The below items are in the Announcer, a weekly email sent on Tuesday:
Secret Church (in-person)
Friday, April 23, from 6pm-1am in the Auditorium
Suggested donation (to cover book): $5
Alliance is pleased to participate in Secret Church hosted by David Platt. This will be an intense time of Bible study and also be an intentional time of interceding for brothers and sisters around the world who are being persecuted for their faith.
Secret Church is a unique, one-night event that is simulcast to over 50,000 participants around the world. Encouraged by our persecuted brothers and sisters’ example, we meet for over six hours for intense study of God’s Word and passionate prayer for the persecuted church around the world. When we gather we will:
Study – We spend time diving deep into the Word of God to hear what He is speaking to us and to grow our dependence and hunger for Scripture.
Prayer – We devote time in prayer for our brothers and sisters across the globe who are facing persecution and for those who still have not heard the gospel.
Action – We respond to what we’ve heard by giving for the sake of the persecuted and the unreached around the world.
“THE GREAT IMBALANCE”
“Go and make disciples of all nations. A clear command and monumental charge from Jesus. Yet what if, despite our best intentions and sincerest efforts as the church to obey Jesus, we are actually ignoring what He said? At best, what if we have misunderstood Him? And what if much of our efforts are unknowingly keeping millions upon millions of people around the world from eternal life? Further, what if much of our efforts are keeping you and me from experiencing God’s purpose for our lives?
“Unlike any Secret Church we have ever done, Secret Church 21 is designed to be a ground-breaking journey through God’s Word and around the world that leads to a tectonic shift in the way you view your life, your family, and God’s design for the church. For your eyes will be open not only to a great imbalance that is affecting countless people for eternity, but also to the bold opportunity you have to change it with your time on this earth.”
To learn more, visit secretchurch.radical.net.
Sunday, April 25 | 9am & 10:45am
Believers are called to be baptized as a symbol of belief in whole-heartedly following Jesus Christ. The biblical church of Jesus Christ is called to make disciples and to baptize in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Friday, May 14 | 6-8:30pm
Saturday, May 15 | 9-11:30am
The Weekender is your on-ramp into the life of Alliance Bible Fellowship. You will learn about:
- The vision, values, and history of our church
- How to get connected in a life group
- How to grow deeper in your walk with Christ through our discipleship ministries
- How to volunteer and serve
- How to become a member of ABF
You will also have the opportunity to meet our elders & staff, ask questions about our church, and meet other members of our church.
Spiritual Formation Workshop (in-person)
Sunday, May 23, 3-5pm in the Depot Room
The Spiritual Formation Workshops are a series of engaging & practical sessions to support you on your Christian journey. We hope that you leave each workshop with a few new friends, encouragement to go deeper with Christ, and some practical tools & resources to help you get there.
The workshops will meet for two hours on Sunday afternoon (3:00 – 5:00) to explore some practical ways we can grow in our love for the Lord, his church, and the lost. We hope you leave these workshops with a few new friends, greater confidence to pursue Christ, and a few tools & resources to help you along the way.
How to Live Generously (May 23) – The New Testament is filled with teachings on generosity. The way we think about and spend money is a barometer for how well we understand the gospel (Luke 19:1-10). And yet, it can be an uncomfortable subject to talk about because in our modern context, money is often associated with shame and regret. This workshop will provide an overview of the Bible’s powerful teaching on generosity and explore a few practical ways that we can live generously so that we can take hold of that which is truly life (1 Timothy 6:19). We hope to provide a safe space for you to work through this important value in the Bible (without being asked to give anything at the end).
How to Identify Heresy – (July 18). Join us for an interactive workshop on how to identify heresy taught by Pastor Scott Andrews. False teaching was not just an ancient threat to the church; it is a perpetual threat to the true, life-saving message of the gospel. Come learn how to discern the difference between the life-giving message of Christ and heresy.
Core Courses (in-person)
10-week course, Sundays at 10:45am in the Depot Room
NOTE: Classes end May 2
NOTE: Not meeting Easter Sunday, April 4.
Alliance Bible Fellowship is launching five 10-week Core Courses designed to help believers grasp the basic elements of the Christian faith with in-depth study and discussion on the topics of the Old Testament, New Testament, Christian Theology, Church History, and “How To Grow.”
This Spring: How To Grow
This 10-week course is designed to teach you the basic elements of Christian formation – how to study the Bible, how to pray, how to prepare for spiritual warfare, and how to share your faith.
Teachers: Barrie Winn & JP Poisson
Upcoming Core Courses:
- Old Testament – Fall 2021
- New Testament – Summer 2021
- Christian Theology – Fall 2021
- Church History – TBD
Women’s Bible Study (in-person or virtual)
Thursday morning & evening, multiple meeting times for 12 weeks
NOTE: Study ends April 29
9:30am | In-person in the Depot Room and in Homes
10am | Zoom
6:30pm | In-person in the Depot Room
7pm | Zoom
We gather to encourage and equip women to take the next step in her relationship with God. We provide a safe environment for women to grow, be vulnerable and enjoy each other’s company as they grow in the knowledge of God through His Word. Bible studies are held on Thursday mornings and evenings. Limited childcare is provided.