Church Newsletter
10.19.18
Greetings!
Meaningful Membership
Church membership is a centerpiece of a Word-centered church. In recent blog posts, we’ve defined a Word-centered church as focused on expositional preaching, shepherding leadership, meaningful membership, and healthy gatherings. In the last post, I described the character of shepherding leadership, and shepherding leadership assumes a flock to teach, oversee, and protect. Membership is the biblical means by which pastors know the believers for whom they will give an account to God (Heb. 13:17).
PREPARING
FOR SUNDAY

Sermon:
The Expanding Church
Rev. Rob Clarke

Scripture:
Deuteronomy 18:15-22

Happenings at IBC
Missions Conference
Saturday, October 20
6:30 PM Evening Session in Room 107 (Mizpah Room)

Sunday, October 21
9:30 AM Combined Sunday School in the Sanctuary
10:45 AM Morning Worship Service
12:15 PM Lunch in the Fellowship Hall
1:30 PM Afternoon Session

Rob Clarke, a church planter & missionary team leader,
will be the speaker for the weekend.
Wednesday, October 24, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Come in costume! There will be inflatables, games, prizes, trunk or treating, a cake walk and a food truck! Activities will take place in the small parking lot and fellowship hall. If you can help, sign up tables will be in the welcome center on Sunday.
Our Christmas Outreach this year will be assisting foster families through Hope Tree Family Services. More information will be presented during the morning worship service on Sunday, October 28.
MEMBERSHIP CLASS | Sunday, November 4
Want to know more about our church or would like to know how to become a member? Join us Sunday, November 4 from 12:30 PM to 5 PM. Lunch is provided. Register online or email kober@ibcrichmond.org if you would like to attend. 
Worship Service Security Teams – Men, are you looking for a way to serve at Immanuel? There is a need for additional volunteers for the security teams that keep our church safe during our Sunday services. If you interested in serving once a month, pleases contact Travis Cox at  tcox7092@verizon.net  
29 Days
The Gospel Comes with a House Key
November 17
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Rosaria Butterfield invites us into her home to show us how God can use this same “radical, ordinary hospitality” to bring the gospel to our lost friends and neighbors. Such hospitality sees our homes as not our own, but as God’s tools for the furtherance of his kingdom.
This event is open to both men and women.
Cost: $12
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
(Lunch is on your own)
Location: Immanuel Baptist Church
Upcoming Events:

Oct. 24 - Fall Festival
Nov. 17   The Gospel Comes with a House Key/Rosaria Butterfield
December 1 Labor of Love
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