Boone’s Creek Baptist Church aims to spread the glory of God from our neighbors to the nations. We do this by strengthening the people of God and sharing the gospel of God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
This newsletter seeks to develop the mission, vision, and passion of Jesus Christ and His glorious church!
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QUOTES OF THE WEEK
My prayer is that this vision will be big enough and bold enough and biblical enough and beautiful enough in its heart for the lost and the poor, that you as a people will be inspired to embrace it with all your heart, and dream it and pray it and serve it and give to it out of the overflow of joy that treasuring Christ brings.
(John Piper, Treasuring Christ Together, as they cast a vision for their upcoming budget year at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, MN).
The church should have a different solution to man’s plight, because it has a different view of man. Vision is an essential requirement for the man of God, for as the proverb reminds us, “Without a vision the people perish.” Where a world is perishing without the knowledge of God it is evidence of a short-sighted, if not blinded, church
(Paul Bassett, Vision, Compassion, and Prayer).
Are you a stationary Christian? A visionless Christian? Are you a naked Christian, as the verse says – one who is not ordained with a sight, a perception, a contemplation, a dream, a vision for God in the future?
(David Legge, Visionary or Stationary, 1999).
Boone’s Creek Fighter Verse: Ephesians 6:4, ESV
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
(Use this Fighter Verse for personal Scripture memory or to teach this to your child to help them stockpile God’s Word in their hearts –Psalm 119:11.)
Would You Help Us Serve Our King?
On occasion, we have some needs in various areas of service.
- Helpers needed for VBS Block Party at Pantry Shoppe on Squires Lane. Ron is coordinating a VBS Block Party on June 27 from 11:00 – 2:00 (see the Events & Ministries portion of this newsletter). People are needed to help with the games, food, and blitzing the neighborhoods. Please contact Bro. Ron (263-5466 / 537-8058 / firstname.lastname@example.org ) to help out. There is also a signup sheet on the front table in the foyer of the church.
- We need some to volunteer to mow. God has blessed us with some beautiful property. Part of being good stewards of His blessings as well as getting ready for family and guests is helping to keep it maintained. You may not feel gifted to teach, have the talent to sing, have the patience to work with children—so why not sign up to mow? Help us keep Boone’s Creek beautiful.
- Some men to serve in-between Sunday School and church as valets and parking lot greeters. While we may take for granted that people know where they need to go, let’s make sure they know where to go! Eric Masters has done a marvelous job coordinating our valet service over the past year or so, but he’s graduating and moving on to Williamsburg. Will you step in and help us make our guests feel welcomed?
- We need some who love ministering to children to help us in Extended Session. Extended Session takes place at the same time as our Sunday morning worship. If you feel led to be a part of this ministry, contact Cindy Perry (543-8839 / email@example.com ) or Debbie Caudill (576-2869 / firstname.lastname@example.org).
We praise God that we have some to help with our Welcome Table: Grace Barker, Sarah Ingham, Laura Preston, and Niki Scott. Thank you for stepping up!
Emphasis This Summer: Kingdom People With Kingdom Vision
Jesus told his disciples, “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33). Friends, we cannot look to add until we look to His Kingdom.
The mission of our church is to spread the glory of God from our neighbors to the nations. The Kingdom of God is about the glory and majesty of God—and thus all who are citizens of that Kingdom must understand not only what we do but who we are. Therefore, this summer will have a three-fold purpose to correspond with our mission:
- We aim to give Boone’s Creek a greater understanding of the role of the church in the Kingdom of God.
- We aim to give Boone’s Creek a greater embracing of what the church is, which will inform what the church must do. This involves a greater accountability of the covenant we take as members of Christ’s church at Boone’s Creek;
- We aim to give Boone’s Creek a greater intentionality in making Gospel connections from our neighbors to the nations.
Sunday mornings, we will look at our mission statement (the top of this page), followed by Sunday nights we will go over a study by Don Whitney called Spiritual Disciplines Within the Church. During the week, we will resume our REACH groups as a way to discuss and pray over our church as we seek to be strengthened as well as share the gospel in the neighborhoods we’re in.
This Past Sunday and This Coming Sunday
Sunday School: 109
Sunday Morning Worship: 155
- This past Sunday, June 21, I preached on “Rise Up, O Men of God: Kingdom Men in a Unisex World” You can access this sermon here (http://sermoncloud.monkserve.com/EKK/256/2009-06-21.mp3 –when posted.)
- Next Sunday will continue our series on “Kingdom People with Kingdom Vision.” The title will be “The Way of the Cross Leads Home: Kingdom Families Strengthen Kingdom Churches” (Ephesians 5:21-6:4).
- For more recent sermons, long on to http://www.sermoncloud.com/bcbc .
REACH Group Update
We will resume our REACH groups on June 4. We will be going over a study from Thabiti Anyabwile’s book What is a Healthy Church Member? (Crossway Books, 2008) Our REACH Groups are:
Kenneth and Kellyn Clayton: Lexington. Location and time: Thursdays beginning June 11, 1550 Trent Blvd. Apt. #810, Lexington KY 40515. The meetings begin at 6:00 p.m.
Bro. Matthew Perry: Athens area, Boone’s Creek Baptist Church, Lexington, KY. Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m.
(We are in need of someone to lead a REACH group in the Winchester area and the Nicholasville area. If you have questions about our REACH groups, feel free to call me [263-5466] or e-mail me [boonescreek church @ gmail.com] for more information.)
Events and Ministries
Thursday, June 23: Building Committee Meeting, 7:00 p.m. in Room 101.
Saturday, June 27: VBS Registration Canvassing and Registration Off Squires’ Lane in Bro. Ron’s neighborhood, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Games, grilling, and getting kids under the Gospel. For more information, contact Bro. Ron (263-5466 / 537-8058 / email@example.com).
Sunday, June 28: Blood Drive / VBS Registration.
No evening service today, so the VBS teachers may have an opportunity to decorate their rooms. The Blood Drive will be from 12:15-4:00 p.m. Won’t you sign up? One person donating can help save three lives!
Monday-Friday, June 29-July 3, 9:00 a.m. to noon: Vacation Bible School
Climb aboard the Boomerang Express™ as we take a week-long journey across Australia (G’day, mate!). If you have children or know of children who would like to be a part, visit our website at http://www.boonescreekchurch.com/vbs to register. For any other questions, contact our VBS Director, Cindy Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sunday, July 12:
Important Business Meeting regarding Phase II of our Building Program. Please circle this on your calendar.
Sunday evening, July 19: Fellowship at the Park, 7:00 p.m.
As they do every year, the deacons will provide watermelon for this special time of fellowship.
- Sarah Darnall: lost her great grandmother recently.
- John Lamb and his family: John lost his wife Susan recently to a heart attack.
- Ann Penn Hayes: doing much better! She was back at church this Sunday!
- Larry Miller, as he recovers from back surgery.
- Lillian Black, who is thankful that her car accident did not give her significant physical problems;
- The family of Brian Hamrick, pastor of First Baptist Church, Clewiston, Florida, who died from a blood clot at the age of 33. He leaves behind his wife, Katherine, and two children ages 4 and 1.
- Danny Pratt: Linda Moon’s brother-in-law, who is having surgery this week
- Mattie Farrow
- Edna Bratton: recovering well from her surgery a few weeks ago
- Agnes Dixon: recovering from her wrist surgery;
- Karla Darnall: recovering from her broken ankle
- Christine Owens: lost her daughter a few weeks ago
- Missy and Daniel Stipp
- Cindy Perry
(Any other prayer requests you’d like to share? Let Jennifer know so she can put them on our Prayer Guide.)