Sovereign Grace Blog
Join us this Sunday at 10:00am at Oak Grove Middle School.
Today the Plant & Build blog of our family of churches began a series on our Regional Leaders. Take a moment and read about our regional care structures and the men (including Pastor Rick) who have been voted in to lead these regions.
Upcoming posts will highlight each Regional Leader, so you might want to sign up here to receive future posts directly from the Plant and Build blog.
The pastors of Sovereign Grace ratified a new polity and Book of Church Order in April 2013. The new polity called for our family of churches to be organized into geographic regions. Each region forms a Regional Assembly of Elders, which simply means that every ordained elder in those regional churches is a part of the Regional Assembly. The Regional Assembly of Elders in each region then chose and affirmed, by majority vote, a man who serves as the Regional Leader. The Regional Leaders were chosen and affirmed by the Fall of last year. – Read more here.
Do you consider yourself handy? Want to learn how to hang a picture or patch a hole in the sheetrock? Mike Hoisington, a man of many talents and experience in the trades, leads a morning of practical training for those of us who want to learn valuable skills to use around the house.
This month dads are specifically encouraged to bring their sons and share a morning of food, fun, and hands-on skill building. Derby cars, birdhouses, and other projects will be available. Ages 5 and above are welcome.
Saturday, January 18 | 8:30am – 10:30am
Help us plan accordingly for supplies. Please RSVP below.
The following email is from Lily Fluharty who is serving at Casa De Esperanza. It’s in response to your generosity towards the orphans at Casa De Esperanza. We collected over $3,400 this month to serve those in need. Well done, SGC. Your gospel generosity is amazing!
Dear Sovereign Grace Church Family,
SGC will be conducting a baptism service on February 9 after the Sunday Celebration at Oak Grove Middle School.
If you would like to participate in the baptism on February 9, we ask that you register and attend a baptism class being held at 8:30 a.m. on January 19 at Oak Grove. This class will walk through the biblical basis for baptism, and also prepare parents and children as they seek to discern if it is time for a child’s public declaration of their profession of faith.
You can register for the class here.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Pastor Jon.
It is our joy to gather as the church and celebrate publicly what has happened in the hearts of believers in Christ. For those of you who have already been baptized, please plan to stay after the service on February 9 and join us for this special occasion.
This January we’re excited to welcome pastor, theologian, and dean of the Sovereign Grace Pastors College, Jeff Purswell, for a one day seminar on eschatology-the study of the end times. This seminar is free and open to anyone who would like to join us for this special event. Visit the seminar page for more information.
Please help us plan accordingly by providing your RSVP for this event.
Saturday, January 25 | 8:30am – 3:00pm
For the past 5 winters, a group of 8 to 12 guys have ventured into the wilderness for 2 nights/3 days to pursue biblical fellowship, have adventures, build relationships, and experience God’s magnificent creation in a unique way. The trip begins with a 1-5 mile hike/snowshoe into a remote lake location in the wilderness of MN or WI. Once the campsite is chosen, construction begins on the quinzee (igloo) which in past years has slept 7-10 guys. (If you have an aversion to sleeping in a snow-structure, Chad Whipple brings a heated-canvas tent!) The remaining time is spent hiking/snowshoeing, talking around the campfire, drinking coffee, sharing meals, two daily group devotions, sledding, snow-wrestling, collecting firewood, and finding other winter adventures.
God has richly blessed these trips in the past. It’s greatly enabled men to build relationships with other men in the church who they might not otherwise have contact with. There is also abundant opportunity to experience and practice biblical fellowship with one another, or to take a silent snowshoe through the woods to quiet your heart and be inspired by creation to worship the creator. Many of the sweetest memories of the trip come from discussion and fellowship around the campfire. Even men who were tentative about winter camping initially have loved the experience, evidenced by the fact that most who went in past years will be coming again this year!
The trip will be Thursday-Saturday, January 30-February 1, so it will require taking 2 days off work for most people. Location will be determined at a planning meeting in January. If you have zero camping experience and no equipment, you are still 100% eligible and encouraged to go. The only needed items are warm clothes and a sled, and many of the guys have extra equipment to lend as well if needed. The cost of the trip is minimal, just gas and food costs.
If you would like to sign-up to go or have any questions/interest, please contact Bert Eikum at Bertscrib@gmail.com