Last month I touched on the Web and technology in ministry. This month I invite you to explore some of the many useful resources we have on our own www.sbava.org that can be yours with the click of your mouse.
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Special presentation Friday, July 28
Director, Susan Batten-Bell
More details will follow at our Website and in upcoming issues of The Spirit newsletter. As you plan your summer activities, please keep this week in mind. (We are in need of volunteers who are willing to lead a class as well as volunteers to accompany the children as they rotate through the various music opportunities that week.)
Church Leadership Conference
Friday: 6:45-9:45 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Guest speaker is Roger Roller. Special Music will be presented by Mark Andrist, concert artist/worship leader at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Richmond, and Drexel Rayford, musician/pastor of Walnut Grove Baptist Church, Mechanicsville.
Sessions to choose from include: Basic Training for Deacons, Becoming a Contagious Christian, Leading Your Church in FAITH, Turning Inside Out with Ministry Evangelism, How to Become an Evangelistic Church, You Don't Have to be a Mega-Church to Grow, Connecting with Unchurched People in the 21st Century, Reaching People through Major Community Events, Share Jesus without Fear, Reorganizing Your Church for Outreach and Ministry, and Sharing Your Story.
For more information, go to Virginia Baptist Mission Board.
Last month's Youth Movie Night was excellent! Thanks to those of you who promoted the event to your community and church youth. The approximately 200 teens who came (it was hard to count so many moving active bodies) consumed dozens of pizzas and gallons of drinks. Bedford Baptist did a fantastic job of hosting, and their youth and workers stayed well after in order to clean up. Great job! Judy Ward of Mt. Olivet and Jeanne Willis of Bedford were our fearless leaders, and you could tell they were well prepared. By their example and leadership, the evening went off without a hitch, and the young people were on their way home by 8:00 p.m.
We will be having more special youth gatherings in the months to come. Please stay informed, help spread the word, and pray how God will use you to reach our teenagers. If there are some of you who are willing to work with Judy in putting these kinds of activities together, please send me an e-mail or call the office. We'll follow up. To, contact Judy Ward, our SBA Youth Coordinator, call 434-525-1207 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
*NEWS FLASH* Travis Bush, youth director at Hunting Creek Church in Big Island, just contacted us with an invitation for area youth to attend a Music/Drama Youth Event they are hosting on Friday, March 31, 7:00-9:30 p.m. For details, email Travis at email@example.com.
Orchard Drive Baptist Church
A Sunday School Leader Training seminar will be led by Josh Hunt, author of "You Can Double Your Class in Two Years or Less." The seminar begins at 1:00 p.m. and concludes at 4:00. Cost is $10 per person or $100 per church. For more information contact the Henry County Baptist Association at 276- 638-2951.
Mrs. Lois Stevens, WMU Director
1118 Roundtree Dr., Bedford 24523
Phone: 540-586-7409 - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Women on Mission: Radford is leading devotionals at Oakwood Manor in March; Thaxton will lead them in April. Diamond Hill will host the March birthday party for residents of Bedford County Nursing Home; Palestine will host it in April.
Saturday, March 25, 2006, 10 a.m.
(Covered dish meal)
Suck Spring Baptist Church
Several ladies from Fort Trial Baptist Church, Stanleytown, Virginia, will present the program on World Missions Unlimited.
The special emphasis this year is Project Help: Poverty. To help relieve poverty in the Bedford area, each WMU group is asked to bring items for Bedford Christian Ministries. Items needed are bed sheet sets, blankets, towels, and washcloths. A suggestion would be for your group to bring either a set of sheets, sets of towels/washcloths, or a blanket.
Hunting Creek will have Community Revival Services beginning Sunday, March 19, 11:00 a.m., and continuing each evening at 7:00 through Wednesday, March 22. Rev. Doug Duty will bring the messages.
Hunting Creek has an opening for a part-time Minister of Music. Send resumes to the church, Attention: Brenda Oliver, 15455 Big Island Hwy., Big Island, VA 24526. For more information, call 434-299-5763 and leave a message.
Mount Hermon is seeking to call a part-time Youth Minister. For information, contact the pastor, Mark Flores, at 434-841-7022.
In November 2005, Rev. Phil Day accepted the pastorate of Mountain View after serving as interim there for several years.
Disaster Relief Training
March 13, 2006
West Salem Baptist Church, Salem
Make plans now to attend this once a year event. Nationally known, dynamic evangelists will inform, enlighten and encourage. These include: Voddie Baucham, Frank Cox and Gary Frost, Chuck Kelley, Bill Fay and Ken Weathersby. This is open to all pastors, staff and church members who want to sharpen their evangelistic tools and be a more effective witness for the Lord. Bring your whole staff and members from your church to a conference that will Renew Your Passion...for Evangelism! For additional info, go to www.sbcv.org/eventinfo.
Bonsack Baptist Church, Roanoke
March 17, 2006, 9am-Noon
GuideStone Financial Resources, SBC, (formerly the Annuity Board, SBC) is the primary provider of retirement and insurance plans for employees of Virginia Baptist churches/associations. Jeff Cranford, GuideStone representative for Virginia, will provide information on the many enhancements/changes to the Church Retirement Plan and the Personal Protection Insurance Plans offered by GuideStone. For more info or to register, email email@example.com or call 800-255-2428, ext. 5344.
April 4 Jerry Parr (Suck Spring)
April 9 Jackie Carver (Palestine)
April 13 Gary Fowler (Flint Hill)
April 4 Jerry & Liz Parr (Suck Spring)
April 29 Elmer & Tiena Sellers (Retired)
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