a journey through the book of Acts
People often wonder about their purpose in life and where they came from. In fact, all of us long to see our life narrative as part of something bigger than ourselves. The good news is that God has a plan, a purpose for each of us: To bring Him glory as we advance His kingdom and see lives transformed! In our “Sent” series, we will journey through the book of Acts and see how God began the movement known as His church. From its humble beginnings, the church has made an impact on history that cannot be ignored. As we hear how the church was born, how it grew, how it overcame fierce opposition, we receive fresh inspiration to join God on his mission today.
In today's consumer-driven culture, there is always a tendency for the Church to exist for itself. We must fight this temptation! The book of Acts is our reminder of what being the Church is really all about — God's people doing God's work together by the power of God's Spirit.
MBC's calling: Take look at the History of the Church from Acts through God's calling of our own church here at Millington Baptist.
Sunday, February 26
Unlike a social club membership where the organization exists to serve the members, church membership is more akin to being in a family or sports team. This membership identifies a united group of believers who are counted on in an attempt to fulfill a common purpose of becoming a provider of God’s love and care to others. We take seriously that we are a church not for ourselves, but for others. Members commit to joining a spiritual family that provides encouragement and support. They are called to a higher degree of responsibility, service and sacrifice. Our elders and leaders pledge to assist our members with care, counsel, prayer and teaching.
We hope that, as the Lord leads, you make a covenant to be part of our church family.
"You are a member of Gods own family...and you belong in God's household" ~Eph 2:19
If you are interested in becoming a member please read through our three-step process below.
We want you to make an informed decision about joining our church. We periodically offer a Membership class which explains our values and beliefs and discusses the next steps to joining MBC. All prospective members are invited to attend our Membership class. This is where you will learn about the history and vision of MBC, acquaint yourself with its ministries and opportunities, and dialogue with elders and other congregants on questions you may have about the church or Christian community. The curriculum is composed of one 3-hour class in which we cover: Articles of Faith & Doctrinal Positions, Church Covenant, Vision & Mission Life.
The next course is offered on February 26, 1pm to 4pm. Youth & Family Ministry Building (YFMB). Upon completion, those who attended are able but not obligated to sign up for a membership interview, the second step of the membership process. To sign up click HERE.
Baptism: For many, baptism is the first public step of obedience to Christ. If you have not been baptized following salvation, we ask you to take this step before becoming a Member.
The prospective member meets with an Elder for approximately 45 mins to provide basic biographical information and recount God’s converting work in his or her life.
The final step in becoming a member is to sign the statement of faith and church covenant, and the application would go to the elders.
For more information on how to become a member please contact the main office at: 908.647.0594 or email at email@example.com.
Our Community in Crisis
Our Community in Crisis: Addressing the epidemic of addiction and Heroin abuse.
March 4, 6:30pm-9:00pm, Youth and Family Ministry Building
MBC is partnering with Community in Crisis in an effort to address the prescription drug and heroin/opiate epidemic, raising awareness and providing resources for reducing the number of fatal overdoses. All members of the community are encouraged to attend to hear from professionals and those affected by addiction.
“Heroin overdose deaths is now the leading cause of death in the US; in NJ, it eclipses homicide, suicide, car accidents and AIDS as a cause of death and is triple the soaring U.S. rate. “Drug addiction affects us all. Until we acknowledge that and turn for help, this epidemic will continue to steal our loved ones away. Visit also Community in Crisis Facebook group to join a vibrant community of concerned citizens and professionals.” ~ The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey
“In order to affect change, we all must work together with a comprehensive approach. It will truly take a village. I encourage one and all to come to this meeting – this is a real opportunity to make a difference before these drugs claim more lives in our community,” ~ Jody D’Agostini of Community in Crisis.
a. Pat Aussem - Founder of Aussem Counseling & Wellness, LLC, providing counseling services for clients and their families to treat substance use and other underlying mental health disorders. Licensed in both NY and NJ with a certification as a Master Addictions Counselor
b. Ofc. Tracy Baldassare - Bernards Township police department
c. Dr. Ellie Rose - Board certified adolescent medicine physician. Private practice in Bernardsville, NJ. Physician for Morris county Youth Shelter and Youth Detention Center. She has also run adolescent clinics at Morristown Mem. Hospital and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
d. Dan Bove - President/Founder, Pause Ministries
Light Refreshments and Live Music will be provided
Gather for a time of courageous conversations as we engage in a Civil Discourse at the intersection of faith, culture & politics accompanied by great music.
Let us know you will be joining us.
RSVP is required as seats are limited.
Childcare will be provided: Registration is required.
Tobin Heath, two-time gold medal winner for the USA Woman’s Soccer Team and Ridge High School 2006 graduate, was featured in a PSA produced by Community in Crisis, on opiate abuse. This 30 second video will be aired for the next 52 weeks before each movie shown at Bernardsville Cinema, as a way to educate our communities about the dangers of prescription pain pills which can also lead to heroin addiction. This is a wonderful message that we want to send to everyone, that “denial can be as dangerous as the disease itself”.
NJ.com: Heroin in the suburbs: What one Somerset County community is doing to fight it
NJ.gov: First Lady Mary Pat Christie Lauds Efforts of Community in Crisis Task Force
New York Times illustrates the heroin addiction epidemic in the US
Surgeon General's Report on Addiction/Facing the Addiction
Chasing the Dragon: Prescription Drug Abuse
HEROIN: The Hardest Hit" 2016 Documentary on Heroin Addition and Prescription Pill Abuse
HEROIN: CAPE COD USA with original music
Shocking Heroin Documentary 2016‼ Heroin Drug Addiction News Documentary
We lose 129 people a day to drug overdoses in our country. We need a comprehensive response to this epidemic. And we need it now. #CARA There are many videos on this site about this opiod epidemic.
Wednesday, March 8
Social media and anxiety in the teenage life
Teens, do you ever feel anxious and alone, even though you are constantly getting messages on social media and texts all throughout the day?
Parents, do you ever feel like you just want to have one conversation with your teen without their phone getting in the way?
Don't you wish your phone came with a manual for how to navigate the good, the bad, and the ugly of social media and the internet? Even though we are connected to our phones at all times and it would seem that many of our relationships and more information are at our fingertips, there has been a significant increase in the rates of people experiencing anxiety, depression and feelings of loneliness.
Being connected at all times has altered the way we experience relationships and has effected how we parent our teens. Our phones don't have to be the enemy, but we all need the tools for how to use our phones and social media in a healthy and balanced way.
Join us on Wednesday, March 8th at 7pm for a teen and parent seminar on how to create healthy social media habits and boundaries, while also maintaining a positive teen-parent relationship. Our speaker will be Erin Bennington, MSW, LCSW.
|If you need childcare, please register your children.|
Hope That Brings Peace
High School Winter Retreat
We invite all high schoolers to come to Camp Tuscarora with us on March 10-12 for our annual winter retreat. In times like these we may be experiencing a loss of hope. We invite all high school students to come to explore faith in Christ as the substance for our ultimate HOPE and giver of peace.
Join us in worship, games and messages that bring hope for the future.
Friday, March 17
MBC Senior Luncheon provides a time of food, fun and fellowship to seniors within our church and neighboring communities once a month.
Join us March 17 from 12pm to 2pm as we welcome Monica Giglio, an artist, who will give a presentation using art instruction as a springboard for a talk entitled Rebirth.
Bring your favorite salad, casserole, dessert or bread to share. Socks are also being collected for the Relief Bus. For more information, call the church office at 908-647-0594.
Saturday, March 18
Saturday, March 18 from 8-9:30am, Fellowship Hall
We invite you to come hear Mark Taylor share his testimony of how Faith in Christ has helped him to achieve success in business, on the court, and at home.
Mark is a lifelong resident of New Jersey. He has a diverse Christian background and is a member of Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church. He recently received his Master’s Certificate in Christian Ministries and is currently studying for a second in Biblical Studies. Mark also serves as the Executive Director of PAUSE Ministries. PAUSE seeks to offer a Christ-centered solution to those struggling with life and behavioral issues.
Prior to working with PAUSE, Mark founded his own business in the packaging industry, focusing on warehouse and distribution. He has since sold the business after 22 years. Mark also coaches basketball at St. Benedict’s Prep School in Newark.
Mark and his wife Tammy have been married for 25 years and have five boys, Ryan 22, Matthew 19, Michael 15, Daniel 13, and George 11.
Don't miss this opportunity to hear about the power of God and share in this time of food and fellowship with each other.
For further information please contact Scott Rajoppi.
Friday & Saturday
Sacred Marriage Conference
A lot of us already know the how to of marriage, but we have lost the heart to. Join us at Grace Church on March 24 & 25 and hear (LIVE) celebrated author of the book, "Sacred Marriage", Gary Thomas speak on how to renew your heart for marriage, your affection for your spouse, and your heart for God.
Friday night 7pm - 8:30pm. Doors open at 6:15.
Saturday Morning 9am - 2:30pm. Doors open at 8:15 with coffee & lunch included.
Free childcare available, must obtain a ticket per child on ticket page.