Bara Blast 08.13.15

Dear Bara,
BSM Worship: The Cost of Following Jesus
This Sunday night, we'll be jumping into the Bible and talking about the cost, but more importantly the joy of following Jesus.  We'll have games, fun, food, and small group time as well.  It will be a fun-filled, fast-moving hour and fifteen minutes.  We'll be meeting at the Bradley's (4004 Shrike Trail, Roanoke) from 6-7:15pm.  We hope to see there!
If you have any questions about Bara Student Ministries (BSM), please contact the Youth Pastor, Ryan Bradley at  For more information on BSM, please visit

Baptism Sunday
We will be celebrating baptism this Sunday, August 16th.
Baptism is when someone declares to the world, I am a FOLLOWER of Jesus. Have you put your faith in Jesus? Are you ready to tell the world that you're a follower through baptism? We want to hear about it. 
Here's how you can let us know:
For more information on baptism, visit:
This week the children will learn that in all situations, we should stay focused on God and be obedient to His commands.

Pray for our Schools
Next Sunday, August 23rd, we'll be setting aside a time for prayer for the upcoming school year during our 10am Gathering.  We will be praying for all the students, faculty, staff, and leaders for the 2015-2016 school year.  We'd encourage to invite anybody you may know who serves in one of these capacities to join us.

500k Meal Marathon
This is an all-day (7A-6P) community event on Saturday, September 19th, where hundreds of volunteers, on teams, form assembly lines to package meals to be sent directly to people in Haiti.

There are five shifts and each Table Leader needs 10 Packaging volunteers for each shift, which means there are 50 slots to fill! :)

Details, a training video and registration is all available on this web page:

To select the shift you would be willing to serve just click on "Packagers" and select Green Team Nagengast. There are LOTS of tables, so if this table is full at your preferred time, you could pick another team, or choose another time!  You can serve more than one shift.

This is also a great service opportunity for students. Anyone 12 & up can EASILY handle a whole shift, and even some task-oriented 10 year-olds can do it!

bGroups are small groups that meet regularly. They help people build community and grow in their faith. If you are interested or have questions, visit Contact:

The M.O.B. (Men of Bara) meets at the Bara Offices, 100 Indian Creek Dr. in Trophy Club from 6am – 7am every Wednesday morning. The coffee is hot, the conversation fun and the fellowship is strong! For additional information contact

This is your beginning with Bara. See who we are, our mission, vision and core commitments. Hear about our journey, our past, present and future. Learn what we do, how we connect and serve. You will be able to get your questions answered and much more. For more information click here.

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 directions to the Bara Church office click here. For additional information 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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