Author Archives: Joe Yarbrough

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


Tomorrow night from 7:00-8:30PM in the gym at LOFBC is our “AMPED SKATE NIGHT.”

“AMPED” is an event designed for our middle school students to invite a friend who does not attend church anywhere. We will have free pizza, drinks, snacks, skates and fun games!

The small group who brings the most guests will win gift certificates to our Youth Lounge to redeem for free pizza and a drink!

Make sure you bring some socks!

Amplify Parent Meeting

All parents of middle school students are invited to attend a parents meeting on Saturday, January 21st from 5:00PM-6:30PM in the fellowship hall at LOFBC. We will be discussing all events for 2017, including our Chicago mission trip. Jamie Coomer, our minister of discipleship and families will be discussing our new D6 Family Curriculum and how you can best utilize it to have spiritual conversations in the home with your students. In addition, we will be discussing some practical tips in regards to teens and cell phones. Food will be provided as well as giveaways! Sign up online now and be registered to win an awesome prize!


We have 34 students registered for our second annual Middle School fall retreat!

If you have not done so we need every student to complete an online participation from Crossings. If you have participated at an event at Crossings before you can log in with your previous account.


Click Here to complete the participation form.


  • Check in starts at 5:30PM this Friday night in the MPR. Bring all of your belongings with you and place them in the designated area in the MPR.
  • We WILL have dinner at 6:00PM on Friday night
  • All students are encouraged to bring their favorite drink and/or snack to share with their group for the weekend.
  • Students must bring something to sleep on example:sleeping bag, air mattress, cot, etc. As well as a pillow and a blanket.
  • Bring a change of clothes for Saturday and Sunday.
  • Bring toiletries and a towel.
  • Bring a Bible!

If you have any questions please contact the church office at 270-554-1441 and ask for Heather Rudy or Joe Yarbrough.





Who? Middle School students

When? November 11-13

Where? Lone Oak FBC and Jonathan Creek

Cost? $40

What? Our fall retreat for middle school students will take place primarily in Paducah. Our students will be spending the night in host homes (of church members) with their small groups. On Saturday we will spend the majority of the day at Jonathan Creek where we will play laser tag, participate in team building exercises and competitions, eat lunch, have devotional times, and small group bible study lessons. Every student who comes to the Fall Retreat will get an Amplify Middle School Ministry Hoodie!
fshirtYou will not want to miss this awesome weekend. Make sure you register as soon as possible.


What to Bring?

  • Bible
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow
  • Blanket
  • Toiletries and Towel
  • Change of clothes for Saturday, and Church clothes for Sunday
  • Favorite Snack to share with your small group



5:30pm – Check-In

6:00pm – Dinner

7:00pm – Worship

8:00pm – Head for Host Home

9:00pm – Small Group Lesson 1


9:00am – Meet at the Church

10:00am – Depart for Jonathan Creek

11:00am – Girls Laser Tag, Guys team building

12:00pm – Lunch

1:00pm – Guys Laser Tag, Girls team building

2:00pm – Small Group Lesson 2 (on campus)

3-4pm – Hang time

4:00pm – Depart for LOFBC

5:00pm – Dinner at LOFBC

6:00pm – Worship

7:00pm – Small group

7:30 pm – Ice Cream Bar/ Hang time @LOFBC

8:30pm – Depart for Host Homes


8:30am – Breakfast in the Youth Lounge

9:00am – Lesson 3

9:45am – Worship

11:00am – Parent Pickup in MPR




Amplify Middle School students, you will not want to miss out on this awesome night! AMPED is an event we do twice a year. The whole idea is to invite a friend who doesnt go to church, to come to our church for a night of fun! This AMPED night will be a GLOW PARTY! We will have glow in the dark 9 square, basketball, kickball, bowling, and much more! Make sure you invite a friend who doesnt go to church anywhere. The group with the most friends brought will win an awesome prize! Dont miss it, this Saturday 7-9PM!!!

Amplify Guys Campout and Girls Slumber Party


Sign up online now at for our first ever Guys Campout and Girls Slumber party coming up September 16, 2016! The cost is absolutely FREE! Just be sure you sign up in order to ensure you are able to attend this awesome night of fellowship.



What to bring for the Guys Camp out:

  • a tent (if you do not have one do not go out and buy one we will have extra tents available)
  • change of clothes – swimsuit as we may go swimming in a lake.
  • something comfortable to sleep on – we will be spending the night outside in a tent! You at the very least will need a pillow and a blanket.
  • Bible
  • flashlight
  • a snack – food will be provided

Time: We will leave from the church at 5:00PM and return Saturday afternoon at 1:00PM

Food: We will have dinner Friday night, breakfast, and lunch on Saturday.

What? We are going to have a fun night camping outside enjoying God’s creation. We will play some games, sing some songs, eat yummy camping food and have several times of Bible study!

Where? We will be camping at our Pastor of Families and Discipleship, Jamie Coomer’s house.


What to bring for the Girls Slumber Party:

  • Something to sleep on (air mattress, sleeping bag, pillow)
  • pj’s, change of clothes
  • bible, pen
  • toiletries (no showers)
  • any nail polish, foot spas, lotion, etc. for spa rotations
  • NOTE: cell phones will stay in sleeping room!

Time: check in at the church at 6:00PM. Parent pick up is Saturday at 12:00PM.

Where: Lone Oak First Baptist Church.

Food: Dinner on Friday night and breakfast on Saturday morning will be provided.

See schedule below for what the girls will be doing:


6:00 – 6:30 Dinner – Make your own stuffed crescent rolls, salad, chips

6:30 – 7:00 Group Devotion

7:00-8:00 Spa/Pamper rotations

8:00-8:30 Group Discussion

8:30-9:00 Free time

9:30-10:30 Hide and Seek/Underground church

11:00ish Movie


8:30 Breakfast – cereal, fruit

9:00 Personal Morning Quiet times

9:30 Art Activity

11:00 Tin Foil game/Free time/clean up

12:00 pm Parent Pick-Up


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