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STAY CONNECTED 2009
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH of SPRINGDALE & THE CHURCH at PINNACLE HILLS
A message from Dr. Ronnie Floyd, Senior Pastor
Give God Your Best This Summer
Summertime does not mean you give God less in any area of your life. While you take time off from work or chill a little more than normal, it is not to your benefit to take time off in your walk with Christ and His church. God wants you to give Him your best every day of the year. Summertime calls us to give our best. Just think, we are taking our largest group to Student Camp in our history. We need to pray. We are going to reach great numbers of children at the Springdale campus Kidapalooza, the Pinnacle Hills campus Consistent financial support is needed weekly during this summertime. Weekly giving of the first-tenth and offerings is absolutely essential for us to reach our Summer Program of Giving Goal of $4.6 million. During these 16 weeks from Memorial Day Sunday to Labor Day Sunday, it will take “first-tenth and offerings” from small gifts to very large gifts, which has to do with our various levels of income. So friend, join me in consistent, weekly giving of the first-tenth plus offerings to the Ministry Budget of our church. All of this helps finance the massive, agegraded worship and missions ministries of our church. So friends, may God grant His resources through each of us. Yes, in the summertime, God wants us to give Him our best! changed forever. On that Sunday night, both of our campuses, plus thousands of others will witness our 2nd Annual Fireworks at the Crosses! This event was huge last year, and this year it will be awesome too! The fireworks phenomenon will be preceded by a wonderful outdoor baptism at the crosses. Last year, I personally baptized 64 people, and we are praying for that many and more this year.
“God wants you to give Him your best every day of the year.”
Adventure Week, and Kids Kamp for both campuses. We need to pray. Additionally, just think of all of our community ministries that will go on this summer. Oh folks, we need
to pray. We need to pray for great numbers to participate, for great numbers to be discipled and grow, and we need to pray for great numbers of people to come to Christ. These are pivotal days. Yes, we must give our best in this summertime. Sunday, June 28, we will have our patriotic celebration called Summer Freedom, as Vietnam Veteran Tim Lee and I will bring leadership on that day with our worship teams for this powerful celebration. When that takes place in the morning, we will see thousands of lives influenced and prayerfully, many
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Real Life is published monthly by First Baptist Church of Springdale and The Church at Pinnacle Hills. For any inquiries, please call 479-751-4523. June 2009
by Angela Slaughter
M i c h a e l
G u y e r
n 2001, Elizabeth (Weaver) Walters, a student in First Baptist Church of Springdale’s 24/7 Student Ministry, had a burden on her heart for the boy who lived down the street.
church couldn’t get enough. Elizabeth remembers, “We would go pick him up and he would come out with socks in his pockets, a belt in his mouth, and hair gel in his hand, but he was not about to miss his ride to church.” Michael was immediately overcome with “a great desire to serve the church” and began as the building manager of 24/7, which he explains, “was a professional title for janitor. But this job was so significant because it taught me how to serve and love with humility.” Michael’s position at 24/7 ultimately led to a summer internship with Mission Northwest Arkansas after high school graduation and a deep desire to serve God through missions.
His name was Michael Guyer,
of Missions and Evangelism and the Minister of Missions Mobilization to equip and mobilize the people of the church to become involved in missions locally, nationally, and internationally. When asked what his future holds, Michael replied, “After spending a summer in Jordan, God gave me a desire to take the gospel to Muslims.” Quoting John Keith Falconer, Michael says, “I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light.” Michael adds, “The need is great wherever you look, but I can’t seem to escape the call to work with Muslims. The million dollar question is where. I’m asking God to make that clear. Wherever it is, I can’t wait to go.”
and the two had struck up a friendship while playing basketball outside Elizabeth’s home. Many times Elizabeth had invited Michael, a ninth grader, to church, but had been unsuccessful in convincing him to attend. “He would say he would go with me,” Elizabeth recalls, “but when we would stop to pick him up, he would have some excuse not to go.” But Elizabeth did not give up on her friend. One Saturday night in October 2001, Elizabeth asked Brian Mills, FBCS Junior High Pastor, to go with her to Michael’s home so they could invite Michael to church together. Once again, Michael agreed to go, and the next morning, when Elizabeth and her family stopped by to
“The world has yet to see what God can do with a man wholly committed to Him.” I remember thinking, “I want to be that man.”
pick him up, they were surprised to find him “up and ready.” Michael isn’t sure why he decided to attend church that day. When he told Elizabeth and Brian he would come, he “had every intention of backing out.” He was a kid growing up in a non-Christian home who, by his own account, didn’t care too much about God and didn’t care what He might think of me.” Still, the next morning, he found himself sitting on a pew at First Baptist Church of Springdale. “I’ll never forget that day, October 14, 2001,” Michael says. “I heard the gospel, and it made sense to me for the first time. When Pastor Floyd gave the invitation, I trusted Jesus as my Lord and Savior.” And just like that, the boy with all the excuses in the world to avoid attending After Michael’s freshman year at Liberty University, he was given the opportunity to serve as Pastor Floyd’s assistant at FBCS for the summer. During that summer, Michael surrendered his life to service in full-time missions. Following graduation from Liberty in 2008, Michael returned to Springdale, serving as an intern with the 24/7 Student Ministry. “It really was a picture of God’s grace to go from being a 24/7 student, to 24/7 building manager, to serving alongside Shawn Smith by investing in the lives of students. God used so many people from FBCS to invest in my life, then allowed me to return and give back to the people of His church.” Today, Michael serves as the intern to Global Outreach at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. His responsibilities consist of serving alongside the Minister One of Michael’s fondest memories of First Baptist Church of Springdale includes the night he spoke with Pastor Floyd for the first time, telling him about God’s call on his life. Michael recalls, “[Pastor] shared the same thing Henry Varley shared with D.L. Moody [in 1867], ‘The world has yet to see what God can do with a man wholly committed to Him.’ I remember thinking, ‘I want to be that man.’” And indeed, it remains to be seen what God will do with Michael Guyer.
Michael Guyer just completed his first year at Dallas Theological Seminary where he is pursuing a Master of Theology in Systematic Theology and World Missions.
Now accepting applications for the 2009–2010 school year Did you know?
• That over 98% of Shiloh graduates go to college. • Two recent graduates are currently enrolled in Ivy League Schools. • Shiloh offers 29 hours of college credit on our campus in high school. • That each year Shiloh sends students around the world on Global Mission Experiences. To learn more, visit www.shilohsaints.org or call 479-756-1140.
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Campus CO N N E C T I O N
Clint Smith, Minister of Spiritual Development - Springdale Campus & Mike Daniels, Pinnacle Hills Campus Pastor
Summer is Finally Here!
It is time to pull out the barbecue grill, hammock, and lawn chairs and see if you still fit into the summer clothes from last year. Summer evokes thoughts of crashing waves at the beach, the tranquility of the lake, or perhaps that annual family gathering. Whatever your pace and activities this summer, consider how you will “Stay Connected” at your church. There are so many things that have been planned to add value to you, your family, and friends.
Summer Freedom & Fireworks at the Crosses
This is a morning of celebrating God and country culminating with thousands gathering on the lawn to witness the magical sight of baptisms at the crosses and the most dazzling fireworks display in Northwest Arkansas. Last year was a huge success so be sure not to miss this great event!
Camps, Retreats, & Trips
Whether you are a rising 4th
grader, high school senior, young single professional, or senior adult, we have opportunities for you to connect this summer. Your church has something for every age so don’t be shy. Check our “Stay Connected” summer brochure and see where you can get plugged in.
Adventure Week “The Plane Truth” Join our Children’s
Ministry June 8–12 at Pinnacle Hills as we explore God’s truth in a unique and spectacular way! You will not want to miss the hilarious presentations from the whole crew as we study God’s word, explore the world of aviation, and make all kinds of crazy stuff. Oh and parents, don’t forget Family Night on Friday night … it is a can’t-miss extravaganza!
Summer Bible Studies
From Sunday morning to
Wednesday nights, we have created opportunities for every age group to get connected this summer in a Bible Study. We have groups meeting all summer to learn from God’s Word, celebrate new and old friendships, and serve throughout our community.
Kidapalooza Adventure Week
Join our Children’s
Come on, join us as we “Stay Connected” this summer. We look forward to a great summer and seeing you here.
Ministry June 8–11 at our Springdale campus as we experience G.A.D.G.E.T.’s Garage, where God is Always Doing Great and Exciting Things! We will have games, creative crafts, and unique Bible lessons. Parents, join us on Friday night, June 11, for “Family Night” and see and experience what the children learned throughout the week.
Pick up a copy of our summer brochure on Sunday to help you and your family “Stay Connected” this summer! A full list of summer events is also available online on our new websites.
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Weekly Schedule & Upcoming Events
8:15 a.m. Connection Groups 9:15 a.m. Worship Service Kidz Church (grades 1–5) DiscoveryLand Preschool 10:55 a.m. Connection Groups
Preschool Play Days
Thursdays, June 18–July 30 Preschool Play Days are fun days planned for parents and their preschoolers to connect with each other, friends, and neighbors. June 18 from 9–11 a.m. - “Art Day” Make your own tie-dye shirt. June 25 from 9–11 a.m. - “Tyson Park Picnic Day” To register and to see the full schedule, visit www.fbcs.net. Please register by the Monday before each “Play Day.”
Connection Group Study
Sunday mornings, May 31–August 16 in Adult Connection Groups
Young Couples Ministry
Summer Family Fun
Sunday, June 14 from 6:30–9 p.m. at Murphy Park and the Springdale Aquatic Center Join us for a wonderful day of food, fun, and fellowship! All couples and families are invited. This will be a great time to get to know one another and fellowship together. For more information, contact Staci at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5:30 p.m. 24/7 Café and Building opens 6:00 p.m. Orchestra Rehearsal 6:45 p.m. Study of the Parables - Chapel Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m. Kidz Inc. Inside Out 24/7 JV Overdrive (grades 6–8) 24/7 Varsity Overdrive (grades 9–12)
Kids Kamp 2009 - “Courage Under Fire”
July 12–15 at Sky Ranch in Cave Springs, OK For grades 3–5 completed We will learn about the life of Daniel and how to make wise choices. Cost is $225 before June 1 ($255 after). Register online or at Kidz Inc. on Sundays. Deadline to register is Monday, June 22.
FNO - Friday Night Out
Fridays from 6–9:30 p.m. A ministry to strengthen marriages. Participate in a Connection Group and earn a voucher for free childcare for a “Friday Night Out.” For more information, contact Dorothy Oxier at 751-4523 or email@example.com.
Overdrive at the Movies
Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the 24/7 Building A summer message series beginning June 3. June 3 - “Terminator Salvation” June 10 - “17 Again” June 17 - “Star Trek” July 1 - “Land of the Lost” July 8 - “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” July 15 - “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
Senior Adult Ministry
Breakfast in the Parlor
Thursday, June 4 at 8:30 a.m.
Lunch Outing to Fort Smith
Thursday, June 18, depart at 9:30 a.m.
This is a great opportunity for you or your entire family to make a difference in our community. There are many locations throughout NWA where you can serve. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 756-7151 for more information.
Summer Film School
Fridays, June 12–July 31 from 9 a.m.–Noon Summer Film School is designed to encourage students in grades 10–12 to engage their creative potential with the expressed purpose of creating a short film. Cost is $75. If you are interested, contact Zach Kennedy at email@example.com.
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Adventure Week 2009
Great games, creative crafts, Bible lessons, and just plain old fun!
For grades K–5 completed Register online at www.fbcs.net.
“Our lives were touched in ways no one ever expected.”
6:30–9 p.m. at Murphy Park & the Springdale Aquatic Center
Join our Young Couples Ministry as we enjoy a night at the park together. All couples and families are welcome to come!
Pinnacle Hills Campus
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Weekly Schedule & Upcoming Events
9:15 a.m. Worship Service (simulcast) Creation Station (preschoolers) Kids Worship (grades 1–5) Life Connect Groups (grades 6–12) Connection Groups 10:30 a.m. Financial Peace University 10:55 a.m. Worship Service Creation Station (preschoolers) Kids Worship (grades 1–5) Connection Groups 5:00 p.m. “Letters to the Seven Churches” with Scott Kaufman
The PLANE Truth: Adventure Week 2009
June 8–12 from 6:15–8:30 p.m. Come join us as we take off on an adventure in search of the PLANE Truth! Friday night, June 12, is Family Night with outdoor baptisms, inflatables, food, and FUN! Cost is $10 per child and you can register upstairs at PH Kids or online.
Saturday, June 6 from 8–9 a.m. in the Worship Center Ladies, meet us at the ALTAR of the Worship Center on the first Saturday of every month for an incredible time of prayer and ministry. For more information, please contact Kim at 271-7799 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids Kamp 2009 - “Courage Under Fire”
July 12–15 at Sky Ranch in Cave Springs, OK For grades 3–5 completed We will be learn about the life of Daniel and how to make wise choices. Cost is $225 before June 1 ($255 after). Register online or upstairs at PH Kids. Deadline to register is Monday, June 22.
“Doing life together, connecting you with Christ, His church, and others” We have Connection Groups for all ages and all walks of life. Get connected today! For information about these groups, go to www.churchph.com, call Michelle at 271-7799, or visit the Connection Table in the Gatheria. To join a group, e-mail email@example.com.
Kids Wacky Olympics
Wednesday, August 5
Life Connect Groups
Sundays at 9:15 a.m. in the Student Building Come and join a Life Connect Group. Not only will you be able to study God’s word, but you will be able to meet and form relationships with other students in your grade.
6:15 a.m. Sharpen Men’s Bible Study
Riders for Christ
Meets the first Saturday of each month Contact Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
10:00 a.m. Daytime Connection Group 12:30 p.m. Weight Watchers 6:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m. FUEL (grades 6–12)
FUEL grades 6–12
Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Student Building Enjoy a fun-filled evening of worship and praise!
Exit-83 Young Singles
Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in Surge Exit-83 is a great way to get in fellowship with other young singles and also get some awesome teaching from God’s word!
Martial Arts Class
Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the Student Building A self-defense class led by Kevin James.
The Next Level 30–40 Singles
Monday nights at 6:45 in the Lifestyle Room A community of single adults navigating life together. A place to take faith and authentic relationships to the next level.
This is a great opportunity for you or your entire family to make a difference in our community. There are many locations throughout NWA where you can serve. E-mail email@example.com or call 479-756-7151 for more information.
7:00 a.m. Men’s Link Bible Study
180° 40+ Singles
Sundays at 5 p.m. in the East Connection Room A community of believers growing in Christ, reaching others, and building healthy relationships.
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A p r i l
Our “Father Son Night Out” was a great night where dads and sons spent time together, competed with others, laughed, and had tons of fun. Coach Barry Lunney spoke to the men and challenged these dads to be the quarterbacks of their families. The dads also received tools to guide them in praying for their families and leading them in a way that is pleasing to God. This event was a huge hit as fathers and sons continue to comment on how much fun they had together.
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