College and Singles Weekly News: March 23-30th

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 THIS SUNDAY, March 27, at 10:30 am. Register now at

Vacation Bible School:

Are you interested in serving in VBS at NAOBC this year? If so, join us on Sunday, March 27, to hear more about the vision for VBS and how you can be involved. You will also get a FREE lunch. Register HERE!

1916 Shop:

The 1916 Shop is open this Sunday in room 106. This room is right off the Main Lobby as you head toward the offices. Pastor Cook’s new book, Jesus’s Final Week, will be available and some new apparel.

Business Meeting:

The first business meeting of the year will be on Wednesday, March 30, at 6:15 pm in the Fellowship Hall (114).

Easter and Good Friday:

Easter is a holiday of hope. Experience Easter at Ninth & O as we consider the most game-changing event in history that can give us all hope. We’ll enjoy vibrant worship, and Dr. Cook will tell us how a cross and an empty tomb from more than 2,000 years ago can give each of us hope today.

Good Friday – April 15 at 6:30 & 8:00 pm REGISTRATION is required.

Easter Sunday – April 17 at 9:00 & 10:45 am (NO Registration required. Please attend the service you usually attend.)

Great Commission Offering:

The GCO is a missions-giving campaign that begins in December and culminates on Easter Sunday. Through the GCO, we support an array of missions efforts occurring locally, nationally, and globally.

The GCO provides us great flexibility in how we allocate our missions dollars by allowing us to support missions efforts historically important to us as Southern Baptists (i.e., Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, Annie Armstrong Easter Offering) while also giving to other missions efforts our congregation is specifically passionate about (i.e., Reaching & Teaching, Love the Ville, 5 Loaves, SOS Ministries).

Our 2022 GCO goal is $106,000. Give TODAY!

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!!

Singles Group:

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Group) Sunday Morning 10:30 AM, RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: 9:00 AM

College Group:

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) Sunday Morning 9:00 AM, RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: 10:30 AM


Our Week in the Word comes from Blake Ring, our Missions Pastor at Ninth & O.


If you’re reading this and you are a human, I know something about you. I know this something because I’m human too. I know that you are waging a war against a sin in your life. I also know that you’re not currently engaging one of the greatest weapons at your disposal to slay this sin.

What is this unused weapon that’s deliberately left on the table? It’s the weapon of intercessory prayer, which is the act of other Christians praying on your behalf.

A few weeks ago in my Wednesday discipleship group, we were working through the book Side By Side and the following words jumped off the page, “Asking people for help makes calling out to the Lord seem easy by comparison. The Lord already knows we are weak and needy, but other people? That’s a different story.” The author’s wisdom encapsulated a wrestling match happening within my heart. I knew I needed others praying for me regarding this something but I was struggling to be vulnerable.

My pride stood between me and Christian common sense.

I’m happy to report that I did share this something with my BFG community group several weeks ago. My pride took a hit, which was a good thing, but now I am engaging the power of intercessory prayer. I leave you with a verse God has pressed upon my heart and perhaps He will use it in your life as well. James 5:16 reads “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.”

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