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What will be said of us?
Director of Missions: Glenn Davis
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That was the theme of our Heart of Kansas Southern Baptist Associational Annual Meeting in 2009. As we come to the end of 2009, how would that question be answered? Paul reminds us, “We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.” Those “things done while in the body” are being done Now. As we come to the end of this year, we must realize that Now is the time we have. Someone has said, “Yesterday is a canceled check, and tomorrow is a promissory note. Today is the only cash you have, so spend it wisely.” When we look back at the canceled check of 2009, how have we served our Lord? How have we seen our Lord working? When the day comes when “we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ”, what will be said of us? Will it be said of us that we lived to be a blessing; that we spoke the words of Jesus; that our heritage is blessing? What will be said of us as the churches of Heart of Kansas Southern Baptist Association? Did we live to be a blessing, or did we live to please ourselves? Did we serve to help the hurting; did we go to share the story; did we give to reach the lost? Or did we play it safe, hold back to be sure, and stay to ourselves so we would not have to deal with the messiness of others? The canceled check of 2009 is being written in the ledger, the promissory note of 2010 is before us. Now, today is the cash we have to spend. As we plan for the future and as we look for the opportunities to come, we must also think about the Now. We need to be active today in doing what God has called us to do. If I might suggest two opportunities Now, I would ask you to consider these. 1. PRAYER Prayer is the first strategy for us at Heart of Kansas. Without prayer, there will be no power of God in our work. There are ways that you can be involved in the prayer ministry of HOK. Prayer Guides that will assist you in praying for the churches of HOK are available, as well as the opportunity to sign up for prayer requests from the churches of HOKSBA delivered to your email. For more details contact our office. GPS God’s Plan for Sharing is another opportunity that is before us. GPS is a coordinated effort by the North American Mission Board to fulfill the Great Commission in North America by 2020. GPS will begin in 2010 with a national media blitz and materials are being made available to all of our churches for distributions in neighborhoods. The national media effort will include bill boards in Wichita. KNCSB will make yard banners and “Find it Here” evangelistic drop-in flyers available for every church. If you would like more information regarding GPS, please call Loren at the HOK office. What will be said of us? Let it be said of us that our hearts belong to Jesus and we are living for Him in the Now.
1 9 9 11 12 1515-16 20 New Year’s Day, HOK Office Closed WMU Planning Meeting, HOK, 10am Camp Planning Meeting, Tyler Road, 10am Disaster Relief Meeting, HOK, 11am HOK Executive Board Meeting Westview BC, 10:30am KNCSB Worship Leader/Family Retreat S.S. Team Meeting, Ryan’s, 12:30
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Immanuel • Pastor Charles Boswell Metropolitan • Pastor Bruce Cargile Cedar Pointe • Pastor Dennis Burns Harmony • Pastor Richard Simmons
Feb. 1 Feb. 8 Feb. 15 Feb. 22 Indian Southern • Pastor Rod Klingsick Midway• Pastor Ray Emery • New Birth• Pastor Charles Ervin • Planeview • Pastor Mike Smith
Building Great Groups In 2010
Terry Beasley, Sunday School Team Chairperson
Evangelistic Mission Trips
By the time you get this newsletter we will have returned from the Rose Bowl parade outreach. This year we are taking 6 men from The Christian faith is all about relationships: the relationship be- inside the HOK as well as 14 men from churches outside of the tween a holy God and sinful man; the relationship between brothers HOK.
and sisters in Christ; and, the relationships we attempt to build between ourselves and the lost world around us. Within this context, the body of Christ functions – recognizing that God’s design is for community, fellowship, and accountability. This level of relationship is nearly impossible to develop and maintain in a large group setting. So, we utilize the small group environment of the Sunday School class or discipleship group to help connect the individual to the church. As we begin 2010, perhaps we can be challenged by the suggestions of LifeWay specialist Bill Craig as we consider ten ideas for building great groups in the next year.
The next trip will be from February 11-14, 2010. We will leave Wichita early Thursday morning and drive to New Orleans. We will share the Gospel two full days at Mardis Gras and return on the 14th. We truly need to be sharing the Lord’s love in both of these places. For those who haven’t gone with us before, we will pair you up with someone who has been there. Please contact Loren if you have any questions about this trip or you would like to join us.
1. Equip and empower your leaders. If there is one key to great groups, it is having leaders who have been properly enlisted, equipped, and empowered to do their work. 2. Set goals to start new groups. Research shows that for every new ongoing group you start, on average, you’ll increase your attendance by ten people. Research also tells us that people who get involved in a small group tend to stick around (assimilate) better than those who only attend the “big group – worship”. 3. Utilize January Bible Study. This Bible study resource goes deeper than most Sunday School literature. Be creative in when and how you use this curriculum. 4. Challenge people about their most important group. The most important group for any believer is a group of 2: the believer and God, meeting together daily for prayer and Bible reading. Encourage believers to develop this discipline in their Christian life. 5. Guide small groups on a journey of intentional discipleship. Have you been concerned about the lack of results and focus of your small groups ministry? Check out Small Group Life for a brand new way to think about and resource small group Bible study. 6. Start E-Groups. Evangelism groups are designed to reach seekers. Try Discover More to Life as a resource to reach people around your church and in the neighborhoods of your members who don’t currently attend church. 7. Experience God. Has it been a while since you and others in your church have studied Experiencing God? Maybe you have a whole new generation of believers in your church who have never studied this core discipleship study about finding and doing the will of God. 8. Strengthen marriages. Consider a study such as the Love Dare Bible Study to strengthen marriages in your congregation and community. 9. Help parents. You can find a variety of stand-alone studies that are designed to help parents develop in their parenting skills. You may also use LifeTruths as an on-going small group study for young moms and dads. Mobilize baby bookers. The largest population of adults that has ever existed is about to transition into new stages of life – empty nest to retirement to re-careering – the baby boomers in your church and community around you are about to change life of us all again.
If the Sunday School team of the association can assist you in training your Sunday School leaders, please do not hesitate to contact us through the HOKSBA office.
International Commission is an organization that works in partnership with IMB. They are planning a trip to Jamaica, November 514, 2010. They will be working with 43 churches in leading a crusade. They need 60 people to join them. They will need people who can assist them in preaching and/or home and school visits. If you have an interest you can contact Scott Mayse at 913-731-0539 or email him at ScottM@ic-world.org.
Kathryn Graves is now a reporter with the Examiner.com newspaper. She is the Wichita Christian Examiner and will be covering events within the Christian community in the Wichita area. If your church has an upcoming event that would make a good news story, please e-mail her-- she'd love to feature Southern Baptist churches. Contact Kathryn at Kathryn@KathrynGraves.com or call her at 316.706.2892.
Ellen Noeller, WMU Director
Ladies, mark you calendar for the Women’s Conference on April 24, 2010 at Metropolitan Baptist Church from 8:30a.m.-2:00 p.m. with brunch at 11a.m. Alpa Goombi will be our keynote speaker and Barbara Roe will be our worship leader. We have new exciting workshops this year: • Teaching children about missions • Parenting and Grand parenting • Dealing with Grief and Depression • Women in Disaster Relief • Let’s have a Tea Party For our Mission Project we will be collecting women’s gifts to be handed out at the Native American Women’s Retreat in May in Fremont, Nebraska. Suggested articles include: lotion, spa kit, gloves, apron, craft kits or anything else that women like. If you have any questions, call Ellen Noeller at 316.215.0135.
“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. The world is passing away, and the lusts of it; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.” I John 2:16-17 An addiction is a compulsive dependence on a substance (alcohol, prescription medicine, tobacco, marijuana or street drugs) or activity (gambling, sex shopping, eating), that needs ever increasing amounts of stimulation to sustain the desired effect. Key Characteristics of Addictions: • A pattern of out of control substance usage or behavior for a year • Mood swings • Feeling of shame or self worthlessness • Strong need to be liked or gain approval from others • Impulse control problems • Use of substance or behaviors to reduce anxiety • Obsessing about a substance or activity • Guilt or shame • Failed efforts to control usage or behavior • Negative consequences to self or others “Jesus came to deliver us from every bondage – physical, psychological, or spiritual…regardless of the problem, He has the power to help you to deal with it.” – Bishop Wellington Boone On November 24th we had a “Cardboard Testimony” at CR to express our thankfulness. My cardboard said on one side, “Trapped in Low Self Esteem and Alcoholism” on the other side it said, “Thankful that Christ has set me free and made me a person of worth.”
FamilyFest An Opportunity for a Family Mission Trip July 10-16, 2010
FamilyFest is a partnership with the national Woman’s Missionary Union, the Kansas/Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists, and the Heart of Kansas Southern Baptist Association. It is designed to give families (age six and up) a prepackaged missions experience. How You Can Participate Think about the needs in the community around your church. How could FamilyFest volunteers assist you and your church members in meeting some of these needs? These volunteers could work on anything you have a vision for: Vacation Bible School, Backyard Bible Clubs, light construction, sport camps, survey work, etc. Perhaps some families in your church would like to travel across town to help another church. For more information contact Mark Jackson 316-943-3446, firstname.lastname@example.org or Ellen Noeller 316-215-0135, email@example.com.
On October 24th we had a chili cook-off at Metropolitan Baptist Church. Pat Dominguez was the big winner of a new grill donated by Fat Ernie’s Restaurant. We will be having Christmas dinner on December 25th at Riverview Baptist Church. We helped 250 people in the past 3 months with food and clothing and have given 45 care packages. In an effort to raise money for the Homeless Ministry, we are selling 2010 calendars. Call Deborah Long if you are interested in purchasing a calendar, 316204-9517.
Immanuel Baptist Church, located at 1415 S. Topeka in Wichita, is celebrating 100 years of service to the Wichita community.
Almost a century ago, on February 14, 1910, Immanuel began as a mission of First Baptist Church, Wichita, meeting in a store building at 1427 S. Lawrence Avenue (now Broadway). By August of 1916, the mission organized as a church and recognized 47 charter members, choosing the name “South Lawrence Avenue Baptist”. The church name changed to “Faith Baptist” when the street name changed to Broadway and finally in May of 1945, the church adopted the name “Immanuel Baptist”. The church’s membership and facilities have grown under the leadership of fifteen interim and full-time pastors, including Pastor Emeritus Dr. George D. McClelland who served from June 1945 – February 1957, and Pastor Emeritus Dr. John Click who served from February 1971 – February 1997. Current pastor, Dr. Charles Boswell, began his pastorate at Immanuel in August of 2007. The theme of the 100-year celebration is “Celebrating Our Past, Focused on Eternity” and will begin with a Celebration Sunday and Dinner-on-the-Grounds Sunday, February 14, 2010. The community and former members are also invited to join the current membership in celebrating other anniversary events including: Men’s Golf Tournament, April 24; Ladies’ event with Gracia Burnham, June 24; Immanuel Night at the Wingnuts’ game in July; and Reunion Weekend events, August 14-15 that include a day of fellowship rallies, building tours, and a formal evening banquet on that Saturday and a Worship Celebration on that Sunday, August 15. Former members are encouraged to obtain information regarding the celebration events on the Immanuel website at ibcwichita.com or contact a member of the Publicity Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Information: Vicki Alfred, 316-630-9447, Anniversary Publicity Chairman; email@example.com.
Men’s Ministry Heart of Kansas Men
During the holiday season our priorities become mixed. With the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year there’s also a lot of opportunities to serve. Let us remember the needs of our nation and join together in 40 days of prayer for Spiritual awakening. We have a good number of the 40 day prayer plan that was put together by NAMB for our men to join in praying during the first days of the New Year. Call the Heart of Kansas office to get copies you need. Our annual Men’s Retreat for 2010 is scheduled for October 15 and 16 at Webster Conference Center. Last October we were represented by six men from two of our churches from the Wichita area. Let’s improve on that number in 2010.
Upcoming Opportunities You Won’t Want to Miss!
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Local Mission Trips for 2010
Mark Jackson, Church Planting Strategist
Midway Baptist Church 5135 S. Broadway
This next year promises to be a financially challenging one for many of our families. Have you considered a local mission trip to avoid travel and motel costs? Working within your local association can be effective in terms of the impact on the Kingdom of God. We have opportunities that can involve hours or days and the need is great. By utilizing these short term opportunities along with a longer trip, all of your folks could have an opportunity to be on mission for the Lord.
One Day or Less
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Ticket Cost—$20/ticket Conference Times—9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
Prayer Walks/Drives (RiverFest, Good Neighbor Centers, churches, church plants) Pass out fliers for outreach events Minor repairs at Good Neighbor Centers, churches, or in your neighborhood Aluminum can drive Clean up, paint, repairs needed in local schools or neighborhoods RiverFest outreach, workers Work at Set Free house Food drives/funds, clothing, school supplies for the Good Neighbor Centers Block parties Juvenile Detention Center ministries Collect funds to support repair projects at churches
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Ticket Cost—Early Bird Special!!! - $30/ticket Groups of 10 or more—$25/ticket Ticket Price will be $40 the day of the event Conference Times—9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. BONUS SESSION — Join with us on February 2 at 6:30 p.m. for a FREE simulcast led by Beth Moore!! Beth will be sharing her personal vision for the April 24 event. Signature copies of “So Long, Insecurity” will be available for purchase at this event!
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VBS/backyard Bible clubs Creative arts camp (voice, instrument, acting, dance, etc.) Sports camps Construction projects Surveys Door-to-door evangelism Revivals/outreach/block parties House a mission team Work at Set Free or Ranch Be a part of the FamilyFest July 10-16, 2010 (see article in Heart Beat, Jan/Feb, 2010)
Tickets— 316-524To Purchase Tickets—Call 316-524-4237
Heart of Kansas SBA Outreach Spanish
If you would like to learn the basic tools to share Christ with Spanish speaking people, Abraham Arevalo our Hispanic Church Planter Strategist will be teaching a 12 session class every Tuesday beginning on January 19th at HOKSBA. It will be from 7-8:30pm. Please call the HOK office to register for the class. The cost is $20 which will cover the cost of the books.
2009 AVIATOR BELIEVERS CALVARY CAMBODIAN CEDAR POINTE CELEBRATION COUNTRY ACRES CROSSROADS CRUSADERS FAITH, ANDOVER FIRST, HAYSVILLE FIRST, MAIZE FIRST, MULVANE FIRST, SEDGWICK FSBC, HUTCHINSON GETSEMANI HARMONY IMMANUEL, NEWTON IMMANUEL, WICHITA INDIAN SOUTHERN LAO BAPTIST METROEAST METROPOLITAN MIDWAY NEW LIFE COMMUNITY BAPTIST NUEVA VIDA OLD TIME GOSPEL OLIVET PARKVIEW PLANEVIEW PLEASANTVIEW, DERBY PRAIRIE TRAIL REDENCION RIVER COMMUNITY RIVERVIEW ROLLING HILLS SHARON SOUTH CITY SOUTHSIDE SOUTHWEST SOUTHWIND FELLOWSHIP THE MISSION TRINITY TYLER ROAD VICTORY WICHITA KOREAN WOODLAND TOTAL
Non-Designated Income From Churches
Nov 09 0.00 0.00 1,155.04 100.00 0.00 0.00 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 623.55 111.00 1,300.82 0.00 407.62 96.14 0.00 463.21 1,735.34 0.00 0.00 1,780.26 0.00 616.67 18.50 153.00 30.00 739.52 245.77 0.00 1,172.78 0.00 0.00 1,543.96 301.56 0.00 730.89 0.00 0.00 86.55 58.70 0.00 430.32 363.24 0.00 0.00 115.00 15,379.44
Jan - Nov 09 800.00 9,721.60 12,643.59 142.00 4,049.85 5,717.36 11,000.00 178.06 100.00 3,587.50 7,299.34 461.00 13,982.50 220.73 4,749.45 1,151.84 726.50 7,233.72 18,952.18 139.00 450.00 23,178.86 5,745.00 7,888.49 206.70 834.00 30.00 8,389.39 3,509.86 365.98 13,772.82 272.87 500.00 17,776.75 3,419.10 1,961.32 8,343.90 2,488.76 795.00 1,157.34 1,380.17 234.90 2,184.23 4,645.78 25.00 450.00 1,502.00 214,364.44
It is time to mark your calendars and make plans to participate in the 2010 River Fest outreach. Our outreach will be from May 13th to 15th. We will have street evangelists here to work with you and to help train our church members. Walking with Power will return this year for our main event and will be with us on the street to share the Gospel. We also plan on having a booth that will stamp horse shoes with John 3:16 and personalize it for each person while they share the Gospel. Our Cowboy church and our Equestrian ministries will be involved in this outreach. We also need face painters and other help with the block party equipment. We also welcome any praise and worship team/band that would like to provide music before the main event. I was asked by one of our newer churches as to why we don’t get together as an association to work together and fellowship together. My answer to them was that I would like to see all of us get together for the block party and outreach on the last Saturday of River Fest. The River Fest itself is getting less and less family friendly. This would give us a great opportunity to come together as a family to fellowship and show that love to the rest of Wichita and all River Fest visitors. This would also be a great time to bring your friends and neighbors to fellowship with us and to hear the Gospel presented by the power team. For River Fest 2009, we had the best participation from our churches that we have ever had and our prayer is to have even more participate this year. Please contact me if you have any questions or if you have any ideas that would help make this event a great success.
Set Free Ministry
As I have mentioned before, an intricate part of the Set Free ministry is to have a discipleship “ranch” to take people to after they come in off the street. They would stay there sixty plus days. Property needs to be a good distance from town, but close enough for churches to help with Bible Studies and other volunteer ministries. An ideal location would have an old farm house and about 5 acres, either donated or have a reasonable long term lease. Please keep this in prayer and let us know if you know someone who could help with this. We still need work groups from our churches to finish up the drywall and painting. Over 95% of the drywall is hung and the second floor has been painted. Once we finish hanging the drywall and painting, we can start the flooring, cabinets and finish carpentry. Please contact Loren Phippen at HOK if you are interested in helping with this project.
Director of Evangelism: Loren Phippen
The Evangelism training is going great. I just finished several – 8 week sessions at our churches. The 6-8 week session is a combination between “Share Jesus Without Fear” and the “Evangecube”. I would love to come to your church to help train your people on evangelism and would be happy to schedule time to do hands-on training in your neighborhood.
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Vision Tour 2010
April 26, 2010 6 PM April 27, all day
Juvenile Detention Ministry
Loren Phippen, Evangelism Director
A Heart for the Cities of the Heart of Kansas Southern Baptist Association
Check out the Church planting Opportunities
Catch the Vision Join the Mission Opportunity for pastors, staff, and missionminded leaders to learn of local opportunities
Meals during the tour are provided
Christmas time is an especially great time to reach the detention kids for Christ. Your gifts to the Juveniles through the prison ministries fund have provided Bibles and materials for the youth all year. This year one of our churches took on the project to put together a Christmas box for every youth at the Boy’s Ranch. In the box will be a sweatshirt, tee shirts, hygiene items, paper, envelopes and a Bible. We do this at the annual Christmas party at the ranch to show God’s love in a real way. We also do a Christmas party at JDF. We continue to see lives changed in this ministry. Please continue to pray for this ministry and your involvement in it by donating your time or providing funds for Bibles and other needs. In particular we need youth pastors and workers who could give a night every few months to help in JDF. This would give a connection for them to your church.
Heart of Kansas Southern Baptist Association Mark Jackson 3474 S. Meridian Wichita, Kansas 67217 http://www.hoksba.org Phone: 316.943.3446
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