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521 Conference & MaBBF Meeting a Huge Success

Ministry leaders from across the northeast were encouraged, trained, and challenged yesterday at the 521 Conference for pastors. Keynote guest speakers were authors and pastors Larry Osborne of North Coast Church in the San Diego area, and Carey Nieuwhof of Connexus Church outside of Toronto, Canada. Many other speakers led breakout workshops. Close to four hundred pastors benefitted from the day.

Pastors and staff of MaBBF churches met over lunch to discuss current efforts and future plans to continue helping pastors lead growing and reproducing churches. Chairman John Kerns cast the vision for the MaBBF to raise $20,000 this year for church planting. $13,000 has already come in! If you or your church would like to be part of helping church planters in Massachusetts and New England you can send a check written to “MaBBF” to: MaBBF, P.O. Box 751, Pittsfield, MA 01202.
God is much at work in New England, and the MaBBF is poised to play an important role in carrying out the mission. Click here to learn more about the Massachusetts Baptist Bible Fellowship.

AWESOME MaBBF REGIONAL MEETING AT GRANITE UNITED CHURCH


Over 100 pastors, missionaries, and church planters showed up for our first Regional MaBBF meeting at Granite United Church in Salem, NH. It was an awesome time of worship, prayer, fellowship, challenge, and encouragement!

A couple of highlights:

  • “The miracles happen outside the boat – ask Peter.”
  • “Faith is God’s love language.” Hebrews 11:6
  • “Give someone a task and it will connect them to you. Entrust someone with a responsibility and you develop a leader.”

Thanks to Pastor Anthony Milas and his team for hosting such a great meeting.

For information about our next meeting, click here: Regional Breakfasts.

LifeSource Paves the Way to Outreach

In September of 2014 Pastor Walt Grayum challengedLifeSource Church Logo his church to remove an obstacle that hindered the church’s opportunities to reach people – a parking lot that was falling apart and presented a poor image to the community. The church took the challenge to heart and img_6002-1began raising the money. Many gave generously and consistently, and two years later to the very week the project was completed! The LifeSource Church family is expressing their gratitude to God for enabling them to accomplish this large and expensive project.

Faith Baptist Reaches Out to the Underprivileged

Faith Baptist Church of Osterville, MA, partnered with the YMCA of Cape fbc
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to supply backpacks to underprivileged students in the community. Many students start the school year lacking some of the necessary supplies to have a great education experience, and this outreach builds a bridge to the community by meeting this need. This is the third year Faith Baptist has partnered with the YMCA in this event. They were able to supply 49 students with backpacks for the upcoming school year. The backpacks were given away during a cookout at a YMCA campground where church volunteers were able to Faith Baptist Backpacksinteract with the families and also personally hand out the bags they supplied to the students. Pastor John Kerns described the event, “It was a great evening of sharing the love of Jesus with our community.”

Promoting Missionaries and Church Planters

ResizeImageMissionaries and Church Planters have a new opportunity to introduce themselves to all of the churches of the Baptist Bible Fellowship International represented at the national meeting  September 19-21. Pastor Ben Feldott, Cape Cod Church, is inviting all missionaries and church planters to take advantage of this great opportunity. Here’s his letter:

“Hey everyone,
“I wanted to pass this along for all of our missionary and church planting friends planning to attend the September meeting on Cape Cod.

“Instead of the usual presentation by 1 or 2 missionaries we are trying to give every missionary and church planter present a bit of exposure from the stage. We know that one of the benefits of these meetings is connecting church and missionaries together. To help that process we are creating Missionary / Church Planter Intro Videos.

“These will introduce yourself, your family, and your mission to the assembled pastors, leaders and church staff at the conference. We can’t have everyone on stage time. BUT… the Cape Cod Church team will give you the opportunity to shoot a 20-second video clip telling everyone who you are and what you’re doing (or planning to do) for the Kingdom. “Twenty Seconds to Make Your Mark,” if you will. We’ll shoot the videos on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at the church (in The Park nursery area), including contact information and then show during the evening general sessions Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Interested? You can sign-up ahead of time by clicking on the link below.

“We are looking forward to seeing each of you in September!

“Ben Feldott”

Click here to sign up.

 

Heritage Park On the Move

EmailPastor2[5][22]Heritage Baptist Church in Burlington, MA, under Pastor Curt Wiedenroth‘s leadership is focused on Fellowship, Unity, and Neighbors (F.U.N.!) this summer and continuing into the fall.

It’s always encouraging to see good things going on in our churches!

What’s Happening In Your Neck of the Woods?

Welcome to the place where we’ll share news about what’s happening in our churches. Doesn’t have to be mind-blowing or hugely fantastic, just what’s going on in your church. VBS? Special outreach? Big day? Musical? Fellowship night? Concert? …? Let me know and we’ll celebrate with you here on this page!Walt Grayum

Don’t worry about writing it perfectly. Just send me your info and I’ll write and edit as needed. If you happen to have some photos, send them along, too. Let’s encourage each other with news about what the Lord is doing in our churches.

Look forward to hearing from you!

Walt Grayum, BBFI Communications Director, mabbfwalt@gmail.com

Cape Cod Church Excited About Hosting National Meeting

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The Cape Cod Church family is very excited about hosting the National Meeting of the Baptist Bible Fellowship International September 19-21. It’s an honor to have it in New England. The meeting’s location on Cape Cod makes the national meeting accessible for pastors and churches all over New England.

Pastor Feldott invites everyone to join them for all or even just part of the meeting. All of the details are available at Cape Cod Church’s web site.

LifeSource Church Hosts Parenting Workshop

LifeSource Church LogoTwenty-four parents are gathering every Wednesday night in July and August at a local restaurant to work together on becoming more effective parents. The summer workshop, entitled “Arrow Making,” provides an interactive approach to the nitty-gritty issues of parenting. Many young people overcome really bad non-Christian home and parenting situations and still ended up serving Christ faithfully. Far fewer young people overcome Christian parents who are lukewarm or hypocritical.

Parents have the greatest influence on the upbringing of their children, a lot more influence than the youth group they attend a couple of hours a week. The pastors of LifeSource are convinced that the key to training up young people to be faithful disciples in the church is training their parents to be faithful at raising their children to be disciples. They are so convinced of this that, as Youth Pastor Matt Grayum puts it, “If I had to choose between having a youth group or a parents group, without question I’d choose the parents group.” LifeSource has both kinds of groups, and their prayer is that parents and youth group working together will produce many young people who love and follow Christ.

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Grace Church Reaches Out Through Movie Nights

Grace Church is reaching out to four communities this summer with outdoor movie nights. Pastor Sean12573207_10153203489062077_9145713053525859933_n Sears says that this has been a great way to help people make their first connection with Grace Church, and has often led to people making a visit on a Sunday morning. The four communities are Stoughton, Randolph, Canton, and Braintree.ThatsGrace