As we reflect on 2016, we asked our ministry areas to share some of the highlights of the year. To God be the glory for the great things He has done!2016

Special Needs Ministry 2016

  • Memphis Joy Prom
  • Breakfast Club
  • Blessings Sunday School Class
  • VBS
  • Fall Retreat
  • Memphis Bridges the Gap
  • Dinner and Madonna Learning Center Play
  • Joy Life 901 Collaboration
  • Drama Camp for Special Needs Kids in collaboration with GMSD
  • Volunteer relationships
  • Community Partnerships with United Healthcare Members Choices Program

Men’s Ministry 2016

  • Power Hour
  • Men’s Grill Team
  • Camp Out in the Courtyard
  • Campus Ministry U of M (Wesley)
  • Authentic Manhood
  • Golf Cart Ministry
  • Men’s Prayer Breakfast

Women’s Ministry 2016

  • Holiday for Her with Ellie Holcomb
  • Women’s Retreat
  • Soup for the Soul
  • Women’s Bible Studies
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Paint Night
  • Bible Journaling

Nursery 2016

  • Nursery Shower & Open House
  • Candy in the Courtyard
  • Shoppers Days – Summer & December
  • Nursery Council formed
  • Holiday Party for Staff
  • Birthday for Jesus Celebration
  • Easter Celebration/5k
  • Childcare for Marriage Retreat, Sunday night classes, Wednesday nights
  • Our numbers have grown over the year and we are fully staffed and our volunteers are consistent!

Student Ministry 2016

  • 71 students confirmed.
  • Increasingly diverse youth group.
  • HS BigStuf Beach Camp trip
  • MS Mission Trip to Chicago
  • SOS
  • YEW (Youth Encounter Weekend)
  • KillBall & MS Kiddie Pool Kickball
  • Three new interns introduced to the ministry through Wesley Fellows Program

College Ministry 2016

  • Our summer residency was a hit with 11 college students serving all over the church and all over this city. We worked with the immigrant population in Memphis and led groups that helped rebuild roofs with SOS.

Congregational Care 2016

  • 21 Connectors from Congregational Care have called 500 households to love on, inquire, direct, guide and pray for needs and concerns. Another 21 will be added in January for the next group of 500 households!
  • Mental Health Support group was started on the first and third Tuesday nights at 6pm in Wilson-Ross 406-407.
  • Caregiver support group was started and will run on the second and fourth Thursday’s at noon in Dunnam 335
  • Through the ministry of Congregational Care: Ministry journey’s have been made with families who have undergone sickness, surgeries, celebrations of life, and encouragement in the challenges of life as we ‘do life together’!

Serving & Outreach/International Missions 2016


  • Home Construction
  • Christ Church will be returning to Mexico in 2017- reserve your spot now!


  • Ministry to orphaned, abandoned, and abused children
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Sports Camps
  • Christ Church will be returning to Guatemala in 2017- reserve your spot now!


  • Community-based Health Care
  • Women’s Ministry
  • Christian Higher Education
  • Leadership Training of Local Pastors


  • Christ Feeds provided 135,000 meals to our partners here
  • HIV and Aids Relief Work
  • Access to clean, safe water
  • Economic Exploration


  • Evangelism and Discipleship within Refugee Communities
  • Leadership Training
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • The Yeshil Project helped to bring the Gospel of John to an unreached people group
  • Church Planting
  • College Ministry
  • Evangelism and Discipleship within Refugee Communities
  • Christian Higher Education
  • Leadership training of local pastors

East Asia

  • Bible Distribution
  • Leadership Training of local pastors
  • Special Needs Ministry

Remember, YOUR GIFTS MATTER! Help us finish 2016 strong!

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