Volume 65. No. 5
May 2022
The ByneLine communicates what we can celebrate, what we can do, and how we can do it with unity, purpose, and passion!
Announcements
This Mother's Day, we will have our kids in the service for Family Sunday. We will also have Baby and Family Dedication. If you would like to dedicate your child, please click here to sign up.
The Alpha Pregnancy Center will be here to discuss ministry opportunities at the Day Group on May 10.
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If you use the promo code "Byne" , you can save tickets on the concert with Mac Powell on May 14. CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS
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On Sunday, May 15, we will recognize our high school and college graduates. If you have graduate you would like to participate, please click here to sign up.
VBS is coming fast! Please click here to sign up!
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Pastor Articles

"I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now" (v.5).

We do not need any additional volunteers!


"How many people were at church Sunday?" It is a common question, but it is not the best question to ask. While church attendance is an important metric, church engagement is even more significant. Church attendance is an indication of church size, but not church health.

Here are two questions that provide a better indication of church health: 1 - "What percentage of people are growing together in Sunday School or life groups?" and 2 - "What percentage of people are actively serving?" Our desire is to be a healthy church. A healthy church helps people to discover their God-given purpose. A healthy church helps people use their gifts to fulfill their purpose. A healthy church produces fruit.

The church at Philippi was a healthy church that produced fruit. Paul had joy as he prayed for them because of their "partnership in the gospel". The Greek word for "partnership" is koinonia which also translated fellowship. This suggests that they did not simply help Paul, but they shared in the responsibility of the gospel. Their service was not dependent upon Paul, it was a commitment to the gospel. They were healthy because they were growing in community and effective in ministry.

It is beneficial to have a rotation of people who serve in various ministries such as the nursery. However, in this next season it will be important for everyone to partner in ministry. Partnership suggests more than a willingness to serve when convenient. Partnership implies a commitment to the efficacy and success of a ministry. This form of partnership shifts the commitment level from interested to invested, from casual to priority. We do not need any additional volunteers, we need partners. We need partners who are committed to faithfully serve in ministry.


Are you already serving? Press on, good days lie ahead! Are you trying to find your fit? No worries, click here to let us know how you are interested in serving in this next season. May God bless our partnership in the Gospel!



MISSION Opportunities:

VBS Reloaded Day Camp is June 27th to July 1st. We need volunteers for Bible study classes, lunch prep, track leaders and registration. Please complete the volunteer form on our app or website.

Ministry Opportunities:
The ministry at the Oak Grove mobile home community is having a year end event on May 16 at 4pm. If you would like to help, please see Gail Mauldin.

Bereavement Ministry Team:

Our Bereavement Ministry Team would like to THANK EVERYONE who brought food and provided assistance at the lunch for Donnie Lanier. What a privilege it is to be able to provide a meal to a Byne Family after a death of a loved one. We will continue to accept gifts for this ministry as you feel lead to give.

Byne Christian School:
In today's world, a Christian Education is more important than ever. Please consider placing your children and grandchildren in Byne Christian School. Open Enrollment has started. If you would like to make a donation for this great ministry of Byne, please notate on your check, envelope or online, your gift is for the school. We have many children who would like to come but need some financial help.

Maintenance Opportunities:
Byne Church Needs You: I am looking for volunteers who would like to serve our church. We have a few items that you could help with. We have painting, pressure washing, and outdoor clean up on the list. Please contact Hal Pinson if you are willing to come and help.

Vision Statement
To be a multicultural, multi-generational, Great Commission church that exalts Jesus Christ and leads people to discover their purpose in Him through love.




Calling all 'Mission Minded' Women! Please join us in the Women on Mission Group that best meets your needs. We are Women… in Community… on Mission through mission education, mission support, and mission action, always sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ


Night WOM Group
Dirce Cooper WOM Group will meet on Monday, May 9 @ 5:30 PM in room 114
Facilitator: Linda Cumbie
For more information call 229-343-4441

Day WOM Group
McLane/Campbell WOM Group will meet on
Tuesday, May 10, @ 10:00 AM in room 114
Co-Facilitators: Becky Carlton and Brenda Wasden
For more information call 229 407-0767

Kim Bell, from Alpha Pregnancy Center, will be our guest speaker. Come hear about God Moments in this ministry and how we can personally come along beside women with support and encouragement through pregnancy and beyond.

NOW IS THE TIME TO BE ON MISSION!

WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER!


Praises
Neighborhood Egg Hunts
We hosted 5 neighborhood egg hunts to meet new families and personally invited each person. God blessed our efforts as 291 people attended our Easter Sunday services. Our aim is to turn attendees into followers of Jesus, partners in the gospel!
Family Fun Night
Our kids gathered with pinewood cars ready to race! Elliott won first place but everyone had a great time!
FAITHRIDERS
The Faithriders set up tents at the bike rally in Panama City and at the Exchange Club Car show. Over the course of the two events, 41 people made professions of faith. Durwood Pollock is meeting with several churches to expand to new areas.
Faces of History
Byne Christian School held the Faces of History event this month. Students in every grade level learned about important historical figures and church leaders. They dressed in character and gave an autobiographical monologue to guests. The Albany Herald wrote a story with a lot of photos. Click here to view the article.
Reports
*In effort to provide more clarity in our financial reports, we are breaking down each aspect of the ministry with the most recent month that has been reconciled. This process takes a couple of weeks after each month ends. For additional information on various "funds", please reference the Weekly Bulletin which provides weekly updates.
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Schedules
Events in May
May 5 - Men's Checkpoint
May 8 - Baby Dedication
May 9 - WOM PM Group
May 10- WOM AM Group
May 11 - Byne Youth Group
May 12-14 BCS School Play
May 14 - Mac Powell Concert
May 15 - Graduation Sunday
May 15 - Core Team Meetings
May 16 - Deacon Meeting
May 26 - BCS Graduation
May 28 - Family Fun Night
Weekly Events
Senior Adult Exercise: Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30am
Line Dance Group: Tuesdays at 4pm
VIP Schedule
May 8 - Deborah Bass, Penny Knight, Priscilla Pollock
May 15 - Lanna Adams & Brittany Johnson
May 22 - Valencia Mesamours, Aurora & Petro Wilder
May 29 - Lou Chavers, Betty Solomon, & Cathy Lynn Lanier

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