Coming This Fall

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Kingdom Man: by Tony Evans

Sunday Mornings beginning on September 17 at 9:15 a.m.

Location:  Ed. Bldg. Room 210       (Men only Class)

There are plenty of males in the world today who are content to slide through life, never making any waves in the world around them. Responsibility, leadership, and initiative are foreign concepts to them. And the world is suffering for it.

Our world is falling apart, not from the lack of males but for the lack of men. Real men. Kingdom men. Men who recognize that God has uniquely endowed them with the capacity and destiny for greatness. A kingdom man understands and loves this. He doesn’t run from responsibility; he runs toward it. This is the kind of man the world needs.

But the world isn’t the only one crying out for kingdom men. God is too. He’s looking for men who are willing to fully align themselves under His comprehensive rule. When they submit to His authority as their Lord, they are then willing to lead their families, businesses, and churches well. When a kingdom man shows up, everyone in his sphere of influence is affected for the better.

The time for the return of kingdom men has never been more critical. Our families need them. Our neighborhoods need them. Our churches need them. Our world needs them.

 

Small Groups will begin back on September 24

(Study TBA)

 

Tuesday Women Bible Study begins in September.

 

KidzLife: Celebrating Life in the Kingdom of God!

KidzLife is our dynamic Wednesday night ministry that teaches kids how they can live the most adventuresome lives possible – life following Jesus in God’s kingdom. Through creative presentations and interactive small groups, kids go deep into God’s word, learn to hear God’s voice, and walk in the power of His Holy Spirit. Furthermore, our kids hide the Scripture in their hearts and impact other nations through our hands-on mission component. Our leaders are equally blessed as they intentionally disciple the next generation.

KidzLife meets every Wednesday night (Begins August 23, 2017 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

KidzLife is for kids age 3 through 5th grade.

Children's Summer Fun Calendar for July 2017

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Wonderful Wednesday’s—6:00-7:30 pm

We will meet on Wednesday nights at different homes for a time of swimming fun, fellowship, and a devotional. Bring swim clothes, floaties, a towel, and extra clothes. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children for this family event.

Date                  Host Family                          Address

July 12               Lynn Jones                            109 Worth Street

July 26               Dear                                      15 Club Road

Neptune Park Trip—July 19, 12:30-5:30

Splash Park on St. Simons Island

We will leave the church at 12:30. All permission slips and funds must be submitted by Sunday, July 9th. We ask that you eat lunch before you come and arrive by 12:15, so that we can leave on time. The van will return to the church between 5:30 and 6:00

We will be taking the church van. You may choose to drive  your own vehicle as well. If you do, we ask that you caravan with us from the church so that we may get our tickets and enter the park as a group.

How Much:  $6/person (includes admission)*

*Children 3 and under are free and must wear a swim diaper (even if they are potty trained).

galactic starveyors

What a great time we had at VBS 2017: Galactic Starveyors! Our volunteers put in a lot of work, and it was well worth it! Over 300 kids registered for VBS, with an average of 250 kids and youth attending daily. Among the 300, over 100 unchurched children and families were touched by this event. With 13 groups of kids, 9 classes (Bible Study, Music, Snacks, Games, and Crafts for both younger kids and older), van routes, security, refreshments, and more, over 80 volunteers worked everyday for 5 days beginning before 8:00 in the morning and many working till late in the evening after the kids left to prepare and teach kids about Christ. Several children accepted Christ as their savior, and many more children and families now understand the love of God and that they are welcome at Jesup First Baptist Church.


Thank you so much to all the volunteers that helped before VBS with preparation, set-up, and outreaches, during our main event, and after VBS with clean-up and follow up to make it a success. All of your hard work and effort showed God’s love and grace in the lives of so many kids and families in Jesup and surrounding counties!!

 

 

CHILDREN’S SUMMER FUN CALENDAR

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Vacation Bible School

June 12-16—9:00-12:00

Join us this year for our Galactic Starveyors VBS. This will be an exciting time of space themed singing, crafts, play, and learning God’s Word. This is open to children who have completed Pre K-5th grade. Want to volunteer? See Amanda Phelps, Val Eidson, or Earl Barron. Sign up today through our website at www.jesupfbc.org.

Wonderful Wednesday’s—6:00-7:30 pm

We will meet on Wednesday nights at different homes for a time of swimming fun, fellowship, and a devotional. Bring swim clothes, floaties, a towel, and extra clothes. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children for this family event.

Date Host Family Address

June 7      Williamson 232 Harmony Road

June 21     Thomas 665 Ski Lake Dr.

July 12      Lynn Jones 109 Worth Street

July 26      Dear 15 Club Road

 

Strike Zone Bowling Trip (Brunswick, GA)

June 28, 1:00-5:00

We will leave the church at 1:00. We ask that you eat lunch before coming and arrive by 12:45, so that we can leave on time. Permission  forms and all fees must be turned in by Sunday, June 11th. The van will return to the church between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m.

We will be bowling two games together. Bowling shoe rental and two games are included.

We will be taking the church van. You may choose to drive  your own vehicle as well. If you do, we ask that you caravan with us from the church so that we may get our tickets and enter the bowling alley as a group.

How Much: $6/person (includes shoe rental and two games)*

*There is no charge for individuals who will not be bowling, such as infants.

 

Neptune Park Trip—July 19, 12:30-5:30

Splash Park on St. Simons Island

We will leave the church at 12:30. All permission slips and funds must be submitted by Sunday, July 9th. We ask that you eat lunch before you come and arrive by 12:15, so that we can leave on time. The van will return to the church between 5:30 and 6:00

We will be taking the church van. You may choose to drive  your own vehicle as well. If you do, we ask that you caravan with us from the church so that we may get our tickets and enter the park as a group.

How Much:  $6/person (includes admission)*

*Children 3 and under are free and must wear a swim diaper (even if they are potty trained).

Connection News for May 2017

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Children’s Ministry Update

Parent Meeting

 

¨Sunday, April 30th @ 4:30 in the Conference Room

¨All parents of children (birth through 5th grade) are encouraged to attend this important meeting.

¨We will discuss the current status of our children’s ministry and ask for parental input. We’ll see you then!

¨Childcare will be available.

AWANA RACER DERBY RESULTS

 

cubbies

 

Cubbies - 1st Place

Gwen Brewer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sparks design

 

 

SPARKS Design:

1st—Reilly Phelps

             2nd—Spencer Dear

             3rd—Marigrace Groover

 

 

 

sparks speed

 

 

Sparks Speed:

1st—Spencer Dear

 2nd—Reilly Phelps

3rd—Gracie Brewer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TTT&T Design:

1st—Caredith Groover

2nd—Nicholas Thomas

3rd—Brynzlee Williamson

Speed:

1st—Brynzlee Williamson

2nd—Caredith Groover

3rd—Nicholas Thomas

 

 

 

Connection News for April, 2017

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As a believer in Christ and a member of the body, it is our responsibility to reach out to others who are searching for meaning in their lives.  Since I made that commitment in my life, I have been striving to do what Jesus told his disciple to do. GO! MAKE DISCIPLES!

We do this by reaching out and showing others, the love and grace of Christ. We do this by building relationships. We do this by inviting visitors or newcomers to our home for a meal.

Tom Rainer gives seven reasons why evangelism should be one of the highest priorities in the church.

1.Because Christ is the only way of salvation. There is no way around it. Salvation is exclusive. There is only one way. Jesus could not have made it clearer in John 14:6: “Jesus told him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’” Jesus had an urgent message. He had an exclusive message. We must be conveyors of that narrowly-defined hope.

2.Because Christ died for the world. There is a reason John 3:16 is the most familiar and most quoted verse in the history of humanity. Jesus died for the world. He is the only way, but He has provided a way for everyone. That is a message that is urgent and worth telling. Indeed, it’s the greatest message ever.

3.Because churches that are not intentional about evangelism typically are weak in evangelism. Many pastors and church leaders will affirm this article. They will give mental assent to the priority of evangelism. But they do not practice the priority of evangelism in their churches. What are you doing today to make certain evangelism is a priority in your church?

4.Because churches tend to obsess inwardly when they fail to move outwardly. Where has a lot of your church’s energy been expended lately? Rancorous business meetings? Expressions of petty church preferences? Worship wars? Power struggles? Those are inward obsessions. Lead your church to an evangelistic priority and watch the focus shift for the better.

5.Because churches become content and complacent with transfer growth. Some churches are growing. Others are adding members without significant numerical growth. But many in both categories are growing at the expense of other churches. Some may be reaching unchurched Christians. That’s good, but that’s not evangelism. We can fool ourselves into thinking we are evangelistic when we are simply recirculating the saints.

Because evangelistic Christians actually grow stronger as better discipled Christians. Those who are evangelistic are obedient to Christ. Being obedient to Christ means that we are following His teachings and becoming a better fruit-bearing disciple.

So, it is our chance to make a difference in our community. I challenge “Each One” of the members of First Baptist Church to “Reach One” person for Christ this year. If we do this, God will grow His church through His people. What a wonderful thought, don’t you think!

Connection News for March, 2017

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Discover Your Passion

We’ve heard it said that passion is oxygen for the soul. It’s also fuel for a life well-lived! We believe that nothing great can be accomplished without passion and enthusiasm.

In Colossians 3:23, Paul encourages us to do everything with passion and enthusiasm—not for others but for God. Passion is simply what drives and energizes you! It’s what motivates you to take action. It’s the force that gets you out of bed in the morning and keeps you focused to do your best.

When passion is directed productively for the benefit of others, it can change the world for the better. It can give you the fuel you need to overcome obstacles and challenges, rebound from disappointment of failure, and fulfill your God-given purposes. Passion is pregnant with optimism and belief.

Remember, our ultimate passion should be for the Lord. We read in Psalm 63:1 that David pursued God with everything he had; he was a man of God who followed hard after God.

“Discovering your Passion” is the third and final part of uncovering your Life Word. When you tap into your passion, it gives you the energy you need to live on purpose and maximize your power. There are several key questions that we have found are helpful to reveal your motivation and energy. These are the top three to help you Discover your Passion:

1. Where do I invest most of my time, energy, and money?
2. What matters to me deeply?
3. What energizes me to take action and motivates me to make a difference?

Passion reminds you that what you’re doing is important. God plants seeds of greatness in each of us and waters them with passion.

You will find your Life Word when you define your power, determine your purpose, and discover your passion. When you have discovered your Life Word, don’t let fear keep you from your destiny. Don’t let apathy keep you from experiencing an exciting and meaningful journey.

Live your Life Word with faith and courage, and make a profound, positive difference in the lives of others and leave the world a better place. Can you imagine if we all lived out our Life Words? We would change the world for Christ and leave a legacy that truly matters—all for the glory of God!

The following was a devotional I read as part of my prayer time several weeks ago. It blessed me so, I wanted to share with everyone else. I pray you will read it and listen to what the writer is speaking about.
God Bless!

Bro. Earl

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