I hope you’re doing well. It was so good to be with many of you this morning during our worship services. The Lord was present in a special way and I’m so thankful for the opportunity to get to share from God’s Word week in and week out.
I wanted to send out a quick update this week to share some new announcements under the “Upcoming Events” section and also an update from some of our church planting partners.
Redemption City Church
Matt Kendrick is the lead pastor at Redemption City Church in Fort Worth, Texas. In the video below, he offers his gratitude on behalf of Redemption City Church for the partnership with Broadview. In our World Missions Offering we designed a little over $5,000 to help get Redemption City Church up off the ground.
Lead Pastor Matt Kendrick of Redemption City Church gives an update and expresses gratitude for the partnership with Broadview Baptist Church.
It’s so cool to see how your generosity is making a difference in the lives of people so far outside of the Abilene area. Every gift you give to the World Missions Offering makes work like this possible not just in Fort Worth but even the uttermost places of the world like West Africa or West Bengal.
Living Stone Church
I got word from another church planting partner this week as well. Keith Baldridge is the Lead Pastor at Living Stone Church in Broomfield, CO. They actually had their church “STOLEN” this week.
Obviously, they can’t steal the church since the people are the church. Thieves did, however, steal the two trailers that had all the equipment they use to host their weekend services. Pastor Keith explains in the video below.
Pastor Keith Baldridge gives an update about the stolen trailers and how to help support them in this time of need.
As Pastor Keith explains in the video, the insurance is going to cover about $50,000 of the stolen equipment but that leaves about $100,000 of the expenses not covered. If the Lord leads, there are ways that you can help address this urgent need.
I just want to thank you for being a generous church. Even though we did have to shrink our budget last year and are learning to do ministry with less than years past, we’re still able to see God use your generosity to advance his redemptive purposes in the world.
As Jesus encouraged, let us continue to store up for ourselves treasure in heaven. That is the type of treasure that “moth and rust cannot destroy nor thieves break in and steal.” (Matthew 6:19-21) Every dollar you give is an eternal investment into making friends for yourself in the “eternal dwellings.” (Luke 16:9) It’s the best investment you can make this side of heaven.
Join us for The Prayers Tomorrow at 6PM
Before signing off I just want to encourage you to join us tomorrow for the prayer meeting at 6PM. If you have a family with young children, the kiddos are welcome to join us in the Sanctuary. We did that last week and the kids did great. (There are coloring sheets and crayons to keep them entertained)
It was really cool to hear some of the kiddos voicing prayers to the Lord. It’s also a chance for the various generations in our church to see and meet one another. It’s a rich time of fellowship in addition to prayer and worship.
You can look under the upcoming events section of this email to get details on when and where and how to submit a prayer request. We’ve already begun to see God answer some of the prayers that we prayed for last week and I’m really excited about what’s in store for us tomorrow.
There is no sermon and there’s no real fancy bells or whistles. We just gather together and pray. We talk to God about what HE wants to talk about. We try and remain sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Then, there’s a chance for you to have your personal needs prayed over in the one-on-one lines and we also pray for specific needs going on in our church family.
In addition to these new prayer meetings, there are also some new classes coming up in the next few weeks. There’s a new Embrace Grace group starting up next Wednesday, there’s a new class on learning New Testament Greek and a new ladies Bible study as well.
You can get the details below under upcoming events. If you have something else that needs to be announced you can always reply to this email and let me know. If there’s anyway I can pray for you this coming week please let me know by replying to this email. Lastly, if you’d like the church to pray over a particular need in your life you can reply to this email and let me know!
Are you new to Broadview? Maybe you’ve been visiting for a while but now you’re thinking about joining the church or getting more plugged in?
It can be difficult finding a church home. Every church is a little bit different and before joining a church it’s important that you understand what they’re all about. That’s why we started the Discover Broadview experience.
On the second Sunday of each month you’ll have an opportunity to hear from Pastor Wes on the mission, vision and values of Broadview Baptist Church. There’s some clarity provided on next steps like finding a small group or a place to serve. It’s also a chance to build relationships with other folks in the church.
Discover Broadview usually lasts about an hour and childcare can be provided if requested. Lunch is provided and your whole family is welcome. If you’re interested in learning more about Broadview or think you might be ready to join our church, then please consider registering!
One of the things that characterized the early church was a commitment to prayer. (Acts 2:42) Paul told Timothy that prayer in the local church “was of first importance.” (1 Timothy 2:1)
Unfortunately, many churches have abandoned the idea of a weekly prayer gathering. Or, if they do have a prayer meeting, it mostly consists of a Bible study and then 10-15 minutes of prayer.
“The Prayers” on Monday night at Broadview is not that.
In these Monday prayer meetings we will seek after the presence of God and align our hearts with His will for our church family. We will pray to God for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit and allow him to speak to us about what he wants to talk about.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to pray with each other and to have their personal prayer needs prayed over by the church. You can submit a prayer request before hand if you’d like.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to read the New Testament in it’s original language? Have you ever felt intimated when someone quotes “The Greek” and wish you could dive deeper into certain words in the Bible? You’re not alone.
In this class, participants will get a general overview to the Greek language used in the New Testament. The classes will also help participants learn how to use certain Bible Study Tools that open up the meaning of Greek words and the way biblical authors use them.
Classes will be held on Sunday nights at 5:00PM. The first class starts March 21st.