December 27 - 31, 2017
We have been given an incredible task to accomplish while we are on this planet.
Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Ephesians 3, etc...
The Great Commission is every believer's responsibility - beginning across the street and spanning the globe by sharing the good news of Jesus Christ, making disciples, training leaders and sending them to reproduce biblical ministry.
As we consider world missions, it's easy for us to fall into the trap of thinking that if we pray for and give to a few cross-cultural missionaries, we have done enough. This is a good start, but we cannot stop here. We are all personally responsible to God's mission! Over the years, the church has isolated missions into another program or something that only the missions director deals with. This needs to change, we need to change. The primary goal of the LFF Mission Focus Conferences is to create a missions culture in our churches that engages every believer to this privileged call from God to expand His kingdom all over the planet.
Mission Focus 18' is a great opportunity for our churches to target our youth through young adults and challenge them to own the Great Commission. ALL are invited to come and be a part of the Mission Focus conference. In the past, God has used this conference powerfully to impact the hearts and lives of people from several churches. We know that He will do the same this year! The goal is to promote the priority of missions to our fellowship of churches. Every member will be challenged to see their personal obligation to participate in missions! To Pray, to Prepare, to Give and to Go!
Our Annual Christmas Party is just around the corner! Every year we get together and celebrate by singing, eating and sharing the message of Christ. C&YA and Friends of Internationals host this event making it a great opportunity to invite your friends. This year's event will be at the Sbisa House (location provided).
Don't forget to bring a white elephant gift (valued at $15 or less).
Worship Night at Midtown Baptist Temple - November 17th @6:30.
We will begin the evening with Thanksgiving potluck. Girls bring entrees and sides. Boys bring drinks and deserts (go to the grocery store if you have to, but boys, come on, try....and I don't mean just Man Kit and Alvaro, I mean, where are the boys that can follow a recipe?).
Followed by a time of worship and devotion.
Every year at Fall Retreat God is faithful to show up in a big way and this year will be no different! A weekend of outdoor activities, fellowship and preaching at the Buffalo River. This years guest speaker is Kenny Morgan, pastor of Life Fellowship.
Dates: Thursday, Oct 19- Saturday, Oct 21st
Cost - $120
Don't forget, we are doing a lunch picnic on the way down for those caravaning.
Directions from the church to the lodge: https://goo.gl/maps/iETsniH8s9z
Things to consider bringing:
Hiking shoes, warm clothes (especially if camping), toiletries, swim suit, large water bottle for hiking a bible and note pad.
During five evening sessions beginning on Oct 1 we will have short lectures plus Q&A regarding some of the most pressing religious mis-truths and heresies in the world. Join us as we dive into this introductory series taught by C&YA leaders.
- October 1 - Mormonism - America's Forgotten Cult
- October 8 - Unitarian/Universalism - Religion without Truth
- October 15 - Week-off because of Discipleship Refresher Event
- October 22- Week-off because of retreat
- October 29 - Catholicism - The Dangers of Christendom
- November 5 - Week-off because of MBT Anniversary Weekend
- November 12 - Charismaticism - The Dangers of New Revelation
- November 19 - Islam - A Growing Power
Certainty Conference is the annual Bible conference for the Living Faith Fellowship of churches. Here you will study specific doctrinal subjects that will help you truthfully and biblically answer the myriad of theological questions that exist.
This year the topic of the conference is prophecy. Ones understanding of how to read prophecy in scripture is crucial to ones ability to trust God's Word. So many different perspectives exist and most of them serve to undermine the authority of the bible. How can we understand prophecy as God presents it? How do we use it to better understand the sovereignty of God? How do we believe prophecy as a promise that require a faith response?
Start planning now for this exciting conference. October 1-4 at First Baptist Church of New Philadelphia, Ohio.
C&YA and FOI will be going to the Zoo on Saturday, September 23rd from noon-5pm. Have fun meeting new people and fellowshipping with your brothers and sisters while observing a pageantry of quadrupeds.
We will have a picnic dinner (Jimmy Johns) and soccer game at Swope Park in the evening.
Cost is $10 for everything. All payments due to Brooke Sidebottom
Join us for Heartland's Baptist Church 8th annual Fall Bible Conference
Our Bible Conference this year will be a busy one as we will be assembling 5,000 Bibles for East Africa and 1,000 whole Bibles for Jamaica and 500 bibles for use in local ministry.
Guest Preacher: Pastor Brett Bartlett
C&YA will be meeting at HBC to work on bible construction from noon-10pm. Join us when you can and work a shift.
In July we will be officially re-booting our "discipleship" or "biblical mentorship" material church-wide. It is very important that as a church we have a time of re-envisioning as it concerns our doctrinal and philosophical approach to discipleship. This will be a three week course (9 sessions). We are highly encouraging everyone to participate in order to be ready to disciple others moving forward.
- Sunday, July 23rd - Main Service & Sunday School - Philosophy & Goals
- Tuesday, July 25th - Tuesday Night Service - Practical Applications
- Sunday, July 30th - Main Service & Sunday School - Philosophy & Goals
- Tuesday, August 1st- Tuesday Night Service - Practical Applications
- Sunday, August 6th - Main Service & Sunday School - Philosophy & Goals
- Tuesday, August 8th - Tuesday Night Service - Practical Applications
The All Church Retreat is a perfect opportunity to get away from life’s distractions and spend some quality time with God and your church family! Every year we have a great time together learning God’s Word and just hanging out with each other. This year, we are heading back to UCM (The University of Central Missouri) in Warrensburg, MO for the retreat. You don’t want to miss it!