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Mobilizing God’s people to embody biblical justice in our community and around the world

Impact Values

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These values help provide a framework for the types of ministries Christ’s Church partners with and the type of ministry being done locally and globally. Church Planting: Partnering with church planters and organizations to establish churches around the world. Unreached People: Sharing the gospel in areas that lack enough followers of Christ and resources to evangelize their own people. Grace & Mercy: Ministries that offer grace and mercy to all especially those who are victims of injustice. Encourage & Equip: Supporting organizations that call and mobilize the next generation of church leaders and missionaries. Evangelism & Discipleship: Ministries and families who share the Good News and also develop believers to greater faith.

Right Here Right Now

Sharing the love and hope of Jesus with our local community by encouraging Christ’s Church attenders to invest in the lives of their friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers and let us know when a need arises, meeting those financial and project needs through each person’s gift of $1 every Sunday or through volunteer service hours, and offering resources that will not only eliminate the immediate need but also eradicate the cause of that need.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Right Here Right Now money?

Right Here Right Now money is an amount of money collected every Sunday to radically change the lives of the people in the community around us. Every Sunday we ask people to give just $1 per person, per family on top of their regular tithe. $1 is somewhat irrelevant, but 2,300 one-dollar bills could radically change someone’s life. That’s the purpose of the Right Here Right Now money; to allow others in our community to know that there is a group of people who love them and that Jesus loves them.

Where do I give my Right Here Right Now money?

When offering is collected just simply put your $1 in the offering bag that is passed. If you have monetary denominations that are larger than a dollar that you would like to designate for Right Here Right Now, you can put that amount in giving envelope found in the seat back in front in the worship center and designate it “Right Here Right Now.” You can also write checks to “Christ’s Church of Oronogo” and designate in the memo line, “Right Here Right Now.” Another way you can give to Right Here Right Now is online at cco.church/give and designate your gift to Right Here Right Now. If you have kids, pre-teens, or teenagers just send their dollar with them and they will have times in their areas of worship to give for Right Here Right Now.

Where does the Right Here Right Now money go?

Right Here Right Now money goes directly from you, to be counted and assessed, and then it is distributed to the needs in our community.

How do we find out about needs in our community?

We are made aware of the needs in our community from you filling out a Right Here Right Now request form. If it’s a financial need, fill out a green card in the lobby. If it’s a project need, fill out a blue card in the lobby. You can also fill out our Online Request Form.

What are the Right Here Right Now request forms?

When a need is present in the life of a neighbor, co-worker, friend or relative we would like for you to fill out a Right Here Right Now Request form. Those forms can be located at any of the welcome centers located at the main entrances of the church. You can also fill out our Online Request Form. You can turn those request forms in at any of the Welcome Centers as well as in the hanging mailboxes located directly outside the Main Worship Center.

What happens if I fill out a request form?

As we receive the requests we put them in a database allowing a committee to see who has a need, what the need is, and who submitted the request form making us aware of the need. When that request form is received you will receive an email letting you know that we’ve gotten your request and are looking it over.

What happens if my request is selected?

If your request is selected, we will contact you to deliver to the co-worker, family or friend that is in need, or to help facilitate volunteers for the project. If it is finances, then we will write a check for the need, but give the check to you to deliver. If it is a project, we will contact a crew of volunteers and schedule a time with you to be a part of accomplishing the task. We desire this to be an opportunity for you to allow the people in your life with needs to know that Jesus loves them. For a minister they’ve never met to meet a need for them wouldn’t hold the same representation as a friend they do life with.

What does it mean to follow up?

We would love for you to let us know how the delivering of the need went. It is such an edifying thing for the church to know the stories of healing and grace that are offered through the opportunities of the Holy Spirit and His leading.

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School Partnerships

Community Impact

Through organizations like Bright Futures and Webb City Cares, our partnerships with local area schools exist to support and encourage the staff, faculty and students in our community. Through programs like reading buddies, support for classrooms and various appreciation efforts we support those in our schools are meeting the daily needs of the students.

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Antonio & Bernice Escobedo

Mexico

Antonio and Berenice were the pastors of the Hispanic ministry at Christ’s Church for several years while they were students at Ozark Christian College. Today, they are supporting the local church in Saltillo through worship and counsel.

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Blackbox International

Joplin, MO

Blackbox International is a faith-based, Christ-centered, not-for-profit organization that exists to holistically rehabilitate sex-trafficked boys age 16 and under. Blackbox provides a critical care component for boys rescued from sex trafficking. Their first home is now operational in the Dominican Republic.

blackboxinternational.org

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Bundles of Hope

Joplin, MO

Bundles of Hope was created in 2012 by two students who have a heart for foster care and adoption. After contacting their local Children’s Division supervisor, they discovered that most children taken into care are not able to bring any of their own belongings with them. The duo decided they would find a way to make bundles of items that the children may need during their first night in foster care. To date, over 900 children have received Hope through these Bundles in 8 counties and three different States.

bundlesofhope12.org

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Central India Christian Mission

India

India is located within the 10/40 window that is home to the majority of the world’s unreached people groups. CICM has a team of dedicated church planters who regularly start new ministries in these unreached regions. Additionally, CICM has 3 Bible colleges, 5 children’s homes, a nursing school, mission hospital and other ministries that equip and raise up church planters.

indiamission.org

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Christ In Youth

Joplin, MO

For more than 40 years, Christ In Youth (CIY) has called students and leaders to boldly live for Christ through the hope of the Gospel message and a call to Kingdom action. By amplifying the call of Christ on student lives, three generations of servants, workers, missionaries and church leaders have responded to that call. Today, CIY works in partnership with the local church, providing more than 100 annual program events for students and leaders across the United States and in more than ten foreign countries.

ciy.com

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Chuy & Michelle Zuniga

Mexico

Con Mis Manos is a ministry that reaches out to the deaf in Matamoros, Mexico. The Zuniga’s ministry provides a safe place where the deaf can live, learn valuable skills and experience the family of Christ.

conmismanos.org

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Ciudad de Gracia

Albuquerque, NM

Ciudad de Gracia is a Spanish-speaking church plant in Albuquerque, NM. Abiel and Emily Diaz lead this church which launched in the fall of 2016. Located in the international district, this church seeks to reach both first generation and long-term Spanish-speaking residents of Albuquerque.

ciudaddegracia.com

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Cookson Hills

Kansas, OK

Since its beginning in 1957, Cookson Hills has offered help, hope, and healing to abused and neglected children and worked with their families to break the cycle of abuse, neglect, dependency and failure. Cookson Hills provides a rustic and rewarding retreat for children requiring out-of-home care.

cooksonhills.org

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Ethan & Audrey Greer

Japan

Ethan and Audrey serve with Mustard Seed to plant churches in Japan. Most of Japan is considered unreached which means people haven’t had the chance to hear the Good News about Jesus. The Greer’s started out serving with a church in Osaka and are currently working with a brand new church plant in Kobe, Japan.

mustardseedosaka.com/en

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Fostering Hope

Joplin, MO

Fostering Hope provides hope, support and resources to children in foster care and their families. They partner with the local Children’s Division as well as local churches, businesses and organizations to provide for the needs of children in foster care and their families.

www.fostering-hope.com

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Good News Productions International

Joplin, MO

In lands isolated by oppression, culturally relevant media is a powerful and compelling rarity. As the only ministry-equipping network of its kind, Good News Productions, International produces three kinds of video media for the growing church – Evangelistic media, Discipleship series and Leadership-training materials. Accelerating evangelism requires a variety of media and strategies in each culture’s “heart language” through television, radio, music, video, audio books, filmstrips and dramas.

gnpi.org

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International Student Outreach

Community Impact

The International Student Outreach works with local universities to provide Friendship Families who show hospitality to the hundreds of international students in our community.

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Jay & Caitlin Greer

Japan

The Greers work with Mustard Seed to plant churches in unreached areas. In 2011, they planted their first church in Osaka, Japan. Osaka is home to over 17 million people and less than 1% of them are Christians. This church continues to grow and is part of a larger church planting movement to reach Japan with the hope of Christ.

mustardseedosaka.com/en

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Kenroy & Stephanie Clarke

Barbados

Caribbean Missions is dedicated to the spreading of the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the region. Kenroy is leading two congregations on the island of Barbados. He travels extensively throughout the islands, preaching and teaching the word of God. They are also working with other leaders to start new churches.

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Kritsana Udomsrirat

Thailand

Kritsana lives in the village of MaeHongSon (MHS). She leads a ministry called Asian Women and Children. Her ministry there is providing God’s message, a home, and education for children, who have little hope for a bright future. (The kids named the house and grounds ‘Eden’). Many of these children come from the mountain village of MaeAw, where Kritsana started and oversees a Chinese school for over 100 refugee children (through the 6th grade). Kritsana continues to spread the Good News wherever God leads.

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LifeChoices

Joplin, MO

The LifeChoices Clinics reach out with the love of Christ by providing free and confidential services to individuals facing a sexual health crisis such as an unplanned pregnancy or sexually transmitted infection. Through Connection Institute, the prevention services branch of LifeChoices,students in area public and private schools receive information about making healthy choices in relationships. LifeChoices also had a mobile medical unit that provides on site services and provides on site support for local and regional law enforcement combating trafficking in our region.

choicesmedical.org

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Maranatha Bible Camp

Everton, MO

Maranatha Bible Camp is a year-round ministry dedicated to bringing the best in Christian, Bible-based camp experiences. The mission of Maranatha is to challenge all people, especially children and youth, to know Jesus Christ and to mature in Him.

maranathabiblecamp.org

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Orphan Care Ministry

Community Impact

The Orphan Care Ministry aims to support the fatherless by providing care for orphans domestically and internationally, as well as encouraging families to participate in adoption and foster care.

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Ozark Christian College

Joplin, MO

Ozark is a classic Bible College committed to preparing men and women to serve in positions of Christian leadership around the world. Ozark degrees are oriented toward vocational ministry positions and support roles within the local church and parachurch organizations. The ultimate mission of Ozark Christian College is to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide. The immediate mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service through an undergraduate Bible College education.

occ.edu

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Phil & Elizabeth Maddux

Coshocton, OH

The Maddux family serve with MMS Aviation, a maintenance hangar in Central Ohio, where Phil serves as CEO. MMS exists to prepare people an airplanes for worldwide mission service. They provide services both at their facility in Ohio as well as sending teams to the field to repair planes not able to be transported.

mmsaviation.blogspot.com

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PSU Campus Christians

Pittsburg, KS

Campus Christians at Pittsburg State university is a non-denominational organization reaching out to believers of all church backgrounds. Our events and programs range from a weekly worship service and in-depth Bible studies and discussion groups to lunches, road trips and coffee houses. Our students have a wide variety of interests and involvement on campus, and it is our prayer that not a day goes by that the students of Pittsburg State are not influenced and encouraged by the ministry of Campus Christians.

ccpsu.org

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Right Here Right Now

Community Impact

RHRN is a ministry that empowers Christ’s Church to share the love and hope of Jesus with our local community by encouraging attenders to invest in the lives of their friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. When a need arises, financial and project needs are met through each person’s gift of $1 every Sunday or through volunteer service hours, and offering resources that will not only eliminate the immediate need but also eradicate the cause of that need.

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Rodney Peterson

Dallas, TX

Rodney serves with the team at Pioneer Bible Translators in Dallas, Texas to use his gifts for mentoring, caring for and encouraging missionary candidates and offering encouragement and marriage enrichment to both nationals and missionaries. Rodney is also actively involved in his local church and a weekly prayer gathering with refugees in the Dallas area.

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School Partnerships

Community Impact

Through organizations like Bright Futures and Webb City Cares, our partnerships with local area schools exist to support and encourage the staff, faculty and students in our community. Through programs like reading buddies, support for classrooms and various appreciation efforts we support those in our schools are meeting the daily needs of the students.

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Scott & Angie Pagel

Taiwan

The Pagels are Christian missionaries who work with Taiwanese believers and other missionaries to plant churches in Taiwan. Through a wide variety of outreach events and ministry to children, the Pagel’s have daily opportunities to share God’s love and truth. They are missionaries with Team Expansion, a missionary sending organization based in Louisville, Kentucky.

teamexpansion.org

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The Rodgers Family

Southeast Asia

We are honored to partner with this family as they serve in SE Asia. For a number of years they have been working alongside nationals using a business format, to provide holistic care, training, insight and encouragement . God has blessed this work with countless incredible moments and through great perseverance, men, women and children have come to know Christ and greater levels of impact are beginning to take shape.

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Todd & Angela Owen

Papua New Guinea

Todd & Angela and their family serve with Pioneer Bible Translators. Currently the Owen family is living in the South Pacific, once again as Bible translators. Their role will be to complete the New Testament with the same people group that they helped translate a couple of the gospels. Currently this team is working on translating the 4 Gospels, beginning with the Gospel of Luke.

shakethegates.org

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Watered Gardens

Joplin, MO

Watered Gardens exists to serve the local Church in its mission to help the poor in Jesus’ name. They offer a variety of services and basic needs to families including overnight shelter, meals, home goods, as well as providing spiritual guidance to those they serve.

wateredgardens.org

Prayer

Wonder how you might pray specifically for our impact partners? We send out an email every morning with a way to pray for an immediate need of one our impact partners in our community, our country or around the world. Sign up below and start praying with us tomorrow morning.

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Experiences

Impact experiences are on-campus events that allow our church to interact with, learn from and help invest in the work our partners do locally and globally.

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Foster Parent Night Out

A night for local foster parents to get away while their kids enjoy games, art, snacks, and recreation at . . .

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