Taken from our 2017 Ministry Plan (view or download here)
"And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation"
2017 Recurring Events
BIBLE CORRESPONDENCE COURSE --A Bible correspondence course is a series of lessons designed to help you understand the Bible and Christianity. If you would like to enroll in a Bible Correspondence Course by mail, please complete this form and we will send the first lesson out to you right away. Take your time in completing each lesson (there is no rush). When we receive your review quiz for each lesson, we will grade it and put the next lesson in the mail to you as soon as possible. More information here.
BIBLE CLASS CURRICULUM -- Classes are offered for age groups Crale Roll through Adult each Sunday morning and Wednesday evening. The curriculum for ages 3 year old though 8th grade involves the "Bible Study Guid for All Ages" (see http://www.biblestudyguide.com/churches.php for more information), the Jr. High & High School class are following a four-year curriculum approved by the Elders, with content for the Adult classes varying from quarter to quarter.
GOOD SAMARITANS -- The Good Samaritans group meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room 101 at the church building on the first and third Thursdays of each month. The Good Samaritans enjoy fellowship with one another while performing good works such as sending greeting cards to visitors and members, restocking visitor cards and other publications in the pews and tract racks, preparing hospital bags, assisting in the teacher workroom, helping with the food pantry and assisting with other needs as they arise.
LIBRARY PROGRAM -- As Christians, we are called to a life of study and learning (2 Tim. 2:15; Matt. 11:29-30), realizing that knowledge and instruction are to be chosen above silver and gold (Prov. 8:10). Recognizing this, the Dripping Springs church of Christ provides educational opportunities for its members to be build up and edified in the most holy faith. To aid us in this process, the library reading and research programs, and its facilities and tools, were created to meet a portion of the educational and contemporary needs of Christians. Designed to facilitate learning and foster Christian studies, the library program provides a variety of classes and learning experiences for all ages. Because the truth has been revealed within the historical context of places, governments, religious thinking, and philosophies of men, various books and tools of all types have been acquired and are shelved in the church library.
LADIES' BIBLE CLASS -- Our ladies meet on the last Tuesday of each month in one another’s homes to study the Word of God. This year's study will continue with Kathy Pollard’s book, “Return to Me”. More information can be found here.
MENS BIBLE STUDY -- Beginning Tuesday, February 21st, we are starting our "Men's Bible Study". The men will enjoy good food and fellowship as they study through the book "Point Man" by Steve Farrar. If you are a man struggling with life's difficulties and wondering what God desires for you as the leader of your home, or if you simply need encouragement from your brothers in Christ, make sure to join us!
MEN'S PRAYER BREAKFAST -- Our men meet quarterly to enjoy breakfast together. After breakfast, the men commune with our Lord in prayer.
MISSION OUTREACH -- We provide financial support to several mission outreach programs involving Rice Lake, Wisconsin; Lancaster, New Hampshire; Four Seas Bible College in Singapore; Durban, South Africa; and for students attending the Southwest School of Bible Studies. We also help to provide World Video Bible School (WVBS) teaching materials to congregations in need around the world.
FELLOWSHIP CARE GROUPS -- All members are encouraged to participate in this monthly program. The congregation is divided into four groups that meet regularly from January to October to fellowship and encourage each other in our service to God, while coordinating efforts to identify and contact visitors in our area, provide meals to members who are ill or are in need, and make visits to new members and those who are in the hospital or confined to their homes. Please refer to the foyer bulletin board for group assignments and meeting dates.
FIRST SUNDAY FOCUS -- On the frist Sunday of each month, we will have our regular morning worship followed by a fellowship meal in Room 101. Our "evening" worship will commence immediately after the fellowship meal at approximately 1:30PM.
WEDNESDAY SINGING NIGHTS -- On the last Wednesday evening of each month, we devote most of our time together in worshipping our Lord in song. All of the men, both young and old, are invited to lead us in song. We conclude our worship witha brief devotional.
INDIVIDUAL/GROUP BIBLE STUDIES -- At the Dripping Springs church of Christ we offer individual one-on-one and small group bible study opportunities. Our ministers, shepherds, and many of our members are happy to set up and conduct personal bible studies with those who are wanting to deepen their spiritual life, learn how to become a Christian, or who simply want to know more about how to study and learn from the Bible. Request information on the program or sign up for a study here.
YOUTH MINISTRY -- DSYouth provides a place where youth can belong, are challenged to grow in their faith, discover who they are in Christ, and serve alongside one another. The DS youth group participate in a wide range of programs and activities that foster active faith and growth in the Word of God. More information ca be found here.
BENEVOLENCE MINISTRY -- Food Pantry
2017 Annual Events
H.A.N.D.S. BREAKFAST -- January 29th from 7AM to 9AM. This program focuses on recognizing the first responders who serve and protect the citizens of our community (e.g. EMS, Fire, Police, etc.).
DS LADIES RETREAT -- Tentatively scheduled for April 7-8 (details to follow)
DS HOMECOMING LECTURES -- March 26-28
HOLIDAY LIGHTS PROGRAM -- Occurs during the month of December. Various members and groups, such as our Youth and Good Samaritan groups are involved in community outreach works such as delivering holiday baskets to our elderly and shut-in members and Hill Country Cottage residents, adopting a needy family within the community and providing blankets to needy elementary children.
2017 Special Endeavors
BIBLE LAND PASSAGES -- Under the direction of prohect leader John Moore, and in cooperation with WVBS, Bible Land Passages is an ongoing video project for use in evangelism and edification. The videos may be viewed at http://biblelandpassages.org.
10 QUESTIONS CAMPAIGN -- an evangelistic outreach endeavor in which we will ask our community “If you could ask God one question, what would it be?” After receiving responses, an event to answer the most pressing questions of our neighbors will be held in the month of May.
"let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up"