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Installation Service

On Sunday, October 12, 2014  at both worship services, we will be celebrating the constancy of God’s Word at COBC. Dr. Greg Behle, our interim pastor prior to Andy Walker and currently Professor of Christian Education at Master’s College, will be here to help us exalt Christ, the Living Word and Head of the Church, by honoring Pastor Andy Walker for 23 years of faithful preaching, installing Pastor Brent Whitney in his new position as Senior Pastor, and charging Pastor Nathan Hiner and Pastor Walker in their new roles as Associate Pastor and Pastor Emeritus. It will be a time to praise God for all He has accomplished through the ministry of the Word at COBC. Find out more about Dr. Greg Behle on Linked In.

Installation Service

BBQ & Potluck Lunch

Lunch will be served at the church immediately following the second service on Sunday, October 12, 2014. Barbeque chicken and hot dogs will be available. Please bring a potluck dish to share.

  • Last names beginning with A-N please bring sides or salad.
  • Last names beginning with O-Z please bring sides or dessert.Facebook bbq potluck

 

Women’s Ministry – Prayer Nights

Join us for Prayer October 20, 2014

at the home of Kele Main

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Pray without Ceasing  – Women’s Monthly  Prayer Nights

Schedule 2014-2015: October 20th,  November 17th, December 8th, January 12th, February 9th, March 9th, April 20th, May 18th

Prayer Meeting held once a month at 6:30pm at Kele Main’s Home; 22350 Milky Way – Call 661-972-6763 for more information

Let us come together and pray the scriptures over our Husbands, Children and Homes!

Fall Bible Studies

  •  Women’s Bible Study: On Friday mornings starting September 12 at 9:30am in the chapel we will be offering The Peacemaking Church’s “Living the Gospel in Relationships” by Tara Barthel. The workbook is $10. Childcare is available. See more information below or at COBCWM.wordpress.com
  • Women’s Bible Study: On Wednesday evenings, Jody Irwin will be leading the Precepts study starting  Part 1 of Hebrews at 6pm on September 3 in Room 202.  The workbooks will be $25. AWANA is available for children age 3 and up.
  • Moms in Prayer - Join other moms in praying for your children, their teachers and schools. Groups meeting at COBC:  Jennifer Whitney (661.557.5135) will lead a Moms in Prayer group for Homeschool Moms/Valley Oaks Charter School on Tuesdays at 1:30pm.  Jennifer Sterk (661.972.5688) will lead a Moms in Prayer for Golden Hills School on Thursdays at 9:15am in the Choir/Conference Room. Heritage Oak School is starting a group soon.
  • MOPS – Mothers of Preschoolers - Moms with kids ages 5 & under: Find friendship, encouragement and fellowship! You are invited to join fellow moms and preschoolers at Tehachapi MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) the first Tuesday of each month starting September 2, 2014 at 9:00am at Christian Life Assembly Church, 920 Valley Blvd. Childcare is provided.  www.mops.org or like our Facebook page “Tehachapi Mops” for more info!

Living the Gospel in Relationships – Friday AM’s at COBC

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Many Christian women struggle to live out what they believe.

While in their heads they know they are saved by grace, in their hearts they often feel distant from God and burdened by guilt.

They have a nagging sense of not being “good enough,” and the striving that results leaves little room for either peace or joy. They often feel the need to perform to earn the love of God and the love of others. In turn, their relationships with others often reflect this same performance mentality.

To top it off, as they face these struggles and difficult relationships, they sometimes feel utterly alone.

In the Peacemaking Church Women’s Study: Living the Gospel in Relationships, Tara Barthel brings the hope of the gospel to these issues of the heart. Tara unpacks how the gospel frees Christians from a performance-based mentality with God and others—helping women to remember anew God’s grace, and from that place of abundant love, learn how to give that same grace to others.

Throughout the eight 40-minute video sessions, Tara ties the power of the gospel to the biblical and practical principles of peacemaking:

Session 1: What It Means to Live the Gospel
Session 2: The Gap between What I Believe and How I Live
Session 3: My Real Problem Is …
Session 4: Real Hope for Lasting Change
Session 5: A Biblical Response to Conflict
Session 6: Repenting and Confronting
Session 7: Forgiveness and Mercy
Session 8: Relationships that Show the World Jesus

If you are interested in a women’s study that digs deep into Scripture and gets to the heart of our relational struggles–both vertical and horizontal–then please join the women studying the Peacemaking Church Women’s Study. You’ll be encouraged. You’ll be challenged. And most of all, you’ll see how the gospel is your hope in all of life, particularly in your relationships.

See more at: Peacemaking Women

Grief Share

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Grief Share presents a special Grief Share meeting  “Surviving the Holidays” on Tuesday, November 18 at 6:30pm.  More about Surviving the Holidays – In past years, the Christmas holiday season may have been a time of great anticipation and excitement … but this year, the prospect of facing the holidays without your loved one may cause anxiety and dread. You are not alone. Here at Grief Share you can connect with support, encouragement, and advice to survive the holidays.

Grief Share started a new session on August 19, 2014 at 6:30pm in the Conference Room but you can join any time! Session 2 in 2014 goes from August 19 to December 1, 2014.

GriefShare normally meets Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm in the Conference Room at COBC. Find Help, Hope and Healing! Join any time. Please call 822-1379 to check on the schedule. Parking is available in the rear of the building. We look forward to your attendance as you heal from your grief. We love you!

No matter what the circumstances, grief recovery is a painful process. It can make feeling optimistic about the future seem impossible. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.

That’s one reason for Grief Share, a special support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. This group is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer comfort and encouragement during this difficult time. It’s a place where many people have found that they can begin putting their lives back together again.

Grief Share features nationally recognized experts on grief and recovery topics. Sessions include:

  1. Living with Grief
  2. The Journey of Grief
  3. The Effects of Grief
  4. When Your Spouse Dies
  5. Your Family and Grief
  6. Why?
  7. The Uniqueness of Grief, Part 1
  8. The Uniqueness of Grief, Part 2
  9. God’s Prescription for Grief
  10. Stuck in Grief
  11. Top Twenty Lessons of Grief, Part 1
  12. Top Twenty Lessons of Grief, Part 2
  13. Heaven

Each session is “self-contained” so that you don’t feel obligated to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you attend.

Griefshare meets in the Conference Room at Country Oaks Baptist Church, Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm. For more information, call 822-1379.

You will find other helpful information and resources at www.griefshare.org.

Heritage Oak School Dinner and Auction

Roaring 20’s Dinner Auction  to Celebrate Heritage Oak School’s 20th Anniversary

Country Oaks Baptist Church is  invited to this awesome event!  Get your tickets in the church office!

“You are invited to the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Heritage Oak School-  Roaring 20Dinner & Auction on Friday, November 14, 2014 at Country Oaks Church—- 20915 Schout Road – Tehachapi, CA. Please call 823-0885 for more information. 20’s attire encouraged. Prize for Best Dressed. 5:30 pm Silent Auction and First Course. 6:45 pm Dinner & Program-Live Auction Immediately Follows. Tickets $20 per person available in the church office.

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Please see www.heritageoakschool.com for more information.

The primary mission of this school is to educate, promote, establish, and equip students in the classical approach to education in light of a Christian world view grounded in the Old and New Testaments. The mission of the school is to educate through the classical approach to ensure that our Western heritage is not lost. This will be accomplished through association with other classical schools in the Association of Classical Christian Schools. Through various means, we will seek an educational standard for a unified and directed approach to classical and Christian learning.

Our mission is also to teach through a methodology known as the Trivium (grammar, logic and rhetoric), which is the educational and classical foundation of our western culture. We believe that God will bless this approach as He has in the past, as long as it follows the principles of His Word.

We believe that Christianity must be studied in light of its impact on Western culture, and that it must be a part of every subject. In recognizing that our cultural heritage is from God, we do not idolize it but we ground all that we seek to do upon the revelation of God, both in creation and Scripture, with the former being interpreted by the latter. As a classical and Christian school, we are seeking to integrate all our teaching around the revealed Word of God.

Please check out the HOS website: www.heritageoakschool.info.

 

High School Teens

What’s Going on Right Now for High Schoolers?

For the latest on what is happening with the High School group at Country Oaks, please check out our Facebook Group – Country Oaks High School Group – BIBLE STUDY will NOT be meeting for the next 3 weeks – October 9, 16, 23.  When study starts back up again on October 30, 2014 we will be meeting at the church.

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Baby Autumn born on October 9, 2014.

FYI – Pastor Nathan and his wife, Sarah, are expecting a baby in October.  Bible Study will take a 2-3 week break when the baby is born.  We also will move to the church for our meetings after the baby is born.  To get on a High School Bible Study text message list, text 661-972-3576 and tell Pastor Nathan you’d like to be on the text message list.

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Fall High School Bible Study will meet Thursdays at 6:30pm.  The first meeting on September 4 will be an intro to the study and time to hang out and play some games. On Thursday, September 11 they will jump into Timothy Keller’s Gospel in Life -Grace Changes Everything. Parents, pick up an important letter about the study from Nathan in the Worship Center (or click below to download and print).

Click here to read the Letter about our Fall 2014 Bible Study from Nathan Hiner

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About High School Ministries at COBC

Bible Study normally meets on Thursday nights at 6:30pm – because the size of the group has grown, we now meet at the church 20915 Schout Road, Tehachapi, CA.

Student Ministries at COBC are led by Nathan Hiner. Contact Nathan at the church (822-1379), 661-972-3576 or at  nathan@countryoaks.org.

What do we offer for High School Teens?

  • Every Sunday morning we meet in The Grove at 9:00am for Sunday School.
  • Weekly Bible Study meets on Thursdays at 6:30pm.
  • We take the holidays off but every year we have a great Christmas Party.

Senior Pastor,  Brent Whitney Explains His Vision for Our Teens

The pastors have decided to use the resources of the church to promote family worship and spiritual growth within the home by equipping parents to be the “pastors of the home.” Therefore, we do not offer a weekly “youth group” or a place for teens to “hang out” at church. Instead, we encourage teens to socialize and fellowship with all Christians, young and old alike so that they can benefit from the wisdom of more mature believers and grow in humility and gentleness as they minister to the needs of little children. Though we are not against age segregated fellowship, we believe that the church should play a more limited role in providing such opportunities.