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Inland Empire Baptist Association Volume 46, Issue 5 May 2013

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Claudio Medina

Associate Director of Missions

We would like to thank Doris Bueto for teaching our ESL class last month. We had over 15 students trained in teaching English as a Second Language as an evangelistic tool for our local churches. Our association was able to assist Pastor Wayne Stockstill in publishing a Spanish outreach program through the Gospel of John. It is being used on mission trips to Latin America this month. Last month we hosted a program which assisted our churches in dealing with tax and immigration issues. We brought in lawyers and tax representatives to walk us through various programs dealing with these important issues. What a privilege we have being justified before God. Avoiding His wrath, having complete peace before Him because of the sacrifice of our Savior, Jesus Christ. We now have access to Him at any time and are able to stand and rejoice in His glory. Romans 5:1-2 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Bruce Hitchcock

Church Growth Strategist

The Joy of Servanthood (Part 2): The Benefits of Servanthood We are granted GRACE from God (Philippians 1:2): Grace is when we do receive what we don’t deserve. Romans 3:24 (we are) …justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.* We have PEACE with God (Philippians 1:2): Unregenerate man is at war with God. It is a battle that cannot be won but a battle that is nonetheless fought for their entire life without Christ whether they are aware of it or not. Salvation brings peace with God. Romans 5:1 says, “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”* We receive SPECIAL BLESSINGS from God (Philippians 1:3) We who know God as our Lord and Savior have a blessed relationship with Him (Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ*) We experience JOY during difficult times (Philippians 1:4) James 1:2 tells us “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials” because God will be with us and comfort us in the time of need, we can have joy even in our darkest hours. We become JOINT HEIRS with those who they serve (Philippians 1:5) Our fellowship with each other is grounded in our common salvation. Our salvation is the basis for our relationship here on earth and is responsible for Christians being Joint Heirs with Jesus Christ now and in eternity. Romans 8:17, “and if children, then heirs — heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”

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Martin Leach

Church Growth Consultant EQUIPPED FOR EXCELLENCE

We thank God for once again blessing our training event. Our paid registration was 1,023. The day went off without a hitch. That’s because so many people worked hard to make sure everything ran smoothly. A big thanks is extended to California Baptist University and Magnolia Avenue Baptist Church for sharing their facilities. Without the support of Dr. Ellis and Pastor Montia we could not have this training. In addition, I want to thank all of those who served on the support teams and especially the large group of volunteers who helped us in the office to prepare all of the materials. Jeff Young from Plano, Texas reminded us that “we’ve got it, now use it”. You can hear his inspiring message on the Equipped for Excellence website at: Alfred Rogers from Central Baptist Church, Carson, California was the recipient of the John Schiveley Sunday School Teacher of the Year Award. John’s daughter, Patricia Schiveley Green, and his granddaughter, Tara Green came from Rocklin, California to present the award in memory of John. It was a privilege to have them with us. I am pleased to announce that Sam Battle from Carson and Mark Valverde from Imperial each received a $100.00 gift card from the LifeWay store. Davina Pulphus from Chino was selected to receive the $50.00 VISA gift card for giving us her e-mail address on the yellow card that was given out at the end of the conference. Congratulations!

SUNDAY SCHOOL DIRECTOR’S MEETING Our meeting this quarter will be on Tuesday, May 7th at the associational office from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. The requested topics this time were How to Teach More Effectively and How to Set Meaningful Goals. Refreshments will be served.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Our annual V.B.S. clinic will be on Saturday, May 18th at the Magnolia Avenue Baptist Church, 8351 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will be conferences for every age and rotation. Yes, there will be a conference in Spanish. As usual, we will be selling V.B.S. materials onsite. You can also place orders for your literature. The theme this year is Colossal Coaster. Sue Carter, from Eagle Ridge Church in Menifee, is our new associational V.B.S. Director. Come and welcome her and say thank you to Cindy Enlow, who will be in attendance, for her 10 years of outstanding service.

PASTORS AND SUNDAY SCHOOL DIRECTORS PLANNING WORKSHOP Our annual workshop is designed to help prepare for the new church year in the fall. Items to be covered include (but are not limited to): enrollment, prospects, workers, training, outreach, new classes and how to set goals. I will be leading the session this year. We will meet at the associational office on Saturday, July 14th. A continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m., the training will begin at 9:00 a.m. and we will end at 12:00 noon. You do not need to pre-register.

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Raceway Ministries Combine a ruckus tailgate party at a Raider’s game with a weekend at Glamis, throw in cars racing by at 200 MPH and you begin to get the feel for the crowd at Fontana for the AUTOCLUB 500. Typically, at these events, you do not find an oasis of the Holy Spirit openly encouraging people to Repent and answer the Call. At the invitation of the speedway management, RMCF has fulfilled the scriptural obligation since 1987, opening day, with an inviting and encouraging environment that fulfills the Great Commission. The pictures show a small collection of the general interface with the crowd. Face painting, games, a nighttime carnival, Salvation Bracelets, a Pinewood derby race and a Sunday morning full featured Praise and Worship Church service provided the environment which included our 65 Volunteers from across Southern California, 9-Church denominations, a Bible college, and full support from IESBA for the 17th year. Hallelujah. This year proceeded Easter weekend. Our weekend was headlined as John 3:16 weekend, and our Timothy Cup (TC) (2 TIM 4:7) brought over 250 participants and the over 2,000 family members they brought with them, into our 60 foot circus tent facilities. Over 1,100 RV’s and Trailers surround the camp site, and our laborers engaged the families as they prepared for the Saturday TC races when the track was silent. The main event brought a full house of screaming kids and families enjoying the competition, while the language of NASCAR was intermixed with references to Christian beliefs and the full on presentation of the meaning of the Resurrection story. On Sunday morning the nearly 100 faithful and new-born believers gathered at the tent for the worship service followed by the Lords Supper, a first for us in which almost 100% participated. RMC is a seed planter in which God has provided us with several now faithful harvesters who came from the same grounds they now minister to. Thank you to the many faithful families and churches who "send" their people to participate in God's Great Commission. Our much needed financial support comes from the faithful giving to our ministry as part of the Inland Empire Southern Baptist Association program, and we thank you. On Facebook- Raceway Ministries of Southern California.

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Van Needed Westside Baptist Church is in need of a late model van or car in good working condition. Will provide tax writeoff. Call Pastor Dawkins, 909-823-4151

Pastor Position New Hope Missionary Baptist Church is currently seeking candidates for a full-time senior pastor. Resumes are now being accepted until May 31, 2013. All candidates must be a Baptist ordained minister, and provide a copy of your ordination license with resume. Please send all correspondence to: By mail: New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Attn: Pulpit Committee P.O. Box 858, Pomona, CA 91769-0858 By email: Missionary Davenport, MBA Cell# 909-461-9247

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Inland Empire Association Staff Deryl Lackey Director of Missions

Claudio Medina Associate Director of Missions

Bruce Hitchcock Church Growth Strategist

Bobbie Brooks Ministry Assistant

Brenda Lackey Office Manager

Angela Mantzey Graphics Specialist

Martin Leach

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May 5

Desert Area Bible Study Workshop

May 7

Sunday School Director’s Meeting

May 17-19

Jenness Park Minister’s Wives Retreat

May 18

VBS Clinic

June 1

Kids Day Camp

Sept 6-7

Ladies Retreat

Sept. 20-22

Pastor’s Wives Retreat

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