October 20-24, 2021

Join us in prayer For GIC

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Tuesday, October 19

REAL TALK with Dr. Paul Chitwood

Check out our REAL TALK podcast with special guest, Dr. Paul Chitwood, President of the International Mission Board.  Dr. Chitwood shares his story growing up and how he went from a small-town boy from a single-parent home to the president of the largest missions effort in the world.  He and Pastor Wes talk about missions and a heart for the nations. This episode will be available Tuesday morning, October 19. 

REAL TALK Podcast

Wednesday, October 20

International Food Fair

5pm - Pleasant Grove Campus

Join us for dinner before the GIC Kick-Off Celebration.  Dinner will be an international food fair with cuisine from around the world!

Missions Fair

6pm - Pleasant Grove Campus
All Ages

Join us for the Mission’s Fair prior to our GIC Kick-Off Celebration.  This will be a great opportunity for you to connect with missionaries and ministry partners from around the world as you explore ways to increase your commitment to pray, give, go, and send to advance the Revelation 7:9-10 vision.

Childcare is offered for this Missions Fair. 

CHILDCARE REGISTRATION

Kick-Off Celebration Service

6:45pm - Pleasant Grove Campus

Join us for our GIC Kick-Off Celebration. This will be an incredible time of praise, worship, celebrating the past, and anticipating the great things God will do through our cooperative efforts with missionaries and ministry partners around the world. This will be a great event for the entire family!  Dr. Paul Chitwood, President of the International Mission Board will be our guest speaker.

Childcare is available for the kick-off service. 

CHILDCARE REGISTRATION

Thursday, October 21

LIFE Group Fellowships

6pm 

LIFE Groups at Pleasant Grove and Olive Street will be hosting fellowships within their homes in order to get acquainted and strengthen relationships with their assigned missionary and family.  You will learn more about them, their ministry, the current status of their work, as well as needs and opportunities for you to partner alongside them.

Friday, October 22

Women’s Luncheon

11:30am - Pleasant Grove Campus
$5 per person

Ladies, join our female missionaries and ministry partners for lunch, and hear from Esther Wong, Global Ambassador for the Chinese Diaspora for the IMB.  Esther serves alongside her husband Tony in the Asia Pacific Rim Affinity Group.  She grew up in East Malaysia reaching the Chinese Diaspora with her grandpa.  She has crossed many flooded and muddy roads to reach remote villages of idol worshipers with the gospel of Jesus Christ. After she and Tony were married, Esther gave up her computer software engineering degree to focus on raising her four children and supporting Tony as the Senior Pastor of the Southern Oklahoma City Chinese Baptist Church in Norman, OK. With the same passion from her teenage years in Malaysia, Esther is an ardent evangelist, church planter, and coordinates summer mission teams to reach the unreached peoples in southern Taiwan, who are less than 1% Christian.

Register

Lottie Moon Banquet & Auction

5:30pm - Olive Street Campus
$15 per person

Join us for dinner and an auction to raise support for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (LMCO) for international missions.  100% of the proceeds from this auction will be allocated to the LMCO! Dinner will consist of baked chicken, green beans with almonds, roasted potatoes, salad, and dessert.  After dinner, there will be a live auction of new and donated used items. There will be items available for all ages.  Some items are being donated by missionaries in support of the LMCO!

You will be able to register for this event in your LIFE Group on October 10 and October 17. You may also contact Heather Kramer at   If you have any issues registering or need to speak with someone, you may contact the church office at 479.636.3451. 

LIFE Group Fellowships

6pm

LIFE Groups at Pleasant Grove and Olive Street will be hosting fellowships within their homes in order to get acquainted and strengthen relationships with their assigned missionary and family.  You will learn more about them, their ministry, the current status of their work, as well as needs and opportunities for you to partner alongside them.

Childcare is available for the LIFE Group Fellowships on this date. 

CHILDCARE REGISTRATION

Underground Church

9pm - Olive Street Campus
Student Ministry
$25 (includes shirt and snack)

Students in Grades 6-12 are invited to experience what it’s like to live in a restrictive access nation where the church is heavily persecuted. You’ll go through airport customs, meet missionaries in a “house church” setting, and worship together quietly.  The purpose is to place students in a realistic, cross-cultural simulation of what life and ministry is like for churches in persecuted countries.  Students will not want to miss out on this event!

REGISTER

Saturday, October 23

Afghan Relief Run

7am - Lake Atalanta
$28 per person

Beginners and experts alike can join in on the fun for our Afghan Relief Run! The 5k trail begins at the Lake Atalanta trail and pavilion at 7am on Saturday, October 23rd. Run participants will receive a T-shirt and gold medal for their involvement. Proceeds from the run support the Afghanistan Refugee Crisis Fund through Send Relief.

Race packet pickup begins at 6:30am in the pavilion. Participants will start in waves. The race will not be chip timed.

Register

Men’s Pancake Breakfast

9am - Olive Street Campus
$2/person

Guys, join our male missionaries and ministry partners for breakfast and hear Tony Wong, Global Ambassador for the Chinese Diaspora for the IMB.  Tony and his wife, Esther have served with the IMB in East Asia for the past 18 years.  Come, hear how the Lord radically saved Tony from an idol-worshipping family in East Malaysia, and how the Father called him into the ministry and later missions.  Tony is one of the most faithful and fruitful evangelists, church planters, and multiplying trainers within the IMB. Please bring somebody from within your network of friends, family, co-workers, and community to this outreach event, and with hopes that their lives will be gloriously saved as well.

ABSC Disaster Relief Food Truck Lunch

12:30pm - Pleasant Grove Campus

First Baptist Rogers partners with the Arkansas Baptist State Convention when natural disasters occur.  We provide volunteers and teams to respond to disasters across the state and our nation.  This meal will not be a disaster as they will be preparing fajitas and other Mexican dishes for lunch.  Join us to experience what teams on the ground encounter while being the hands and feet of Jesus responding to those in need!

Register

House Church for Kids

1:30pm - Pleasant Grove Campus
Kids Ministry

Come experience a village setting and be exposed to village food. Hear from missionaries who labor in isolated, remote villages with little to no access to the gospel.  Understand the hardships of learning language, culture, and worldview so that you can be effective communicators of the gospel. Learn more about the missionary task: entering new fields, evangelism, discipleship, church planting, leadership development, and exiting partnership. Ask questions, be intrigued, and allow God to speak to your heart!

Breakout Sessions

1:30pm - Pleasant Grove Campus
Students and Adults

Come and participate in breakout sessions to learn more about strategic needs and opportunities among unreached peoples and places around the world.  Learn about the complexities of church planting in a North American context from experienced practitioners. Understand the missiological foundations that must be incorporated into any new work on the mission field. Discover information about the persecuted church and how you can pray.  Explore ways you can be involved with ministries and missional endeavors around the world. Learn how you can potentially onboard with the IMB, and how you can serve as little as six months to a lifetime! Gain knowledge and become skilled at being a missionary church—distinguishing characteristics of a sending and supporting church.  Come with an open heart for God to change you through this event!

Childcare is available for the breakout sessions.

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Missions Fair

3pm - Pleasant Grove Campus
All Ages

Join us for the Mission’s Fair so that you can connect with missionaries and ministry partners from around the world as you explore ways to increase your awareness and deepen your commitment to pray, give, go, and send in the advancement of the Revelation 7:9-10 vision.

LIFE Group Fellowships

6pm 

LIFE Groups at Pleasant Grove and Olive Street will be hosting fellowships within their homes in order to get acquainted and strengthen relationships with their assigned missionary and family.  You will learn more about them, their ministry, the current status of their work, as well as needs and opportunities for you to partner alongside them.

Childcare is available for the LIFE Group Fellowships on this date. 

CHILDCARE REGISTRATION

Sunday, October 24

Sunday Morning Worship Schedule

Olive Street

Worship: 8:15am English, 10:50am Spanish/Korean
LIFE Groups: 9:30 English/Spanish

Pleasant Grove

Worship: 8:30am, 9:40am, 10:50am
LIFE Groups: 8:30am, 9:40am, 10:50am

Missions Fair

8am-Noon 

Join us for the Mission’s Fair at both the Pleasant Grove and Olive Street campuses so that you can connect with missionaries and ministry partners from around the world as you explore ways to increase your awareness and deepen your commitment to pray, give, go, and send in the advancement of the Revelation 7:9-10 vision. 

Celebration Commitment Service

5pm - Pleasant Grove Campus

Join us as we celebrate commitments and conclude our Global Impact Celebration.  This will be a wonderful time of celebrating all that God has done throughout the week, and to celebrate those who have made decisions with regard to ministry and missions—at home, and around the world.

Elevate LIFE Groups

6:25pm - Pleasant Grove Campus

After the Celebration Commitment Service concludes, our normally scheduled LIFE Groups will meet to encounter God’s Word together.