July 30 | A.M. Service
A Prayer of Thanksgiving
(Part 1)
Pastor Mike Sproul

July 30 | P.M. Service
A Study in 2 Corinthians:
True Spiritual Leadership
(Part 17)
Pastor Mike Sproul
 July 30, 2017  
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August 8-9

August 11

TFT Kindergarten Prep
Open House 

August 11

August 13

Celebration of the Lord's Supper 
August 13

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Sproul in wishing Happy
Birthday to...

Sun, Aug 6 
Brett Phillips
Anyah Llorente
Charles Cline

Mon, Aug 7 
Jim Tennison
Sam Bullock
Jessica Prickett
Bodie Brock

Tues, Aug 8
Neomi Jaquez
Michele Hernandez
Pastor Todd Tjepkema
Robert Tjepkema

Wed, Aug 9 
Karissa Mitchell 

Thurs, Aug 10
Linda Snider
Pastor Mike Sproul
Aria Cline

Fri, Aug 11 
Mick Borton
Jess Chamberlain 

Sat, Aug 12
Lisa Caupp
Emily Miller

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August 4, 2017
Pastor's Note

I've had such a wonderful week. I've spent 6 :00 a .m . to 2 :00 p .m . every day teaching twelve pastors around the world on the topic of Small Groups. I'm teaching a missionary in the jungle of Thailand, a Hungarian pastor in Budapest, a veteran missionary to Haiti, a young man on deputation to go to Norway and several other pastors around the Midwest. It has been an exhausting week for me. But I was born to teach and so completely love doing it . While I'm completely exhausted at the end of the day, combining that teaching with all the staff work I do for the church, I can't imagine doing anything other than teaching.
I will be leaving shortly after the Sunday morning service for a 24 hour trip to DC. I get in at midnight there and have some very important meetings. I am being lied about by a particular senior officer , and it is so serious that the Command Chaplain that I work with in Germany is taking three days from his job in Germany to fly to DC to defend me. I will be back about midnight on Monday night. Then Pastor Jason and I are taking ten high school juniors and seniors to the mountains to camp on Tuesday and will have a good time.

Then Saturday is our "all staff/deacons and spouses" in-service. It's going to be a great time. We will be at the church from 10 :00 a .m .-2 :00 p .m. We will have fun with our personalities and learn how to work together better. My sister who was for many years a vice-president for training with JPMorgan Chase will be leading us through the training and fun-filled day. Childcare and lunch will be provided.
I have three more sermons in my series on the book of Psalms. I have so enjoyed this study. If you didn't hear the first message in the series, you can find it on our website and listen or watch it on LiveStream. I'm so eager to share the truths of God's Word with you on Sunday. Be in your place on Sunday at 9:15 a.m. for Adult Bible Fellowship and then at 10:30 a.m. for the morning service.
Kneeling to stand,
Pastor Mike Sproul
Senior Pastor
Tri-City Baptist Church
Book of the Month
The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus    
The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus explains the greatest of Bible themes clearly and logically. Rather than focusing on one part and missing the whole, the author chronologically binds together the entire text into one great universal drama, looking at events from the perspective of those who experienced history in the making. The results are sometimes comical, sometimes frightening, but always true to the intent of the text. When you are done reading it, you may find yourself believing "the Book" like you never have before.

  Look for your copy in the TBC Bookstore today!
Get Involved!
IBCS Guest Chef
Do you enjoy cooking? International Baptist College and Seminary is looking for another guest chef to cook periodically for students on Sundays during the Fall semester (starts in August!). This gives the regular cooks a break and allows the students to enjoy a wider variety of food. If you are interested, pick up a brochure at the Welcome Center or contact Elisabeth Tjepkema.

Volunteer in the Nursery! 
We are looking for more nursery workers due to regular volunteers being on vacation and our college girls being away. We have open spots where we could use your help. If you could help out even one time, please let Barrie and Sue Wheeler or Janet Paine know.

Home Away from Home International
Home Away from Home (HAH) International is an outreach ministry to foreign international students at ASU, but also applies to our own college/seminary. Through HAH International we will have the chance to share our culture, our family, and our faith with students from all over the world without leaving home. If you would like to share the love of Christ with people you could not meet any other way, please prayerfully consider being a part of this new ministry opportunity. For details,  contact Pastor Nathan Mestler.
Memory Verse of the Week
PMDOur PMDiscipleship classes begin on Sunday, August 27 at 6:00 p.m. These evening classes provide you with an intense focus on specific areas of ministry and individual spiritual growth.

This Fall we are offering six classes: Love & Respect, How to Study Your Bible (Pt. 2), A Christian's Music, Islam Seminar, Theology of Money, and Teach Them Diligently.

Below are descriptions for three of the classes.  
Love & Respect with Pastor Todd Tjepkema
Room: A-278    |   Cost: $5
Purpose: to enrich your relationship with your spouse by discovering "the love she most desires" and "the respect he desperately needs." Helps men and women learn how to resolve conflict, deal with negative reactions, and motivate each other by meeting each other's needs. 
How to Study Your Bible with Mr. Nathan Mestler
(This is a continuation of the last class in the Spring, but open to new students)
Room: D-140    |    Cost: $5
Purpose: to provide tips and encouragement in your personal Bible study time. God hasn't given His Word to confuse or overwhelm us, but so that we can get to know Him more and more every day. It's the adventure of a lifetime!
A Christian's Music  with Pastor Dave Stretzbach
Room: A-156    |    Cost: $5
Purpose: to examine biblical principles about music and an evaluation of all types of music. This class will help establish a biblical philosophy and standard for music.
Upcoming Events
August 8-9  
Junior and Senior teens, mark your calendars for Tuesday and Wednesday (August 8-9) for the retreat with Pastor Mike Sproul. He loves to spend time with you and share his heart. Please see Pastor Jason McDonnell for more details. 

Friday, August 11  
Parents, Tri-City Christian Academy is holding their Open House on Friday, August 11 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Bring your children to meet their new teachers. We pray that, during the coming months, each one of our students will continue to grow to reach their potential spiritually, academically, socially, and physically. View the TCA website.  

August 11   
Time For Tots is holding their Kindergarten Prep. Open House on Friday, August 11 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Parents, come see how TFT Kindergarten Prep. can help your children grow this coming year.

Visit the TFT website or contact Meagan Paine for more information.

allnighterYOUTH ALL-NIGHTER     
Friday, August 18 
Teens, have you signed up? Come
Friday, August 18 for games, bowling, rides, and as much pizza, ice cream, and soda as you can hold. Pastor James Tilson from Northwest Valley Baptist Church will give the Gospel, so invite your unsaved friends! We will start at Tri-City at 9:00 p.m. and go to Amazing Jake's until 6:00 a.m. Cost is $36 per person. RSVP by August 11. Questions? See Pastor Jason McDonnell (602-930-1918).

mensbreakfastMEN'S PRAYER BREAKFAST    
Saturday, August 19   
On Saturday, August 19, at 8:00 a.m. is our monthly Men's Prayer Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall. Men, make a point of fellowshipping, praying, and developing Biblical goals for you, your family, and the church. Enjoy the breakfast for $3. Invite someone else to come with you!

Sunday, August 13   
Our next Doorway Fellowship begins Sunday, August 13 at 9:15 a.m. in room A-268 (on the second floor). This eight week class is a great opportunity for prospective members to connect with Pastor Mike Sproul. Topics from theology to fundamentalist history to church operation and more will be addressed during this class. Sign up at the Welcome Center!   

heartfocusIBCS HEART FOCUS    
August 20-23   
International Baptist College and Seminary will hold the annual Heart Focus services August 20-23. Heart Focus is designed to focus the students, faculty, and staff on God's purpose for them during the upcoming school year. This year's speaker is Mike Herbster, director of Southland Camp and former evangelist. You are invited to join the college students on Sunday, August 20 at 6:00 p.m. for the regular TBC Evening Service and 7:00 p.m. nightly on Monday-Wednesday in the Heritage Chapel (D-140).

Monday, August 21 
Thinking about picking up that instrument collecting dust in your closet? Maybe you're interested in learning to play hymns on the piano. The Chandler School of Fine Arts begins its fall term on Monday, August 21. Offering piano and voice as well as string, brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments, CFA lessons are taught by highly qualified, professional instructors for students of all ages.

Contact the CFA registration office for more information (480-245-7969).