Sunday Preview

Pre-Service

Equipping Class - 9:30am

  • The Storytelling God


  • Parenting


  • Doctrine & Devotion

PRE-TEEN (4TH-6TH)


4th-6th graders will be going over Gospel project material.

YOUTH (7TH-12TH)


7th-12th graders will be in room 132, looking at the theme of the main service through the lens of the OT or NT reading of the week.

 

Morning

Service - 1o:30am

Theme: God is faithful to his people.
Sermon: Jesus On: Divorce
Scripture: Matthew 5:31-32
Speaker: Mike McKinley
OT Reading: Deuteronomy 7:6-11
NT Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24

 

Evening

Evening Service - 6pm

Join us as we Skype with one of our missionaries all the way from Macedonia. Pre-teens and youth are invited to attend!


Calendar

December

15 New Members’ Class (9am-Noon)
18   Men's Reading & Accountability Group
23   Carol service (6pm)
24   Christmas Eve Service (6pm)


Upcoming Events

Equipping Classes

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The purpose of our Equipping Classes is to equip believers for life and ministry. We have 3 great Equipping Classes to choose from (see below), which you can sign up for here. Note that free childcare is provided during these classes. Hope to see you there!

  1. The Storytelling God - How TV and Movies Echo God’s Big Story

  2. Parenting - How to Faithfully Navigate Parenthood by Being Rooted in the Gospel.

  3. Doctrine & Devotion - Deep Thinking and Holy Living from the 1689 London Baptist Confession.

Christmas Services

We’d encourage you and your family to come along to our all-age Christmas services. Why not use this as an opportunity to invite friends, neighbors, and coworkers?

  • All-age Carol Service - December 23, 6-7pm

  • All-age Christmas Eve Service - December 24, 6-7pm


Announcements

Ways to Give to the Ministry of SPBC

We offer a number of ways that you can support the ministry of Sterling Park Baptist Church. While we are grateful for all forms of financial support, some forms of giving are more cost-effective for us than others. Here are the options for providing financial support in order of preference:

  • Use the bill pay option at your bank to send checks to SPBC on the schedule you choose. This option is free for you and us, does not require that you obtain any routing or account numbers, and allows you to provide regular support during vacations and other times away.

  • Place cash or checks in the donation boxes at the exits from the main hall. This option is also free, but requires you to play “catch up” when you miss a Sunday.

  • Click here to give online using the bank account option. This is the online option that has the lowest processing fees.

  • Click here to give online using a credit or debit card. This option deducts standard bank card processing fees.

Church Hospitality

1. SPECIAL NEED—We need volunteers to bring food just once every five weeks for our after-service refreshments! A couple of families that were bringing food have moved away and we are in the midst of a population explosion! Contact Lisa Hergenrather (lisa@lsh1.com) if you are able to help.
2. The children’s table for Sunday refreshments is designated for children up to age 12. Teenagers may use the adult table.
3. If you need to borrow things (tablecloths, coffee pot, water dispensers) that are typically used for Sunday refreshments, you are welcome to do so, but please remember to return them to the kitchen for use on Sunday.

Hospitality Sundays

There is no Evening Service on the first Sundays of the month. The main purpose is to encourage and free up the afternoon/evening for hospitality and fellowship with one another outside the church building. What could that look like? 

  • Have members and/or visitors over for lunch to enjoy one another and discuss the day's sermon.

  • Attend one of our student's sporting events and grab a bite to eat afterwards as church family.

  • Invite church members over along with unbelieving neighbors for an evening of food and fellowship.

  • Invite people to go out for an evening stroll followed by some ice cream.

The possibilities are many. The point is, we'd love to begin thinking more intentionally about spending time together with each other and unbelievers for the sake of the gospel. So think and pray about what those particular Sunday afternoons and evenings could look like for you.


Youth

Sign Up to Be a PrayPal

In order to better serve and care for our youth, we are in need of volunteers to pray for our students regularly. Participating in PrayPal means volunteering to be assigned one student from the youth group who you will commit to (1) praying for regularly and (2) pursuing relationally. That could be something as simple as making it a point to say "hey" to them on Sundays and praying for them during the week. If you are interested in becoming a PrayPal email David at david@sterlingparkbc.org.


Outreach

Sterling Elementary

This Thursday, November 29th the after school club for Sterling Elementary students begins meeting at the church building from 2:30-5:30pm. Please consider if you'd like to be a part of this Thursday team playing games, helping with homework and teaching the Bible. Email Karen McKinley (admin@sterlingparkbc.org) if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

International Friends

International Friends is a college outreach to international students on the NOVA Loudoun campus. There are three main ways that people you can serve. First, there is Conversation Cafe, where you can meet with students to build relationships and help them learn English. Second, through monthly dinners where we can continue to build relationships with students. Third, if relationships are going well we can potentially have Bible studies with students.

Hope Community Center

Ayman and Mary Lolas run the Hope Community Center (HCC) which aims to reach Arabs for Christ. We are extremely excited about this ministry and want to extend opportunities two opportunities to serve: a Conversation English Classes and a Women's Meeting. If you are interested in serving you can email Ayman.

AART Program

All Ages Reading Together (AART) is a pre-school program that helps kids with reading and speaking. We housed the program this summer and it was a great success. We will be housing it again this fall. More information on how to volunteer will be made available soon.

After School Program (Sterling Elementary)

We are hoping to be able to provide some after school programs for at least some portion of the school year. If you have any specific skills that you could turn into a class (Jump Rope, Sports, Art, etc.) for an hour would be great. More information will be available soon. For now, if you are interested you can email Karen McKinley.


Missions

Other Missions Opportunities

Because our church is a part of the Radstock Network we have many connections with churches all over the world. If you are interested in taking a missions trip to any of our partner churches or are interested in having conversations about going to a foreign culture for the short or long term feel free to reach out to Seth Wachtel.

Gostivar Trip, 2019

We are planning on sending another team to visit the team in Gostivar again next year, probably in the May/June time frame. Ask the Lord whether or not he might be calling you to go and encourage our missionaries!


General Info


Biblical Counseling

Biblical counseling is a vital ministry that is provided by our church. Recognizing that we are sinners living in a broken world, we see biblical counseling as a normal (and often necessary) part of the Christian life. For more information, please go to our church website or email Brenda at brenda@sterlingparkbc.org to book an appointment. 

Parking Spaces

Since we fill up every Sunday morning, it'd be great if we could leave the parking spaces closest to the building available for those who are visitors or for families with small children. A small but great way to serve others!

Small Groups

Small groups are a fantastic way to get to know people, serve others, support one another and grow as a Christian. We would encourage all of our members to seriously consider joining a small group in Ashburn, Herndon, or Sterling. For more information, please contact Mike Jones. 

Sermon Audio

Our morning and evening sermons are posted every Monday on our church website and our iTunes Podcast.

Office Closed on Fridays and Saturdays

Please note that the church office is typically closed on Fridays and Saturdays.

Membership Directories

The membership directory is a helpful tool for communication, prayer and fellowship. On the week after our regular members' business meetings, the directory is updated, printed and made available for members. If you would like to have one, please ask a staff member. For questions, contact information updates or corrections, contact Mike Jones.

Looking for Ways to Serve SPBC?

At SPBC we have various ministries (e.g. music, ushering/greeting, A/V, children's ministry, youth ministry, hospitality). Thus, there are many ways to serve! If you are looking for practical ways to serve the congregation, please contact Mike Jones.

SPBC Exchange Group

If you would like to join the buy/sell SPBC Exchange group on Facebook, please contact Emily Borkholder and she would be more than happy to add you. Current members of the group are also welcome to add people who have been added to the church's membership.

Lost & Found

Have you lost any items at the church building? Check out the Lost & Found box in the church office by the water cooler.