College and Singles Weekly Update: August 11th-18th

Love the Ville is coming up on Saturday, August 28th!

Just two short weeks away!!

This is a church-wide event where all NAOBC members get to give back to the community and share the love of Christ through various service projects. We strongly encourage all College and Singles to mark this date off on your calendar and join in our day of “loving the Ville!”

Projects will occur in the morning hours, followed by a volunteer lunch at the church.

SIGN UP HERE!! Please be sure to sign up!! Projects are filling up and we want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to serve and meet those from our church in different stages of life than you!

First Step Class:

We are offering our First Step class on August 22nd (two Sundays from now!!).

This is a required step in joining the church.

If you have not taken this class and are even interested in joining the church, it would be important for you to attend! Please reach out to Alexa Knight if you would like more information on registering for this class. It normally goes from 9 AM to 11:45 AM on Sunday morning.

This class does not make you a member but is a required step in the whole process of membership, even watch care.

Our First Step class is only offered a couple of times a year, so take advantage of this opportunity on August 22nd!!

Wedding News:

A big CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Jonathan Akesson and Ashley (Rush) Akesson, from our college group, on getting married last weekend! We love you guys!!

If you see them around, please congratulate the newlyweds!!


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

KBC Women’s Conference:

  • Alexa created a push pay link to use!
  • You should have received the info already but here it is again…
  • Our beloved Jaylynn Cook will be speaking at the conference!!

Where: We will be attending the KBC Women’s Conference at Little Flock Baptist Church.

When: October 15th-16th.

Lodging: We will be lodging together in an old-school slumber party set up on Friday night.

Transportation: We will be taking the church bus to and from our accommodations as a group.

The DEADLINE TO REGISTER for this event and pay the $30 fee is August 15th!!! So, make sure to register and pay to reserve your spot!

The link to both register and pay can be found here.



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


OUR FIRST COLLEGE NIGHT WILL BE AUGUST 22nd!! WOOOHOOOOOOO!!! Can’t wait to see you all there!!!

Big News NAOBC College Group!! This fall we will be introducing College Night, Sundays from 6-8 pm. This will be taking the place of our weekly college small groups, so, instead of joining a small group this fall, we will just have one night all together for college night.

There will be supper (What??) every week, as well as games, fellowship, and a short lesson with smaller prayer groups to follow. This event is very fellowship-oriented and will offer a great opportunity for our college group to become closer and more connected as a whole. This night will also serve as a great opportunity to invite friends who are both believers and unbelievers!

The heart behind college night comes from wanting to promote unity within our college group and our college group within the church as a whole. This fall semester our church will be going through “Disciplines of a Godly Woman” and “Disciplines of a Godly Man” on Wednesday nights, and by eliminating college small groups during the week, this frees our college-aged students to one church event during the week, hopefully limiting busy nights in the midst of homework and work.

Our main desire this fall is to see an uprise in college students serving and investing in our church body as a whole, and our college group as a whole. It is our prayer that our college students will get to better know the rest of the church by coming to Wednesday night studies with different aged members or serving in a ministry. So, two nights this fall. Sunday nights are for our college night, and Wednesday night for the church as a whole! We can’t wait to see you all in the fall and are so excited for College Night!

Wednesday Night Discipleship:

Begins on August 25, at 6:30 pm.

Adults will have the opportunity to serve with the Choir, attend Open Bible Study with TJ Betts studying the Psalms, or meet in Discipleship Groups.

Men’s groups will be using the book Disciplines of a Godly Man by R Kent Hughes, and women’s groups will use Disciplines of Godly Women by Barbara Hughes as a springboard to invest in one another’s lives.

For more information, and to register, click here!!

Check out our website or GroupMe App for more info regarding specific events!!

Our Week in the Word segment this week comes from Peter Holmes, one of our College Group leaders. The Holmes family also often opens their home to our College Group whether it be for a Bible study, meal, or just a super fun hangout event!


In 1990, Aaron Tippin recorded the hit song, “You’ve Got to Stand for Something.” In the chorus, the song says that if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. This chorus has been running through my mind a lot lately. Although this song is not biblical by any means, it does have a biblical principle.

Throughout the Old Testament, we see time and time again where the Israelites waver on what they believe and what they stand for — worship the one true God, keep the Sabbath holy, have one wife, not to marry foreign wives, etc. 

We all know people that have wavered in their beliefs. People we love and care for have strayed from what they know is right, true, and holy.

We, as believers, have a foundation. Our foundation comes from Scripture. 1 Peter 1:24-25 says, “For all flesh is like grass, and all its glory like a flower of the grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord endures forever.” Scripture never changes. It never is wrong. Culture and ideals will change. The world will change. As believers, we will continue to run against what the world says is right. 

If we begin to waver on what Scripture says is right and true, we will fall, we will waver, we will fail. The world will say that everyone goes to heaven. Scripture says that only those who believe in the Son of God will be saved. 

We cannot waiver from the truths of Scripture, from the truths of God. If we don’t stand on the foundation of Scripture, we will fall for any worldly ideal that blows about like chaff in the wind. Stand firm and hold fast to the truth.

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