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Lay Ministry Weekend
Leaders: Fred Couch & Pastor Heath Hawkins

 

New Hope Baptist Church

Lay MinistryWeekend

March 9-11, 2012

 

The Lay Ministry Weekend is an opportunity to re-awaken the church to its purpose and passion. It takes believers, wherever they are in their spiritual journey, and refreshes them with a godly perspective of their role in service to others. This is an inward journey that renews and restores the love of Christ to those who have drifted away from their commitment. This weekend also brings the church body together as a family.

"Therefore repent and turn back, that your sins may be wiped out so that seasons of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord" - Acts 3:19

We hope that you will make plans today to make sure that your entire family takes part in New Hope's Lay Renewal Weekend.  The entire family is encouraged to attend.  This include adults, youth and kids.  

Currently we are focusing on "Our Daily Bread" as a church wide devotional book.  This will help us focus on all looking at the same material and give us a common midset of prayer.  Some devotion booklets are available, but if you do not have the booklet, click on the title above to read the devotion online.  It is also available as a link on the church homepage, look just under the calendar.  At the website you can also subscribe to the devotion for free and it will be email to your email inbox each day.

Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

Lay Renewal Weekend Schedule

Thursday (March 8, 2012)
5:00 p.m. ............................. 24-Hour Prayer Vigil Starts

Friday (March 9, 2012)
5:00 p.m............................... Visiting team prayer/ prep meeting with Pastor & Chairperson
6:00-6:45 p.m. .................... Church-wide Fellowship Dinner for entire church in FLC (Ham Dinner)
6:45 p.m. ............................. Nursery opens
7:00 p.m. ............................. Teaching Session 1 – All meet in Sanctuary
9:00 p.m. ............................. Group reports and closing prayer time: everyone in sanctuary

Saturday (March 10, 2012)
7:30 a.m............................... Breakfast:  Host Families & guests in FLC
8:00 a.m. ............................. Visiting team prayer/prep meeting with Pastor and Chairperson
8:45 a.m. ............................. Nursery opens (Remains open until 2 pm, except during lunch)
9:00 a.m............................... Teaching Session 2 – All meet in Sanctuary
10:15 a.m. ........................... Coffee Groups in Church members’ Homes for Adults (Travel Time)
12:00-12:45 p.m. ............... Church-wide lunch (Beans & Soup)
1:00 p.m. ............................. Group Discussions - Men in FLC, Women in Sanctuary
............................................... Youth and children continue with their classes/activities.

 2:00-5:30 p.m. .................... Free time

4:30 p.m. ............................. Visiting team prayer/prep meeting with Pastor and Chairperson
5:30-6:00 p.m...................... Fellowship dinner for entire church family (Spaghetti Dinner)
6:00 p.m. ............................. Nursery opens
6:15 p.m. ............................. Teaching Session 3 – All meet in Sanctuary
8:30 p.m. ............................. Church Affirmation Service - Everyone meets in FLC

Sunday(March 11, 2012)
7:30 a.m............................... Breakfast:  Host Families & guests in FLC
8:30 a.m. ............................. Visiting team prayer/prep meeting with Pastor and Chairperson
10:00 a.m. ...................................... Teaching Session 4 – Adults meet in Sanctuary
 .............................................. (Children & Youth with Visiting Leader in SS Classes)
11:00 a.m. ........................... Morning Worship Service in Sanctuary
12:30 p.m. ........................... Lunch:  Host Families, guests and church Family
1:00 p.m............................... Visiting team leaves after lunch

 5:30 p.m. ............................. Church-wide Commitment and Evaluation Service - The church has a chance to openly discuss and evaluate the weekend and to share what the Holy Spirit has said to them. This is the highlight of the weekend.

For more information, video and testimonies about how Lay Renewal Weekends around the country (CLICK HERE) to visit the North American Mission Board website.  If link does not work go to www.churchrenewaljourney.net.