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Resonate Summer Camp – REDEFINED

“Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.”
– Isaiah 42:9

Who: High School students

When: June 24 – 28, 2019

Where: Wheaton, IL (West Suburbs Chicagoland)

Cost: $365
($65 Deposit due February 1. Final Balance Due May 27)

Parent Meeting: Sunday, January 27 @ 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: coming soon!

Online Registration coming soon!

God is the great redefiner. At the heart of what it means to know and experience God is the process of redefinition. God defines what it means to be new. God spoke a new creation into existence out of nothing, redefining our existence.  Through the person and work of Christ, God made complete renewal possible for all who would come to faith in Him, redefining our reality. In the salvation offered by God, we discover a new identity, redefining who we are. And in discovering who God meant for us to always be, our purpose is redefined.

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

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

Worship and Teaching

Camp Pastor – Jason Cook

Jason Cook is deeply committed to faithful biblical preaching and that becomes obvious from anyone who sits under his leadership. He is a dynamic communicator obviously gifted by God to be able to minister to a wide range of people. Jason gives leadership to a church called Fellowship Memphis and travels the country sharing the incredible message of reconciliation that Jesus offers those who repent and believe.

He was born and raised in Birmingham, AL in a home that feared God. At the age of 8, he walked down an aisle, as he wanted to avoid hell. After a successful high school football career, he graduated from high school in Northeast Atlanta and accepted a football scholarship to Ole Miss. It was at Ole Miss that he came into a true knowledge of Jesus and began the wonderfully arduous adventure of following Him. He was a standout at The University of Mississippi and was a member of the Baltimore Ravens Football Club during the pre-season of 2009. He ultimately walked away from the game of football to pursue the call to evangelism. He and his wife Courtney live in Memphis, TN with their growing family.

Worship Band – ISSAC

Although Isaac Pittman has a voice that makes music sound easy on the ears, his life hasn’t always been a lullaby. At the tender age of six years old, he lost his biggest fan when his mother passed away. Shortly after, the music he loved as a child suddenly came to an end. It was then he realized music was God’s calling for his life and he believed in sharing the legacy of his family with this newly ignited passion he held inside. From that point on he dedicated his life to sharing his voice with the world.

ISAAC has had the privilege of sharing the stage with other artists like Brandon Heath, Jars of Clay, Bethany Dillon and Shane and Shane. Currently, ISAAC travels the nation leading worship at a variety of gatherings.

FAQ’s

How much does it cost?

$365

$65 Deposite due February 1st.

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

When is it?

June 24 – 28, 2019 (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 REDEFINED.

  • Day 1 – Redefining Our Existence (God as Creator and Life-Giver)
  • Day 2 – Redefining Our Reality (The Cross and Salvation)
  • Day 3 – Redefining Our Identity (Adoption into God’s Family)
  • Day 4 – Redefining Our Purpose (Knowing the Gospel and Making It Known)

What should we pack?

See the Redefined Camp Packing List

Redefined Camp Packing List

What is the daily schedule?

FIRST DAY (6/24/2019)
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 (6/25-27)
(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 (6/28)
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. 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.

Attention Parents: Be a part of Dnow on Wednesday nights

Dear Parents (and LOFBC members),

Disciple Now (DNow) is one of our most important events of the year in the Student Ministry at Lone Oak First Baptist Church. Traditionally DNow has been a weekend event in the spring when we take our students to Jonathan Creek for a three day action and spirit packed adventure diving into God’s Word together. This year, however, we have decided that such an important event in the lives of our students deserves much more than just the three day weekend of March 17-19  – and we want YOU to be a part of it!

We want to invite YOU to join us beginning Wednesday, March 1
for our
DNow Wednesdays as we dive into our theme – OVERCOME.

Now you might be thinking, “What does DNow have to do with me? I’m not a teenager?”

We believe this would be an outstanding opportunity for all of us to learn and be reminded how to OVERCOME through the power of God who is present in our lives. Our hope is to not only ignite our students to desire to know God and His power to OVERCOME in Christ, but also to ignite the whole family to live in the power available to us through the Holy Spirit.

For four weeks, we will hear testimonies from men and women who have OVERCOME life’s challenges through the power of Christ in their lives. Although they have faced some of life’s toughest storms, their faith in God has remained. Last month, through Dr. Dan’s sermons, God reminded us that we were not only given talents and gifts to be used by him, but also a story. Come join us as we hear the stories of how God refines and strengthens our faith as we OVERCOME in him.

­­Jeff Richard | Wednesday, March 1 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)

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A finger stick test during Jeff and Stacie Richard’s son, Nate’s, five year old wellness checkup revealed that Nate’s hemoglobin was low. Days later, they were called in and given the devastating news that Nate had cancer. Nearly 2 years into the 3 1/2 year treatment schedule to keep his leukemia at bay, Nate became ill with an infection that his body could not withstand and he passed on to heaven June 24, 2009. In the midst of this tragedy, Jeff and Stacie continue to see God’s grace as Nate’s Wish, a foundation started to help children fighting cancer as well as encourage their families, is carried out. It is their hope that Nate’s Wish encourages every child and teaches them that they are one of a kind and they are wonderfully made.

Daniel Dunn | Wednesday, March 8 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)

Daniel has no doubt his recovery from a near-fatal fall almost 6 years ago is a miracle. The then 36-year-old Dunn, an avid outdoorsman, was hiking on Memorial Day at Burden Falls in southern Illinois when his life changed forever. In an attempt to rescue a friend who was falling, they both fell 75 to 100 feet over the waterfall. Daniel sustained multiple life threatening injuries including a fractured skull and vertebra. The accident has given him a heightened awareness of the importance of sharing God’s love with others.

Brian Arnett | Wednesday, March 15 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)

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Brian’s story is a story of redemption, God’s grace, and faith. After years of struggling with alcoholism in private, God’s circumstances forced Brian to deal with his demons.  Brian entered into rehab. It was here, during one of the hardest challenges of his life, he overcame his addiction through the power of Christ. While Brian still affirms alcohols effects on him today, he overcomes this temptation through the help of family, friends, and most importantly his faith in God.

Missy Jenkins Smith  | Wednesday, March 22 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | Multi-Purpose Room

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On December 1, 1997, a 14-year-old freshman boy who had been bullied for years walked into the Heath High School lobby and randomly fired a .22-caliber semi-automatic pistol. Three students were killed. Five were injured. Missy was one of the critically injured students. She was left paralyzed from the chest down. But just hours after the shooting, Missy did the unthinkable: she forgave the shooter, accepted her disability and reclaimed her life. Missy’s story is one of love, faith, forgiveness, courage, and determination.

But wait, there’s more!

We would also like to invite you to join us for Worship

on Saturday night, March 18

at Jonathan Creek Camp and Conference Center.

Worship will begin at 7:30 pm

in their new Worship Center.
(Directions can be found below or by following the link here: Directions to Jonathan Creek)

Thank you for your commitment to pray and support the high school and middle school students at Lone Oak First Baptist Church. We look forward to all God will do in the month of March, as we all learn that we too can OVERCOME!

In Christ,

Patrick Greer & Joe Yarbrough

Student Ministry Team

Dnow by the numbers

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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!

Chicago Spring Break Mission Trip

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Dates: April 3 – 8, 2016

Cost: $199 (Includes housing, transportation, activities, service projects, and most meals in Chicago)

Deadlines: $50 deposit due February 15. Remaining balance due April 1.

Housing: Chicago Metro Baptist Association, 1356 N Rockwell St, Chicago, IL 60622

Register Here: Chicago Spring Break Mission Trip

Spend your Spring Break serving others. In cooperation with the North American Mission Board, the High school students of LOFBC will be traveling to Chicago Illinois to partner with church planters in and around Wicker Park. Ministry opportunities include serving at a soup kitchen, an after-school program, some light construction, and personal evangelism.

We will leave Sunday, April 3 and return Friday, April 8. We will have one day during the trip to visit and see Chicago. Chicago is one of the most diverse cities in the United States. Within blocks of our housing, you will have the opportunity to visit many different cultural areas. You will get the essence of an international mission trip without leaving the United States.

Chicago Spring Break Mission Trip Tentative Schedule

Sunday, April 3

10:00am                      Leave LOFBC

5:00pm                        Arrive at CMBA (Chicago Metro Baptist Association) building

6:00pm                        Dinner

11:00pm                      Lights Out

Monday, April 4

7:00am                        Breakfast

8:00am – 8:45am        Quiet Time

9:00am                        Depart for project

12:00pm                      Lunch on site

2:30pm                        After School program

5:00pm – 7:30pm        Soup Kitchen

9:00pm                        Team Time

11:00pm                      Lights Out

Tuesday, April 5

7:00am                        Breakfast

8:00am – 8:45am        Quiet Time

9:00am                        Depart for project

12:00pm                      Lunch on site

2:30pm                        After School program

6:00pm                        Dinner Out

9:00pm                        Team Time

11:00pm                      Lights Out

Wednesday, April 6

7:00am                        Breakfast

8:00am – 8:45am        Quiet Time

9:00am                        Depart for project

12:00pm                      Lunch on site

2:30pm                        After School program

6:00pm                        Dinner Out

7:30pm                        Church

9:30pm                        Team Time

11:00pm                      Lights Out

Thursday, April 7

7:00am                        Breakfast

8:00am – 8:45am        Quiet Time

9:00am                        Depart for City

10:00am                      Michigan Ave

12:00pm                      Lunch at Portillos

2:00pm                        Tour of Chicago

6:00pm                        Chicago Pizza for Dinner

8:00pm                        Team Time

11:00pm                      Lights Out

Friday, April 8

7:00am                        Breakfast

8:00am                        Load Buses

8:30am                        Depart

3:30pm                        Arrive at LOFBC

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

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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.

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UNITE IN ACTION

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.