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
TEXT TO STUDY BEFOREHAND: Ephesians 2:1-10
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!