Ten Good Ways to CAST Your NET

Jesus said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.” John 21:6 NIV

As we learn to fish on the right side of the boat, here are few examples of how we can cast our nets of influence to build strategic relationships with persons who are not yet “connected” to family of faith:

10. Invite a friend to the “Safe at Home” Rally at Pelicans Park.

9. Take some friends to Thursday Evenings in Seville.

8. Enroll a friend for a July Discipleship Option

7. Commit a random act of kindness.

6. Give the gift of a Christian book.

5. Host a block party in your neighborhood.

4. Arrange a recreational outing, such as a fishing trip, tennis outing, or a golf outing with an unconnected friend.

3. Interview a non-Christian.
a. What is the biggest spiritual need in your life?
b. On a scale of 1-10, how well is your life measuring up to God’s plan or intention?
c. What would it take to get you to make following Jesus your number one priority?

2. Invite a friend to Wednesday Night Dinner and Midweek service.

1. Bring a friend to worship or Bible study.


Summer Highlights

The Summer of 2007 is filled with opportunities for worship, Bible study, missions, and recreation. Our First Baptist Family celebrates your faithful participation during the summer months.

Here are a few notes and highlights related to recent and upcoming events:

1. We applaud the 405 champions who participated in Game Day Central last week.
2. Thank you Chapel Choir for sharing the awesome music from the “North to Niagara Tour” last Sunday evening.
3. This week we welcomed home the mission teams who have been serving in The Sudan, Russia, and Kenya.
4. Pray for our student mission team who will be departing Saturday to serve in Costa Rica.
5. Pray for those who are serving on extended international mission assignments: Andrea Burks serving in Indonesia, Andy Stubblefield serving in North Africa, and Samir Ibrahim serving in North Africa.
6. Pray for others departing on mission trips this week: Christina Hook serving in Uganda, Carol Rankin serving in Romania, and Fran Crumpton serving in Russia.
7. Our Summer Blood Drive is scheduled for this Sunday, June 24. The Northwest Florida Blood Mobile will be on our campus beginning at 7:30.
8. Remember the “Safe At Home” Rally this Sunday afternoon. The game begins at 5 o’clock followed by a Christian concert and a message by evangelist Scott Dawson.
9. On Sunday nights in July we are offering multiple Discipleship Options. Register now to be a part of one of these discipleship groups.
10. Mark your calendar for our Baptism at the Beach scheduled for four o’clock Sunday July 29 at 501 Panferio Drive.

Our message this Sunday, “More Than Three Little Pigs,” comes from the gospel story about Gaderene who was delivered from his demons. Invite a friend and join us as we consider faith-based ways to confront the legion of adversaries in life.