Our Special Guest for this year's OBD@C is Dawn Smith Jordan, the former Miss South Carolina. Dawn has a tremendous testimony and will be sharing that with us along with her musical talents.
September 8 we will have our annual One Big Day @ Church celebration. We ask that you set this special day aside on your calendar and protect it now. We also ask that you begin praying who God wants you to bring with you to church that day. Once again, we will post our guest's commitments on our OBD@C board in worship as follows:
August 18 - Pastors & Deacons
August 25 - Sunday School & Worship Leaders
September 1 - Everyone else
We will have our breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in the Life Cafe' followed by our regular Sunday schedule of Sunday School classes and worship services. After the 10:30 a.m. Worship and Bible study classes, we will gather in the Fellowship Hall for a fantastic fellowship meal. Watch for more information in our emailed newsletter and during the scrolling announcements prior to worship
Dr. Ron will launch a new teaching series on OBD@C Sunday called "CHASE the LION." This 5 week series will challenge those who are not yet saved to find their purpose in life by finding a saving relationship with our Savior, as well as encourage and teach believers how to pursue God-given dreams and find their fulfillment in that pursuit.
Dr. Thom Cheney, President of Renovate Conferences and Direct of Missions of the Greater Orlando Baptist Association will be with us on Saturday, October 26 to present the one-day seminar: "Reclaiming Inactive Church Members." Dr. Cheney will go into detail the "Reclaiming Strategy" that so many churches are using to help reconnect with church members who have dropped out of active church involvement. The cost is $29 per person, also includes lunch and snacks.
This seminar is open to all churches of all denominations as well as members of First Baptist Church of Blytheville. Details about registration process and deadlines will be forthcoming as we approach this date.
RECLAIMING INACTIVE CHURCH MEMBERS seminar begins @ 8:30 a.m. and will conclude app. 3:30 p.m.
The registration fee includes the R.E.C.L.A.I.M. Strategy Notebook as well as the DVD.
We know how important style is in worship. While we will still offer and grow our traditional service that we call Sanctuary Worship at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday in our Sanctuary, we also offer Contemporary Worship in our Fellowship area called The Crossing. The Crossing is casual in dress but we are not casual about our love for the Lord Jesus or our love for people who need Him. "THE CROSSING" meets each Sunday @ 9:15 a.m. in our Family Life Center.
We want all of our worship services to be fantastic experiences of fellowship with God and other worshipers. While teens and adults worship in THE CROSSING, children and preschoolers are cared for and have fun learning life lessons from the Bible taught by gifted teachers who love kids. Adults who want to be a part of an adult Bible study/small group can join others in contemporary Bible Study @ 10:30 and their children will attend "Children's Church" in our new Children's Theater.
We offer a full hot breakfast along with juice and coffee every Sunday in our Life Cafe' located in the Family Life Center - the building that borders Main St., from 8:30 a.m. til 9:15 a.m. Why not join us for breakfast and stick around for awhile?
We have classes designed for everyone to find a group going through similar life-stages. Adults, we make you 3 promises:
1. You won't be asked to read the Bible aloud, unless you volunteer to;
2. You won't be asked to answer a question about the Bible aloud, unless you volunteer to; and,
3. You won't be asked to pray aloud, unless you volunteer to.
Regardless of the worship service you attend, we have classes that allow you to learn and grow. Let us help you find a group you're comfortable learning with.
Enjoy a breakfast in our Life Cafe', across the alley-way in our FLC (the building that borders Main St.). It's on a donation basis and you can have fresh waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits, donuts, fruit, coffee and juice. Come enjoy not only a great meal but also great fellowship anytime from 8:30 a.m. until 9:15 a.m. Then join us for Sunday School or The Crossing contemporary worship @ 9:15 a.m. Coffee will be available during The Crossing worship at The Crossing Coffee Bar.
Wonderful Wednesdays begins with our professionally prepared supper in our Fellowship Hall each week @ 5 p.m. Along with a delicious hot meal, you can get a salad from the salad bar, with all kinds of "fixin's" and an assortment of desserts. Kids often are offered an alternative menu. The cost is only $5 for youth and adults; kids are only $3 each.
At 6 p.m., Adults stay in the Fellowship Hall for a season of prayer together and then teaching from Dr. Ron. Youth go up to ROCK student ministry. And, children go to the Children's Theater for "ELEVATE."
FBC Blytheville has the most successful daycare in the city. Your precious little one is looked after by trained and highly-qualified personnel, and are given the best of care possible. To learn more, call Cindy, our director at 870-763-0399.
Our new CHILDREN'S THEATER is ready and we are having our Children's Church in there and also our Wednesday night award-winning program for kids called ELEVATE - a ministry that helps kids learn Biblical principles in a fun and exciting format. This is an innovative way for kids to learn and grow in Christ. We encourage parents to visit with us to see the exciting format of ELEVATE. Wednesdays @ 6 to 7 p.m.
We are currently working on the Tri-State Senior Adult Conference. It is tentatively scheduled for early Nov. Keep checking back for more details.
OTHER SENIOR ADULT EVENTS
TNT - our monthly Senior Adult luncheons meet @ noon on the second Monday of each month. Beyond a great pot-luck lunch, attendees of TNT also enjoy a guest speaker each month.
John Martin Keith is a Nashville-based singer/song writer/recording artist/tv celebrity as well as a great Dad to Rachel and husband to Keely. "Marty" has been here before as he performed for our 2018 Valentine's Banquet, and everyone loved him!
Marty has appeared on the hit TV show "Nashville" as well as writing songs that are currently being used on other TV shows. Originally from Paducah, KY, Marty moved to the Nashville area years ago and eventually became the Worship Pastor for Bent Creek Community Church, where Dr. Ron was the Founding Pastor.
We've rescheduled Katie for our December 29th Concert. Although this is the last of the concerts in our 2019 5th Sunday Concert series, it promises to be one of the best of the year! Katie just keeps posting tremendous accomplishments on her resume, like her recent weekend at the Second Baptist Church of Houston, TX. So get ready for a wonderful night of music and Christmas joy!
Beginning Sunday, September 15, @ 12:15ish, we will study "DISCOVERING MY MINISTRY: My Spiritual S.H.A.P.E. and What to do About It" (ESSENTIALS 301) followed by "DISCOVERING MY MISSION IN LIFE" (ESSENTIALS 401). These two studies combined will take 6 weeks.
Our annual BIG DAY is coming up. You should already be thinking of who is going to be your guest for this very special day. Look for more announcements on our website and posters dotted all around the church for more information as it becomes available.