Student Update March 21

Tomorrow night (Match 22) we’re talking about honoring your parents and your elders using some weird stories from the Bible.

Parents – you might want to have your kids here for this one!

See you at 6:15 in the Attic!


DNow Weekend – March 24 – 26, 2017

For those that have registered, DNow begins THIS Friday, March 24th.  Check-in is from 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Students can be dropped off anytime during those 30 minutes.  Please do not arrive earlier than 6:30 and be sure to eat dinner before you come. 

The weekend will wrap up after the 11:00 service in The Well. 

Church Family – for those of you that will providing meals or driving, be sure to remember your assignments! 

Please be praying for all of our students and college leaders this weekend!

A Balanced Disciple: Worship

Like a three-legged stool, the disciple of Jesus needs three areas of life working together. Seth Horrell teaches about “A Balanced Disciple: Worship” from Psalm 100:1-5.

Coaches drill it into you at the start, you need to be skilled with both hands (basketball) or both feet (soccer) if you want to be a masterful player. You have to work your weak side. For a believer, this means growth spiritually in three areas: worship, spiritual formation, and service. Today is about worship.

When we worship properly, we develop a godly perspective and begin to see the world properly.

Corporately, every nation, tribe, and tongue will be a part of worship, filled with people who are like me, and people who are not like me. Here is a great perspective, found in Psalm 100:3.

Two Questions We Must Ask:

1. What is my attitude during worship? Do I have an attitude of evaluation or of expectancy? Am I like a movie critic finding flaws or will I ask the question, “what is God saying to me?” even if the quality of the people on stage are less than perfect? The part that did not connect with me might be just the item that is connecting someone else to God in a very real way.

2. What am I bringing to worship? Bringing something means planning ahead and being prepared. We must always remember that the audience during worship is not US, but GOD himself watching us worship. He is the audience of ONE.

Awana Update for March 15

Our next AWANA is this Sunday from 5:00 – 6:30 pm!

THEME: March Madness – Win Gift Cards!

***Don’t forget to come early, wear tennis shoes, bring offering (a quarter), bring your handbook (older kids bring your Bible too) and get ready to have some fun! Clubbers must wear tennis shoes to AWANA or they cannot participate in Game Time.

Uniform- Parents please help your clubber show respect for their uniforms. Keep them clean and wrinkle free. Have them hang it up. Remind them they have worked really hard for their uniform and the awards on it and they should be very proud of it. Please make sure they have their name in it. Also they need to wear it to club not have it in their bag. Points are only given to the clubber if they are wearing their uniform. Last Sunday, put badges, pins & jewels on uniforms that were brought. As a result, you may have extra of these items, please bring them in when you remember!

LOOKING FORWARD – Here’s the rest of the schedule for AWANA this year!

  • Sun, Mar 26 – Crazy Hair Night – Try a new style!
  • Sun, April 2 – Service Night – Bring a written description signed by your parent describing a way you served this past week or dress as someone in a service profession.
  • Sun, April 9 – NO AWANA – Spring Break
  • Sun, April 16 – NO AWANA – Happy Easter
  • Sun April, 23 – Flops & Socks & Beat the Clock!
  • Fri, April 28 – AWANA Carnival!
  • Sun, April 30 – AWANA Closing Ceremony 5:00-6:30 pm (NOTE TIME CHANGE) in the Sanctuary. Friends and Families are invited!

See you Sunday!
Ellie & Karen

Our New Pastor

We are excited about Dr. Kenneth R. Pruitt and his family joining us at King’s Grant Baptist Church. Our pastor search team has been praying, seeking God, and diligently working for about 10 months.

The introduction weekend was March 10-12, and after the morning worship time on March 12, the church membership voted unanimously to call pastor Ken as our next senior pastor. The family is moving from Texas, and his actual start date has not been determined, but we have confidence that God’s timing is best. In the meantime, we continue to do the work that Christ has called us to do!

Ken Pruitt with his family Bethany, Nichole, Sarah Joy, and his wife Terry.

Door from Truth to Practice

This week was a special time at King’s Grant because today’s preacher is Dr. Kenneth R. Pruitt from Texas. He came to us in view of a call to be our senior pastor. The message is called, Discovering the Door from Truth to Practice, from Romans 12:1. This is a practical guide to Christian service.

After the worship time, we meet to discuss calling Ken to be our pastor and the decision was unanimously in favor.

Awana Update for March 10

For AWANA this Sunday March 12 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm!

THEME: March Madness Shamrock Night – Wear Green & Receive a Shamrock!

Need to Know This Week!

Plan to stay for Sunday Evening Gathering – This is the last one of this series!

Email me if you want to sign up for the final St. Patrick’s Day Parent’s Night Out (check your calendars!)

***Don’t forget to come early, wear tennis shoes, bring offering (a quarter), bring your handbook (older kids bring your Bible too) and get ready to have some fun! Clubbers must wear tennis shoes to AWANA or they cannot participate in Game Time.

Uniform- Parents please help your clubber show respect for their uniforms. Keep them clean and wrinkle free. Have them hang it up. Remind them they have worked really hard for their uniform and the awards on it and they should be very proud of it. Please make sure they have their name in it. Also they need to wear it to club not have it in their bag. Points are only given to the clubber if they are wearing their uniform. Last Sunday, put badges, pins & jewels on uniforms that were brought. As a result, you may have extra of these items, please bring them in when you remember!

ST PATRICK’S DAY – Parent’s Night Out
Last Week to Sign Up!

  • Who: All Kids 6th Grade and younger
  • What: Includes Dinner, Fun Activities, Crafts and a Movie!
  • When: Friday, March 17 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Where: KGBC – Harvest Hall

Pastoral Candidate Weekend:

Saturday, March 11th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the church – we will have a time for the entire church to hear Ken Pruitt’s testimony and have a chance to ask questions. There will be a dessert fellowship afterwards for a meet and greet time.

There is NO Sunday School this Sunday, March 12th. There will be one service at 10:00 am in the Sanctuary to hear Pastor Pruitt preach.

Don’t forget to set your clocks forward for Daylight Savings Time!

Student Update March 7

From Beth Anderson:

DNOW Registration is going on for one more week! Encourage your student to invite their friends! Details below.

Tomorrow night (March 8) is a Wendy’s Wednesday! It’s right after Bible Study. Invite a friend!

Tomorrow night (March 8) is a Question and Answer Night!

Ask any question about anything… faith, the Bible, life, relationships, family, it’s up to you! Come with some good questions!

Our Theme for the Weekend:

“For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen & heard” – Acts 4:20

Relentless is centered around one idea: If you were put into a situation where you had to choose Christ, but by doing so you would lose everything, including maybe even your life, would you still do it? Are you willing to pursue Jesus in a way where nothing else comes first?

It won’t be easy. But here’s a secret: few things truly worth having are. Your relationship with Christ is no different.

Relentless: Pursuing Christ at All Cost, will help teenagers understand the 4 main concepts that define a relentless faith: praise, personal evangelism, prayer, and persecution. Your students will see how viewing their faith through these concepts will change their life, and change the world.

Your Servant is Listening

Our preacher this Sunday was Seth Horrell, with a message called, Your Servant is Listening, from 1 Samuel 3:1-10.

It is difficult to watch part 2 of a movie trilogy when you have not seen part 1… so this story about Samuel has a prequel about Hannah (1 Samuel 1-2).

The times: God was distant, his word was rare. The people were in darkness.

Eli’s sons had become corrupt, and Eli’s line would be replaced. Something new was about to come on the scene. There was renewed hope. The lamp had not yet gone out on God’s People.

The noise of our culture will often prevent us from hearing God’s voice. If we desire to be productive, we need to find a place to focus our attention. We must anticipate hearing his revelation.

We are a multigenerational congregation and there are opportunities to fill the role of Samuel or Eli. Older people can lead the way to investing into younger people like Samuel. Younger Samuels can seek out seasoned believers (an Eli) to learn and grow.

Notice that while Samuel was actively involved in “church,” he did not yet know the Lord. It can happen here, too, because we often raise our kids in church but do not raise them in the Christ.

Samuel tells Eli that a new priest is on the way… and Eli graciously affirmed that God will do that which is good for him. Samuel is speaking and something new is coming.