Ministry Update 2020

Dear friends in Christ,

THANK YOU for your prayers as we serve the Lord in the areas that He has opened to us in ministry. We pray that through the ministry of the Word, our primary focus, the Lord will be glorified in every way. Many of the places we travel to are on the Lord’s Day but occasionally we are invited to conferences that take us to more distant places. As always, we try to bring in the Gospel for the sake of any in the audience who may not know the Lord.

We have enjoyed the Whiting Community Bible study that we are involved with that meets each week on Thursday. We have just completed a verse by verse study of the Gospel of John and now will be taking up the Epistle to the Hebrews at the request of the study group. We also continue to enjoy or men’s breakfast ministry that meets once a month at a local restaurant for breakfast and a devotional challenge. It now numbers about a dozen guys and has been going on for 18 months.

We have a lot of activities this year which takes a lot of coordination. We would appreciate your prayer as we seek to build up the Lord’s people in a variety of ways.

FAMILY NEWS

Matthew is attending a culinary arts program in a local vocational school and working as a dietary aide at The Pines at Whiting, serving meals to the residents in the skilled nursing and assisted-living areas; James is enjoying the projects that he makes on a daily basis, Emily and Abby are very involved in their school, Ambassador Christian Academy.

2020 KNOW THE WORD ACTIVITIES & SPECIAL EVENTS

Please pray for these events which are always with a spiritual emphasis and provide an opportunity to invite unsaved family, friends and neighbors. The Gospel will always be brought in.

KNOW THE WORD FELLOWSHIP LUNCHEONS – an afternoon of food and fellowship; special music and an uplifting message from God’s Word. 12:30 – 3:00 PM. Usually the third Wednesday, every other month unless stated otherwise. Payments for luncheons can be made online at donorbox.org/ktw_payments ($25 per person)

  • Jan. 15th , 2020-The Captain’s Inn (Forked River, NJ) Speaker: Dennis Klapy (Toms River, NJ)
  • March 18th, 2020 – Harvey Cedars Bible Conference – Speaker: Jim Dougherty (Linwood, NJ)
  • May 20th, 2020 – The Crab Trap (Somers Point, NJ) – Speaker: Ron Marchant (Princeton, NJ)
  • Sept. 16th, 2020 – The Shrimp Box (Pt. Pleasant, NJ) – No speaker: (Ocean Grove Great Auditorium Tour)

COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDIES – Conversational Bible studies offered in a casual environment and open to all. Emphasis is on verse by verse exposition of Scripture with a balance of doctrinal and practical teaching from the Word of God. All are welcome to attend from the Community.

  • WHITING AREA – Meets at Crestwood Manor in the library. Thursdays from 1:30 – 2:30 PM o Jan. – May, 2020 (Studying Book of Hebrews) o Sept.– Dec, 2020 (continuing in Hebrews)
  • SILVERTON AREA – Meets at Bethany Bible Chapel (2341 Church Rd. Toms River). 10:00 –11:00 AM on Tuesday mornings in July – Aug. 2019 (starts after July 4th). “God at Work”

SPRING MEN’S CONFERENCE – Saturday, March 21, 2020 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Speakers: Keith Keyser (PA) and Steve Price (Kansas). “The Man of God”. Lunch served at noon. Offering will be taken to help cover conference expenses.

DEVOTION BY THE OCEAN – Spend seven days and six nights at the Jersey Shore in historic Ocean Grove NJ. Enjoy time on the beach, shopping the quaint shops on the main boulevard, or visiting sites in the area. Dates: June 28 – July 4th, 2020 Cost: $795 (deluxe room – private bath, 2 double beds; $675 (standard room – hall bath, 2 single beds). Continental breakfast and beach badges provided at no additional charge. Accommodations at Grove Hall. Saturday night July 4th option available for an additional charge. Fireworks on the beach on July 4 th. Each day begins with breakfast, followed by morning Bible study in the Janes tabernacle. (9:00 AM – 10:00 AM). Speaker: Mark Kolchin. For more information, email us at [email protected]

CHINCOTEAGUE WILD HORSES CROSSING – DATES: July 28-30, 2020. Famous crossing of the wild horses from Assateague to Chincoteague Islands. Trip originates from Lancaster, PA and returns there. Cost: $499 pp (db occ.) Other fun events included in this three-day trip. Visit bobnefftours.com. Tour leader: Mark Kolchin.

BIBLE CONFERENCE ON THE BAY – Sept. 14-18, 2020 at Harvey Cedars Bible Conference on Long Beach Island in Ocean County, NJ. Speaker: Paul Young (Charlotte, NC) NJ. Cost: $425 pp. Five days/Four nights at this deluxe conference center on the Jersey Shore to be refreshed & renewed with the fellowship of like-minded believers & uplifting ministry from Word the God. Day Trip: Luncheon at Shrimp Box and tour of the Great Auditorium and other sites in Ocean Grove,. Questions? – www.knowtheword.com.

ISRAEL BIBLE LAND DISCOVERY TOUR –NOV. 3-10, 2020 – Come explore the land of the Bible! Many of the places that you read about in the Scriptures, Jerusalem, Jericho, the sea of Galilee, the Jordan River and much more. The price? Outstanding! $2798 from Newark, NJ. Contact Know the Word to request the detailed itinerary.

Speaking Itinerary – Winter 2020

January

5 TH – BETHANY BIBLE CHAPEL – TOMS RIVER, NJ
12TH – MONTEREY CHAPEL – LEOLA, PA
19TH – 23RD – PITTSBORO BIBLE CONFERENCE – PITTSBORO, NC – ANNUAL CONFERENCE; SUN – TH

February

2ND – BETHANY BIBLE CHAPEL – TOMS RIVER,NJ
9TH – WOODSIDE CHAPEL – FANWOOD, NJ
16TH – SOUTH BRANCH BIBLE FELLOWSHIP – HILLSBORO, NJ
23RD SOUTH BRANCH BIBLE FELLOWSHIP HILLSBORO, NJ

March

  • 1ST – BRANDYWINE BIBLE CHAPEL – BRANDYWINE, NJ
  • 8TH – BETHANY BIBLE CHAPEL – TOMS RIVER, NJ
  • 15TH – CEDARCROFT BIBLE CHAPEL – PLAINFIELD, NJ
  • 22ND CEDARCROFT BIBLE CHAPEL – PLAINFIELD, NJ
  • 29TH – GRACE GOSPEL CHAPEL – JERSEY CITY, NJ

For more information about these events and more, visit knowtheword.com or obtain our Know the Word app available on the App Store or Google Play.

Thank you again for keeping us in prayer.

Yours in Christ,

Mark and Cindy Kolchin – Phil. 1:6

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