Everyone is invited for a snow day on January 29th 4:30-7:30PM! We will have local party supply and rental company “270 Snow” on campus to cover our hill in snow for everyone to enjoy. We will have sleds, or you can bring your own, to enjoy racing down the hill. We will also have hot chocolate and apple cider for you to enjoy and stay warm while you sled down the hill.
For our missions opportunity during the month of October, the student ministry will be focusing on getting shoeboxes packed up for Operation Christmas Child. There are millions of children in need around the world who have never received a gift. These boxes will be taken to children around the world to not only provide them with a gift, but ultimately they will be used to share the gift of the Gospel of Jesus. Each year Samaritan’s Purse partners with churches like ours to be able to spread the gospel around the globe through these gifts. Along with each shoebox distributed, each child also receives a Gospel booklet that is published in over 80 languages.
How are we going to help?
Throughout the month, items can be brought in and collected in the students’ small groups either on Sundays or Wednesdays. On November 13th, as part of our Serve Day, we will have a packing party to pack the shoeboxes. If you have any more questions please contact us!
Girls: During your weekend you will spend your time at the church walking through the theme of “Taste and See” where you will spend time digging into God’s word to discover all the ways that we can experience Him on a personal level. New this year is a guest worship leader, Christina Swadley! Michelle Yarbrough will be teaching the large group Bible study sessions and then you will have small group times afterwards. Alongside of that, you will also get to create some amazing foods throughout your weekend to enjoy as well as some other fun activities during your weekend.
Guys: For the guys, your weekend will begin by checking in at LOFBC to then heading to Jonathan Creek. Throughout your weekend you will be learning more about standing firm in your faith, with the theme of “Stand”, which will be based on the scriptures surrounding the armor of God. You will also get to enjoy some of the outdoor activities around Jonathan Creek both days you are there.
The school year has begun, and to help kick it off we have a few upcoming events to help start things off in an exciting way!
WednesdayAugust 11th – This will be part of our church wide Fall Kickoff Picnic. We will grill hamburgers and hot dogs, and have inflatble water slides and games for the children set up on the soccer fields. Student Ministry will meet in the MPR for games, prizes, food, and worship beginning at 5:30PM.
FridayAugust 13th – This event will be for all of the middle school students. We will be having a glow party in the MPR with lots of fun activities under the black lights. We will have some games set up like glow in the dark basketball, black light 9 square, and one amazing surprise to be announced when you get there.
Sunday August 15th – We will be having our color war event on the evening of the 15th. This event will be for all of the high school students. Come participate and go up against other grades to be the color war champions. The more people you can invite and bring, the better your team’s chances are at coming out on top. The 15th will also be a night for the high school students to participate in a night of worship that will be had prior to color war so make sure you don’t miss out on both of these opportunities!
Who: Middle School and High School Students Event Dates: March 12, 2021- March 14, 2021 Departure from the church: Friday at 6:00 PM Arrival back to the church: Sunday 12:00 PM
What about COVID? In previous years we have welcomed other churches to join us for our DNOW, due to COVID we will be the only church on campus at JCREEK so that we can ensure social distancing. Lodging will be limited to 50% capacity, which means that every student will have their own bunk bed. We will also be meeting in the Chapel instead of the Worship Center so that we can space chairs out. All of our rec games will be outside which will further help with following safety procedures. In addition to all of this we will have students wear masks when social distancing may be limited.
We are excited to welcome back Nicolas Ian Carter to be our Worship leader for DNOW 2021! Check out his new single here:
Our guest speaker this year will be Shaq Hardy who is the Student Pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN.
Watch Shaq share his testimony here:
As everything is different in these times, we have some exciting news for parents of multiple MS and HS students.
Due to Covid-19, this year’s pricing is lower than usual as Jonathan Creek has been working with us due to the pandemic. In addition to this year’s special pricing, we do have multi-sibling discounts available. These discounts are for siblings living in the same household only, and does not include friends or other relatives outside of your household. We also have limited scholarships available. Please contact Holly Visser at 270-554-1441 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details and discount codes.
We want to ensure these Gospel Centered events are available and affordable for all students affiliated with Lone Oak FBC. This is just another way we strive to ensure everyone is included in our mission to Exalt Christ, Make Disciples, and Pass the Torch!
Welcome to week 2 of our Advent Devotions! I hope you have been enjoying time in God’s Word each day. If you missed a day or two, that’s okay, it doesn’t take long to catch back up! If you are just now starting that’s okay too! Simply catch up by doing two a day, they only take a few minutes but God can do a lot in just a few minutes as we spend time with Him!
Welcome to week one of our Advent Devotional! Each day spend a few moments in prayer before you begin. Allow the Holy Spirit to prepare your hearts each day to receive the truth from the Word of God.
Even though we may be distanced right now, we can still be together in spirit as we spend time in God’s Word each day leading up to Christmas.
If you would like a hard copy of the Advent Devotional, we do have a few copies left. Please let us know if you would like one by calling the church office at 270-554-1441 or email at email@example.com