Start Something New
At our Annual Meeting back in October I challenged each of you present to think of something "NEW" you and your church can do this year. The theme was "Start Something New". Since that time I have heard from a few churches that are actually doing this! Please allow me to encourage you and your church to think outside of the box and to pray that God will give direction towards a new ministry. The ministry does not have to be elaborate nor expensive. Mainly, it needs to be something that leads you and your church to engage the culture around where you live. Here are a few examples to consider...prayer walk a local school, hold devotions with sports teams, visit nursing homes, have a special service for first responders, provide snacks for teachers of a local school, host a small group bible study in your home, write notes of appreciation to teachers, police officers, EMS, etc...
Start Something New!
Mark your calendars for Friday and Saturday, November 4-5, 2016, for the Upstate Parenting Conference! Travis Agnew will be the keynote speaker on Friday evening and Saturday morning. Also, on Saturday morning there will be multiple classes for you to choose from that will cover a multitude of parenting topics. This event is FREE! Northbrook Baptist Church is hosting this event. To register simply click on the above picture. It will take you to the official registration site.
From time to time I send out email updates from our office. You can now sign up for these updates without contacting me. Simply fill out this form to be added to the list.
Summer Mission Trip
Twenty volunteers had a great trip to Frankfort, OH, during the month of June. The week consisted of a block party, sports camp, building repair, and a revival. Plans are being worked on for July 2017 to return to Frankfort. I will post the dates as soon as possible.
Pastor's & Wive's Retreat
The annual pastor's and wives retreat is quickly approaching! The date for this year's retreat is Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19. We will be blessed by the music of Lee and Amber James from Fairview Baptist Spartanburg and the preaching of Dr. Tom Tucker, pastor of Sisk Memorial Baptist Church, Fort Mill, SC. We will be meeting at the Bonclarken Conference Center in Flat Rock, NC. More information will be mailed to the pastors at the end of August. (these are a couple of pictures from last year's event)