National Friends Church Multiplication Conference


August 6-8, 2014

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A Church Multiplication Conference for church and denominational leaders, previous and potential church planters, students, and anyone else who has a heart for church planting and fulfilling the Great Commission through the Friends Church. The conference will feature inspirational messages, “best practice” workshops with speakers who have “done it” from around the country, and time for fellowship, synergistic networking, sharing, and dreaming. Recognizing that it takes all kinds of churches to reach all kinds of people, a number of different methods and approaches will be discussed. This conference will be informative, stirring, and help us refocus on God’s call.


This will be the second church multiplication gathering of its kind to attract evangelically-minded Friends from around the country who share a desire to build the Kingdom and who want to be faithful to do our part as Friends to fulfill the Great Commission.  For the first conference (held in May, 2013), organizers hoped that 30-40 representatives would participate in a small precursor to the main conference in 2014.  However, more than 100 leaders from around the country gathered for the preliminary inspirational event.  Among other things, this larger-than-expected initial response indicates both an interest in and a need for evangelism and church planting among Friends.

In the face of many challenges faced by Friends in every region, this may be exactly the right time to have a forward-looking emphasis that reminds us of our calling with a “gates of hell shall not prevail against it” passion. There are exciting flickers of this fire around the country and globe among Friends, but it is time to bring these sparks together to learn, grow, and to stir one another up to “love and good deeds.” With God’s help, we need to prayerfully consider how we might shed a maintenance-mentality and stir up a strategic church multiplication movement.


Many people will find this conference stirring and relevant, including: those who are interested in church planting, have started a new church, plan to start a new church, or would like to find out more about the possibility of starting a new church. Pastors of potential mother churches, those with an apostolic vision to start a number of churches, or those who see themselves in a supportive role to start new churches will each have their minds and hearts stretched and encouraged!  Students and young adults who have a vision to make a difference in the world for Christ are especially urged to attend.  This conference will provide a strategic mix of younger and older leaders.

What about students?

Undergraduate credit is available through Barclay College. Both George Fox Seminary and the Azusa Pacific Graduate School of Theology have agreed to provide graduate credit for any interested students, now and in the future for subsequent conferences.

Want to Come Early or Stay Late?

We know that some need to arrive early due to flight arrangements. We will offer some “Pre-Conference Prayer Meetings” and fellowship time on Wednesday afternoon, August 6 for anyone who would like to participate. In addition, we plan to have a Post-conference “student and youth” emphasis on Saturday, August 9.  At least one regional group in the past has also requested to be able to stay after the conference for a time of debriefing and fellowship with their own pastors and leaders.  Post-conference gatherings like this are possible by prior arrangement.


This conference will be held on the campus of Barclay College in Haviland, Kansas.




Jim Le Shana

NFCMC Planning Committee

607 N. Kingman, Haviland, KS, 67059




The Barclay College Lady Bears traveled to Moberly, MO on Saturday afternoon to square off against MCCC opponent Central Christian College of the Bible.

The game started off well for both teams as the score remained tight for the first 15 minutes. The last 5 minutes saw the Lady Saints take advantage of the Bears youth and missed opportunities to take a 15 point lead into the halftime, 38-23.

The second half began much differently. The Lady Bears came out strong and shot the ball with confidence. With 5 minutes left in the game, Barclay had cut the lead to 55-54. From there the game see-sawed back and forth and ultimately the Lady Saints held on to win 64-57.

Brooke White continued her string of strong performances with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Raelyn Epp chipped in 13 points and Sarah Sullivan and Mercedeez Bell each had 10 points.

Head Coach Brad Lingafelter concluded, “I hope that 2nd half is a sign of what we can expect from here on out. At halftime I told the girls the rest of this season will be determined by two things. One is how hard they want to work. Two, our mental toughness needs to improve. Everyone misses shots, everyone throws the ball away. But we have to stop hanging our heads and keep playing. I thought the second half was the best we have done that this year.”

The Lady Bears will host Hillsdale Free Will Baptist on Tuesday, January 28th at 5:00 PM CST.


Saturday afternoon the Bears limped over to Moberly, MO for their game against Central Christian College of the Bible following a tough loss the night before at St. Louis Christian College (Florissant, MO). While the Bears neared the midway point of conference play, the stakes were increased against CCCB as both teams battled for seeding in the looming MCCC tournament.

It was a familiar tune early in the game for the Bears as the Saints knocked down some early threes and controlled the offensive glass to build an early lead. However, thanks to the sharp shooting of Freshman Caleb Davis, who finished 3-6 from three, the Bears stayed in contact with Saints even though they would trail by a score of 28-43 at halftime.

While the situation looked bleak, the Bears were able to inch back into the game. In the early portion of the second half, CCCB’s best post picked up his third foul and they were forced into a zone. The Bears took advantage of the Saints interior play as they slashed through their zone and attacked the basket with abandonment, capitalizing on 25 of 34 second half free throws. In the waning minutes of the game, the Bears were able to get key stops defensively and knock down free throws to seal the win, 78-74. The Bears improved to 2-4 in MCCC play with three home conference games remaining.

Four Bears scored in double figures: Senior Austin Ogle (16), Davis (14), Junior Tommy Leach (13), and Freshman David Lewis (10). Ogle also pulled down 12 boards for his first ever double-double.

On Tuesday, the Bears will take on Hillsdale Free Will Baptist (Moore, OK) at Hockett Auditorium at 7:00 PM CST.


Team 1 (Red): Pilo  Miranda-Troup (Capt.), Matt Schaefer, Omar Reyes, Hannah Williams, Kaylee Kershner, Clara Konsky, Adrian Maloney, Eric Day

Team 2 (White): Josh Sanchez (Capt.), Austin Ogle, Katelyn Ogle, Shane Brown, Adele Brown, Aaron Colliatie, Tony Graham

Team 3 (Grey): Royce Bryan ( Capt.), Marcus Mitchell, Pat Garrison, Ryan Kendall, Eliot Hinshaw, Larry Lewis, Shari Bryan, Paige Garrison, Tony Wheeler (or other faculty and staff)

Team  4 (Black): Pat Hall (Capt.), Joey Spiegle, Jacob Pribble, Jake Spencer, Ryan Tarver, Sharese Mullikin, Tanner Huck, Sarah Sullivan

Team 5 (Green): Matt Fitch (Capt.), Ross Smedley, Chris Racchini, Matt Jarrell, Ethan Chance, Hannah Rohde, Emily Entz, Melynda Lujan, Breanna Hack

Team 6 (Sky Blue): Brandon Palmer (Capt.), David Lewis, Cole Hibler, Eli Dahir, Dylan Palmer, Morgan Stander, Mikeal Wilder, Michael Vance

Team 7 (Dark Blue): Tommy L (Capt.), Garrett Allen, Caleb Davis, Mercedeez Bell, Alec Stivender, Ashleny Lara

Team 8 (Orange): Melvin Lara, (Capt.), Carlos Agular, Isaiah Shine, Brooke White, Kayla Powell, Marcus Collic, Gydal Sorrell, Forrest Turner

Schedule: (each team should have three regular season games from your pool. Pool A = teams 1-4, Pool B = teams 5-8)

Sunday 1/19

7:30 – Team 1 (0-1) v. Team 2 (1-0)

8:30 –  Team 3 (1-0) v. Team 4 (0-1)

9:30 –  Team 5 (0-1) v. Team 6 (1-0)

Monday 1/20

9:00 – Team 7 (1-0) v. Team 8 (0-1)

10:00 – Team 1 (1-1) v. Team 4 (0-2)

Thursday 1/23

7:00 – Team 2 (2-0) v. Team 3 (1-1)

10:00 – Team 5 (0-2) v. Team 7 (2-0)

Sunday 1/26

7:30 – Team 6 (2-0) v. Team 8 (0-2)

8:30 – Team 1 (1-2) v. Team 3 (3-0)

9:30 –  Team 2 (2-1) v. Team 4 (0-3)

Monday 1/27

9:00 – Team 5 (0-3) v. Team 8 (1-2)

10:00 – Team 6 (3-0) v. Team 7 (2-1)

Double elimination tournament would be played on the following dates: Thurs. 1/30. Mon. 2/3, Thurs. 2/6, Sun. 2/9, Mon. 2/10, and Thurs. 2/13.



Saturday, January 25, 2014


The Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office and Barclay College will host a Church Safety & Law Enforcement Security Conference. Author and speaker, Carl Chin, will be the keynote speaker for the event. Mr. Chin’s research and experiences have been featured in national media and publications including: Preaching Magazine, Christianity Today, and the Washington Post. Additional speakers include Kiowa County Sheriff, Kendall Lothman, and others from the Kiowa County law enforcement community.


The goal of the event is to increase awareness and preparation for emergencies including campus intruders and active shooter situations. The cost is $10.00 per person, or $30.00 per church.


Barclay College Hockett Auditorium
RSVP by emailing or by calling 620.723.4154.


Barclay College traveled to Missouri last weekend for two conference games against Calvary Bible College (Belton, MO) and Ozark Christian College (Joplin, MO). The Lady Bears came up with a split on the weekend and their conference record is 2-2 after the weekend.

On Friday night the Lady Bears took on the Calvary Lady Warriors. Even though Calvary Bible has one of the toughest environments to play in, the Lady Bears took an early lead which they were able to hold onto for most of the game. The Lady Bears ultimately prevailed 67-62.

On Saturday the Lady Bears traveled south for a contest with Ozark Christian College. The game was a back and forth affair with the Ambassadors holding a narrow advantage at halftime. In the second half, the Bears couldn’t quite get over the top as Ozark pulled away late with some free throws to win 67-59.

“I thought we did some good things this weekend. One thing this team needs to do is to learn how to close out games. We did that against Calvary and we struggled against Ozark. We are young and still learning that we have to play with great effort in every area of the game for the entire game,” commented Head Coach Brad Lingafelter.

The Lady Bears next action is Saturday at 2:00 PM CST in Moberly, MO against MCCC opponent Central Christian College of the Bible.


Friday night the Bears found themselves in Belton, MO for the first of two road MCCC games. Calvary Bible College was no push over on their home court as the Bears eyed their first MCCC win.

Even though the Bears were on the scoreboard first, the Warriors took control of the game taking a nine-point lead into the halftime. Freshman David Lewis was the lone Bear to play well offensively to keep the Bears within striking distance. In the opening two minutes of the second half, Calvary pushed their lead to as many as 14 points before the Bears made their push. A three in the corner by Junior Tommy Leach and an and-one by Freshman Tanner Huck, turned the tide of the game. Near the half way point of the second half, the Bears took the lead for good and never looked back as they cruised to an 84-71 MCCC road win.

Leach scored 19 of his 21 points in he second half to lead the way while Huck and Freshman Caleb Davis chipped in 18 and 15 respectively.

Saturday afternoon the Bears traveled south to Ozark Christian College (Joplin, MO) for their second game of the weekend and failed to match the Ambassadors intensity. Their full-court pressure limited the Bears to 26% shooting while put on a shooting clinic on their own end. Ozark finished the game shooting 57%, including 58% (14-22) from three point range.

Davis led the Bears in scoring with 16 points, Huck had 15, and Senior Austin Ogle added 14 points.

The Bears head to St. Louis Christian (Florissant, MO) this coming Friday. Game time is set for 7:30 PM CST. Then on Saturday at 4:00  PM they take on Central Christian College of the Bible in Moberly, MO.



Barclay College is seeking comments from the public about the College, its programs and services, and its role within the community. The College is seeking comments as part of its preparation for seeking candidacy for accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The candidacy visit will be hosted in late April 2014. An evaluation team representing the Commission will review the institution’s ability to meet the Commission’s eligibility and federal compliance requirements. It will also review the College’s progress in meeting the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the college:

Public Comment on Barclay College
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on the Commission’s website. Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing. All comments must be received by April 2014.


The Lady Bears opened up the second semester with a tough non-conference opponent in Arlington Baptist College (Arlington, TX). Arlington came into the game ranked #3 in the most recent NCAAA Division II standings.

Arlington proved to be a very tough opponent for the Lady Bears. The Lady Patriots used their athletic advantage to attack the basket which led to 48 free-throw attempts. They also hit enough 3 point shots to keep the defense honest. Another factor in the Lady Patriot’s favor was a physical, aggressive full-court defense that gave the Lady Bears problems all afternoon. Arlington prevailed by the score of 94-49.

“First of all, that was very good team we played, but we continue to hurt ourselves by not matching the intensity and physicality of our opponents. I was happy to see some girls begin to understand that the effort they were playing with was not good enough. For a good stretch of that game I thought we competed very well with them. We have to find a way to stop allowing teams to bury us at the beginning of the game,” said Head Coach Brad Lingafelter.

The Lady Bears are back in action as they open up conference play this semester Friday, January 17th at Calvary Bible College (Belton, MO) at 5:30 PM CST. Then on Saturday they will face off against Ozark Christian College (Joplin, MO) at 1:00 PM.