Wanted: Host Homes for House Groups

House Groups are returning in March and we need host homes.  We’re seeking 3 homes to host our house groups.

March 5
March 12
March 26

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 three parents to open their homes. Email Patrick @ pgreer@loneoakfbc.org if you are interested in hosting a House Group.

Parents: Check out what we’re learning at Resonate

PARENT CUE

We’re teaching this:

How many hours are you connected to some kind of technology on a normal day? If you were to add up your hours online, your glances at text messages, your streaming music, your perusing social media, your Netflix addiction, how many hours could you count? It’s probably a lot. Our culture is obsessed with technology—and with good reason. Technology keeps us connected to each other and to the world around us. Nearly every device we own transmits signals to something else, somewhere else. Why? Because that’s how they’re wired to function. Our phones, tablets, smart watches, gaming systems—they all are wired to connect to something outside them. And the same is true for us. We are wired for connection. It’s in our design. As we take a closer look at what Jesus called “the greatest commandment”, we discover that we were wired to have three vital relationships: with God, with ourselves, and with others. And when those connections are made, everything else begins to function as it was designed.

Think about this:

Your student is changing fast. Chances are this isn’t a surprise. Their classes are changing. Their friends are changing. Their bodies are definitely changing. But one change you may not see as quickly are the changes that are happening in your student’s brain. As our students approach puberty, their brains are being physically rewired to function less like a child and more like an adult. New connections are forming. Old ones are collapsing. Parts of the brain are being reorganized. And with all of that activity, it’s no surprise that they may experience occasional “outages” or glitches in their judgment, their memory, and their emotional control.

That means…

… your straight-A scholar may suddenly forget their homework.

… your sweet, quiet child may now have teenage emotional outbursts.

… your reasonable, responsible student may have a few mindboggling lapses in judgment.

When that happens, our first reaction may be to panic and wonder, what went wrong here? But, most of the time, nothing is really wrong. Our students’ brains are simply under construction.

In their book, Teen Stages, authors Ken and Elizabeth Mellor describe this as a “cognitive rebirth” beginning around age 13 and continues into young adulthood. That means during middle school and high school, your student may show some behaviors reminding you a lot of their toddler and early elementary years. And…it’s perfectly normal.

While no two children are the same, and development is surely going to look different and take different amounts of time for each one, it may be helpful to look at the stages Mellor outlines to see.

As you check out the table, find which descriptions best match your student and read to see what maybe coming in the next year. No matter what phase of rewiring your student is in, it’s important to remember that it’s only a phase. Enjoy them exactly as they are today and know that you play a key role, even during the later stages, in guiding them toward what’s next.

We hope you will consider, if you are not already, joining us on Wednesday nights as we look at how God has WIRED us.

Dnow details, packing list, schedule – OVERCOME

Who: Middle School and High School students

When: March 17-19, 2017

Where: Jonathan Creek Camp and Conference Center

Cost: $93

Payment Deadline: March 1, 2017

**Register online and by dropping off payment and necessary forms**

Register Online here:

Additional registration is required with Crossings Ministries. Follow this link below.

Download Forms here:

Lone Oak FBC Parental Consent form

This is going to be one of those events that people will talk about all year long.  Don’t be the person who just has to hear about it. See it for yourself!

Our camp pastor for the week will be Tom Richter. Tom Richter is the pastor of New Hope Church in Queens, NYC. Tom speaks around the country with the simple goal to “make much of Jesus.” He is the president of Urban Impact, a missions ministry designed to reach out to immigrants from “unreached people groups” as they arrive in New York. Tom and his family (wife Jackie, daughter Katie, son Carson, and daughter Anna) live happily in an apartment in Jamaica, Queens.

Music will be led by Heartsong. HeartSong ministries exists to communicate the livable reality of the gospel as seen through genuine worship. Whether at a large conference or small youth event, HeartSong teams intentionally balance music, Scripture, and life stories to engage audiences in a way that is Gospel-centered.

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Team games will return!

We will divide into teams based on bandana colors and compete for the Dnow Champions.  We will be playing games like old favorites like Shank-a-potumus along with some new games like the Great Savalonian Hunt.  Games are going to be on a level unlike every before.

Most importantly, we will spend time together each day studying God’s Word. Tom will lead us through 4 sessions based on the theme OVERCOME. Jesus overcame sin. Jesus overcame death. Jesus has overcome the world. In Christ, you can overcome sin. In Christ, you can overcome death. In Christ, you have overcome the world.

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
  • $$$ for one meal and a snack stop
  • 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

5:30pm            Check-in MPR lobby

6:00pm            Leave LOFBC

7:00pm            Arrive at Jonathan Creek

8:00pm            Opening Celebration

8:30pm            Divide into Teams

9:00pm            Session 1

10:00pm          Small Group

10:30pm          Hangout

12:00am          Curfew

Saturday

7:30am            Breakfast

8:00am            Quiet Time

9:00am            Session 2

10:00am          Small Group

10:30am          Free-time

11:40pm          1st Lunch

12:00pm          2nd Lunch

1:30pm            Team Games

4:30pm            Free time

5:40pm            1st Dinner

6:00pm            2nd Dinner

7:30pm            Session 3

9:00pm            Small Group

10:00pm          Laser Tag and Free-time

12:00am          Curfew

Sunday

7:30am            Breakfast

8:00am            Pack bags & Load bus

9:00am            Quiet Time

9:30am            Session 4

11:00am          Leave Camp

12:00pm          Arrive at LOFBC

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Chicago deposits due February 1

Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”

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.

Deposits are due Wednesday, February 1. Follow the link below to pay.

Get the rest of the details here: Chicago Mission Camp

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!

Resonate Mission Trip to Cuba

Prayerfully consider joining us as we travel to Cuba to lead a children’s camp in cooperation with the Eastern Baptist Convention of Cuba.

Who: High school students who have completed their freshman year and have been on a mission trip before.

When: July 21 – 29, 2017

Where: Santiago de Cuba

Cost: ~ $999. Cost will vary based on travel arrangements that cannot be determined until booked.

Deposit: $100 due February 1, 2017 along with APPLICATION FOR CUBA MISSION TRIP

Download the application here: APPLICATION FOR CUBA MISSION TRIP

Fundraisers? Yes, there will be four fundraisers to help offset some of the costs for participants. Participation in the fundraisers is mandatory to receive funds from the event.  These will take place on four Sunday’s between February and April.

First Team meeting will be February 5 @ 11:15am in the Youth Lounge. (Mandatory for all team members and at least one parent)

Register for the Ski Trip Today!

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Date: January 27-28, 2017

Where: Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg, IN

Accommodations: Comfort Suites in Hebron, KY

Who: High School students

Cost – $99

Payment deadline – January 8, 2017

Register Online:

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Forms:

Perfect North Release Form

Perfect North Equipment Rental Agreement

Lone Oak FBC Parental Consent Form 2017

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

10:00 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.

High School and Middle School Basketball League

Upward High/Middle School Basketball is back and better than ever!

Sign up now! Evaluations are Saturday, November 12 and Saturday, November 19.

Players Get

  • 8 Games
  • 8 Practices
  • Real Coach, Referees, Scoreboard, and Game Clock
  • Uniform
  • End of the Year Awards Ceremony

AWARDS CEREMONY FOR STUDENTS IS BACK!

What you can expect to see!

  • 3 point Contest
  • Slam Dunk Contest
  • All-Star Game against Coaches and Staff
    • Players will be selected based on year-long statistics
  • Awards for Each Player
  • Playoff games for 5th/6th & 7th/8th grade league

 

Resonate All-Night Laser Tag!

 

All-Night Laser Tag in Nashville

9:00pm Friday night – 8:00am Saturday morning, December 2-3

$25

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 – $25 (includes transportation, pizza, cokes, unlimited laser tag) Register online.

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