Campers on Mission enjoys fall meeting
CHILLICOTHE—Wintford and Martha Haynes, the national presidents of Campers on Mission, attended the fall rally of the Missouri Campers on Mission chapter and worked alongside the group as they served at Grand Oaks Baptist Assembly here Sept. 17-21. The theme of the rally was “The Fragrance of Christ: II Corinthians 2:15.”
State Vice President Roger Jeffries of Hallsville coordinated the construction work projects for the 124 participants. Those projects included outside maintenance on several of the buildings, new construction on the six Hilltop Cabins, cleaning and painting inside several of the camp’s buildings, and tree and brush cutting around the grounds. Sewing projects included clothing protectors and quilts.
Ruth Cowan of Ballwin led a class on “toothbrush rugging” and she introduced a new project, hand quilting. A quilt was finished and will be donated to the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home to be sold at auction. Several crafts were made by the group led by Shirley Ballard of McCallsburg, Iowa. They will be donated to sell in the gift shops of interested Baptist camps.
Each day began with a short worship service with singing and a devotional. The evening meals were provided by the camp and several associational churches, followed by a meeting to report on the work, make announcements and listen to guest speakers.
President Haynes encouraged and entertained the group at evening services. He and his wife, Martha, spent the summer in Alaska and were returning home to Alabama via Missouri and other states and attending their state rallies. At a business meeting, Missouri President Darrel Crawford reported that a cargo trailer for rally supplies had been secured.
The spring rally will be held April 28 through May 3 at Laclede Baptist Camp near Lebanon.
Midwestern College, SBC examines John’s Gospel
KANSAS CITY – Midwestern Baptist College, SBC will offer a class “The Gospel of John,” through the Midwestern Accelerated Education (MACCEL) undergraduate program. The class will be at the main campus in Kansas City Jan. 21-25 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
“An understanding of the Gospel of John can help apply the message of the Gospel to life today,” said Midwestern Seminary President R. Philip Roberts. “This class is a wonderful opportunity for students to discover what Midwestern Baptist College has to offer.”
Students will receive instruction from the Dean of Midwestern Baptist College, SBC and Professor of Biblical Studies Jim Anderson.
The bachelor of arts degree in biblical studies provides college-level preparation for service in churches and other Christian ministries through programs of practical education, spiritual and character development, and theological understandings. The degree also prepares students for graduate-level study.
The accelerated program, or MACCEL is designed for the adult student, putting them on the fast track to complete their undergraduate education. It allows students to finish their degree in a minimum of 80 weeks of work, while attending classes one evening or Saturday morning a week. Each course meets five consecutive times for three hours each, with courses scheduled year round.
To enter the MACCEL program, students must be 27 years or older at the time of admission and have earned a minimum of 64 credit hours of transferable college credit, or have completed one of Midwestern’s associate’s degree programs. For further information, or to register for academic credit, please contact the Midwestern Registrar’s Office at (816) 414-3713 or enroll online at: http://www.mbts.edu/express.
Second Cabool raises $2,000 for missions
CABOOL—Second Baptist Church here recently hosted its second annual Lottie Moon Auction for Foreign Missions and raised more than $2,000. Last year’s total was just over $1,700.
Members of the church were asked to donate items of value for the auction and then bid on the items with the understanding that all the money raised would go directly to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Reg Kelly Auction Services from Norwood served as auctioneers and youth from the church sold chili, chips and drinks to raise money for the youth department.
Rich and Karen Brotherton, who have a relative on the foreign mission field, led the auction.
“We are looking forward to next year already and more money to be given to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering,” said David Purichia, pastor of Second Cabool.
First Kirksville offers Bible study on finances
KIRKSVILLE – There will be a minister’s Biblical Financial Study hosted by First Baptist Church here Jan. 26 led by Curtis Ferguson, pastor of Rehoboth Baptist Church, Kirksville. It will last from 8 a.m. through 3:30 p.m.
It is a Bible study for ministers and spouses only so that it can address their personal needs with confidentiality. Cost for materials is $35 for individuals and $45 for a couple. Contact the church office at (660) 627-2273 to sign up. Only 10 total seats are available.
At the end of this course, participants will be certified by Crown Financial Ministries to lead this ministry in their own churches. You must register to have a seat at this event.