EZRA

Return, Restore, Rebuild

He has given us a nail ... Ezra 9:8

APRIL 7-11

Baptist Friends Canada

JULY 19-20

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The Baptist Friends meeting is an opportunity to rally together around the truth of God’s Word and be encouraged to labor together as friends to evangelize the world.

Unto the Furtherance of the Gospel sets forth God’s mission for His people. We will mail a copy to you for free when you register to attend the meeting!

WHY EZRA?

All of us know that we need the intervention of Almighty God in our daily lives, in our homes, and in our nation, but how does the Lord do His work in the world?

God works through a faithful remnant. A remnant is not just what is left. It is what God uses. God is looking for a remnant to do His work.

God’s message through Ezra rings through the centuries calling His people to devoted lives of faithful obedience  in the midst of conflict, discouragement, and opposition.

Today we need the hand of God and the help of God for the work we have to do. Just as the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus (Ezra 1:1), He can stir up the hearts of the leaders of our day.

We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth. (Ezra 5:11) As Ezra prepared his heart to study the Word of God, to do it and to teach it, so must we.

In the course of our life, we reach pivotal moments. Our hearts are grieved by all that is going on during our watch in this country and in our world. Join with us for these few days as we seek the Lord and ask for His good hand to be upon us.

We are praying for God to begin to do a mighty work, bring revival in our land, and extend God’s mercy for a generation or more through this remnant.

Speakers

Clarence Sexton

Host Pastor
Powell, TN

Todd Bell

Sanford, ME

Greg Boyle

Spokane, WA

Dominick Cuozzo

New Egypt, NJ

Tom Odom

Hollywood, FL

Scott Pauley

Beckley, WV

Michael Plowman

Lyons, GA

John Reynolds

Colbert, GA

Tom Sexton

Cape Coral, FL

Ralph Sexton

Leicester, NC

Schedule

Temple Baptist Church
9:00 a.m. – Nursery opens
9:30-10:25 a.m. – Sunday School
10:45-12:30 p.m. – Sunday Morning Service
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12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Lunch at The Crown College Dining Hall
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5:30 p.m. – Nursery opens
6:00 p.m. – Sunday Evening Service
Temple Baptist Church
10:00 a.m. – Monday Morning Service
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12:00-2:00 p.m.- Lunch at The Crown College Dining Hall
12:00 p.m.- Pastors’ Luncheon in the Friendship Hall
*Must call (865) 938-8182 to RSVP
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Temple Baptist Church

5:30-6:45 p.m. – Exhibitor’s Hall Open
6:30 p.m. – Nursery opens
7:00 p.m. – Monday Evening Service
*Exhibitor’s Hall will be open immediately after service
Temple Baptist Church
10:00-11:15 a.m. – Tuesday Morning Service
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Crown College Campus

11:30-12:00 p.m. – Session 1
12:10-12:40 p.m. – Session 2
12:45-2:00 p.m. – Lunch at The Crown College Dining Hall
2:00-3:00 p.m. – Activity for Crown Alumni Children
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7312 Morton View Lane
Powell, TN 37849

5:00 p.m. – Alumni Banquet in Friendship Hall
*Must call (865) 938-8186 to RSVP
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Temple Baptist Church

5:30-6:45 p.m. – Exhibitor’s Hall Open
6:30 p.m. – Nursery opens
7:00 p.m. – Tuesday Evening Service
*Exhibitor’s Hall will be open immediately after service
Temple Baptist Church
10:00-11:15 a.m. – Wednesday Morning Service
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Crown College Campus

11:30-12:00 p.m. – Session 1
12:10-12:40 p.m. – Session 2
12:45-2:00 p.m. – Lunch at The Crown College Dining Hall
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Temple Baptist Church

5:30-6:45 p.m. – Exhibitor’s Hall Open
6:30 p.m. – Nursery opens
7:00 p.m. – Wednesday Evening Service
*Immediately after the service there will be a Chick-fil-a & dessert fellowship for all pastors, evangelists, and missionaries who are registered.
Please call (865) 938-8182 to RSVP
Temple Baptist Church
10:00-11:15 a.m. – Thursday Morning Service
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Crown College Campus

11:30-12:00 p.m. – Session 1
12:10-12:40 p.m. – Session 2
12:45-2:00 p.m. – Lunch at The Crown College Dining Hall
=========================================
Temple Baptist Church

5:30-6:45 p.m. – Exhibitor’s Hall Open
6:30 p.m. – Nursery opens
7:00 p.m. – Thursday Evening Service
*Exhibitor’s Hall will be open immediately after service

Sessions

Session 1
            Regional Pastor’s College
The Pastor College provides the opportunity for Pastor Sexton to share over 50 years of ministry in a personal setting. During this session, you will hear from some of the pastors that have hosted a meeting in their area, as they share what the Lord did in their ministry, personal life, and their local pastor’s fellowship through this time.

Pastor Sexton will host this session to discuss why he started the Pastor’s College as well as what he desires to accomplish through this year’s regional Pastor’s Colleges.

If you have questions about hosting or attending a regional Pastor’s College then you will not want to miss this informative session.


Session 2
            How to Master the English Bible  
The Bible must be mastered before it can be studied, and it is the failure to see this which accounts for other failures on the part of many earnest would-be Bible students.
Dr. James M Grey
 
First published almost 100 years ago, this work provides practical tools for mastering God’s Word. We know that this small volume will spark a deeper love for the Word of God and greater confidence through the knowledge of the Scriptures.  

Join Pastor Sexton as he shares how this book first came across his path, how it shaped his personal Bible study and preaching, and the effect it can have on your personal life and ministry.  


Session 3
            Whatever Happened to God

All over the world churches and individuals have fallen into the “success syndrome”. The measure of whether or not the job is getting done has become little more than keeping score.

Secular practices have invaded the church in a wave of success theology based on the pragmatism of our age rather than the timeless truths found in God’s Word.

Find out how this creeping movement impacts our Worship, Evangelism, Discipleship, and Ministry. Everything changes when we begin with God.
Session 1
            Summer Camp
Mount Moriah Christian Camp is a place set apart for the express purpose of seeing lives changed for God’s glory.

Each summer hundreds of young people make their way to the foothills of the beautiful Smoky Mountains to experience the summer of a lifetime. Campers come together every year to experience the life changing adventure that can impact the purpose and direction of their life forever.

The combination of outdoor activities, sports, recreation, engaging conversations around great meals, quiet time with the Lord and Bible preaching ensures that every moment of the day is brimming with memory-making potential.

Young people connect with other Christians from around America that share their same interests and develop friendships that can last a lifetime. For many young people, the camp provides a much needed escape from media, the usual cliques, and other worldly influences.

Join us in this session to meet the staff, hear about this summer’s program, and make your plans for an unforgettable summer of being immersed in God’s word surrounded by His magnificent creation.


Session 2
            America’s Christian Youth Congress
 
Youth Congress is just a few months away! (July 1-5, 2019) Join us for an inside look into what’s coming.

We will provide the Congress Choir songs so that you can return home and begin singing them with your teens. That way, when they show up, this summer, they will be ready to join in the 300 voice choir.

A registration packet will be available containing helpful materials for registering your teen delegates along with a list of pre-congress activities and many other details.


Session 3
            Teens for Christ around the World

For over 20 years Teens for Christ has been working to share the gospel in public schools across America. During that time thousands of students have been reached for Christ.

The door is still open to enter the public schools and share the gospel as well as provide encouragement, fellowship, and Bible teaching for students during their teen years.  

Ideally every teen would faithfully attend a Bible preaching church where they could not only hear the gospel but also grow in their faith. The sad reality is that only eighteen percent of American teens attend church of any kind.  

During this session you will be equipped to meet teens where they are and offer words of help and guidance. You will also learn how you can start a Teens for Christ club in one of your local schools.  
Session 1
                        Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School provides a wonderful opportunity to invest in the future generation of the church. So many great things can happen during this exciting week.
  • Children learn about God’s Word
  • New families from the community can visit the church
  • New workers can be given the chance to engage in the children’s ministry
  • People within the church can develop lasting friendships as they serve God

And most importantly, many children come to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior!

This informative session will be a practical help as we discuss how to effectively plan and organize one of the greatest evangelistic and ministry weeks of the entire year for your children and community.


Session 2

            The Local Church Children’s Ministry

God has established the local church to be the “pillar and ground of the truth.” The children’s ministry is a part of the local church and is designed to assist parents in providing their children with a Bible foundation for life.  

This session will enlarge your understanding of the role of the local church children’s ministry and equip you to effectively reach the next generation for Christ!  

Session 3

            Rearing Children in the Nurture and Admonition of the Lord

The Greatest work we do as Christians is ‘home work.’
While there is no formula to follow in child rearing, there are principles from God’s Word to help guide us along the way.  

This practical session is designed to help parents and christian workers make the most of the golden moments of life with their children.
Session 1
                        Fill Your Home With Joy  

One of the greatest blessings in life is home and family. The Lord uses many of the relationships in a family to illustrate His relationship with us as well as our relationships with one another. Home can be a living illustration of God’s love exemplified on this earth.  

There are so many ways to experience all that God has for your family, from sharing stories about your family’s history to reading the word of God together, seeing God answer specific prayer, bonding around the dinner table, taking time to play, or tender expressions of love.  

Join Mrs. Sexton and a panel of guests as they share how you can capture the joy of family life through building daily spiritual habits in your home, making the most of holidays, and celebrating special days that are unique to your life and family.  


Session 2
                        Staying Encouraged Through Difficult Days

Trouble comes to every life. It may come in the form of health, family, finances, or some other means, but as the Word of God says, in a few days we can be full of trouble.  

The pressures of life, home, and work along with the constant bombardment of bad news broadcast across so many platforms can be overwhelming. The life of others can look perfect in the snippets shared on social media, leaving many feeling frustrated and alone.  

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to join Mrs. Sexton and a panel of guests as they share secrets to staying encouraged through the difficult days of life.  


Session 3
                        Hospitality

The Old and New Testament place an emphasis on hospitality. It serves a vital role in demonstrating our love for others. Compassion and empathy go hand in and as we serve others doing all to the glory of God.  

In our modern world it is easy to lose sight of the individual and deal with human beings as we would handle a commodity. Even our homes can become places of impersonal interaction and seclusion.  

Learn to practice the disappearing art of hospitality through practical, biblical examples and recommendations from pastor’s wives, mothers, and grandmothers.
Session 1
            The Effective Sunday School

The Sunday School runs on two tracks, reaching and teaching.  A healthy and growing Sunday school requires the knowledge of how to employ the available tools to accomplish the job.

An effective Sunday school can make a significant impact in the life of the church through :

Providing training for every generation to be involved in the work of reaching the lost.

Changed lives through a consistent encounter with God through the study of his Word

Opportunity for fellowship and assimilation

Equipping people to find their place of service in the work of the ministry  

Join with us for an exhorting look into how to make the most of the resources available to every church through building an effective Sunday school.  


            Session 2
Sunday School Teacher Training  

There is no greater privilege as a teacher than to teach people the Word of God. The ultimate goal is not to teach information but to teach people truth from the book that can transform their life.  

Every teacher serves on the front line of ministry since the Sunday school is the largest organizational arm of the church that can be mobilized for carrying out the Great Commission and discipling those that come to Christ..  

We will take an in depth look into ways to equip Sunday school leaders with the knowledge and tools they need to make the most of this vital role.  


Session 3
            The Second Coming of the Sunday School  

The strength of the Sunday school is the systematic teaching of the Word of God. The idea behind the Second Coming of the Sunday School is to get the Word of God from the church and into the community. Rather than just having people sit in a Sunday school class as an observer, they are equipped to take the lesson that they have just heard and teach it to someone else that they know.  

Each week the Bible lesson could be taught in homes, schools, offices, factories, parks, any place where one person could meet with another.  

In this session you will not only hear from people that are currently doing this but you will also learn how to immediately begin equipping your classes and members to do the same.
Session 1 – Tuesday Scott Pauley  
Session 2 – Wednesday Tom Sexton  
Session 3 – Thursday Greg Boyle

Session 1

                        Expand Your Outreach Through Social Media

 

There have never been so many tools that can be used for the work of the Lord. The words that Jesus spoke to the unjust steward, the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light, ring just as true today.

 

The technology can seem overwhelming, but in this session, you will learn how your church and ministry can maximize impact by using free platforms that are available to everyone, like YouTube, FaceBook, and Instagram.

 

Practically every teenager and adult in your community is carrying a phone that is capable of being an instrument used to deliver a message of faith, hope, and love, but only if we are prepared to do so.

                                   

 

Session 2

                        Personal / Ministry Finance

 

Session 3

            The #1 Tool for Reaching Your International Community

 

The Lord has brought multitudes of foreign-born people into practically every community in America. The one physical tool that they all need to function in the US is the English language. Schools of every type, businesses, and social services all struggle to cross the language barrier.

 

By offering English language classes we can engage international friends in conversations about Christ. Through a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) class these precious friends are not only able to practice speaking English but to also learn about the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Setting up an English Language program can seem daunting but it is actually quite simple. Join us during this session to learn just how easy it can be to reach the world that God has brought to your door.

Session 1

America – The Mission Field of the 21st Century

 

            Discover how un-evangelized African Muslims living in the United States elected the first Muslim woman to congress and what that means to your mission program to the unreached people groups of the 1040.

 

            Every community in America is facing an unprecedented influx of people from around the world. These people are being used as pawns in a political argument but Christians can use this opportunity to get the gospel to the world that has come to their front door.

           

Don’t miss this timely session on reaching the unreached in America with the gospel message.

 

Session 2

Global Gospel Initiatives

 

Our goal is God but our task IS world evangelism. There is not just one gospel center in our world today.  The gospel can be preached to everyone from everywhere.  As we obey the Lord and evangelize our world we must discern where God is working in unique ways and join with Him.

 

Global Gospel Initiatives is about getting the gospel to key areas where God is advancing. The need for planting churches is unprecedented.  During this session you will learn about specific opportunities in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America that are available over the next twelve months to join in this great work of taking the gospel to the ends of the earth.

 

Session 3

Soul Winning

 

Every gospel initiative begins with an individual going out in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ and His great commission.

 

Whether you have never led a soul to Christ or you actively pursue souls for the Lord each day, this session is designed to encourage and equip you to be a more effective witness.

 

Pastor Sexton would like to see every Christian actively engaged in the work of winning souls. In this meeting, he will also introduce you to an opportunity to train others to labor in the harvest fields for the Lord.

Session 1
                 Crown Advancement Initiative  

Do you love investing in the next generation of laborers for the Lord? Would you like to help further the mission of Crown College?  

There are specific ways that you can get involved.  

Many people would love the opportunity to receive training to serve the Lord but they have never heard of what is available or they lack the financial resources.  

At the Crown Advancement Initiative, we will discuss how you can use your particular talents and abilities to meet the current needs for furthering the work of the Lord at Crown through creative means.  


Session 2
                 New Testament Church Pioneers  

For years student teams and individuals from Crown College have traveled to churches across America and around the world providing assistance in any way that is needed. Typically the students help out by canvassing communities, running VBS, helping in church services, teaching Sunday School, holding Bible studies, or refreshing facilities.  

The New Testament Church Pioneers was created to give students the opportunity to get involved in the pioneering areas of church ministry.  

If your church is ready to launch into a new area of ministry, would like to give some young ministers an opportunity to serve, or could use some help in your community then be sure to come and meet the students that will be going out this summer. You can request a team and maybe even find out about some help you haven’t thought of.  


Session 3
                 The School of the Bible  

The School of the Bible is a Bible training program that helps believers to expand their understanding of the Bible and to be equipped for ministry in the local church. The school is designed for members and workers in local churches, including deacons, Sunday School teachers, youth and children’s workers, Bible study leaders, and many others who simply desire to deepen their Bible knowledge and increase their effectiveness in serving the Lord.  

Numerous churches have also established a School of the Bible to provide helpful training for their people and for those in their community. Each of these schools operates in affiliation with Crown College of the Bible, yet each one is under the authority of a local church and under the direction of its pastor.  

If you presently have a School of the Bible join us as we plan the upcoming graduation and next teaching quarter. If you are interested in beginning a school then please join us for all the details on launching your own.

Get in touch

Location

1700 W Beaver Creek Dr,
Powell, TN 37849

Contact Us

Phone : (865) 938-8182

Email : info@templebaptistchurch.com