Da plane! Da plane!

Attention Airplane Enthusiasts!

Jeff Turcotte (COBC MAF Missionary) is bringing a new Quest Kodiak to Tehachapi.  Let’s meet Jeff for breakfast at Henry’s Café on Tuesday, September 16 at 7:15am and then tour the Kodiak at 8:30am at Tehachapi airport. The Kodiak will replace the Cessna 185’s currently in service with MAF.  For coordinating purposes, please RSVP Cindy Hoisington 661-678-3028. (Separate checks at Henry’s please.)

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What’s happening for 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

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 at Nathan Hiner’s home at 21651 San Gabriel.  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 at Nathan Hiner’s home at 21651 San Gabriel – Tehachapi, CA.  For more info call 661-972-3576.

Student Ministries at COBC are led by Nathan Hiner. Contact Nathan at the church (822-1379) 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.

Women’s Ministry Fall 2014

Join us for Prayer September 15, 2014

at the home of Kele MainPrayer monthly

Sign up on Sundays in the Worship Center for one of our Fall Bible Studies

  •  Women’s Bible Study Kickoff Potluck – We’ll kick off our Fall Friday morning study on September 5 at 9:30am with an End of Summer Salad Potluck. Please bring a salad to share.  Childcare is available. All women are welcome to come!
  • 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. This year we have two 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.
  • 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!
  • There’s a FREE Local Women’s Retreat put on by Tehachapi Praying Moms called  “Refresh, Rejuvenate, Refocus” on Saturday, August 23 from 9am-3pm at    Christian Life Assembly. Call 661.827.7601 to reserve.

Living the Gospel in Relationships

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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

Young Marrieds

Young Marrieds Bible Study Changes

To find out more about the Young Marrieds group at Country Oaks  Church, see Jennifer Whitney’s Facebook Group:“Young Married Bible Study”

Sunday August 24, 2014

STARTING WITH A KICKOFF POTLUCK AT THE WHITNEY’S HOME IN BVS ON SEPTEMBER 7 Then the Young Married Bible Sunday Evening Study will be meeting AT THE CHURCH starting on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 6pm in Rooms 301 and 302. We’ll be changing things up a bit – starting the evening together for fellowship and prayer (in Room301) and then will be separating the husbands (302) and wives (301) for some focused discussion and study. Wives will be going through Linda Dillow’s book, What’s it Like to be Married to Me (and Other Dangerous Questions) with Jennifer Whitney. Husbands will be going through Leading with Love by Alexander Strauch with Brent Whitney. Childcare will be available onsite at the church.

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Divorce Care

Divorce Care will start a new session on  Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 6:30pm in Room 402 at COBC.

DivorceCare  usually meets on Tuesdays at Country Oaks Baptist Church at 6:30pm in Room 402.  See schedule below for topics covered.  They will meet for 13 weeks.  Our schedule is posted at:  Divorce Care Schedule.

DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone.

DivorceCare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable DivorceCare resources to help you deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life.

Here’s the typical COBC DivorceCare Schedule:

  • 1          What’s Happening
  • 2          Healing / Help
  • 3          Anger
  • 4          Depression
  • 5          Loneliness
  • 6          Owner’s Manual
  • 7          New Relationships
  • 8          Financial Survival
  • 9          Kid Care
  • 10       Single Sexuality
  • 11        Forgiveness
  • 12        Reconciliation
  • 13        Growing Closer to God

You will find other helpful information and resources at Divorce Care.

DivorceCare usually meets in Room 402 at Country Oaks Baptist Church, Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm. One of Tehachapi’s most centrally located churches, Country Oaks’ address is 20915 Schout Road. For more information, call 822-1379.

Senior Saints

Senior Saints Next Event Information

The Senior Saints Baked Potato Bar & Spuds Potluck will be on Friday, September 12 at 6:00pm in the chapel. The Ministry will provide the potatoes. Please see the list of provided suggestions below to sign up. We want be sure we have a variety of toppings to enjoy. Or you may bring your favorite dessert to share. Please bring enough to share with 6-8 people.

Please call Kathy Steffen to sign up for a particular condiment at 822-3841 if you haven’t already signed up.

SUGGESTIONS: MEAT TOPPINGS: crumbled bacon, crumbled sausage, taco meat, ground hamburger, ham, chicken, pepperoni, salmon VEGETABLE TOPPINGS: broccoli, green chilies, jalapeno slices, diced tomatoes, green onion (chives), fresh spinach, blanched asparagus, fried okra, salsa, avocado, cauliflower, bell pepper, cilantro DAIRY TOPPINGS: butter, sour cream, flavored sour cream, ranch dressing, cheese (parmesan, bleu cheese, cream cheese) seasoned butters PREPARED TOPPINGS: baked beans, chili, roast beef and gravy, BBQ meats. Board games will be available after dinner for entertainment. Join us for food, fellowship and fun!!

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