This Week's Need to Know

This Week's Need to Know

THIS WEEK’S TEXT:  “Praying with Patient Perseverance”   Romans 12:12 Taught by: Pastor Tim Boger

This Week’s Text/info for the three Sunday Schools: 

Basics: New Identity, New Hope   Romans 8
Taught by:  Pastor Aaron Batdorf (Classroom 1)

Women Praying Together – This will be a special time of discussing prayer and lifting each other up before the Lord in prayer together. Mothers of infants and toddlers are welcome to bring them to class.
Taught by:  Brianna Batdorf (Classroom 2)

Mission: Motives for Missions, Part 4   3 John 5-8
Taught by:  Eugene Beyer  (Classroom 3)


In this episode, Pastors Aaron and Stuart, and Robbie sit down to discuss what ministry looks like in some of the younger age groups. How can someone outside of those age groups minister to younger generations? Listen in to some of our thoughts! Available on YouTube and wherever you get your podcasts

Every other Wednesday evening the Elders meet for several hours to pray for the body and seek wisdom as they strive to lead and shepherd the body at Big Woods according to the Word of God.  Last evening some of the pressing needs and prayer points that they are asking for you to pray alongside them can be found here.

Our Easter Egg Hunt will be held this Saturday April 2, at 10:00 a.m. here at Big Woods. We are looking for Volunteers to help the day of the event.  If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up by clicking on this link.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Cierra Fry at or Jill Sims at

We will spend time at the April 6 Prayer Gathering for a time of Corporate Family Gathering.  We will be blessed with a time of prayer, dialogue, and a few ministry updates on our first quarter.

There will be no Sunday School classes on April 10 and 17.  However, on Sunday, April 10 the Elders are asking for your help immediately following the worship service, to listen and learn about how they can better equip and serve the body. This will be a brief time to sit with an elder and share your thoughts regarding some key questions. How is the church equipping you to use your spiritual gift? How is your family growing spiritually? What ministries and opportunities have been effective for your growth? How can we better equip you in your specific area of ministry in the local church? In your home? Marriage? Family? Workplace? Please plan to make this time a priority as we seek to grow together as a faithful church.  

Join us for breakfast Easter morning at 8:00 a.m. in the church’s Multi-Purpose Room. Breakfast casseroles and yogurt parfaits will be provided; however, we are looking for some additional food items.  If you are interested in contributing, please click here to sign up.  If you plan on attending, please click here

Three new Sunday School classes will be offered starting Sunday, April 24.  Please sign up for the Sunday School class you wish to attend by clicking here.  Please be praying for the leaders as they prepare for these classes.

1)      Women's Class: Aging Well (this will be taught by several ladies)
2)      Caring for One Another: 8 Ways to Create Meaningful Relationships taught by Aaron Batdorf
3)      Young Married Couples (Married 5 years or less): taught by Matt and Angelyn Trumbull 

Middle School and High School students are invited out to our youth group all-night from 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8 until 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 9. We are heading out for bowling, laser tag, a trampoline park and more! The cost for students is $20, and a permission form from BWBC and an online wavier from Kaos Fun Zone MUST be completed. Finally, bring friends! This is one of our events intended for friends to come, especially those who would normally never step foot in a church. If you have any questions, contact Pastor Stuart at

Please join us as we gather for a time of fellowship and prayer on Saturday, April 9 at 9:00 a.m. here at the church.

Secret Church is an international simulcast done every year by David Platt and his organization, Radical. Navigate and New Life students have been invited out in past years, but this time we are opening it up to the entire church! Come out on Friday, April 29 from approximately 7:00 p.m. until midnight. This year’s series is going to be incredible, as we are tackling the subject of “Who Am I? What does the Bible say about… Sexuality and Gender, Race, Genomics, Abortion, Infertility, Artificial Intelligence, Justice, and the Metaverse”? There is no cost.

Did you know you have access to RightNow Media through Big Woods Bible Church?  RightNow Media is like Netflix for Bible Studies.  There is a wealth of great studies available to you online or by streaming on your phone, tablet or even media devices like Roku.  There are also programs safe for your kids that will reinforce the Biblical values you teach them.  Not sure how to access?  No problem!  Send an email to Holly Beaver at and she will help you get connected.