The fellowship night/graduation party was rescheduled for this past Sunday evening, and I think it is safe to say that everyone present had a thoroughly good time. Besides the usual finger foods and fellowship time, we had a special recognition of the recent graduates (as pictured above) Ethan, Tim A, and Stephen & Natalie.
Pastor Paul entertained us all by involving the graduates as contestants in a sort of game show on “things you should know by graduation”, with questions ranging from “how many books are in the Bible” to “name the original game pieces for Monopoloy” (we even learned a little extra trivia with that answer). I thought it suspicious that two of the questions had the same answer: “what is the capitol of Nebraska”, and “who was the 16th president”. If I didn’t know better I’d think it was a conspiracy to brainwash the church…or vex me. =)
Congratulations again, graduates! (By the way, Stephen won and the rest tied for 2nd.)
Crystal Valley, we have four members of the church body who deserve a little recognition for their dedication and hard work academically.
First, (because we’re going alphabetically, of course), Tim Allen has done it again in somehow finding time to earn another degree! This one is in Leadership & Ministry from Central Baptist College. I think we should run a poll for the church to guess what degree he’ll work on next.
Next, the ladies class in particular sends up three cheers for Natalie Bean for completing her semester of student teaching and final semester at the University of Central Arkansas, thus earning her Early Childhood Education degree. Our prayers go out to Natalie as she begins the search for a teaching position for this fall.
Kudos to another Bean–Stephen Bean–for earning a degree in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute…while also working two jobs…and getting married in September…and teaching on Sunday nights…and……
Last, but certainly not least (not that I’m prejudiced or anything…) Ethan Shepard graduated from high school after his twelve years of homeschooling. We pray God’s wisdom for Ethan as he continues to seek God’s plan for his life.
The Sunday night fellowship this month will also be a time for us to celebrate with the graduates, which will take place on the last Sunday (May 29) after the evening service.
This month (May 2011) we have begun a new sermon series on Sunday Mornings at Crystal Valley Baptist Church. Though we do not yet have a title for this series, our objective is to give attention to the sovereign will of God in Redemptive History. From Genesis to Revelation, God’s plan to rescue a remnant people by grace, through faith, and for his own glory, is notably evident and incredibly consistent.
We hope you join us in this study as we seek to deepen our appreciation for God’s role in man’s salvation for the purpose of motivating richer worship in our congregation.
Welcome to the new Web Blog for Crystal Valley Baptist Church. It is our hope that as you explore this resource you will discover a clearer understanding of who we are and what we’re about as a local church. We also hope to introduce you to those distinctives and fundamental marks which we believe best identify us as a congregation. In the process, we plan to make available an assortment of articles and announcements for our members and visitors related to the life and biblical study of our church body. If you have questions about our church, or would enjoy meeting with one of our pastors, feel free to call or e-mail us any time.
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- ~ A Word from Tim Kinnard (Member)
"What I love about Crystal Valley Baptist Church isn't the programs (since we don't have any). It isn't a multi-million dollar facility with in-house coffee shop (which we also don't have). And it certainly isn't the socially relevant, seeker sensitive preaching we get on Sunday Mornings (our pastors rarely preach anything "topical"). What I love about Crystal Valley Baptist Church is that God is made much of and that the Gospel has center stage weekly."
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