Friday, January 22, 2010

Cornerstone Venice - February 8th

Cornerstone Baptist Church 
Larry-Janie-Franckb.jpgLarry Franks, Pastor

10:30am – Officers Meeting (chairmen meet)
 11:30-12:00 – Business Meeting & Prayer (church planting in Florida)
 12:15 pm – Lunch & Fellowship
 1:15 pm – 1st Speaker Matt Day
2:00 pm – 2nd Speaker John Cross
Short break
2:45 pm – 3rd Speaker – William Fay

We have a tremendous meeting planned for you on February 8th In Venice at Cornerstone Baptist Church! We see 2010 as the Year of Opportunity for God’s great hand to do what only He can do in and through us.

One thing that I observed in Venice my second year here was the "fracture" among Bible believing Christians due to the many church splits in this town. I believe that God is glorified when Christians can unify together on the majors of Scripture, so I was excited to see the desire for unity among the evangelical pastors of our community this last year and have seen God do some amazing things (71 people baptized at our September 6th Beach Baptism Celebration Service with 1700 people attending).

After our business meeting and lunch, our first speaker Pastor Matt Day will challenge us and encourage us in the Word and through testimony. Matt has served under great mentors such as Adrian Rogers and has taken "The Bridge Church" from 80 in attendance to 250 regular attendance following the Great Commission teachings of Christ.

johncross.jpgOur second speaker, Pastor John Cross has served as Senior Pastor of South Biscayne Church for the past 18 years. During this time, the church has experienced tremendous growth and has seen thousands of lives changed. His vision for South Biscayne has always been to do "whatever it takes" to reach people in Southwest Florida and around the world with the life-changing love of Christ. To carry out of this vision, John has skydived, ridden his motorcycle in the worship center, climbed a rock wall, and much more to creatively and compellingly communicate Christ’s love. He has a heart for this community and this generation.
While leading this exciting church, John earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in December 2006. He has also had the privilege to speak and be involved with churches and church leaders around the world.

Evangelist William Fay will be our final speaker of the day. He is well known for efforts in developing one of the most encouraging and effective evangelistic tools for today. His "Share Jesus Without Fear" training material has helped many churches get back to the main thing of boldly proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. I’ve studied and used many "Soul Winning" plans through the years and without a doubt, using "Share Jesus without Fear has impacted my methodology more than any other. We should have some time for Q&A where your inquiries on how best to involve members to boldly share Christ will be covered.

Google Maps

From i75 Exit 193
Go south toward town on Jacaranda Blvd 3/4 mile.
Make a right on Venice Ave. heading West (toward Gulf of Mexico) 3-miles
Make a left onto US-41 Bypass SR-45A/ Venice Byp South (CVS/Shell)
Go 4 blocks and church will be on your left.