For the week leading up to Easter (March 25 - April 1), we are offering a variety of unique opportunities to remember and celebrate the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. >
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2018 Cowboy Church
Cowboy Church is coming up on Sunday, April 15, at 9:00 a.m. when the Conejo Valley Church will worship and BBQ together at the old Western Town movie set at Paramount Ranch in Old Agoura. >
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City of Children
Our next church mission trip to the City of Children in Ensenada, Mexico is April 20-22, 2018. >
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The Crux of the Matter When you think about symbols for the Christian faith, what comes to mind first? You might think of the IXTHUS, that simple fish symbol people put on the backs of their cars. You might think of a shepherd with a hooked staff carrying a sheep held over his shoulders. You might think of a chalice and loaf of bread, symbols of the Lordís Supper, or the Chi Rho, which looks like a P superimposed over an X. But my guess is the first symbol you think about when you think of Christianity is some form of the cross.
In the earliest centuries of Christian faith, the cross was not the symbol of choice, due to the ongoing practice of crucifixion as a method of capital punishment. Crucifixion was abolished by the Emperor Constantine in the fourth century, leading to the growth of the cross as a Christian symbol.
Over the centuries, various church traditions came to emphasize distinctive features on their crosses. > read more