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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


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


Dnow by the numbers


Dnow by the Numbers:

170 – Total students and adults

115 – Lone Oak FBC students and adults

28 – Sharpe Baptist Church students and adults

27 – Journey Church students and adults

3 – Students want to be baptized

2 – Students surrendered to ministry

2 – Students accepted Christ!!!

Countless – Lives Changed

Thank you for your prayers!

Pictures and the Highlight video will be uploaded later this week!

“The Talk” Series


Hello Parents,

You should have received an email via The Parent Cue regarding a new series called “The Talk” that we will be starting next week – and yes, it’s about Sex. Click Here to watch the series preview

If you have not received an email or are not signed up for the Parent Cue please fill out the form below:

Typically, when churches deal with the topic of sex, they either ignore the subject altogether or simply say that sex is bad. Instead, we want to have the talk. However, this won’t be a one-time lecture, but rather an on-going conversation that will open up the lines of communication between students and peers, small group leaders and parents. In this 3 week series we will be discussing this topic in a biblical manner.

In Session 1 (Let’s Talk About Sex), we’ll talk about God’s design for sex and what happens when it’s taken out of context.

In Session 2 (Let’s Talk About Technology), we’ll talk about how we treat ourselves and others online matters in real life.

In Session 3 (Let’s Talk About Pornography), we’ll talk about how our secret habits have real-life consequences.

Note: Sessions 2 & 3 Will be combined. Session 3 will take place in Small groups.

And in Session 4 (Let’s Talk About Boundaries), we’ll talk about how we need boundary lines and lines of communication to keep us from making big mistakes.

Some of you may have questions so I’ll do my best to share with you how we’ll go about teaching this topic. For starters we are using a Middle School based curriculum written by XP3 Students – all of these lessons are biblically based and are middle school age appropriate. Each week we will watch a Teaching Video together in AMPLIFY, then we will dismiss to an extended Small group time, there students will be able to discuss and ask questions in age/gender appropriate groups. If you would like to preview these teaching videos and small group questions I would be glad to let you do so. If you have any questions please let me know. We want to be sensitive and respectful to all of our parents in regards to this subject. Thank you for allowing your student to be apart of the Middle School Ministry of LOFBC.

-Joe Yarbrough

Unite in Worship – FCA service at McCracken Co High School

Meet in the MPR @ 6pm to check-in and load the bus.

The bus will return to LOFBC around 8pm.

FCA Night of Worship (Final)

Wednesday, December 9 the student ministry of Lone Oak FBC will be traveling to McCracken Co High school to join students from churches across the county as we UNITE in Worship.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is hosting the event in the auditorium of MCHS.

Feel free to meet us at McCracken Co High school at 6:30pm

UNITE – A Movement of Students for the Gospel

Over the past 3 weeks, we have been participating in a movement of students to UNITE for the Gospel in Paducah, KY. Starting at Paducah FBC, churches in McCracken County UNITED together to encourage one another to take the Gospel into our community. Last night was the third and last UNITE service hosted here at Lone Oak FBC. Over 200 students and adults joined together to play games, worship, and be encouraged from God’s Word.

See Pictures on Facebook here: LONE OAK FBC UNITE PICTURES


What was started 3 weeks ago will culminate Saturday as we meet together again to share the Gospel at KY Oak Mall. Unlike anything that has ever been done before in McCracken Country, students will UNITE to be trained and commissioned to go into KY Oaks Mall and share the Gospel with the people they meet.

We (Lone Oak FBC Student Ministry) will meet at Lone Oak FBC at 9:30am to load buses and head to 12 Oaks Baptist Church for the evangelism training. There we will join students from other churches before going to KY Oaks Mall.  Lunch will follow. For details see the schedule below.

Unite logo


9:30am – Meet at LOFBC

10:00am – Evangelism Training @ 12 Oaks Baptist church

11:00am – Go to the mall to share the Gospel

12:00pm – Lunch at 12 Oaks Baptist church (Bring $5 for lunch)

1:30pm – Return to LOFBC

It is our prayer that this movement will go beyond a few services and see our community changed for the Gospel.

Back 2 School Bash

This Wednesday, August 5 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm in the MPR we will UNITE as a body of believers to take the Gospel into our schools.

Everyone who attends will receive a FREE t-shirt to wear on the first day of school.


Summer is almost over and we want to prepare our hearts  to go back to the greatest mission field on the planet: Your school!

Join over 300 other student from all over McCracken Co. as we UNITE for the Gospel.

Special guest speakers include:

Coach Scott Sivills – Coach Sivills in the new head coach of the McCracken Co. Mustangs Girls Basketball team. Come hear how he lives out his faith at home, in Paducah, and in the arena.



Josh Howerton – After graduating from Union University with a degree in Theological Studies and heading to Southern Seminary, Josh has been the Lead Pastor of The Bridge Church in Spring Hill, TN (a Nashville suburb) since 2008. Josh is married to Jana, the love of his life he met on a blind date, and together they have two daughters – Eliana and Felicity Hope.

Incoming 6th graders, you are invited!  Do not miss this important event in the life of our student ministry!

Dnow packing list and schedule

Dnow is only 10 days away! If you haven’t registered yet, it’s not too late. Register here: Student Ministry DiscipleNow or print this PARENTAL CONSENT FORM 2015 and turn it in with $79 by Sunday, March 8.

Please plan to arrive for check-in in the MPR lobby by 4:30pm on Friday, March 13. Please park on the gym side (North side) of the building. After check-in, we will have a BRIEF meeting before we leave to have a time of prayer for the weekend, go over housing assignments, and talk through a few ground rules. Parents are encouraged to stay for this meeting if possible.

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


4:30pm                 Check-in MPR lobby

5:00pm                 Leave LOFBC

7:30pm                 Arrive at Camp Loucon

8:30pm                 Opening Celebration

9:00pm                 Small Groups (Teams)

9:30pm                 Session 1

10:30pm               Small Group discussion

11:00pm               Hangout

12:00am               Curfew


7:30am                 Breakfast

8:30am                 Quiet Time

9:00am                 Session 2

10:00am               Small Group discussion

10:30am               Havoc Ball

12:00pm               Lunch

1:30pm                 Team Games

4:30pm                 Free time

6:00pm                 Dinner

7:30pm                 Session 3

9:00pm                 Small Group discussion

10:00pm               Campfire

12:00am               Curfew


7:30am                 Breakfast

8:30am                 Pack bags/Load bus

9:00am                 Quiet Time

9:30am                 Session 4

10:30am               Leave Camp Loucon

1:30pm                 Arrive at LOFBC