As the first half
of 2019 closes, so does our walk through 1&2 Peter. Over the past six
months, we’ve learned of our need to diligently study and understand the Scriptures
to be able to identify false teachers. Peter also reminded us of the hope we
have in Christ and His track record for fulfilling prophecy, giving us
assurance in His promises yet to come and instilling in us the peace and hope
needed to live for Christ in a world bent on removing all knowledge and
understanding of God. Beware false
teachers, consider yourself warned!
The Elders are
currently leading the church family through a short series of individual
one-shot messages on various topics. The
Elders are planning on the Old Testament prophetic book of Ezekiel being the
next book we exposit.
unsafe parking lot asphalt – COMPLETED
sink water pressure – COMPLETED
hot water heater – COMPLETED
wash outside of building – TBD
hands on deck church
cleaning days – TBD (volunteer coordinator needed, please contact
projects and volunteer involvement will be communicated as needed.
morning Sunday school program remains suspended. This decision was based
on the low level of participation from our body, leading the Elders to conclude
that the body doesn’t perceive Sunday school to be a needed program. If you
have thoughts or concerns about Sunday school, please feel free to share those
with the Elders.
Women’s Bible Study
The Women’s Bible
study – Hebrews Part 3 – began June 11th. Watch for information concerning the
next study starting in August.
We are still
collecting backpacks and school supplies. The church can directly impact the
lives of the children, their parents, and the teachers through this outreach
ministry, to God’s glory. An approved items list is available on the table in
the foyer. Please place the items in the clear boxes located in the Mother’s
room (room to the right as you enter the front door). A packing day will be
scheduled and communicated, followed with delivery to the school and students once
Kairos Prison Ministry
The next Kairos
Prison Ministry weekend is scheduled for September 19th through 22nd
at West Tennessee State Penitentiary.
There will be several service opportunities available, including making
cookies, delivering cookies inside the prison, working on the team of men that
will be inside the prison for the weekend, or working on the outside kitchen
team one or more of the days of the Kairos event.
returned to active service after an extended sabbatical. John Baertels stepped
down to focus on his family.
professional development continues with the reading of a book by author Steven
J. Lawson: The Passionate Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones.
Louis attended a
training conference in Chattanooga, TN in March focused on expository preaching
and headlined by Dr. Steven J. Lawson of Ligonier Ministries. He reports that it was very profitable &
that the church will benefit from the training he received.