College and Singles Weekly Update: March 9-16th
Take The Step:
Sharing the gospel is an important aspect of the Christian life. Yet, taking that step out of our comfort zone to share isn’t something we are always quick to do. The purpose of the Take the Step class is to help you feel more confident to have faith conversations. The class is designed to help you share the good news naturally in your daily conversations. Our next offering is Sunday, March 27, at 10:30 am. Register now at naobc.org/takethestep.
Areas of Service:
If you are looking to serve the Church in any way, we have lots of openings OR we will make an opening for you! Please talk to your BFG leader or an intern in your Singles/College group if you would like to be connected to areas of service!!
- BFG (Bible Fellowship Group) Sunday Morning 10:30 AM, RM 202
- Sunday Worship: 9:00 AM
- BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) Sunday Morning 9:00 AM, RM 202
- Sunday Worship: 10:30 AM
We are THREE DAYS away from our college retreat!! We are getting super excited for it! A few reminders:
-Payments are due. If you have only paid the deposit so far, please make sure to pay the rest of the fee.
-Make sure to look over the packing list that was emailed to you and look over the itinerary for key times!
-Start getting excited!!!! We can’t wait!!
Our Week in the Word this week comes from Nick Braun, one of our College Group Leaders. It is an especially timely word for college students this week!
I am really looking forward to this weekend’s retreat. I have some really great memories as both
a leader and a student from these retreats. The teaching and fellowship always leave lasting
marks on our students. This was especially true the time Abby gave me a black eye on a
retreat the weekend before I started my Master’s degree… but that’s a story for another time.
As we head into this weekend I just want to pass along a couple of practical tips for the days
1. Be Ready to Leave – Do not wait until the last minute to be ready to go. Do not rush around
Saturday morning looking for clothes or bedding. Have your stuff ready to go Friday night
so you can be rested and prepared. Coming into the retreat stressed and tired will rob you
(and your friends) of the fruitful time that you could spend together. During your quiet times
the next couple of days, pray for the retreat and those who are going. Pray for the teachers
and leaders. Pray for yourself that you would be open to hear what the Lord might want to
say to you.
2. Be Ready to Come Back – If you have something due on Monday, get it done before we
leave. If you have something due Tuesday, get it started before we leave. Do not leave
something hanging over your head all weekend. Again, you will rob yourself of a fruitful time
if you do not have the coming days planned for.
3. Be Ready to Grow – While the retreat is a great time for simply getting away from school
and work, it is also meant to be a time of growth. As a leadership team, we hope that you
learn something during our time together this weekend. Some of the learning that takes
place will hopefully be overtly spiritual in nature. We certainly hope your knowledge of God
grows in our short time together. But let’s also keep in mind the things we have talked
about at our College Nights as we spend the weekend together. This is a perfect time to
put into practice some of the practical things we have discussed through our book study.
Try to meet a new person. Try to serve someone while we are there. Try to find new ways to
love this small part of your church that will be together for these few hours.