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James Penswick

BBFI National Meeting

Welcome Pastors and Church Leaders to Cape Cod Church!

Cape Cod is known worldwide for sandy beaches and beautiful vistas. Thoreau famously said of Cape Cod, “A man may stand there and put all of America behind him.”  This is a place people come to reflect, refresh, and be inspired.  At Cape Cod Church we believe it is also a place to encounter God – with the world behind us, we discover the cross before us.

From the beginning, the Baptist Bible Fellowship has been a part of our story – partnering, mentoring, and celebrating with us since Tammy and I founded Cape Cod Church 24 years ago – so we are very excited to welcome the men and women of our Fellowship to Cape Cod, to serve the churches, pastors, staff, and leaders of the BBFI, and to inspire, encourage, equip, and challenge all who attend.

The BBFI has always been a fellowship of preachers – strong, clear, and convincing voices for the gospel calling people to Christ.  Following in that tradition, we have invited a diverse group of voices with a simple request to challenge, encourage, and inspire us for the work of the gospel.

We look forward to hosting you on Cape Cod.  Be sure to carve out some time to put the world behind you, to be refreshed, to take in the beauty of the region – and to listen, pray, and be inspired for the work God has put in your heart.

Live Fully!
Ben & Tammy Feldott

For more information and details, please visit our website.

June 2016 Fellowship Meeting

SOUL HEALTH: Tuesday, June 7, 2016

On June 7, Faith Baptist Church will be hosting the MaBBF Fellowship Meeting. We are honored to have Dr. Rex Keener, senior and founding pastor of Grace Fellowship Church in New York, with us.

There will be a continental breakfast when you arrive and our lunch will be catered by Pizza Barbone.

Schedule:
9:30 – 10:00 AM: Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 10:45 AM: First Session
10:45 – 11:00 AM: Break
11:00 – 11:45: Second Session
11:45 – 12:30 PM: Lunch
12:30 – 1:15 PM: Third Session
1:15 – 2:15 PM: Business Meeting

Discovery Church

DC-ChrisDuring the summer of 2005, Pastor Chris Willis was confronted with the fact that many Christian churches were either stagnant or in decline, and that fewer people in the northeast professed to having an exciting faith relationship with Jesus Christ than anywhere else in the United States. This information created a burning desire in Chris’ heart to move his family from their home in Texas to the Boston area to start a church that would reach into the lives of those who had given up on church, lost hope in religion, forgotten about faith, and others just looking for answers. This new church would be dynamic and relevant to today’s culture – not steeped in bygone traditions, but firmly founded on the unchanging truth of the Bible.

One by one the doors began to open and God provided in every way to bring Chris and his family to Boston to begin this amazing endeavor. He spent four years working and building relationships in the South Shore while completing his education at Boston Baptist College. Through these relationships, Chris helped a number of South Shore residents find their way to a vibrant, practical, and compelling faith that they never knew existed. These new Christians, along with several others from the Boston area who shared Chris’s vision, officially launched Discovery Church in an AMC movie theater.DC-Baptism

After about a year in the movie theater, Discovery Church moved into the nearby town of Weymouth and began focusing its efforts there. They met in the Weymouth High School for eight months and grew to about 65 in attendance. Then they took a step of faith and leased 4000 square feet of warehouse space and renovated it into an auditorium, an office, and kids ministry space. The project was completed and the church began services there in August of 2010. During these early years a number of MaBBF churches helped support Chris and his family and provide project funds and other kinds of support to assist the launching of Discovery Church. Up to this point Chris was working a full-time job in addition to pastoring the church. In 2011 he was able to go full-time with the church. The Lord continued to work and over the next three years the attendance grew to about 150 in 2 services with an auditorium only holding 100 chairs.

New-SpaceIn 2015 Discovery Church was able to lease additional space in the same building. Doubling their total square footage, the result was 50% more auditorium space, three times the kids ministry and welcome/lobby spaces, and the addition of a new student ministry center for teens. Discovery Church just celebrated its 7th anniversary, and is currently averaging around 200 in attendance in 2 Sunday morning services.

Their immediate ministry plans include launching a special needs children’s ministry on Easter Sunday in an effort to reach out to the more than 5000 families in their area who have special needs children. They also hope to finish their student center before Easter.

During the short life of Discovery Church they have seen more than 200 people make professions of faith and baptized over 80 of them. Discovery Church is continuing to plan, structure, and schedule for greater outreach and effectiveness. They are adding a Saturday night service for Easter 2016 not only to provide an extra service on a crowded weekend but with the intention of launching it as a regular service in the fall.

The Discovery Church family is excited about its future as it continues to carry out the Lord’s mission in and beyond Weymouth, MA. The MaBBF is glad to have had a significant role in helping Discovery become a thriving church in the greater Boston area.

March 2016 Meeting

Message from Pastor Sean Sears…

Hey Guys,

I know this is last minute but we’ve got Mark Jobe, New Life Community Church (newlifechicago.org), coming to Grace, on March 8th, for coaching. He is a missionary kid who planted his church in 1986 (at 21 years old), after graduating from Moody. Today they meet in 26 locations in the Chicagoland area.

Mark will be leading 3 sessions on “Restarting your Local Church”. Over half of their campuses are replants and they’ve learned a lot about infusing new life into plateaued churches. This will start at 9:30 and run through 1:00 p.m. (lunch will be provided for those who RSVP).

9:30 – 10:20 Session 1
10:30 – 11:20 Session 2
11:30 – 12:20 Session 3
12:30 – 1:00 Lunch (RSVP)
1:15 – 1:45 MaBBF Business Meeting

There is an additional Monday opportunity for those churches considering multi-site. Email stephanie@thatsgrace.org for more information about this or to RSVP for lunch. No cost for either of these.

God bless,
Sean Sears
Grace Church
thatsgrace.org

P.S. Feel free to forward this to anyone that would benefit.