Bara Blast 02.19.15

Dear Bara,

A Word from Pastor Joel

Last week we kicked off Bara's Series: 7 with a message on forgiveness called, "Lame Feet, Dead Dogs, and a Saved Seat at the King's Table." If you missed it, click here. I hope that we've been praying in the area of forgiveness this week! I know I have and the results have been so worth it! 
This week we are continuing the series and I'll be coming out of Mark 2 with a message titled, "Coming Home" and we will be focused on praying for salvation. I encourage you to bring your unsaved friends with you to the Gathering this Sunday! I believe God has a special word for them!
There are so many exciting things going on in, through and for Bara during this season! I ask us all to be faithful in prayer! Pray like we've never prayed before! Ask God to make us a church of committed disciples who are committed to making disciples who will be committed to making disciples! If you want some more information on God's call for us to Pray this year, check out our website!
BSM Serve: BINGO with Friends

This Sunday afternoon we will have the honor and privilege to get to go play BINGO with some our much wiser friends at the Keller Oaks Healthcare Center (8703 Davis Blvd. Keller) from 3:30-4:30pm.  PLEASE NOTE the unique time frame.  We did this last summer and everybody loved it.  Its a great time to not only bless others but be blessed in return.  Parents, since it's a little bit of a drive, feel free to stay if you'd like as well.  We'll see you there!

If you have any questions about Bara Student Ministries (BSM), please contact our Youth Pastor, Ryan Bradley at  For more information on BSM, please visit

Prayer Partners
This Sunday is the day partners will be revealed.  You don't want to miss it!  In the event you were unable or haven't signed up, please feel out the information here, print off and bring with you Sunday, or get there early to fill one out in person.  Look for the Prayer Partner table to find out who your partner is and meet them as well.  

If you have any questions about Prayer Partners, please contact Ryan Bradley at


This week we will learn that we are helpers and that God wants us to work together to help people. You can preview our lesson by downloading the Bible Studies for Life App and clicking on – A couple helped Elisha, or read it on your own in 2 Kings 4:8-17. Happy Reading!

Arise and Build

If you love accomplishing a lot at one time (think: one stop shopping) then you need to come check out our Arise and Build Prayer Nights every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm at the BARA offices. In less than an hour, you can praise The Lord for all He is doing in and through Arise and Build while you answer His call to pray audaciously for what is to come and if that wasn't enough: you will get to build new relationships with your BARA family!! One of the sweet byproducts of our Prayer Nights for those of us that have been participating is that we have experienced the joy of getting to know each other better in ways that can only happen by praying and spending time together. Give it a try and see how God can use a time of prayer devoted to building a building to actually build His church! For more information and directions to the Bara Church office click here.

Automate the Important
Would you be willing to set up an online giving profile on our website and automate the important?
Not only will you not have to bring a checkbook to church, you will help us grow our ministries during all seasons of the year. If you miss a Sunday gathering or you like to do your finances with a debit or credit card. You might be interested to know that you can go to our website and make an offering online. Any offering you give will be entered into the barabase, which you can look at any time to see the up to date amount given by you or a family member. At the end of the year we will send you a year end giving statement for tax purposes. So jump in today and Automate the Important! To give right now, simply click here.
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