Calvary Baptist retreat
up to nearly 100 women
BOURBORN—Calvary Baptist Church here hosted a “Being a Godly Woman” retreat for 98 women Oct. 3-4 at Temple Baptist Church, Sullivan.
Janet Roark, a member of First Baptist Church, Ellisville, and a motivational speaker with Freedom Perspectives, was the featured speaker. She taught a five-step makeover with God.
In general, participants were taught how to stay in Christ daily through Scripture reading and prayer, repentance and accepting with their hearts what they believe in their minds.
The retreat grew from 13 churches last year to 33 this year and six workshops last year to 10 this year.
Missouri LifeWay store marks grand opening
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Kansas City North LifeWay Christian Store will celebrate its grand opening Nov. 1-29.
The new 5,100 square-foot store, which officially opens Thursday, Oct. 23, features Christian music, gifts, Bibles, books, children’s products and church supplies. Tiffany Blackwell will serve as manager for the new store.
“Our goal is to be a one-source location with Christian resources for churches and individuals as we strive to fulfill our vision of providing biblical solutions for life,” said Mark Scott, vice president of LifeWay Christian Stores, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources.
The Kansas City store is one of five LifeWay Christian Stores in Missouri and one of 152 stores the chain operates in 25 states. Located on North Skyview Avenue in the Tiffany Springs MarketCenter, to the right of Home Depot, the store’s hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
LifeWay Christian Stores are owned and operated by LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, headquartered in Nashville.
Customers can also shop LifeWay Christian Stores online at LifeWayStores.com or by calling a toll-free number (800-233-1123).
Reeves addresses BSU
members at Missouri
COLUMBIA—Rodney Reeves, professor at Southwest Baptist University, spoke to 80 University of Missouri Baptist Student Union (BSU) students recently at a retreat just south of the Lake of the Ozarks.
Escape 2008 featured messages on waging war on the world.
Bridget Zacharias, a sophomore, went on Escape for the first time this year.
“I had heard a lot of what was going to happen (at Escape), but I hadn’t expected myself to enjoy it so much,” she said. “I just loved it.
Church videos pastor’s appreciation event
CLARK – First Baptist Chuch wanted to do something special for Pastor Appreciation Sunday, but due to pastor Nick Davies’ severe illness, he was unable to attend the service. Then the church remembered that he once said that he’d like to see their church filled for an occasion other than a wedding or funeral, and the wheels started turning.
They decided to show their appreciation and love by videoing the special service so he can view it from the hospital. The packed service included special music and remarks from church members, as well as a plaque, a love offering and red roses for Davies and his wife, Shirley.
Poyner to lead music
at FBC Jackson
JACKSON – First Baptist Church recently called Bill Poyner as their minister of music. Poyner, a graduate of Union University and New Orleans Baptist Seminary, comes to Jackson from Covenant Baptist Church in Germantown, Tenn.
SBU selects six new
BOLIVAR—Southwest Baptist University has selected six students to serve as ambassadors for the 2008-2009 academic year. They will join seven students who are currently serving.
Ambassadors are the official student representatives of SBU President Dr. C. Pat Taylor and his wife, Judy.
The new ambassadors are: Carolyn Andrus, junior, O’Fallon; Whitney Baker, junior, Linn Creek; Jessica Foley, sophomore, Stockton; Daniel Lancaster, sophomore, Bentonville, Ark.; Jon Megli, sophomore, Enid, Okla.; and Elizabeth Munnell, sophomore, Hastings, Neb.
Bethany church ordains Yates to Gospel ministry
BETHANY – First Baptist Church of Bethany ordained Daniel Yates, associate pastor – minister of youth and children, into the Gospel ministry Oct. 26.
SBU wins several
awards in forensics
BOLIVAR – The Southwest Baptist University (SBU) forensics team brought home several trophies from the John Brown University Forensics Invitational Oct. 17-18 in Siloam Springs, Ark. Teams from Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana competed in the two days of individual events speaking along with parliamentary and public debate.
Team honors for SBU included first place in the Pi Kappa Delta program, first in overall team sweepstakes, first in debate sweepstakes, and the second place team award in individual events.