Central News for June 20, 2017

Central News for June 20, 2017

Recent Messages
Below are links to our most recent messages:

June 18th ~ Leading By Following

June 11th ~ Recording missed due to technical difficulties

June 4th ~ Searching For Justice

May 28th ~ Seeing a Crowd

May 21st ~ Recording missed due to technical difficulties

May 14th ~ An Active Faith—Remain Faithful

May 7th ~ Recording missed due to technical difficulties

April 30th ~ An Active Faith—Honoring God

April 23rd ~ An Active Faith & God’s Love

Follow this link to our YouTube channel for our live streamed videos—Live Streamed Videos.

Follow this link to our sermon archive—Sermon Archive.

Upcoming Events

  • The Deacon Ministry Team will meet on Sunday, June 25th at 12:30 PM
  • The Advisory Board will meet on Monday, June 26th at 6:30 PM
  • Newton-Custer Wedding on July 8th at 2:00 PM, the church family is invited to share in the celebration

Missionary News
For the latest news and prayer requests about our international Free Will Baptist missionaries, click here.

Missionary Spotlight: Tim & Lydia Awtrey

Bible Challenges
Bible Reading Challenge:
Malachi 3:13-18

Bible Memory Challenge: Malachi 3:16 (ESV)—Then those who feared the Lord spoke with one another. The Lord paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the Lord and esteemed his name.

Pastor’s Note
Either most of you aren’t reading this newsletter, or else you didn’t notice that I totally missed sending out a newsletter last week. In fact, the last newsletter I sent out was on May 29th! I do apologize for missing the past couple of weeks; however, it has been a busy last few weeks.

For those who had not heard yet, Bro. Bill Christensen passed into the presence of our Savior yesterday afternoon. He was 97-years-old, and has been actively serving the Lord as either a deacon or pastor for well over 50 years. His family has asked to hold the memorial service here at Central due to the predicted attendance. I will be sending out an update as soon as the details are settled for the service times. Right now, the best guess is that the visitation will be conducted on Friday evening and the memorial service will be held on Saturday. Central Church will be partnering with the Belton FWB Church to host a meal for the family following the memorial service and graveside service.

As I mentioned above, it has been a whirlwind for the past several weeks. Sharon and I traveled to Oklahoma for my graduation from Randall University in mid-May. We came home from that and the next week we left for a family vacation. Following that trip we made the short journey down to Springfield, MO for the Missouri State Association of Free Will Baptists’ annual convention. All told, we traveled nearly 3,500 miles (air and car miles) in a little over month. That may not sound like a lot, but it sure did tire us out! After all of that, of course, we also had Celebrate Grandview here at the church.

Please keep our young people in your prayers during the summer months as camp season is underway. Camp is always a good time for the Lord to get the attention of our young people as the distractions are, somewhat, minimized.

In mid-July, Sharon and I will be traveling to Louisville, KY for the annual convention of the National Association of Free Will Baptists. This is going to be an important meeting as the recommendation from the Greater Kansas City District is going to come to the floor. This recommendation is to have the National Association pursue a study of the feasibility of organizing a new department at the national level of the denomination that would be focused on church revitalization. Please be in prayer for me as I will have the responsibility to shepherd this recommendation through the business sessions.

Pray for the outreach of Central Church. I just had a young lady stop by asking for information about our church as she is looking for a home church here in Grandview to begin attending. I believe the Lord Is honoring all that we have been doing over the past few years to reach into the community, now we need to step up and be the church that God desires us to be. So—what are you doing to be the church?