Greetings E-news Friends,
The one miracle that is recorded in all four gospels is the feeding of the 5,000. What does that have to say to us today? First, it teaches us about what it means to really “rest”. Second, it shows us a lot about the nature of Jesus. Third, it reveals something about ourselves. Lastly, it challenges us on the action we are to take as followers of Jesus. We have a lot to look forward to as we unpack this awesome miracle of Jesus.
Why is Exploring Faith important? What you believe drives everything about you—your decisions, values, priorities, relationships and much more. Yet many are not clear on what they really believe or why. What you believe determines how you live your life and spend eternity. Would you invite the unchurched friends you have been praying for to attend this adventure with you? They are not likely to attend without your prayers, encouragement and willingness to attend with them. This is a safe environment for people to ask questions about faith. It can also be a great learning experience for those of you that bring your unchurched friend. You will be given the tools for the greatest adventure in life.
We will begin on Wednesday, January 23, at 6:30 PM. Children will have the opportunity of being in Awana at the same time. Register now!
This is a safe and convenient way to make your gift to the ministries of Briarcliff. You can make a one-time or reoccurring gift. Begin this new year this week with your online gift. Click here.
Discover Your Design (DYD)
At Briarcliff Church, we want to provide each member and regular attender with an opportunity to serve. Additionally, we want it to be a fulfilling experience that results in growing to become more like Christ. You will discover your SHAPE ---Spiritual Gifts, Heart (Passion), Abilities, Personality, Experiences, followed by an opportunity to talk with a Discover Your Design coach to discover the best match of serving for you. Our next class is January 20 and 27 at 10:45 AM. Register now.
City Union Mission
Our annual tradition of serving dinner for City Union Mission will continue this year and will take place on Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019, 5:00 PM at the City Union Mission - Family Center, and the following Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019, 5:30 PM AND 7:30 PM (serving two different groups of men) at the City Union Mission - Men’s Center. If you are interested in this serving opportunity, more information will be available in the lobby this weekend. You may also get more information or register to serve HERE.
READY Youth Conference | Briarcliff Students
Amidst a culture shifting like the tide, it is imperative that students are ready to defend “the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3). So, mark your calendars for Ready, a youth conference held at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary on January 25-26, 2019. This conference features the following guest speakers: Sam Bierig, Brian Davis, Rechab Gray, Owen Strachan, and Jared C. Wilson. An additional concert with nobigdyl. will be held on January 25. Click here to register today!
Discover Your Design – January 20 and 27, 10:45 AM
Exploring Faith - January 23, 6:30 PM
READY Youth Conference - Briarcliff Students - January 25th-26th
City Union Mission Dinners – February 19th and 26th