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Create Your Own Study or Chapter

Create Your Own

Bible Study Principles & Guide


Create Your Own CCEM Chapter

  • Leverage (and live) CCEM Mission, Vision and Values
  • Consider CCEM Chapter resources needed for planning & coordination. This may include:
    • Organizing group discussion, prayer, studies, etc.
    • Time commitment outside of work hours
  • Per Guidance for Religious Activities in the Workplace secure local HR no exception
    • HR Online for Managers. If you do not have access to this portal, Contact CCEM
    • A minimal level of incidental personal use of the internet or e-mail is acceptable (see examples)
  • Enable appropriate platform (external host, limited email use) to enhance communication/engagement
  • Comply with Site specific guidance when communicating with others (digital & physical options)
  • Work with Management & HR to ensure Site is a place where Christians can appropriately express their faith
  • CCEM desires to remain as a non-Company Sponsored (ERG) organization


CCEM Houston Campus Background

  • Kicked off in Oct 2014 with objective of creating a framework for Christians in the workplace to meet, communicate events, and interact with each other
  • Coordinated by a Core Team of volunteers complying with HR, Law and P&GA guidance
  • Since its inception has grown organically to over 870 members (2Q18)
  • Serves as a central hub for Christian activities, bringing visibility to its members through the following:
    • Website (external) – Bible Studies and related events highlighted
    • Publishing Quarterly Newsletters
    • Events (bring your Bible to work day, National Day of Prayer, Christmas Social, etc.)


CCEM Financial Update


Thank You CCEM Members!

Since its inception, CCEM has been an employee run and sponsored community. All community planning and events have been performed by individuals on their personal time and using their personal resources. Many of you have donated your time, talents, or contributed financially over the past year and we would like to say thank you for being a part of what God is doing here on the Houston Campus!

We want CCEM to be a community where all feel welcomed and valued. Our main purpose for each event is to bring the community together in fellowship; to encourage and build the Body of Jesus here on campus. We do not hold fundraising events, nor do we ever solicit for financial contributions.

However, some of you have reached out to us and donated financially to help support CCEM events out of the generosity of your hearts. We are very grateful for this and once again say, thank you! We want you to know that all of your funds go directly towards CCEM events here on the Houston Campus. The CCEM team does its best to be good financial stewards with the resources you have entrusted to us, endeavoring to use each dollar efficiently. In the spirit of transparency, we want to share with you our 2018 Financial Plan and Budget so you know where your financial contribution is serving in the CCEM mission.



You are never required, or expected to give to CCEM in order to participate in any event. However, if the Lord has led you to financially support CCEM, contributions may be submitted in three easy ways:

  • Donate electronically via Zelle (included in your mobile banking app) to the account Please follow this donation with an email to John R Dillon and Garrett Shaw indicating how much was donated.
  • Write a check to John Dillon and submit it to Garrett Shaw (John Dillon is the accountable financial steward. Garrett Shaw is independent verification)
  • Cash Contributions may be given to either Garret Shaw, or John Dillon. Follow up each cash donation with an email to both Garret Shaw and John R Dillon


Please note: Donations to CCEM are NOT tax deductible



Encountering Him

Encountering Jesus

We take comfort that there is peace and freedom in the presence of our Lord.

Topic:               Encountering Him

Dates:              Wednesdays – May 30 | Jun 6 | Jun 13 | Jun 20

Time:                12:00n – 12:50p (Bring Your Lunch)

Location:         TBC


Contact Abi Adigun to get added to the invite

Ladies Bible Study – Detours: The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny


We are pleased to announce our new Ladies Bible Study which will start May 23 and run through June 27. Details are below and we look forward to having many of you join us. Ladies Bible Study: Detours: The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny, by Tony Evans.

Find hope in understanding that the sudden or seemingly endless detours in life are God’s way of moving you from where you are to where He wants you to be.

The biblical account of Joseph clearly demonstrates that God is at work even when life seems to be going wrong. Even today, it’s easy to wonder why God would allow calamity to happen or if He’s in control at all. Whether through uncontrollable circumstances or the pain of personal relationships, everyone has experienced unforeseen changes in life. This study helps believers navigate detours that may take you through trials, injustice, and even betrayal. You will be comforted and encouraged when you learn to rest in God’s redemptive plan and the hope found in God’s sovereign will.

This is a six-week video based bible study and while the study guide and book are not a necessary requirement to attend this bible study, they are recommended to deepen your growth. The study guide offers a personal study that provides five days of bible study and learning activities for individual engagement between group sessions. The study guide and book can be found at most book retailers including Lifeway and Amazon.

6 Weeks: May 23 – June 27

Wednesdays: 11:30 – 12:30

To be invited to the study contact Marilyn Devereaux-Ruffin

Working for Our Father (YPC)


Kickoff is May 16th, 11-12 pm. Goto/ypckickoff

Please register for the kickoff and series below to help us plan logistics. Thanks!

WFOF Kickoff Sign-up

Part 1 Registration – May 23, Accepting the Father’s Gift of Work

Part 2 Registration – May 30, Triumphing Over Toil, Trials, and Temptations

Part 3 Registration – June 6, Aligning Your Career to God’s Mission

Part 4 Registration – June 13, Operating in the Fruit of the Spirit

National Day of Prayer

2018 NDOP Flyer

Join us as we Pray for America!
Meet us on Thursday, May 3 at 7:00am @ N3.1A.306.
Light refreshments to be provided.

Add the Event to Your Calendar (EventX)

This year’s theme is UNITY.
Ephesians 4:3 “Making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace”.

We will Pray for Unity:
1. in America
2. in the church of America
3. in the families, workplaces, communities, and cities in America
4. among all ethnicities and people in America
5. that we agree clearly, unite visibly, and pray extraordinarily for the next Great Spiritual Awakening in America

Thank You Mark Albers!


On March 15th, 2018, Senior Vice President of Exxon Mobil Corporation, Mark Albers, announced his retirement effective April 1st, 2018. Mark has served more than 38 years at ExxonMobil in various capacities both professionally and personally. In addition to the various contributions Mark has made to ExxonMobil as a company (you can read his professional biography here), some of Mark’s most significant contributions have been through the personal relationships he has developed with so many throughout his time at ExxonMobil.

While CCEM was still in the early phases of planning, Mark caught wind of the idea of the Christian Community at ExxonMobil and sought out our website to sign up. CCEM had not even been launched yet, but Mark wanted to ensure he was part of it. In fact, Mark is actually listed as member #1 on the CCEM members log as he technically signed up before any of the original organizers did! That is the type of spiritual leader that he is; his support and excitement from the beginning of CCEM encouraged and has continued to encourage our leadership team.

However, Mark has been heavily plugged into the Christian Community long before CCEM was even an idea. He has been consistently engaged in events at ExxonMobil like the Global Day of Prayer, Alpha, and Cru Houston (formerly Priority Associates). He has also served in his local church, and is on the Board of Trustees at Grace School of Theology. Mark has always made it a priority to be connected with brothers and sisters in Christ, both here at ExxonMobil, and in his local community.

We at CCEM have heard countless stories from you about how Mark has personally encouraged you through your interactions with him. He has always been warm, welcoming, a bright light for the Gospel of Jesus, and a great friend. Although Mark is retiring from Exxon Mobil (we will miss him), it is clear that his work for Christ is not over. We know that Mark will continue to show the love of Jesus, and to encourage the Body of Christ for many more years to come. (If you never got the opportunity to hear Mark share his personal testimony, we encourage you to check it out here)

Thank you Mark for all that you have done, and all that you continue to do. Congratulations on your retirement and good luck in the next phase of your ministry!

Motel Church: A Volunteer Opportunity in Houston

Motel Church Houston is a small church planted among the homeless and working poor in northern Houston. We gather weekly at 10 am in a parking lot off of 1960 with a meal, a small worship service and a sermon. We need volunteers!

Our mission is to serve as God’s servants to help the homeless and the working poor in and living around weekly motels to:

  • Come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ
  • Grow in Christ to carry on the great commission and the great commandment as the body of Christ and as individual believers
  • Become responsible members of the body of Christ in their local community

You can find us on facebook at or a website or email us at

We have an online signup for folks that are interested in volunteering to bring food and/or setup. Come check us out!

Location: Intersection of Breck St. and 1960 (across 1960 from McDonalds and in the parking lot between Bright Furniture and Performance Bicycle (4750 Farm to Market 1960 FM Rd W, Houston, TX 77069)). This is one parking lot over from one of a couple weekly motels where many of our guests live and a few blocks from a primitive camp in the woods where others live.

Date and Time (CDT): Every Sunday at 10 am (volunteers arrive about 9:30 am).

We also have a weekly bible study at 7 pm in the McDonalds right there at that intersection.

Contact Erin Tullos at to learn more!

Salvation History: A Journey through the Old Testament


We will begin a new series (10 parts) entitled “Salvation History: A Journey through the Old Testament.”

In this series, we will cover the 6 covenants God makes with His people and learn how God was preparing the world for the coming of the Messiah.

We will use a popular chart from Jeff Cavins called the Bible Timeline to assist our studies and go through the OT Bible in chronological order.

This study will help you to see and understand the New Testament in a light of the OT covenants and types. You will see how the events of the OT, such as the Passover, tie in directly with the New Testament. You will learn how to interpret some of the more difficult parts of the Bible by understanding the Jewish principles that underlie that scripture and much, much more. People of all faiths are welcome!

Contact Henry Avila to be added to the calendar invite

Location: E2.6B.361; Room may change due to availability

Schedule / Date and Time (CDT): Every Thursday, beginning January 18, 2018 at 11:30am to 12:30pm

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