April 14, 2015

Weekly Youth Update: 4/13-4/19

Wednesday night, we will have our Bible study from 6:30-7:30 in the Loft of the Family Life Center! Any youth wanting to hang out beforehand can arrive at 6:00 in the gym. Invite your friends and family to come as we start our new series on God, who He is and what He has done!

Keep an eye out for a summer schedule coming soon!

If you have any questions about the youth ministry, feel free to email me at jason@homelandparkbc.org!


April 7, 2015

Weekly Youth Update: 4/06 - 4/12

The Homeland Park youth had an amazing week! We hosted our first 5-on-5 basketball tournament in partnership with Greater Love Bible Church! This was an extremely successful event as it allowed us to share the Gospel and build deeper relationships with members of our community. Due to logistics, we changed the format to a 3-on-3 to allow time for longer games and a deeper tournament. Some pictures are posted below showing some of the games, the winners, and some of the awards given.

Patrick Harrison, pastor of Greater Love Bible Church, opened the tournament with our devotional.

Elizabeth giving a view of the first round games.

Our tournament champions cut down the nets!


All the participants!

Closing with a final devotional.

Thank you to all who helped this past week. We had many church members who offered their time to pull this event off! Our food committee stepped in and served us wonderfully. Several members kept a watchful eye and ran various side activities. Other members served beforehand by allowing us to make major steps in renovating our youth room by helping to take care of maintenance work and assemble some of our new furnishings! I am blown away by the love of our church body towards one another and to the community. Their love and service made it possible to create an environment where the Gospel could be proclaimed and relationships could begin and deepen! Thank you again!

This week, we will crank back right into Bible study! Join us Wednesday night, from 6:30-7:30 in the Loft of the Family Life Center! Anyone wanting to hang out beforehand may arrive at 6:00 when the Family Life Center opens. Invite your friends and family to come for an awesome time together!

If you have any questions, please email me at jason@homelandparkbc.org!


April 6, 2015

Celebrating Christ's Resurrection

Thank you to all who made the celebration of Jesus' resurrection such an amazing day for our church family! - Pastor James

April 1, 2015

Weekly Youth Update: 3/30-4/05

The big week has arrived for our 5-on-5 Basketball Tournament! In partnership with Greater Love Baptist Church, the tournament will be in the Family Life Center of Homeland Park Baptist Church this Saturday, April 4. The tournament will begin at 8 am and lasts until about 4 pm. We hope that you come out to cheer on the participants, meet and hang out with members of our community, enjoy some activities at the church, and maybe even play!

Guys and girls interested in playing must register with their teams. Friday, April 3, from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Participants must be ages 12-17 and show a valid student ID and report card. Every team member must be present. We hope to see you there!

Tonight, the youth will meet in the Loft of the Family Life Center from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. As the students are currently on spring break, we will have a low-key hang out time during our normal Bible study. Students wanting to come beforehand may arrive and hang out in the Family Life Center at 6:00! Join us as we have a fun time getting to know each other and having a blast!

Finally, Resurrection Sunday is this Sunday! Homeland Park Baptist Church will have a special service at the normal time, 10:30 am, in the sanctuary with Sunday School at 9:30 am! We hope to see you there!

If you have any questions about the tournament, our Wednesday night meeting, or anything else, please email at jason@homelandparkbc.org!


March 29, 2015

The Beauty of Growth

[Psalm 147:7-8] 7 Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; play the lyre to our God, 8 who covers the sky with clouds, prepares rain for the earth, and causes grass to grow on the hills.

One of my favorite things about spring time is seeing the grass in my yard go from the winter shade of brown, back to the vibrant green of spring. Of course, with the rejuvenated grass comes the responsibility of fertilizing, watering and cutting.  Anything of beauty requires effort on our part to sustain it. Just like Adam, God has given us a beautiful life to tend.  Make every effort to weed out sin in your life and fertilize your soul with the Word of God. Do not be afraid to try new things for the Lord. Everyday we are either growing or dying in our spiritual life.  If God is leading you to do something for Him take a chance. Love Him, worship Him and serve Him because there are beautiful results for you to enjoy and others to admire.

In Him,

Pastor James

March 24, 2015

Weekly Youth Update: 3/23-3/29

This week, the Homeland Park Youth finish their series in Psalm 51 with a study of verses 14-19! This has been a great series understanding the depths of sin and the hope of God’s grace we have ultimately in Jesus. If you’d like to join us to finish the series, Bible study is Wednesday night in the Loft of the Family Life Center from 6:30-7:30! The gym opens at 6:00 for anyone wanting to hang out!

Saturday, April 4, is our 5-on-5 Basketball Tournament! We are partnering with Greater Love Bible Church to host the tournament and to minister to the community.

The tournament will be from 8 am – 4 pm that Saturday. You must be between ages 12-17 and must register your teams on Friday, April 3, to be eligible to play. Registration will be from 5pm – 6pm on Friday, April 3. To register to play, you must show a report card with either a school ID or driver’s license.

If you are an adult in our church and wondering how you can get involved, please let me know. Whether greeting visitors at the event, preparing the food, or just meeting and getting to know people in our community, we would love for you to be involved! If you are interested, please send me an email at jason@homelandparkbc.org!

We are excited at what God is doing in our church and the new opportunities we have to minister to the teens and families of the community! If you have any questions about the youth ministry, basketball tournament, serving, or anything else, please email at jason@homelandparkbc.org!