Women’s Retreat Coming Up!

 

Women’s Retreat 2018

September 28th — 30th

Grab your friends and come spend a weekend away focusing on
renewal, rest and finding strength in the Lord.

Register online at 2018 Women’s Retreat for the off-site rate of $89
unless you would like to stay in their accommodations.
There’s also an option for a “spa treatment” during the event.

Call Bair Lake @ 1-888-899-7712 with questions about the retreat.

Do You Take Time to Rest?

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God tells us many times in Scripture to take time to rest.

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)

“For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, ‘In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.'” (Isaiah 30:15)

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” (Psalm 46:10)

Are you obeying him in this? It certainly can be hard to when we live in such a fast-paced world. Yet, we know in our hearts that regular rest that being still — truly is best for us.

If being able to rest regularly seems out of reach for you today, be encouraged by what God’s word says about rest. Since God wants us to rest He wants us to be still in His presence won’t he also make a way for that to happen?

Ask God to help you take time to rest in Him. Ask Him to clear the way for rest to be a regular endeavor in your life. Partner with Him in your desire for regular rest, and He will help you make it happen.

Women’s Retreat

2018 Women’s Retreat

Sept 28-30 or Oct 5-7

Leave your to-do list at home and surround yourself with God’s creation and a community of women pursuing Christ. Allow BLBC to care for you and serve you as you focus on renewal and rest in the Lord. Bair Lake’s Women’s Retreats are designed to encourage you, reignite your faith, provide great fun and even give you a bit a pampering.

Go to 2018 Women’s Retreat to register.

Coming Up!

Kline’s Resort

Sunday, September 9th

Coffee & Donuts at 10AM
Service at 10:30AM

Looking to Retreat?

2018 Women’s Retreat

Sept 28-30   or   Oct 5-7

Leave your to-do list at home and surround yourself with God’s creation and a community of women pursuing Christ. Allow BLBC to care for you and serve you as you focus on renewal and rest in the Lord. Bair Lake’s Women’s Retreats are designed to encourage you, reignite your faith, provide great fun and even give you a bit a pampering.

Go to 2018 Women’s Retreat to register.

New Hope Missions Trip is NEXT WEEK

A group from New Hope will be going as missionaries to work at Lost Valley Camp in Lupton, Michigan the week of August 13th. If you’re not going with the group, you can still play a huge role by praying for them as they prepare and while they’re gone. Here are some ideas on how to do that…

Pray for the health, safety, and travel of the mission team.

Traveling to mission destinations and encountering new bacteria (internationally) can drastically affect the health and strength of mission team participants. Getting sick is just a normal part of international travel. However there is precedent for praying for the health and safety of mission teams in in travel. Acts 27 records the storm at sea and shipwreck of Paul and his captors. Yet Paul prayed, and God protected all on the ship (Acts 27:24). Pray that your teams will experience safe travel and health protection while on the mission trip.

Pray for the spiritual wisdom and loving service of the mission team.

One of Paul’s prayers for the Ephesian church was that they would grow in spiritual wisdom and depth of love (Ephesians 3:14-20). Mission team members need an abundance of wisdom and love, and God desires to provide it. Pray that your team members will be abundantly wise and discerning as well as filled with love for those whom they will serve and share with.

Pray for Our Missions Team

A group from New Hope will be going as missionaries to work at Lost Valley Camp in Lupton, Michigan the week of August 13th. If you’re not going with the group, you can still play a huge role by praying for them as they prepare and while they’re gone. Here are some ideas on how to do that…

Pray for the spiritual preparation and development of the mission team.

There’s a reason Paul’s prayer for spiritual boldness in proclaiming the gospel (Ephesians 6:19) followed his treatment of Christian armor and spiritual warfare. Mission trips are not for the spiritually weak—they require recognition of the spiritual war we are facing. Pray that your teams will be spiritually prepared for the work and war they are sure to face.

Pray for the flexibility of the mission team.

Sometimes our mission plans require revision and flexibility. Acts 16:6-10 records Paul’s prevention by the Holy Spirit of going into Asia and the Macedonian call. Mission teams must learn to trust God’s plan, not their own and be spiritually discerning. Pray that your teams will be flexible in their planning and discern what God wants to accomplish on the mission trip.

You Don’t Have to Go Through It Alone

In a world of confusion and despair,
it’s good to know there’s someone to turn to.

Confidential, Quality Counseling

Faith-Based

Certified, Licensed Professional Counseling

Pastor Ivan Stubbs, Director of Counseling
New Hope Assembly of God
56652 Buckhorn Rd.
Three Rivers

Open to the public.

Available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4-8PM

Appointment is Necessary
269-278-8135

There is no set fee for counseling, but donations are appreciated.

You Don’t Have to Go Through It On Your Own

In a world of confusion and despair, it’s good to know there’s someone to turn to.

New Hope Assembly of God now offers confidential, quality counseling by Pastor Ivan Stubbs, a licensed counselor. Counseling is faith-based, certified and professional.

Counseling is open to the public and available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4-8PM. Appointment is necessary, so call 269-278-8135 to arrange a consultation. Counseling sessions are held at: New Hope Assembly of God, 56652 Buckhorn Rd. in Three Rivers.

There is no set fee for counseling, but donations are appreciated.