Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Second Annual Charity Golf Classic

We held our second annual Golf Tournament this past Saturday. To spite some last minute cancellations, we had a good turn out and a great day of fun and fundraising. Thanks to all of our sponsors and the many golfers who came out to support Arrowhead we raised over $3,200 to help with our general expenses this summer as we operate our summer camp ministries!

We are privileged to be able to hold the tournament at the Petitcodiac Golf & Country Club. They are exceptionally hospitable of our little tournament, accommodate our every need and feast us with a wonderful steak dinner!It's a beautiful place to host a charity golf tournament.

The "Most Honest" team.

The new tournament champions.

The Moncton Lads.

The defending champs.

The Tatamagouche Team.

These Guys!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

positions to fill!

Well, here we are. Volunteer weekend is just three weeks away and we continue to labour to connect with those who would serve the Lord in cross cultural ministry this summer. There are still several critical positions that we need to fill in order to safely and adequately operate our weeks of camp.

Lifeguard and Lifeguard assistant • We are still in need to confirm a head lifeguard for the first two weeks of August for 2 of our junior camps. I am also seeking to find an individual who is bronze medallion who could come and serve as assistant to the lifeguard for all 4 weeks of on-site camp.

Camp Medic • We are in need to confirm a camp medic for the last week of camp, August 12-16. Our camp medic needs to be someone who is "First Responder" trained or better... might be a great opportunity for a doctor to serve the Lord!

Cabin Leaders • We are still in need of mature believers who are willing to come and serve as cabin leaders. It is a misconception that this is a role for teenagers. Many of our Sr. Cabin leaders are in their 20's-40's. It is a great opportunity and you will be blessed by the opportunity.

Head Cook • For our last two weeks of camp we will be needing to have a head cook (or duo) who are willing to come and serve with us in the kitchen.

If the Lord is leading you to share this need or even to come yourself and serve, there are many ways in which you can serve, you may be surprised just what a blessing it can be to share with us at ANBC. Get in touch with us to find out how you can best serve.

Below is a list of weeks in which we have staffing needs.
  • June 28-30 • Summer Volunteer Training
  • July 8-12 • Teen Camp
  • July 15-19 • Junior Camp Week 1
  • Aug. 5-9 • Junior Camp Week 2
  • Aug. 12-16 • Junior Camp Week 3

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

accept or acceptable?

What is my "crazy", "intolerant", "fundamental Christian" friend posting now you ask yourself. Well... this is what it's all about, and likely why you find my constant "Faith oriented" posts annoying. You cannot be a marginal Christian or a moderate Christian, you're either in or your out... read on (it's long... but it could help answer some questions for you).


I'd like to tell you that I'm a follower of Christ; I am, I'm a follower of Christ. But that's not enough, it's not enough to simply say that I am a follower of Christ.

I acknowledge His teaching, the Bible, as Good and True; and it is, the teachings of GOD are Good and True, but it's not enough that I acknowledge this fact.

I acknowledge that Jesus is GOD! And HE IS, Jesus IS GOD. But even the Demons acknowledge that.

I prayed a prayer, and I meant it. I meant every word; I want Jesus to save me from Hell. And HE WILL, He can and will save us from Hell. But it is not enough to simply utter a prayer, no matter how sincere we may feel.

What then is it that makes me a Christian? What is it that separates me from the demons? What separates me from the World and sets me apart as belonging to Christ? What makes me a Child of Almighty God?

You see. God is Holy, Holy means perfect, without blemish, unspoiled, the definition of GOOD, the benchmark of RIGHTEOUSNESS, the measure against which all things are held. GOD is that, and He shows us Himself in His WORD. HE is so HOLY, that HE, and only HE could have created the Universe, from nothing, into everything, in seven days. HE created us, HE created us to HONOR HIM; and we REBELLED against HIM, we disobeyed HIM. WE defined SIN, for you see, everything that is NOT of HOLINESS, is SIN, and we are it; WE ARE SIN. We made ourselves SIN in our disobedience; in that sin we are separated from GOD. LOST, condemned to our sin in judgement and wrath to suffer in this LIFE of DEATH and saturated in EVIL and an eternity of utter torment in HELL with those Demons who also acknowledge that Jesus is God.

You SEE, the consequence of SIN is DEATH. Bad things never happen to good people, because GOD is the benchmark of GOOD and we are the opposite of that because we are IN SIN - there are no "good people". We live out the consequence of sin in our separation from GOD, in our struggle for SELF, our love for numero uno! No imperfect thing can have relationship with a PERFECT GOD. This is our judgement, this is our curse.

BUT GOD, in HIS perfect, unblemished, completely RIGHTEOUS Holiness came to EARTH; HE came to Earth, suffered, bled and DIED as an ATONEMENT for us, in our SIN. In His perfection and perfect SINLESS sacrifice we may be made RIGHTEOUS before God. God will see us through the perfect sacrifice of CHRIST.

God is Sovereign, He is LORD. For us to be counted as His children it is not enough that we approach HIM and say, "Hey God... I accept you as Savior." Christ did not die on the cross and rise from the dead so that we would accept HIM, The redemptive work of CHRIST on the Cross was so that we might be made ACCEPTABLE to GOD!

WE are made right before GOD by humbly submitting ourselves to HIM, by making our lives a LIVING SACRIFICE for HIM. We are made right before GOD in repentance for our sin, by turning from EVERYTHING that is not of GOD and by turning to EVERYTHING that is of God; and by doing this not out of obligation but out of a deep desire to HONOR GOD. We are made right before GOD in the perfect sinless sacrifice of Christ on the cross and HIS conquering of DEATH and the grave by rising again. We are SAVED from our sin, from self, by abandoning ourselves to HIM in REPENTANCE and FAITH, that GOD might see us through the ATONING BLOOD of Jesus Christ. This is not salvation by WORKS, this is Salvation by REPENTANCE and FAITH. This is salvation by allowing the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD to completely reform our HEARTS and MINDS. This is salvation by throwing ourselves at the MERCY of a GOOD and HOLY GOD.

This SALVATION does not make us perfect, it makes us forgiven! It replaces our heart of stone with a heart of flesh and gives us the capacity to set our affections on things that HONOR GOD.

I CANNOT be a Child of GOD and live in a perpetual unrepentant state of SIN, it is contrary to that RELATIONSHIP in the most basic fundamental way.

Examine your HEART and know if you are HIS.

REPENT, turn from your sin and enter into a RELATIONSHIP of Repentance and Faith with a Holy God. The World will hate you for it, but it's supposed to, it HATES GOD too.