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What to Expect


What to Expect in Our Worship


If you have not worshipped with a Church of Christ before, or with the University Church of Christ in particular, here is some information to familiarize you with our Sunday worship service.

The Singing 
You will notice that our worship in song is without instrumental accompaniment. We believe that a cappella congregational singing both enhances our personal involvement in the worship, and conforms to the New Testament example (a cappella literally means “in the manner of the church,” or “as in the chapel”).

The Lord’s Supper (Communion)
We celebrate the Lord’s Supper every Sunday. Jesus established the practice of sharing the bread and the cup so Christians might weekly remember the sacrifice of his body and blood to make a new covenant with God possible for us. We leave to each person the decision to participate in the Supper.

The Offering
Typically following the Lord’s Supper, we provide an opportunity to make an offering. This is the means by which our members make their weekly contributions in support of our ministries. Occasionally, we will also take a collection for special needs in our community or throughout the world. As our guest you are welcome to but not expected to make a donation.

The Sermon
The sermon is the time when the “good news” of God’s love and Jesus’ redemptive life is proclaimed and applied to our lives today. We hope you will find it encouraging, relevant and Bible-based. At the close of most sermons, we identify one of the elders of our church to be available to respond to anyone’s personal needs—a prayer concern, the desire to be baptized, an intention to recommit one’s life to the Lord, or other spiritual needs.

Leadership of the Service
Leadership in worship is not limited to those formally recognized as ministers and elders. You will see Christian men and women from various walks of life taking active roles such as reading Scripture, serving communion, and participating in prayers. We are concerned to include all members in our worship in ways that are biblical, orderly and meaningful.

Church Life

 A few snapshots from our August 21st service and fellowship.

Photo Gallery

Campus Ministry Mission and Vision
July 2014
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2 Adult Care Group
Location: Tiner Court - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
 The Wednesday Night Adult Care Group that ha ...

Collide
Location: Elkins Auditorium
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm
Thomas Fitzpatrick speaking on this year's theme G ...

Jesus Company
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

Law and Graduate Student Bible Study
Location: Baxter Drive - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm
This Bible study is organized by the Christian Leg ...

Youth Bible Class
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
Meets weekly for students in grades 6-12. Contact ...

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3 Ventura County Bible Study
Location: Moorpark
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
The Thursday night Bible Study at Steve and Diana ...

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6 Manna Food Bank Donation Day
Location: Elkins Auditorium
Time: 8:00am -12:30pm
Donations of oil, coffee, sugar, canned and paper ...

Bible classes
Location: Various
Time: 9:00am -9:50am
Here are our Fall 2013 Bible Classes: Adult Cla ...

Worship Service
Location: Elkins Auditorium
Time: 10:15am -11:30am

Campus Ministry Bible Class
Location: Fireside Room (or Waves Cafe)
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm
Living an Extraordinary Life (Post-Sermon Discussi ...

Brewster Bible Study
Location: Drescher - Malibu
Time: 5:30pm -7:30pm
 The Brewster Bible Study will continue this ...

Young(er) Married Small Groups
Location: Various - Two on campus, two through the canyon
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
Join a Young(er) Married Small Group on Sunday nig ...

Campus Ministry Student-Led Chapel
Location: Stauffer Chapel
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm
Join us in Stauffer Chapel for a special time of a ...

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9 Adult Care Group
Location: Tiner Court - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
 The Wednesday Night Adult Care Group that ha ...

Jesus Company
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

Law and Graduate Student Bible Study
Location: Baxter Drive - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm
This Bible study is organized by the Christian Leg ...

Youth Bible Class
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
Meets weekly for students in grades 6-12. Contact ...

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10 Ventura County Bible Study
Location: Moorpark
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
The Thursday night Bible Study at Steve and Diana ...

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13 Bible classes
Location: Various
Time: 9:00am -9:50am
Here are our Fall 2013 Bible Classes: Adult Cla ...

Worship Service
Location: Elkins Auditorium
Time: 10:15am -11:30am

Campus Ministry Bible Class
Location: Fireside Room (or Waves Cafe)
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm
Living an Extraordinary Life (Post-Sermon Discussi ...

Brewster Bible Study
Location: Drescher - Malibu
Time: 5:30pm -7:30pm
 The Brewster Bible Study will continue this ...

Young(er) Married Small Groups
Location: Various - Two on campus, two through the canyon
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
Join a Young(er) Married Small Group on Sunday nig ...

Campus Ministry Student-Led Chapel
Location: Stauffer Chapel
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm
Join us in Stauffer Chapel for a special time of a ...

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16 Adult Care Group
Location: Tiner Court - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
 The Wednesday Night Adult Care Group that ha ...

Jesus Company
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

Law and Graduate Student Bible Study
Location: Baxter Drive - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm
This Bible study is organized by the Christian Leg ...

Youth Bible Class
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
Meets weekly for students in grades 6-12. Contact ...

(Click day to view main calendar)
17 Ventura County Bible Study
Location: Moorpark
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
The Thursday night Bible Study at Steve and Diana ...

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20 Bible classes
Location: Various
Time: 9:00am -9:50am
Here are our Fall 2013 Bible Classes: Adult Cla ...

Worship Service
Location: Elkins Auditorium
Time: 10:15am -11:30am

Campus Ministry Bible Class
Location: Fireside Room (or Waves Cafe)
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm
Living an Extraordinary Life (Post-Sermon Discussi ...

Brewster Bible Study
Location: Drescher - Malibu
Time: 5:30pm -7:30pm
 The Brewster Bible Study will continue this ...

Young(er) Married Small Groups
Location: Various - Two on campus, two through the canyon
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
Join a Young(er) Married Small Group on Sunday nig ...

Campus Ministry Student-Led Chapel
Location: Stauffer Chapel
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm
Join us in Stauffer Chapel for a special time of a ...

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23 Adult Care Group
Location: Tiner Court - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
 The Wednesday Night Adult Care Group that ha ...

Jesus Company
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

Law and Graduate Student Bible Study
Location: Baxter Drive - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm
This Bible study is organized by the Christian Leg ...

Youth Bible Class
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
Meets weekly for students in grades 6-12. Contact ...

(Click day to view main calendar)
24 Ventura County Bible Study
Location: Moorpark
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
The Thursday night Bible Study at Steve and Diana ...

(Click day to view main calendar)
25 No Events

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27 Bible classes
Location: Various
Time: 9:00am -9:50am
Here are our Fall 2013 Bible Classes: Adult Cla ...

Worship Service
Location: Elkins Auditorium
Time: 10:15am -11:30am

Campus Ministry Bible Class
Location: Fireside Room (or Waves Cafe)
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm
Living an Extraordinary Life (Post-Sermon Discussi ...

Brewster Bible Study
Location: Drescher - Malibu
Time: 5:30pm -7:30pm
 The Brewster Bible Study will continue this ...

Young(er) Married Small Groups
Location: Various - Two on campus, two through the canyon
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
Join a Young(er) Married Small Group on Sunday nig ...

Campus Ministry Student-Led Chapel
Location: Stauffer Chapel
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm
Join us in Stauffer Chapel for a special time of a ...

(Click day to view main calendar)
28 No Events

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30 Adult Care Group
Location: Tiner Court - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
 The Wednesday Night Adult Care Group that ha ...

Jesus Company
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

Law and Graduate Student Bible Study
Location: Baxter Drive - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm
This Bible study is organized by the Christian Leg ...

Youth Bible Class
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
Meets weekly for students in grades 6-12. Contact ...

(Click day to view main calendar)
31 Ventura County Bible Study
Location: Moorpark
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
The Thursday night Bible Study at Steve and Diana ...

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