Lent Negativity Fast and Positivity Feast:
When: Begins Wednesday, February 26th
How: register here
What could happen if you gave God 40 days to renew your mind to think more like Him? Rather than fasting food for Lent, we choose to fast what is really holding most of us back from thriving in life – negative beliefs and lies from the enemy. Join us for 40 days of radical transformation as we let go of lies and instead feast on God’s Truth, becoming “transformed by the renewing of our minds” (Romans 12:2). During the fast, we will focus on four key areas of beliefs: beliefs about yourself, beliefs about circumstances, beliefs about God, and beliefs about others.
Last year over 8,500 people joined us from around the world! We encourage you to invite your church, home group, and friends to join you in fasting lies and feasting on truth and be transformed as a community.
We are offering 3 exciting Levels of participation this year:
The Level 1 (FREE) Package includes:
- Daily devotional email from Steve Backlund with a Scripture verse and short message
- Daily lie to fast and truth to feast on
- Activation prompt to ignite each daily truth
The Level 2 ($35) Package includes:
- All of the Level 1 Package
- The daily email in audio podcast form: Steve Backlund will read the daily message and share additional revelations on that day’s teaching
- Steve’s 5 Keys for Breakthrough video: steps for identifying lies and establishing truth long-term in your life
- PDF of Steve & Wendy’s book Igniting Faith in 40 Days, which inspired the Negativity Fast
- Audio Declarations from Steve & Wendy Backlund
- Abounding Hope & Joy Curriculum audio series (6 audio sessions with Steve and Wendy Backlund)
- Abounding Hope & Joy Conference, 2019 Audio
The Level 3 Beliefs Training ($180) Package includes:
- All of the Level 2 Package
- 3 x online Beliefs Training session with your expert trainer ( 2 x 45 minute & 1 x 30 minute session)
When you sign up for any of the levels, you will begin receiving a daily email starting February 26, 2020.
Youth Games Day:
When: Sunday, March 8th // 2:00pm-4:00pm
Where: Innocenti Park // 4 McPherson Dr. Beverly, MA
How: Just show up 🙂
Do you like to have fun? Are you a youth age 11+? If you answered yes, then you're invited to come join us for some games at Innocenti Park! Grayson and Victoria Allen will be leading the excitement in games like frisbee, basketball, and soccer!
Questions? Contact Gray Allen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dfying Normal (Discipleship in Our Everyday) Conference:
When: Friday, March 13 (doors open at 7pm) and Saturday, March 14 (9:30AM - 9:30PM - with a lunch break)
Where: Antioch Waltham // 17 Spruce St. Waltham, MA
How: register here
Cost: $25 per person (includes light snacks and refreshments Saturday morning)
How do you make a disciple? And what does world-changing discipleship look like? Join us as we dive deep with Jesus in worship and practical equipping to learn how to seek this out in every day life. This conference will be held at Antioch Waltham and is hosted by our Brighton young adult ministry. The conference is open to everyone (no childcare offered).
Friday (doors open at 7pm)
- Session 1 begins at 7:30pm
Saturday (doors open at 9:30am)
- Session 2 is from 10am - 12:30pm
- Session 3 is from 3 - 5pm
- Session 4 is from 7 - 9:30pm
Evangelistic Leadership in a Post Christian Context:
When: Saturday, March 14th // 10:00am-12:30pm
Where: Christ The Redeemer Anglican Church // 188 Elliot St. Danvers, MA 01923
How: register here
Want to learn how to better share your faith?
If your answer is "yes", then this event is for you!
One of the most confusing and scariest words to say and hear in any church is “evangelize”. We know it is something as followers of Jesus we are commanded to do however most models of evangelism passed down to us are often irrelevant, formulaic, and confusing, especially in New England. This event explores what it looks like to adopt an evangelistic way of life in a Post-Christian context like New England.
Canon Brian Bethke has effectively led Christian outreach work on college campuses and through the church in California and here in Massachusetts. He is Bishop Andrew’s appointed Canon for Leadership Development.
Antioch Men's Retreat 2020:
When: Friday, May 1st-Sunday, May 3rd
Where: Toah Nipi Retreat Center // 4 McPherson Dr. Beverly, MA
How: register here
We are heading up to Toah Nipi Retreat Center for a guys weekend! Join us for a weekend away to connect to God and others.
In order to significantly reduce the cost of our retreat, we will assist Toah Nipi with a few of their work projects Saturday morning!
Families! Summer planning is happening now, so save the dates for this year's family camps! Join us for a week of camp, at Toah Nipi Retreat Center, which includes daily worship, adult and children’s programs, prayer, deliciously cooked meals, God’s creation in nature, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, hiking, blueberry picking, basketball, rock climbing wall, ping pong, foosball, children’s playground, activities and games, family devotions, scripture teaching, campfires, and a Family Celebration Night.
Registration will open next week!
Family Camp Week 1: July 19 - 24
Family Camp Week 2: July 26 - 31
Join A Lifegroup!
Want to learn more about our Lifegroups? Or, looking to become a part of one of our current Lifegroups? Click HERE in order to visit the Lifegroups Page where you can find all of the information you need to get into contact with, and find out how to attend, any of our Lifegroups!
Join A D-Group!
Interested in getting involved in a discipleship group but not sure who to pair (or triple) up with? Don't fear, our lifegroup and discipleship group leader is here!
If you are interested in learning more about discipleship groups, or if you would like to begin participating in one, please e-mail Dan Hayner!
Personal Prophetic Appointments
When: Four slots available the first Sunday of each month: Two @ 9:00-9:15am and Two @ 9:15-9:30am (next opportunity: Sunday, March 3rd)
How: Sign up in the church lobby at the Welcome Table
We all hear from God in a variety of ways as individuals. However, it is also helpful to hear from God in community. Personal prophetic appointments are an opportunity to have a team of 2 or 3 people gifted in the prophetic hear from God on your behalf - for your encouragement, comfort, and strengthening.
Looking for ways to serve your community? Consider supporting growing families at Antioch Beverly. Families are sometimes in need of practical things like childcare, meals, errands, folding laundry, etc. Contact Hannah Mercier if you would like to be added to the email chain and notified of any practical needs in our midst.
Foster Care Information
Who are the waiting kids?
- Please visit the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) website to get more information about adoption and the kids that are waiting.
Attend an Information Session:
You are invited to attend an information session to learn more about Foster Care and Fostering to Adopt. DCF serves children of all ages from infants to adolescents, from every community, who need a home.
- You can be single, married, partnered, divorced; or widowed.
- You can rent or own a home.
- Time spent with you in a stable and secure environment gives a child a chance to heal
- The rewards of providing daily care, guidance and acceptance to a child are immeasurable
If you’ve ever thought about opening your home to a child in need, this is the perfect opportunity to talk with staff from the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and foster parents.
Visit: https://www.mass.gov/guides/upcoming-foster-careadoption-informational-meetings for a list of other information sessions, or to learn more about DCF https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-department-of-children-families
Becoming an adoptive or foster parent.
- See this video about becoming an adoptive or foster parent.
Apply to become a foster parent in Massachusetts!
- Visit this website to apply.
- After you’ve applied to become an adoptive or foster parent, the next step is to complete a Massachusetts Approach to Partnership in Parenting (MAPP) training course.
Questions? Please email Travis Shultz.
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