Church Newsletter
Shepherding Leadership
A Word-centered church is a congregation gathered for the receiving of God’s Word. Rightly understood, a Word-centered church must agree about the teaching, leading, adding, and gathering of God’s people. We’ve set out in this series of blog posts to address this using the headings expositional preaching, shepherding leadership, meaningful membership, and healthy gatherings. In this article, we will consider the shepherding leadership of the church. 

Proverbs 18:21
Pastor Michael

Ephesians 4:25-32

Evening Service:
SOMA Life Groups
Happenings at IBC
This Sunday, October 14th, there will be a vote to call Jon Dillon as Discipleship Pastor following the morning worship service.

If you were unable to hear Jon last weekend, his sermon (  The Power of Hope, 1 Peter 1:3-6 ) can be found on our website or church app under Sermons, under Focused Messages, or you can click  here  to listen
EVERGREENS | Tuesday, October 16
This month’s speaker will be Bill Lohmann, columnist for the Richmond Times Dispatch. Music will be provided by AJ Baker. There will be a baked potato bar, salad, and dessert. If you are 55+, join us at 12 PM in the Fellowship Hall.
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. Click here to register and select your lunch choice.
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 today and next 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.
The Gospel Comes with a House Key
A Day with Dr. Rosaria Butterfield
Join us November 17, 2018 as we spend the day listening to Dr. Rosaria Butterfield share what Christian hospitality looks like in our current cultural climate. Dr. Butterfield will show us how “radical, ordinary hospitality” can be used to glorify God, serve others, and live out the gospel in word and deed. 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. 20-21  – Missions Conference
Oct. 24 - Fall Festival
Nov. 17   The Gospel Comes with a House Key/Rosaria Butterfield
December 1 Labor of Love
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