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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 and Discipleship 101 Classes
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, please contact Jon Church to express your interest. The sessions will be conducted in the Pastor's Study.
Discipleship 101 is another ongoing instruction held during the Life Group Hour. This class is for anyone who wants to grow in discipleship and knowledge of the Bible. We encourage all who have completed C.L.A.S.S. to take this course. It will be offered multiple times and will be approximately 12 weeks long. If interested, see Pastor Richard. All sessions will be conducted in the church sanctuary on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
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 Gary Chapman's book, "The Five Love Languages." 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.
Missions and Outreach Team Formed
Our Missions and Outreach Team, led by Richard DeFord, continues to have monthly meetings on the third Sunday of each month at 5:30 p.m. We invite all who are interested in helping plan and participate in the outreach arm of our church to attend these meetings. If you would like to be contacted when a project is planned, please let Richard DeFord know by calling (660) 287-2505. See the ministry table to sign up for all mission activities. The Missions and Outreach Team will hold its next meeting on Sunday, August 16, at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Mission & Evangelism Opportunities
1. Begin praying about our Family Mission Trip to Oklahoma City from July 26 through 31, and how you can be involved. As details are determined, they will be discussed in the monthly Missions & Outreach Team Meetings normally held the third Sundays of each month at 5:30 p.m. Let Richard DeFord know as soon as possible if you would like to participate.
2. August 16 has been designated at Evangelism Day at the Missouri State Fair. If you are interested in serving in the Baptist Tent on this date, please contact the Mission Office as soon as possible. The Katy Park Youth Group will be working in the Baptist Tent on August 16. Please pray for their interaction with the unsaved.
3. Several men and women from Katy Park are 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.
4. Mark your calendars for September 30 as our next opportunity to serve at the Community Cafe. If you can't serve, you can still help out by donating some of the food supplies. Coordinator Lisa Cloud will be preparing a signup sheet for food donations. Check out the Ministry Table for this signup sheet.
5. 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!
S.A.G. Group 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. Plans are to contact the director of CASA and ask her to speak at our August 14 meeting. It is hoped she can give us a few suggestions of how we, as a group, can minister to the ladies and children at the center.
Ladies Begin Spring Study
Plan now to join the ladies of Katy Park in their Spring Bible Study, "The Power of God's Names' by Dr. Tony Evans. This best selling author shows that it's through the names of God that the nature of God is revealed to us. Who is God in His fullness? How has He expressed His riches and righteousness? How can you trust His goodness? As you get to know the names of God and understand their meaning, God's character will become real to you in life-changing ways. You will be better equipped to face hardship and victory, loss and provision, and all of the challenges life throws at you. Meetings will be held each Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. through August 6. This group will cancel their July 14 meeting so that many of our ladies can work in Vacation Bible School.
Summer of Fun with Comedy Nights
Our slast Summer Night of Fun has been scheduled for August 14. You won't want to miss this special event night of fun! You'll bust your britches laughing! Bring the family, bring some friends, and join us for this enjoyable, fun night. Bring snacks for the fellowship time at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. At 7:30 p.m. we will move up to the Sactuary to enjoy an evening of laughter. Remember, "A cheerful heart is good medicine..." Proverbs 17:22.
"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!
Spring Bible Study
As followup for our Spiritual Renewal, we will begin an indepth study of David Lange's books "God Has a Plan...for You, the Family, the Church, and Our Nation." Be challenged to know, own and live the Word of God daily -- in your own life, in your family, in your church, and in your government. You won't want to miss a single Sunday Morning Worship or Wednesday evening service dedicated to the plan that God has set out for each and every one of us.
KATY PARK YOUTH & KIDZ LIFE NEWS
TAG -- You're It!
One Sunday night every month, parents, youth workers and youth are welcome to meet and discuss all things concerning the Your Ministry. It is open to those desiring to seek the Lord's direction for the youth of this fellowship. The your program here doesn 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 for 2015! The next meeting is scheduled for September 6 at 5:30 p.m.
Youth Lock-In Scheduled
The Katy Park Youth Group will be having a "Lock-In" at the church August 5 beginning at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 8:30 a.m. August 6. Interested youth should contact Ryan Stone for details.
KPBC Youth Take on MO State Fair!
Several members of the Katy Park Youth Group will be working in the Baptist Tent, sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, on August 16. Later that evening, they will take in the events and activities of the Fair. Cost for the day will be $29. Contact Ryan Stone if you are interested in participating.
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 Brooke Spratley. Meetings for 2015 are scheduled for August 2 and October 4.
Bruce & Brooke Spratley have begun programs for Royal Ambassadors (RAs) and Girls in Action (GAs) at Katy Park. The week meetings will be held each Wednesday evening at the church from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. for children Grades 1 through 5. Both organizations 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. We are excited about this new missions emphasis for our young people and hope that you will cover the leaders and the children in your prayers as they begin this journey into missions-led ministry. Be sure to check out the church calendar on this website for mission projects scheduled for the girls throughout the spring and summer. The children will soon begin earning merit badges in various areas. If you are interested to teaching a particular skill that you possess, please contact either Bruce or Brooke. They would love to have several adults involved.
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.
James Frazier, the "Horse Whisperer," will be at the Mathewson Exhibition Center at the Missouri State Fairgrounds on Thursday, August 13, at 10:00 a.m. Frazier, a rodeo cowboy, uses the relationship of horse and trainer to illustrate some important life lessons that speak to all ages. Watch as his love for his horse is demonstrated through a powerful, life-changing presentation.
The 133rd Annual Meeting of the Harmony Baptist Association will be held on September 13 at Calvary Baptist Church. Lunch (with prior reservations) will be served in the church's Fellowship Hall at Noon, followed by the meeting in the Sanctuary at 1:15 p.m. For meal reservations, call the Mission Office.
The Open Door Summer Food Program is in need of volunteers to serve children's meals at Lone Pine Mobile Home Park located at 1400 East Boonville, Sedalia. This is an outdoor feeding site and serves approximately 25-35 children Monday through Friday. Lunch time is 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. The 2015 Summer Feeding program is scheduled to start the first week of June and run until the third week of August. Any church or individual volunteers who would like to help may contact Sue Foster by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call Open Door at 827-1613 for more information.
A mission trip is being planned to Nurio Michoacan, Mexico, July 25 through August 3, 2015. We will be conducting Vacation Bible School and doing Wellness Medical Checks. An informational meeting will be held at Primera Iglesia Bautista, 600 South Summit, at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 12. If you feel called to go on this trip, contact Dave Hague (660-221-0746) for more information.
Servant evangelism projects (God's Plan for Sharing One Million + Bibles) continue through 2015 in Moments, Days, and Weeks of Service. Like "Light Up Missouri" on Facebook. For practical resources, visit www.mobaptist.org/light.
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.