Youth Camp Sign Ups, College Retreat, Our 75th Anniversary and More!

On Sunday, April 11, Dr. Alvin Reid will be our pulpit guest. God is using Dr. Reid all over America as he has been unusually anointed in sharing the message of Jesus with God’s people. I really encourage you to be here. Dr. Reid will be speaking to our college students on their annual Spring retreat. We already have over 50 that are planning to be a part of this spectacular weekend. The title of the retreat is ADVANCE. We are praying that Jesus will Advance this group of students into the world to make a difference for the gospel’s sake. Any college students wishing to sign up can still do so by emailing us in the office at or by calling us at 352-373-3341. The cost is only $25 which includes lodging, food, and the sessions. You don’t want to miss this great weekend.

The Youth of North Central Baptist are on the move! Two Saturdays ago, 20 youth and workers went to a local Nursing Home to minister to the residents. We sang the great hymns of the faith, read the Easter story, gave testimonies, and presented the Gospel!  You would have been so proud of these students. This past weekend I had the privilege with 25 others to go to the Florida Baptist Convention’s Youth Evangelism Conference in Orlando. What a blessing to spend those days with some of the brightest, growing Christian students that I know of anywhere!

Let me encourage all of our parents to sign their

students up for Youth Camp 2010! A deposit of $75 is due by April 18th. Word of Life Camp in Hudson, Florida (outside of Tampa) is the location for our camp this year. The dates for camp are June 26-July 3. Our students will absolutely love the activities and fun they will have. Our students will be encouraged to give over their lives to Jesus and to commit to grow in their Christian lives. I will personally take our students to the camp along with our wonderful youth workers. You can find more information on camp in this edition of the Lifeline.  Don’t let any students you know miss this strategic week!

Happy Anniversary! Hold September 12th for our 75th Anniversary Celebration. Our wonderful anniversary team is making plans for us to experience the memory of the past and the promise of a bright future on this special day.

Thank you for the privilege of being your Pastor.