Missions Month – February 2019
This year’s Missions Conference will focus on missions in everyday relationships of life. The Missions Conference runs the month of February. We have a great line-up of activities and speakers throughout the month. Don’t miss a single event.
- February 3 – Pastor Nate kicks off Missions Month talking about “Going Public” with your faith. While our faith is personal, it is never meant to be private.
- February 10 – Missionary Raphael Anzenberger will preach about being “a Light in a Secular Culture.”
- February 15 – The Missions Dinner is on Friday, February 15 starting at 6 p.m. See below for details about the event and the kids’ program.
- February 17 – Pastor Nate Keeler will preach about “The Gospel for Sinners and Saints.” We must understand that the Gospel is for both sinners and saints if we will be effective at reaching rebels and the religious that we encounter. Raphael Anzenberger will be speaking in the Fellowship Hall at both 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (all other adult classes are canceled). Local mission outreach organizations will also be at BVBC to inform us about how we can get involved with them.
- February 24 – Pastor Nate concludes Mission Month with “The Everyday Gospel” – an interview with a family who made intentional decisions to live out their faith in their neighborhood. SALT Ministries (Support and Training Leadership) will be speaking downstairs in the Fellowship Hall at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. about their ministry.
Faith Promise is an offering taken annually to support special mission’s projects. The money is supposed to come from “found money” (a tax refund, overtime work, etc.) or as a conviction from God that you should give a specific amount to His work instead of spending it on something else. This year’s goal is $15,000 and it will be split between ministries of Pastor Pierre in Haiti and Pastor Valik in Reya, Ukraine.
To donate to this fund, pick up a green Faith Promise card from the pew rack beginning January 20. Place that card and your donation in an envelope and put them in the offering plate by Sunday, February 24. Make checks payable to BVBC and write “faith promise” in the memo line. You can also give online. Select “Faith Promise” as the Designation when giving online.
Join us on Friday, February 15 at 6 p.m. for the Missions Dinner and enjoy a taste of France with an American twist. Dinner includes Chicken Normandy, rice, baguette, green salad with vinaigrette and French yogurt cake for dessert. For children, there is also a macaroni and cheese dinner option.
After the dinner, the adults will partake in a Q&A with the Anzenbergers about how God is working in their ministry throughout Europe. Pastor Nate will host the Q&A session. Meanwhile children in 5th grade and under are invited to attend the Kids’ Mission Program. Children will be split up by ages (nursery, preschool, or elementary) and will learn about and experience French culture. When you purchase tickets for the dinner please include the names and ages of children attending the Kids’ Mission Program. Any adults or teens who would like to help with the children’s program should contact Kristi Pullig.
The cost of the dinner is $5/person with a maximum of $20/family of 4+. Purchase tickets in the Lobby on Sunday mornings January 27 through February 10 or call the church office. Deadline is February 10. You MUST purchase a ticket in advance to attend the dinner, tickets will NOT be sold at the door.
Raphael Anzenberger is an evangelist, speaker and author serving globally, with a passion to raise a new generation of young apostolic leaders. He is Director of RZIM.fr (RZIM for the French Speaking world), President of France Evangelisation and CEO of the Global Evangelists Forum. He serves as ambassador at large for the board of the Conseil National des Evangéliques de France (CNEF) and travels extensively as a consultant in evangelism, church planting and leadership. He is Adjunct Professor of Intercultural Studies at Columbia International University (USA) and teaches globally on evangelism, apologetics and missions. Raphael and his wife Karen are also involved in church planting through France-Mission in the region of Loches.