Updated February 27, 2020
GOSPEL CONVERSATIONS AND CHURCH INVITATIONS
If you walk through the foyer, you’ll see a picture of our city and a large board that says “Weekly Mission.” We have set a goal for us as a church to invite people to church 4000 times this year and have 500 gospel conversations.
Every time you invite someone to church or have a gospel conversation, we’re asking you to put a tally mark on the board (as well as a first name or initials of who you spoke to). Then, every time you pass by the board, say a quick prayer for the people who have been invited or who heard the gospel. You’ll also find some cards next to the board that you can use to invite people to church. Let’s love our city and reach our city—together!
A disciple is a follower of Jesus. Following Jesus begins with a personal, saving relationship with him. The journey continues as you grow in knowledge of, love for, and obedience to Jesus. If you are new to Christianity, or realize that you need support and encouragement in your journey of following Jesus, we have men and woman ready to meet with you and help you in that process. To be linked up with someone of your gender in an intentional discipling relationship, there is a sign-up sheet in the foyer, or you can reach out to Pastor Chris at email@example.com.
BOOKS FOR 2020
Just like last year, we’re encouraging everyone to pick a book to read for 2020. In addition to the ones we made available last year, we’ve added three books:
- Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper
- Gospel Above All by JD Greear
- Something Needs to Change by David Platt
Each of these books focus on the priority of the gospel and how we live that out—no matter the cost. Pick up one of these three—or one of the books from last year—from our bookshelf in the foyer.
BIBLE READING FOR 2020
As part of our focus on growing as disciples, we will read through the Bible together in 2020. We have reading plans available at a table in the foyer along with an opportunity to purchase a Bible at a discounted cost.
OPPORTUNITY FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
Are you a college student looking to better connect with our church family? If so, we have a great opportunity for you. We have in place a program where we will pair college students with F.B.B.C. families. We have several church families who are looking to connect with you and support you during your college years. What is required of you? Only the willingness to spend some time with your adoptive family through simple interactions such as Sunday lunches, text messages, or perhaps running errands all together some evening. If you would like more information on how you can get connected with this ministry, contact Shelly Crooks (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to be paired with a family, find the online form at the church website under the ‘COLLEGE’ tab.
Buddhism traces its beginnings to a man named Siddhartha Gatuama. He grew up in wealth and privilege, but then experienced sickness and suffering in ways he had never known previously. This experience had a profound effect on him and he devoted the rest of his life to teaching on how to overcome suffering and achieve enlightenment. Join us for the next Equip U as we look at the teachings and practices of Buddhism. Wednesday, 7:15 pm in room 108.
Sunday, April 12, Worship 8:30 & 10:15
No Community Groups, but we will have Nursery and Kid’s Worship for Pre-K-Kindergarten. Invitations cards will be available soon for family and friends!
Secret Church is a unique, one night event. We will meet together in the Worship Center for a simulcast of teaching by David Platt on God, Government, and the Gospel and spend focused time in prayer for the persecuted church. Secret church will be Friday, April 24, 6 pm-Midnight.
We are supporting the ministry of Pivotal Point by doing a food drive. There is a list of items needed on the information desk in the foyer. You can bring your donations to the foyer and place them in the marked boxes. The last Sunday we will be collecting food will be March 29. Thank you!
DISASTER RELIEF TRAINING
Ministering in the wake of a disaster can be an emotionally, physically and spiritually draining experience. That’s why it requires specialized training so you can best serve others and share the hope of Christ. The classes help volunteers understand how disaster relief teams work, teach critical skills and build fellowship amongst the group. There are two training opportunities coming up. March 6-7 at Connection Point Raytown and April 3-4 at FBC Chillicothe. For more information, or to register visit mobaptist.org/dr-training.
Refuge is a group of young adults who want to create a bond by studying God's Word together, growing stronger in the Lord, and spreading His love throughout the community. Join us on Facebook: facebook.com/groups/wearerefuge. We meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, in the FBBC atrium. We would love to see you there! If you have questions, please see Tim and Kim Weddle.