Here you will find information concerning our church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our fellowship.
If you are considering relocating to our area, we would love to have you be our guest for Life Groups and worship.
When you visit our church, you will find:
Ongoing New Member Class
Approximately every quarter, Pastor Jon Church begins a new session of C.L.A.S.S. (Christian Life and Service Seminar). These hourly sessions, held on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. over a ten-week period, serve to introduce persons to the fellowship and ministry opportunities through Katy Park Baptist Church. Since we have people from many different church backgrounds, this seminar is designed to clearly explain the purpose and direction of our church. The purpose of C.L.A.S.S. is to help you become all that God wants you to be, by learning to grow in Christ and serve Him gladly. If you're interested in participating in the next session, which began January 3, there is still time to join, Please contact Jon Church to express your interest. The sessions will be conducted in the Pastor's Study.
Current Study Topics of Winter Life Groups
The Adult Life Groups have begun new studies on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The Adult I Class, led by David and Carol McCandless has just begun a new study, "Experiencing God." Ben & Lorna Sparks are leading the Adult II Life Group with a book study entitled "Lord, Change My Attitude" by James MacDonald. The Newly Married Couples have begun a study of Randy Alcorn's book, "Heaven." The Women's Class will be focusing on the characteristics of a Godly Life. The Friends Class continues to use the Access Materials designed specifically for the mentally challenged. We also have classes for all ages, from Nursery through Senior High Teens. If you haven't already plugged into a small group, these studies will be a great opportunity to connect with fellow class members.
Mission & Evangelism Opportunities
1. Katy Park is involved in the Prison Ministry in Sedalia. Training is provided by the Sheriff's Department and must be completed before serving. If interested in participating in this ministry, contact Tom Harner.
2. Looking for a simple mission trip right in your backyard? Begin praying for your neighbors as you walk through your neighborhood. God will open doors you never thought possible. Use the prayer guide to help you as you begin!
3. If you would like to become a lighthouse for Jesus in your community, check out "Project Lighthouse" by going to www.hbamo.org/evangelism. Read about how you can make a difference in those around you.
S.A.G.E. (Senior Adult Group Evangelists)Meets Monthly
The Senior Adults of Katy Park, ages 55 and older, have a great time of fellowship as they meet on the second Friday of each month. The meetings, held in the Fellowship Hall, begin at Noon with a contributory lunch, with meat and drink provided, followed by a devotional or guest speaker. The meetings are concluded by 2:00 p.m. For details or questions about the monthly meetings, please contact Joyce Lilly.
Sisters in the Spirit Bible Study Begins
The Sisters in the Spirit Bible Study, held in the Commons Room of the Read Center Apartment Complex, began their Fall study, "The Law of Confession" by Dr. Bill Winston, on October 6 at 9:30 a.m. This group meets each Tuesday morning and invites all ladies interested to attend.
Ladies' Bible Study
A new ladies' group study will be meeting on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m, starting Apil 7. They will be going through the book "War Room" by Stephen Kendrick. This five week study includes topics such as dealing with spiritual lukewarmness, Christian accountability, grasping grace and the Gospel, engaging in spiritual warfare, and trusting God in prayer. Come and join!
Men's Ministry Begins new study
Our Men's Ministry will be beginning a new study, ACT LIKE MEN, on May 10th at 6:30 p.m. They will be moving their meetings to the second Thursday of every month, starting in June, at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday Evening Prayer and Fellowship
Beginning April 17, the church will be open for those who wish to spend some time in prayer upstairs or partake in some family fellowship downstairs. Doors will open at 6 p.m. For more details, contact Melanie Curtis or Lorna Sparks.
"Parking Lot" Campaign
Our first phase in paving our church parking lot is underway. Our goal for Phase I was set at $15,000 and Praise the Lord, we have reached, and even exceeded, that goal! Work can begin soon on the entrances. We will also be having a water shed survey completed prior to paving the handicap spaces. In an effort to keep our costs to a minimum, the men of our church will be doing much of the labor themselves. Please be praying about what you can give and/or how you can help. A lot more funds are need to fully complete paving the lot, so all donations will be very much appreciated.
Online Video Training Available
Rightnow is an online video based training and teaching from various leaders and pastors. They have added thousands of more videos since the last time we used this service, including fun videos for the kids. We hope this becomes another tool you can use to grow deeper with God. Watch your email for a message so you can log onto the site and begin learning and growing. The website is www.rightnowtraining.com. Check it out today!
KATY PARK YOUTH & KIDZ LIFE NEWS
TAG -- You're It!
Parents, youth workers and youth are welcome to meet and discuss all things concerning the Your Ministry. Our meetings are open to those desiring to seek the Lord's direction for the youth of this fellowship. The youth program here does not exist to just give you more things to do, but to lead, train, and equip this up and coming generation in their walk with Jesus Christ. Come and help us plan. Check out this website and/or the church calendar for upcoming meeting dates.
CAT Meetings Planned
If you would like to be a part of this team and help plan the events and teachings of Kidz Life at Katy Park, please contact Jon Church. Check this website for future meeting dates.
Bruce & Brooke Spratley lead programs for Royal Ambassadors (RAs) and Girls in Action (GAs) at Katy Park. The week meetings are held each Wednesday evening at the church from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for children Grades 1 through 5. The Royal Ambassadors and Girls in Action groups are Bible-centered, church-based Southern Baptist Missions education for boys and girls. The boys' organization, commonly referred to as RAs, is based on 2 Corinthians 5:20 ("We are Ambassadors for Christ"), bringing good news of salvation to people everywhere. Girls in Action, commonly referred to as GAs, is a missions discipleship organization where the girls learn about, pray for, give to, and do missions work.
Community and Children Teaming Up 4 Success is an organization that collects school supplies for children whose families have difficulty providing the necessary supplies. Items needed include backpacks (especially for older students), packages of wide-line notebook paper, spiral notebooks (70 page wide-lined), composition books, yellow #2 pencils, pink block erasers, red ink pens, two-pocket folders (3-hole punched), plain two-pocket folders (with and without brads), markers (10-12 washable), glue (4 oz. bottles), glue sticks, black dry erase markers (low odor), highlighters, 3-ring notebooks (all sizes from 1 to 3 inches), colored pencils, index cards, packages of dividers with tabs, and pencil pouches (for binders). This project is open to anyone who wants to participate. Items may be brought to the Mission Office. For more information, go to the website at www.sedaliacactus.org.
Project Parachute volunteers are praying for our men and women of the Armed Forces of the USA who are now in harm's way in Afghanistan, Korea, Iraq and other parts of the world. We thank them and their families for their sacrifices. Those currently on our prayer list include Bernard Abduba, Cody Borgmeyer, Christopher Buxton, Andrew Campbell, Aaron Cassil, Kalli Fox, Falisha Herren, Daphne Hopson, Rodger Johnson, Stacey Kitsmiller, Conrad Kruse, Kenneth Lewie, Daniel Mahurin, Daniel McConnell, Jacob McMullin, Aramis Nahabedian, Dustin Patton, Alan Reed, Jeremy Rutherford, Adam Schock, and Curtis Thompson. If you have a friend or family member currently deployed overseas and would like to add them to our mailing list to receive gift boxes or personal notes, cards, homemade cookies and encouragement of various types every month and on holidays, please call 660-826-2070. Join military spouses and family members for a time of sharing, prayer and other activities to show your concern for our military personnel. This group meets monthly at the Harmony Baptist Association office (1950 Hwy TT, Sedalia). Our next meeting has been scheduled for May 7 at 6:00 p.m. at the Mission Office. The 4th of July boxes will be packed on Thursday, June 11, at 6:00 p.m.at the Mission Office.