The Landing - January 2024

Hey Everyone,
There's a lot happening in the next few months at Carlton Landing Community Church. We use these monthly updates to keep you aware of what's happening in the life of the church. Here's what's happening in the next few months:
Elder Ordination 
This weekend was a milestone for our church. We ordained four new elders to lead and shepherd our church: David Walker, Chuck Benningfield, Brad Johnson, and Jim Keating. These four join our other elders: Kirk Humphreys (Chairman), Kerwin Dees, J.D. Fuller, and Cole Feix. 

In texts like 1 Timothy 3, Titus 1, and 1 Peter 5, we get descriptions of how the church should be led and the kind of leaders to look for. Above all else, elders are to be chosen for their character. Paul tells Titus, “This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you—if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.” (Titus 1:5-9)

It’s a joy to find men like this in our church willing to lead and shepherd our community. We prayed Sunday for continued protection, wisdom, and growth as these four step into their roles as elders and we look forward to the season ahead for our church!
Kampout - June 3-7
Kanakuk Kampout is back this summer, June 3-7, and signups are open here! This will be our third summer to host Kampout. It is a Christian sports camp for kids 5-12 from 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday. Last year, we filled all of our spots, so sign up today!

For an overview of the schedule or any questions you have, check out their website, here.  

Family Weekend Conference - April 26-28

Carlton Landing is a place where families come to rest, spend time together, and make lifelong memories. It’s also a place to spend intentional time building godly routines and habits in our homes. For our first annual family conference, we want to pour into the families in CL, so we’ve invited Justin Whitmel Earley to come speak about his book Habits of the Household: Practicing the Story of God in Everyday Family Rhythms.

This will be a whole weekend of family fun. Justin will speak Friday evening and Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon we will have family activities planned, and Saturday evening we’ll gather at the Festival Lawn for food trucks, music, and a family talent show. Start practicing your family talents! On Sunday morning, come early for donuts and coffee and hear a special message about God’s vision for your family.

Look for signups in the next few weeks!

Missions Opportunity: Adi McKinzie
In June, Adi McKinzie is going to be traveling to Egypt on a mission trip with BattleCreek Church in Tulsa, and she’s raising support! If you’d like to talk with her about the trip or discuss supporting her, email her at

Writing this email, I'm so grateful for the volunteers and leaders we have to make these events and opportunities happen. Grateful to get to serve!


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