LAHAINA BAPTIST CHURCH
PASTOR CHRIS’ CORNER
Aloha kakou, July is an awesome month of ministry for LBC! We are moving forward in many ways as a body: • The building program is growing and God is blessing our fund-raising efforts! • The Resort Ministry-Church Plant is scheduled for the kick-off in October! • Discipleship groups are growing in many places as lives are growing in Christ! • Youth and Kids Camp at Keanae were awesome and God is blessing our students! • Baptisms are on the rise and we are celebrating more each month! …and more and more is going on around us! God is doing great things in our midst and we pray for Him to keep us on His path for more and more blessings! We are continuing a study on Wednesday nights following Paul’s missionary journeys. As we have moved through his first journey, join us to learn more about Paul’s methods of ministry and the incredible ways that God used him to reach his world for Christ. This is an engaging study and contains many practical tools for us as we grow in our lives of faith. Also, be looking for
church-planting trainings that will be coming on Wednesday nights in August and September. For those who are interested in this exciting work, please let me or Pastor Gary know! On Sundays through the month of July, we will be studying the life together that God has given to us in Christ. Together is our theme, so be looking for the ways God will encourage and strengthen you to be active in the lives of others in the walk in Christ and how God will use us to impact West Maui and the world through Him. Remember: pushing out the darkness through Christ! Mahalo again for the wonderful privilege that you have given me to be your pastor. I pray for God’s continued blessings on us all, as we grow closer to Him.
Until next month, Aloha in Christ, Pastor Chris
Live Beyond Yourself
JULY BIRTHDAYS 2. JadenYip 10. Brandy Waiohu 11. Pono Lolohea 13. Jason Sprinkle 17. Micah Bautista 18. Maile Kinimaka 19. Madeleine Gillspie 26. Nani Sweeney 26. Mark DeColibus 29. Wendy Martin 29. Jimi Kauffold
In our own strength, we are often powerless to address the challenges that confront us. In our own strength, we can be discouraged by situations in our lives. Jesus knew His disciples would be powerless and discouraged when He left them. He promised to send them a Counselor, who would lead them to the truth. Those who find the Truth have been set free from the penalty, condemnation, and power of sin. All believers can live victorious lives empowered by the Holy Spirit. All believers can make wise choices as the Spirit guides them. All believers can be confident and assured of Godâ€™s presence in their lives. All believers can live beyond themselves reflecting the presence and power of God. Join us every Sunday at 9 in July as we examine the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Learn with us as we discover how to live courageously and confidently through the power of the Holy Spirit. Scripture for July: 1 Corinthians 2:12 New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us.
july Anniversaries: 17. Ted and Nancy Nichols
Please call the church oďŹƒce if we have missed your special day, so we can update our records.
Get set for our Super Sunday Season Opener! Join us as we provide an opportunity to learn about our Sunday morning Bible Study program with an Open House. We will have a light lunch, watch a slide show, and hear testimonies from our classes. It all happens after church on Sunday, August 5. Join us!
MCBA Back to School Bash @ Lahaina Baptist Church Saturday, July 28th from 1pm - 7pm.
Youth from all of our MCBA churches will be getting together one last time before school starts back. Great time of fun, food and fellowship.
We will be starting a 11 week study on A Woman’s Heart: God’s Dwelling Place. It will be on Wednesdays starting August 1st from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. The cost for the workbook is $16.00. We do have a sliding scale scholarships available upon request. Please let us know in the office if you are interested in joining us for this fantastic study.
Easter Outreach Fundraiser The Easter Outreach team is having a fundraiser participating with Shop for a Cause at Macy’s. The shopping date os August 25, 2012. You purchase a shopping pass for $5.00 from anyone on the team or from the office, and then use it on the 25th of August for exclusive savings. You will also be entered to win a $500.00 Macy’s Gift Card. 
PASTOR G’S SPACE: Aloha Family:
together at the same :me and same place. A family is being transformed What a wonderful month it due to a single child trus:ng in Christ has been for the Lahaina Bap:st and believing He can do all things Church family. We have seen many through Him. John 10:10 tells us that young people give their lives to the Christ has come that we would have Lord, and we have witnessed many life and have life “abundantly” if we young people make a commitment choose to make the choice that to living for the Lord. As many of you Angel, Ally, and Mom Lani have are aware the Maui County Bap:st made, and that choice is to make Associa:on Youth camp was held the Christ the Lord of their life. ﬁrst week of June at the YMCA in Ke’anae. This is where the decisions Not only has the Lord been were made and lives were changed working in the lives of our young forever. One example of a life being people, but also with our more changed comes from Angel Fraser seasoned veterans as well. Andy who gave her life to Jesus Christ for DeMello has been doing an outreach the ﬁrst :me in her young life. Angel ministry with myself over the last is a student at Lahainaluna High few months. One of the ministry School and involved with the student subjects has some disabili:es and worship team at Lahaina Bap:st needs his clothes washed for him. Church. Angel and her sister along Well, Andy goes to the apartment with her Mother were bap:zed last and gathers the man’s clothes and Sunday as we celebrated what Christ then takes them home and washes, has done in their lives. This is one then dries them and ﬁnally fold’s example of what the Lord can do them and takes them back to the when a child comes to Him with a owner. Well on this latest trip to the desire to make their life count and apartment, Andy and I decided to be made whole and righteous. It was share The Salva:on Story with the wonderful to see a Mother and two man. He listened intently and at the of her daughters get bap:zed end of the story the man decided to Chris Martin, Pastor Gary Hamrick, Associate Pastor Sunday Schedule: 8:00AM Morning Worship 9:00AM Bible Study 10:15AM Mid-Morning worship Wednesday Schedule: 5:30PM DInner 6:30PM Bible Study/Student Ministry
put his trust in Christ, as Lord and Savior. What a glorious day indeed. This has been a wonderful and exci:ng :me for many in our church family. I pray that you join us in what The Lord is doing. 42 They
devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. Aloha Ke Akua Pastor Gary Hamrick
LAHAINA BAPTIST CHURCH Shaw Street at Honoapiilani Hwy P.O. Box 1000 Lahaina, HI 96767 firstname.lastname@example.org Office: 808-661-3725 Office Fax: 808-661-0926 Website: www.lahainabaptist.org
Published on Jul 14, 2012