College and Singles Weekly Update – April 15-22nd

Sunday Night with Gentle and Lowly

Didn’t get a chance to sign up for mid-week DGroup with Gentle and Lowly?  Not to worry, join us for Sunday nights at 7 pm in room 202. We are doing a quick run-through of the book for the next two weeks.  

Sunday night reading schedule: April 18 (Ch. 9-17), April 25 (Ch. 18-23).

 

Covid Restrictions Lighten this Week

We are now at a stage where we believe that we can start lightening the Covid regulations on Sundays and during D groups!! With almost all ages of adults now able to quickly receive their vaccine, we will lose the mask while you are seated at the church (if you are comfortable doing so). We do still ask you to wear your mask as you move around the building and fellowship, or are within six feet of another.

 

Where are you serving?

Ninth and O is a church that believes that all of its members have a gift that can and should be used in the body to do the work that God has given us to do.  

One of Pastor Philip’s passions is for all college and singles to lead the way in this way of service. Covid has made it difficult up until now for this to have worked out (for both long-term members and new members) looking for ways to serve. However-as we start working to get back to normal, pastor Philip and the leaders will be looking for your help-so beat them to the punch by asking where you can help! Share with them where you believe you are gifted and they will be happy to help you find the right area for you to serve in. One of the best ways to get started is with our class called Next Step. Click here to register for the next class. 

 

Weekly Word-No Boasting and No Coasting

Brought to us this week by Dr. Hanley, one of our college BFG leaders. He provides us with a recap/more insight from the college BFG lesson this past Sunday:

In Romans 2, Paul explains our need for the good news of the Gospel. At the end of Romans 1, he describes the godless mindset of human beings. Even those without the law know enough about God to be accountable for their suppression of truth (Rom 1:18).

In chapter 2, he turns his sights on his audience, not using terms like they and them, but now he says you. Throughout the chapter he leaves no stone unturned, showing how you boast arrogantly, judging others for their sin and excusing your own. All the while you feel confident in your standing before God because you’re a Jew, or a Christian, or a Baptist, or a Bible college student, bearing the marks of circumcision . . . er . . . baptism and church membership. You focus on the sins of others, while your own sin rages on.

If you’re anything like me, it’s far too easy to take our salvation for granted, presuming upon the kindness of God (Rom 2:4), assuming that since we’re in Christ, we don’t need to think about our sinful hearts anymore.

Yet Paul makes it clear, from the moment of our salvation to the infinite ages of Jesus in glory, we can never lose sight of the fact that we’ve been rescued for a reason: to bring glory to the God who created us and recreated us in Christ. I am a sinner, and I have been rescued by the only righteous Son of Man so that I can begin to look like him and make him known (cough cough Image Bearer! cough).

There’s no boasting or coasting in the kingdom of God. Pride or apathy can’t bear the weight of this Great News that we have been given.

College and Singles Weekly Update – April 8-14th

Singles & College Sunday Night Alternative for Gentle and Lowly

Are you a student heading home in early May?

We still have a way for you to join our church-wide study of Gentle and Lowly! For those unable to join for all the weeks through May, we will have a condensed study of the book meeting Sunday nights at 7 pm throughout the month of April. No need to sign up for this option, just show up!   Note: Books are not provided by the church.   There are copies at the SBTS bookstore for around $10 or on-line for about $16.  Sunday night Schedule: April 11 (Ch. 1-8), April 18 (Ch. 9-17), April 25 (Ch. 18-23).

 

This Sunday! College in Tent….Singles in Room 235

CDC guidelines are changing and loosening up for children and socially distancing in classrooms…this means we have a spot for one class to come into the building. Starting THIS WEEK the singles will begin meeting in room 235. The college group gets to take over the whole tent! Yay for no more talking over each other!!!

Weekly Word:

I wanted to introduce myself as the editor of the colleges and singles blog! My name is Fiona Tollefson. I am a sophomore at Boyce college getting my communications degree. I was born and raised in Louisville until my family moved to Minnesota when I was twelve, which is now where I call home. I love all things sports, baking, horses…I also love writing and am excited for the opportunity to serve our church by helping put out weekly blogs! I look forward to keeping y’all informed on what to be aware of, sign up for, and being able to keep us all connected throughout the week with this blog.

Be on the lookout each week for our “weekly word” segment at the end of every blog. This is where I will ask a different leader from our church every week to share what the Lord has been teaching them, a Bible verse that has been encouraging them recently, or simply a reflection on what they took away from our previous BFG lesson or sermon.

“Weekly word” will be something to look forward to for a bit of encouragement to finish our weeks faithfully for the glory of the Lord! And a reward for making it to the end of reading through all the announcements!!

~Fiona Tollefson

Summer of Service

Whether you are a student that is planning to go home or you are staying around here, we would love to hear about where you plan to serve this summer.  

If you are here we are starting to recruit for VBS and for Love the Ville. Both of these events are scheduled for the end of July. If you are interested in helping around the church on a weekly basis please reach out to me and we will get you plugged in. 

Also, be sure to reach out to me if you are planning to go home and serve. I would love to hear what God has laid on your heart for the summer outside of Louisville. We pray that God uses all of us to be a light as we all come out of covid.

Because of Him,

Philip

 

College and Singles Weekly Update – April 1-April 8th

No BFG this week due to Easter

Register for Good Friday & Easter Service.

Please sign up for the Easter service you normally attend.

 

Gently and Lowly Study

D-groups for Gentle and Lowly are starting next week! Groups will be meeting throughout April and May. This will be a great time of getting to know others in our church outside of the college and singles groups. Sign up as soon as possible! You don’t want to miss this opportunity! Click here to sign up.

Are you a student heading home at the end of May?

We still have a way for you to join our church-wide study of Gentle and Lowly!

For those unable to join for the months of April and May, we will have a condensed study of the book meeting Sunday nights at 7 pm throughout the month of April. No need to sign up for this option, just show up!

 

Singles Retreat

Singles, get ready for a great retreat this Saturday!! A general itinerary of our time:

~Meet at 10 am at Activate Games (corner of  Hurstbourne Ln and Taylorsville Ln.)

~12 am Lunch back at church

~1-3 pm Bible study and outdoor games

We look forward to this opportunity for fun and fellowship! You won’t want to miss it. Make sure you are registered for this event by clicking here.

 

Important Location Change!

CDC guidelines are changing and loosening up for children and socially distancing in classrooms…this means we have a spot for one class to come into the building. Starting the week after Easter, the singles will begin meeting in room 235. The college group gets to take over the whole tent! Yay for no more talking over each other!!!

 

Weekly Word:

Passion Week is here! For most of us, we say Passion Week without even thinking about the disconnect that the world has with the word passion. The word passion seems almost sinful in certain contexts yet the Latin root of this word is ‘pati’ which means to suffer. I don’t see the world wanting to suffer for anyone these days. So, we as Christians should think about the suffering that Christ did on the Cross to cover our sin, take our place and defeat death. Here is a word from Paul’s letter to the Philippians to remind us of what he did for us. “And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” (Phil. 2:8) As we see that example of sacrifice and suffering for us, may we choose to do the same for our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.

Because of Him,

Pastor Philip

 

Weekly Update – March 18-25

Gentle and Lowly

College and Singles, we are going to be joining the church on Tuesday or Wednesday nights for Gentle and Lowly the week after Easter.  This will be in lieu of D-Groups/Small Groups.  We encourage you to click here to be added to one of the groups that meet on Tuesday or Wednesday nights.  If you are not able to make it through the month of May,due to being a student,  we are offering a crash course through the study on Sunday nights starting on April 11th and going through April 25th at 7 pm   No registration is needed for the Sunday night crash course.

‘Single’ Day Retreat on April 3rd

Our singles ministry will be doing a single day retreat on Easter weekend.  We will start the day out at Activate Games on Hurstbourne and then come back here for lunch, Bible study and games outside.    Be sure to sign up now by clicking here!

 

Weekly Update – March 11-17

Spring Forward this Sunday..We are in the tent.

Just a quick reminder that your night will be a little shorter Saturday night.   Most of us use our alarms on our phones and our phones help us out.   So….don’t snooze that alarm or set 3, 4 or 5 alarms for Sunday.   We will see you in the tent at 10:30 am.

‘Single’ Day Retreat on April 3rd

Our singles ministry will be doing a single day retreat on Easter weekend.  We will start the day out at Activate Games on Hurstbourne and then come back here for lunch, Bible study and games outside.    Be sure to sign up now by clicking here!

Welcome Graduating Seniors!

Our Youth Ministry and College ministry have been working together for the last few years to offer transition classes for our Seniors so that they can get to know what goes on in our college ministry.  We also want to help them,as much as we can, to make that transition from High School to College.    The first of those events will be this Sunday right after church in tent.  If you are a senior be sure to sign up by tomorrow, March 12, so that we can food and space for you.

College Group-  Extended Deadline…Few Spaces Available.

March 20 is just over a week away.   We do have some spots available but we need to get those registrations in no later than Sunday.   Please sign up below.

Retreat is $20.  

https://college-retreat-ninth-o-baptist-church.pushpayevents.com/

 

College & Singles Weekly Update – March 4- March 10

In the Tent This Week-  Weather Looks better than the Ark Encounter from last week! 

No Registration is Required for BFG!

 

The 40 Days have Started …Books Sold Out!…..Gently and Lowly News Next Week! 

It has already been a great start to the 40 Days in Mark.  If you haven’t found a group, be sure to contact Pastor Philip!

 

College Group-  Day Retreat  –  March 20

Hey everyone! We are super excited about the upcoming retreat on March 20th from 2-10 pm. The retreat will be full of fun games, worship, fellowship, and preaching all focused around the theme of being “unhidden.” Retreats are always a great way to develop deeper relationships with your church family, so we look forward to seeing everyone there!   

Retreat is $20.  Registration is Open! 

https://college-retreat-ninth-o-baptist-church.pushpayevents.com/

Singles Groups – Day Retreat – April 3

Mark your Calendars – More Info Coming Soon!

College & Singles Weekly Update – February 25 – March 3

We are Back in the Tent!!!

The winter thaw has come and the patches on the tent have been made for us to be back in the tent this week.   No registration is required!!!

 

The 40 Days have Started and Books are Here!

It has already been a great start to the 40 Days in Mark.   About half of us have met in our D-Groups and the others will meet tonight.   I pray that each day you are able to check the website for the days questions for the day and then share how God works in your life with your group.   Books will be available in the tent on Sunday for those who have purchased and for those still looking to buy thier copy.

 

College Group-  Day Retreat  –  March 20

Hey everyone! We are super excited about the upcoming retreat on March 20th from 2-10 pm. The retreat will be full of fun games, worship, fellowship, and preaching all focused around the theme of being “unhidden.” Retreats are always a great way to develop deeper relationships with your church family, so we look forward to seeing everyone there!   

Retreat is $20.  Registration is Open! 

https://college-retreat-ninth-o-baptist-church.pushpayevents.com/

Singles Groups – Day Retreat – April 3

Mark your Calendars – More Info Coming Soon!

College & Singles Weekly Update – February 15-21

BFG Registration Required …..but Weather Looking Great for Feb 28

It has been a bear of a week with weather in the single digits and snow and ice on the roads causing hazardous conditions for many of us.    Our tent has taken a beating and we are going to take a safety move by going inside for one more weak just in case there are any structural issues we cant see due to snow and ice accumilating on top of the tent.   Same bat time!  Same bat channel!

College will be in Rm 235 and Singles in the Fellowship Hall/Rm 114. 

Click Here to Register for College or Singles BFG at 10:30 for Feb 14.

https://naobc.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/738283

 

Mid-Week in Mark starts THIS WEEK!!!

D-Groups are starting up in just a few days.    This spring semester our church is going through our pastor’s new book, “40 Days in Mark”.  The study starts the week of Feb 24 and ends on Easter Sunday / April 4.   Both the singles and college small group leaders are starting to contact those who have been in their groups in the past and figuring out times and schedules for their groups.  If you do not have a group please contact Jared Foxworth for the Singles BFG and Peter Holmes for the College BFG.   Click here to purchase the book “40 Days in Mark” for a special price for our singles and college students of $5.  This price is limited so get yours today.   

https://d-group-mark-study-book-singles-ninth-o-baptist-church.pushpayevents.com/

College Group-  Day Retreat  –  March 20

Hey everyone! We are super excited about the upcoming retreat on March 20th from 2-10 pm. The retreat will be full of fun games, worship, fellowship, and preaching all focused around the theme of being “unhidden.” Retreats are always a great way to develop deeper relationships with your church family, so we look forward to seeing everyone there!   

Retreat is $20.  Registration is Open! 

https://college-retreat-ninth-o-baptist-church.pushpayevents.com/

Singles Groups – Day Retreat – April 3

Mark your Calendars – More Info Coming Soon!

College & Singles Weekly Update – February 8th – 14th

BFG Registration Required for College & Singles Again Due to Weather

We are looking at another cold Sunday for February 14th.   When the temperature gets below the 20 degree mark, the tent heaters can’t keep up.  The other staff have made sacrifices for us to move in doors for these weeks and we are thankful that we have found temporary space inside. 

College will be in Rm 235 and Singles in the Fellowship Hall/Rm 114. 

Click Here to Register for College or Singles BFG at 10:30 for Feb 14.

https://naobc.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/725715

 

Mid-Week in Mark

D-Groups are starting up in just a few weeks.    This spring semester our church is going through our pastor’s new book, “40 Days in Mark”.  The study starts the week of Feb 24 and ends on Easter Sunday / April 4.   Both the singles and college small group leaders are starting to contact those who have been in their groups in the past and figuring out times and schedules for their groups.  If you do not have a group please contact Jared Foxworth for the Singles BFG and Peter Holmes for the College BFG.   Click here to purchase the book “40 Days in Mark” for a special price for our singles and college students of $5.  This price is limited so get yours today.   

https://d-group-mark-study-book-singles-ninth-o-baptist-church.pushpayevents.com/

College Group-  Day Retreat  –  March 20

Hey everyone! We are super excited about the upcoming retreat on March 20th from 2-10 pm. The retreat will be full of fun games, worship, fellowship, and preaching all focused around the theme of being “unhidden.” Retreats are always a great way to develop deeper relationships with your church family, so we look forward to seeing everyone there!   

Retreat is $20.  Registration is Open! 

https://college-retreat-ninth-o-baptist-church.pushpayevents.com/

Singles Groups – Day Retreat – April 3

Mark your Calendars – More Info Coming Soon!

Fall 2019 Singles Retreat (September 20 – 21, 2019)

Register now for the 2019 Fall Singles Retreat. Early Bird rate is only $50. We will be will be leaving the concrete jungle and enjoying a retreat in the country at Camp Shaffer near Owensboro, Kentucky. Friday afternoon and Saturday there will be 3 sessions looking at the Living Water in John’s Gospel followed Saturday afternoon in the water of the Rough River with your choice of boat (Kayak/Conoe). Bus will leave at 3:00 PM on Friday and Return Saturday at 9:00 PM. Carpooling is allowed for those who want to drive themselves.

Click here to register!