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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


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 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.

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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.

October Announcements

October is here and it’s going to be fun! Don’t miss all the ways you can connect with us this month.  Check out some of the events below and stay connected by watching the calendar.



We are meeting this Sunday, October 4, 7:30-10pm.

The Sunday before a NO-school Monday we will YAC!  After the Sunday night service, stick around for games like Stone-Cold, Tazer Tag, Dodgeball, Wallyball, Mafia, and more.

It’s always a great time!

Sky High Sports

Looking for something to do this Fall-break? Head to Nashville with us Wednesday, October 7 and go to Sky High Sports, an indoor trampoline park!

Sky High Sports Trampoline Park
5270 Harding Pl, Nashville, TN 37217

Wednesday, October 7 (Fall Break)
Meet at LOFBC @ 4:00pm
Return to LOFBC @ 11:00pm

Cost is $20
Bring $$ for snacks and dinner while traveling


Thirst Fall Retreat

THIRST is the Resonate Fall Retreat for students who have a THIRST for God’s Word.  This event is not for everyone, only those who are serious about becoming more like Christ. We will be studying from God’s Word individually and as a group each day.  Along with Bible study, we will experience the great outdoors on the high ropes course, climbing, repelling, and hiking. The cost for the event is $70 and is available to the first 40 high school students with payment.

Who:  High school students that have a THIRST for God’s Word.

What:  Fall Retreat (Grow Event)

Where:  Camp Loucon

When:  Friday, Oct. 23 – Sunday, Oct. 25

Cost:  $70 (includes transportation, meals at event, snacks, 2 nights lodging, guest speaker, and activities)

Deadline: Sunday, October 18.  Event fee must be paid by deadline. Payment accepted online, Sunday’s & during Wednesday night service.

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Unite Services

This Fall we will join other churches across Paducah three Wednesday nights in a row to Unite for the Gospel. Hosting these events will be 12 Oaks Baptist Church, Paducah First Baptist Church, and  Lone Oak First Baptist Church.  Unite is more than a t-shirt and it’s more than a logo. It’s a movement of students in Paducah to share the Gospel with their community and around the world.

Wednesday, October 21
Theme – Unite in Community
Location – Paducah First Baptist Church
Speaker – Patrick Greer

Wednesday, October 28
Theme – Unite in Prayer
Location – 12 Oaks Baptist Church
Speaker – Steve Moore

Wednesday, November 4
Theme – Unite in Service
Location – Lone Oak FBC
Speaker – Jason Burnett

Family Fall Festival

Games and candy for all. Trunk or Treat, balloons, and giant inflatables. Come join the fun. Volunteer to help run one of the many games for kids!

When: October 31, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: Activities will be held at the Bus Garage.

Serving at Resonate


The typical schedule of Wednesday night worship for High school students usually involves a quick welcome, followed by a few announcements, a fun game to get everybody up and out of their seat, sing a few songs, and then some teaching.  Last night was a little different.  Instead of using the typical 15-20 minutes for games, students served Eric Horners ministry “A Tank Full of Love.”tfofL 2

Operation Tank Full of Love” is a ministry started by Eric Horner that serves the men and women of the Armed Forces.  Each Active Duty Military or spouse of an Deployed Active Duty Military are given $20 in gas and a chance to respond to the Gospel. Soldiers are prayed for and given a gift bag that includes a Bible, the plan of salvation, and a DVD that shares incredible stories of faith for soldiers.

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So last night instead of playing games students packed gift bags.  This short 15 minutes of service will hopefully have an impact on an eternal scale for the men and women who serve our country.  While 15 minutes isn’t long, with so many hands they made quick work, packing over 500 bags.  What usually take a few volunteers hours was accomplished in only 15 minutes by committed teenagers. We pray that the men and women receiving those bags will accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

To God be the Glory!

We need adults to get involved…

in the High School Student Ministry!

Are you looking for a place to serve at Lone Oak FBC? Look no further. The High school student ministry might just be the perfect place.  We are looking for adults who love Jesus to support this ministry in several ways. Check out the list below for more details. If you see something you can do, email pgreer@loneoakfbc.org to get plugged in!

Youth Lounge Leaders

Create an environment for students by working and maintaining the youth lounge.

Host Home

Opening your home for small groups to meet, talk about Jesus, and have fun.

Host Home Leader

Lead discussion with students in your house group, building intentional relationships, and pointing them towards Jesus.

Door Greeters

Greet every student and guide first-time guests to check-in desk.

Check-in Desk Volunteer

Responsible for collecting first-time guest info and answering questions from students, parents, and volunteers.

Small Group Leader

Lead small group discussion, develop intentional relationships with students, and point them towards Jesus.

Sunday School teacher (SUNDAY AM)

Teach Sunday school curriculum, build intentional relationships, and point students to Jesus.

Logistics Leader

Lead the organization and administration of events, trips, and activities.

High School Ministry Mission Trip to Cuba

10 students and 5 adults will spend 7 days in Santiago de Cuba leading a children’s camp with the Eastern Baptist Convention of Cuba.

Follow our adventure on Facebook: Cuba Mission Team

We depart Friday, July 24 and will return Saturday, August 1.

Please pray for our team:

Patrick Greer

Jeff Wallace

Rick Windhorst

Jennifer Windhorst

Katie Granstaff

Brenna Adams

Andrew Granstaff

Courtney Hall

Ben Hodges

Trey Pullen

Olivia Swadley

Brad Walker

Jeff Walker

Grant Wallace

Jordan Windhorst

Please pray for safety. Please pray for our team to grow personally. Please pray that we see children and adults accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.