Friday, March 11, 2011

Join Us on April 9

We will next gather on Saturday, April 9, 2011, 10:00 a.m. to noon, at Glen Memorial Baptist Church in St. Ignace, Michigan.

The text for everyone to study beforehand will be Ephesians 2:11-22, continuing in the passage we began at our last meeting.

The presenters will be Bruce Buchanan (Chain-O-Lakes OPC in Central Lake), Mike Stark (former pastor of Curtis Baptist Church in Curtis, seeking God's direction for future pastoral ministry), Mike Lane (Glen Memorial Baptist Church in St. Ignace). The moderator will be Jeff Peterson (Indian River Baptist Church).

Join us for a morning of fellowship and Bible study, encouraging one another in the gospel and Biblical reformation.

Soli Deo Gloria

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

View Our February 26 Meeting on Ephesians 2:1-10

Part 1: Jeff Ryan on Ephesians 2:1-3.

Part 2: Jeff Ryan continues, then Tom Penner on vv. 4-7.

Part 3: Tom Penner continues, then Jeff Peterson on vv. 8-10.

Part 4: Jeff Peterson, vv. 8-10.

Part 5: Jeff Peterson concludes, then the three speakers field questions from the audience.

Part 6: Question and Answer Panel continues.

Part 7: Question and Answer Panel continues.

Part 8: Question and Answer Panel concludes.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Mark Your Calendar for Our Next Meeting

After a great, encouraging meeting with many brothers & sisters in Christ on February 26, around the glorious gospel of grace declared in Ephesians 2:1-10, we are looking forward to our next meeting on Saturday, April 9, 2011. This meeting will be hosted by Glen Memorial Baptist Church in St. Ignace.

More details regarding Bible text and speakers will be coming soon.

Soli Deo Gloria!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

First Meeting for 2011

I am pleased to announce that we finally have the details in place for our next meeting. We hope that all our past attendees (as well as some new ones) will be able to come as we desire to get back to what our society and the Bible study portion of our meetings are supposed to be about, realizing that we have strayed in some areas in our last two meetings. While the fellowship at our meetings has continued to be wonderful and encouraging (it has been great getting to know more & more brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the area who share similar concerns for the purity of the gospel!) AND while there has been much in the Bible studies that has been edifying, our council has had some long meetings and discussions about the purpose and focus of our Bible studies and getting back to where we should be.

So please consider attending and inviting others to join you. These meetings are for ALL, not just for church leaders. The time of fellowship alone is worth the drive! We look forward to our time together and trust God to work in our hearts and lives for His glory, using it to build up HIS church through our renewed participation in the life of our local churches.

Northern Michigan Reformation Society Meeting
Saturday, February 26, 2011, 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Indian River Baptist Church, 6214 Hemlock St., Indian River, MI 49749


1. Opening welcome
2. Opening prayer
3. Reminder of the purpose and goals of the Reformation Societies as laid out by the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals
4. Personal testimony of the importance and benefit of our society in encouraging us on the local church level
5. Overview of our Bible study format—purpose, focus, central desires
6. Presentation of Ephesians 2:1-10

Speaker 1: Jeff Ryan, pastor of Calvary Bible Church in Rogers City
Speaker 2: Tom Penner, pastor of Straits Evangelical Free Church in St. Ignace
Speaker 3: Jeff Peterson, teacher from Indian River Baptist Church
Moderator: Bruce Buchanan, pastor of Chain-O-Lakes Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Central Lake

7. Open Q&A/discussion and application of the passage
8. Closing encouragement and prayer

We hope you can make it!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Looking forward to 2011

We thank God for everyone involved this year in our Northern Michigan Reformation Society and look forward to how He might increase and use our group to encourage His people throughout our area in the new year ahead.

Our leadership council will be meeting soon to plan the next two meetings. If you have any further suggestions or input, please contact one of our council members. God bless your faithful ministry of His Word and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Jeff Ryan

NMRS Council Members:
Bruce Buchanan (Chain-O-Lakes OPC, Central Lake)
Mike Lane (Glen Memorial Baptist Church, St. Ignace)
Jeff Peterson (Indian River Baptist Church, Indian River)
Jeff Ryan (Calvary Bible Church, Rogers City)
Mike Stark (Curtis Baptist Church, Curtis)