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Updated 10/19/2014

West Coast ELC Meeting this week!

Dear Pastor and Friends,

Greetings in the Precious Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

It is with great excitement we invite you to the Northwest Law Center Conference, October 23-25, 2014.

The Ecclesiastical Law Center has the Bible as its central focus. The discussions surrounding the “unincorporated” church or the “unregistered” church or the “non 501(c)(3)” church today often centers on constitutional or legal argumentation. The Bible becomes almost a sidelight; if mentioned at all. Our position is clear: we need to do what the Bible says and stand where the Bible says to stand. This unique, Biblical approach to the church has allowed our churches to stand on Biblical principle and maintain a testimony for Christ, even in times of battle. Above all, the testimony of Christ must be upheld … it is HIS church.

The theme of this year’s meetings is “For My Good & For His Glory.” Hebrews 13:21 says, “Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever.”

God asks much from us as His church, His child, and also as the pastor! We go through the fire, and sometimes it feels we’ve been in there an awfully long time! Sometimes it is difficult understanding or knowing what His purpose is. But in the end, we know that it is “For my good and for His glory.”

Please join us for three days of challenging preaching, sound teaching, and godly fellowship. Services will begin Thursday night at 6:00. Please see the attached schedule for further details.

We will be using the facilities of Christ Community Church 22100 SW Grahams Ferry Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062

On Friday there will be a time of discussion on ELC matters and current issues with the unincorporated church and how we can bringing glory to God through obedience.

Serving Where God Calls,

Pastor Dan C. Zike

Old Paths Historic Baptist Church

“...If any number of real saints are incorporated by human law, they cannot be a church of Christ, by virtue of that formation, but a creature of the state.” — John Leland

Schedule:

Thursday:
6:00 – Preaching 7:30 – Preaching
At Christ Community Church 22100 SW Grahams Ferry Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062

Friday:
10:00 – ELC updates & info … - Men’s Meeting Meeting at Comfort Inn 7640 SW Warm Springs St Tualatin, OR 97062
11:00 – Pastor Hoover … - Speaking to the Men Meeting at Comfort Inn 7640 SW Warm Springs St Tualatin, OR 97062
2:00 – Mrs. Hoover … - Speaking to the Women Meeting at Comfort Inn 7640 SW Warm Springs St Tualatin, OR 97062
1:30 – Triple Park FUN … - Dad’s and kids
6:00 – Preaching 7:30 – Preaching At Christ Community Church

Saturday:
10:00 – Preaching 11:30 – Preaching
At Christ Community Church 22100 SW Grahams Ferry Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062
Special Music on Saturday –
Provided by KP & the Kings Quartet
Please come and provide support for these young men as they seek to serve God and worship Him through song.

Updated 10/19/2014
Pastors and Friends,

This year's ELC meetings in Union City, Indiana, were a success! Praise the Lord, we had 20 pastors attend. Stay tuned for news on upcoming meetings in your state, including Michigan, Indiana and Oregon. We are looking forward to a very active year and appreciate all of the pastors that have sent out encouragement as we continue to help pastors understand the importance of Christ being head of the church. Also, please pray as we migrate from our current web format to a new and improved web format that will allow much more interactivity. Please send your suggestions for information you would like included to jason.burton@lordshipchurches.info

Thanks and Lord bless,

Jason Burton

Research Director, ELC

 ELC Poster

ELC Poster

Announcing this year’s Ecclesiastical Law Center Conference. 

April 21, 2014