Seeking Youth & Children’s Admin Assistant

Are you organized? Are you motivated? Do you work at a faster than average pace?

We are looking for an administrative assistant to work in the youth and children’s ministry. As the administrative assist you would serve to assist the youth and children’s ministers.  For a full job description click the link below!

Job Description & Application – Youth Children Assistant

Chicago Mission Camp 2018

Everything you love about mission trips and summer camp combined into one –
Chicago Mission Camp!

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who CALLED you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

Who: Middle School and High School students

When: June 25 – 29, 2018

Where: Chicago (Loyola University)

Cost: $375

($50 Deposit due February 1. Final Balance Due June 1)

**Online Registration Coming Soon**

McCracken Co. churches come together to serve and support the mission of North American Mission Board (NAMB) church planters in Chicago.

Each day students will be immersed in new cultures, great worship, biblical-teaching by our camp pastor, and have a variety of opportunities to serve on the front-lines for the Gospel in Chicago.

Why Chicago? In a city where 8.7 million people speak more than 200 languages, you can find most anything; anything, that is, except a lot of evangelical churches. Southern Baptist Church planters in Chicago are trying to change that. In this video, see how you can help them bring the gospel to one of the most unchurched cities in North America.

Eat, Sleep & Meet

Loyola University

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We’ll stay on the beautiful and prestigious Loyola University Lake Shore Campus, located just north of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. The Lake Shore Campus (LSC) is conveniently located off the CTA Red Line – Loyola “L” station at 1032 W Sheridan Rd.  We’ll use the CTA each day as we travel to our church planter partners, where we will serve to strengthen the mission of their church.

Lake Shore Campus is the largest of Loyola’s four campus’. It serves as main residential and undergraduate campus; home to more than 3,000 students, and set along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Recreation Options

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For recreation options, we’ll use Halas Hall, Loyola’s state of the art fitness center. It has multiple basketball courts, a swimming pool, and an indoor climbing wall. Just steps outside, you’ll find the quad, which can be used for ultimate frisbee tournaments and other awesome games! Don’t forget to pack a swimsuit because there is even a beach just next to campus.

Worship and Teaching

Camp Pastor – Lester Cruzat

Pastor Lester received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Education from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, upon which he taught high school science for 6 years. Afterwards, he attended Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis and received his Master of Divinity while serving as a campus minister at Washington University for 4.5 years. After serving as a college pastor, Lester went on to lead New Life Church of St. Louis for 3.5 years before receiving a miraculous call to go back home and minister in the city of Chicago where he received a heart and longing for the people of the city to know the name of Jesus.

Lester is married to the love of his life, Grace. They are parents to Hannah and awaiting the birth of their son in September. In his spare time, Lester is an avid sports fan and player with particular interests in fitness, basketball, baseball, and rock climbing.

Worship Band – Graveyards to Gardens

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“For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.” – Isaiah 61:11

Graveyards to Gardens is back this year to lead us in Worship.  They are a local group that not only come together to make G2G, but they also each serve in the local church.  They are talented musicians who have a heart for worship but more importantly a heart for Christ.  They serve as great partners in ministry as we strive to reach Chicago with the Gospel.


How much does it cost?

$375 per person (all-inclusive)

Includes a t-shirt, all printed material, most meals, travel while in Chicago, lodging, and activities.

When is it?

June 25 – 29, 2017 (Mon-Fri)

What does a typical day look like?

Each day students will start with opening celebration. Opening celebration is filled with worship, high energy games, and a message from our camp pastor that goes along with the daily theme. It’s the best way to start the day. Then students will head off to serve.  Using the on-campus CTA, students will travel as a group to their mission-site. Mission-sites are run in cooperation with our NAMB church planters. Students will serve in a variety of ways; from backyard bible clubs, to light construction, to neighborhood mapping. Everything they do will serve to see the Gospel proclaimed and the mission of the church strengthened.  Lunch will be served on site. Returning back to campus in time for some recreation and dinner, students will end the day in evening worship. Worship is the culmination of the day, here we will sing praises to God and be challenged by His Word. Afterwards, students will come together as a youth group for church group devotions. Late night activities will include basketball tournaments,  ultimate frisbee on the quad, swimming, and climbing the indoor rock wall.  Go to bed, wake up, and do it again!

Is there a theme?

Yes! The theme this year is the Call.

God has called us out of the darkness and into a relationship with Him. With that call He is also calling us to pray, give, and go. The daily themes are:

Day 1 – the CALL to respond

Day 2 – the CALL to pray

Day 3 – the CALL to give

Day 4 – the CALL to go

These themes will be reinforced each morning at Morning Celebration and each night during Worship.  They will also be reflected in students daily devotionals.

What should we pack?

See the Chicago Mission Camp packing list

Chicago Mission Camp Packing List 2018

What about my middle-schooler?

If you are worried that your middle-schooler might be too young for a trip like this, think again. All of the mission sites are middle-schooler friendly.  We travel in groups and have increased adult supervision for our middle school students.  The campus is secure and closed to outside guests.

Is it safe?

While complete safety can never be guaranteed, we can assure you that students will only serve in neighborhoods deemed safe by the NAMB Send City Coordinator.  Loyola University has a dedicated campus security team and students will never be allowed to leave campus unsupervised by an adult.  The area that Loyola University is located is one of the wealthier and safest parts of Chicago. Chicago is a BIG city. The crime that you are accustom to hearing about is far from where we will be. Not convinced? Ask one of the many parents that joined us last year!


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We need a minimum of 6 homes to house all of our groups. Host Homes will need to have enough space for 6-10 students to sleep on the floor or in beds for 2 nights. If you are interested in being a host home for your students small group please let Joe Yarbrough (270-709-5900 or Heather Rudy(270-554-1441 know ASAP.


Our theme this year is “ONE.”

 Have you ever thought about how one moment can define history? Or how one decision can change a life? We know that it only takes one person to start a movement. There is power in one. And the power of one resounds through Scripture, and by studying ONE, your students will travel through the Word to discover a powerful message that God has for them: There is ONE God. ONE way to Him. ONE family united under His banner. And ONE mission we’ve been entrusted with. The study we’re going to be working through is called ONE and it’s an awesome look at the essential truths of our faith.

Every student who attends will receive an Amplify Hoodie. When you sign up online make sure you put down your correct size. All sizes are “adult.” The cost of the hoodie is included in your $50 for the total cost of the weekend.




Friday, November 10

6:00PM Check in

6:30PM Dinner

7:00PM Worship

8:00PM Small Groups

8:30PM Host Homes

Saturday, November 11

9:00AM Christmas Card  Project @LOFBC

10AM Depart for JCREEK

11AM Laser Tag/Small Groups

12PM Laser Tag/Small Groups

1PM Lunch

2PM Game Time/Worship

3PM Hangtime

4PM Depart to LOFBC

5PM Dinner

6PM Worship

7PM Small Groups

8PM Skate Party

9PM Host Homes

Sunday, November 12

8:30AM Breakfast in Youth       Lounge

9AM Small Groups

9:45AM Worship Service

11AM Parent Pickup in the MPR


Knocker Ball on Wednesday Night!

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The first Wednesday of the month is Game Night! This month it’s KnockerBall!

Come early to get forms filled out and join a team.

Save yourself some time by printing out the forms in advance and bringing them signed.

Youth Knocker Ball Waiver

Adult Knocker Ball Waiver

High school will play from 5:45pm – 6:45pm.

Middle school will play from 6:45pm – 7:45pm.

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Dnow – This Changes Everything!

Who: Middle School and High School students

When: March 16-18, 2018

Where: Jonathan Creek Camp and Conference Center

Cost: $129

Payment Deadline: March 1, 2018

**Online Registration Coming Soon**


Crossings Medical Release 2018

LoneOakFBC Parental Consent Medical Form 2018

Dnow is the event that you look forward to every year. Well, this year it’s on steroids! Don’t miss the biggest and best Dnow in the history of Lone Oak FBC.

Our camp pastor for the week will be SoJo (Joseph Sojourner). You may remember him from BigStuf! SoJo is a communicator, writer, and hip-hop recording artist. He is passionate about engaging the next generation of leaders in the church and throughout culture.  Sojourner serves as the creative director and a communicator for BigStuf camps, the emcee of Catalyst Conferences, a keynote speaker for Orange, Growing Leaders, and Youth Pastor Summit, while continuing to communicate throughout the globe for churches and large events.

Sojourner’s passion for Jesus, love for people, and honest creativity are what make his voice unique. Not only will SoJo be our camp pastor, he will also host a concert on Saturday night from his latest album “Fight Club”

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Music will be led by Nick Carter. Nick led worship for us this year at Breakaway. We loved him so much we decided to have him back.  Nick serves at the Worship and Mission Pastor at Mercy Hill Church in Yulee, FL.   Nick is a graduate of the Baptist College of Florida where he met his wife Natalie.  Natalie & Nick have one son named Ezra.

New this year: OPEN RECREATION!

That means from 1pm – 5pm, you can climb on the Aerial Adventure Park, zip down the Zip-Lines, of shoot your friends while playing Bazooka Ball or Laser Tag.  All the other open recreation options will be available as well, basketball, gaga-ball, volleyball, and Frisbee golf.  Recreation just got a whole lot more fun and exciting!

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Most importantly, we will spend time together each day in worship and studying God’s Word. SoJo will lead us through 4 sessions based on the theme – This Changes Everything – based on 2 Corinthians 5:17, Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 

  • Session 1: Sin separates us from God.
  • Session 2: Forgiveness is available through Jesus.
  • Session 3: Our Christian life is not about being a slave, but about being a child of God.
  • Session 4: The celebration for each sinner-turned-child is a part of the story God is telling in our lives.

Packing List

  • Bible
  • Notebook/pen
  • Toiletries
  • Sleeping bag/sheets/pillow (No linens provided)
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Soap/Shampoo
  • Flip-flops for the shower
  • Clothes for outdoor activities
    • Closed toe shoes and socks (hiking boots or tennis shoes)
    • Jacket or long sleeves
  • Clothes for the remainder of weekend
  • Rain jacket – Weather will NOT dictate what we do.
  • Hat/sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Flashlight
  • Medication – controlled substance medication only must be turned in to a leader prior to leaving with instructions on distribution of medication

Dnow Schedule


6:00pm            Check-in MPR lobby

6:30pm            Leave LOFBC

7:30pm            Arrive at Jonathan Creek

8:30pm            Session 1

10:00pm          Small Group

10:30pm          Hangout

12:00am          Curfew


8:00am            Breakfast

8:30am            Quiet Time

9:30am            Session 2

10:30am          Small Group

11:00am          Free-time

11:40pm          1st Lunch

12:00pm          2nd Lunch

1:00pm            Zip-Lines, Aerial Park, Bazooka Ball, Laser Tag Opens

5:00pm            Zip-Lines, Aerial Park, Bazooka Ball, Laser Tag Closes

5:40pm            1st Dinner

6:00pm            2nd Dinner

7:30pm            Session 3

9:00pm            Small Group

10:00pm          SoJo – Fight Club – Concert

12:00am          Curfew


8:00am            Breakfast

8:30am            Pack bags & Load bus

9:00am            Quiet Time

9:30am            Session 4

11:00am          Leave Camp

12:00pm          Arrive at LOFBC

House Groups are Back!

Sunday nights from 5:00pm – 6:15pm.

There will be food, fun, and a short lesson. Come hang out with your friends and build Godly relationships.  Addresses will be send via the Remind Text earlier that day. Subscribe by texting @resonate1 to 81010.


September 24 – The Newman’s

October 1 – The Walker’s (Laura)

October 8 – Off (Fall Break)

October 15 – The Dennison’s

October 22 – The Richard’s

October 29 – The Smith’s (Madison)

November 5 – The Koster’s

November 12 – Off (Fall Retreat)

November 19 – The Estes’ (Jaden)


THIRST is the Resonate Fall Retreat for students who have a THIRST for God’s Word.  This event is for anyone who wants to grow in their walk with the Lord and gain real leadership experience. With a special emphasis on leadership, this is an event you don’t want to miss.

This year we’ll be working with LeaderTreks as we go through their program called “Team Up.” Team Up is a three day retreat designed to mold students into a unified team. The goal is to teach the building blocks of great teams through an interactive, hands-on approach. The LeaderTreks staff will use a variety of interactive games and initiatives as well as small group discussion to emphasize each building block. Students will have the opportunity to take a Team Role assessment to discover how they operate inside teams. In the end, you will leave the event energized and focused on being unified.

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WHO: High school students with a THIRST for God’s Word

WHAT: Thirst Fall Retreat

WHERE: Camp Ondessonk, Ozark, IL

WHEN: Friday, November 10—Sunday,  November 12

COST: $70

DEADLINE:  Wednesday, October 25:  Event fee must be paid by deadline.  Payment accepted online or place payment in drop box outside Patrick’s office.


  • Bible
  • Notebook/pen
  • Toiletries
  • Sleeping bag/sheets/pillow (No linens provided)
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Old clothes for outdoor activities
  • Shorts or jeans
  • Closed toe shoes and socks (hiking boots or tennis shoes)
  • Jacket or long sleeves
  • Clothes for the remainder of weekend
  • $$$ for one meal
  • Rain jacket—Weather will NOT dictate what we do.
  • Hat/sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Flashlight
  • Medication – controlled substance medication only must be turned in to a leader prior to leaving with instructions on distribution of medication


Friday, November 10
5:30 p.m.—Depart LOFBC
Session 1
Go to bed

Saturday, November 11
Personal Devotions
Session 2
Session 3
Go to bed

Sunday, November 12
Personal Devotion
Session 4
10:30 a.m.—Depart from camp
12:30 p.m.—Arrive at LOFBC

Color War – Aug 30

Small group are kicking off August 30 at Resonate with an epic COLOR WAR!

Find out who will be leading your small group this year and engage in battle.  After we announce teams, we will head to the soccer fields for the 3nd Annual Resonate COLOR WAR! Everyone in attendance will receive free ice cream from Parkers!

Be sure to wear white.  This is a perfect event to invite your friends.


Help Wanted – Student Ministry

We need your help!  We need Host Homes for the High School ministry and Youth Lounge workers. See the descriptions below and see if you would be willing to serve in one of these two ways.

Host Homes

House Groups are returning and we need host homes.  We’re seeking 7 homes to host our house groups.

September 24
October 1, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 19

Host Home for House Groups

House Groups meet Sunday nights from 5:00pm – 6:15pm.  The general outline for the night will be games, snack food, and a short lesson. Host homes are responsible for providing the food and the fun. I can help with the fun if you need it. (Cornhole, 9square, other games)

We are looking for 7 parents to open their homes. Email Patrick @ if you are interested in hosting a House Group.

Youth Lounge Workers

The Youth Lounge is open and we need volunteers to help run it. We’re seeking 5-10 adults to help with set-up, supervision, and clean up.

Each Wednesday night the Youth Lounge opens at 5pm. Students can purchase soda, coffee, or whatever food items is highlighted that week. On a rotating basis we’re asking adults/parents to hang out in the Lounge during that time to help set up the room, hang out while students are in there, and clean up at the end of the night.

Shifts will run from either 5:00pm – 6:00pm or 6:00pm – 7:00pm.  Email Patrick @ if you are interested in serving.