Author Archives: Joe Yarbrough



WHEN: JULY 23-26, 6:00-8:00PM

WHERE: @LoneOakFBC D-Building


WHAT: Free food, Worship, Games, and Fellowship


Whether it’s insecurity, doubt, fear of rejection, or the fear of unmet expectations, fear holds many of our students back. The problem with this is, of course, that God has called us to face our fears and lean-in to who He desires us to be. Scripture is clear: God empowers us to meet the tasks He’s set in front of us. We want our students to confidently embrace the plan God has for them. And so this year’s theme is called:


Instead of having multiple teams, this year there will be one EPIC battle of AMPLIFY VS RESONATE. Each night we will compete in games to earn points for your team, in addition to points for friends brought, Bibles, and team spirit. Wear your Amplify or Resonate swag each night to represent your team!


Also, new this year we will have free food available in the youth lounge from 6:00-6:30PM. Come early and stay late! Each night the gym will be open to play 9Square, Basketball, GaGa Ball, etc, or hang out in the youth lounge. On the final night we will once again have our MEGA SLIP-N-SLIDE!

Hope you can make it out each night for this awesome week! Make sure you invite a friend!

8th Grade Graduation Trip

8th Grade Graduation Trip

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from Middle School! I would like to personally invite you to come on an exciting 8th grade only graduation trip, Saturday, May 19, 2018. This annual trip is a special part of your completion of Amplify Middle School Ministry. We will journey together to the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, KY to see the story of Noah’s Ark come to life. This will be a great opportunity to prepare you for the challenges to your faith that await you as you move up to High School. Not only will this trip be educational, but we will have a ton of fun! I have a few surprises in store to make sure this trip is one that you will remember for a long time!

Sign up online at

Who? Any active 8th grade student in Amplify Middle School Ministry of LOFBC (for this trip only, no guests)

When? Saturday, May 19, 2018

What time? We will leave from the church @7:30AM and return between 11PM and Midnight.

Cost? $45 plus money for lunch, snacks for when we make stops, and gift shop at the Ark (dinner is included in total cost).


I hope you all can make it for this special graduation trip!

-Joe Yarbrough










We are one week away from our annual Middle School Fall Retreat! You may have some questions regarding what to bring, what time to drop off your students, etc. If you do not find the answer to any of your questions below please feel free to contact Joe Yarbrough, 270-709-5900, or


What time do I drop off my student on Friday, Nov 10, and where?

  • Drop off your student at 6:00PM. Check-In’s will take place in the MPR at LOFBC.

Does my student need to eat dinner before?

  • No, we will have dinner at 6:30PM in the youth lounge.

What all is involved with Checking in?

  • Parents, come inside with your student, have them bring their luggage and place it in the designated area. Then, proceed to the check-in station where one of our volunteers will make sure you have all of your forms filled out.

When do I pick my student up?

  • You may pick your student up, Sunday, Nov 12 at 11am in the MPR at LOFBC.

What does my student need to bring?

  • The basic essentials needed for the Fall Retreat are: Bible, something to sleep on/in (air mattress, cot, or sleeping bag), change of clothes (Saturday and Sunday), toiletries, towel, and a snack to share at their host home.

Are cell phones allowed?

  • They are allowed but not encouraged to be used during the retreat weekend. If your student bring their phone they may be asked to leave it off. Emergency Contact #’s will be given out for every host home group.

What are host homes?

  • They are homes of church members who have graciously opened up their homes to provide a safe and comfortable place for your student to spend the night with their small group on Friday and Saturday.

What all is a host home responsible for?

  • Host homes are responsible for helping transport your students to and from church, provide a space to sleep either on the floor or in a bed/couch, and provide breakfast on Saturday morning.


(click the image above to register online)


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



Sign up online today for our annual Guys Campout and Girls Slumber party!

This event is absolutely free, but you must sign up online.  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Date: Friday night, September 8th – Saturday morning, September 9th

Time: Guys will need to be at the church between 5:00PM and 5:30PM.

Girls will need to arrive at 6:00PM on Friday, September 8th.

Parent pickup will be at 11:30am on Saturday morning, September 9th.

Dinner will be served Friday night, and breakfast will be served on Saturday morning.


Things to bring:

Guys: A tent (if you have one, if not we have extra), swimsuit/towel, Bible, flashlight.

Girls: Something comfortable to sleep on, and a Bible.


Follow the link below to sign up for these awesome events!







JULY 10-13

Make plans to be here every night for BREAKAWAY 2017. The theme this year is based out of the book of Ecclesiastes.

Monday: The search for Meaning.

Tuesday: The search for Approval.

Wednesday: The Search for Forgiveness.

Thursday: The Search for Purpose.

Every night there will be giveaways, fun games, group competitions, and awesome worship!

New this year for the first time we will have a camp pastor for the whole week of Breakaway. David Maguire is a student pastor from NorthRidge Church in Thomaston, Ga. “Big Dave” is a dynamic speaker who has a passion for communicating the Word of God to students. Each night students and adults will be challenged by the word of God through David. Check out a sermon from David Maguire:  YouTube: David Maguire, NorthRidge Church

In addition to a camp pastor we will also be lead in Worship by  Nicholas Carter from Mercy Hill Church in Yulee, Fl. Nicholas Carter is a former student pastor and current worship pastor who has a passion for students and leading people in worship by sharing the gospel through music. Check out his music on iTunes :Nicholas Ian Carter Music iTunes



Stay tuned for more information on BREAKAWAY 2017!!!!

AMPLIFY:Calendar Changes

We have had to make a few changes to the Calendar for AMPLIFY this summer.

June 14: Next week’s trip to Venture River has been cancelled – we will have a Slip-N-Slide Kickball game and Water Wars instead. 5:45-7:00PM at LOFBC. Bring a change of clothes and a towel.

July 5: Vertical Jump will now be on the 5th of July instead of the 26th.

July 26: Maggies Jungle Golf will now be on the 26th instead of the 5th.


For more questions contact the church office 270-554-1441 or email or



When?  Wednesday, May 31.

Where? Lone Oak First Baptist Church MPR.

Time? 5:45-7:00PM

We have 25 Nerf guns available for students to use as well as over 200 Nerf darts. Students are allowed and                                                                  encouraged to bring their own NERF gear.

8th Grade Trip

 Our recent 8th grade graduates are invited to go on an exciting weekend trip this summer, July 14-15! We will go aboard the new Ark Encounter, a 510-foot-long full-size biblical replica of Noah’s Ark. We will also be going to explore the Creation Museum. Both of these museums will be exciting and sure to grow you in your faith as you get ready to head off to high school. We will have a ton of fun too! You will not want to miss this trip!

Click here to sign up now!

For more information or questions about this trip please email