Archive | August 2018

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.