Discipleship night to take place on April 17

Published 10:27 pm Thursday, April 14, 2016

By Larry P. Stover

Stover lives in Valley Grande and is pastor at Praise Park Ministries Church of the Nazarene.

One of the things that I enjoy about being a pastor in Valley Grande is that the area churches work together and enjoy fellowship and activities with each other.

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The common bond among us is that Christians of all denominations need to “grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

The Selma Baptist Association is sponsoring a “Discipleship Night” this evening, Sunday, April 17.

The theme for the evening is “Follow Me In Radical Discipleship — Jesus.” Activities begin at 5 p.m.

The main event will take place at Valley Grande Baptist Church.

A catered meal will be served at 5 p.m.

There is no charge for dinner but RSVP need to be made at (334) 872-1640.

At 5:30 p.m. an opening worship service will be enjoyed with Dr. Kenny Hatcher providing the music and Dr. Rick Lance giving the message.

There will be two breakout sessions.

The first will begin at 6 p.m. and the second at 6:45 p.m.

Choices will include, “On Mission in a Godless World” led by Dr. Rick Lance, “God’s Judgment on America: Prayer for Spiritual Awakening” led by the Rev. Daniel Martin, “Why Aren’t You in Jail? (A Glimpse of the Persecuted Church)” by the Rev. Lee Tate, “Counting the Cost — Discipleship in a Radically Changing Culture” led by Dr. Clarke Skelton, “Life Created in the Image of God” led by Dr. Park Chittom, and “Biblical Ethics and Your Worldview” led by Mr. Joe McConnell.

From 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. in the evening, a nursery will be provide for ages birth to three. A pre-school class for ages 4 and 5 will be directed by Mrs. Dede Thorton. And, a Children’s program for grades 1-6 will be led by Ms Hope Stephens & Mrs. Kim Lewis.

Middle and High School youth will meet at Elkdale Baptist Church from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. The teens will be eating at 5 p.m.

An opening ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. There will be breakout session at 6 p.m. followed by a worship service at 6:30 p.m. The special speaker at Elkdale will be Larry Hyche from Decatur. Music for the youth service will be lead by James Choi & Friends.

For more information on the youth event, call Jacob Elliot at 334-320-3929.

This is going to be an outstanding event. Christians from all denominations are invited to attend. Please make reservations if you plan to eat supper at the event.

Learning more about Jesus and enjoying fellowship with other believers makes life “simply beautiful.”