We Need Your Prayers

Hello church family,

I hope you had a great weekend! It was a wonderful day yesterday in worship and I wanted to write to remind you of several important things coming up this week. 

MONDAY (TODAY):

Congregational Prayer

Today, from 6:30AM-8:30PM the sanctuary at our South Campus will be unlocked and open for congregational prayer. There will be prayer sheets with prayer points available at the entrance to the Sanctuary. 

Several of you came last week (even though I failed to mention it in each of the morning worship services). It was so great seeing families pray together with other families from our church.

A Family Affair

My family and I prayed at about 4PM last Monday and it was a really special time. We read that day’s Bible passage (from the Bible reading plan) and prayed through the prayer points. Each person got a particular prayer request and it was a special time of family worship. 

If you have kids, this is a great way to teach them that worship isn’t just about what we do on Sunday mornings in the church. It’s about what we do throughout the week whether we’re at church, at home or on the go. Take advantage of this opportunity to disciple those in your circle of influence and help other believers grow in their faith.

You can pray alone as well should you choose to do that. I just want to encourage you to pray. Ask the Lord to move in our church in a special way during this season. 

November 1st Prayer Meeting

Also – don’t forget – we will have a special, church-wide, congregational prayer meeting at 6:00PM on November 1st (next Monday). This will be like the old fashioned prayer meetings we did earlier in the spring of this year. If you haven’t been able to make it during the day on Monday, please do what you can to make it to the November 1st prayer meeting. It will be an important time as it relates to this growth campaign . 

TUESDAY:

ACBA “Rally For His Mission”

On Tuesday Broadview is hosting the ACBA “Rally for His Mission” Annual Meeting. Broadview is a Southern Baptist Church and we are affiliated at a local level with the Abilene-Callahan Baptist Association. 

Each year, churches from around the Big Country gather together to hear about what God is doing through our cooperative effort. Broadview gives a set amount to the ACBA every year and that money is pooled with donations from other churches to make the work of our association possible.

If you’d like to see where that money is going and how it is being used then join us Tuesday for the Annual Meeting.

World’s Best BBQ

We will have a dinner (smoked brisket BBQ from the famous Les Campbell) at 5:00PM. A business meeting will follow at 6:00PM. Both the meal and subsequent business meeting will be located in our Educational Building. Finally, we will have a time of worship at 7:00PM. Taylor Miller will bring the music and David Sanchez will be preaching. 

It should be a great evening if you’d like to make plans to join us. 

THIS THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY:

“Hand & Feet Ministry”

Finally this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday we’re having our first ever “Hands & Feet” ministry weekend. This is a three day effort to help people in our church who have a need that they cannot do themselves and cannot afford to have done. 

This is a ministry stemming from our J.O.Y. Ministry but it’s available to any and all members of our church. The needs have all been submitted, inventoried and assessed for feasibility. What is needed now is volunteers. 

You do not need to serve all three days if you cannot do all three days. You can choose to do one day, two days, or even just a few hours a day for each of the three. It’s totally up to you but we will gladly put you to work for whatever hours you can commit. 

We Need Your Help!

As it stands, we still need several volunteers if we’re going to knock out all of the jobs we have going. If you are willing to serve or plan to be there but haven’t told anybody yet then please reply to this email and let us know.

We will start each day at 8AM for breakfast. So if you plan on helping, just meet us at the church at 8AM Thursday morning and we’ll feed you and send you to the location for the day. There will be somebody on site who is skilled enough to engineer and direct the job responsibilities. All you’ll need to do is engage in the tasks you are assigned.

Some of you have offered equipment or even professional crews for some of the jobs we have lined up. It really is amazing how God puts things together. 

How You Can Help

If you’d like to serve but your not able it doesn’t mean you cannot participate. We are going to need some people who can help with the meals and even more who would be willing to help offset the cost of this ministry with a donation to cover the expenses and construction costs. 

If you’d like to give to this need just write “hands and feet” as a memo on your check or in your online gift. Thanks again for being willing to jump in on this project as we seek to be the hands and feet of Jesus to members of our church in their time of need. 

But What About Wednesday?!

You may be asking, “But what about Wednesday?” We do seem to have announcements for every other day of the week but that one. It’s not because we don’t have anything going on. We have our standard weekday programming for preschool, children students and adults. 

However, our ladies Bible study gathering will NOT BE MEETING THIS WEEK.

This group is taking a one week break then they will be kicking off a new Bible study on October 27th.

New Ladies Bible Study

The name of this new study is  “Knowing God by Name.” (Books are $10 each)
There will be options at 10AM and 6:30PM.

Here’s a description of the Bible study:

God is too big, too magnificent for a single name. Consider this: the God whose many names include Creator, Provider, Ruler, and Redeemer wants you to know Him better. 

In Knowing God by Name: A Personal Encounter, author Mary Kassian focuses on 35 Hebrew names of God that describe His character, His relationships, and His purpose. As you learn the significance of each ancient word, you’ll be awestruck by the Lord’s magnificence and your heart compelled to worship and praise Him. 

The new Bible study starts in just over a week so please RSVP for childcare ASAP if you’re going to be attending the 10AM class. The 6:30 class will have childcare available through our mid-week programming. 

Closing Thoughts

With that I’m going to close it out for this week. For those of you who are committed to the “Off The Grid” Spiritual Growth Campaign remember that you can engage with the daily readings by downloading our app and using the messaging feature (upper right hand corner.) You can read last week’s update (and the one before that) for detailed instructions about how to use the feature

Our reading plan can be downloaded here

I’ve been so encouraged by the reports of people who are engaging in the fast and reading plan. It’s not too late to join in if you haven’t already. Please continue to pray for our church during these next five weeks. I’m praying for God to use this season to wake us up to the BEST things in life and that is intimacy with God and better relationships with people. 

Unfortunately, social media was ruining both of those things for many people. It doesn’t have to be that way. There’s something better available to each of us if we’ll simply carve out the time and prioritize it. 

Keep reading below for other important announcements and upcoming events. If there’s anyway I can pray for you please let me know. I hope you have a great rest of your week!

Until He Comes,’

Pastor Wes

CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Bless The City Project

Something I’ve not mentioned in my last two updates that I should have is a church-wide “Bless the City” project to write encouraging cards for our respiratory therapists in the city of Abilene. 

As you know, the uptick in COVID cases has put a strain on our hospital ICUs. Members of our medical community are working tirelessly on the front lines against this pandemic. 

We obviously want to bless EVERY member of our medical community but we just happen to have inroads to the staff serving as respiratory therapists. These members of the medical community are often working in close contact with those suffering from COVID-19 or morbidities stemming from that disease. 

All you have to do is write a short encouraging note and drop it off in the church office before October 18th. That’s only a little over one week away so please consider writing one today and drop it off this Sunday at church. If not this Sunday then for sure by next Sunday.

Hands and Feet Ministry

October 21-23

Before I close just a few more quick announcements. Don’t forget about our “Hands & Feet” ministry initiative. This is 3 day project to bless members of our church who have home projects that they cannot do themselves or cannot afford to have done.(It can be anything from yard work, to painting to minor plumbing or electrical work)

The home projects will first be evaluated for suitability. Upon acceptance, they will be added to a list of projects that will be completed by Broadview volunteers who will band together and knock them out.

The dates for this project are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 21-23.

To sign up for help or to help, please call the church office (325.692.2360) and talk to Cyndy. We need as much help as we can get so please let us know as soon as you can.

Veterans Day Tribute

November 7

We are also still trying to collect pictures of members of Broadview who have served in the military. Ideally, we would like a picture of them in uniform and another that is modern day (if there is a good time spread between the date of service and the present.) 

We will compile these pictures into a video and play it on Veterans Day as part of a larger tribute to our service men and women.

Do you have a picture? Can you please send it our way? You can send your digital photographs to Ken Trevathan or drop off physical copies of the picture at the church office. 

You can also just reply to this email and attach the photos that way.

Women’s Ministry Fall Retreat

October 15-16

Last Sunday was the deadline to sign up for our women’s retreat. If you are still wanting to attend and you didn’t sign up yet then please reply to this email ASAP. We have a few spots still available but need to know right away so we can make sure we make enough packets.

The registration fee is $20

Retreat Theme:
🥤 Refresh! Refreshment for the Women’s Soul.”
Special Guest Speaker: Cheri Strange, Ph.D.
Causin’ A Stir: Thirst-Quenching Essentials for Satisfying Your Soul.

🙋‍♀️REGISTER NOW🙋‍♀️

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Mens’ Dove Hunt.

November 5th | 4:00-Sunset

Don’t forget about our men’s dove hunt the last day of dove season, November 5th from 4:00 to sundown. If you’re interested in attending this hunt please join the men’s channel in the Broadview app (or messages on the website.) You can also just reply to this email or confirm with Brian Massingill.

If the birds aren’t flying then the clay pigeons will. You need to bring your own firearm and ammunition. 

 

Financial Update

Information on how to give to Broadview can be found at broadview.church/give.

Offering Report
Date: 10/07/21

Weekly Budget Requirement:  $17,567
Weekly Budget Receipts:  $14,153

YTD Required:  $720,247
YTD Received:   $7759,605

Designated Gifts
World Missions: $428.91
Family Crisis: $52 

Most Recent Sermon

A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Revelation 8
October 17, 2021

Getting Off The Grid

Hey Wes

I hope you’re having a great week. I wanted to send out a quick update with new events that are taking place this fall in our men’s ministry and also some information about Embrace Grace and our Fall Spiritual Growth Campaign.

If you’d rather watch instead of read you can click the video down below.

Video update from Pastor Wes about new upcoming events.

Embrace Grace Kickoff

September 22 | 6:30PM

Let me start with information about our Embrace Grace ministry. This is a ministry to single moms that are walking through pregnancy. Babies are a great blessing from the Lord but an unplanned pregnancy or walking through that season alone can be frightening and bittersweet. Embrace Grace is a ministry to those moms to let them know they’re not alone.

If this resonates with you or describes someone you know then please tell them about our upcoming group!

The new group will start on September 22nd at 6:30PM in Annex A. You can contact Janet White if you have any questions. You can just show up on Wednesday or you can sign up on our website.

Game Night

September 23 | 6-8PM

The day after our Embrace Grace group launches we will have a Game Night for our J.O.Y ministry (just older youth). All men and women aged 55 and up are invited to bring your favorite board/card game and have a fun night of fellowship.

You should eat dinner before you come but we encourage you to bring a snack to share with others. (eat a light dinner so you can snack heavy!) This should be a really fun night of laughs and friendship. It’s a great way for you to connect with other men and women in our church and just have a good time.

You can email Ken & Phyllis Trevathan if you have any questions.

Hands and Feet Ministry

October 21-23

The second update from our Joy Ministry is a church-wide initiative called “Hands & Feet.” This is 3 day project to bless members of our church who have home projects that they cannot do themselves or cannot afford to have done.(It can be anything from yard work, to painting to minor plumbing or electrical work)

The home projects will first be evaluated for suitability. Upon acceptance, they will be added to a list of projects that will be completed by Broadview volunteers who will band together and knock them out.

The dates for this project are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 21-23.

To sign up for help or to help, please call the church office (325.692.2360) and talk to Cyndy. We need as much help as we can get so please let us know as soon as you can.

Veterans Day Tribute

November 7

The last update from our Joy Ministry is a Veterans Day Tribute for Veterans Day this year. We are trying to collect pictures of members of Broadview who have served in the military. Ideally, we would like a picture of them in uniform but that’s not absolutely necessary.

We will compile these pictures into a video and play it on Veterans Day as part of a larger tribute to our service men and women. Do you have a picture? Can you please send it our way? You can send your digital photographs to Ken Trevathan or drop off physical copies of the picture at the church office.

FALL GROWTH CAMPAIGN

Off The Grid

Unplug from the Noise.
Plug in to the Word.

Starts October 10th

This past Monday we met for a day long strategic staff meeting and discussed the state of our church and what we could do on top of the norm to help move us forward in our mission.

We discussed things like how COVID-19 and 2020 changed the way people engage with the local church. We discussed the impact of the last few years on people’s spiritual health and spiritual practices. We talked about some of the key barriers and obstacles that keep us from moving forward in our desire to make and multiply disciples.

Having read and meditated on the book of 2nd Timothy we noticed reoccurring themes such as the need to rekindle, strengthen and “fan into flame” the good gifts that God has given. We noted the primacy of the Word of God in a culture that rejects it. God’s Word really is the means through which we become equipped to live out the call of God on our life.

Out of that time with the Lord and one another came the vision to call our congregation to a 6 week spiritual growth campaign Oct 10-Nov 21 called “Off The Grid.”

The emphasis for this campaign will be unplugging from noise of social media and plugging into the Word of God. We will encourage every member in our church to “get off the grid and reconnect with God.”

The campaign will include a church-wide Bible reading plan for the 6 weeks. We are hand selecting the passages to try and maximize the time you spend with God in the Word. As we commit to that six-week plan we’re also going to ask you to get off social media and use the time you would’ve spent there meditating on God’s Word.

To put our money where our mouth is – the church staff and official Broadview channels will “get off” social media for the 6 weeks of the campaign. All of our announcements, communication and updates will come through email and our church app. We are bucking the tide and swimming the opposite direction of our culture. We sense this is what God is leading us to do.

Uncommon and Uncomfortable

I’m praying that you’ll prayerfully consider joining us in that same journey and use this as a season to reinvigorate your spiritual life and help strengthen our church for the days ahead. Every church consultant I’ve read says “the future of the church is online.” Getting off social media seems like swimming the opposite direction of where the “experts” say we should go.

But we are following the leadership of the Holy Spirit. I’m trusting if this IS from the Holy Spirit then he will move in your hearts in a similar way and we will see something beautiful come out of this campaign.

Because we are “getting off social,” it’s important that you be connected with us through the church app and email. You’re reading this email so you’re signed up in that regard. But if you haven’t downloaded our church app then I would recommend you do so. It has a messaging feature that will enable us to share updates, prayer requests and encouragement throughout the campaign.

If you haven’t yet done so – please download our app and create an account so you can engage with us during the campaign.

Some of you may be wondering, “why get off of social media?” It’s a good question. Could we not just have a church-wide Bible reading challenge and accomplish the same thing. My answer is no.

Here is the reasoning:

We discussed during that staff meeting how so many friendships were strained or ended through the careless use of social media over the past several years. This was amplified 10 fold during 2020. Social media has been doing damage to our spiritual and mental health for a very long time.

Divisions in our country and our church are amplified by social media algorithms that use anger and rage to increase their company “bottom line.” There have been plenty of documentaries proving this. You can read this article as an example of what’s going on. (It’s just one among hundreds. Most people acknowledge the obvious.)

The simple truth is – social media seems to do more harm than good for people’s mental health and spiritual growth. Because so much of our church communication is through Facebook and other social media channels, we are essentially asking people to expose themselves to a medium that works AGAINST what we are trying to build as a church.

Building Our Own Online Community

I know connecting with people on Facebook is convenient. I know how easy it is to spend hours scrolling through Instagram. But surely you can agree that social media has done serious damage to our society and interpersonal relationships.

Because of that, it doesn’t feel right to ask people to engage with our church on platforms that work against what we believe makes for good mental and spiritual health. So instead of pushing people to engage with us on social media we are building our own online “community” that is immune from what makes the traditional channels so toxic.

As the church and staff “fast” from social media. We are going to encourage people in our church to connect to this new channel and engage with one another there.

Broadview “Messages”

Essentially, we have invested into our church app and website so that we can provide a similar kind of service but on our own terms and with our own members. That way we can encourage and fellowship with one another online and not have to deal with some of the toxicity that comes from being on platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

This service will be available to every person who wants to connect with Broadview Baptist Church. Every small group and every larger ministry in our church can use this service to create online community. Whether your group consists of 4 people or 400 there’s a way to use this online tool to extend the fellowship that happens “on campus” to a medium you can access “on the go” throughout the week..

You can test it out right now if you want. Just download the app and hit the messages icon in the upper right hand corner (picture). You can create an account or log in using your existing social media credentials. You can also engage on our website by hitting the same icon in the lower right hand corner. (picture)

If you’re reading this on a desktop computer you can access the platform here. You’ll see a “discover tab” and a “conversations” tab. Discover is where the “public groups” live. We will add more in the coming weeks.

“Conversations” is where the private groups you’ve joined will reside. (You might have one group for your small group, one for men/women’s ministry, one for prayer requests, etc etc). Here’s a picture of mine as as example.

Closing Thoughts

I’ll be sharing more in the next few weeks during the services. By no means are we “forcing” anybody to do anything. We also aren’t suggesting you stay off social media forever. It’s just a 6-week experiment that you can voluntarily participate in to see what God does in your life.

The growth campaign kicks off on Sunday, October 10th and culminates on November 21st. That’s the night of our Thanksgiving Service and Meal and we will celebrate the good things God does through this effort.

We will also have a church-wide prayer meeting on Monday, October 11th to commit this effort to God in prayer. Because of that, we will postpone our September prayer meeting until that night.

Hopefully the improvements to your mental and spiritual health will be such that it changes the way you interact on social media in the days following the campaign. We are also hopeful it can help our church transition away from using Facebook and like services for communication and we can transition to using our own tools instead.

The weeks leading up to the launch of the campaign will include a two-week miniseries on mental health, prayer and engaging God in the Word. During that time we will take a break from the book of Revelation.

However, this week and next week we will explore Revelation 7 and finally settle that question that everybody’s been asking “What about the rapture?” It should be fun! I hope you’ll join us.

If there’s any way I can pray for you please let me know. Just reply to this message.

Maranatha,

Pastor Wes

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mens’ Ministry Fall Activities

Our Men’s Ministry kickoff was a great success. We had over 30 guys in attendance and we had a great time of fellowship and connecting with one another. At that gathering the ministry team shared a vision for future events this fall.

Here’s a list of upcoming events:

Game Night / Thursday Night Football

October 7th | 7:20PM
210 Filly Road (79606)
A night of fun and board games as we watch Thursday Night football.

Dove Hunt / Clay Pigeons

November 5th | 4:00-Sunset
An evening to close out dove season with a final hunt. If the birds aren’t flying then the clay pigeons will. You need to bring your own firearm and ammunition.

In 2022 there will be more events planned along with some missions/outreach projects. For now the Men’s Ministry is encouraging ALL able bodied men to serve in the Hands & Feet project October 21-23.

Women’s Ministry Fall Retreat

October 15-16

Early Bird Registration Cutoff – August 20th

Broadview women of all ages and stages of life are invited to join us for a weekend to unplug and Refresh at Fall Retreat 2021!

Retreat Theme:
🥤 Refresh! Refreshment for the Women’s Soul.”
Special Guest Speaker: Cheri Strange, Ph.D.
Causin’ A Stir: Thirst-Quenching Essentials for Satisfying Your Soul.

Theme Verse:
“For I satisfy the weary ones and refresh everyone who languishes.” 💦
Jeremiah 31:25

Retreat Information:
When was the last time you felt completely satisfied? We see God plant this need in humanity throughout the Bible. He beautifully describes and displays how He, Himself, is perfectly fitted to meet that need and fill our desires.

Too often, you and I pursue other things to fill our longings. We keep drinking from sources that can never quench our thirst. Our pursuit of things and people and dreams can leave us wondering what our lives are really about. Do they even matter?

Causin’ a Stir is what happens when we discover those thirst-quenching essentials God provides for true satisfaction. Like being handed a glass of cold, refreshing water after wandering in a desert, you, too, can discover how God moves in and through the lives of His people to invite them to learn to thirst for Him.

Find relief through what can bring true fulfillment. Join us for a weekend that is sure to offer real change for your life. You’ll make new friends, new connections and find new thirst-quenching recipes for your faith.

🙋‍♀️REGISTER NOW🙋‍♀️

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Register by August 20th to take advantage of EARLY BIRD cost!
 

Financial Update

Information on how to give to Broadview can be found at broadview.church/give.

Offering Report
Date: 09/12/21

Weekly Budget Requirement:  $17,567
Weekly Budget Receipts:  $19,884

YTD Required:  $649,979
YTD Received:   $689,120

Designated Gifts
World Missions: $405
Family Crisis: $725

Most Recent Sermon

This Is How The World Ends
Revelation 6:1-17
September 19, 2021

New Groups & Fall Kick-Off

Hey Church family,

 

I hope you”ve had a great week! We are officially in August and that means there’s only ONE more month left of summer. People are squeezing in those last minute vacations and mentally preparing for school to start back up. 

In that vein, I wanted to dedicate this week’s update to information about our Fall Kick-Off at Broadview. Below you’ll find information about our Wednesday night programming, new adult Bible studies and other upcoming events. 

Here are the highlights:

 

September 1st | 6:30-8:00PM

Wednesday Night Kick-Off

(preschool, children & students)

Financial Peace University

New Ladies Bible Study (Jude)

 

Volunteer Meetings in August

August 8th – Sharing The Gospel Training 

August 15th – Preschool, Kids & Youth Volunteer Meeting

 

Upcoming Events in August

August 19th – Senior Adult Ministry Kickoff Event

August 20th – Right Now Media Men’s Conference

 

You can learn more about each of those things below. You’ll also learn about other upcoming events like the Women’s Ministry Fall Retreat and a new adult small group kicking off next Sunday. 

Of particular note is the Sharing The Gospel Training this weekend. It starts at 4:00 but we’re also having a Fort Worth Trip team meeting at 3:30.

The team meeting is for all those going on the Fort Worth trip to partner with Redemption City Church. We’re actually looking for a professional photographer if anybody wants to go and provide that ministry. It’s not too late to sign up! (just reply to this email)

The team meeting will be at 3:30 in the Music Suite. The training will take place in the music suite at 4:00PM.

Because there are so many new updates below I’m going to leave it at that for this week’s update. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and also join us for worship this Sunday!

We’re kicking off a few series out of Revelation 6 entitled “Birth Pains: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.” It’s going to be wild! 

If there is any way I can pray for you please let me know by replying to this email. Also please bookmark August 30th, 6PM on your calendar for our next Prayer Night. 

Until he comes,

Pastor Wes

Volunteer Vision Meetings

Volunteer Vision Meetings

Preschool, Children and Youth

August 15th | 12:30PM
(After 3rd Service)

Don’t forget we have some volunteer vision meetings this coming August 15th after the third morning worship service. These meetings will start at 12:30 and lunch will be provided. 

The goal behind these meetings is two-fold. First, we want to encourage and raise up new leaders for the growth that is taking place in our preschool and children’s departments. We lost several volunteers after COVID and are trying to rebuild.

The second reason for meeting is to provide clarity and vision for what God is doing in each department and communicate with existing volunteers the opportunities that we have for the fall.

If you have any interest in serving in either meeting please RSVP. There is a sign up sheet for potential volunteers in the hallway outside of the sanctuary. You can also just reply to this email.

It really is an exciting time and we need every member gifted for ministry (that’s you!) to be deploying that gift in the life of the church. 

You can talk to Ora (children’s) or Tiffany (preschool) for more information.

Youth Ministry Volunteers

In addition to the preschool and children’s ministry vision meetings we are also inviting existing or potential student ministry volunteers to join us as well. With Joseph’s transition it’s important that we have a clear game plan and informed volunteers so we’re ready for a strong kick-off September 1. 

This gathering will meet in the Music Suite since the Education Building and Gathering Place will be taken up by the other two vision meetings.

Already we’ve seen several new volunteers rise up to help serve in our youth ministry during this transition season. It’s been encouraging to see God raise up new people who are committed to serve. If God is calling you to invest in the next generation then please heed the call and join us for lunch. 

This is especially true if your a female volunteer willing to work with students!

I’m praying if God puts it on your heart then you’ll be faithful to put it on your calendar and have your eyes opened to the eternal impact you can make.

If you have questions you can reply to this email.

This fall we have some outreach events planned and because of that we wanted to host a training for how to share the Gospel. Tanner Clarke will teach the training and it will be held on August 8th at 4PM in the Education Building. 

If you are not confident in how to share the Gospel or if you’ve never done it before then this is a GREAT opportunity.  You will grow in your knowledge and your courage.

We’re commanded in the Scripture to always be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in us. Are you ready? 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Senior Adult Ministry Kickoff

August 19th | 6-8PM

We are reviving our Senior Adult Ministry at Broadview! The first big event for this fall is scheduled for August 19th from 6-8PM.

Join other members of our church family for some food, fun and fellowship. Dress like it’s summer (sandals), come with your appetite (sandwiches) and satisfy your sweet tooth (sundaes). 

It will be a wonderful night so please put it on your calendar!

Email Ken or Phyllis for more information.

MEN’S CONFERENCE

August 20th, 2021

Meal: 5:30-6:15

Conference: 6:30-10:00

This coming August 20th Broadview will serve as a host site for the 2021 Right Now Media Men’s Conference. We would love for you to join us.

This conference is strategically designed to equip men to live the Christian life through the practical teaching of God’s Word and connecting like minded men with each other.

Tickets are available for $20. You can pay and register at the link below.

Register Now

Women’s Ministry Fall Retreat

October 15-16

Early Bird Registration Cutoff – August 20th 

Broadview women of all ages and stages of life are invited to join us for a weekend to unplug and Refresh at Fall Retreat 2021!

Retreat Theme:
🥤 Refresh! Refreshment for the Women’s Soul.”
Special Guest Speaker: Cheri Strange, Ph.D.
Causin’ A Stir: Thirst-Quenching Essentials for Satisfying Your Soul.

Theme Verse:
“For I satisfy the weary ones and refresh everyone who languishes.” 💦 
Jeremiah 31:25

Retreat Information:
When was the last time you felt completely satisfied? We see God plant this need in humanity throughout the Bible. He beautifully describes and displays how He, Himself, is perfectly fitted to meet that need and fill our desires.

Too often, you and I pursue other things to fill our longings. We keep drinking from sources that can never quench our thirst. Our pursuit of things and people and dreams can leave us wondering what our lives are really about. Do they even matter?

Causin’ a Stir is what happens when we discover those thirst-quenching essentials God provides for true satisfaction. Like being handed a glass of cold, refreshing water after wandering in a desert, you, too, can discover how God moves in and through the lives of His people to invite them to learn to thirst for Him.

Find relief through what can bring true fulfillment. Join us for a weekend that is sure to offer real change for your life. You’ll make new friends, new connections and find new thirst-quenching recipes for your faith.

🙋‍♀️REGISTER NOW🙋‍♀️

🕊

Register by August 20th to take advantage of EARLY BIRD cost!

New Groups!

New Adult Small Group

Starts August 15th | 11:00AM

We have a new adult small group kicking off this coming August 15th at 11:00AM. The group will be led by Randy and Marion Voorhees and is geared towards ages 45 and under (although all are welcome.) 

The name of the class is Expositors 222 from the exhortation found in 2 Timothy 2:22. “Flee from youthful passions, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

This will be a small group geared around expositional Bible teaching and mutual accountability for growth in godliness. It’s a great opportunity to get connected with other believers if you don’t yet have a small group. It’s also a great way to grow in your faith and knowledge of God.

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New Women’s Bible Study

September 1st | 10AM or 6:30PM

Women’s Bible Study starts September 1st at either 10 AM or 6:30 PM in the Main Building Fellowship Hall! Broadview Women’s Ministry encourages and equips women of all ages and seasons of life through various book and topical studies.

About the Class:
While often overlooked, the Book of Jude remains as relevant today as the time it was written. God has commanded His beloved church to do the necessary work of contending for the faith in a world of unbelief, and as we do, He will keep us from falling into the same deception.

In this 7-session study we will dive into themes of being called, loved, and kept. We will learn how to point others to Jesus in grace and truth. We serve others well when we share the whole gospel with them, not just the parts deemed attractive by our culture.  

Financial Peace University

Starts September 1st

Planning for the future is hard when you’re still paying for the past! There’s a better way! Join the Financial Peace University class this coming September 1. You’ll learn how to beat debt and make a plan for the future together!

Starts September 1
Time: 6:30-8:00PM
Length: 9 Weeks
Cost: $99 

Scholarships are available upon request and granted upon perfect attendance to the class.

Childcare also provided on campus

Contact Sam Bush for more information.

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Financial Update

Information on how to give to Broadview can be found at broadview.church/give.

Offering Report
Date: 08/06/21

Weekly Budget Requirement:  $17,567
Weekly Budget Receipts:  $17,337.84

YTD Required:  $544,577.00
YTD Received:   $572,548.28

Designated Gifts
World Missions: $656.94
Family Crisis: $74.32 

Most Recent Sermon

Christ Above All
Revelation 5:8-14
August 1, 2021

We’re Adding To Our Staff Team

Associate Pastor: Youth & ADULT Discipleship

Broadview Baptist Church

Job Overview:

The Associate Pastor of Youth and Adult Discipleship serves as the primary support person for the Lead Pastor and primary overseer of next-gen ministry at Broadview. The Associate Pastor will work alongside the Lead Pastor in helping the church to fulfill her mission and vision, specifically in the area of adult discipleship. He will also oversee ministry to students at Broadview and act as the direct report for our preschool and children’s ministry staff. 

This is a multifaceted, full-time position. Medial insurance and retirement contributions are part of the salary package. Broadview is a mid-size church in Abilene, TX.

Responsibilities: Lead Pastor Support

  • OVERALL: Assist the Lead Pastor in leading the congregation to accomplish her mission and vision
  • PREACHING: Cover the Sunday morning pulpit on occasion (3-5 Sundays per year)
  • PASTORING: Assist with pastoral work in the church: visitation, counseling, & evangelism
  • LEADERSHIP: Act as a direct report for the preschool and children ministry staff, ensuring a tight and cohesive discipleship strategy
  • MISCELLANEOUS: Assist the Lead Pastor in other areas as needed

Responsibilities: Youth Ministry

  • Overall: Create and maintain a student ministry focused on worship, discipleship and outreach using ministry environments like large-group gatherings, small groups and ministry teams.
  • Preaching: Serve as the primary Bible teacher for the student ministry.
  • Communication: Regularly communicate information about the youth ministry to the staff, congregation and parents of students. (email, website, social media)
  • Parent Engagement: Engage parents to discuss spiritual issues related to their child.
  • Volunteers: Enlist, train and deploy a volunteer team to minister to students. 
  • Budget: Manage the ministry budget and make recommendations for the following year.

Responsibilities: Adult Discipleship

  • Small Groups: Enlist and train new adult small group leaders while overseeing the existing small group ministry at Broadview.
  • Adult Discipleship: Evaluate the disciple-making ministries of the church and ensure they are effective. Implement new strategies to promote adult discipleship in the life of the church. 
  • Staff Support: Act as a staff support person for our lay volunteers who coordinate ministry to adults at Broadview.

Qualifications:

Education & Experience:

  • 3 years experience as a staff member in a ministry leadership capacity.
  • A bachelors degree in Biblical studies (or related field), equivalent formal seminary education or comparable experience in the field of ministry. 
  • An Mdiv or ThM is ideal but not required. Conversant in Christian apologetics also ideal.
  • Married with children is the ideal but not a deal breaker

Character

  • A growing, vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ (active devotional life)
  • A thorough understanding of God’s Word
  • A person of integrity, character and conviction
  • Genuine love for “hard to reach” students
  • A distinct passion for student ministry
  • Active in personal evangelism
  • Meets qualifications of 1 Tim 3:1-7; Titus 1:6-9;

Competencies 

  • Proven disciple-maker
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Effective and Engaging Communicator (written and oral)
  • Responsible and effective use of Social Media
  • Basic graphic design capabilities
  • Basic website maintenance (CSS, WordPress)

Cultural Fit

  • Fun (Likes to laugh. Don’t take yourself too seriously.)
  • Highly Relational (Friendly. People Person.)
  • Passionate about Missions/Outreach
  • Hard working. Self-starter. Proactive.
  • Team Player. Humble. Serving Mindset.

Theological Fit

  • Broadview is affiliated with the SBC at a national, state and local level. We are dually aligned with both the SBTC and BGCT in the state of Texas. We affirm the BFM2K.
  • We are committed to expositional preaching and Spirit-empowered worship.

How To Apply:

Please submit your resume in PDF form, including 3 references to info at broadview dot church. Please use subject: “Associate Pastor Search.” Also please include links to any social media platforms to which you post, blog or post photos. 

A Special Prayer Request

Hey Church Family

 

I hope you’ve had a great week! We are officially out of the spring semester and well into summer. VBS kicked off this past Sunday and it’s been a crazy few weeks around the office. From decorating the church to 100+ kids running around the halls it’s been an awesome sight to see.

I’ve got a couple of things I’d like to put on your radar. You can continue reading or just watch the video below,

Video Weekly Update – June 9th, 2021

Gospel Night for VBS

The first and most important item is the Gospel Night for Vacation Bible School this coming Thursday. Every year during VBS we present the Gospel in a clear and compelling way. This year, Tanner Clarke will be making that Gospel presentation on Thursday night from 6:30-7:45 or so.

There are three rotations and each group will receive a separate presentation. If you can pray for the entire hour please do so! If you can’t, please pray as much and as often as you can. Salvation is a work of the Holy Spirit regardless of the person’s age. God’s Spirit will move in response to the prayers of His people. Through your prayers, you’ll be playing a pivotal role in the lives of these kids. I’m excited to see and report back how God moves.

Personal News

Right after VBS, my family and I will be taking a trip up to Nashville, Tennessee. The trip has a three-fold agenda.

First we are going to Hendersonville to attend Sunday worship at Long Hollow Baptist Church. This church is pastored by Robby Gallaty and has been experiencing a unique movement of God since December of last year. I’ve been following this movement from a distance for many months now and I’m very excited to witness it in person.

After church on Sunday we will drive down to Nashville, TN and attend the SEND conference and SBC Annual Meeting. The SEND conference is Sunday and Monday. The SBC Annual Meeting is Tuesday and Wednesday. For those who don’t know, Broadview is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention and have been since our founding.

There are many things going on in the life of our convention. If you keep up with that sort of thing, you’ll know there are multiple points of tension and disagreement among our cooperating churches. It will be an important and defining moment for the life of our denomination.

As of now, there are over 16,000 messengers. Myself and a few other members of our church will look to represent our congregation well during the time of the annual meeting. Please be praying for that gathering as well as the public witness of the SBC. The reputation of the SBC positively or negatively affects our own public witness as we are an affiliated church.

The last and most important reason for this trip is a family vacation. My wife and kids will stop in Arkansas on the way back home. We plan on staying a few days in Boles, AR right next to the Ouachita National Forest. I’m really looking forward to renting an ATV and riding around in the forrest with my family, enjoying God’s good creation.

We’ll be leaving on the 10th and back home on the 20th. During those two Sundays someone else will be covering the pulpit. Tanner Clarke will be preaching this weekend and Randy Voorhees will be preaching the weekend after that. I’m really looking forward to the trip but I’m also excited for our church to hear from these two men while I’m away.

Pastoral Ordination Service

Part of the reason Tanner is preaching this Sunday is because our congregation will soon be affirming the call of God on his life into pastoral ministry. Before coming to Broadview Tanner and Kendra served as missionaries with the International Mission Board. Tanner currently serves as the director of the BSM at Hardin Simmons University.

Broadview’s commitment to international missions was part of the reason Tanner and Kendra originally joined our church. We are committed to being a sending church. That’s part of the reason we want to affirm God’s calling on Tanner’s life through an ordination service. Whether it’s pastoral ministry here in the states or a missionary ministry overseas, we want to be a church that sends and supports them for whatever comes next.

Some of you participated in a similar service when we performed it for Taylor and Jospeh a few years back. Tanner’s pastoral ordination service will be on July 18th. So I hope you’ll be praying for him this weekend and also for that special time. We’ve been praying for God to make us a “sending” church and it’s exciting to see that play our more and more with each passing year.

Men’s Conference

The last thing I’ll mention before signing off is a Men’s Conference coming up August 20th. This is really a simulcast of a live event hosting by Right Now Media in Rockwall, TX. The speakers, however, are so top notch that I thought it a worthy investment of our time.

There has been a growing interest in some type of organized men’s ministry at Broadview. We used to meet weekly for a men’s breakfast and there are still a handful of men who meet throughout the week whether Tuesday morning, Wednesday lunch or Sunday nights. However, a larger more organized approach is still lacking.

This conference is not a solution to that problem but it IS an opportunity to get together, study God’s Word on biblical manhood and connect with like-minded men in our congregation. With the two different campuses and four morning worship services it’s hard to get to know every one.

Unfortunately, there’s a $20 ticket fee if you sign up through the Right Now Media website. There’s nothing I can do about that fee as it’s set by Right Now Media. That $20 does not come back to our church. It’s a way for them to cover the extensive costs of streaming the event to so many people. If that’s a deterrent, I understand. However, if you can make it, I really think it’ll be a great time of worship and fellowship.

The event starts at 6:30PM and goes until 10:00PM.

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Conclusion

That’s it for me this week. Remember that our next Monday prayer gathering isn’t until the LAST Monday of this month. We will meet on June 28th at 6PM. Even though we’re no longer meeting weekly for prayer, I still want to challenge you to press into a life of prayer and fasting throughout the summer.

Over these past few weeks the Lord has been teaching me that with every new season comes a new opportunity to grow and learn new things about the Lord. In a season of sprinting there are spiritual rhythms that best position you to grow in your walk with Jesus. In seasons of resting/Sabbath those spiritual rhythms may change. The key is to take advantage of whatever season you’re in and leverage it for growing in your knowledge of God.

If there is any way I can pray for you in particular please reply to this email and let me know. Be sure you check out the upcoming events below for how to stay engaged throughout the rest of the summer!

Until He Comes,

Pastor Wes

Financial Update

Information on how to give to Broadview can be found at broadview.church/give.

Offering Report
Date: 05/31/21

Weekly Budget Requirement:  $17,567
Weekly Budget Receipts:  $8,631.95

YTD Required:  $386,474.00
YTD Received:   $417,813.78

Designated Gifts
World Missions: $565.00
Family Crisis: $145.00

UPCOMING EVENTS

Broadview Women’s Ministry

Summer Nights Schedule

Join us the 1st Thursday each month this summer from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM for some summer fun! Please sign-up for each event separately. You can read a description of each event using the graphic above. You can also share this graphic to invite other people to the events as well!

JULY 1ST – SALAD SUPPER NIGHT

AUGUST 5TH – POPCORN & PAJAMA MOVIE NIGHT

In addition to these summer fellowship gatherings our women’s ministry is also encouraging participants to use the summer months to grow spiritually.

They developed a “Personal Growth Guide” for those who are interested in following along.

MEN’S CONFERENCE

August 20th, 2021

6:00PM-9:30PM

This coming August 20th Broadview will serve as a host site for the 2021 Right Now Media Men’s Conference. We would love for you to join us.

This conference is strategically designed to equip men to live the Christian life through the practical teaching of God’s Word and connecting like minded men with each other.

We will hear from highly respected speakers like Scott Drew (head coach of the Baylor Bears men’s basketball team), Joby Martin (Lead Pastor of The Church of Eleven22), Derwin Gray (Lead Pastor of Transformation Church) and Larry Osborne (Teaching Pastor of North Coast Coach).

This event is for any man wanting to connect with other men and be challenged to grow in his relationship with God.

Tickets are available for $20. You can pay and register at the link below.

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We look forward to seeing you at the Mens’ Conference on August 20th, 2021. If you have any questions just reply to this email.

New Transportation Ministry

We’re starting a new ministry in our church to people who need help with transportation.

Most of us just get in our car and go to various appointments, grocery shopping, trip to the library; the list of things we do is an everyday occurrence.  That’s not the case for many other people in our congregation. For them, finding a ride can prove quiet challenging.

That’s why we’re starting this ministry. It’s an opportunity for us, as a community of believers, to volunteer to give these members a ride. There will be a sign-up sheet at the Gathering Place and at the Information Desk for those of you who would be interested in donating some of your time to this new ministry.

You can also sign up online. You may be able to offer several hours per week, or even one or two hours per week.  After you sign up, we will contact you with more information.   Thanks so much!

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Most Recent Sermon

The Will to Overcome
Revelation 3:7-13
June 6th, 2021