“This gospel of the kingdom will be preached the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.”  Matthew 24:14

What an amazing promise from the words of Jesus! We gather for GIC 2018 in anticipation of and participation in these words of Jesus. Missionaries from around the world and across the nation and the street are gathered this week to join us in prayer and celebration of God’s great mission in the world. You're invited to join us for our Global Impact Celebration, October 24-28, 2018. 

Join us as we pray for GIC from September 19 through October 28, for 40 days. 

GIC 40-Days of Prayer

2018 Global Impact Celebration

All events will be at the Pleasant Grove Campus unless noted. 
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Wednesday, October 24
6:00pm - Missions fair
6:30pm - Kick-Off Celebration

Thursday, October 25
10am - FBC Christian School Missions Fair
11am – 7pm - Compassion Experience (registration required)
12 – 1:15pm - Women’s Luncheon (PG Student Worship - registration required)
6 – 8pm - LIFE Group Fellowships

Friday, October 26
6:30am - Men’s Breakfast (PG Student Worship - registration required)
11am – 7pm - Compassion Experience (registration required)
5:30pm - Lottie Moon Dinner and Auction (OS Activities Center – registration required)
6 – 8pm - LIFE Group Fellowships
9pm – 1am - Underground Church (First Students at OS Activities Center - registration required)

Saturday, October 27
7:30am - Global Relief Run (Lake Atalanta – registration required)
8:00am - Pancake Breakfast (OS Activities Center)
11am – 7pm - Compassion Experience (registration required)
5:30pm – 7pm - Global Briefings | Kid’s Mario Kart Event

Sunday, October 28
8, 9:15, 10:45am - Sunday Morning Worship at Pleasant Grove
9, 11:30am - Sunday Morning Worship at Olive Street
9am – 5pm - Compassion Experience (registration required)
5pm - Celebration Service at Elevate
6:30pm - Missionaries in LIFE Groups 

Missions fair

Wednesday, October 24, 6pm

Local, National, and Global Missionaries will be set-up at our Pleasant Grove Campus for a Missions Fair. You are invited to visit with the missionaries to learn more about what their mission is, where they are serving, how we are currently helping in their efforts, and how you can get involved!

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Kick-Off Celebration

Wednesday, October 24, 6:30pm

Join us at our Pleasant Grove Campus, Wednesday, October 24 at 6:30pm for our GIC Kick-Off Celebration Service. We will be celebrating this great week with a multicultural worship experience for the entire family. Adults, Students, and Children will participate to make this a very special event. 

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FBC Christian School Missions Fair

Thursday, October 25, 10am

First Baptist Christian School students will have the opportunity to visit the GIC Missions Fair. They will learn more about our missions partners, where they are serving, and how First Baptist Rogers is currently supporting their missions efforts. 

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the Compassion Experience

(registration required) 

Thursday, October 25, 11am – 7pm 
Friday, October 26, 11am – 7pm
Saturday, October 27, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, October 28, 9am – 5pm

THE COMPASSION EXPERIENCE is a landmark presentation visiting churches, schools, and other venues across the country. It allows guests to be immersed in the reality of daily life in poverty that millions of children face around the world. It brings visitors into cultures completely outside of their own. Most importantly, it presents the blessing of hope as these children are sponsored through Compassion’s world-class child development program. 

Join the Experience


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Women’s Luncheon

(registration required - PG Student Worship)
Thursday, October 25, 12pm – 1:15pm
Childcare is provided from 11:45 – 1:15. 

Join all our lady missionaries for lunch and hear from our keynote speaker Libby Swenson. Libby serves with an organization called Love Justice International. She speaks to thousands of students each year about the problem of modern-day slavery. 


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LIFE Group Fellowships 

Thursday, October 25, 6 – 8pm 
Friday, October 26, 6 – 8pm

LIFE Group fellowships will give you a chance to get to know a missionary in a casual small group environment, hear about their work, and ask questions. Contact your LIFE group leader to find out when and where your LIFE group fellowship is happening this week.  

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Men’s Breakfast

(registration required - PG Student Worship) 
Friday, October 26, 6:30am

How can God use my job to make disciples?
In today’s global marketplace, professionals can reach people and places that traditional missionaries can’t. This is why Christ calls every believer — entrepreneurs, artists, teachers, doctors, engineers, students, lawyers, technicians, and so many more — to play their part in taking the gospel to the nations.  Come to hear how Hayes Wade and IMB partners are working together to reach the nations. 

 If we want to reach the world with the gospel, it’s going to happen on the wings of workers, men and women with jobs.— David Platt


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Lottie Moon Dinner and Auction

(registration required - OS Activities Center) 
Friday, October 26, 5:30pm

Enjoy dinner, entertainment, and bid on great items all to raise money for global missions through our International Mission Board.  

Register in your LIFE Group. 

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Underground Church

(registration required - First Students at OS Activities Center)
Friday, October 26, 9pm – 1am
Cost- $30

They meet in the shadows. They speak in whispers. They worship in silence. They suffer for their faith. They are the persecuted church.

Students grade 6-12 will have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves into a night of living out their faith…in secret. They’ll walk through customs, meet for worship, study the Word together, and even connect with missionaries who live this way. It will be an experience like no other! 


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Global Relief Run

(registration required - Lake Atalanta) 
Saturday, October 27, 7:30am 
$25 | Register by October 10 to receive a GRR t-shirt

Start your Saturday morning off with a run! Proceeds will benefit the Baptist Global Response and help provide water filtering equipment to those in need of clean drinking water around the world. Don’t care much for running? No problem! You can casually stroll the path or even sleep in and just donate to the race. 

The race is chip timed. The top three finishers in each age group will receive a medal with photos on the GRR Facebook Page. The GRR route can be found here


Don't want to run? Don't want to just stay home? Well, we have a place for you too! You can sign up to help with the race below. 


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Pancake Breakfast

(OS Activities Center) 
Saturday, October 27, 8:00am

Whether you ran in our 5K or not, you’re invited to join us for pancakes at our Olive Street campus. The money raised from our Global Relief Run is going to support water projects around the world with Baptist Global Response. Ben Wolf with BGR will take just a few minutes while we’re eating to share about their work. We’ll also have other missionaries on site and it will be a great time to get to know them. Registration is not required, and the event is free. 

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Global Briefings 

Saturday, October 27, 5:30pm – 7pm

Have a missionary that you want to hear from? A country that interests you? Don't miss our Global Briefings. A light snack supper will be served at 5pm and the opening session will start at 5:30pm in the worship center at our Pleasant Grove campus. The opening session will be followed by three 25 minute rotations. At each rotation, you'll be able to be briefed by the missionary of your choosing on the status of his/her work around the globe. This is a great way to find out where God is leading you to be involved. 

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KID’S MARIO KART tournament 

Saturday, October 27, 5:30pm – 7pm

The Kids Ministry will be hosting a Mario Kart Tournament for those that have completed their GIC passport. During the Missions Fair, kids from kindergarten through fifth-grade will complete a passport. Once completed, the passports will be stamped and used as admission for the Mario Kart Tournament in the Kids Church Room from 5:30-7:00pm at the Pleasant Grove Campus.

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GIC SUnday

Sunday, October 28

Sunday Morning Worship
Join us Sunday morning for worship at your normal time. 

Pleasant Grove Campus: 8, 9:15, and 10:45am.
Olive Street campus, 9am for English and 11:30am for Spanish and Korean. 

We’re privileged to have Dr. Wess Stafford with Compassion International sharing the morning message in our English services. Don’t miss the chance to hear his challenging message and make your commitments to pray, give, and go on mission. 

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Celebration Service at Elevate 

Sunday, October 28, 5pm

Come back Sunday night for an all-church celebration service at 5pm. We’ll join together to worship and celebrate what God has done through GIC and what He is going to do this next year as we join Him in reaching the nations.  

Elevate LIFE groups will meet at 6:25pm. During your LIFE Group hour, you will have an opportunity to hear from one of our missionary partners. 

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