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Resonate All-Night Laser Tag

All-Night Laser Tag in Nashville

9:00pm Friday night – 8:00am Saturday morning, December 1-2

$30

Check-in at LOFBC at 9pm on Friday, December 2. We will head to Nashville where we will play Laser Tag ALL NIGHT LONG! We’ll return to LOFBC at 8am the next morning. Cost – $30 (includes transportation, pizza, cokes, unlimited laser tag) Register online.

The first 40 registered get to go. Invite your friends!

Resonate Ski and Snowboard Trip

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Date: January 26-27, 2017

Where: Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg, IN

Accommodations: Comfort Suites in Hebron, KY

Who: High School students

Cost – $99

Payment deadline – January 7, 2017

Register Online:

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Forms:

Perfect North Release Form

Perfect North Equipment Rental Agreement

Lone Oak FBC Parental Consent Form 2018

Schedule

Friday

4:30 pm                               Check in at LOFBC

5:00 pm                               Buses Leave

11:00 pm                             Arrive at Hotel

12:00 pm                             Curfew

Saturday

7:30 am – 8:00 am               Breakfast

8:00 am                                Devotional

9:00 am                                Checkout/Load Bus

9:30 am                                Arrive at Perfect North

5:00 pm                                Leave Perfect North

11:00 pm                              Arrive at LOFBC

Packing List

  • Toiletries
  • $$$ – Snacks/Meals
    • Meals – Breakfast on Saturday is only provided meal.
  • Perfect North’s recommended “What to Bring”

What to Bring

Here is our list of recommended items for you to bring skiing or snowboarding in order to guarantee a fun first day on the slopes. If you are in need of anything on this list when you get here, most items are available in the Loft Shop.

  • Hat – if your head is warm the rest of you is likely to stay warm.
  • Waterproof Gloves/Mittens – mittens are warmest.
  • Goggles/Sunglasses – Goggles are strongly recommended on cold or snowy days for warmth and increased visibility.
  • Jacket/Parka (water resistant)
  • Synthetic or wool base layers for top & bottom – it’s better to be warm than cold, you can always shed layers. Synthetic materials help to wick moisture away from your skin. Once again, do not wear cotton as a base layer.
  • Snow/Water resistant pants – very important, your 1st day will acquaint your butt to the snow, keep it warm & dry.
  • Snow Bibs can be rented for $10
  • Warm, dry socks – No cotton. Wear only one pair of socks.
  • Sunscreen – SPF 15 or higher
  • Lip Balm
  • Snack, Fruit, Energy Bar
  • Trail Map – available for free in the lodge.
  • Extra Clothes, Shoes – to change into when you’re all done, in order to go out and celebrate your 1st day.

Tip: Avoid Cotton if possible. Opt for something synthetic or wool. You can also spray clothes with Scotch guard to help waterproof them.

What should I do with my stuff?

Remember, you are responsible for your possessions while you are visiting our resort.  Refrain from bringing any extra items into the lodge if at all possible, and use our $0.50 coin lockers (located throughout the facilities) to secure the items you must bring with you.  Skis and snowboards are prohibited inside the lodge and should be secured on the outdoor racks with personal equipment locks or dropped off at our Free Ski/Board Check located on the lower deck outside the Rental Shop.

 

 

 

Thirst Final Details

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THIRST is this Friday, November 10 – 12 and you need to get ready! Everything you need is below.  You can find a schedule, packing list, necessary forms, and even pay.  Check it out and be ready to go!

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

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Forms You Need: 3 total

Leader Treks Form

Camp-Ondessonk-Waiver

PARENTAL CONSENT FORM 2017

Pay Here:

PACKING LIST:

  • 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.
  • Warm Hat and Gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Flashlight or Headlamp
  • Medication – controlled substance medication only must be turned in to a leader prior to leaving with instructions on distribution of medication

Thirst Fall Retreat Schedule

Friday

5:45pm                 Check-in (MPR Lobby)

6:00pm                 Leave LOFBC

7:00pm                 Arrive at Camp

7:30pm                 Session 1

11:00pm               Curfew

Saturday

8:00am                 Breakfast

8:45am                 Personal Devotions

9:30am                 Session 2

11:30am               Free Time

12:30pm               Lunch

1:30pm                 Zip-Lines

3:00pm                 Free Time

6:00pm                 Dinner

7:00pm                 Session 3

9:00pm                 Campfire

11:00pm               Curfew

Sunday

8:00am                 Breakfast

8:45am                 Personal Devotions

9:30am                 Session 2

11:30am               Depart from Camp

12:30pm               Arrive at LOFBC

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.

FAQ’s

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!

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

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Forms

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

Friday

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

Saturday

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

Sunday

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.

Dates/Location

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 – RESONATE FALL RETREAT 2017

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.

PACKING LIST:

  • 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

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SCHEDULE:

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

Saturday, November 11
Breakfast
Personal Devotions
Session 2
Lunch
Activity
Dinner
Session 3
Campfire
Go to bed

Sunday, November 12
Breakfast
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.

IT WILL BE EPIC!