Spring Missions Gathering on April 12th

Dear Church Family,

We are continuing our focus on church revitalization as we prepare for our Washington, DC Spring Break mission trip in March and our International World Changer’s Mission Trip to Romania in July.

West Cleveland Baptist Church will be hosting a Thrive Summit February 22-25. If your church has not done one, please consider it. These Thrive Summits will enable your church to break out of a static, fixed routine and see growth both spiritual and physical. The goal of each summit is that each church will move from a membership that has reached a plateau or is declining, to one that is healthy and growing.

Sunday night April 12th, we will have a Spring Missions Gathering at FBC Cleveland starting at 6PM. Pastors, please consider joining us for this special missions event in lieu of your Sunday night service. This will be a great evening together and will feature an opportunity for you and your congregation to personally meet and hear from SEND DC Church Planters, Zack Bekele (Gilgal Ethiopian Church) and Zack Randles (Waterfront Church) and learn about our proposed DC partnership. Zack Bekele grew up in a Coptic Church in Ethiopia, but was introduced to Christ at the age of 14. Soon after, an IMB missionary befriended and disciple him, while also supporting him through Bible School. Zack Randles spent most of his life in Texas, but he has deep roots on the east coast. He has been working in full-time ministry for over a decade and is a regular speaker with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and also speaks at conferences and student camps. Please see the enclosed flyer for more details.

Our VITA Tax ministry is now taking appointments through Monday April 13th. Tax returns are prepared at no charge for individuals or couples making less than $52,000 a year. While the tax returns are being prepared, those filing are presented with the wonderful news of Jesus Christ. If you or someone you know needs help on their return, please call the association for an appointment.

The annual Youth Evangelism Conference will be held March 14-15 in Nashville, TN. This is a great student evangelism opportunity for our youth groups to travel together and participate in YEC and the association will take care of the logistics for you. This year YEC will feature Clayton King and incredible music and worship from Christian music artists, Rend Collective plus the YEC Worship Band. Please contact Randy Bonner at the association office if you are interested in going.

The association has several copies of Pastor Jamie Work’s book, Arrows of Victory, that we will pay the cost for you so you can add this special book to your church library. This book covers the amazing 42 day revival at Candies Creek in 2011 as well as the history of Candies Creek. We need more of these kinds of revivals that result in church renewal.

Let us pray for revival daily in our churches.

p.s. Please remember there will be there will be a Disaster Relief training March 7 at Westwood. For more info or to pre-register contact the association or email drregister@bradleybaptist.org.

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