Posts From August, 2018

Pastor Shares His God and Family Experience

Pastor Steve was asked to lead a God and Family class for 5 scouts (only one was connected to his church). Little did he know that it would be an opportunity for evangelism! The other participants were brand new to the Bible and knew little about God but were eager to learn and asked such questions as “How do we know there is a God?” During the sessions, a father and older brother sat in the back of the classroom. By the third week they were sitting closer and following along in the Bible, and after class the father approached Pastor Steve and engaged in a discussion of God and science. According to Pastor Steve, “Two brothers gave their heart to the Lord. The father is reading Lee Strobel’s book, The Case for Creation. We had the graduation this last Sunday and the father was in church to hear the gospel message of Jesus Christ!”

God and Family is more than award. Just ask Pastor Steve!

Scouts Receive God and Life Awards During Alaska Adventure

Parents Speak Words of Affirmation to their Sons

Troop 200 chartered to Nixa Christian Church participated in the God and Life program and had the privilege of receiving their awards while in Alaska for a High Adventure experience. Jason Coorts, Assistant Scoutmaster, served as their God and Life counselor and planned a formal ceremony for the presentation of the awards in Alaska. Each Scout received his award individually and then had time of affirmation from his father (and in many cases a letter from their mother, too).  The few dads that couldn’t make the trip sent letters to be read. Although there weren’t any pictures from the award ceremony, Coorts explained, “We hope it was pretty powerful.” Coorts did share the picture above. What a great picture – full of high adventure and affirmation of faith! May these young men continue to pursue their Duty to God through all of life’s journeys.