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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

$25 if registered online
$30 at the door

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 includes transportation, pizza, cokes, unlimited laser tag. Register online.

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

Required Form: PARENTAL CONSENT FORM 2017 (If you have been to any other overnight event with LOFBC, we already have this form from you)

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 Summer Camp – The Uprising

“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is,
seated at the right hand of God” — Colossians 3:1

Who: Middle School and High School students

When: June 25 – 29, 2018

Where: Wheaton, IL (West Suburbs Chicagoland)

Cost: Early Bird $325 (Submit deposit by Feb. 1)
Regular rate $375

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

Parent Meeting: Sunday, January 28 @ 5pm in the MPR. Please make every effort to attend the parent meeting for all students who are interested in attending camp. You can drop off your deposits and pick up any necessary forms.

Forms:
Camp Generate: coming soon!
Lone Oak FBC Release form: Parental Consent Medical Form 2018

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There is a movement happening among the people of God. Because He is holy, creating universes and human souls. Because He has exchanged His Son’s life for ours, the sacrifice that shook the heavens and woke the dead from their graves. Because He set before us the path of abundant life, in the fullness that only He can give. Because He has called us to spread His truth like wildfire, lighting up the world for the sake of His name. We must respond to His holiness, His offer, His way, and His message. We cannot shrink back. It’s time to rise up.

Eat, Sleep & Meet – @ Wheaton College

Wheaton College

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Wheaton College is an explicitly Christian, academically rigorous, fully residential liberal arts college and graduate school located in Wheaton, Illinois. Established in 1860, Wheaton is guided by its original mission to provide excellence in Christian higher education and offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts and sciences and 14 graduate degrees. Wheaton boasts in having wonderful meeting spaces, meal options and lodging arrangements that your group is sure to love! You are sure to love the rich heritage that Wheaton College holds. Be sure to check out the Billy Graham Center Museum and the Wade Center which hosts a collection of belongings from Owen Barfield, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Dorothy L. Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams.

Sleeping and Eating: Most housing is dorm-style with two or four people per room, and either a suite-style bath, private bath or community-style bath. (Remember we assign housing based on the date deposits are received.) Wheaton’s award-winning Cafe Bon Appétit food service, which is consistently ranked as among the best in the nation, offers delicious food. The spacious cafeteria has the ability to serve many people without long lines. Food quality is excellent; with plenty of options.

Recreation Options
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Campus Activities:
• basketball courts
• sand volleyball courts
• soccer fields
• staffed options by GENERATE staff & daily tournaments

Worship and Teaching

Camp Pastor – David Nasser

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In 1979 Iran is embroiled in a bitter revolution. Untold numbers of people are being slaughtered every day. Gas prices are skyrocketing across the world. Fear and panic grips the Mid-East. Fortunately, in the midst of this horrible turmoil, God is moving. David Nasser, only nine at this time, is forced to escape his native homeland of Iran with his family. They leave everything behind but each other, escaping to the United States in hopes of beginning a new life in a vastly different culture. In the years that follow, a young David Nasser feels isolated. He seeks acceptance from his peers, turning to everything imaginable to fit in, but always feeling like an outsider. However, David only finds true acceptance, at the age of eighteen, when through the persistent witness of a body of believers, David receives salvation and purpose through a deep and personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Fast forward to current day, and David Nasser speaks to over 700,000 people each year. David provides leadership at Liberty University where he is the Senior Vice President for Spiritual Development. At Liberty, David oversees a team that advances Liberty’s mission by strengthening the theological foundation of the student body and its leaders through gatherings such as Convocation and Campus Church. David and his wife have two children and reside in Lynchburg, VA.

Worship Band – Rush of Fools

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Widely known for their pure heart in leading worship, Rush of Fools has become a favorite in the realm of Christian music. Rush of Fools originated out of Birmingham, Alabama and burst onto the scene of Christian radio when their song “Undo” became the most played in 2007. The name Rush of Fools was taken from the Biblical passage, 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 – “For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because of him, you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

FAQ’s

How much does it cost?

Get your deposit in on time and save $50! You will receive the early bird pricing of $325. For those who miss the deposit deadline, cost will be $375.

Early Bird $325 per person (all-inclusive)
Regular rate $375 per person (all-inclusive)

Includes a t-shirt, material, lodging, transportation, and all meals while at camp.

When is it?

June 25 – 29, 2017 (Mon-Fri)

Is there competition?

Yes! Ever since the inception of GENERATE, two sides have been locked in epic battle: The Pack vs. The Pride. This video outlines how you can lead your tribe to victory (and be the ones holding Festus in triumph).

Is there a theme?

Yes! The theme is UPRISING.

  • Day 1: Because there is no one like our God, we raise up in worship.
    • “Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe.” – Hebrews 12:28
  • Day 2: Because Jesus died for us, we are raised to new life.
    • “We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.” – Romans 6:4
  • Day 3: Because God loves us greatly, we rise above the world and love at all costs.
    • “And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” – Ephesians 5:2
  • Day 4: Because we have the Good News, we go and tell, raising the banner of the Gospel.
    • “Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to Him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God.” – Romans 7:4

What should we pack?

See the Uprising Camp Packing List

Uprising Camp Packing List 2018

What is the daily schedule?

FIRST DAY (6/25/2018)
1:00 – 3:00 PM Registration & Check-In
4:45 – 6:00 PM Dinner
6:00 PM Village Meeting
6:30 PM Youth Minister’s Meeting
7:30 PM Pre-Worship Gathering (auditorium)
7:45 PM Worship (auditorium)
9:30 PM Church Group Time
11:30 PM Lights Out
(11:30 PM – 8:00 AM Quiet Hours)

OTHER DAYS (6/26-28)
(Day 3 Only: 6:45 AM First Light – at announced location – OPTIONAL)
(Day 4 Only: 6:30 – 7:15 AM GENERATE 5K – at announced location – OPTIONAL)
6:45 – 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:15 – 8:45 AM Encounters in Church Group (assigned location)
8:15 AM Village Leadership Meeting (all Bible Study Leaders)
9:00 – 10:00 AM Kickstart
10:00 AM-3:00 PM Serve with Church Planting partner
3:00 PM Open/Free Time (Options announced at Kick Start)
4:45 – 6:00 PM Dinner
6:00 PM Youth Minister’s Meeting
6:00-6:45 PM Prayer Gathering
6:45 PM Pre-Worship Gathering (auditorium)
7:00 PM Worship (Night 4 Only – Final Worship Celebration – 7:00PM-9:30PM)
9:00 PM Church Group Time
10:30 PM One More Thing (Nights 2 & 3 Only)
11:30 PM Lights out
(11:30 PM – 8:00 AM Quiet Hours)

CLOSING DAY (6/29)
6:45 – 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Check-out
8:15 AM Encounters in Church Group Location
9:00 AM Dismiss

Where will we serve?

Students will serve with our North American Mission Board church planting partners in neighborhoods within driving distance from Wheaton. The high school will serve in Wicker Park with the Church of the Beloved. Middle school will serve with another NAMB church planter.  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.

Is there a dress code?

Of course. We ask for there to only be one piece bathing suits at camp, or a dark colored t-shirt over a two piece. Avoid short shorts (including guys showing off the bro thighs), spaghetti strap shirts, or really anything that will be a distraction to those around you. We honor God with how we dress. Be cool, but don’t be a fool! If needed, help a brother or sister out.

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