THIS SUNDAY, 10/21
Text: Ephesians 6:18-20
NOVEMBER 11th @ Noon – SUMMIT Leadership Lunch
Please set this date aside and join me for a quick lunch and meeting.
There is one thing that most churches do poorly. It’s not intentional. We just forget. And that’s what I want to visit with you about. I need you there. Join me.
Should you require childcare simply let me know and I’ll pass your info along to Janyth.
I think we can be walking out by 1:15pm. More on this as it nears.
Saturday, Nov. 17th, 9am-4pm.
I cannot overstate how rare an opportunity this is for our church and believers throughout our region.
Christ has provided for us the best of the best for our keynote speakers. And, except for me :), outstanding breakout session leaders.
A copy of the flier below is in this Sunday’s box. Please distribute one to every member of your class. All registration is handled online through the BGCT.
Even if you can’t attend due to a conflict, your excitement will ignite excitement in your class.
I will “bang this drum” more as the date nears.
NEW CURRICULUM YET?
As I stated when I met with you, I am not the “curriculum police.” But I do like to stay informed as to whose teaching what so that, when a guest asks me what a particular class is studying, I can offer them an informed response.
One class has already informed me they are beginning a new study. When you do as well, please let me know so I can update my files.
And speaking of information for guests…
PLEASE MAKE THESE TWO ITEMS A WEEKLY PART OF YOUR CLASS
1 . Brief “welcome” to all guests. We pray for hurting and searching people to join us. So, every single week – just as we do in “big church” – we need to devote just a minute to welcoming guests and encouraging them to complete a blue Connect Card (see pic below). The biblical term “pastor” means “shepherd.” As a class leader you are also a shepherd of the flock entrusted to you by God. Our staff contacts these guests every single week and then we funnel names to respective class leadership. Make sure guests know there is no “pressure” to complete a card. But that it helps us better shepherd them.
2 . The Gospel. Here’s what I mean: This past week I visited with a man whose faithfully attended our church for decades. He told me his story of how, for years, he attended Sunday School while having never once professed his faith in Christ until another church member finally asked him about it. My point is this: never assume that, just because a person attends a small group, they’re saved. A simple statement like the following – or something similar – could change someone’s life: “You’ll make no greater decision in your life than to trust Christ as your Savior. If you’ve never done that please talk to me or one of our leaders after class.”
SUMMIT LEADERSHIP WEB PRESENCE IS COMING…
Virtually everyone finds the information they’re looking for nowadays online.
I am in conversations with our web master about creating an attractive, informative and simple-to-navigate SUMMIT Group web page located within the main BHBC web site. Here is what I’ll soon be soon asking from you:
1. A photo
2. A 4 or 5 sentence blurb about you and what your class is presently studying.
I will then include start-times, room assignments in both list and map views, as well as web links pertinent to biblical teaching and learning.
We need classes to host booths! Contact Dana Kluzek if available to help.
WHITE BOARD ERASING HELP
The new, “low odor” markers can be difficult to erase. So I’ve purchased a great white board cleaner for you. In your class, you will find a bottle of the cleaner and a microfiber towel (see pic). I tested it and it works great.
QUOTE of the WEEK
LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE
This has to be a Baptist church…
GRACE NOTES: What Satan Doesn’t Want You to Know
Read the blog here.
Soli Deo Gloria, Nick