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Prayer for Official Launch

Below is the corporate element from Sunday’s service. Our hope is that this can guide our prayers as we prepare for the Official Launch in September.

In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of the darkness”, has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:4-6

[Pray that God would shine the light of the gospel among the people of Little Rock, and pray that we would be faithful servants in this work – proclaiming not ourselves, but Christ.]

At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison – that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.
Colossians 4:3-4

[Pray that God would open doors for us to speak the gospel, and pray that we would proclaim the gospel clearly in those opportunities.]

And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
Philippians 1:9-11

[Pray that God would be at work in our church body, uniting us together in love. Pray that the fruit of the Spirit would be abundantly evident among us, so that our lives together would commend the gospel.]

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
Matthew 28:19-20

[Pray that God would give us a heart to make disciples of all nations, both here in Little Rock and around the world. Pray that we would be encouraged by Jesus’ promise to be with us in this work.]

New Location!

We’re excited to announce that beginning this Sunday (July 1st), we will begin meeting in our new location at 6711 W. Markham St. We have been overwhelmed by the Lord’s kindness in providing this space for us, and we look forward to what else he might have in store for us in the near future!

Service will still begin at 10:30am. We look forward to seeing you there!

Church Membership at Midtown Baptist

One of the more exciting moments in the life of a church plant is when the plant begins to move toward becoming a fully established church. By God’s grace, that time has arrived at Midtown Baptist! This process is certainly exciting, but there are many things that we must accomplish together. The goal is to be ready to launch as a fully established church on September 16, 2012.

The first step in the process of preparing is to establish covenant membership in this body. During the month of May, we will have a three-week Membership Matters class. The class will be on Sunday mornings, beginning at 9:15. We would ask that everyone who is considering joining Midtown Baptist Church as a covenant member attend this class.

In addition to the Membership Matters class, we will also be using the first two Sundays in May to preach on the Vision and the Mission of Midtown Baptist.

There are undoubtedly many questions regarding membership and the future of our church. And our Membership Matters class is designed to answer those questions, build unity among the body, and prepare us all for the exciting events of this fall! All of that to say, May promises to be an exciting and important month in the history of Midtown Baptist!

May 6

Membership Matters Class – The Gathering of the Church

-       What is Church Membership?

-       Why is Church Membership Important?

-       What does Church Membership look like at Midtown Baptist?

Sunday Sermon – “To Glorify God in Christ: The Vision of Midtown Baptist”

May 13

Membership Matters Class – The Beliefs of the Church

-       Midtown Baptist Church’s Statement of Faith

-       Why do we require assent to the Statement of Faith?

Sunday Sermon – “Treasure, Build, Proclaim: The Mission of Midtown Baptist”

May 20

Membership Matters Class – The Life of the Church

-       What is the Church Covenant?

-       What is Church Discipline? When is it necessary?

-       What is Congregationalism?

June 3

Church picnic in the afternoon

Resources on Church Membership

As we announced on Sunday, we will begin moving toward church membership in May. This promises to be an exciting time as we covenant together as a local church!

In order to help facilitate this transition, we’ve linked to some helpful resources on church membership. These articles begin to answer some of the foundational questions that we will address in our Membership Matters class.

Twelve Reasons Why Membership Matters

Where Do We See Church Membership in the NT?

Other Reasons to Join a Church

Holy Week Readings

Holy Week: What Happened on Monday?

Holy Week: What Happened on Tuesday?

Holy Week: What Happened on Wednesday?

Holy Week: What Happened on Thursday?

Holy Week: What Happened on Good Friday?

Holy Week: What Happened on Easter Sunday?

Men’s Theology Breakfast

Join us at 6:15 am on Thursday mornings at Shipley’s on Cantrell. We’ll spend a few minutes praying for one another, and then spend our time discussing the book reading for each week. We will start our new book, Finally Alive by John Piper, this Thursday, March 29. You can order your copy at amazon.com.