You are invited to Secret Church 19: Prayer, Fasting, and the Pursuit of God, on Friday, April 26. We are asking that participants arrive at 5:30 p.m. to get some food and find a place to sit. Wear comfortable clothing, as the simulcast will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will run until midnight (or a little later).
What is Secret Church? Secret Church is a concentrated, intense Bible study. From the Secret Church website:
“The idea behind Secret Church comes from time David Platt spent teaching and ministering among underground Asian house-churches. Due to hostility from the government, from the surrounding community, and even from their own family, many of our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world are forced to gather in secret, sometimes at the risk of their lives.
The plight of our persecuted brothers and sisters also explains why prayer for the persecuted church is a major part of every Secret Church gathering. We remember those who cannot meet openly, asking God to sustain their faith, to change the hearts and the actions of their persecutors, and to use their witness for the spread of the gospel.”
This year’s theme is Prayer, Fasting, and the Pursuit of God … from the Secret Church description:
“Our culture is constantly telling us that we can achieve anything we set our mind to. Sadly, many followers of Christ and many churches have adopted this self-sufficient mindset, relying on their own wisdom and abilities instead of relying on God. But what if we were never intended to be self-sufficient? And what if God has designed us so that our greatest satisfaction is found as we depend on Him fully for everything we need?
In Secret Church 19 we’ll take an in-depth look at the Bible’s teaching on prayer and fasting. We’ll see that our inabilities and weaknesses are the very place where God meets us with His strength and sufficiency. We’ll also see that faithfulness to the mission of Christ requires depending on the Spirit of Christ. Through prayer and fasting, we demonstrate our need for God’s power and our desire for His glory.”
For more information, see https://secretchurch.radical.net/
There is no cost for this event, but study guides are limited – please register by emailing info (at) christalonechurch.org with the number of participants.
And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. ~ 1 John 5:14
Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually! ~ 1 Chronicles 16:11
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. ~ Philippians 4:6
Please come and pray for the needs of our church, our neighborhood, our state, our nation, and our world in the Victory Room each Saturday morning. Feel free to come anytime between 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. – a weekly prayer guide will be provided for each week’s prayer topics.
Join us, immediately following worship on July 22, for a spaghetti dinner and a video from this year’s World Outreach dinner address to kick off our late summer study of EPC World Outreach missionary Greg Livingstone’s autobiography, You’ve Got Libya.
On Sunday, August 5, from 2:00-3:30 p.m., Pastor Ted Tromble will begin leading the study of World Outreach missionary (and now senior adviser) Greg Livingstone’s autobiography, You’ve Got Libya. Through this approximate six week study, we will study Greg’s book, pray for our missionaries, work the ACTS prayer model, and contemplate a mission work trip sometime in the year ahead.
From the product description:
Greg Livingstone has spent a lifetime planting churches in Muslim communities and can testify to the life-changing power of the gospel in even the most unpromising circumstances. This is his autobiography.
You’ve Got Libya charts Greg’s journey from a disadvantaged beginning through his adventures as he travels all over the world proclaiming the gospel. This firsthand narrative is full of compelling humor and self-deprecating honesty. The result is a page-turning tour de force that urges the reader to pursue God unreservedly and to join with Him in the adventure of pursuing the lost.
Greg’s burden for the millions of Muslims who had no gospel witness amongst them led to the launching of Frontiers, a mission agency focusing exclusively on church planting amongst Muslim communities. Today, Frontiers is a movement of more than one thousand field workers in nearly fifty countries.
Questions? Contact Pastor Ted, call the church office at 857-3231, or email us at info (at) christalonechurch.org. We look forward to your joining us in this meaningful study!
All adults are invited to join us at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings, beginning September 9, for a study of Ruth and Esther.
The books of Ruth and Esther recount two of the most moving stories in all of Scripture: Ruth, a displaced widow in search of a new home and loving husband, and Esther, a courageous queen intent on saving her people from imminent destruction.
This guide explains the biblical text with clarity and passion – leading us on a journey to discover the God who hears the cries of his people and remains faithful to his promises.
Caroline Tromble and Jodi Buntin will lead this study in Room 11 on the lower level, and study guides will be provided. A sign up sheet will be in the Narthex, please sign up so we have enough guides for everyone.
A new women’s Bible study begins at Christ Alone Church on Wednesday, September 5, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and they will be studying Extracting the Precious from Galatians by Donna Partow and Lin Johnson. This study will meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month in the Orange Room.
Donna Partow, teaming with Lin Johnson, brings Scripture alive for both individuals and Bible study groups as readers search the Word, consider its message, and apply its truth to their lives. Galatians examines the believers’ relationship with Christ, focusing on spiritual freedom and its benefits.
Christ Alone Church is pleased to announce that we will be holding a 5 Day Club VBS from July 23-27, at 3:30-5:00 p.m. Call the church office at 857-3231 to sign up!
This year’s 5-Day Club is themed “Turned Around,” based on Isaiah 45:22 – “Turn to me and me saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.”
What is the 5 Day Club? From the Child Evangelism Fellowship website:
5-Day Club is an exciting, fun-filled one and one-half hour held each day for five consecutive days. It includes: dynamic Bible lessons, creative learning activities, inspiring missionary story, meaningful songs, life-changing Scripture memorization.
Who sponsors the club?
5-Day Club is sponsored by CEF , an international, Bible-centered organization, which has been in existence for over 80 years. CEF shares the Gospel with more than 22.9 million children each year.
Who can attend?
5-Day Club is open to all boys and girls between the ages of five and twelve, regardless of religious background. Parents are welcome to attend the club with their child.
Who teaches the club?
Christians who are concerned for the spiritual well-being of children teach the club. These teachers have received specialized training from CEF and are carefully screened as required by the child protection policy of CEF.
Is there any cost?
There is no charge for children to attend. An optional missionary offering will be taken each day.
How will the club benefit children?
Children will learn: biblical principles, moral values, character qualities, respect for authority.
Will children be safe?
CEF has taken specific steps to insure the safety of every child. All club workers have been carefully screened as required by the child protection policy of CEF.
Watch our website, Facebook, Twitter, and MeWe pages for updates!
Call the church office at 857-3231 with questions or to sign up!
Join us for Seek Missional Evangelism: Are Evangelicals to Pursue Social Justice?, a six session Bible study for adults that explores the serious and complex problems of poverty, addiction, and homelessness. Passion alone won’t solve them. We need effective strategies for meeting human needs. Combining real-world examples of effective action with the wisdom of Christian leaders like the late Chuck Colson, Al Mohler, and Marvin Olasky, this study will challenge your ideas about social justice and how to transform lives in need. This study will be led by Pastor Ted Tromble and Jodi Buntin. Dates of this study will be: June 6, June 13, July 11, July 18, July 25, and August 1, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Please sign up (sign up sheet is in the Narthex) so we can ensure that we have study guides for everyone.