2015 Children's Program Leader
ICCC Children's ministry is growing in spirit and has become a vital part of the fellowship. The generational gap within the ICCC family is closing! Shyreece absolutely enjoys helping the children in grades Kindergarten through sixth grade use sound biblical principles during the life of the conference that they share with the entire congregation through praise and worship. Watching God at work through the children as they share their humble worship expressions is spiritually edifying for all. Engaging our attending ICCC conference children in thematic lesson activities with concrete/tangible projects helps them take abstract spiritual truths and apply them to their own little lives. This nurtures their life in Christ Jesus as well as helps them and their families stay connected to all of the spiritual happenings in the ICCC conference. It is critical that ALL people enjoy each other through fellowship and learning experiences while at the "Come to the Water" ICCC 65th Annual conference.
The INCLUSIVE PULPIT Wants YOU!
The “Inclusive Pulpit” is an annual publication of the ICCC. Included are sermons, prayers, worship materials, poetry and brief historical sketches of local churches and/or their relationship to the Council. Sermons submitted to the “Inclusive Journal” are entered into a juried competition for the annual Dr. Charles A. Trentham Homiletics Award. Each year the winner receives a commemorative plaque and a $250 stipend. Any clergyperson associated with the Council may submit a sermon. Worship materials may include newly composed liturgies for special occasions as well as arrangements of hymns and newly written hymns. Seasonal prayers, prayers associated with specific scripture lessons and prayers for special occasions are welcome. Because of space limitations, historical sketches must be no longer than 900 words. The preferred format for materials submitted by email is “.doc” or “.docx” (Microsoft Word.) If submitting materials in another format, please indicate which format in your email. Typewritten materials will be accepted by postal mail; handwritten materials cannot be accepted. All materials are subject to editing.
DEADLINE IS APRIL 15.
Send your materials to firstname.lastname@example.org; or to 21116 Washington Parkway, Frankfort, IL 60423.
2015 Annual Conference Spotlight
- You can be on this year’s Annual Conference program! Immediately following Monday's Welcome Luncheon at this year’s Annual Conference, there is time set aside for you! During an hour-long “Listening to Our Voices” plenary July 13, you will have the opportunity to report on what you and your church or ministry center have been doing, the challenges you have faced and overcome, and your hopes for the future.To seize the day and your place in it, send an email to VP for Planning Harry Foockle at, email@example.com. To accommodate as many presenters as possible, each presentation is strictly limited to ten minutes. It’s first come, first served until all the available minutes are taken. Let’s hear from you!
ASK ME ABOUT THE I.C.C.C. ~ A BUTTON AND AN OPPORTUNITY
All attendees at the Annual Conference will receive a button with the legend “Ask Me About the ICCC!” What does this button mean?
The ICCC? Is it the Internet Crime Complaint Center? Is it the International Council of Corvette Clubs? Is it the stock market symbol for the Immucell Corporation? It could be any of those things, but when you and I use the letters, the ICCC is us! Wear your button daily, and then be prepared to answer the question when it’s asked.
The ICCC is the visible face of the community church movement. The ICCC stands for unity without uniformity; diversity without division. The ICCC is post-denominational, leaving behind vertical power structures for horizontal relationship-building. The ICCC is churches and ministry centers on five continents, witnessing to Christian unity. The ICCC is our congregation linking hands with yours in Christian love. The ICCC is the most racially diverse Christian communion on the planet. The ICCC is a fellowship with a vision that by God’s grace all Christians can and will find unity. The ICCC is people:loving, serving, witnessing, caring in the name of Jesus.
What will you say when others ask you about the ICCC? Develop an “elevator speech” about the Council. An elevator speech is a compelling description of the Council, brief enough that all of the speech can be shared before the elevator reaches the fourth floor.
Wear your button joyfully! Answer the questions faithfully! Share a word about the ICCC wisely! Develop your elevator speech prayerfully!
2015 Annual Conference Tax Exemption... The Embassy Suites Hotel, Dublin, OH offers a tax guide to Tax Exemption Status. If you are a Charity, Church, 501(c)3 or a non-profit Organization you may be able to claim that exempt status from OH State Tax. Contact the Council Office for details and forms.
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Eagle’s Wings Ministries,
affiliate of the World Spiritual Health Organization (WSHO)Presents:
Clinical Pastoral Education Distance Program
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is the interfaith and interdisciplinary professional training for chaplaincy, integrating both theology and psychology. In CPE, chaplains, theological students, laypersons, ordained clergy, medical staff, mental health professionals and members of religious communities learn clinical pastoral skills and relationship “tools” to effectively minister to people. Through practical clinical experience, written case studies, individual supervision, relevant reading and seminar participation, students are encouraged to develop competent and caring pastoral relationships and skills.
Eagle's Wings Ministries & WSHO want to invite any ICCC members and friends to this new opportunity to continue in your training and education for the care of those you have stewardship. If you would like to join the Distance CPE Program, please email Chaplain Ron Ringo at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619-855-5446.
Benefits from taking Clinical Pastoral Education:
· Eligibility for National Board Certification as a professional Chaplain and/or Pastoral Psychotherapist/Spiritual Counselor
· Higher level of effective ministry competence and credentials
· Upgrade earning potential and professional marketability as a spiritual care provider
· Heighten respect among peers and employers
· Receive individualized clinical supervision and mentoring
· Learn and participate in an intense, dynamic and diverse peer group
· Enliven spirituality through interfaith Chaplaincy Service to patients and staff
· Broaden ministry experience and “tools” by learning and ministering in a complex medical environment
· Flexible schedule to obtain requisite clinical hours, i.e. patient visitation hours
· Post CPE local peer group consultation, fellowship and networking among local chaplain.
CPE Program Basic Information
· Program Duration: 1 year (four-12 week quarters: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)
· CPE Class Size: limited to 6-10 participants per group, per quarter
· Enrollment Availability: Based on vacancy
Clinical Hours Commitment: 400 clinical hours per quarter of which the majority of hours per week are flexibly devoted to patient visitation. Upon approval, participants may also mix and match clinical hours from other ministry sources outside the hospital setting, i.e., hospice, military, parish, law enforcement, etc., in order to meet clinical hours requirement per quarter.
National/International Accreditation provided through the World Spiritual Health Organization (WSHO) and the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).