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FROM OUR SENIOR PASTOR, DR. WADE BIBB SUNDAY’S MESSAGE Sunday, July 7 “Give Me That Old Time Religion?” Acts 2:37-47 Dr. Wade Bibb 9:00 am - Worship 10:30 am - Sunday School

SUNDAY EVENINGS AT CENTRAL Sunday, June 30 - August 11 No Sunday Evening Services

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE July 10 4:30 pm - Family Supper 5:45 pm - Prayer, Announcements 6:00 pm - Bible Study based on Andy Griffith Episodes

Community. We use the term frequently. We have community banks, community parks, and community colleges. We even have virtual communities and online communities. What do they all have in common? People with a shared interest or a shared goal. We are all part of some community – communities of gardeners, sports fans, car fanatics, quilters, runners, musicians… well, you get the idea. It seems to me that Jesus was also creating a community of people interested in God – God's plans, God's activities, the worship of God, listening for God, finding God, sharing God, serving God…well, you get the idea. What does it mean to be "in community" with that group? Does that make us different? Should we dress differently? Eat differently? Spend differently? Vacation differently? Entertain differently? This summer we are asking questions about living in Christian Community in the 21st century. Christian community should have some impact on how we treat one another, share with one another, grieve with each other, celebrate with each other…well, you get the idea. The apostle Paul uses an old Jewish image, that of "the chosen" (Col. 3:12) to uniquely capture what it means to be in "God community." Henri Nouwen explores the implications of chosenness when he writes: "When we claim and constantly reclaim the truth of being the chosen ones, we soon discover within ourselves a deep desire to reveal to others their own chosenness. Instead of making us feel that we are better, more precious or valuable than others, our awareness of being chosen opens our eyes to the chosenness of others. That is the great joy of being chosen: the discovery that others are chosen as well. There is a place for everyone - a unique, special place. Once we deeply trust that we ourselves are precious in God's eyes, we are able to recognize the preciousness of others and their unique places in God's heart." Unity and Diversity. Invite a neighbor or co-worker to discover what it means to be "chosen," to find his or her place in God. We call that opportunity "Summer Breeze."

Summer Sundays July 7 - The Lord’s Supper


July 14 - Carolyn Blevins

Carson-Newman University

July 21 - Dr. David Crocker Operation Inasmuch

THE ULTIMATE SECURITY BY DR. LARRY W. FIELDS, PASTOR EMERITUS I volunteered to help recently in the three day Camp Central Basketball Camp for boys and girls. Activities Director Laura Cole and Camp Director Cliff Helton asked me to serve on the security team. I was to be responsible for keeping an eye on the outdoor courts to make sure that no unauthorized person could approach the children and their counselors. Before some of you become amused that a soon to be 70 year old retired preacher was serving as security let me assure you that CBB member Brian Williams, a sheriff’s deputy, was also present, in uniform, with weapon at his side and in his squad car so I had back up. To be honest the chances of some strange person coming on our property with the intent to harm our children was remote but I am very thankful for our strict child protection policies at Central Baptist Bearden. We will always err on the side of caution. The camp was most successful with the kids learning basketball skills from a fine group of high school and college student athletes, some of whom shared their Christian testimony with the campers in large group meetings. The camp was climaxed with a rally where two surprise guests appeared. They were former CBB members and present NFL stars Britton Colquitt (Denver Broncos) and Dustin Colquitt (Kansas City Chiefs) who shared their faith in Christ and were willing to stay until every camper was able to get autographs. We have security policies in place at our church not only for protecting our children but also for other members and guests. We have uniformed officers on site at any major church function. In this day and time, we must be more security conscious. The world is not as safe as it used to be. And despite our best effort there is no way that we can guarantee that we have complete protection and security. That is except for one important kind of security. I am speaking about the eternal security we have from God through Jesus Christ. When true believers put their faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, they have eternal security and no one can take it away. Jesus said in John 10:25-26, “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them; and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.” I am thankful for a church that has detailed security policies in place to protect our members with the realization that despite our best efforts there could be a slight chance for a security failure. And I am especially thankful that in Christ believers have security that can never fail. It comes with a lifetime guarantee and an eternal guarantee. Now that is the ultimate security!



Wednesday, July 10

The Introduction Class will be on Thursday, July 11, at First Baptist Concord, 11704 Kingston Pike. The course will be taught in the Missions Office Training Center. Cost of the class is $36.00. Registration is 5:15 - 6:00 pm and the class will be from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. To pre-register, please contact Sarah Scheafnocker via e-mail at or call (865) 2881648. Questions may be referred to Mark Moreland, (865) 450-1000, ext. 143 or

6:00 pm, Conference Room A Everyone welcome!

PICTORIAL CHURCH DIRECTORIES If you had your photo taken, please pick up your pictorial directory at the receptionist desk. If you were not able to have your photo taken, you may also obtain a copy from the receptionist desk. A $5 donation is suggested.


FY 2012-13 MINISTRY GIVING JUNE 30 (Week 01) Budget Contributions $47,873 Capital Improvements $1,125 Total Designated $2,626 This Week’s Total $50,499 Budget Needs YTD $3,749,051 Budget Received YTD $3,594,068 UNDER Budget YTD $154,983 ATTENDANCE FOR JUNE 30 Morning Worship Sunday School

830 900

SUMMER BREEZE JUNE 30-AUGUST 11 There will be one worship service in the Sanctuary at 9:00 am and one Bible Study hour at 10:30 am. Dr. Harold Bryson will teach the book of Revelation in the open Sanctuary class at 10:30 am. Classes and individuals are welcome. Sunday’s lesson will be “God’s Word about Worship,” Revelation 4-5.


NEW MEMBER Central Baptist B e a r d e n welcomes new member Sophia Erwin who joined by profession of faith.

Commit to pray for your church as we all go about the mission of God.

MISSIONS PRAYER FOCUS Moscow, Russia June 28 - July 14 Ron Leadbetter will be leading a return trip to meet with pastors and young adult leaders at Paradigma Evangelical Church in Moscow. There will be an exploratory mission to Penza seeking opportunities to combine existing ESL opportunities with VBS - type activity. Exuma, Bahamas June 28 - July 6 Daniel Roberts is serving with the College Ministry of First Baptist Church of Sevierville in the Bahamas doing VBS for the island children. Bruhl, Germany June 29 - July 12 The SonLight Puppeteers will be joining IMB missionaries Steven and Susan Jett in ministry. Participants are Ray and Jane Parrott; Craig, Angie, Carson and Kristin Kirby; George and Carly Craddock; Charles, Janet and Seth Purkey; Mark and Rebeckah Rhea; Taylor Spradlin; Madeline Thompson; Caroline Webb; and Sarah Campbell. New York, New York July


It’s Back to School Time! In our Missions & Information Area, there are bags with shopping lists attached. Please fill a bag with the requested items and return it to the Missions & Information Area no later than Sunday, July 28. Your gifts will benefit the impoverished children at Austin Homes’ The Lighthouse, Montgomery Village & Western Heights Baptist Centers, and the Mission of Hope. The Mission of Hope “Back to School” deliveries are Thursday, August 8 at Mountain View Elementary and Wednesday, August 14 at Hayes Lewis Elementary. Both schools are located in Leslie County, Kentucky. If you have any questions or want to help with the deliveries, please contact Judith Mynatt at (865) 603-4844 or We are grateful to our VBS children and their leaders, Jill Helton and Tim Earl, for preparing our bags and lists.

Castaway Camp College & 20 Something Classes Folly Beach, South Carolina August 3 - 10 Sign up by July 28

“Pray without ceasing…” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Ft Sanders *Cynthia Warlick Parkwest Sheila Poligone UT Medical *Sandra Masingill IN SYMPATHY Central Baptist Bearden wishes to express sincere Christian sympathy to Vickie Howard on the death of her father, *Karl Howard, on June 26; Reid Gerhardt on the death of his sister *Dana Gerhardt, on July 27; the family of R. Neil Payton on his death on June 28; Gladys Smith on the death of her nephew, *Brian Newcomb on June 28; and Paul Pardue on the death of his father, *James Pardue, on June 30.

BIRTHS Congratulations to *Kristopher and *Katie Nelson on the birth of a daughter, Addison Brooke Nelson, on June 25. Great-grandmother is CBB custodian Liz Lovell and great-greataunt is CBB custodian Faye Patty. *Denotes a non-CBB member.

PRAYER ROOM July 7 - 9:00 am Sam and Judy Robinson, Sherlene Inman, Carol Bardill, Dianne Beshears, Becky Duncan, Claire Hughes July 14 - 9:00 am Ron and Donna Yates, Ann Pruitt, Hank Greer, Clara Segars, Marsha Dance

PRESCHOOL HELPERS Thank you, Keith and Miquela Hales and Megan Kain, for serving as preschool parent helpers on June 30.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT MENU July 10 Meatloaf Scalloped Potatoes Mixed Vegetables and Rolls July 17 Baked BBQ Chicken Potato Salad Baked Beans and Rolls

Trips Good Life Fellowship

July 11: The Picnic at The Cove (Sign up by July 8.)

August 15: Stephen Aber

August: No Trip

September: Bud Ford

September 15-21: Boston

October 17: Becky Davis

October: Carver’s

Central Focus (U.S.P.S. 020-285) is published weekly except the week after Christmas by Central Baptist Church Bearden, 6300 Deane Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919-4901; (865) 588-0586. Periodicals Postage paid at Knoxville, TN. POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to Central Focus, 6300 Deane Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919-4901

6300 Deane Hill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 (865) 588-0586 phone (865) 584-2249 fax

CENTRAL BAPTIST BEARDEN CHURCH STAFF DIRECTORY Main Line: (865) 588-0586 Direct Dialing: (865) 450-1000 plus extension Pastoral Ministry Dr. Wade Bibb, Senior Pastor, ext. 102 Joan Shepherd, Ministry Assistant to Senior Pastor, ext. 102 Faith Formation and Missions Robert Bowman, Senior Associate Pastor, ext. 134 *Dr. Jim Henry, Minister with Senior Adults and Pastoral Care, ext. 106 Joyce McClellan, Receptionist/Senior Adults, ext. 100 Mark Moreland, Minister of Missions and Pastoral Care, ext. 143 Tim Earl, Interim Minister with College and Young Adults, ext. 107 Rachel Robertson, Faith Formation Ministry Assistant, ext. 135 Tommy Campbell, Minister with Youth and Families, ext. 137 Laura Jones, Associate Minister with Youth and Families, ext. 111 Doris Roberts, Youth Ministry Assistant, ext. 109 *Lisa Stockton, Interim Children’s Minister, ext. 144 *Celeste Frazier, Interim Children’s Ministry Assistant, ext. 130 Kara Wheeler, Minister with Preschool and Families, ext. 138 *Angie Johnson, Childcare Coordinator, (865) 455-1133 LeRoyce Bailey, Childhood Ministry Asst., ext. 121 *CC Morris, Interim Director of Family Activities Ministry, ext. 120 Briana Brimer, FAC Administrative Assistant, ext. 142 *Michelle Pardue, Interim Missions Assistant, ext. 806 *Heather Whaley, Women’s Ministry Volunteer, (865) 599-5812 *Becky Henry, Faith Community Nursing Volunteer, ext. 833

Music and Worship Dr. Paul Magyar, Associate Pastor of Worship and Music, ext. 127 Stephen Aber, Organist/Worship and Music Associate, ext. 141 Mark Powell, Director of Media and Communications, ext. 110 Melissa Zachary, Music Ministry Assistant, ext. 128 *Eric Baumgardner, Instrumental Music, ext. 141 *Pam Robertson, Pianist Administrative Ministries Gary Schmieder, Associate Pastor of Administration, ext. 108 *CeCe Campbell, Interim Stewardship/Contributions, ext. 136 Michelle Johnson, Financial Ministry Asst., ext. 105 Alice Lowe, Computer Operations, ext. 125 Dan Womack, Director of Maintenance, ext. 131 Gary Harper, Food Service Manager, ext. 123 Weekday Ministries Beth Duncan, Preschool Weekday (PSWD) Director, ext. 117 Jennifer Lemons, PSWD Assistant Director, ext. 118 Carole Johnson, After School/Summer Care Director, ext. 132 Auxiliary Ministries Steve Humphreys, FOCUS Prison Ministry, (865) 694-3837 Wayne Smith, Samaritan Ministry, ext. 827 Jeanette Witt, Lighthouse Ministry, (865) 690-2491 Peter Kinuthia, Imani Church, (865) 246-9096 Jeni Lamm and Terry Weber, The WordPlayers, (865) 539-2490

*Indicates part-time.

THE WORDPLAYERS Offering Acting Classes for Young People CreACTivity: Ages 8-10, July 8-12, 1:00-4:00 pm, $115

Dinner on the Grounds June 30, 2013

ImaginACTion: Ages 11-13, July 15-19, 1:00-4:30 pm, $125


Location: Pellissippi State, Hardin Valley Campus

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance. Psalm 33:12 NIV

For more information, please contact: The WordPlayers: (865)-539-2490 or PICS/JC

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