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Vol. 59 No. 8


Newsjournal Of Kansas and Nebraska Southern Baptists

August 2015

Steve Dighton
Elected First Vice
President of SBC

Salina Church Constructs First Building
Christ the Lord Community Church, Salina, Kan., is constructing its first building this summer
with the help of volunteers. The church has been meeting at Webster Conference Center for
several years. Todd Weatherd, WCC director of housekeeping, is the church’s pastor.
(Below) Kansas-Nebraska Baptist Builders is doing the electrical wiring for the project. Lloyd
Stuckey of Winfield, Kan., is Baptist Builders’ team leader for the project. Other groups that
have worked on the project this summer include East Alabama Carpenters for Christ, the
Texas branch of Builders for Christ and Missourians on Mission.

Steve Dighton, retired pastor, of Lenexa Baptist
Church, Lenexa, Kansas was elected First Vice
President of the Southern Baptist Convention.
The annual meeting of the SBC was held in Columbus, Ohio in June.

2015 KNCSB Annual Meeting
The KNCSB annual meeting will be held Oct. 1213 at Blue Valley Baptist Church, 8925 W. 151st
St., Overland Park, Kan.
Look for information at
ministry/annual_meeting. New information is
being posted as it becomes available.

frankly. fax or e-mail. Basically. And. with zeal.7-8 Leadership Newsjournal for KansasNebraska Southern Baptists is published monthly (except for January and July) 10 times a year. tories that address the diversity of age. phone. PART OF WIDER MISSION .. Set memory verse goals for your family. or radical Islam and the barbaric slaughtering of Christians and others around the world. or grandparents about baptism? What a great opportunity to love on that fam- ily. KS 66606-2398. It has the power to change lives and change our culture. GUIDING PRINCIPLES: INFORM -. AUGUST 2015 The heat of summer does two things for Have you ever had a dream where you feel like you are being carried away by a torrent of white water and you can do absolutely nothing about it? It’s as if you are along for the ride with an overwhelming sense of helplessness and fear. providing stories and information that will appeal to all generations of Southern Baptists in NE-KS. and wrestling for dominant control of the spraying end of that fount of blessing. However. righteousness that is by faith from first to last. eagerness or with much effort… this is how we are to approach the work. the heat of summer is also a time of memories.KNCSB. thank you Jesus for letting me live in a generation of widespread air-conditioning. I see some parallels between my dream and the realities of living life as a Christian in today’s world. Bob Mills I mean. But. President’s Perspective By Andy Addis KNCSB Convention President E-mail: andy@crosspointnow. It seems as if the torrents of white water that press us on every side are issues that attack our Christian values and beliefs.. what a great time to personally disciple those closest to you. another book or another conference. PhD. scheduled a vision meeting. Can I get an amen? Second. First. For example. to meet parents. Have you talked to them.Regularly share information about ongoing training. events. It meant you got a drink before Scott put his mouth all over the end of the hose. KNCSB Executive Director AFFILIATIONS Association of State Baptist Papers Baptist Communicators Association .ORG The Thought Occurred to Me By Bob Mills KNCSB Executive Director bmills@kncsb. Send address changes to: The Baptist Digest. or TG&Y pedaling our bikes as fast as our junior high legs allowed. the hope of the world is found in the gospel of Christ. I was glad when I opened my eyes and realized it was just a dream. The first element of Paul’s discourse is the power of gospel. KS 66606 and additional entries. D. take a walk and test each other once a week. Does it sound as if we are living in a time when what is right is wrong and what is wrong is right? In the book of Romans. and geographical regions of KS-NE. consumed with the grace of Jesus covering the brokenness of this world. sprinklers watering Andy Addis struggling lawns reminding of those amazing drinks from the hose on the cool side of the house. GENERATIONAL -. We fought hard for that cool drink. or rededicated. Mills.” My dear friends. God who gifted those with leadership and put them in their position has an expectation: work hard! The word zeal could be translated diligence. 5410 SW 7th Street Topeka. 5410 SW 7th Street. May this be the summer we take seriously the role God has put us in and may we lead.Publish s.Be family-friendly with stories. or racial unrest…etc. to that cool beautiful stream coming from somewhere under the belly of the house. support and personnel. or the selling of aborted baby body parts. It seems as if the torrent of water is an over- whelming battering of sin and the degradation of our age.Cast t. decisions and soaked your thoughts? We need to start drinking from the hose again. An old song on the radio that reminds you of the same tune playing on the backyard boombox where you “camped” all summer long. become overwhelmed with a desire to see God work in people’s lives. Topeka. regular columns and helps for families and leaders who work with families. Buy them a new Bible and meet them for a Coke once a week to discuss your favorite stories. Listen to Paul in Romans Web site: baptistdigest. we’re sure we’re the hardest working people we know. some might even say… zeal. burning gas before we knew how much it cost. What we do need is incredible passion. The sound of a revved engine in the distance bringing memories of cruising Main. As I have reflected on this experience. with zeal…” It’s obvious in scripture.. wrestle insurmountable odds and get a hold of that life giving water. and may we pedal hard. just as it is written: The righteous will live by faith. not caring what anyone thought? Do you recall being consumed by something so much it drove your actions. Advertising: Advertising policy and rates are available upon request Call 800-984-9092 or e-mail: tboyd@kncsb. the city pool. Despite all the problems with this world. KS 66606-2398 Phone: (785) 228-6800 Toll Free: 800-984-9092 Fax: (785) 273-4992 E-mail: tboyd@kncsb. ethnicity. The kiddos don’t have any school this summer. Romans 12 has that famous ‘if then’ passage on gifts and responsibilities. I have not been able to completely shake that image and feeling from my mind. to their parents. RESOURCE -. We’d race home from the park. This blessed gospel leads to salvation from the godlessness and wickedness of man’s heart to the way of life provided through faith in Jesus Christ. we all think we’re STAFF Editor: Tim Boyd. I had that dream last night. then for the Gentile. It meant you could wait until the water changed from the tepid warm liquid resting in the hose. 2 When was the last time you worked that hard? The Baptist Digest (USPS 018-942) Vol. come back to life because of something the summer POSTMASTER: Periodical postage paid at Topeka. and verse 8 speaks specifically to church leaders: “…the one who leads. elbowing one another across the yard. FAMILY-FRIENDLY -. church leaders.Publish stories about people and congregations involved in missions and regularly publicize ministry opportunities. To get there first meant you got the first drink. Paul reveals what some described as his systematic theology. Peddled fast.Serve as a resource pool for practical ideas about what is working in KS-NE congregations and how it relates to all sizes of churches. we think we’re tapped. made some wildly audacious goals that will never happen unless God shows up? Now is the time to capitalize on what’s coming. This summer you’ve had students at camp who’ve probably accepted Jesus. Min. AGE DIVERSE -. Good memories.he widest net. the most productive time of the year. 59 No. What have you done to prepare? Have you called your church to prayer. it makes me thankful I live in the era of airconditioning.WWW. “I am not ashamed of the gospel because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed. MISSION-ORIENTED -. it is what Paul believes about God.Help congregations discover that they are part of the larger work of the Kingdom of God through their ministries. the Supreme Court’s redefining marriage…really?. when was the last time you raced after something till you were breathless? Can you remember laying down your pride for the sake of the call. curriculum. elbow our way to the front. Associate Editor: Eva Wilson Printing Coordinator: Derek Taylor Robert T. incredible desire. Many things jar a childhood moment. and get into their home! The fall is coming. May we. Don’t let the summer slip away! What we don’t need is another program.. 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and focus on Him. and back-to-school events could be on your church calendar. Jesus replied that His food was different from what they had brought. As the disciples were encouraging him to eat. he also wanted to challenge their perception of what was going on around them. She was a keen observer of history and current events. Let’s make the most of these We don’t know what the future holds for the United States or the church that ministers here. Though. Christian Bovée. The world asks: “What does a person own?” God asks. There are a multitude of warnings going out from denominational leaders and others about a coming attack on religious liberty that will imperil our cherished First Amendment rights. n Don’t let current events shift your focus from God.http://tinyurl. received the following link a few days ago . Jesus wanted to prepare them for a new level of ministry. He was ready and wanted His disciples to join Him in sharing the good news with this curious group from the village. the future of the United States is dependent on the Kingdom of God. However. for three years. there were suggestions that we cancel the program in protest of what has been transpiring at the nationTim Boyd al level. “How does a person use what he or she has been given?” When a man becomes rich. This summer. I am now forty plus years down the road and her words seem more and more prophetic with every year that passes. As you finish the summer and prepare for fall. Now. Jesus had been talking with the woman. For the first time. My church holds an annual “Festival of Freedom” music program around the fourth of July. Remember who has the ultimate victory. good news of Christ? Block parties.) But. Our culture may have surpassed the Roman culture in debauchery and abandonment of traditional values that have been in place for centuries. if not more so. In John 4:35. With the latest rulings of the Supreme Court and the actions of our President. Miss Shook taught us more than Latin during those years. Earlier that day. Jesus knew the opportunity was near as the crowd was making their way to the well. Our Executive Director. what could be better? It was time for Grandpa to take the grandkids fishing. While the Roman Empire was sinking into the depths of degradation. and their four children have been back in Kansas for the past seven months. remember this was in the mid to late sixties. We are “more than conquerors through Him who loved us. we enjoyed being together as a complete family for our family vacation. mid-19th century American author Your use of money shows what you think of God . The ripe harvest summarized the crowd as they were walking toward the village well. The disciples were encouraging Jesus to share what they had brought for lunch. this year. Going fishing with my grandchildren was a special memory. we all wondered if she knew what she was talking about. It might prove to be Headed down a gravel path with eight grandchildren in tow towards an overstock pond with freshbait. They are headed back to Central Asia as they serve with the International Mission Board. son-in-law. Someone in South Carolina has suggested that we should fly the Christian flag over the American flag as a protest. There are a number of sources that can give advice on what to do to protect the practices of your church. Jesus shared He was the Messiah that had come to explain all things. I remember that over and over she would tell us how much American culture was coming to resemble the worst of ancient Roman culture. Jesus explains he sees a ripe harvest field as opposed to the four-month wait the disciples were seeing in the green wheat Jon Sapp field. n The future of the Kingdom of God is not dependent on the United States. On the other hand. n Remember the lesson that I learned from Miss Shook long ago. However. I believe Jesus experienced the same type of feelings as I watched my grandchildren catching fish. AUGUST 2015 Jewel Shook was my Latin teacher. end of summer celebrations. (I know that probably dates me since Latin has not been in most curriculums for years. He knew the time was right for ministry with the people from the nearby village. Our daughter.Sharing & Strengthening God’s Plan for Sharing By Jon Sapp KNCSB State Director of Evangelism E-mail: jsapp@kncsb. n The Gospel goes on in spite of the Supreme Court or any government official. we seem to have reached our lowest point. I so enjoyed getting bait on those hooks and then into the water. the disciples returned with the noon meal. Just then. Let us go and be all we can be in our communities as we live out God’s Plan for Sharing. That fishing trip was one of the experiences I’ll remember and cherish for a long time In reflection. Bob Mills. Most believers that I know are angry and disturbed about what is happening. The Great Commission and the Great Commandment are not dependent on the United States Constitution. the Church of Jesus Christ experienced some of its greatest years of evangelism and expansion. the highlight was when grandchildren were catching fish! Watching the excitement in their eyes and voices as they called out about their catch made my day. He explained that his food was to do the will of the one who sent Him and to finish His work. However. Let’s clearly share the hope we have in Christ and the good news of forgiveness and new life in STEWARDSHIP QUOTES n Take reasonable steps to protect your church. in late June. either God gains a partner. He took his disciples on an expedition from Judea through Samaria and returning back to Galilee. We are under no immediate direct attack on religious liberty. If we belong to Christ. After sharing with her of His life giving water and the worship of God in spirit and truth. In John 4. it’s logical that everything we have truly belongs to Him. Examples are few of men ruined by giving. John 4:34. are you looking forward to opportunities to share the Along the Journey By Tim Boyd Baptist Digest Editor E-mail: tboyd@kncsb. This summer.” Hold fast to God’s truth. Back then. We are on the winning team. Not only did Jesus want to challenge their perception of what brings energy in life. being with others and making Christ known is just as meaningful. His discussion with the woman at the well about living water and His invitation to return with her husband had just taken place. or the man loses a soul. 3 . Priscilla and I were blessed to have our family together for summer vacation. I have a few thoughts related to all of this: n Take a deep breath and calm down.

Mexico to build houses for the poor. Kansas has sent a mission team annually to Anapra. teaching them to observe all that I commanded you. received a call on the 8th of May asking if he could provide food for volunteers that were helping clean up the damage from the tornado that hit near Lebanon. who owns a smoker as a bi-vocational means to earn extra money. In addition to building the house. baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. even to the end of the age. You can find out more about Casas at www. an organization located in El Paso. This year eighteen people went on the trip. pastor of Central Community Church in Smith Center Kansas and of First Baptist Church in Mankato. Texas.KNCSB ON MISSION Missions and Ministry Are the Norm for KNCSB Churches AUGUST 2015 Since 2001. I am with you always. They also did a one-night VBS with 80 children and families in attendance. The team usually builds one house per year. 4 Todd Bradrick.” Matthew 28:19-20 . For the last two years they have also taken an afternoon to minister in the Rivers of Mercy Orphanage in and about Rivers of Mercy at www. Kansas on the 7th. and First Baptist Church. They work with Casas Por Cristo. Bradrick. accepted the challenge. they work on the host church compound doing repairs and cleanup.riverofmercy. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations. casasporcristo. they helped prepare and serve a meal to 125 volunteers. There was plenty of food left to serve another meal the next day. Shawnee. Later that day after he and his wife arrived.

. First Baptist Church. Kan.. Northeastern A&M. Mary Colston and Mark Clifton. James married Maxine Jinks Oct.. Mo. Clifton died on Tuesday.. Mo. His time on earth was completed on May 26. Kan. May 30.. and Dana Simpson and husband. Weleetka.. Here. retired director of missions. Darin Shope and wife. Okla. Family Dispatch Church. Western Hills Baptist Church on the west edge of Topeka was the final stop on the Jericho motorcycle prayer ride. Graham. June 14. First Baptist Church.F.. Kan.. Kan.. and seven grandchildren. (Below) Seaman Baptist Church in north Topeka was the second stop on the Jericho prayer ride.. Former Kansas pastor Harry W. Melissa of Wyandotte. Okla. at Blue Valley Church. Columbus. Mo. Kansas City. bikers get ready to place motorcycle awareness signs in memory of a local pastor who died in a wreck at that intersection. 7. Kan. Carr Baptist Church. AUGUST 2015 A former Kansas pastor and a retired Kansas director of missions recently went home to be with the Lord. Mo. 18. June 17. Burial with Retired pastor Harry Clifton and James Shope. Mo. James and Maxine have three children who survive: Dan Shope and wife. 1949. as he was so affectionately called.. Okla. Monday. Topeka. a retired Kansas director of missions. Mark Clifton.. Topeka.S. recently sponsored a motorcycle prayer ride called Jericho Ride. Mo. Ted. and continued it with KVIN in Vinita. After retiring he pastored Emmanuel Baptist Church in Topeka for five years. Mo. The funeral was held Wednesday. In retirement he served as pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church.. and Swars Prairie Baptist Church. Welch. Memorials may be given to the North American Mission Board or the building fund of Sycamore Hills Baptist Church. Coast Guard during World War II. 1927. participating in leading a funeral only a few weeks before he died. Okla. Harry W. They had three children: Martha 5 . military honors was at the Shelburne Baptist Church cemetery in Grundy County. He served as pastor of Spickard Baptist Church in Spickard. Okla. Seneca. Find more information at Independence. Weir. 1953.kncsb. recently went to be with the Lord. It will be held from 1-4 p. Calvary Baptist. which was called The Words of Life.. Okla. He concluded this ministry in 1989. In 1968 he began teaching the lessons over KGGF in Coffeyville. William Jewell College. and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mo. He spent his most of his ministry career serving in Missouri. Neosho. Brother Harry.First Baptist Church. Okla. Harry was a graduate of Spickard High school in Spickard. 12-13 at Blue Valley Baptist Church. Cloninger in Chetopa. is a former KNCSB staff member. 1933. New information is being posted as it becomes available.. seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Clifton now leads church revitalization for the North American Mission Board. Welch. May 26. in Liberty. Kan. Overland Park. and Mrs. and she survives. 2015.. Mo. James attended Prairie Center District School. preached his first sermon in 1947. He pastored many churches during his ministry including: Timberhill Baptist Church.m. He was also loved by many nieces. Oklahoma Baptist University. Okla. Kan. Jeff of Bentonville. Mo. He was appointed by the Southern Baptist Home Mission Board in 1965 to serve as director of missions in Tri-County Baptist Association in Kansas and also served in Twin Valley Association in 1977. Okla. the son of Fred McGhee and Mae (Chaney) Shope. Calvary Baptist Church.KNCSB ON MISSION The Lord Claims 2 With KNCSB Ties Wenger. on the old Rogers place located 5 miles west of Welch. James Shope. Southwestern Baptist Seminary and Midwestern Baptist Seminary. at Freeman Neosho Hospital. at Swars Prairie Baptist Church. Ark. Okla... He was a preacher of the gospel for nearly 70 years. at Sycamore Hills Baptist Church. He began a weekly radio ministry in 1958 at KHEN of Henryetta. Burial was in Rogers Cemetery near Welch. at the home of Rev. Kan.. In addition to his parents. Princeton. Ashland. Oct. Tammy of Cumberland City. The memorial service was held Saturday. V. Seneca. Chillicothe. It was part of an international event where Christian bikers pray for their communities. Mo.. Mo. Okla. Grove. nephews and cousins. where he was honored with an alumnus-of-the-year award. went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday. Mo... James was born Oct.. His son. Tenn. He served in the U. First Baptist Church. he was preceded in death by a newborn son and a sister. Clifton was born Jan. Margaret Sue Wynn and her husband. 14. Plan Now to Attend KNCSB Annual Meeting The KNCSB annual meeting will be held Oct. Here. 12. The Pastors Conference has been changed to a Leadership Conference for all church leaders. He taught the International Sunday School lessons for 12 years over KSEK in Pittsburg. riders gather at Family Dispatch Church before heading out. Welch Baptist Church. in Spickard. First Baptist Church. She preceded him in death in 2013. and Immanuel Baptist Church in Independence. Welch High school. He married Fern Lucille Harris on July 18.

Every sponsor. 6 Small-group discussions after evening worship helped God’s Word to sink into the lives of campers at KNCSB Hispanic Super Summer. Many other decisions also were recorded. I’m sure there were many more decisions that we didn’t get to hear about. there were 23 decisions to open their hearts to Jesus. But the word of God is alive and active. Praise God for KNCSB for helping us get into the hearts of Hispanic youth and into their homes with the Word of God. At this time I would like to ask YOU. that our youth grow to be strong in the faith. Every morning at 7:15 at our staff prayer gathering we would get the names out and pray for the kids. which will forever stay in my memories. ( Ezekiel 36:26 NIV) We saw such a wonderful transformation throughout the week as we talked and pondered on who Jesus is. Salina. preached on the 2015 Super Summer camp theme “Jesus Is. ran away from. respect and honor those who care for them. Salina. But now at the end of the week. stay pure. and the ones that will attend. My prayer is that we encourage and keep that energy going throughout the year and to years to come. Some of them go to church occasionally when they accompany their friends who invited them and paid for them to go to camp this year. Fifty-three of them originated their decisions based on renewing their vows.” His topics were: n Jesus is My Savior n Jesus is My Assurance n Jesus is My Healer n Jesus Is My Lord My husband. freaking out as soon as one poor. I truly understood in my mind and in my heart. It’s the last of Hispanic Super Summer. (Hebrews 4:12 NIV). Abraham. whoever God intends to read this. we were running away. avoiding. a missionary in Mexico. That unforgettable high-pitched buzzing sound. Hispanic Campers Learn about Who ‘Jesus Is’ By Alma Soto South Sioux City. Kan. let’s just say sleeping forever on the ground. They responded to God’s call to serve Him. Kan. Please make a commitment with God to pray throughout the year for the youth who attended Hispanic Super Summer. there was a noticeable change. to pray for our Hispanic youth. It will be held June 20-24 at WCC. practice honesty in everything they do. Some of the teachings of the week shed light on: n Jesus our Savior — not by works so that no one can boast. (Hispanic Super Summer will begin the KNCSB summer youth camps again in 2016. We pray that God will give the means and wisdom to the churches to keep working with these kids and their families. Neb. for the wonderful staff at Webster Conference Center and for the camp facilities so they are used for God and by God to their full potential. Campers at KNCSB Hispanic Super Summer enjoyed playing soccer with a giant ball. God was at work during the annual camp held June 15-19 at Webster Conference Center. (Ephesians 2:9) n Jesus our Healer — the realization that we are broken and need to be healed. we were just walking among them and generally had became friends with the little bugs.) . Sister Ester Arevalo and I are walking toward the chapel. But it was the ideal size to reach deeper into the hearts of the young people. The camp was held June 15-19 at Webster Conference Center. and I heard what our own children were saying about how the other youth camp develops a transition from hearing the Word of God to meditate on it right after the preaching at night. keep the faith even in the midst of struggles and let God heal their sorrows. God had been leading the hearts of these young kids to talk. get deeper on their relationship with God. Nearly 25 percent of campers accepted Christ as their Savior. All the glory be to God. We can see an uncountable number of cicadas. hid. The size of the group didn’t even reach 100. some are… ummm … well. walking around and over all. and some are flying all around us. With such a bountiful teaching from God during camp. that they give the best of themselves to God through the seeds that are planted at camp. hear. but from some.KNCSB ON MISSION God’s Word Touches Hispanic Campers’ Hearts By Ester Arevalo Wichita. a change from deep within themselves. Much like the youth’s reaction to these bugs. God put it so clear to us to have the youth gather in small groups after the Word had been exposed every night. I believe the Word of God is resounding on their ears even now. engage and even better to come up with a response. These groups consisted of the same people and they opened up as their chat was guided through a set of three questions on the big screen based on the Word given that night. Kan. As the conversation goes on Ester mentions how at the beginning of the week. AUGUST 2015 Super Summer Latino had an eternal impact on campers that attended this year. leader and pastor was in on it during this time at camp. It is able to change our hearts from stone to flesh. and walked around God’s truth and His message. They faithfully recorded the decisions that were made and submitted them. Half of the campers were not regular church kids. so they may NEVER forget who JESUS truly IS. At first we saw how some of the youth were startled. Pastor Edwin Hoagland. n Jesus our Lord — the difference between Jesus being our Savior and our Lord. harmless little cicada touched us. not only when it came to the cicadas.

community volunteer.” which is why that has been chosen as the Shine theme for the 2015 event. making Him our first priority. Shining Through His Eyes Tabitha McPheron Shine Team “Greater love has no one than this. I am not asking you to rescue trafficked people. I’ve got this! Knowing Gods word and understanding how to apply it is totally different. shut up! Then those times when I hear. or there’s a big rock to maneuver around.  -Sarah Alexander. if anyone cannot voluntarily walk away from what they are doing they are a victim and not a criminal. Still means to let go. has a different meaning: hush. and also minister to your nonbeliever friends all while laughing.officialblanca. at WWW you will have the chance to reestablish. In addition. soccer mom. daughter. for the most part. providing us with a glimpse of her fun and loving personality. dentist appointments. When we look at everyone the way Jesus looks at them we will stop pointing fingers at them and begin looking for ways we can minister to them in Jesus name. walked away and women have bore the judicial weight of prostitution. choir member. How many times do I get it wrong because I don’t Sex Trafficking Awareness: 7 . dog grooming appointments. so that whatever you ask the Father in my name. I hope you are all as excited as I am about our speaker. trust me.You did not choose me. I’ve embraced the idea I must be intentionally fighting the battle.www. Trafficked people are victims. If you want to get safely from ‘put in’ to ‘take out’ you have to know how to execute the orders and put your trust in the one who created you! Shiggaion. Where in your community could you minister to trafficked people? There are women’s groups who minister in the dressing rooms of strip clubs with the owner’s approval. teaching Sunday School class. encouraging our sisters in Christ as they fight the battle. I began comparing our rafting experience to my communication with God. Offering them hope and a helping hand. trust me. the Women 4 Him team played a video clip of Sophie Hudson. You are my friends if you do what I command you. Even with one or two dicey situations. and worship leader. No one wants to lose a commodity that brings in from $100. that someone lay down his life for his friends. Jesus teaches us in Matthew to “seek first the kingdom of God”. This is going to be a great opportunity to catch up with those long-distance friends. and having great conversations about what God is doing in our lives. or continue to strengthen your relationship with God. and to walk humbly with your God. They will most likely die a horrible death.” This time the word still. we had a great time on the Rio Grande River. I invite you to come and pamper your spiritual body in Christ at WWW! I can’t wait to see you there! So if you have not registered yet. but most days. or that wave… that big one that’s going to soak us from head to toe… I’m here and can handle it God. I’ve grown to accept the battle for balance is unending. On September 11 and 12. or employee. to love faithfulness. talking to these women.16 As we are chosen by God. “Mari. we have to learn to see ourselves “Through His Eyes. or I’m not sure how to put them into action? “Be still and know that I am God”.com Maria Christensen ZHelloY KN Women’s Leadership Women4Him Team The time is quickly approaching for the Wonderful Weekend for Women registration deadline. dig. 2 dance recitals. “Peace.. The book of Ecclesiastes teaches us there is a time for everything. Don’t forget to invite that one friend that could benefit from all the fun activities we all get to do while worshiping our wonderful Creator. school volunteer. mentor. The word still is used in another verse found in Mark 4:39. Be intentional about seeking God first. please hurry up and do so. be still. you’re so far away.000 per year and they will do whatever it takes to protect their “property. you name it. surrender. offering spiritual direction and job training. morning mist Sophie Hudson rains. I invite you to gather all of your friends and come join us at WWW. mother. women’s ministry leader. Every person who is bought for sex is a Human Trafficking Victim that needs our help. My last few weeks included 2 dress rehearsals.” I am asking you to look at your heart and see these children/women/men as Jesus sees Blanca Cannot wait to see you at Shine! The Battle of Balance My mind is scrambling to the 15 million things that I try to balance in my life. For centuries men have. Some days I find that sweet spot. nursery coordinator. pull back. the expectations (whether real or perceived) placed on us are also factored in. and take it one day at a time. Geez! As I sat in the front of the raft listening to all this. VBS director/worker. and fun for all who choose to attend. Terms have changed now. make new friends. and parenting! As women. and johns/pimps are now referred to as traffickers. The opportunity for them to leave this life doesn’t exist. how do we do it? The truth is. I’ve also treasured the idea that this battle is not one I must fight alone.” But choppy waters are ahead. or for us today. housekeeping.” -John 15: 13-14. I’m caught in the battle. I have been looking forward to this year! It has been too long of a wait. but in executing the orders.knwomen. my praises to you. Around 3/4ths of the arrests are towards the prostitutes and the other 1/4th are for the Johns or the Pimps. no longer are they prostitutes but trafficked people. Psalm 46:10. he may give it to you. hard forward.000 to $200. many days I don’t. growth. He has told you what is good and what it is the Lord requires of you: to act justly. Sophie Hudson. or monsoon season.. At the end of our WWW retreat last year. Check her out at www. but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide. There are churches that have active ministries to restore trafficked people. Since then. trust. Lori Morrison. push forward. Add in our activities. Dave’s confusion wasn’t just with the new terms. double oar turn. So. This year’s event will be on November 6th and 7th and will include service. Let’s encourage each other to be intentional about balancing our lives. relaxing. Blanca will be our guest musician and speaker. a time for each of our activities and responsibilities.” Micah 6:8 HCSB Act justly… AUGUST 2015 Put in. as you may be just the right person for the Christian woman going through a drought. Mari The Church and the Prostitute Marca Deimund Life Session Leader-WWW With the growing awareness of Sex Trafficking I want to challenge the Church to rethink what and how you view prostitutes and prostitution. bringing gifts and treating them with dignity and respect. For those in a monsoon season. push back. Push forward required pushing down on the oar handles to bring the paddle ends out of the water so he could pull back on the handles to get the oars forward then pull up on the handles to get the oars down in the water then push forward on the handles to get the raft to go forward. suicide. we strive to find that sweet spot of balance between being a wife. pastor’s wife. personal coaching and Biblical Instruction. gymnastics performances. as he was learning to navigate a raft on vacation. and out of town company…in addition to work. Unfortunately. but the wait is soon over. Shine is a weekend for teenage girls to travel to Webster Conference Center to learn about Christ and grow in their relationship with the Lord. dance mom. this could get you killed. drug overdose or from sexually transmitted diseases. Women 4 Him Team Spiritual Navigation understand his terms. take out…all foreign words to my husband Dave. with our friend who was teaching Dave jumping in to the rescue. Whether you are going through a spiritual drought. murder. “Mankind. and the list grows exponentially to include teacher.

PICNIC PAVILION: Construction on the new Picnic Pavilion relocation project has begun and the first stage should be completed by the end of August. We now have the money to finish the building expansion debt free. and totally devoted to Sunday School leaders! Saturday. PROGRESS CONTINUES: With the money in place. local training for only $39 per person (includes onsite lunch). praise team. call Bill Cooke at 1-785-827-656 and help finish the building. SEWER PROJECT PROCEEDING: Work continues to get WCC ready to begin construction on the sewer upgrade. org or calling either 785/228-6800 or 800/984-9092.cornerstonelawrence. we now need volunteers to assist the WCC Staff in hanging dry wall and installing the outside sheeting on the Dining Hall. Easements have been signed. You Ain’t Got Nada Session 4: Lose the Gomerisms Session 5: Share Off You Session 6: Redeem the Idolotrinkets Session 7: His Boundary of Love VIDEO STUDIES ARE A MINISTRY OF THE KNCSB LENDING LIBRARY. The book of Hosea is a deeply personal and passionate love story. and division and department directors Through NSSDS training. we find in its midst a rare and pure gem. could help for a day or more. contact Bill Cooke at 1-785-8276565 Webster Update GOAL MET: Churches and individuals were faithful and God provided the funds for the Dining Hall and WCC has been given the $100. quickly moving. WE STILL HAVE NEEDS: Please continue to pray and give as WCC continues to upgrade the infrastructure needs before us with the sewer project and the repaving of our roads and parking lots. 2015 First Baptist Church. the truest and purest of loves. be responsible for planning and leading Sunday morning worship NATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL DIRECTOR SEMINAR Highly energetic. yet a difficult story. minister of edu cation. “Thank you” for your continued support of this mission facility as we continue to reach people for Christ and train believers for the work of the ministry! The WCC Staff Church Seeks Worship Pastor Growing Southern Baptist church in Kansas is seeking a bi-vocational Associate Pastor of Music Ministry to work with the Senior Pastor.000 Matching Grant from the Mabee Foundation. For more information or registration: lifeway. construction will begin immediately. filed and now we await final approval from the City of Salina. working with the choir. visit 800. pastor. As an account full of harsh judgment unfolds. SESSIONS: Session 1: Ingredients of Hosea Session 2: When You Say “I Do” to I AM Session 3: When You Ain’t Got Featured Video Available to churches cooperating with KNCSB by contacting library@kncsb. Don’t miss this unique training opportunity. September 12. For more information. Thank you for your support as the WCC Staff continues to improve your facility to make ministry events more effective through a quality conference center. you will develop skills and plans to: n Build a growing Sunday School focused on its mission and purpose n Develop an organization and enlist leadership to build a growing Sunday School n Lead teachers to teach for spiritual transformation n Leave with a step-by-step strategy for leading your Sunday School n The day is facilitated by one of the finest faculties in the nation—a team of experts who’ll provide your leaders with cost-efficient. Hosea by Jennifer Rothschild Includes Bible study book and two DVDs with seven teaching sessions (approximately 25 to 30 min each).KNCSB. Ask for Barbara Spicer. Kansas and Nebraska Southern Baptists are in partnership with all Southern Baptists through the Cooperative Program.www. NSSDS will open your eyes to the potential impact your Sunday School can have on the Kingdom. and all instrumentalists.000 other leaders have experienced. PRAISE GOD for this gift made possible by your gifts.2022 AUGUST 2015 Funding Goals have been met and progress continues toward completion of the Dining Hall renovation 8 Volunteers are still needed. When they sign off on the final plans. MO Experience what over 15. Raytown. If you. If you can help. This position would also plan and lead music for Sunday and Wednesday evening. or a group from your church. NSSDS is designed to: n Equip Sunday School directors to serve effectively in all areas of Sunday School work n Deliver practical tools for all aspects of Sunday School work n Facilitate opportunities to network with other Sunday School direc tors n Build team spirit among the Sunday School director. intensely focused. .