BMA OF KANSAS & WESTERN MISSOURI
B APTIST H ERALD S EPTEMBER /O CTOBER 2011 Parrish to Join Lifeword Staff Donny Parrish will become Lifeword’s chief creative officer when he joins the staff January 1, 2012, according to an announcement by Executive Director Steve Crawley. Parrish comes with over thirty years of ministry experience, most recently serving as the executive pastor of worship for Fellowship Church in Forney, Texas, where he has ministered since 2000. He has also served as the conference ministry director for DiscipleGuide Church Resources, as well as the director of student missions for the BMA Missions Department, roles that he will continue when he moves to Lifeword. In his new position, Parrish will help provide leadership for the ministry’s creative team. “Donny’s extensive experience in various facets of media production, the arts, and student missions combine to make him uniquely qualified for this role. He will help lead our talented production team in an effort to target young people around the world with gospel programming and discipleship follow-up,” Crawley said. “The Barna Group’s research reveals that 87% of people who come to Christ make that decision before their twenty-first birthday. We are planning to focus on reaching into this window of opportunity with future programming.” Parish will also help lead Lifeword’s 03B (Other 3 Billion) Project. This effort will build on a new facet of Lifeword’s ministry that will involve further utilization of the worldwide web as a communication platform, adding to the ministry’s terrestrial broadcast programs. “Lifeword is a ministry that seeks to reach where no missionary can go and where no preacher can preach,” Parrish said. “With the almost daily introduction of new and exciting communication technologies, Lifeword has the potential to reach the entire world with the Gospel. I'm honored, humbled and excited that Bro. Steve has asked me to play a role in the future of Lifeword.” Parrish and his wife, Datha, have been married for over thirty years. They have two daughters, Brittany, already in heaven, and Samantha, a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University with a degree in musical theatre.
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F ROM THE E DITOR I’m continuing the series of lessons that God the Father has taught this father…
Lessons from the Father “Honor begins at home!” Just last night, my wife Angela & I made a trip to the theaters to watch the movie “Courageous”. This is the recently released movie from the creators of Fireproof (which if you have yet to see it, you must). Courageous is a story focused primarily on the lives of four fathers that work as patrolmen in Albany, GA. Each family faces their own set of problems & difficulties, but none more prominent than the loss of a 9-yearold daughter in the midst of a car accident due to a drunk driver. I can only imagine the physical loss of a child & the emotions that come along with it. That tragedy will test the fabric of your marriage & the internal strength of who you are as a person. The tragedy (like many others in our lives) is an opportunity to fail or an opportunity to soar. I highly recommend seeing Courageous to each of you. I promise that it will challenge you as a father. It even will challenge you as a mother. But it will also challenge you as a person. You will leave the theater encouraged to boldly commit to courageously draw out honorable living in yourself & those around you. I have been challenged so that my two sons will have the example in me that God intended. “The Resolution” from the movie is as follows: ◊ I DO solemnly resolve before God to take full responsibility for myself, my wife, and my children. ◊ I WILL love them, protect them, serve them, and teach them the Word of God as the spiritual leader of my home. ◊ I WILL be faithful to my wife, to love and honor her, and be willing to lay down my life for her as Jesus Christ did for me. ◊ I WILL bless my children and teach them to love God with all of their hearts, all of their minds, and all of their strength. ◊ I WILL train them to honor authority and live responsibly. ◊ I WILL confront evil, pursue justice, and love mercy. ◊ I WILL pray for others and treat them with kindness, respect, and compassion. ◊ I WILL work diligently to provide for the needs of my family. ◊ I WILL forgive those who have wronged me and reconcile with those I have wronged. ◊ I WILL learn from my mistakes, repent of my sins, and walk with integrity as a man answerable to God. ◊ I WILL seek to honor God, be faithful to His church, obey His Word, and do His will. ◊ I WILL courageously work with the strength God provides to fulfill this resolution for the rest of my life and for His glory. http://www.courageousthemovie.com/
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M ISSIONS D IRECTOR R EPORT My, what a great start to our new associational year. Income is still steady, Missionaries are sending great reports and God is adding to our churches. Remember to pray for all three of our projects: ◊ State Missions – Jamie Jones family of North Lake Church in Smithville, Missouri ◊ Interstate Missions – Brad Faulk of Summit Church in West Pasco, Washington ◊ Foreign Missions – Bogdan & Daniela Bilav of Romania It is exciting to read about these missionaries through the Gleaner and we will try to update as much as we can. They are also supposed to send an article to the Baptist Herald and you can keep up with
their success and their needs. Bro. Jamie Jones reported 104 present in the worship service with nine baptisms on July 24th. Praise the Lord. Bro. Brad Faulk reported that they are now in a building at a cost they can afford and God has sent people to them that they have had contact with earlier. Praise the Lord. The work in Romania continues to grow and they need our prayers daily for the work God is doing there. Praise the Lord. On a personal note, Grace Baptist is still helping the people of Joplin, Missouri with their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. They have served over 25,000 meals, Completed over1900 projects, delivered many sheds to the people who last everything, and served over 4000 people through
our distribution trailers. Hundreds of volunteers, including many of our Kansas and Western Missouri Churches, have been here to help. Thank you for all you have done and are doing. The shed projects, through the help of Lowe’s corporate offices are now being built for only $650 each. If you would like to purchase one of these for someone who needs it, please mark your check “for sheds.” May God bless you all is my prayer. Fred A. Vogel
Date - Saturday, March 31, 2012 Registration - 9:30 am Seminar - 10:00 am
Place - Heritage Baptist Church Nevada, Missouri
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GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH
The end of July is always exciting with 3130 S. Wall Avenue Church camp. This year the speaker was Steven Carroll. He is a youth Joplin, MO 64804 leader from Fellowship Baptist church Bro. Fred Vogel, Pastor in Forney, TX. The kids enjoyed themWe hope everyone enjoyed their sum- selves and all the activities camp has to mer and found some way to escape the offer. There was 51 saved this year with heat. We have been continuing with 8 from our church. our relief efforts, handing out everyday Church camp was followed by youth needs to those affected by the tornado. Sunday. We always appreciate the Volunteers keep coming in to help with youth using their talents and serve our clean up and repair of houses. We have church in leading worship and taking been blessed greatly by what God has offering. Bro. Muchengetwa brings us done here and continues to do through the message on youth Sunday. our church. August brings us dog days and back to SFC-had a great summer with all the school! Dog Days is a men and boys activities and adventures they went on: camp out designed to bring the guys they had fun at Dickerson Park Zoo, together for some discipleship and they went on a nature walk at Wild Cat some goofing off. Its good to see the Glades, toured Big Brutus, discovered men and boys have such a good time the Bluff Dwellers Cave and the annual camping. swimming party. It was a great summer and all the kids and sponsors enjoyed Our back to school bash was a little different this year. This year we had the trips despite the heat. some help getting back packs full of TFC-also enjoyed their adventures this supplies to the kids of our community. summer. They went swimming, canoeThis school will be different for the kids ing, paint balling; they went to Silver in our community as we have lost a few Dollar City and the IMAX Theater in schools, we wanted to help in everyway Branson. They also served our commupossible to make this school year easier nity by helping to clean up, and volun- for not only the kids but the parents as teer in the relief trailers. We have a well. great bunch of teenagers who love servOn the 6th of august the ladies held a ing God by serving others. baby shower brunch for Valerie Taylor. She is expecting her first baby in Sep-
tember. We are excited for her and her family. There was also a Wedding Celebration for Priscilla Taylor and Logan Simon on the 21st, who will be joined in marriage on September 3rd. Our church is so excited for all involved!
CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
FUTURE leaders!! What a great investment in the lives of these kids!
held a golf tournament and garage sale to raise funds for our youth department. Our VBS wouldnâ€™t have been a success without the help of all the teachers & YOUTH volunteers. Pastor What do a garage sale, VBS, camp & a Ray and Bro. Les took four of our golf tournament all have in common? youth to church camp and had a FANWell at Cornerstone the common TASTIC time!! The YOUTH are our thread is our YOUTH! The church
904 S. Madison Raymore, MO 64083 Bro. Ray Adams, Pastor
We want to welcome our newest members, Bonny & Ann Kumbani, Lonnie VanVolkinburg Jr., Steve & Sue Schauer, Lincoln Martin, Toby Hughes, Dylan Keller and Ginger Parker. God continues to grow our family, we are blessed.
As school begins again, our children and youth programs will be starting up again. Please be in prayer for all the kids as they begin school that they might be bold in carrying the name of JESUS to their friends and schools!!
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FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 17245 East Kentucky Rd. Independence, MO 64058 Bro. Alan Ettinger, Pastor
We've been working our way through the long hot summer. At Faith we are looking forward to taking part in the Lifeword Walk For the World on Sept. 17th. I liked what I saw in 1 Kings in the Quiz and our studies so well that we have continued the study and our Sunday AM messages are now in the lives of Elijah and Elisha. It's really a case of "the more things change, the more they remain the same" because of the parallels to modern life in the Word of God. MEADOWSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 1406 South Rouse Pittsburg, KS 66762
By the time you read this, you will already know that we are excited and pleased that Bro. Aaron Polok accepted our call as pastor of Meadowside. His first Sunday with us was July 31, and we are glad to welcome him and Sis. Jenae as our newest members. They are no strangers to Meadowside and we look forward to working alongside them to honor and glorify our Lord and Savior. A surprise fellowship was held in their honor as our new pastor and wife and also for Bro. Aaron's 30th birthday, Sunday morning, August 14, following our morning service. We appreciate their families coming from Galena to help surprise them. We want to thank Bro. Wayne Jones, Bro. Much Bgoni, Bro. Aaron Polok, Bro. Scott McDonald, Bro. Steve Crandall, Bro. Joseph Smith, and Bro. Mike Gaster for filling our pulpit while we were seeking God's direction and the man He had for us. Continue to pray for Bro. Don and Sis. Connie Alexander as they seek God's will in their lives.
On Sunday August 21, as Sunday School ended we noticed some motorcycles and cars showing up for worship. It turned out that several of my co-workers from Harley-Davidson had decided to come visit Faith in honor of my Aug. 27 55th birthday (spending that weekend out of town with family). I was totally surprised and they brought lots of others with them and covered lots of miles to get there. The sermon of the day was in 1 Kings.. the contest between God and Baal at Mount Carmel. Needless to say I was in a lot of prayer about that message because when we get that type of opportunity we are mindful of the diversity of background/baggage in the lives
and souls present and it is a given that there will be skepticism but we are called to lift up Christ and preach salvation by grace. All my co-workers who were there spoke of the uplift in spirit they felt so we say Praise God and I covet your prayers that we will see salvations and lives changed.
I do believe our VBS was held during one of the hottest weeks of the summer, August 1. Temperatures soared well above 102 each day and by the time to start at 6:30 p.m., it hadn't cooled off any. Our attendance was down compared to last year, but the spirits of everyone was high and the week just flew by. Our theme was "Big Jungle Adventure" and we had a great time. Praise the Lord, 4 children were saved and their smiles and excitement just filled our hearts. A big thank you to Bro. Matt and Sis. Amy Evans for sponsoring our youth at camp this year and to Michelle Hardister as camp nurse. The weather was extremely hot, but I don't think by reports given, that it slowed the kids down any. I heard a few adults say they looked for shade trees and lawn chairs, but all in all, it was a great week. Our kids and adults came back excited and challenged by Bro. Andy's messages as well as the evening devotionals. A big thank you to everyone for giving of yourselves to make camp a success for our youth. Our deepest sympathy is extended to Sis. June Garver in the loss of her husband, Bro. Jim Garver. Bro. Jim was in failing health and unable to attend
services for quite some time. But when he was able to worship with his, he always had a big smile on his face and a hardy and warm handshake. We know it's hard for Sis. June and family, but they know he's in a better place and not suffering anymore. We know God will give them the strength and comfort they need. God is so good and we look forward to continuing our service to Him in the days ahead. Until next time. . . Sharon Evans, Reporter
Keep all our members and faithful in prayer. Our older members have family members who've had failing health and lost loved ones. As parents and grandparents the joy and the burden of our young ones is ever before us in these times. Praying for your churches and mission! Alan Ettinger, Pastor
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 8th & Shawnee Kansas City, KS 66105
Greetings from First Missionary Baptist Church of Kansas City, Kansas! This may be the last time I write that. We are considering changing the name of the church to help with a fresh start. "The Lighthouse" seems to be our top choice right now. Does anyone out there have another suggestion? HARMONY HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH 1701 East Salem Drive Independence, MO 64056 Bro. Ron Keogh, Pastor
June was a very busy month. We welcomed Dorothy Clement and Brittany Sloan to our Church Family by Baptism and Karen and Norman Scaggs by let-
We continue to serve the Lord to our best ability. We are few in numbers but huge in prayers. We have had a few visitors and our regulars. We are blessed by the Smith family that attends fairly often as well as Joel Worthington. Please keep Dorotha Lingelbach in your prayers. We thank you all for your prayers and help with her health problems at camp. She continues to improve.
Pray with us as we search for a Pastor and work to get the Parsonage into shape for the new Pastor to live in. We have a lot of work to do physically and spiritually with few workers and a Great Big God to get it done. May God bless you all in a great and mighty way. Ben Stallings, reporter
ter. We also had a very successful Spring Fair. The money was put to good use. This year Vacation Bible School was a beach theme. On the last night we had a picnic and a very wet visit from a local Fire Truck. Kids had a great time. Church Camp was also a great time and two of our young girls were saved. In August the Anchormen were her for the morning service. It
was a great concert. On the last service in August we had a fun day for the kids with all kinds of fun, games and food. Until next timeâ€Ś Cathy Proctor, Reporter
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH P.O. Box 218 Galena, KS 66739 Bro. Jeff Swart, Pastor
Greetings to our Sister Churches. We give all honor and praise to Almighty God for His unending goodness and answered prayers. In the past few months, we have added to our membership the following: Ruth Mishler, Gary and Rayma Wilson, and Brandi Adams by Letter; Jared Carver, Chad Shepherd, Madyson Gipson, Jacob Swan, Chase Keyser, Mike Keyser, Dominic and Isaiah Dunaway, and Gage Girton by Baptism. In addition, Gracie Foster, Cheyanne Miller, Susie Schwabenlander, Cody Tapp, and Breanna Meyr gave their hearts to Jesus and were saved. And Miss Carli Holt made public the call of God upon her life to serve as a short-term missionary. Isn’t God Good? July saw 13 youth and 7 sponsors head to San Antonio for SOAR, and they had a wonderful time. Then 51 of our own attended Beth-Eden Bible camp, where they spent the week drawing closer to God and each other. Happy Anniversary to Pastor Jeff and Sis. Debbie as they recently celebrated their second year of ministry at FBC. It has been a fruitful 2 years, and we thank God for bringing them here to serve with us. It was with mixed emotions that we accepted the resignation of Bro. Aaron Polok as Student Pastor, as he recently accepted the Sr. Pastorate at Meadowside Baptist. We are thrilled for him to fulfill the Lord’s call on his life, but sad to see him leave the Student Ministry. Aaron
and Jenae have been tremendous blessings to our church, and we will miss them terribly. However, God was faithful to fill the void as Kellen Ryan accepted the call as our new Student Pastor. He has grown up here at First Baptist, and is already well on his way in leading and youth. Good luck, Aaron, Jenae, and Kellen, in your new areas of ministry!
weighing 7 lb. 2 oz., and Jeremy and Becki Matthews welcomed Jacob Wayne on September 23rd. Congratulations to the parents and families of these little ones!
Our nursery is ever-growing, with the addition of five new bundles of joy. Gerald and Kristin Wagner welcomed daughter Lola Kathryn on July 12th. Emma Steele Meyr, daughter of Matt and Breanna, was born August 20th, weighing 8 lb. 1 oz. Adalynn Marie, daughter of Chase Keyser, was born August 29th, weighing 8 lb. 1 ounce and measuring 20 inches in length. Lakyn Marie Strong, daughter of Kelsie and Dustin, was born September 18th,
can be assured of a glorious reunion in Heaven someday.
Congratulations also go to Bill and Herbertta Coble AND Gary and Rayma Wilson on their 50th Wedding Anniversaries! This Christhonoring achievement is an inspiration to us all and one that few couSeptember was a busy month as we ples reach today. began a new AWANA year. The Our hearts were shocked and sadkids are excited to get back in the dened at the unexpected death of swing of things and are hard at work longtime member Jim LaTurner. memorizing Bible verses. Sis. Deb- “Mr. Jim” could be seen every Sunbie is once again leading our day morning with a big smile on his Women’s Bible Study, as we seek face collecting Sunday School offerwisdom in the book of Proverbs; ing and roll books, and making the and we are proud to host the weekly rounds to pass out bubblegum to all area-wide Men’s Prayer Breakfasts. the kids. He served our women The anniversary of 9-11 allowed us faithfully each year at the Mother’s to honor our local police, fire, and Day banquet, dressed as Santa at emergency responders and present Christmas, and loved the Lord with them with tokens of our apprecia- all his heart. To say he will be tion. We certainly value the dedica- missed is an understatement, but to tion to their professions and pray for know that we will see him again one safety in the line of duty. And fi- day is balm to our souls. We offer nally we honored all the wonderful our sympathies to Sis. Judi, Traci, Grandparents with gifts of “kisses”, and Kristi, and their families. ConHershey kisses that is! Nothing dolences also go to the family of Bob compares to the love of a grandpar- Dunkle, who lost a courageous batent, and we are so thankful for tle with cancer. Bob knew the Lord, them. and because of that his loved ones
We are honored to have the privilege of ordaining Aaron Polok to the ministry on Saturday, November 5th at 2:00 pm , and invite everyone to join us. This is a great day in the ministry of Aaron and Jenae, and we hope you can attend. Leigh Ryan Reporter
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