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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

 

Senior Saints

Senior Saints Next Event Information

Senior Saints Thanksgiving Feast – Friday, November 21 at 6:00pm in the Chapel

Senior Saints will be the THIRD Friday of the month in November due the Heritage Oak School Dinner & Auction. The potluck theme will be soups, chili and cornbread. Please bring a food donation for the Thanksgiving baskets we make every year for 2 needy families in Tehachapi.

 

 

ISO of a New Leader for Senior Saints

The Senior Saints are looking for a new person or couple to take over the Senior Saints Ministry. Alfonso and Herminia are willing to train you. Contact 661.972.5572.

About Senior Saints

The purpose of the Senior Saints Ministry is to provide an opportunity for all senior saints to come together to develop relationships through a God-glorifying, guided fellowship. We provide the opportunity through monthly gatherings where planned group activities are scheduled. These activities consist of game nights, movie nights, visits to points of interest, scripture moments, and outreach activities. When we meet locally, we always include potluck meals to share our favorite dishes.

The Senior Saints Ministry is a committee-run ministry that consists of very special individuals that have volunteered extra time to develop and organize annual fellowship activities. The committee coordinates all functions of the ministry and schedules and prepares monthly activity events for our gatherings.

I hope to see you at our monthly Senior Saints meetings. Join us as we continue to be doers of God’s will through friendships and relationships. If you have any questions, please give me a call.

Alfonso Hernandez,
Senior Saints Ministry Leader
661.972.5572

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.

 

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.

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.