The Flip - January 2013

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    January 19 @ 7am

    MISSIONS Well, the world didnt end and here we are in the New Year! It s an exciting time to think about what this year holds for our ministry, our church, and your student. Looking ahead, Im anticipating several events, but especially our mission trips to Guatemala and Tullahoma.

    Were doing two Guatemala trips this year: one over spring break and one at the end of May. In the past weve not been able to accommodate all the students who would like to serve, so this year weve been able to expand our partnership to two trips. We are also looking forward to our Tullahoma mission trip July 15-19 as we continue to plant and sow the seeds of the gospel through Restoration Baptist Fellowship. These trips can be expensive and we try to help offset the costs by offering jobs such as Super Sale in January and other events later in spring.

    This years Super Sale is January 19 and promises to be as great as ever. Not only are we anticipating several hundred shoppers, but it is also a great opportunity for your student to work volunteer hours to earn money towards their mission trip. Every dollar given at Super Sale goes to help send our students on mission this year.

    Here is how you can help: 1) If your student hasnt signed up for a Guatemala trip, please do so ASAP. 2) Make sure your student signs up to work the Super Sale. 3) Inform your family, your neighbors, and your co-workers about donating items to sell or

    coming by on the 19th to shop at Super Sale.

    PRAY I encourage you to take a few minutes each day and pray for our student ministry transition. Although I am continuing to serve as our student pastor, we need significant prayer support as we seek Gods will for our next student pastor. Id like to personally invite you to participate in several prayer times where our students, our search team, and our parents will be praying through our transition and for our next student pastor. The dates and times are on the back of this newsletter. Join us in the journey towards the next chapter of our student ministry.

    A Word From Jason:

  • looking ahead...

    Jan 9 // switch service resumes // 6pm

    Jan 13 // switch life resumes // 5pm

    Jan 13 // deadline to sign up for Guatemala trips

    Jan 16-18 // super sale set up // all day

    Jan 19 // super sale // 7am

    Feb 15 // love your world

    Feb 22-23 // dnow

    March 10-15 or May 25-June 1

    10th-12th grades

    working with the Pokomchi Mayan Indian people Well be working with local missionaries teaching English, Bible stories, recreation at a local high school

    Register @

    Space is limited for each trip...sign up ends January 13 for both trips.

  • Super sale January 19

    We need lots of volunteers to make Super Sale happen! Below are the hours we need people to help unload, sort, price, and sell items. Students can earn toward future mission trips for working Super Sale; parents can also work and earn for their kids.

    Jan. 16 (Wed): 7:30pm-9:30pm (unloading)

    Jan. 17 (Thurs): all day (sorting)

    Jan. 18 (Fri): all day (sorting & pricing)

    Jan. 19 (Sat): 6:30am till clean up ends (around 3pm)

    Switch life Resumes January 13

    This year, we will again be selling luminaries to benefit student mission trips for 2013. Luminaries cost $5 and can be purchased on Sunday mornings at the Information Center or by contacting our Student Office. Luminaries will be displayed along the drive on the night of our Candlelight Service.

    Disciplenow February 22-24

    Sign up for DNOW begins this month! Well be attending the Student Life Spring Conference at Bellevue, hearing from speakers including Ed Newton and worship leaders including Unhindered. Students will spend Friday and Saturday night at homes of BBC members, engaging in fellowship and small groups with college leaders. Well attend the conference on Friday and Saturday and have a closing session at BBC on Sunday morning. Cost is $80 and includes transportation, meals, conference fee, a t-shirt, and recreation activities. Sign up online at

    Coming soon...

    Guatemala registration Ends January 13

    We still have several spots available for our Guatemala trip in March 2013 (spring break). Our sign ups will be ending soon, so if your son or daughter is interested encourage them to go online and register. The cost for the trip is $1100, due over a series of 3 deposit dates. We are providing several fundraising opportunities to help students with the cost of this trip.

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    Bartlett, TN 38135 901-333-3350

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    Join us at 4:15 in the ROCK as we pray for Gods vision for our student ministry. January 13, 27 // February 10, 24 // March 10, 24