HLBC is ready for you!

Greetings, one and all, from Highland Lakes—Your Camp and Conference Center! Last summer at Highland Lakes was…lonely. We missed all the excitement of students, counselors

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From the Executive Director

Thank you, SCBI

Many of you have heard by now that the Lord has given Jeannine and me peace about the next steps in our journey with Him. I have presented to our Executive Board Chairman, Tom Savage, that it is my plan to retire from the State Convention of Baptists in

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Children and Student Events in 2021

When will we get back to normal? Children’s ministers, whether paid or volunteer, have spent many hours praying that they would be able to have VBS, that they would have enough volunteers to have children’s small groups or AWANA, wondering if the kids would even show up if they had the volunteers. Why do we pray so fervently for normalcy? Because we want kids to hear that Jesus loves them and will always be there for them. We want to see the look on a child’s face when they understand salvation for the first time and believe that Jesus is a friend that will never leave them. We want to be a part of kids making decisions at VBS and Camp, see them baptized and choose to follow Christ.

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How to Make 2021 Your Best Year

For many people 2021 is going to be a tough year. If you liked the way the 2020 presidential election turned out your year might not be quite so tough, but it will still be a tough year to some degree. If you did not like the way the presidential election turned out, 2021 could be a very difficult year. President-elect Biden has even said we are headed into darker days ahead. That is reassuring is it not?

So, what can we do? What can all of us do to make 2021 our best year possible? Be in right standing with God. This includes getting in right standing, remaining in right standing and returning to right standing when we veer off the path and fall out of fellowship. What is included in being in right standing with God?

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What is your Next Step?

If we thought that after the November Elections we would return to normal – we were wrong. If we thought the arrival of a new year was going to miraculously alter our circumstances and return us to normal – we were wrong.

I think it is time we begin to consider that waiting for normal is like waiting for a ship that has already sailed. Perhaps we need to accept, we are living in the “normal” right now.

So if the “Normal” looks like what we have then what do we have?

The church I serve as an Interim Pastor has about 50% of the people attending than they did PC (Pre Covid-19). Giving has remained strong. Does that sound familiar? Most reports I have received from pastors say the same.

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HLBC is ready for you!

Greetings, one and all, from Highland Lakes—Your Camp and Conference Center! Last summer at Highland Lakes was…lonely. We missed all the excitement of students, counselors

Read More »

Children and Student Events in 2021

When will we get back to normal? Children’s ministers, whether paid or volunteer, have spent many hours praying that they would be able to have VBS, that they would have enough volunteers to have children’s small groups or AWANA, wondering if the kids would even show up if they had the volunteers. Why do we pray so fervently for normalcy? Because we want kids to hear that Jesus loves them and will always be there for them. We want to see the look on a child’s face when they understand salvation for the first time and believe that Jesus is a friend that will never leave them. We want to be a part of kids making decisions at VBS and Camp, see them baptized and choose to follow Christ.

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