Five Points Blog
- Brett Toney
- Jan 16, 2013
Coming up at the end of January, we will be having another Missions Focus. Over the course of the weekend, there will be a number of opportunities to learn more about missions and those who have been sent out from Five Points. Here is a rundown of what will be going on:
Friday, January 25 — A Family Night in Chad
Saturday, January 26 — Meet the Missionary Night (note the change in location of the open house for our missionaries to Chad)
Sunday, January 27
- Hear from several of our missionaries during Bible Study Hour.
- Cameroonian pastor and theologian Dieudonné Tamfu will be our guest preacher in the morning service.
- Join us at the Evening Family Gathering to pray specifically for missions and enjoy pizza together (donations accepted); some of our missionaries will be available as well.
Monday, January 28 — All are invited to a noon luncheon hosted by our seniors to encourage our missionaries.
I am looking forward to celebrating the global work of God as he fills the world with image-bearers, having been made disciples of Jesus through the teaching and baptism of everyday saints.
- Brett Toney
- Oct 15, 2012
This Sunday at 5:00pm we will have the first Members’ Meeting of this ministry year. This is a time for our 272 members to come together to care for one another in the organizational life and broader vision of our church.
Specifically, we’ll hear from Mark Kakkuri about why we call these meetings “Members’ Meetings” and what goes on at the bi-monthly elder meetings. We will hear a report from Daryl Gingell, praising God for how the needs of our previous fiscal year were met. JJ Sherwood will present a biblical view of church growth and how that relates to church planting. And I will provide an overview of my role as the Associate Pastor for Administration now that I’ve been “on the ground” for four months.
So, members, come engage in this aspect of the life of the church. Bring your questions. If you haven’t already, review the minutes from our previous Members’ Meeting and the financial overview for Sunday. And if you aren’t a member, consider joining us, both at this meeting—to see how we pursue our joy in Jesus in this aspect of church life—and in covenant membership.
And after the meeting, we encourage you to continue experiencing the fruitfulness of life together by gathering with your Shepherd Group. If you aren’t currently in a group, search online for one near you or contact us.
- JJ Sherwood
- Sep 05, 2012
JI Packer wrote in Knowing God, "Disregard the study of God and you sentence yourself to stumble and blunder through life blindfolded, as it were, with no sense of direction and no understanding of what surrounds you. This way you can waste your life and lose your soul."
Fraternal begins next Wednesday, September 12 at 7pm in the Library and I invite the men of Five Points to lock arms with each other in the fight for faith and the battle for our souls as we begin a study of the Doctrine of God. The task ahead is no easy sledding and we will make a number of commitments to one another next Wednesday, but studying the person, nature and character of God is the most practical activity a person can engage in. The digging will be hard, but the reward is beyond what you can imagine!
The cost is $75 for the year, which covers the books and materials for the class. Please sign up here so we can be prepared with your materials for our time together. If for some reason are not able to register online early, you may register at the door on September 12 and we'll get you your materials as soon as possible. Also, if the cost associated with the class is the only reason you are not signing up, please contact me so we can work together to enable your attendance. I ask everyone to join us in prayer that as we set our faces towards seeking Him in His Word, God would graciously reveal His glory to us and change us from one degree of glory to the next.
- Dave Houston
- Aug 27, 2012
Following last night's Annual Member's meeting, we welcome the following people into membership at Five Points:
Dominick & Lori Astorino
Don & Kathy Gibson
Alex & Kera Hoover
Nowell & Wendy Manus
Steve & Karen Safiedine
Kevin & Joan Sedely
Phil & Alison Sommerville
Covenant membership is a commitment to one another—a willing pledge to guard, care, submit, support, and minister together for the building up of our church body. Joining the covenant community at Five Points is a public expression of your commitment to fulfill the 44 "one another" commands found in the New Testament and is an integral part of our witness to the world around us. Contact the church office if you would like more information about becoming a member at Five Points.
- Jeff Hulderman
- Aug 06, 2012
Jeff Hulderman is the team leader for our short-term ministry team going to Ukraine August 10-20, and has written the following guest post to overview the team’s upcoming ministry.
The Ukraine team will be flying from Detroit to Kiev on Friday, August 10, leaving at 11am from the church (please, come see us off!). We will be spending the first night in Kiev, and then on Sunday morning, we will go to church with either the McKenneys or the Perhais. Later on that Sunday night, our team, along with a group of SEND missionaries, will be boarding a train that will travel 10 hours to the village of Strilky, which is about 50 miles south of Lviv (a city in the far west of Ukraine).
For the next 5 days, we will stay at a hotel and conference center where our team will be ministering to the SEND missionaries from the Ukraine field at their annual field conference. We will be serving in many areas of need throughout the conference, such as leading singing in worship time, teaching a women’s class, teaching Jr/Sr High students, teaching elementary children, and working with the kindergarten age down to toddlers and babies.
Please pray especially that the teenagers on the team would be profoundly affected by seeing the Lord at work in and through our team. Pray also that the SEND missionaries and their children will be encouraged and edified during the conference. Last, please pray that our entire team would be impacted and forever changed, for God’s glory, by the work of global missions as we witness and participate in planting the joy of the Lord in Ukraine.