The Weekly Epistle 2/12/20

“Momentum Student Ministries exists to glorify God by helping teens thrive as authentic mature disciples of Jesus Christ.”

Some may read a statement like that and ask, “Can teenagers really thrive as disciples? Can they fully follow and devote themselves to the teachings and practices of another?” The answer is an unequivocal, yes. In fact, all teenagers are disciples. The question is, what and who are they are disciples of?

Teenagers are in a constant state of development; that is why the Bible exhorts us to train up a child in the way they should go (Proverbs 6:22). But what happens when we abdicate that responsibility?

If we fail to engage our teenagers in the truth of God’s Word, their iPhone will engage them in a world of lies.

If we fail to disciple the next generation, Billie Eilish and Justin Bieber will do it for us, and when they graduate and head off to college, their humanistic professor will take over from there. 

Teenagers are impressionable, and if we’re not intentional about making an impression upon them, then someone else will. This is why Momentum Student Ministries is committed to impressing upon them, “the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” (2 Corinthians 4:6), the knowledge that will light their way and lead them from the kingdom of this world into the Kingdom of Heaven.

But knowledge is just one part of the equation. As Pastor Brian showed us in his recent sermon series, Legacy: Living a Life that Lasts, knowledge of our faith must be transferred by the faithful example and guidance of those who have gone before. Kids don’t just need knowledge; they need someone to guide them in that knowledge, someone to disciple them. 

Back in November, I shared with you that that Momentum was going on a hiatus into the new year. I shared that over the past six years, we have had a great team of volunteers who have served the youth of EBC faithfully from week-to-week, but many of those leaders had moved into new seasons of life and ministry. 

Today I am excited to announce, Tyler Mansfield, Ethan and Victoria Brown, Scott, Cindy, and Dylan Treamer have all stepped up to be a part of the all-new Momentum Ministry Team. 

It is my hope and prayer that God will use each of them in significant ways to disciple the next generation. Please join me in that prayer. 

Momentum activities will be resuming soon. I will share an update on that next week.


Pastor Dan

Looking Forward

Sermon Direction

A Bright Spot

Book of Judges & Ruth

Last Sunday’s Sermon

“Wisdom and the Will of God”
From the Book of Proverbs

Join us Sunday morning at 9am as we take a look at how life works from the perspective of wisdom.

Women’s Bible Study
“Open Your Bible”

The next women’s bible study will begin Saturday February 15th at 9am and will be run for 7 weeks. “Open Your Bible”, will quench a thirst you might not even know you have-one that can only be satisfied by God’s Word. 

Coffee & Connect

Women need genuine fellowship with other women on their journey. We wanted to offer an opportunity to connect women to women during a “Coffee & Connect” 
Join us the 3rd Thursday of each month at Wayfarer Coffee Roasters from 6pm-7:30pm 626 Main St Laconia. Come meet new friends and know that on your journey, you are not alone. 
February 20th will be our first Coffee & Connect.

Prayer 30 Prayer Event

Join us this Sunday February 16th from 12:15-12:45 for 30 minutes of prayer.

Discovery Class

Join us for 4 weeks beginning March 8th on Sunday mornings at 9am. This class is for those looking for more information about our church and those considering membership.

EBC Kids

Serve once a month in the Nursery or as a teacher or teachers helper in Pre K- Grade 5! Contact the Church office or Mary Whitman for more information.

Save The Date

“Created for Connection”
Marriage Seminar at EBC for the EBC family. 
April 3-4. Signups begin February 23rd.

Cancellation Procedure for Sunday Mornings

In the event of bad weather that would potentially impact services, the following will be taken into consideration: the current weather in Laconia, timing of the weather event, and whether roads, walkways, parking areas will be cleared. A decision will be made by 7:30 am to cancel one or both of our services. Events in the afternoon or evening will be dealt with separately. EBC will notify of cancellation using the following:  WMUR TV, Church website news feed , Email (weekly epistle list), and EBC public and private Facebook pages.