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And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

~ 1 Peter 5:10 (ESV) ~ 

SUMMER SERIES 2022

A Note from Our Pastor/Teacher Stephen Davey

Some time ago, I read of a Costa Rican bullfighting tradition. Before the official start of a bullfight, any man over the age of 18 is allowed to enter the arena to “fight” the bull. Typically, as many as 100 men will climb over the ring wall and stand there confidently, waiting for the bull to rush through the entrance gates into the arena. 

And when the bull finally enters, nearly all of them immediately run for the wall and scramble out. They all wanted the title “Bull Fighter,” but only a few were truly willing to bear the weight of that name. 

It made me wonder, as the adversities of life enter the arena, am I willing to demonstrate perseverance and faith, or do I run for cover? It’s possible to want the name but run from any nuisance the name creates. 

Our Summer Series is designed to help us stay in the arena—to stand for Christ and trust Him during the adversities of life. I’m praying that this summer series — and all the learning and fellowshipping activities for every age throughout these busy weeks—will encourage us all to proudly wear the name of Christ. 

But more importantly, I’m praying we will live in such a way that no one would be surprised to discover that His name belongs to us. 

SCHEDULE

Services at 9:30 & 11 am

Full programming available for Children, Students, College & ABFs at their normal times, unless noted below.

July 3 — Bill Crowder

Bill Crowder joined the staff of Our Daily Bread Ministries (ODBM) in 2001 after 20 years in the pastorate. As vice president of teaching content, Bill provides biblical and theological evaluation of the ministry’s content for their various ministry efforts. He’s also a contributing writer for the Our Daily Bread devotional and has published several books, including Seeing the Heart of Christ: How Jesus Cares for Hurting People. 

NOTE: Programming available for only Birth-Grade 5 on this day due to holiday weekend. No Students or Adult Bible Fellowships (ABFs).

July 10 — Mark Yarbrough

Mark Yarbrough serves as the sixth president of Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) and is a professor of Bible Exposition. Along with his responsibilities of leading the seminary, Mark serves as an elder of Centerpoint Church in Mesquite, and travels extensively, leading tours and speaking at conference centers. Mark has written several books, including Tidings of Comfort and Joy and Jonah: Beyond the Tale of a Whale and has recorded multiple songs/albums. He and his wife Jennifer have four adult children. 

July 17 — Robert Smith Jr.

Robert Smith Jr. is a dynamic pastor, professor, and author of several books, including the award-winning Doctrine That Dances: Bringing Doctrinal Preaching and Teaching to Life and The Oasis of God: Mourning to Morning. He currently serves as the Charles T. Carter Baptist Chair of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School in Alabama. Robert and his wife Wanda have four adult children (one in heaven).

July 24 — Gary Chapman

Gary Chapman is a renowned pastor, counselor, and author of numerous books, including The 5 Love Languages, which has been published in more than 50 languages and has spent more than 10 years on the New York Times Best Sellers list. He also hosts the nationally syndicated radio program, A Love Language Minute, and the Saturday morning program, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Gary and his wife Karolyn live in Winston-Salem. They have two grown children. 

July 31 — Philip De Courcy

Philip De Courcy is the pastor of Kindred Community Church in Anaheim Hills, California. He grew up in Northern Ireland at a time when religious violence, civil unrest, and acts of terrorism were common. He became a Christian at 16 and later served as a police officer in Belfast during the 1980s. Philip saw God’s hand of protection many times during those volatile years, which God used to prepare him for full-time ministry. He also does expository teaching on the radio broadcast Know the Truth. He and his wife June have three grown daughters. 

August 7 — Ray Pritchard

Ray Pritchard serves as president of Keep Believing Ministries, which focuses on equipping and encouraging people through the gospel. He also co-hosts Today’s Issues on American Family Radio, and ministers extensively throughout the world, including South Korea, Ukraine, Uganda and China. Ray has written 31 books, including Stealth Attack, The Healing Power of Forgiveness and An Anchor for the Soul. He and his wife Marlene have three grown children. 

August 14 — Daniel Henderson

Daniel Henderson served as a senior pastor for over two decades, bringing prayer-based revitalization to numerous large churches. Now, as founder and president of Strategic Renewal, Daniel dedicates his full-time efforts to helping congregations across the country and world experience renewal. He is also sought after for his expertise in leading corporate prayer. Daniel is the author of over a dozen books, including Transforming Prayer: How Everything Changes When You Seek God’s Face. 

Evening Events

All Events Are Free! 
(doors open 30 minutes prior to concert)

Join us for our special summer evening events in July and August.
Following each event we will enjoy refreshments and fellowship in the Courtyard!

 

July 10

Andrew Peterson

6 PM, Gym (Doors Open at 5:30)

Join us for an evening concert with Andrew Peterson, the singer-songwriter who is known for his songs “Dancing in the Minefields,” “Family Man,” “You’ll Find Your Way,” “Rest Easy,” and “Is He Worthy?” A pastor’s son, Peterson has a folksy, country-gospel style with a strong Christian message. He’s also a distinguished author. His books include the award-winning Wingfeather Saga, a fantasy-adventure series for young people. 

COST: Free
NO Childcare

 

July 10

Andrew Peterson

6 PM, Gym (Doors Open at 5:30)

Join us for an evening concert with Andrew Peterson, the singer-songwriter who is known for his songs “Dancing in the Minefields,” “Family Man,” “You’ll Find Your Way,” “Rest Easy,” and “Is He Worthy?” A pastor’s son, Peterson has a folksy, country-gospel style with a strong Christian message. He’s also a distinguished author. His books include the award-winning Wingfeather Saga, a fantasy-adventure series for young people.

COST: Free
NO Childcare

 

August 14

This Hope

5 PM, Gym (Doors Open at 4:30)

The group that originally hailed from Alaska and now calls Atlanta home is on a mission to direct people to the person of Jesus Christ through their words and music. This Hope communicates their message through a combination of a cappella and instrument-backed performances. Their songs include “When You Move,” “Face the Fight,” “Edges,” “There Is a Reason,” and “This Is Amazing Grace.” 

COST: Free
NO Childcare

 

August 14

This Hope

5 PM, Gym (Doors Open at 4:30)

The group that originally hailed from Alaska and now calls Atlanta home is on a mission to direct people to the person of Jesus Christ through their words and music. This Hope communicates their message through a combination of a cappella and instrument-backed performances. Their songs include “When You Move,” “Face the Fight,” “Edges,” “There Is a Reason,” and “This Is Amazing Grace.”

COST: Free
NO Childcare