April 8, 2018 Announcements
Student Ministries (grades 6-12) will be meeting tonight. Please come if you are a middle schooler, high schooler, or parent. We will meet in the worship center at 6:00pm for fellowship, teaching, and games. Contact Josh Kellso with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Membership/Baptism Service and Grillout
We will have a grillout on our Membership/Baptism Sunday, April 22. As usual, there will be no NGM for kids 3 years old and older. We are in need of a few more volunteers. Please contact Rachel if you can help (email@example.com).
SALT (Single Adults Living in Truth) Monthly Meeting (ages 18-30)
Join other college and career young adults Friday, April 13 from 7:00-8:30pm at GBC where we will be discussing Chapter 15 of Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges. Copies of the book can be purchased at the BookTable for $11. If you are able to attend or have questions, please contact Kate Demarest (480.234.8038). We hope to see you there!
If you are newer to the church, Discovery Lunch is a great place to enjoy some food, learn more about what the church believes as well as interact with an elder, if you have more specific questions. The next lunch will be hosted at GBC on Sunday, April 29 at 12:00pm-2:00pm. Future Discovery lunches will take place approximately on a monthly basis. Please register online at www.gbcaz.org/events. If you have any questions, please contact the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Save the date for our upcoming Women’s Retreat. The retreat will be August 18-19, 2018. Registration information will be available as we get closer to the date. If you have any questions, please contact Ann Angstead (email@example.com).
Looking for a Place to Serve or Get Involved?
Pick up a flyer at the Information Table for more details.
Weekly Announcement Email
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Book of the Month
April’s book of the month is Missions: How the Local Church Goes Global ($11) by Andy Johnson. This book will compliment our next sermon in the Philosophy of Ministry series. It is a short book that captures well our church’s approach to missions. If you have any questions or want the reading guide which includes a suggested one-month reading plan for completing the book in April, please see the BookTable servants.
Restoration and Church Discipline (Matthew 18:15-17)
Jesus directs the church to patiently and gently pursue its sinning believers that they may be won back from their sin. In cases where the professing Christian refuses to repent of sin, Jesus directs the church to remove the unrepentant one from the church family and fellowship. GBC practices church discipline as prescribed by its bylaws in accordance with Matthew 18:15-17. Regular attendance at GBC is considered affirmation of this biblical practice. If you have any questions regarding church discipline please listen to our sermon titled “The Heart of Christ for our Holiness” located on our website (www.gbcaz.org/2013/11/111013-sermon/). The elders are also available to answer any questions.
Today’s Next Generation Ministries lesson: 1 Samuel 17:1-58 – David Fights for God’s Honor
Next week’s lesson: 1 Samuel 18:1-20:42 – God Gives David a Friend