2018 June News and Events

Financial Update

YTD budget – $37,934 YTD Income – $38,250 YTD Expenses $36,202 Thank you for your faithful support of the ministry of the church!!

Important Church News

  • Derek returns from Georgia on May 29 and will begin working full-time in the summer months
  • June 13 begins our Summer Family Nights…BBQ, Bible Time, Games…we will all meet together from 6:30-8pm (there will be no Wednesday night studies in August).
  • SAVE THE THURSDAYS IN JULY – Kids days are the Thursdays in July. More info to follow!!
  • July 30 – Aug 2 - VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – Sign-ups for treats, craft items and volunteers are on the side table.
  • August 4-11 - Village Creek Bible Camp Summer Dates. Kids going into 3-6 grades are invited. Pastor John is one of the speakers. See Pastor John for details or go to www.villagecreek.net
  • August 17-19 – All Church family Camp…sign-up with Pastor John
  • Continue to pray for our Building Committee as they seek to gather info to present to our church. More details to follow.

Church Website

www.minnetristachurch.org. Get all your MBC news, dates, sermons etc…

Check out the Minutes

Interested in the business of the church? The monthly minutes are posted from the Deacons and Church Council on the bulletin board.

St Boni Lunch Bunch

The community will meet on June 13th at 12 noon at the St Boni Community Center for a potluck. Come and meet some of your neighbors and be a light to our community.

Food for thought…The Gospel is more than just a ticket to heaven when we die. Can you articulate what difference the Gospel message makes in your daily life, today?

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Our Mission

“The people of Minnetrista Baptist Church are Christ-followers who love, serve and share so our neighbors can come to know Him.”

Our Values

  • Preaching and Teaching God’s Word
  • Biblical Obedience
  • Prayer
  • Community
  • Evangelism

Our Vision

  • “Kitchen” – To inspire, equip and challenge one another to purposeful service within the Body of Christ
  • “Garage” – To train and support one another to live on mission, having confidence to tell His story
  • “Sidewalk and Road” – To bring Christ and His Gospel to our neighbors through meaningful relationships

2018 June Pastor John's Jots

On Wednesday night I taught the youth group. There were 4 boys and we decided to sneak off to Culvers for some ice cream (with parent’s approval). On the way there I asked them to come up with 10 important concepts every Christian should understand. We ordered our treats and then sat at the table and I wrote down their responses on a napkin. Here is what they came up with (in no particular order).

  1. Understand what prayer is.
  2. Understand the purpose of the church and go to church often.
  3. Understand the importance of love.
  4. Understand that Christianity requires a commitment.
  5. Understand the importance of the Bible and read it.
  6. Understand confession and repentance.
  7. Understand what baptism is.
  8. Understand how to share the basics of the gospel…faith, repentance, acceptance.
  9. Understand who the Holy Spirit is.
  10. Understand how to share your faith.

Now that’s a pretty good list. We then went through it and shared which ones we struggling with the most. We had a great discussion and the ice cream was pretty good too! Of the areas these boys mentioned, which areas do you struggle with? I’m so excited to have a church that supports our children and youth with great volunteers, finances and prayer. These kids may one day be our pastors and leadership!!

See you in church,

Pastor John

2018 May News and Events

Financial Update

YTD budget – $28,450 YTD Income – $27,070 YTD Expenses $26,559 Thank you for your faithful support of the ministry of the church!!

Church Website

www.minnetristachurch.org. Get all your MBC news, dates, sermons etc…

Check out the Minutes

Interested in the business of the church? The monthly minutes are posted from the Deacons and Church Council on the bulletin board.

Important Church News

  • May 2 – Curtis Roth will be at our Wednesday Night Family Study to share about their plans to move to New York and begin their ministry. He will also be leading our worship time in song.
  • May 11 – All Church to Feed My Starving Children – Meet at the church at 5:30pm. We will be eating pizza after the event.
  • June 6 begins our Summer Family Nights…BBQ, Bible Time, Games…we will all meet together from 6:30-8pm.
  • August 4-11 - Village Creek Bible Camp Summer Dates. Kids going into 3-6 grades are invited. Pastor John is one of the speakers. See Pastor John for details or go to www.villagecreek.net
  • Continue to pray for our Building Committee as they seek to gather info to present to our church in May. More details to follow.

 St Boni Lunch Bunch

The community will meet on May 9th at 12 noon at the St Boni Community Center for a potluck. Come and meet some of your neighbors and be a light to our community.

Food for thought…”Have you considered why God added you to the Minnetrista Baptist Church?  Are you functioning in that role?  God adds people to church bodies for a reason.  What’s yours?” From Experiencing God

Our Mission

“The people of Minnetrista Baptist Church are Christ-followers who love, serve and share so our neighbors can come to know Him.”

Our Values

  • Preaching and Teaching God’s Word
  • Biblical Obedience
  • Prayer
  • Community
  • Evangelism

Our Vision

  • “Kitchen” – To inspire, equip and challenge one another to purposeful service within the Body of Christ
  • “Garage” – To train and support one another to live on mission, having confidence to tell His story
  • “Sidewalk and Road” – To bring Christ and His Gospel to our neighbors through meaningful relationships