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Faithnotes: January 31, 2014

#Rescue2014 "Making men, not moving people"the mission of Christ's Church in the world, or as Pastor Hybels states it, "The Church is the hope of the World." In her the Lord has vested the only message of life that can rescue lost peoples. To this Church the Lord Jesus Christ commands, "Go into all the world and make disciples"Matthew 28:20 So, where do we begin? What is...

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Faithnotes: January 24, 2014

Rescue We win! Thought it would be good to start with the finish line. Now the era of DVR not only lets us skip the commercials (not the Super Bowl ones!) and experience the event even if we missed its live occurrence. BUTit also creates a new tension. Someone who actually SAW the live program may slip up and tell us who won and by how much they won, BEFORE we get to liv...

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Faithnotes: January 17, 2014

#foundhome1 Peter 2:25 "You were strayingbut have now returned" Sometimes the "prodigal" stays home You love the story. It might actually be YOUR story! Frustrated second born Claustrophobic under family restraints Antsy for "worldly" experience Enabling parent Bag of cash "I'm outta here!" departure As the rebel leaves the "nest" his eyes are wide with anticipation an...

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Building Bytes August 14, 2013

Welcome to the first edition of Building BytesThis newsletter is designed to keep the Faith family informed about exciting changes to our church facility, and the importance of these changes--and the planned expansion--for meeting our goal of equipping God's people to do God's work. Why the changes?Several reasons! The old "barn on the hill" is showing wear and tear from...

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Building Bytes August 21, 2013

Building Bytes, August 21 This newsletter is designed to keep the Faith family informed about exciting changes to our church facility, and the importance of these changes--and the planned expansion--for meeting our goal of equipping God's people to do God's work. Technology in the SanctuaryIn this week's edition, we examine recent changes, particularly in the area of tec...

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Building Bytes September 18, 2013

Building Bytes, No. 4, September 11, 2013 Focus: High School Ministry Space In the last issue of Building Bytes, we noted that the lack of a dedicated space for the High School ministry requires that furnishings and other resources be relocated in and out of the ARK virtually every week. The lack of a dedicated space that students and ministry leaders can tailor to their...

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Building Bytes, No. 5, October 24, 2013

Welcome to The Living Room Congratulations to Renee and Jack McCarty for submitting the winning entry in our Name This Space contest! Thank you to all who participated in the contest by submitting entries and casting votes. According to Renee, "The Living Room seemed so fitting for connecting with one another through Christa place that is alive with Him!" In the gospel ...

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Building Bytes, No. 6, November 8, 2013

BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE: Beyond234Introducing Beyond234, phase 2 of the Faith Bible Church building campaign!Ultimately Spirit-filled people are the key ingredients to any effective ministry; but place does matter. As we rejoice in the wonderful new sanctuary He provided through His people, God is calling us to continue to expand our church home for His purposes. Beyond23...

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Building Bytes, No.7, December 11 2013

Building Design: What's Our Style?! From the architecture to paint colors, to the individual pieces of dcor, every family home has a particular style. Some can be specifically identified: Victorian, Country, Southwestern, Asian, etc. Others are more eclectic and defy conventional labels. Now that the finishing touches are being placed on Phase 1: Called to Go, and the fac...

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Faithnotes: January 3, 2014

Church, I am hesitant to simply "cut and paste" faithNOTES and thus become lazy in my own thinking, processing and shepherding. But sometimes God brings a useful word across my path that simply must be shared. So to encourage us to approach 2014 with intentionality, I give you these insightful resources from Dr. Donald Whitney. I trust that 2014 WILL be the greatest year o...

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