Jesus Jam 2018!

March 22, 2018



6:00-9:00 PM, Friday, April 13

Jesus Jam is an evening of dining and dancing for our friends with disabilites and this year’s theme is Superheroes! This is one of our favorite nights of the year!


If you would like to attend or know someone with disabilities who would like to, just show up! Our theme is Superheroes so feel free to dress as your favorite!

We will eat dinner from 6:00-7:00 PM and then we will dance, watch movies, and play games from 6:30-9:00 PM.


We also have lots of opportunities to volunteer including;

  • serving dinner
  • helping with set-up
  • running the photo booth
  • attending the parking lot, visiting with parents
  • providing snacks
  • manning the movie room
  • playing board games
  • applying make-up
  • being buddies
  • helping with clean-up
  • dancing the night away with our friends.

To volunteer, sign up at or the Sign Up Counter in the Atrium. There will be a volunteer training on Sunday, April 8 at College Heights in the Gym.

Posted on March 22, 2018 .

Easter at College Heights: You Belong Here!

March 21, 2018

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Easter Weekend

Next Friday, March 30, we will have three identical 30 minute Good Friday services at 7:15 AM, 12:15 PM, 5:15 PM. These will be in the Chapel and we are looking forward to gathering with you on this special day.

On Easter Sunday we will have two services, one at 9:00 AM and one at 11:00 AM.

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Preparation for Easter

For those who would like to prepare ahead of time, we will be publishing a Holy Week Guide. This is a daily devotional from Palm Sunday (this coming Sunday) through Easter Sunday.

Posted on March 21, 2018 .

Practicing Hospitality at Church


Our hospitality reflects the hospitality of God who embraces all people with love and grace. Here are ten simple things we ALL can do to show hospitality:

Be Willing to Walk

Too often the guests end up having to park somewhere on the far side of the moon because the closer spots are long gone. Take the parking spaces near the back and leave the best parking spots for others.

Own The Building

If you invited someone to your home, you would expend a little effort making the place look nice. It takes a group effort to keep a building as big as ours clean and neat. If you see trash, be a pal and pick it up!

Move to the Middle

Move to the middle so guests don’t have to walk over you. Trying to find a seat is part of what keeps newcomers away – it’s hard enough to come in and just sit down! We promise you’ll survive in your new location!

Smile Like You Mean It

A smile may be all a person needs to feel welcome! Guests feel more at ease when they see smiling people. You can resume your somber expressions when you get home.

Rule of Three

Challenge yourself to talk only to those you don’t know for the first three minutes after the service–that’s about how long it takes guests to leave after church. We want to let them know they are noticed and welcome!

Circle of Ten

Greet anyone, member or guest, who comes within ten feet of you. Make a special effort to greet the people you don’t already know within your Circle of Ten.

Look for the Lost Look

If someone looks like they don’t know where to go…then they probably don’t! Step out of your comfort zone and ask if you can help. As an added challenge, don’t just tell them where to go, show them!

Everyone’s Favorite Word

Everyone likes to hear their name. Imagine visiting a church and on the second visit, someone you met the week before calls you by name. You would feel noticed, remembered, and welcome!

Make The First Move

Guests may be overwhelmed by the newness of their experience. Try engaging them in conversation. Asking questions communicates you care!

Invite Them Back

When saying goodbye to a guest, it’s a simple thing to say, “Thank you for being here. We’d love to have you come again!” Many people are looking for a place to belong. Let’s make College Heights that place!

Don’t forget to be kind to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!
— Hebrews 13:2
Posted on March 20, 2018 .

Parenting Workshop on April 28


Gospel Centered Parenting Workshop: Hope for Every Parent!


Saturday April, 28, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cost:$25 Individual/$35 Couple

Do you ever wonder if being a “good” parent raising “good” kids is really what God designed? What if God’s plans for parents erased guilt and gave freedom? What would it mean if the Gospel was the center of our family? Is there really hope for every parent? 

Join us for Gospel-Centered Parenting as we lay a foundation that seeks to transform the hearts of our children. Parenting isn’t easy, but a Gospel center is a firm anchor in the midst of uncertainty. In this alone is our hope. 

Workshop Includes:

  • Continental Breakfast, Coffee, and Snacks
  • Childcare (Up to 5th Grade must register online.)
  • 2 Focus Sessions
  • 2 Elective Workshops
  • Free Book
  • All Online Resources
Posted on March 15, 2018 .

YES & NO of Inclusion—Sy Huffer

March 11, 2018




Continuing our series "Yes & No," our Lead Minister Sy Huffer shows us how the Gospel of Luke teaches the church to be inclusive: make your circle bigger, make your table broader, and walk along the border.



Use these questions to explore the theme of the message:

Pray: Sy talked about how every generation struggles with the drift towards the mirror, yet we all believe we are the exception. Do you struggle with this drift? How so? Ask the Lord to reveal how you have struggled with the drift towards the mirror.

Speak: Our culture has entrenched itself in pretty much every sensitive and controversial issue. How has your speech or lack of engagement in healthy dialogue led to your drift towards the mirror? How have you become entrenched into the ease of likeness?

Grow: Sy summarized the last several weeks of our preaching into these three ideas: 1. Make your circle bigger; 2. Make your table broader; 3. Walk along the border. How can you put your feet in new environments in order to pursue God’s kingdom of diversity?

Love: Jesus’ encounter with the ten lepers revealed to us the key to the fight against our drift towards the mirror: 1. You have to go where you usually don’t go; 2. You have to do what you usually don’t do; 3. You have to love who you usually don’t love. Who is God calling you to love? How is he calling you to follow in his footsteps?


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Posted on March 15, 2018 .

YES & NO of Grace—Sy Huffer

March 4, 2018




Sy Huffer, our Lead Minister, reminds us of the question Jesus is asking everyone, "Which party do you want to be at?"


Use these questions on your drive home, at dinner, or with your small group to explore the theme of the message:

Pray: Sy said to do two things: 1. Pick up a broom and 2. Come to the waiting Father. Which one of these two do you most relate to? Ask God to reveal to you in your prayer life how he is calling you to respond to this message.

Speak: Who do you know that is close to you but far from God? Whose name can you write in the blank of the Easter invitation card to invite, not just to the Easter celebration at church, but ALSO to your home? 

Grow: Jesus told three stories in order to confront the Pharisees and Teachers of the Law who were muttering just outside the party. Sy said there were two ways to end up outside the Father’s party: 1. By staunch rebellion; 2. By slow drift. Have you been drifting away from God’s party? 

Love: Who do you know who is close to you but far from God? How can you love them the way the Father loved his lost son? What does it look like to pick up a broom and diligently search and care for them?

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Posted on March 11, 2018 .

YES & NO of Priorities—Josh Quade

February 25, 2018




Josh Quade, College Age Minister, reminds us that God is throwing a feast that we have been invited to and encourages us to invite others because that is how we change eternity.


What was the best invitation you ever received?

What is something you are looking forward to that will be at the heavenly feast?

Who is normally at your table? Who could be?

Who would you like to invite to join you at your table soon?

How can we invite as many people as possible to join God at his heavenly table?

Posted on March 6, 2018 .

Upcoming Events (March 1)



9:30 AM-11:30 AM, Saturday, March 10

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Estate planning is for everyone! People often avoid it for various reasons, but it is an important thing for your family. There is no cost and child care will be provided. If you have any questions, contact Jeff White, Administrative Minister, x110.



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Spring is near! If you are interested in serving on this year’s Lawn Care Team, contact our Facilites Manager, Steve Dennis, x120 or





6:00 PM, Monday, March 12


Join us to learn about what God is doing among people groups around the world. Dinner is served at 6:00 PM and is $1. Children ages 2-12 will enjoy the GO KIDS Program.



11:00 AM, Monday, March 12, Atrium

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Gerri Kerby will our guest speaker for Primetimers senior adult lunch. She will be speaking on “We’re off our Rocker!” Come and enjoy her humor and great fellowship. Lunch is $5.00 per person. Sign up at the counter in the Atrium.

Posted on March 1, 2018 .