Pastor Ted shared some words of encouragement from 1 Timothy. Encouraging was the report that we had an increase in 3 members last quarter. We will also have a baptism and new member next week for Easter during the new time Mandarin worship. We also updated the Leadership Team designations to accommodate for the growth and full-time Sunday Mandarin service. There will still be a 4:30pm Mandarin Bible Hour on the second Sunday of the month. The membership voted to approve preliminary plans to start a Phase 2 Building Expansion fund. A new board of trustees was elected, and next business meeting will be May 17, 2015.
Pastor Ted is starting a new foundational sermon series that will be shared in both English and Mandarin Worship Services as part of a 10 week study on What we Believe. Each week will focus on a different topic about what we as Christians and Baptists believe about that week’s topic.
Easter Sunday at 1130, it will be baptism Sunday, and Mandarin Service will have it’s first baptism. Come and rejoice with us as we celebrate. Also note the Mandarin service new time change.
New Sunday Time Format:
10:00 – 11:15 : English Worship and Mandarin Chinese Bible Study
11:15 – 11:30 : Fellowship and Snack Break
11:30 – 12:45 : Mandarin Worship and English Bible Study
Pastor Ted is sharing a great message titled “In-Laws or OutLaws,” comparing the sometimes interesting dynamic between couples and their in-laws, especially in intercultural relationships. TIBC is home to several intercultural marriages and relationships, and is looking forward to hosting next year’s Blessed Family Conference in 2016 March 18-19. TIBC’s GospelStreet Boys shared another song, of which the audio will be posted in our YouTube channel. This message is also presented in Mandarin, and starting April 4th, TIBC will offer Mandarin Chinese morning worship service simultaneous with English Sunday Service. For the updated schedule click on the link above.
The dating and relationships workshop event had a great turnout, we hope to see you next year as we expand the “blessed family and marriage conference.”
Next year’s blessed family conference is scheduled for March 18-19, 2016. Advanced registration discount is available until March 1. We are limiting registration to 100 attendees as we accommodate out of town registrants, plan for meals, etc.
Starting Easter Sunday April 5th, TIBC will be altering the worship time format to accommodate for Chinese and English simultaneous worship and bible study.
New Sunday Time Format:
10:00 – 11:10 : English Worship and Mandarin Chinese Bible Study
11:10 – 11:30 : Fellowship and Snack Break
11:30 – 12:40 : Mandarin Worship and English Bible Study
GospelStreet Boys are back at TIBC these next four weeks sharing some of their favorite songs. This week they shared their cover of Lord I Need You.
If you missed it, there’s a clip that will be posted here shortly, but come next week and hear it live, come join us at 10am on Sundays. Those of you that want to hear it again, this live recording is for you.