July 22, 2020
We're returning to in-person services this Sunday, July 26th! Services are at 9 AM and 10:45 AM. Nursery and Children's Church will be provided at the 10:45 service only. The second service will be broadcasted live on Facebook. Sunday School is still postponed.
July 21, 2020
We've missed you!
After a two week hiatus, we're returning to in-person services this coming Sunday, July 26th! Services are at 9 AM and 10:45 AM. Childcare plans TBD. The second service will be broadcasted live on Facebook. Sunday School is still postponed.
Wednesday activities on campus will resume the following Wednesday, July 29th. Meanwhile, please join us for a Zoom meeting this Wednesday night (tomorrow) at 7 PM. We'll go over our 2nd quarter report and talk about our plans for the near future. Don't miss it!
During the members' meeting on Zoom, we will discuss the quarterly report for the second quarter of 2020. You can download the report here.
July 19, 2020
July 12, 2020
July 10, 2020
In light of the rising number of COVID-19 cases locally, the elders have made the difficult decision to return to online worship services for at least the next couple weeks. We will keep you in the loop via email and social media when the worship schedule changes. If you need to be added to the email list, please send a message to Valerie.
This week, we will hear a message from Matthew 6:9-10, delivered by Pete McMillan.
We will also sing the following songs together:
July 7, 2020
With case counts rising here in our community, we've decided to cancel in-person services for at least the next two Sundays. "Indian Creek Online" will be broadcast on Sunday at 10:45am on our Facebook page (click here to check it out). Be sure to "tune in" and drop a note in the comments to let us know you're participating!
June 26, 2020
June 25, 2020
A note from Pastor Jake:
Good morning church family!
I'm excited to announce that in a few weeks, we'll be able to add "Sunday School" to our weekly schedule beginning the middle of July, while continuing to mitigate the risk of spreading disease. Here are some details:
- First Worship Service at 8:15am (NO Nursery or Children's Church)
- Sunday School at 9:30am (Including Nursery and classes for kids)
- Second Worship Service at 10:45am (Nursery and Children's Church will be available during this service)
- This change will begin on Sunday, July 12.
- Until July 12, we'll continue with the two-service schedule we adopted several weeks ago.
As you think of it, please be praying for the many volunteers who have to make an extra sacrifice in order to accommodate the change in schedule. And please spread the word. There are hundreds of families in Mineral Wells who want to follow Christ but don't have a church home, and many more who don't know the Savior at all. Let's be sensitive to the Lord's leading as he brings these people into our lives.
June 19, 2020
June 12, 2020
June 11, 2020
We are excited to announce that we will have nursery (birth–3 years old) and children's church (pre-kindergarten–2nd grade) available during the 10:45 AM worship service this Sunday!
June 5, 2020
Check out the Kids Sunday School lesson for this week. Pastor David takes a look at the capture of the Ark of the Covenant in 1 Samuel chapters 4 and 6.
May 29, 2020
May 27, 2020
We plan to begin gathering in person again on Sunday, May 31. Can’t wait! As we’ve prayed for wisdom and pondered how best to make this transition, the elders and I have decided to begin with a simplified, scaled back service plan.
Here are some details
We will hold two worship services, one at 9am and the other at 10:45am. You can choose which time slot works best for you and your family.
Please click here to RSVP and let us know which service you'll be attending. This is a request, not a requirement, but it will really help us plan.
There will be no nursery, Sunday School, or children’s church. If you have young children, there are two options for you:
- A couple of volunteers will be glad to supervise your young children as they play on the playground outside.
- Coloring pages and crayons will be available for any children sitting in the service. We’re excited to see you AND your kids!
We have a plan in place to reduce the risk of spreading disease:
- Approximately half of the rows of chairs in the auditorium will be removed.
- Much of the lobby furniture will be removed to give you more space.
- Volunteers will sanitize surfaces throughout the morning.
- Doors will be propped open before and after services.
- Refreshments and shade tents will be available outside, where it will be easier to spread out for fellowship.
Services will be broadcast live on our Facebook page for those who are not ready to venture out yet.
Love one another
I'm sure you’re all aware of the recommendations available from the State Government and other organizations. The only other thing I would ask you to keep in mind is that your brothers and sisters in Christ will not all have the same opinion about COVID-19 as you do. Take responsibility for yourself, but give people space to follow their own conscience (Romans 14).
One more thing
Our Building & Grounds team has scheduled a Church Work Day for Saturday, May 30 (8am to Noon). Join us for a few hours as we spruce up the campus a little before Sunday.
- Pastor Jake -
May 24, 2020
May 19, 2020
May 17, 2020
May 10, 2020
Happy Mother's Day to all our wonderful moms! We love you!
May 3, 2020
April 26, 2020
April 19, 2020
April 12, 2020
Happy Resurrection Day! The Lord lives!
We all miss each other in these trying times of social isolation. So, for a fun surprise, we put together a video of some church members saying hello. Check it out!
Also, if you missed the online broadcast, you can watch it right here.
April 10, 2020
Good Friday is upon us. Take a moment this weekend to reflect on the death and burial of Christ. Earlier today, Pastor Andrew led us in a Good Friday devotional. Watch it here.
We will be worshiping via an online broadcast again this week. If you want to read ahead, spend some time in Colossians 2:8–15. To listen to the songs ahead of time, visit our Worship page.
April 5, 2020
April 3, 2020
Pastor Jake published a reflection piece on the current pandemic. Read it HERE.
We will be worshiping via an online broadcast again this week. If you want to read ahead, spend some time in John 16:4b–15. To listen to the songs ahead of time, visit our Worship page.
March 29, 2020
March 26, 2020
We will be worshiping via an online broadcast again this week. If you want to read ahead, spend some time in John 15:18–6:4. To listen to the songs ahead of time, visit our Worship page.
March 22, 2020
March 21, 2020
Tomorrow, we will "gather" in our homes to watch a worship and preaching broadcast via our Facebook Page. Please join us online for this unique experience. Also, please remember that this is a poor replacement for the corporate gathering. Gathering together in person with the saints is a good gift from our Heavenly Father, which He commands us to not forsake (Hebrews 10:27). We pray that once this virus has passed, you will miss and desire the corporate gathering! We long for the day when we can gather again in person. Until then, please join us online!
March 17, 2020
In an attempt to limit the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19, the elders and I have decided to cancel all services at the church campus until further notice. This includes Sunday School, Sunday Morning Worship, AWANA, “The Creek” Student Ministry, and Wednesday Bible Study.
We don’t make this decision lightly. Gathering every week to worship together is one of the most important things we do as a church (Hebrews 10:24-25), and we eagerly look forward to resuming our regular meeting times as SOON as it is wise to do so.
While it’s no replacement for our normal gathering, we invite you to visit our Facebook page on Sunday morning at 10:45 AM for a live broadcast of music and preaching. Andrew will be leading us in song and I’ll preach a message from John 15.
I’ve spoken to many who have already begun to see an impact from this pandemic. People are rearranging travel or cancelling important appointments. Others are struggling to pay bills because they lost their job or their hours were cut. Still others are forced to take extreme quarantine measures because they are at risk of serious complications if infected. This is a time when each of us needs to be compassionately vigilant, aware of the needs of our neighbors and brothers and sisters so that we can serve them with grace.
Many of these needs will be financial. Consider how you might sacrificially bear another’s burdens by purchasing food or helping to pay a bill. “If anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?” (1 John 3:17).
Of course, we are trusting the Lord for the church’s finances as well. Remember that you can give online by clicking “Give” in the main menu (Or just click this link).
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope” (Romans 15:13).
-- Pastor Jake
March 12, 2020
Pastor Jake sent out an email to our faith family with some theological considerations as we face this trial. Please read what he had to say below:
While you’ve probably already begun to form your own opinions about the threat of COVID-19, I’d like to ask you to consider a few Scriptural principles as you digest the news and consider how you and your family will respond:
First, remember that our God is in absolute, meticulous, sovereign control of the virus that causes COVID-19. Dozens of times throughout Scripture, we are reminded that not even the chaos of “pestilence” falls outside His sovereignty. When sickness ravages the land of Israel in the time of David, it was the Lord who sent it, and it was the Lord who stopped it at the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite (1 Chronicles 21:14-15). He reminded the prophet Ezekiel that if He chooses to send pestilence into the land, not even the intercession of the godly would be able to thwart its spread (Ezekiel 14:13-23). God alone has the right and the might to direct the course of disease.
Ultimately, neither doctors, nor scientists, nor blustering politicians control the spread of disease. Nor do you or I. So our ultimate trust is not in human strength. We do not wring our hands in hopes that the government might save us, nor rest in the false security of modern comforts, nor take pride in our own preparedness. On the contrary, “Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield” (Psalm 33:20).
For this reason, when we find ourselves angry at leaders or anxious about the future, our very first impulse is to pray: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6). We claim the promise He makes: “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7), and rest in the knowledge that “the counsel of the LORD stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations” (Psalm 33:11).
Second, remember Christ’s command that we love one another (John 13:34). Our reliance on the Lord is not passive or quietistic. While we wait on him, we obey his command to love our sisters and brothers and neighbors. Thousands of believers are doing this even now: doctors, nurses, and others are courageously and tirelessly caring for the sick at the risk of their lives because the love of Christ leads them to love others.
Before this trial passes, each of us will have opportunity to show this sacrificial love as well. Even now, I would urge you to consider how your own behaviors impact the safety of those most vulnerable to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases (especially older people and those with severe underlying conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes). Consider these reasonable steps outlined by the CDC to prevent the spread of infectious disease.
Finally, I want you to know that I and the elders, deacons, and staff of Indian Creek Baptist Church continue to pray for your physical and spiritual health. We are eager to serve you and your neighbors in any way we can. Please reach out to your deacon or to the church office if there is any way we can be a blessing to you during this time of uncertainty.
-- Pastor Jake