Sunday Preview

Equipping Hour

Equipping Classes

Rhythms of Faith by Seth Wachtel
The Gospel of John (Women Only) by Amy Kemp

CHildren (Infant-3rd grade)

Using Lifeway’s Gospel Project curriculum, we help our children see the glory of God in the big story of the Bible.

Pre-Teen (4th-6th)

Meet in room 18 (children’s wing) to hang out and dive into “Bible Studies for Life.”

Youth (7th-12th)

Meet in the Youth Room (132) to hang out and apply the Bible to our lives.

 

Morning

Service - 1o:30am

Theme: God loves his enemies.
Sermon: Jesus On: Enemies
Scripture: Matthew 5:38-48
Preacher: Mike McKinley
OT Reading: 2 Kings 6:8-23
NT Reading: Romans 5:1-11

 

Evening

we meet for evening service on the 2nd & 4th sundays of the month.

Join us as we sing, pray for the advance of the gospel, and hear from God’s word. Youth and children’s classes meet as well.

We encourage you to use the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month to pursue fellowship & hospitality outside the church walls.

Upcoming Evening Service Schedule:

  • February 24

  • March 10

  • March 24

  • April 14

  • April 21


Calendar

March

5   Men’s Reading & Accountability group
8   Sweet Life
13   Women’s Midweek Bible Study
17   Members’ Meeting
19  Men’s Reading & Accountability group
20  Women’s Midweek Bible Study
24  Fellowship Meal
27  Women’s Midweek Bible Study


February

16   New Members’ Class
19  Men’s Reading & Accountability group
20  Women’s Midweek Bible Study
24  Lord’s Supper Q&A
27  Women’s Midweek Bible Study


Upcoming Events

Women’s Midweek Bible Study

If you’d like to be part of our women’s midweek Bible study please contact Brooke Vuljanic (vuljanic@gmail.com). The group meets at 10:00-11:30am on Wednesday mornings and are studying the gospel of John together. Childcare is provided.

Equipping Classes

We have a couple of classes to choose from this quarter. You can find information and sign up for these classes here. Don’t miss out!

Fellowship Meal

Our next Fellowship Meal will take place on March 24. Keep your eyes peeled for more information.

Sweet Life

Please join us for Sweet Life, our women's quarterly dessert and discussion event, on Friday, March 8 (which is a change from a previous communication!) at the church from 7:30-9:00pm. We will be continuing our discussion on prayer and looking specifically at how the Lord teaches us to pray in His Word. We will also hear a testimony from one of our own SPBC women. Feel free to invite friends Look for an email sign up next week to rsvp and to volunteer to bring food. Email Amy Kemp (amy.kemp@gmail.com) if you have questions..

Men’s Reading & Accountability Group 2019

It’s never too late to join our Men’s Reading and Accountability Group. The purpose of this group is to learn and apply theology to our lives, as well as hold one another accountable in our pursuit of holiness. We meet approximately every 2 weeks on Tuesday mornings from 6:00-7:30am at the church building. If you’d like to be part of this group, then please RSVP to Mike Jones (mikej@sterlingparkbc.org).


Announcements

Building Project Survey

At our January Members' Meeting, we stated that we have recently begun the building expansion process. Being in the very beginning stages, the next step in this process is to get church members' feedback on our current facilities and future needs/desires. To do that, we plan to send out a survey from the architect at the beginning of next week. The survey should take anywhere from 5-30 minutes and will hopefully provide a good picture of how we perceive our biggest facility needs going forward in light of our ministry distinctives. 

Also, if you have youth-aged children, we'd love for them to fill out a survey as well!

Examining Ourselves

As we prepare to share the Lord’s Supper together this Sunday, we encourage you to take time this week to examine yourself (1 Cor. 11:28). We look forward to celebrating this meal together!

The Lord’s Supper Teaching

If you missed our special Equipping Class on the Lord’s Supper then you can find the audio by following the links below:
- Part One
- Part Two
We also have another Q&A after the evening service on February 24th at 7pm.

The New eDirectory

We hope you’re enjoying using the new eDirectory. If you haven’t received an invite yet, check your spam folder for an email called "Welcome to the Sterling Park Baptist Church Directory!" If you still can’t find it, email us at spbc.edirectory@gmail.com and we’ll help fix the problem.

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. For greater security for your donation, please have your bank mail checks to P.O. Box 2743, Sterling, VA  20167.

  • 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.

Scripture Memory

With the start of the new year you may want to consider adding regular Scripture memory to your routine! Karen has freshly stocked our Scripture memory books for adults and children.  Children can use the memory books in coordination with Gospel Project for prizes! If you are interested please feel free to email admin@sterlingparkbc.org to purchase your books!

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.

Church Hospitality

  1. Service Opportunity: We need to add a few volunteers to our hospitality team to assist with set up and clean up duties for our after-service refreshment time on Sundays. Volunteers will work with a partner in the kitchen about once every six weeks. Contact Lisa Hergenrather (lisa@lsh1.com) for more information.

  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.


Youth

Sunday Morning

This week Mike Jones will continue his controversial, yet necessary class on “How to Be British.” We will also resume our Bible study series entitled, “The World We All Want.” We’re going to continue seeing how God gives us a glimpse of the world we all want through the miraculous ministry of Jesus.

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 Seth at seth@sterlingparkbc.org.


Outreach

Homework Helpers

"Homework Helpers" is the Sterling Elementary after school club that meets every Thursday at the church building from 2:30-5:30pm. We split the time into three portions: games, Bible, homework help. If you would like to join the outreach team email Karen (admin@sterlingparkbc.org).

Volunteers Training

We are starting a new plan for the Bible portion of our after school club time. It will be an hour of "Good News Bible Club.” We are hoping this is at a more basic level for the students. Training will be directly after church, February 24th, from 12:30-3:30pm. Lunch will be provided. All current outreach team members are encouraged to attend, and anyone interested in joining the outreach team is also welcome! Please email Karen (admin@sterlingparkbc.org)

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.


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 this 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, Fairfax, 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.

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.