Central News for September 13, 2016

Central News for September 13, 2016

Our vision is simple: Central Church will strive to be the neighborhood church that supports your family’s journey as you seek God’s will.

Recent Messages
We have started a new series of messages, titled Reaching Out.  If we truly desire to be a neighborhood church, then we’re going to have to do just that…reach out!

9/11 ~ The Choices We Make

Upcoming Events

  • On Wednesday afternoon, September 14th, Central will host the Grandview High School football team for a meal.  Contact Gary Breshears to volunteer! Volunteers will need to arrive to assist in serving the meal by 4:30 PM, we will also need volunteers to help with clean-up starting at about 6:30 PM
  • On Sunday, September 18th, the Deacon Ministry Team will meet following the morning worship service
  • On Thursday, September 29th, the Advisory Board will meet from 6:30-8:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall
  • On Sunday, October 9th we will host a special evening service (6:00 PM) with Creation Ministries International
  • On Saturday, October 22nd, Central will be providing water/fruit for the Fill the GAP 5K
  • On Sunday, November 6th we will host a special service with Joel & Lydie Teague, missionaries to France
  • On Sunday evening, November 6th, the Greater Kansas City District Association of Free Will Baptists will host its annual Missions Rally at the Beacon FWB Church in Raymore

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

For the latest news and prayer requests about our missionaries, Joel and Naomi McGill, click here.

Our missionary spotlight this week is upon David Reeves, currently serving as an intern missionary in France.  Read more about David here.

Bible Challenges
Bible Reading Challenge:
John 4:1-42

Bible Memorization Challenge: John 4:42 (ESV)…They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.”

Pastor’s Note
Life does, indeed, get hectic from time to time.  Yesterday was one of those days—which is why the newsletter is a day late being sent to you!

Was it just me, or did the worship service this past Sunday seem especially meaningful and powerful?  I was filled with wonder at the obvious presence of God’s Spirit among us.  As I have been taking my current college course on the Poetry and Wisdom Literature in the Bible, I have gained a better appreciation for the Psalms, and their usage possibilities in our worship service.  I hope to include more Scripture readings into our service, in the future.

If you’re free this evening, at about 6:30 PM, feel free to drop by as we’ll be preparing the brisket for tomorrow’s football team dinner.  It takes about 1 ½ to 2 hours to get the meat prepared for smoking, and extra hands are always welcome!  Don’t forget about tomorrow, either.

Hands upraised as if to reach outI hope you remember the challenges issued in the last few weeks concerning prayer for the unsaved, and especially for the five new families we want to add into Central before the end of the year.  Remember, we all have a part to play in seeing someone come to faith in Jesus Christ.  The Great Commission wasn’t issued with an expiration date, nor has it been repealed.  Until Jesus comes back, we’re supposed to be engaged in this activity above all others—making disciples.  I am convinced that if we desire to be a healthy church, this must become the core of all that we do.  There isn’t really any other way that I am aware of.  It isn’t about programs; it is about being obedient to what Jesus has told us to do.

This coming week we’re going to be taking a look at what it means to reach out in our Jerusalem.  That’s what Jesus told His disciples just before He ascended into heaven.  They would be His witnesses in Jerusalem.  So, we’ll be looking at what a witness truly is (and does), what Jerusalem meant to Jesus’ disciples (and what it ought to signify to us), and how reaching out can impact our community.  Pray as preparations are being made for this coming Sunday by Bill, the Sunday school teachers, and myself.  We need it, believe me!

I hope to see you in church soon!