We Welcome, Dennis & Sharon Welch this morning! Dennis will give a report in the combined adult Bible class in the auditorium and, afterwards, he will preach. We will also enjoy Dennis’ & Sharon’s company in our Fellowship Meal at noon. Be sure and stay for this!
Our Fellowship Meal Today
Today, after our morning worship assembly, we will have our monthly Fellowship Meal. Hosting this meal are: John & Tina Brewer, Tommy Sledge, Kay Parker and Tanya Arnold with her capable kids.
VISITING FOR THE MASTER
VISITATION PROGRAM Team #2 (leaders: Cary & Brenda Miller) will meet on Wednesday, May 25th, at 6:30 pm in the library for their assignments.
Thank you for all your thoughts, prayers and cards. A special thanks to you that attended the visitation or the service for my sister, Joan. In Christian Love, Troy & Leana
Those who cannot perform their Sunday A.M. duties, please call Bill Flanary before services!!!
New Library Resource!
We have recently obtained some bound copies of the “Reason and Revelation” journal produced by our brethren at Apologetics Press. The journals are bound by year and feature scholarly articles dealing with issues such as Islam, abortion, homosexuality, evolution and various other topics of biblical interest. We encourage you to take advantage of this excellent source of information! The volumes can be found in our church library.
We are honored and blessed to have our beloved brother and sister in Christ, Dennis and Sharon Welch, with us this weekend as they take time out of the mission field of Cambodia to visit us and report on the work they are involved in. We are thankful that God has seen fit that we can be fellow laborers with the Welchs in financially supporting the sharing of the Good News in Southeast Asia and keeping this work and the Welchs in our hearts and before the Father in Heaven through our prayers.
Recently Dennis and Sharon Welch encouraged the elders and any other interested brethren to read the book “We Are Not The Hero” by Jean Johnson, to get a better understanding of the true making of disciples of all nations. What follows is from that book. Consider it to evaluate the evangelism as you know it and pray for all involved in evangelism (and that’s all of us). For the elders, Ken D
The Test of Any Work
Are those who have followed us to Christ now leading others to Him and teaching them to make disciples like ourselves? Note, it is not enough to rescue the perishing, though this is imperative, nor is it sufficient to build up newborn babes in the faith of Christ, although this too is necessary if the first fruit is to endure; in fact, it is not sufficient just to get them out winning souls, as commendable as this work may be. What really counts in the ultimate perpetuation of our work is the faithfulness with which our converts go out and make leaders out of their converts, not simply more followers….
The test of any work of evangelism thus is not what is seen at the moment, or in the conference report, but in the effectiveness with which the work continues in the next generation. Similarly the criteria on which a church should measure its success is not how many new names are added to the roll nor how much the budget is increased, but rather how many Christians are actively winning souls and training them to win the multitudes.