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National Friends Church Multiplication Conference

“MULTIPLY!”

August 6-8, 2014

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WHAT:

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.

WHY:

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.

WHO:

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.

WHERE:

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

COSTS AND REGISTRATION DEADLINES: TBA

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Contact:

Jim Le Shana

NFCMC Planning Committee

607 N. Kingman, Haviland, KS, 67059

 

jim.leshana@barclaycollege.edu

620-862-5252

 

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When

Saturday, January 25, 2014

What

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.

Why

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.

Where

Barclay College Hockett Auditorium
RSVP by emailing lorenaLothman@gmail.com or by calling 620.723.4154.

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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.

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“As I was sitting here writing about this year’s Christmas Wreath, Psalm 100 kept coming to my mind. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations. Your support of the Christmas Wreath for the past 59 years, has been a blessing to students past, present and future. We received a very generous matching gift of $100,000 for the Christmas Wreath making it possible for students to receive a Full Tuition Scholarship on January 12. May God bless you for making a difference in the lives of Barclay students, and ultimately in the lives of countless others. Your faithful support is allowing students who live under the Lord’s providence to be trained effectively for Christian life, service and leadership.”

-Herb Frazier

Our goal was met – $100,066. We are humbled by the abundant giving that continues to bless Barclay College.

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On Saturday, February 1st Barclay College will conduct their annual homecoming ceremonies at half-time of the men’s game against Grace University out of Omaha, NE.

The women’s game will start at 2:00 PM and the men’s game will start at 4:00 PM with the homecoming ceremonies at halftime.
Immediately following the conclusion of the men’s game, the alumni basketball game will be played. If you played basketball at Barclay College or FBC and would like to participate in the alumni game, please contact Athletic Director Royce Bryan.

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The Christmas Pageant is a biannual musical presented at Barclay College.

Saturday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, Dec 8 at 7:00 p.m.

The musical evolved out of an annual Sunday school program given each year in a church basement in 1985. The sets were crude and the program just like other Sunday school programs. However, the audience became so large that the youth minister of the church began to look for another venue for the program. He was able to stage the next year’s program in the Banbury Auction building on Highway 54 at Haviland. Again, the crowd was “standing room only.” Today, 28 years later, the musical is held in the gymnasium of Barclay College. When the college president knew that the auction building was being sold, he offered the college gym and had a doorway enlarged so the camels could enter. The 70 member cast includes the college choir and other people who volunteer to be a part of the cast. If you would like to be a part of the musical, just ask. The attendance has grown to about 1200 people for the three performances. Included in the musical are camels, doves, sheep, a donkey, a horse and numerous other animals. The wise men are led in on camels through the street of Bethlehem by a 15 member entourage. The background of shops in Bethlehem encompasses one side of the gym and with that background “The Story of Christmas” becomes a meaningful setting for Christ’s birth. Children enjoy the excitement brought to the scene by the animals.

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The college alumni volleyball and soccer game will be held on October 4. The alumni volleyball game will take place at 4:30 pm. Before the soccer game, there will be a tail gate party serving hamburgers, hot dogs and dessert. The party begins at 5:30 pm and soccer will follow at 7:30 pm. Come support the alumni team and stick around for the Ladies Auxiliary Sale in Hockett Auditorium on October 5. Visitors are welcome to peruse the sale items ahead of time. If you would like to make a donation, there will be a receptacle available during the alumni game.

We’ll see you there!

Soccer Team

The Barclay College Men’s Soccer team will be joining with the Haviland Friends Church and Siete Ejidos Friends Church in Sinalo, Mexico to provide an outreach ministry in Siete Ejidos and the local areas. The plan is for the team, along with Trent and Christy Jacks, and Chuck Townsend from Haviland Friends Church, to travel to Siete Ejidos over Fall Break, October 13 – 20. The ministry will include relationship building and special events for children and of course soccer games with a couple of local town teams. The “goal” of the trip is to join with the local church as it reaches out to the local community, especially to the men who have thus far not shown a lot of interest in the church. The cost of the trip is roughly $300 per person not including travel visas. We would like to encourage our alumni soccer players and fans to utilize the alumni soccer game event as an opportunity to help send them out as disciples who are making disciples. If you would like to contribute to this, please designate your gift with the title BARCLAY COLLEGE SOCCER MISSIONS TRIP to MEXICO 2013.

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We have highlighted ten different students who are pursuing ministry this summer.

Senior Rochelle Greshem is seving under Southwest Yearly Meeting of Friends in cooperation with the Cambodian Friends Church. She is helping with the youth program and working at the Devine Pizza and Ribs Cage which provide a safe place for people to come in and eat and a safe place to work.

 

Senior Amanda Vance is doing Missionary work in Nepal with Evangelical Friends Missions. Her service is from June 10 to August 2.

 

Senior Nathan Fisher is doing his pastoral ministry practicum throughout the summer at the Greensburg Christian Church in Greensburg, Kansas.

 

Senior Keaghan Auer and Junior Joey Spiegel are serving at Camp Quaker Haven in Kansas as counselors for both senior and junior high camps.

 

Senior Christopher Reed is serving as a counselor for multiple age groups on the Leadership Team at Ponca Bible Camp in Arkansas from June 12 until July.

 

Senior David Jaimes is doing his Bible/theology practicum among the Spanish speaking churches in California from June 3 to August 5.

 

Sophomore Lauren Wells was in Peru from May 4-24 to encourage the formation of strong relationships between the younger generation of Friends in Peru and the United States.

 

Sophomore Jacob Pribble is doing his youth ministry internship throughout the summer at the Chandler Friends Church, Chandler, Oklahoma.

 

Senior Josh Sanchez is ministering in Belgium with a group called Sports Quest.

 

Junior Joey Spiegel is doing his youth ministry practicum this summer at the Haviland Friends Church under the direction of Associate Pastor, Josiah Williams.