Over the years of my ministry I have found myself wondering at occasional moments if I have truly made any difference in people's lives and if my ministry has really meant anything. At those moments, the Lord gently reminds me (sometimes not so gently) that this line of thinking is totally off the track of what ministry is all about. It really has nothing to do with me and everything to do with Him. As long as I remember that, then it is God who is making the difference in people's lives and God who is ministering to people's hearts.
Warren Wiersbe in his book Making Sense of the Ministry writes this:
The foundation of ministry is character.
The nature of ministry is service.
The motive for ministry is love.
The measure of ministry is sacrifice.
The authority of ministry is submission.
The purpose of ministry is the glory of God.
The tools of ministry are the Word of God and prayer.
The privilege of ministry is growth.
The power of ministry is the Holy Spirit,
The model for ministry is Jesus Christ.
These principles are something that not only I as a pastor, but all of us as ministers in Christ's church need to remember as we go about the work of serving Him in whatever capacity He has called us to serve. Whether that service be preaching, teaching, singing, cooking, cleaning, visiting, changing diapers, praying for others, or just attending church,
it's all about Him.
All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.
We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.
We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. (II Corinthians 5:18-20)
With love, Pastor Scott
the 3rd Sunday, but you may give at any time. Your giving Matters !
Women’s Breakfast will be July 8, 2023 @ 9:00 am.
July 25, 2023 ~ Team Meetings ~ 6 pm and Church Council ~ 7 pm
July 30, 2023 ~ Quarterly Business Meeting after morning worship
YOUTH VBS VOLUNTEERS
Youth in grades 7-12(Just completed) are invited and encouraged to use their time and talents by volunteering in this year's Vacation Bible School. There are many opportunities available. Registration is available at: www.spinningroadbaptist.org.
VBS NEEDs YOUR HELP
We will be passing out flyers Sunday evening July 7, from 6 – 7pm. Mark your calendars and join us for a fun evening and help us spread the word of our Spark Studios VBS to our community.
VBS TEAR DOWN AND CLEAN UP
We need able body persons who can give a little time to help us tear down and return everything to where it belongs after VBS. This event will take place Saturday, July 22 from 10 am – Noon. If you enjoy cleaning and bringing things back to order, then we hope that you will mark your calendar and volunteer to assist us in this way!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) IS COMING!
This summer’s VBS, Spark Studios is scheduled for
July 16 - 21 from 6 pm - 8:30 pm.
Say yes to VBS!
Hey, everyone! Summer is here, and with it comes VBS. We’re getting ready for Spark Studios VBS. It’s that time of year again! A time for kids to discover the truths of God among his or her peers in a fun, and energetic environment.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time for us to do. –Ephesians 2:10
This summer, kids will learn that God’s creativity didn’t stop in Genesis. The Master Artist is working to redeem, reclaim, and transform us–His creation–to the design He planned for us. Kids will see the beautiful truth that they are God’s workmanship as they learn to use their talents to bring glory to Him.
Kids 3 yrs. (& potty trained by 6-1-23) thru those just completing 6th grade, will get their Imagination ignited and creativity awakened as they explore their artistic side. All while having fun digging into God’s Word, singing amazing songs, playing fun games, eating tasty snacks, making new friends and so much more! The time spent in Spark Studios will be full of fun, adventure, creativity, and best of all, discovering God and his great love for us.
We hope to see you there. We’re going to have amazing encounters with God at this year’s VBS.
*Pray that God will use us to be Jesus to all of these children and their families
that enter our doors.
Thank you, SRBC, for supporting our youngest worshippers.
Online Registration is open at www.spinningroadbaptist.org.
Wednesday, July 12th 7:15 PM immediately following Bible Study in the Sanctuary. We will go over very important information that will be valuable for the week of VBS. This will be the meeting that brings it all together. So, don’t miss these last-minute pointers to help ensure that our VBS 2023 will be the adventure of a lifetime for our church kids, their friends and family and our neighbors for a great week learning, playing, creating, and making new friends.
Please make this meeting a priority! We look forward to seeing you at the meeting and to another great week at VBS!
If you’ve not registered yet we'd love to have you join the VBS team!! Here's the link to register: www.spinningroadbaptist.org.
Join us for a time of crafting with others of the church. Bring you craft, whatever that may be, scrapbooking, knitting, sewing, card making or any other project you may have going.
We will be meeting at 7 pm on the 4th Friday
of the month.
For more info contact Michelle Prince
Wednesdays are exploding with mid-week children's and Youth programs this summer offering fun lessons, games, activities, and more.
CKK (Christ’s Kids Klub) – Pre-K 6th Grade
Youth Group – 7th – 12 Grades
These programs are in place of Awana during the summer months. Activities start at 6:30 pm.
Come out and be a part!
Our 2022-2023 club Year has ended!
We are currently off for summer break. Have a blessed and wonderful summer! Our 2023-2024 AWANA clubs are coming this fall, Registration will open early August. Join us for Awana Starting September 2023.
SRBC AWANA CLUB MEETS Wednesday evenings 6:05PM- 7:30PM during the school year, offering clubs for children Pre-k – 12th grade.
Current 7th – 12 grade Students, you are invited to meet at the church on Sunday evenings 6pm – 8pm in the Youth room for a time of playing games, eating snacks, praying for each other, sharing a few laughs, and digging into a Bible lesson each week. Invite friends, we’d love to meet them and share the joy and love of God, with everyone. Come check us out and you'll find a space that you're welcome and appreciated.
SUMMER IS HERE AND DAYS & NIGHTS are warmer and longer. We ask that you be mindful of our precious little/young ones while entering, moving about,
and exiting our parking lot. Sunday & Wednesdays in particular there can be many children in the parking lot,
and we want to make sure that we are driving with caution at all times.
Thank-you for being cautious in making sure all are safe.
Dayton Christian Center's 21 Century focus is providing High Quality Child Care services.
We do this in two locations.
Our main building built in 1951, has been renovated multiple times through the years. Today we are able to offer 5 classrooms of Infant, Toddler and Preschool services in our school.
In 2020 we opened a School Age only program adjacent to our main building. Our School Agers love our new set up. They moved from a 1000 sq. ft. room,
to a two story house that allows for small groups and lots of fun.