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BELIEVE

John Almquist – Rooted Series Part 3: Grounded in Grace (Ephesians 2:1-10)

Today was week three of a nine week study of the Core Values of The Springs Community Church.  Everything we do at The Springs is rooted in these values.  Grounded in Grace – We acknowledge our complete dependence on the goodness and grace of God. We have benefited from the kind intention of His will; therefore, we eagerly extend it to others.

Grace is for the dead. (v 1-3)

Grace is for the loved. (v 4-5)

Grace is for the changed. (v 6-7)

Grace is for the saved. (v 8-9)

Grace is for the committed. (v 10)

Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace you have been saved through faith.  And this not your own doing ; it is the gift of God, not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Be Gounded in Grace…it is the primary motivation for lasting transformation.

If you aren’t able to join us at any point in this series, you can find the message and notes on the app or at the equipping page on our website (click HERE):

ROOTED Series Part 1:  Biblically Based

ROOTED Series Part 2:  Fully Devoted

 

BELONG

 Ladies Fall Bible Study

Come join us this Fall as our Ladies Bible Study goes through the book of Philippians with Matt Chandler.  This 12 week Bible study will deepen our devotions, as together we find practical ways to apply the timeless truths of scripture.

WHEN: Tuesday mornings 10:00 – 11:30 (September 19th – December 5th)

WHERE: 10735 FM 1863, New Braunfels, TX  78132

STUDY GUIDE:  Available HERE

MORE INFO:  Rhonda Ray  830-221-6549 – Rhonda78130@nullgmail.com

 

BRANCH OUT

Special Thanks to Salvation Army volunteers:

Last Sunday night over a dozen Springs folks gathered to study our Core Values and then head to The Salvation Army to serve dinner.  What a great day of full devotion!  Thanks so much to Andy Easley, Nancy Nelson, and many students from Team D!

Because of the relationship we’ve developed with the Salvation Army through The Big Serve, we learned about a need they had and were so excited to help them meet it by delivering a wonderful ball cart filled with a variety of different kinds of balls.  When delivered the quote was, “the kids eyes were like SAUCERS when they saw all the balls!”.  Thanks to all who led, donated, and delivered on the need!

 

To see how you can help w/ disaster relief in Houston, click image above.

 

PRAY FOR:

Leaders/volunteers:

One of the many things we consistently challenge you with is to be available for how God might want to use you.  We acknowledge regularly the fact that God is constantly doing amazing things in this world we live in, and specifically in New Braunfels.  With that in mind, we pray that as you surrender to join Him with what He’s doing, that you might consider joining in what He’s doing through The Springs.

We’re also seeking:

  • ELDERS
  • Bible Study leads (curriculum provided)
  • Community Group leaders
  • Sunday morning team leaders
  • Launch Group hosts (4 week commitment)
  • Sunday set-up and tear down (rotating commitment)
  • Sunday media/worship: Musicians, sound board (easy to learn), media (easy to learn)

 

Serving

We take serious the call to belong and be a functional, contributing part to the body of the local church. We, the individual members of God’s church, are called to make disciples.  Often that is associated with “mission trips” or evangelism.  But in reality, when it comes to those who are following us, watching us, and being influenced by us, we are “making disciples” constantly. No place is this more true than with our children.  Not just those of our immediate family, but all of the children of our community.  Because of that, we aren’t looking for “childcare workers”, but members of a body that want to engage in being a part of the discipleship process of our children here with the community that is the Springs. CLICK HERE to sign-up today! Serving Team Opportunities:

  • Setup/Take-down
  • Nursery
  • Toddlers
  • Pre-K
  • High School/Jr High
  • Elementary
  • Sign-up today!

If you have any questions on how to get signed up, please email info@null416ministries.org.

RESOURCES

Giving:

eGiving, text-to-give, Amazon Smile, etc

We are grateful to announce a new eGiving option, as well as text-to-give.  We also have other ways to give via Amazon Smile, as well as non-cash gifts.  Sign up takes only a few minutes, then its only seconds to use each time.  Click below for details…

thespringsnb.org – Giving

Media:

RightNow Media

Our church has access to an extensive video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV. (more..)
Read in browser »

BELIEVE

John Almquist – Rooted Series Part 1: Biblically Based (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Today begins a nine week study of the Core Values of The Springs Community Church.  Everything we do at The Springs is rooted in these values.  Today we look at being Biblically Based.  God’s word is our authority, conscience, and guide in everything.  We stand firm where it stands firm, and remain flexible where it’s flexible.

John challenges us with three commitment as we leave today:

  1. Memorize 2 Timothy 3:16-17
  2. Discuss this value with your community group
  3. Commit to a time, place, and plan for growing your relationship with God.

If you weren’t able to join us, please find John’s message on the app and on the website HERE

 What God’s Word is to us:

Reveals the glory of the Lord (Isa. 40:5)

Is a lamp to my feel and light to my path (Ps. 119:105)

Is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart (Heb. 4:12)

Keeps us from sinning (Ps. 119:11)

Is at work in Believers (1 Thess. 2:13)

Makes one wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus (2 Tim. 3:15)

Is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. (2 Tim. 3:16)

Makes the man of God complete , equipped for every good work (2 Tim. 3:17)

Stands forever (Isa. 40:8)

UNSURE HOW TO SHARE YOUR FAITH?

Download The Springs app today and look under Resources. We have provided a free video series from Pastor Greg Laurie: Tell Someone.

 

BELONG

 Ladies Fall Bible Study

Come join us this Fall as our Ladies Bible Study goes through the book of Philippians with Matt Chandler.  This 12 week Bible study will deepen our devotions, as together we find practical ways to apply the timeless truths of scripture.

WHEN: Tuesday mornings 10:00 – 11:30 (September 19th – December 5th)

WHERE: 10735 FM 1863, New Braunfels, TX  78132

STUDY GUIDE:  Available HERE

MORE INFO:  Rhonda Ray  830-221-6549 – Rhonda78130@nullgmail.com

 

BRANCH OUT

To see how you can help w/ disaster relief in Houston, click image above.

 

PRAY FOR:

Leaders/volunteers:

One of the many things we consistently challenge you with is to be available for how God might want to use you.  We acknowledge regularly the fact that God is constantly doing amazing things in this world we live in, and specifically in New Braunfels.  With that in mind, we pray that as you surrender to join Him with what He’s doing, that you might consider joining in what He’s doing through The Springs.

We’re also seeking:

  • ELDERS
  • Bible Study leads (curriculum provided)
  • Community Group leaders
  • Sunday morning team leaders
  • Launch Group hosts (4 week commitment)
  • Sunday set-up and tear down (rotating commitment)
  • Sunday media/worship: Musicians, sound board (easy to learn), media (easy to learn)

 

Serving

We take serious the call to belong and be a functional, contributing part to the body of the local church. We, the individual members of God’s church, are called to make disciples.  Often that is associated with “mission trips” or evangelism.  But in reality, when it comes to those who are following us, watching us, and being influenced by us, we are “making disciples” constantly. No place is this more true than with our children.  Not just those of our immediate family, but all of the children of our community.  Because of that, we aren’t looking for “childcare workers”, but members of a body that want to engage in being a part of the discipleship process of our children here with the community that is the Springs. CLICK HERE to sign-up today! Serving Team Opportunities:

  • Setup/Take-down
  • Nursery
  • Toddlers
  • Pre-K
  • High School/Jr High
  • Elementary
  • Sign-up today!

If you have any questions on how to get signed up, please email info@null416ministries.org.

RESOURCES

Giving:

eGiving, text-to-give, Amazon Smile, etc

We are grateful to announce a new eGiving option, as well as text-to-give.  We also have other ways to give via Amazon Smile, as well as non-cash gifts.  Sign up takes only a few minutes, then its only seconds to use each time.  Click below for details…

thespringsnb.org – Giving

Media:

RightNow Media

Our church has access to an extensive video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV. (more..)
Read in browser »

BELIEVE

We’re so excited to welcome John Almquist to share his story of how God reached into John’s life and by His grace saved him from a lifelong struggle of trying to be “good enough”.  If you weren’t able to join us, please find John’s story on the app and on the website HERE

UNSURE HOW TO SHARE YOUR FAITH?

Download The Springs app today and look under Resources. We have provided a free video series from Pastor Greg Laurie: Tell Someone.

 

BELONG

 

 Ladies Fall Bible Study

Come join us this Fall as our Ladies Bible Study goes through the book of Philippians with Matt Chandler.  This 12 week Bible study will deepen our devotions, as together we find practical ways to apply the timeless truths of scripture.

WHEN: Tuesday mornings 10:00 – 11:30 (September 19th – December 5th)

WHERE: 10735 FM 1863, New Braunfels, TX  78132

STUDY GUIDE:  Available HERE

MORE INFO:  Rhonda Ray  830-221-6549 – Rhonda78130@nullgmail.com

 

BRANCH OUT

To see how you can help w/ disaster relief in Houston, click image above.

 

PRAY FOR:

Leaders/volunteers:

One of the many things we consistently challenge you with is to be available for how God might want to use you.  We acknowledge regularly the fact that God is constantly doing amazing things in this world we live in, and specifically in New Braunfels.  With that in mind, we pray that as you surrender to join Him with what He’s doing, that you might consider joining in what He’s doing through The Springs.

We’re also seeking:

  • ELDERS
  • Bible Study leads (curriculum provided)
  • Community Group leaders
  • Sunday morning team leaders
  • Launch Group hosts (4 week commitment)
  • Sunday set-up and tear down (rotating commitment)
  • Sunday media/worship: Musicians, sound board (easy to learn), media (easy to learn)

 

Serving

We take serious the call to belong and be a functional, contributing part to the body of the local church. We, the individual members of God’s church, are called to make disciples.  Often that is associated with “mission trips” or evangelism.  But in reality, when it comes to those who are following us, watching us, and being influenced by us, we are “making disciples” constantly. No place is this more true than with our children.  Not just those of our immediate family, but all of the children of our community.  Because of that, we aren’t looking for “childcare workers”, but members of a body that want to engage in being a part of the discipleship process of our children here with the community that is the Springs. CLICK HERE to sign-up today! Serving Team Opportunities:

  • Setup/Take-down
  • Nursery
  • Toddlers
  • Pre-K
  • High School/Jr High
  • Elementary
  • Sign-up today!

If you have any questions on how to get signed up, please email info@null416ministries.org.

RESOURCES

Giving:

eGiving, text-to-give, Amazon Smile, etc

We are grateful to announce a new eGiving option, as well as text-to-give.  We also have other ways to give via Amazon Smile, as well as non-cash gifts.  Sign up takes only a few minutes, then its only seconds to use each time.  Click below for details…

thespringsnb.org – Giving

Media:

RightNow Media

Our church has access to an extensive video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV. (more..)
Read in browser »

BELIEVE

 

Today we head out to serve our local New Braunfels community with a simple goal: earn the right to share.

This world has no shortage of pain and suffering and everyone knows someone that could use good news. As the world watches you care for neighbors that owe you nothing and have nothing to offer you, may they judge you rightly (John 13:35 – By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.)  We pray that as you love others you will earn the opportunity to share the Good News!

Be encourage church, be strong in your faith!

ROMANS 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.

UNSURE HOW TO SHARE YOUR FAITH?

Download The Springs app today and look under Resources. We have provided a free video series from Pastor Greg Laurie: Tell Someone.

 

BELONG

We’re so excited to welcome John, Taylor, and Lily Almquist to join The Springs Family!

Please be sure to join us on September 17th when John will be giving his testimony and story of how God has transformed him and called him to ministry as a vocation.  Then in the following weeks John will share his vision, hope , and prayer for The Springs, as well as working through the core values that God’s word gives to guide us as we seek to fulfill our role and mission as His church here in New Braunfels.

BRANCH OUT

Several times a year we forgo gathering corporately and head out to serve non-profits and others around our city being the hands and feet of Christ. The Big Serve is a great reminder that we are to be the Church, not attend it. We have a vision that one day multiple church families will participate in the Big Serve; that the city of New Braunfels will see us, the body of Christ, being the hands and feet of Jesus on a consistent basis.

Why on a Sunday morning? We want to remind ourselves that a Sunday corporate gathering, though important, is not the end-all in being the Church, so we intentionally choose to “gather” outside the walls of McKenna to serve the community.

We’re so excited that God has used Kim Francis to help grow this vision into a Kingdom-minded day with Peace Lutheran, First Protestant, Oakwood, and River City Vineyard all participating in the planning and the “doing”.  This year we have at least 12 locations, some of which are new.

  • River City Vineyard – Childcare for all participants
  • Kitchen Table
  • maybe Salvation Army
  • Connections (both locations)
  • Crisis Center of Comal County
  • Family Promise
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Homeless Mat Project
  • Landa Park
  • New Life Children’s Center
  • Texas Ramps

We’ll follow up the serving with a celebration lunch at Landa Park!

 

 

To see how you can help w/ disaster relief in Houston, click image above.

 

 

 

PRAY FOR:

Leaders/volunteers:

One of the many things we consistently challenge you with is to be available for how God might want to use you.  We acknowledge regularly the fact that God is constantly doing amazing things in this world we live in, and specifically in New Braunfels.  With that in mind, we pray that as you surrender to join Him with what He’s doing, that you might consider joining in what He’s doing through The Springs.

We’re also seeking:

  • ELDERS
  • Bible Study leads (curriculum provided)
  • Community Group leaders
  • Sunday morning team leaders
  • Launch Group hosts (4 week commitment)
  • Sunday set-up and tear down (rotating commitment)
  • Sunday media/worship: Musicians, sound board (easy to learn), media (easy to learn)

 

Serving

We take serious the call to belong and be a functional, contributing part to the body of the local church. We, the individual members of God’s church, are called to make disciples.  Often that is associated with “mission trips” or evangelism.  But in reality, when it comes to those who are following us, watching us, and being influenced by us, we are “making disciples” constantly. No place is this more true than with our children.  Not just those of our immediate family, but all of the children of our community.  Because of that, we aren’t looking for “childcare workers”, but members of a body that want to engage in being a part of the discipleship process of our children here with the community that is the Springs. CLICK HERE to sign-up today! Serving Team Opportunities:

  • Setup/Take-down
  • Nursery
  • Toddlers
  • Pre-K
  • High School/Jr High
  • Elementary
  • Sign-up today!

If you have any questions on how to get signed up, please email info@null416ministries.org.

RESOURCES

Giving:

eGiving, text-to-give, Amazon Smile, etc

We are grateful to announce a new eGiving option, as well as text-to-give.  We also have other ways to give via Amazon Smile, as well as non-cash gifts.  Sign up takes only a few minutes, then its only seconds to use each time.  Click below for details…

thespringsnb.org – Giving

Media:

RightNow Media

Our church has access to an extensive video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV. (more..)
Read in browser »

BELIEVE

 

Jonathan Dennis – The god of Lust

There are gods at war within each of us. They battle for the throne of our hearts, and much is at stake. This is why idolatry is the most discussed problem in the entire Bible. Behind every sin struggle that you and I have is a false god that is winning the war in our lives. Don’t give in to the myth that gods are only statues that people of other cultures or long ago worshiped. Pleasure, romance, sex, money, and power are just a few of the gods that vie for our allegiance in today’s society.

When Paul wrote letters to the early churches, he often issued warnings about the “desires of the flesh” and how destructive they can be as we pursue yielding to the Holy Spirit as opposed to yielding to our own desires.  Lust can be one of those things vying for control of us.  And in today’s culture, pornography is a major avenue for that lust to attack us.  And by “us’, we mean ALL of us, church goers and non-church goers alike.  It’s a topic that we can’t pretend doesn’t impact the church.

Check The Springs app to hear today’s message (and previous messages), as well as outlines, notes, and many other resources.  Things are being added and changed frequently….use it for the great resource it can be.  For today’s topic, below are some additional resources:

Covenant Eyes Website

Free E-Books (Your Brain on Porn, The Porn Circuit, Statistics, Coming Clean, etc)

Covenant Eyes Blog

We’ll also have a few books available at the resource table Sunday’s at McKenna.

If you’d like to talk about any struggle with lust (or any sin struggle), we’d love to have a conversation.  Email us today at info@nullthespringsnb.org

 

Sunday Morning No-cost Resources: (found at the back table)

  • Through the years there are certain resources that different members of our body have found to be helpful or sometimes even life changing.  To help equip us and grow us, we’d like to make some of those available from time to time.  We have recently given away dozens of the book 30 Days to Know the Bible.  We’ll be ordering more of those soon.  Currently we have copies of I Am a Church Member available for free.  It’s a quick 75 page overview of our role as members of God’s local church bodies.  Take one today.
  • We also have The Springs pens and journals available for note taking.
  • If you’re part of The Springs, you have free access to RightNow Media and all of it’s resources.If you don’t have a login for RNM, to sign up you can go to www.thespringsnb.org/believe/resources.  Links to condensed versions of each message are available in the app as well. You can find all previous messages from the Springs Sunday morning gatherings by clicking   HERE

 

BELONG

We’re so excited to welcome John, Taylor, and Lily Almquist to join The Springs Family!

Please be sure to join us on September 17th when John will be giving his testimony and story of how God has transformed him and called him to ministry as a vocation.  Then in the following weeks John will share his vision, hope , and prayer for The Springs, as well as working through the core values that God’s word gives to guide us as we seek to fulfill our role and mission as His church here in New Braunfels.

BRANCH OUT

September 10

Several times a year we forgo gathering corporately and head out to serve non-profits and others around our city being the hands and feet of Christ. The Big Serve is a great reminder that we are to be the Church, not attend it. We have a vision that one day multiple church families will participate in the Big Serve; that the city of New Braunfels will see us, the body of Christ, being the hands and feet of Jesus on a consistent basis.

Why on a Sunday morning? We want to remind ourselves that a Sunday corporate gathering, though important, is not the end-all in being the Church, so we intentionally choose to “gather” outside the walls of McKenna to serve the community.

We’re so excited that God has used Kim Francis to help grow this vision into a Kingdom-minded day with Peace Lutheran, First Protestant, Oakwood, and River City Vineyard all participating in the planning and the “doing”.  This year we have at least 12 locations, some of which are new.

  • River City Vineyard – Childcare for all participants
  • Kitchen Table
  • maybe Salvation Army
  • Connections (both locations)
  • Crisis Center of Comal County
  • Family Promise
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Homeless Mat Project
  • Landa Park
  • New Life Children’s Center
  • Texas Ramps

We’ll follow up the serving with a celebration lunch at Landa Park!

SIGN UP TODAY!

 

 

To see how you can help w/ disaster relief in Houston, click image above.

 

 

 

PRAY FOR:

Leaders/volunteers:

One of the many things we consistently challenge you with is to be available for how God might want to use you.  We acknowledge regularly the fact that God is constantly doing amazing things in this world we live in, and specifically in New Braunfels.  With that in mind, we pray that as you surrender to join Him with what He’s doing, that you might consider joining in what He’s doing through The Springs.

We’re also seeking:

  • ELDERS
  • Bible Study leads (curriculum provided)
  • Community Group leaders
  • Sunday morning team leaders
  • Launch Group hosts (4 week commitment)
  • Sunday set-up and tear down (rotating commitment)
  • Sunday media/worship: Musicians, sound board (easy to learn), media (easy to learn)

 

Serving

We take serious the call to belong and be a functional, contributing part to the body of the local church. We, the individual members of God’s church, are called to make disciples.  Often that is associated with “mission trips” or evangelism.  But in reality, when it comes to those who are following us, watching us, and being influenced by us, we are “making disciples” constantly. No place is this more true than with our children.  Not just those of our immediate family, but all of the children of our community.  Because of that, we aren’t looking for “childcare workers”, but members of a body that want to engage in being a part of the discipleship process of our children here with the community that is the Springs. CLICK HERE to sign-up today! Serving Team Opportunities:

  • Setup/Take-down
  • Nursery
  • Toddlers
  • Pre-K
  • High School/Jr High
  • Elementary
  • Sign-up today!

If you have any questions on how to get signed up, please email info@null416ministries.org.

Community:

Community Group Core Values – Vital to the health and maturity of the members of the church: Scripture demonstrates to us that much of our spiritual growth happens in the context of biblical community.  Practicing the “one anothers” of the New Testament within deep, authentic, Christ-centered relationships presents opportunities for being challenged, held accountable, being encouraged, and being discipled. If you missed Nate’s message earlier this year about the six core values of community, you can catch up on the content through the videos below.

 

RESOURCES

Giving:

eGiving, text-to-give, Amazon Smile, etc

We are grateful to announce a new eGiving option, as well as text-to-give.  We also have other ways to give via Amazon Smile, as well as non-cash gifts.  Sign up takes only a few minutes, then its only seconds to use each time.  Click below for details…

thespringsnb.org – Giving

Media:

RightNow Media

Our church has access to an extensive video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV. (more..)
Read in browser »
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BELIEVE

 

Dave Collins – Love as an Idol

There are gods at war within each of us. They battle for the throne of our hearts, and much is at stake. This is why idolatry is the most discussed problem in the entire Bible. Behind every sin struggle that you and I have is a false god that is winning the war in our lives. Don’t give in to the myth that gods are only statues that people of other cultures or long ago worshiped. Pleasure, romance, sex, money, and power are just a few of the gods that vie for our allegiance in today’s society.

Check The Springs app to hear today’s message (and previous messages), as well as outlines, notes, and many other resources.  Things are being added and changed frequently….use it for the great resource it can be.  It’s right there!  In your hand!  How much easier can it be to take advantage of helpful resources!

Sunday Morning No-cost Resources: (found at the back table)

  • Through the years there are certain resources that different members of our body have found to be helpful or sometimes even life changing.  To help equip us and grow us, we’d like to make some of those available from time to time.  We have recently given away dozens of the book 30 Days to Know the Bible.  We’ll be ordering more of those soon.  Currently we have copies of I Am a Church Member available for free.  It’s a quick 75 page overview of our role as members of God’s local church bodies.  Take one today.
  • We also have The Springs pens and journals available for note taking.
  • If you’re part of The Springs, you have free access to RightNow Media and all of it’s resources.If you don’t have a login for RNM, to sign up you can go to www.thespringsnb.org/believe/resources.  Links to condensed versions of each message are available in the app as well. You can find all previous messages from the Springs Sunday morning gatherings by clicking   HERE

 

BELONG

Children’s Ministry Update

Hello Springs Parents!

We have some exciting things ahead for your toddlers through fifth grade starting in September.  From new curriculum to new age groupings to new classroom locations to training for our leaders….we have a lot coming that we’re so excited about!

For all the details click HERE

*Also look for an email coming this week, or check the app under the “parents” icon.

 

We’re so excited to welcome John, Taylor, and Lily Almquist to join The Springs Family!

John will be joining us on September 3rd, and on September 17th will be giving his testimony and story of how God has transformed him and called him to ministry as a vocation.  The following weeks John will share his vision, hope , and prayer for The Springs, as well as working through the core values that God’s word gives to guide us as we seek to fulfill our role and mission as His church here in New Braunfels.

 

BRANCH OUT

September 10

Several times a year we forgo gathering corporately and head out to serve non-profits and others around our city being the hands and feet of Christ. The Big Serve is a great reminder that we are to be the Church, not attend it. We have a vision that one day multiple church families will participate in the Big Serve; that the city of New Braunfels will see us, the body of Christ, being the hands and feet of Jesus on a consistent basis.

Why on a Sunday morning? We want to remind ourselves that a Sunday corporate gathering, though important, is not the end-all in being the Church, so we intentionally choose to “gather” outside the walls of McKenna to serve the community.

We’re so excited that God has used Kim Francis to help grow this vision into a Kingdom-minded day with Peace Lutheran, First Protestant, Oakwood, and River City Vineyard all participating in the planning and the “doing”.  This year we have at least 12 locations, some of which are new.

  • River City Vineyard – Childcare for all participants
  • Kitchen Table
  • maybe Salvation Army
  • Connections (both locations)
  • Crisis Center of Comal County
  • Family Promise
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Homeless Mat Project
  • Landa Park
  • New Life Children’s Center
  • Texas Ramps

We’ll follow up the serving with a celebration lunch at Landa Park!

SIGN UP TODAY!

 

PRAY FOR:

Leaders/volunteers

One of the many things we consistently challenge you with is to be available for how God might want to use you.  We acknowledge regularly the fact that God is constantly doing amazing things in this world we live in, and specifically in New Braunfels.  With that in mind, we pray that as you surrender to join Him with what He’s doing, that you might consider joining in what He’s doing through The Springs.

Part-time Children’s Ministry Leader

The Springs is currently looking for a part-time Children’s minister position to help lead, coordinate, and serve our youth as we seek to make and grow disciples of them, not just attend to them for an hour while the adults are equipped.

We’re also seeking:

  • ELDERS
  • Bible Study leads (curriculum provided)
  • Community Group leaders
  • Sunday morning team leaders
  • Launch Group hosts (4 week commitment)
  • Sunday set-up and tear down (rotating commitment)
  • Sunday media/worship: Musicians, sound board (easy to learn), media (easy to learn)

 

Serving

We take serious the call to belong and be a functional, contributing part to the body of the local church. We, the individual members of God’s church, are called to make disciples.  Often that is associated with “mission trips” or evangelism.  But in reality, when it comes to those who are following us, watching us, and being influenced by us, we are “making disciples” constantly. No place is this more true than with our children.  Not just those of our immediate family, but all of the children of our community.  Because of that, we aren’t looking for “childcare workers”, but members of a body that want to engage in being a part of the discipleship process of our children here with the community that is the Springs. CLICK HERE to sign-up today! Serving Team Opportunities:

  • Setup/Take-down
  • Nursery
  • Toddlers
  • Pre-K
  • High School/Jr High
  • Elementary
  • Sign-up today!

If you have any questions on how to get signed up, please email info@null416ministries.org.

Community:

Community Group Core Values – Vital to the health and maturity of the members of the church: Scripture demonstrates to us that much of our spiritual growth happens in the context of biblical community.  Practicing the “one anothers” of the New Testament within deep, authentic, Christ-centered relationships presents opportunities for being challenged, held accountable, being encouraged, and being discipled. If you missed Nate’s message earlier this year about the six core values of community, you can catch up on the content through the videos below.

 

RESOURCES

Giving:

eGiving, text-to-give, Amazon Smile, etc

We are grateful to announce a new eGiving option, as well as text-to-give.  We also have other ways to give via Amazon Smile, as well as non-cash gifts.  Sign up takes only a few minutes, then its only seconds to use each time.  Click below for details…

thespringsnb.org – Giving

Media:

RightNow Media

Our church has access to an extensive video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV. (more..)
Read in browser »
share on Twitter Like The Springs Newsletter – April 2 on Facebook

Recent Articles:

The Springs Newsletter – March 26
The Springs Newsletter – March 19b
The Springs Newsletter – February 26
The Springs Newsletter – February 19
The Springs Newsletter – February 12

BELIEVE

 

Craig Corley – Mark 10:17-27

There are gods at war within each of us. They battle for the throne of our hearts, and much is at stake. This is why idolatry is the most discussed problem in the entire Bible. Behind every sin struggle that you and I have is a false god that is winning the war in our lives. Don’t give in to the myth that gods are only statues that people of other cultures or long ago worshiped. Pleasure, romance, sex, money, and power are just a few of the gods that vie for our allegiance in today’s society.

Craig helps us see what we can learn from the “rich young ruler” of Mark 10:17-27 when it comes to choosing the “little gods” of life over following the one true God.  While we don’t make this choice in the physical presence of Jesus, we do make it little by little everyday when we choose to allow other things to take the throne that only belongs to our Creator.

Check The Springs app to hear today’s message (and previous messages), as well as outlines, notes, and many other resources.  Things are being added and changed frequently….use it for the great resource it can be.  It’s right there!  In your hand!  How much easier can it be to take advantage of helpful resources!

Sunday Morning No-cost Resources: (found at the back table)

  • Through the years there are certain resources that different members of our body have found to be helpful or sometimes even life changing.  To help equip us and grow us, we’d like to make some of those available from time to time.  We have recently given away dozens of the book 30 Days to Know the Bible.  We’ll be ordering more of those soon.  Currently we have copies of I Am a Church Member available for free.  It’s a quick 75 page overview of our role as members of God’s local church bodies.  Take one today.
  • We also have The Springs pens and journals available for note taking.
  • If you’re part of The Springs, you have free access to RightNow Media and all of it’s resources.If you don’t have a login for RNM, to sign up you can go to www.thespringsnb.org/believe/resources.  Links to condensed versions of each message are available in the app as well. You can find all previous messages from the Springs Sunday morning gatherings by clicking   HERE

 

BELONG

Children’s Ministry Update

Hello Springs Parents!

We have some exciting things ahead for your toddlers through fifth grade starting in September.  From new curriculum to new age groupings to new classroom locations to training for our leaders….we have a lot coming that we’re so excited about!

For all the details click HERE

*Also look for an email coming this week, or check the app under the “parents” icon.

 

BRANCH OUT

September 10

Several times a year we forgo gathering corporately and head out to serve non-profits and others around our city being the hands and feet of Christ. The Big Serve is a great reminder that we are to be the Church, not attend it. We have a vision that one day multiple church families will participate in the Big Serve; that the city of New Braunfels will see us, the body of Christ, being the hands and feet of Jesus on a consistent basis.

Why on a Sunday morning? We want to remind ourselves that a Sunday corporate gathering, though important, is not the end-all in being the Church, so we intentionally choose to “gather” outside the walls of McKenna to serve the community.

We’re so excited that God has used Kim Francis to help grow this vision into a Kingdom-minded day with Peace Lutheran, First Protestant, Oakwood, and River City Vineyard all participating in the planning and the “doing”.  This year we have at least 12 locations, some of which are new.

  • River City Vineyard – Childcare for all participants
  • Kitchen Table
  • maybe Salvation Army
  • Connections (both locations)
  • Crisis Center of Comal County
  • Family Promise
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Homeless Mat Project
  • Landa Park
  • New Life Children’s Center
  • Texas Ramps

We’ll follow up the serving with a celebration lunch at Landa Park!

SIGN UP TODAY!

 

PRAY FOR….

Lead Pastor Search Team:

UPDATE 7/30/17: 

We’re so excited to welcome John, Taylor, and Lily Almquist to join The Springs Family!

Check back next week for a complete update on the journey God has taken John and The Springs as we faithfully followed Him through this process.

Brandon Shamblin is the chairman of the team.  If you have any specific questions regarding the process so far, feel free to contact him at brandon.shamblin@nullgmail.com.

Below are the original details regarding the formation and goals of the search team:

The Lead Pastor search team is comprised of trustees and five other members of The Springs.  But it’s important that ALL that call The Springs home participate in praying for wisdom and guidance in seeking what the Lord has in store for leadership and shepherding this body.  Please pray for the following things:

  1. Pray for wisdom, clarity, and unity for the search team in following God’s lead.
  2. Pray for unity and preparation for the hearts and minds of the church body.
  3. Pray for the pastor that the Lord will call to our body.

The team has spent a significant amount of time wading through the characteristics of what the body needs most at our current stage of growth.  While there are many things that may be more or less important to each of us as individuals, there are two characteristics that the team has identified as crucial in our search.

  1. A strong focus on discipleship making and disciple growing.
  2. Strong leadership skills to equip and build a dedicated team of leaders to carry out discipleship making and disciple growing.

Leaders/volunteers :

One of the many things we consistently challenge you with is to be available for how God might want to use you.  We acknowledge regularly the fact that God is constantly doing amazing things in this world we live in, and specifically in New Braunfels.  With that in mind, we pray that as you surrender to join Him with what He’s doing, that you might consider joining in what He’s doing through The Springs.

Part-time Children’s Ministry Leader

The Springs is currently looking for a part-time Children’s minister position to help lead, coordinate, and serve our youth as we seek to make and grow disciples of them, not just attend to them for an hour while the adults are equipped.

We’re also seeking:

  • ELDERS
  • Bible Study leads (curriculum provided)
  • Community Group leaders
  • Sunday morning team leaders
  • Launch Group hosts (4 week commitment)
  • Sunday set-up and tear down (rotating commitment)
  • Sunday media/worship: Musicians, sound board (easy to learn), media (easy to learn)

 

Serving

We take serious the call to belong and be a functional, contributing part to the body of the local church. We, the individual members of God’s church, are called to make disciples.  Often that is associated with “mission trips” or evangelism.  But in reality, when it comes to those who are following us, watching us, and being influenced by us, we are “making disciples” constantly. No place is this more true than with our children.  Not just those of our immediate family, but all of the children of our community.  Because of that, we aren’t looking for “childcare workers”, but members of a body that want to engage in being a part of the discipleship process of our children here with the community that is the Springs. CLICK HERE to sign-up today! Serving Team Opportunities:

  • Setup/Take-down
  • Nursery
  • Toddlers
  • Pre-K
  • High School/Jr High
  • Elementary
  • Sign-up today!

If you have any questions on how to get signed up, please email info@null416ministries.org.

Community:

Community Group Core Values – Vital to the health and maturity of the members of the church: Scripture demonstrates to us that much of our spiritual growth happens in the context of biblical community.  Practicing the “one anothers” of the New Testament within deep, authentic, Christ-centered relationships presents opportunities for being challenged, held accountable, being encouraged, and being discipled. If you missed Nate’s message earlier this year about the six core values of community, you can catch up on the content through the videos below.

 

RESOURCES

Giving:

eGiving, text-to-give, Amazon Smile, etc

We are grateful to announce a new eGiving option, as well as text-to-give.  We also have other ways to give via Amazon Smile, as well as non-cash gifts.  Sign up takes only a few minutes, then its only seconds to use each time.  Click below for details…

thespringsnb.org – Giving

Media:

RightNow Media

Our church has access to an extensive video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV. (more..)
Read in browser »
share on Twitter Like The Springs Newsletter – April 2 on Facebook

Recent Articles:

The Springs Newsletter – March 26
The Springs Newsletter – March 19b
The Springs Newsletter – February 26
The Springs Newsletter – February 19
The Springs Newsletter – February 12

BELIEVE

Robert Boyd – Spiritual Milestones

What do you do when you experience a spiritual milestone?  Robert walks us through several milestones that God marked for Israel and the lessons we can learn from them today.

Check The Springs app to hear today’s message (and previous messages), as well as outlines, notes, and many other resources.  Things are being added and changed frequently….use it for the great resource it can be.  It’s right there!  In your hand!  How much easier can it be to take advantage of helpful resources!

 

Previous Series Resources:

 

Family Discipleship – Deuteronomy 6:4-9 – Matt Chandler

Are you making disciples in your home?  The only answer is yes.  The real question is, what kind of disciples are  you making?  This series by Matt Chandler helps us answer that question as we walk through Deuteronomy 6:4-9.

WATCH: Part 1 – Modeling 

WATCH: Part 2 – Time

WATCH: Part 3 – Moments

WATCH: Part 4- Milestones

RESOURCE: Family Discipleship – Time, Moments, Milestones booklet

Sunday Morning No-cost Resources: (found at the back table)

  • Through the years there are certain resources that different members of our body have found to be helpful or sometimes even life changing.  To help equip us and grow us, we’d like to make some of those available from time to time.  We have recently given away dozens of the book 30 Days to Know the Bible.  We’ll be ordering more of those soon.  Currently we have copies of I Am a Church Member available for free.  It’s a quick 75 page overview of our role as members of God’s local church bodies.  Take one today.
  • We also have The Springs pens and journals available for note taking.
  • If you’re part of The Springs, you have free access to RightNow Media and all of it’s resources.If you don’t have a login for RNM, to sign up you can go to www.thespringsnb.org/believe/resources.  Links to condensed versions of each message are available in the app as well. You can find all previous messages from the Springs Sunday morning gatherings by clicking   HERE

 

BELONG

If you’d like to find out more about The Springs, our mission, and how God is calling us to follow Him, the Blueprint class is the place to start. And if you’ve been walking with us but have yet to explore membership, it’s also the place to take your commitment with us to a deeper place by becoming a covenant member.

WHEN: TODAY

WHERE: McKenna

TIME: Immediately following the morning gathering

LUNCH AND CHILD-CARE PROVIDED

RSVP: Please rsvp in person on a Sunday morning, or via The Springs app or website.

 

BAPTISM CELEBRATION @ THE RIVER – AUG. 6 – 10:00-2:00

Join us for a Baptism Celebration and Baby Dedication on the banks of the Guadalupe River. Baptisms and dedications will be followed by river play, volleyball, and a picnic lunch!

What is Baptism?

The Baptism will be a time to celebrate members of the body of Christ who are taking a step of obedience and faith to be baptized, as well as enjoy a unique time to engage with others outside of the confines of the usual Sunday morning setting.

Why do we dedicate babies?

Baby Dedication is a time to lift up our younger children publicly in prayer and dedicate ourselves, as members of a larger body, to raise our children not just to be “good” kids, but to follow and love Jesus above all this world will offer them.

Rivers Den Resort 388 ST MARY ST, New Braunfels, TX, 78130
 

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PRAY FOR….

Lead Pastor Search Team:

UPDATE 7/30/17: 

We’re so excited to welcome John, Taylor, and Lily Almquist to join The Springs Family!

Check back next week for a complete update on the journey God has taken John and The Springs as we faithfully followed Him through this process.

Brandon Shamblin is the chairman of the team.  If you have any specific questions regarding the process so far, feel free to contact him at brandon.shamblin@nullgmail.com.

Below are the original details regarding the formation and goals of the search team:

The Lead Pastor search team is comprised of trustees and five other members of The Springs.  But it’s important that ALL that call The Springs home participate in praying for wisdom and guidance in seeking what the Lord has in store for leadership and shepherding this body.  Please pray for the following things:

  1. Pray for wisdom, clarity, and unity for the search team in following God’s lead.
  2. Pray for unity and preparation for the hearts and minds of the church body.
  3. Pray for the pastor that the Lord will call to our body.

The team has spent a significant amount of time wading through the characteristics of what the body needs most at our current stage of growth.  While there are many things that may be more or less important to each of us as individuals, there are two characteristics that the team has identified as crucial in our search.

  1. A strong focus on discipleship making and disciple growing.
  2. Strong leadership skills to equip and build a dedicated team of leaders to carry out discipleship making and disciple growing.

Leaders/volunteers :

One of the many things we consistently challenge you with is to be available for how God might want to use you.  We acknowledge regularly the fact that God is constantly doing amazing things in this world we live in, and specifically in New Braunfels.  With that in mind, we pray that as you surrender to join Him with what He’s doing, that you might consider joining in what He’s doing through The Springs.

Part-time Children’s Ministry Leader

The Springs is currently looking for a part-time Children’s minister position to help lead, coordinate, and serve our youth as we seek to make and grow disciples of them, not just attend to them for an hour while the adults are equipped.

We’re also seeking:

  • ELDERS
  • Bible Study leads (curriculum provided)
  • Community Group leaders
  • Sunday morning team leaders
  • Launch Group hosts (4 week commitment)
  • Sunday set-up and tear down (rotating commitment)
  • Sunday media/worship: Musicians, sound board (easy to learn), media (easy to learn)

 

Serving

We take serious the call to belong and be a functional, contributing part to the body of the local church. We, the individual members of God’s church, are called to make disciples.  Often that is associated with “mission trips” or evangelism.  But in reality, when it comes to those who are following us, watching us, and being influenced by us, we are “making disciples” constantly. No place is this more true than with our children.  Not just those of our immediate family, but all of the children of our community.  Because of that, we aren’t looking for “childcare workers”, but members of a body that want to engage in being a part of the discipleship process of our children here with the community that is the Springs. CLICK HERE to sign-up today! Serving Team Opportunities:

  • Setup/Take-down
  • Nursery
  • Toddlers
  • Pre-K
  • High School/Jr High
  • Elementary
  • Sign-up today!

If you have any questions on how to get signed up, please email info@null416ministries.org.

Community:

Community Group Core Values – Vital to the health and maturity of the members of the church: Scripture demonstrates to us that much of our spiritual growth happens in the context of biblical community.  Practicing the “one anothers” of the New Testament within deep, authentic, Christ-centered relationships presents opportunities for being challenged, held accountable, being encouraged, and being discipled. If you missed Nate’s message earlier this year about the six core values of community, you can catch up on the content through the videos below.

 

RESOURCES

Giving:

eGiving, text-to-give, Amazon Smile, etc

We are grateful to announce a new eGiving option, as well as text-to-give.  We also have other ways to give via Amazon Smile, as well as non-cash gifts.  Sign up takes only a few minutes, then its only seconds to use each time.  Click below for details…

thespringsnb.org – Giving

Media:

RightNow Media

Our church has access to an extensive video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV. (more..)
Read in browser »
share on Twitter Like The Springs Newsletter – April 2 on Facebook

Recent Articles:

The Springs Newsletter – March 26
The Springs Newsletter – March 19b
The Springs Newsletter – February 26
The Springs Newsletter – February 19
The Springs Newsletter – February 12

 BELIEVE

Scott Jackson – Young Life – Guest Speaker

Today we were blessed to have Scott Jackson of Young Life share with us.  Check The Springs app to hear today’s message (and previous messages), as well as outlines, notes, and many other resources.  Things are being added and changed frequently….use it for the great resource it can be.  It’s right there!  In your hand!  How much easier can it be to take advantage of amazing resources!

 

Previous Series Resources:

 

Family Discipleship – Deuteronomy 6:4-9 – Matt Chandler

Are you making disciples in your home?  The only answer is yes.  The real question is, what kind of disciples are  you making?  This series by Matt Chandler helps us answer that question as we walk through Deuteronomy 6:4-9.

WATCH: Part 1 – Modeling 

WATCH: Part 2 – Time

WATCH: Part 3 – Moments

WATCH: Part 4- Milestones

RESOURCE: Family Discipleship – Time, Moments, Milestones booklet

Sunday Morning No-cost Resources: (found at the back table)

  • Through the years there are certain resources that different members of our body have found to be helpful or sometimes even life changing.  To help equip us and grow us, we’d like to make some of those available from time to time.  We have recently given away dozens of the book 30 Days to Know the Bible.  We’ll be ordering more of those soon.  Currently we have copies of I Am a Church Member available for free.  It’s a quick 75 page overview of our role as members of God’s local church bodies.  Take one today.
  • We also have The Springs pens and journals available for note taking.
  • If you’re part of The Springs, you have free access to RightNow Media and all of it’s resources.If you don’t have a login for RNM, to sign up you can go to www.thespringsnb.org/believe/resources.  Links to condensed versions of each message are available in the app as well. You can find all previous messages from the Springs Sunday morning gatherings by clicking   HERE

 

BELONG

If you’d like to find out more about The Springs, our mission, and how God is calling us to follow Him, the Blueprint class is the place to start. And if you’ve been walking with us but have yet to explore membership, it’s also the place to take your commitment with us to a deeper place by becoming a covenant member.

WHEN: Sunday, July 30

WHERE: McKenna

TIME: Immediately following the morning gathering

LUNCH AND CHILD-CARE PROVIDED

RSVP: Please rsvp in person on a Sunday morning, or via The Springs app or website.

 

BAPTISM CELEBRATION @ THE RIVER – AUG. 6 – 10:00-2:00

Join us for a Baptism Celebration and Baby Dedication on the banks of the Guadalupe River. Baptisms and dedications will be followed by river play, volleyball, and a picnic lunch!

What is Baptism?

The Baptism will be a time to celebrate members of the body of Christ who are taking a step of obedience and faith to be baptized, as well as enjoy a unique time to engage with others outside of the confines of the usual Sunday morning setting.

Why do we dedicate babies?

Baby Dedication is a time to lift up our younger children publicly in prayer and dedicate ourselves, as members of a larger body, to raise our children not just to be “good” kids, but to follow and love Jesus above all this world will offer them.

Rivers Den Resort 388 ST MARY ST, New Braunfels, TX, 78130
 

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Terry Lind Shamblin and Rhonda Ray will be leading the 7-week bible study Gideon: Your Weakness. God’s Strength by Priscilla Shirer.

WHEN: Tuesdays @ 7:30

WHERE:  Rhonda Ray’s home (inquire for directions)

REGISTER:  To sign-up and order your book, CLICK HERE

 

PRAY FOR….

Lead Pastor Search Team:

The Lead Pastor search team is comprised of trustees and five other members of The Springs.  But it’s important that ALL that call The Springs home participate in praying for wisdom and guidance in seeking what the Lord has in store for leadership and shepherding this body.  Please pray for the following things:

  1. Pray for wisdom, clarity, and unity for the search team in following God’s lead.
  2. Pray for unity and preparation for the hearts and minds of the church body.
  3. Pray for the pastor that the Lord will call to our body.

The team has spent a significant amount of time wading through the characteristics of what the body needs most at our current stage of growth.  While there are many things that may be more or less important to each of us as individuals, there are two characteristics that the team has identified as crucial in our search.

  1. A strong focus on discipleship making and disciple growing.
  2. Strong leadership skills to equip and build a dedicated team of leaders to carry out discipleship making and disciple growing.

UPDATE 7/23/17:  New update on the pastor search coming soon.

Brandon Shamblin is the chairman of the team.  If you have any specific questions regarding the process so far, feel free to contact him at brandon.shamblin@nullgmail.com.

Leaders/volunteers :

One of the many things we consistently challenge you with is to be available for how God might want to use you.  We acknowledge regularly the fact that God is constantly doing amazing things in this world we live in, and specifically in New Braunfels.  With that in mind, we pray that as you surrender to join Him with what He’s doing, that you might consider joining in what He’s doing through The Springs.

Part-time Children’s Ministry Leader

The Springs is currently looking for a part-time Children’s minister position to help lead, coordinate, and serve our youth as we seek to make and grow disciples of them, not just attend to them for an hour while the adults are equipped.

We’re also seeking:

  • ELDERS
  • Bible Study leads (curriculum provided)
  • Community Group leaders
  • Sunday morning team leaders
  • Launch Group hosts (4 week commitment)
  • Sunday set-up and tear down (rotating commitment)
  • Sunday media/worship: Musicians, sound board (easy to learn), media (easy to learn)

 

Serving

We take serious the call to belong and be a functional, contributing part to the body of the local church. We, the individual members of God’s church, are called to make disciples.  Often that is associated with “mission trips” or evangelism.  But in reality, when it comes to those who are following us, watching us, and being influenced by us, we are “making disciples” constantly. No place is this more true than with our children.  Not just those of our immediate family, but all of the children of our community.  Because of that, we aren’t looking for “childcare workers”, but members of a body that want to engage in being a part of the discipleship process of our children here with the community that is the Springs. CLICK HERE to sign-up today! Serving Team Opportunities:

  • Setup/Take-down
  • Nursery
  • Toddlers
  • Pre-K
  • High School/Jr High
  • Elementary
  • Sign-up today!

If you have any questions on how to get signed up, please email info@null416ministries.org.

Community:

Community Group Core Values – Vital to the health and maturity of the members of the church: Scripture demonstrates to us that much of our spiritual growth happens in the context of biblical community.  Practicing the “one anothers” of the New Testament within deep, authentic, Christ-centered relationships presents opportunities for being challenged, held accountable, being encouraged, and being discipled. If you missed Nate’s message earlier this year about the six core values of community, you can catch up on the content through the videos below.

 

RESOURCES

Giving:

eGiving, text-to-give, Amazon Smile, etc

We are grateful to announce a new eGiving option, as well as text-to-give.  We also have other ways to give via Amazon Smile, as well as non-cash gifts.  Sign up takes only a few minutes, then its only seconds to use each time.  Click below for details…

thespringsnb.org – Giving

Media:

RightNow Media

Our church has access to an extensive video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV. (more..)
Read in browser »
share on Twitter Like The Springs Newsletter – April 2 on Facebook

Recent Articles:

The Springs Newsletter – March 26
The Springs Newsletter – March 19b
The Springs Newsletter – February 26
The Springs Newsletter – February 19
The Springs Newsletter – February 12

 BELIEVE

 Todd Smith – Call to find Faith for Today – Matthew 22: 35-38

Building on the call of the last four weeks to disciple within our family, Todd challenges us to apply this same mind-set to our daily lives.  Instead of looking at a big picture, life-long grandiose ministry goal, scripture most often calls us to simply walk in faith daily. 

*Check The Springs app to hear today’s message (and previous messages), as well as outlines, notes, and many other resources.  Things are being added and changed frequently….use it for the great resource it can be.  It’s right there!  In your hand!  How much easier can it be to take advantage of amazing resources!

 

Previous Series Resources:

 

Family Discipleship – Deuteronomy 6:4-9 – Matt Chandler

Are you making disciples in your home?  The only answer is yes.  The real question is, what kind of disciples are  you making?  This series by Matt Chandler helps us answer that question as we walk through Deuteronomy 6:4-9.

WATCH: Part 1 – Modeling 

WATCH: Part 2 – Time

WATCH: Part 3 – Moments

WATCH: Part 4- Milestones

RESOURCE: Family Discipleship – Time, Moments, Milestones booklet

Sunday Morning No-cost Resources: (found at the back table)

  • Through the years there are certain resources that different members of our body have found to be helpful or sometimes even life changing.  To help equip us and grow us, we’d like to make some of those available from time to time.  We have recently given away dozens of the book 30 Days to Know the Bible.  We’ll be ordering more of those soon.  Currently we have copies of I Am a Church Member available for free.  It’s a quick 75 page overview of our role as members of God’s local church bodies.  Take one today.
  • We also have The Springs pens and journals available for note taking.
  • If you’re part of The Springs, you have free access to RightNow Media and all of it’s resources.If you don’t have a login for RNM, to sign up you can go to www.thespringsnb.org/believe/resources.  Links to condensed versions of each message are available in the app as well. You can find all previous messages from the Springs Sunday morning gatherings by clicking   HERE

 

BELONG

If you’d like to find out more about The Springs, our mission, and how God is calling us to follow Him, the Blueprint class is the place to start. And if you’ve been walking with us but have yet to explore membership, it’s also the place to take your commitment with us to a deeper place by becoming a covenant member.

WHEN: Sunday, July 30

WHERE: McKenna

TIME: Immediately following the morning gathering

LUNCH AND CHILD-CARE PROVIDED

RSVP: Please rsvp in person on a Sunday morning, or via The Springs app or website.

 

BAPTISM CELEBRATION @ THE RIVER – AUG. 6 – 10:00-2:00

Join us for a Baptism Celebration and Baby Dedication on the banks of the Guadalupe River. Baptisms and dedications will be followed by river play, volleyball, and a picnic lunch!

What is Baptism?

The Baptism will be a time to celebrate members of the body of Christ who are taking a step of obedience and faith to be baptized, as well as enjoy a unique time to engage with others outside of the confines of the usual Sunday morning setting.

Why do we dedicate babies?

Baby Dedication is a time to lift up our younger children publicly in prayer and dedicate ourselves, as members of a larger body, to raise our children not just to be “good” kids, but to follow and love Jesus above all this world will offer them.

Rivers Den Resort 388 ST MARY ST, New Braunfels, TX, 78130
 

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Terry Lind Shamblin and Rhonda Ray will be leading the 7-week bible study Gideon: Your Weakness. God’s Strength by Priscilla Shirer.

WHEN: Tuesdays @ 7:30

WHERE:  Rhonda Ray’s home (inquire for directions)

REGISTER:  To sign-up and order your book, CLICK HERE

 

 PRAY FOR….

Lead Pastor Search Team:

The Lead Pastor search team is comprised of trustees and five other members of The Springs.  But it’s important that ALL that call The Springs home participate in praying for wisdom and guidance in seeking what the Lord has in store for leadership and shepherding this body.  Please pray for the following things:

  1. Pray for wisdom, clarity, and unity for the search team in following God’s lead.
  2. Pray for unity and preparation for the hearts and minds of the church body.
  3. Pray for the pastor that the Lord will call to our body.

The team has spent a significant amount of time wading through the characteristics of what the body needs most at our current stage of growth.  While there are many things that may be more or less important to each of us as individuals, there are two characteristics that the team has identified as crucial in our search.

  1. A strong focus on discipleship making and disciple growing.
  2. Strong leadership skills to equip and build a dedicated team of leaders to carry out discipleship making and disciple growing.

UPDATE 7/16/17: (check previous newsletters for earlier updates).

Back in June the trustees extended an offer to John Almquist to join us as our lead pastor.   John decided that in spite of his valued relationships with many at the Springs, he didn’t feel clearly called to lead us at this time.  While many of us also have grown to appreciate our relationship with John and his family, we trust that God is doing what He always does, which is work within His perfect purpose and perfect timing.  So we won’t grow weary within our timeline of hopes and expectations, but will continue to faithfully follow Him and Him alone as He prepares the right person to help equip and lead the Springs.

With that step now behind us, the search team will get back together in the coming weeks and get back to seeking who God might be calling to step into lead us.

Brandon Shamblin is the chairman of the team.  If you have any specific questions regarding the process so far, feel free to contact him at brandon.shamblin@nullgmail.com.

Leaders/volunteers :

One of the many things we consistently challenge you with is to be available for how God might want to use you.  We acknowledge regularly the fact that God is constantly doing amazing things in this world we live in, and specifically in New Braunfels.  With that in mind, we pray that as you surrender to join Him with what He’s doing, that you might consider joining in what He’s doing through The Springs.

Part-time Children’s Ministry Leader

The Springs is currently looking for a part-time Children’s minister position to help lead, coordinate, and serve our youth as we seek to make and grow disciples of them, not just attend to them for an hour while the adults are equipped.

We’re also seeking:

  • ELDERS
  • Bible Study leads (curriculum provided)
  • Community Group leaders
  • Sunday morning team leaders
  • Launch Group hosts (4 week commitment)
  • Sunday set-up and tear down (rotating commitment)
  • Sunday media/worship: Musicians, sound board (easy to learn), media (easy to learn)

 

Serving

We take serious the call to belong and be a functional, contributing part to the body of the local church. We, the individual members of God’s church, are called to make disciples.  Often that is associated with “mission trips” or evangelism.  But in reality, when it comes to those who are following us, watching us, and being influenced by us, we are “making disciples” constantly. No place is this more true than with our children.  Not just those of our immediate family, but all of the children of our community.  Because of that, we aren’t looking for “childcare workers”, but members of a body that want to engage in being a part of the discipleship process of our children here with the community that is the Springs. CLICK HERE to sign-up today! Serving Team Opportunities:

  • Setup/Take-down
  • Nursery
  • Toddlers
  • Pre-K
  • High School/Jr High
  • Elementary
  • Sign-up today!

If you have any questions on how to get signed up, please email info@null416ministries.org.

Community:

Community Group Core Values – Vital to the health and maturity of the members of the church: Scripture demonstrates to us that much of our spiritual growth happens in the context of biblical community.  Practicing the “one anothers” of the New Testament within deep, authentic, Christ-centered relationships presents opportunities for being challenged, held accountable, being encouraged, and being discipled. If you missed Nate’s message earlier this year about the six core values of community, you can catch up on the content through the videos below.

 

RESOURCES

Giving:

eGiving, text-to-give, Amazon Smile, etc

We are grateful to announce a new eGiving option, as well as text-to-give.  We also have other ways to give via Amazon Smile, as well as non-cash gifts.  Sign up takes only a few minutes, then its only seconds to use each time.  Click below for details…

thespringsnb.org – Giving

Media:

RightNow Media

Our church has access to an extensive video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV. (more..)
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