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July 13, 2018

Greetings E-news Friends,

Learning More About Leadership
Is everyone a leader? What do you think? The answer hinges somewhat on what you think leadership is. The advancement of a church depends on a clear understanding and commitment to leadership. Jesus spent three years training a small band of disciples. Their task? Go into all the world and make disciples. That takes leadership!

According to the Personal Disciple Plan inventory (PDP), many of you felt a need to grow as a leader. This Sunday we will clearly define leadership and see how you fit into the role of leadership. Bring your bible and journal and be ready for God to speak and inspire you.

Building Update
The architect submitted the building plans to the city on Monday, July 2. We should have word from them in ten working days. Hopefully we will have a permit the first of next week. This week, subcontractors met at the church with the general contractor and architect to review the work and prepare bids. Also this week, work began in the new coffee area. You will be seeing more and more activity in the coming days. This is an exciting time for our church as we prepare for many people yet to come.

Church Community Builder (CCB)
CCB is our secure, data management system that helps keep Briarcliff Church running behind the scenes. One of the most important features of this software is our ability to grow in community by connecting with each other.  Please LOG IN and verify that your information is accurate: name, address, email, phone and contact preference. Be sure to add a photo too!  if you need assistance, Deborah and Julie will be in the lobby after both services this Sunday and would love to help. They can even take your photo and upload it for you!

Parent Night at Briarcliff Student
We are excited about God’s vision for students at Briarcliff. Parents of students 6th grade-seniors are encouraged to join the students on August 22 at 6:30 PM for an evening of fellowship, refreshments and worship. Mark it on your calendar now.

Operation Christmas Child (OCC)
One of the ways to describe Briarcliff Church is “generous”!  To pack 1400 shoe boxes that will share the gospel around the world is definitely “generous”!  All the boxes of crayons for the shoe boxes have been donated!  That is “generous’! Thank you!!

The month of July  we are collecting school supplies (pencils, pens, erasers, child’s scissors).  As you shop for each item, please pray over it and receive a great blessing. We also still need...

  • 100 washcloths

  • 1324 solid-colored T-shirts (S,M and L)

  • 396 Match Box cars

Young Adult Summer Activities
Our young adults have a lot of activities going this summer. It is a great time to get involved, have fun and get to know other young adults. Find out more by contacting or .

Briarcliff Students Lake Weekend
July 27th-29th | Table Rock Lake | Reeds Spring, Missouri
Briarcliff Students are going to Pastor Vernon's Lake House on Table Rock Lake at the end of July! This will be a great opportunity for students to bring their friends and enjoy the last days of summer. There will be swimming, tubing, jet skis, games, food and a great time of fellowship! Sunday morning we will have worship with the students. The cost for the event will be $20 per student to cover food and travel expenses. Click here to download and fill out the Church waiver and download a list of items to bring (Waivers can be sent to Nathan LeBlanc @ ). Click here to register!

Blessings,

Vernon                                                                        

UPCOMING EVENTS    

City Union Mission breakfast, July 21

Briarcliff Kids scripture memory celebration, July 19, 7:00 PM

Briarcliff Students Lake Weekend, July 27-29

Praise & Prayer Night, August 19, 6:00 PM

Parent Night with Briarcliff Students, August 22, 6:30 PM

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July 6, 2018

Greetings E-news Friends,

Learning More About Prayer

    This summer we are focusing on opportunities to  grow in our walk with Christ that are based on responses in the  Personal Disciple Plan inventory (PDP). This Sunday we will look at prayer. Most everyone around the world prays.  According to a Pew Research Center survey, more than half (55%) of Americans say they pray every day. The survey also found that 6% of atheist pray every day and 11% pray weekly or monthly.

     Prayer is an indispensable part of growing as a disciple of Jesus Christ. It is also critical in a church moving forward. Get ready to learn more this Sunday.

Operation Christmas Child (OCC)

  One of the ways to describe Briarcliff Church is ‘generous’! To pack 1400 shoe boxes that will share the gospel around the world is definitely ‘generous’!  The month of July we are collecting school supplies (crayons, pencils, pens, erasers).  As you shop for each item, please pray over it and receive a great blessing. We also still need...

  • 801 washcloths

  • 1324 solid-colored T-shirts (S,M and L)

  • 429 Match Box cars

Summer Outreach

     Is summer a good time to reach out to people not in church? YES! By all means! Summer is an excellent time to build relationships with those who seldom attend church. It is also a great time for your small group to engage in fellowship (also inviting unchurched to join you).

Here are just some thoughts to consider for your group:

1. Have a potluck meal and invite unchurched friends (not asking them to provide anything)

2. Check out the T-Bone games and invite friends to join you. http://www.tbonesbaseball.com

3. Serve breakfast one Saturday at City Union Mission with your group. Invite an unchurched friend to join you. Many times they are more likely to serve at a mission before they would attend church.http://briarcliff.church/city-union-mission/

Young Adult Summer Activities

     Our young adults have a lot of activities going this summer. It is a great time to get involved, have fun and get to know other young adults. Find out more by contacting or .

Briarcliff Students Lake Weekend
July 27th-29th | Table Rock Lake | Reeds Spring, Missouri
    Briarcliff Students are going to Pastor Vernon's Lake House on Table Rock Lake at the end of July! This will be a great opportunity for students to bring their friends and enjoy the last days of summer. There will be swimming, tubing, jet skis, games, food and a great time of fellowship! Sunday morning we will have worship with the students. The cost for the event will be $20 per student to cover food and travel expenses. Click here to download and fill out the Church waiver and download a list of items to bring (Waivers can be sent to Nathan LeBlanc @ ). Click here to register!

Blessings,

Vernon                                                                        

UPCOMING EVENTS    

City Union Mission breakfast, July 21

Briarcliff Students Lake Weekend, July 27-29

Church-wide Prayer Service, August 19, 6:00 PM

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