have accepted the position of Senior Pastor. This church has been amazing to my family and me over the past 12 years and we thank you.

Roger Storms

Entrusted: What Will He Find You Doing?

From the very beginning of time God has enTRUSTed mankind with the riches of heaven. Every breath, heartbeat, meal, job, and our family is enTRUSTed to us as a gift from God. All God asks of us is to be faithful in using these gifts. The word for this is stewardship. What will God, the Giver, find us doing with His enTRUSTed riches?

Roger Storms

SuperStart!

SuperStart! is a high-energy weekend event where students can learn and grow in their relationships with friends, leaders and most importantly God.

Danny Hughes

Gowns of Love

Wow! It is so exciting to see the great response to the Gowns of Love collection drive! So far there have been over 100 wedding dresses donated. The Seams of Love team takes the donated wedding and formal dresses and remakes them into infant-sized gowns, blankets, and keepsake satchels to give to families who have lost an baby. The abundance of donated dresses means we need a lot of volunteers to serve in the Seams of Love ministry which will transform the dresses into Gowns of Love.

Jeff Hinson

Intentional Living

The debate of whether Christians should let their kids trick-or-treat has been going on for a long time. Should we participate in an activity that started out as a pagan holiday? My answer is a resounding “YES.” Now, I am not an advocate of letting your kids dress in inappropriate costumes, but I love the opportunity to see people in our community. You see, society has given us a built in reason to meet new people. We can use this activity to invite them to church, strike up a conversation, or connect in a different way.

Roger Storms

God in a Box

Remember the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark? In my opinion it was the best of the Indiana Jones series. It was filled with action, good and bad guys, and unbelievable (and I mean really unbelievable) action! But the focal point of the movie was the Ark of the Covenant. Remember how beautiful it was?

Matt Myers

God’s Armor

In our series on Daniel, we’ve been focusing on how to remain faithful in a seemingly faithless culture. How did Daniel do it? How did his friends do it? I’m reminded of a great Scripture from Ephesians 6 which tells us to put on the armor of God.

Peter Miele

Authentic Faith

As we go through the sermon series Behind Enemy Lines, I wonder if I have the same kind of faith that Daniel and his friends displayed in the book of Daniel. Life in America hasn’t been like Babylon—we haven’t had to bow to the golden image or face a fiery furnace. Yet how we handle the small things will help us to determine how we will handle the big things.

Danny Hughes

Pure, Undefiled Religion

What is pure, undefiled religion? It is religion with no ulterior motives. It is honorable … it has a single focus on what is pure and right; not what’s in it for me, but what is the right thing to do. And that’s what makes Christianity different.

Tim Hofmann

Is It Just Me or Is the World Going Crazy?

Maybe I’m watching too much news, but it feels like the world is like a train about to run out of control. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Jesus told us in John 16:33 that “in this world you will have trouble.”

Roger Storms

Behind Enemy Lines

Things are changing fast in our culture, country and world. Things once thought unthinkable are now acceptable. We see today a world that considers biblical standards irrelevant, out-of-date and to be ignored. It’s almost like we are living behind enemy lines.

Larry Daily

Looking Forward to Needed Change

We are just finishing a very practical sermon series, Snapshots of a Healthy Family. We have been hearing many God inspired and thought provoking things that parents need to put into practice. As we make changes in these areas of our lives, we will see and reap the blessings that God wanted for us all along.

Matt Agnew

Slow Down

This is the time of year for new beginnings. I’ve recently read many stories online about families dropping their children off at college to “fly” on their own and thought about the Nicole Nordeman song, “Slow Down.” No matter how old your children are and no matter which stage of life you may be in, you can relate to her lyrics.

Matt Myers

Michael Phelps’ Quest for Purpose

Even though there are still seven days left of the 2016 Rio Olympics, Michael Phelps has already cemented his place as one of the greatest Olympic athletes of all-time with an astonishing total of 23 gold medals!

Jeff Hinson

It’s Never Too Late!

This past weekend we heard about God’s plan of unwavering commitment. I know that many want this level of commitment in their lives but haven’t been practicing it in their relationships.

Danny Hughes

Volunteer to Serve Our Schools

There’s a tagline we say all the time here at CCC: Love God, Love People, and Share Jesus. The 2016 School Supply Drive was a great example of how we love people. I have received many emails and cards from teachers and students over the last week, all thanking the people of Chandler Christian Church for your kind and thoughtful gifts. What a great, loving response to this need in our community! But, there’s more that we can do in service to the local schools. Here’s a list of service opportunities in schools right here in Chandler!

Roger Storms

Snapshots of a Healthy Family

Creating and maintaining a healthy family isn’t complicated. If God is your priority, His principles of life provide through His Word provide the pattern.

Matt Johnson

Filtered Snapshots

He was God, a miracle worker, and healer. Jesus had the power to edit His reality for something better, but he did not. Why? Love!

Tim Hofmann

A Surprising Reflection

Have you ever looked in a mirror and seen something about you that was a surprise? Yes, those of us that are getting older see them all too often. But if you think back to your younger years, you might remember a time when you didn’t judge yourself but just saw yourself in a new way.

Brian Jobe

Exciting News About Upcoming Family Series

Much in our world pulls the family apart. Busy schedules, work, school, social media…there are so many distracting tugs pulling us away from the priorities that can make us strong! That’s why I’m excited about our new series coming up in a few weeks, Snapshots of a Healthy Family, which offers biblical and practical tools that will help all of us build and maintain a strong family!

Peter Miele

Sending God’s Love

When was the last time you received a card in the mail when it wasn’t your birthday, holiday, or an invitation? How did you feel? Were you happy and surprised that someone thought enough of you to send a card? A heart-felt card is a wonderful thing!

Roger Storms

It’s Hot

In the middle of our heat wave and vacation season, we’ve created a new series of sermons that feature some Bible books that are short and sweet and right to the point! We’re calling it Life Lessons from Little Letters.

Matt Agnew

Written on My Heart

Our father is the first man in our lives—the first male influence—the one who teaches us how to ride a bike, takes us to ball games, reminds us of our curfew, watches over our dates, gives advice about our first job, and even walks his daughters down the aisle.

Larry Daily

What More Can Jesus Do For You?

The truth of the matter is Jesus does care about us. He cared so much that He gave His life for us, for all mankind, and He left the indwelling Holy Spirit to guide and comfort us. In addition, He has given us the Word, in scripture, to help us understand why He had to die on the Cross.

Matt Myers

What Are Your Plans This Summer?

As you are making your summer plans, don’t forget to plan for the spiritual growth of your family. 2 Peter 3:18 says, “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” In order to do this, we need to be intentional.

Jeff Hinson

Summer, Summer, Summer Time!

When we are out doing things in the summer, we run into all kinds of people. I have to constantly remind myself to be intentional in looking for opportunities to share Christ. If you are anything like me, I take my boys to the local pool specifically to swim. However, I need to be looking for God openings to share about Christ with others and invite to them church.

Roger Storms

For the Love of God

The Christians in Ephesus receiving John’s letter from 1 John were people VERY MUCH like you and me. They never observed the physical Jesus. There are some challenges to believe without seeing. It leads to questions that challenge our faith and practice. In this study we’ll explore his answers of how to live our lives being prompted by that radical love God has for people—as if our whole lives depend on it.

Matt Johnson

Your Life Is Not Fair and That’s a Good Thing

Justice has more to do with what is pure, noble, right and good to do. In other words, justice is truth and sometimes the truth isn’t very fair but that doesn’t mean it isn’t good. Case in point…

Peter Miele

Words Which Have Lost Meaning!

I like to think that I’m somewhat of a wordsmith. I like to write and blog and I try hard to use the appropriate words when writing or talking. I work to increase my vocabulary.

Jobe Family

Meet Our New Senior Associate Pastor Brian Jobe

Brian Jobe served as the Senior Pastor at Harvester Christian Church in Saint Charles, MO for 6 years. Before that, he served at Savannah Christian Church in Savannah, GA for 11 years as a Regional Campus Pastor and member of the Teaching Team.

Jobe Family

Special Message from CCC’s Elders

First, as we stated during the weekend services, let us again thank you for your expressed confidence in Chandler Christian Church’s leadership and for your prayers in the selection and call of our next Senior/Lead Pastor.

Tim Hofmann

Have You Caught the Bug?

It seems like this has been a very bad season for people getting sick. I got two serious colds this year; one on my own and one from my grandkids (they are very generous and share everything).

Matt Agnew

Scars

Jesus said that “in this world, you will have trouble” (John 16:33). We will have trouble with illness, we will have trouble with our finances, we will have trouble with our children.

Roger Storms

Rescued!

That is what Easter and the Resurrection is all about! Jesus—God in the flesh—came to earth to live a pure life and died to RESCUE me and satisfy God’s justice for my sin (Romans 3:20-26)!

Larry Daily

Why Is Easter Important?

With the backdrop of having gone through the Life on Mission series, Easter is an opportune time to engage others, especially non-believers, in conversations about the true meaning of Easter.

Matt Myers

Cell Phone Coop

Chick-fil-A has come up with a new idea they believe will bring people closer together. They are calling it the “cell phone coop.”

Roger Storms

Come and See Sermon Series

Why did Jesus come to earth? Surely He had other things He could do, like holding atoms together and keeping the stars, planets, and moons in proper orbits.

Jeff Hinson

So What Has Really Changed?

We are finishing up our Life on Mission series this week, and I hope that you have gotten a lot out of it. I know I have. But if you are like me, the real question is what will change in my life because of this series?

Matt Johnson

MOVE!

As a young child, I grew up thinking that quicksand and falling anvils we’re going to be a much greater problem in my life than it turned out to be.

Peter Miele

Sharing Your Faith

Way back when I was at the university (that’s when tablets had paper and some sort of binding), I was pretty involved with InterVarsity Christian Association.

Danny Hughes

Life on Mission: Serve

The Life on Mission series is a great catalyst to help us think about how we live out our faith in our everyday lives. We are learning that serving others is a vital part of living out the mission we have been given by God.

Tim Hofmann

Where Does Your Family Fit in Your Mission?

The Life on Mission series opens the door of our thinking (spoiler alert!) about why we are on this earth and how to reach out to other people in “our world.”

Matt Agnew

Sasquatch, Taxes, and Prayer

Speaking in front of a large group, flying on an airplane during the holidays, interviewing for a dream job, filing taxes, navigating traffic in a large city, a Sasquatch sighting; these are all things that can be pretty intimidating.

Larry Daily

We Are Truly God’s Ambassadors

Being the Church is more than just coming to a building on the weekends. To be the Church means we are to go and do.

Roger Storms

What or Who is Driving You?

I was driving the other day and viewed the sign on the back of the car ahead that read “Student Driver.” I immediately slowed down and gave more distance between my car and the student’s car.

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