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June 1, 2018

Greetings E-news Friends,

Encouraged. A Study of 1 Peter
According to a new survey conducted by the Barna Group, 82% of Christian adults believe the United States is facing a crisis in leadership--there aren’t enough good leaders. Godly leaders make a difference. They are necessary in a nation, church, school, as well as home. The bible has great examples of good and bad leadership--nations that flourished with godly leaders but also those that crumbled under bad leadership.

In our study of 1 Peter this Sunday, we will unpack some leadership lessons from Peter. He knew the challenges of persecution and the urgency of godly leaders necessary to flourish. Jesus had called him as a fisherman to follow him and trained him for three years to be a leader. History tells the story of how the small band of believers with godly leaders flourished beyond the ruling power of Rome. The same possibilities still exist today with godly leaders. You will be inspired, encouraged and challenged this Sunday as we unpack some lessons on leadership.

Briarcliff Students Camp Revolution,  June 18 at John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR
Camp Revolution is a week-long experience, for Junior High and High School students,  that you don’t want your student to miss! BC Students will spend the week on the campus of John Brown University, located in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. JBU has new and updated dormitories and great rec fields. There’s a recreation center with an indoor pool, basketball, racquetball, wallyball and more. Each day will be packed with challenging squad times, great worship, interactive late night events and loads of free time. The cost will be $200 per student. Click here to download the required forms that will need to be completed and submitted to Nathan Le Blanc @ . Click hereto register!

BC Kids Pizza Party
The Children’s Ministry is excited to celebrate the accomplishments of K-5  throughout our last unit. The pizza party is this Sunday,  June 3rd after the second service. It’s not too late to register your child for pizza, games, and fun! Register your child here.

Operation Christmas Child
Briarcliff Church will be  packing 1,400 boxes for our Operation Christmas Child.    This is an incredible opportunity to share the Gospel with children around the world. Please save the date Saturday, October 13, 2018 for the packing party.   Here are other ways to participate:

  • Please continue  bringing in t-shirts that will be converted to jump ropes for the boxes.  If you would like to join the team making jump ropes, please click here.

  • Collection of items to fill 1,400 boxes include the following:  

           June– balls, matchbox cars, small toys

           July/August– School Supplies (pencils, erasers, pens, paper, scissors)

  • Pray God will begin working in the life of each child receiving a shoe box and that we will have an abundance of items needed to pack the 1400 boxes.

Food Collection
Thanks for generously and faithfully bringing non-perishable items for those in need. The first Sunday of the month (this Sunday) is collection day. Please bring non-perishable items this Sunday, June 1. Place them in the large container located in the coat area immediately off of the lobby.

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 Le Blanc @ ). Click here to register!




BC Kids Pizza Party,  June 3

Briarcliff Students Camp Revolution, June 18-22

Food Collection, June 3
Briarcliff Students Lake Weekend, July 27-29

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