Together to Multiply!

National Friends Church Multiplication Conference

August 1-3, 2018

A gathering of evangelically-minded Friends leaders, students, and others who have a heart for church planting and who want to be faithful to do our part to fulfill the Great Commission through the Friends Church.

WHY: The needs around us have never been greater, both in our wider society and among Friends.  From coast-to-coast, more and more men and women are praying that the Lord would pour out His Spirit in such a way that it gives birth to a church multiplication movement, not seen among Friends in this country since the late 19th century. This conference is a part of that vision – to bring together evangelically-minded Friends to be inspired, to learn, to encourage one another, to pray, and to continue to move toward that missional goal!  God hasn’t asked us to win the whole world to Christ by ourselves, but He has entrusted to us a slice of the gospel pie.  We want to be faithful to do our part to fulfill the Great Commission and contribute to a multiplication movement!

WHAT: The NFCMC will feature inspirational messages, “best practice” workshops, and time for fellowship and synergistic networking with other forward-looking Friends from around the country.  Recognizing that it takes all kinds of churches to reach all kinds of people, a number of different methods and approaches will be discussed.  This conference will be informative, stirring, and help us refocus on God’s call with a “gates of hell shall not prevail against it” passion.  Christ is in the process of building His Church.  With God’s help, we need to prayerfully consider how we might shed a maintenance-mentality and stir up a strategic church multiplication movement.

WHO WILL BE SPEAKING: Dave Ferguson – Lead Pastor of COMMUNITY Christian Church in Naperville, IL. Dave loves helping people find their way back to God and starting new churches. Dave also provides visionary leadership for NewThing, an international church-planting mission. He is President of the Exponential Conference, equipping church planting leaders around the world. He is the author of The BIG IDEA (2007), Exponential (2010), On The Verge (2011), Discover Your Mission Now (2013) and Finding Your Way Back To God (2014). Dave will come with a special message for Friends you won’t want to miss!

WHO SHOULD COME: Many people will find this conference stirring and relevant, including: those who are interested in church planting, have started a new church, plan to start a new church, or would like to find out more about the possibility of starting a new church. Pastors of potential mother churches, those with an apostolic vision to start a number of churches, or those who see themselves in a supportive role to start new churches will each have their minds and hearts stretched and encouraged!  Outreach or “home missions” committee members, small group leaders, and many others will find great benefit from this dynamic experience! Students and young adults who have a vision to make a difference in the world for Christ are especially urged to attend.  This conference will provide a strategic mix of younger and older leaders.

JOIN THE STORY! This conference is an extension of the growing events held in 2013, 2014 and 2016.  Although planners anticipated originally that only 30-40 might attend the first gathering (which would have been a great start), the first conference brought together 100 Friends who affirmed a commitment to support and encourage a church multiplication movement!  Follow-up conferences were demanded by popular request, including this one.  These grass-roots efforts have given birth to a National Friends Prayer Network with a regular newsletter, a website (www.FriendsMultiply.com), an inspirational quarterly “Catalyst Conversation” video conference, and a leadership team of Friends from around the country: Multiplication Catalyst Ministries.    God’s heart is for the world.  Church multiplication is part of His mission.  We sense His leading and want to join Him in this story that He is writing.  But we are still in the toddler stage of development.  We need God’s help, and yours.  We are praying and anticipating that the 2018 NFCMC will help us take those next steps forward together to make a difference in this country and world for Christ!

WHERE: The campus of Barclay College, Haviland, Kansas.

2018 COSTS AND REGISTRATION DEADLINES: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Registration Fee (includes meals, materials, conference expenses, etc.):

By June 1 – only $85/person
By July 1 – 105/person
By July 29 – $135/person
By August 1 – $160/person

Lodging on Campus (based on double occupancy for two nights): $40/person

Total Costs (for those who stay on campus):
By June 1 – only $125/person
By July 1 – $145/person
By July 29 – $175/person
By August 1 – $200/person

Special Student Rate (for Portland Seminary, Azusa Pacific Seminary, and Barclay College students) – $95/person (includes both registration fees and lodging).

Pre- or Post-Conference Fees: For those who would like to arrive early or stay late, the cost is an additional $30/person per day to cover the costs of food and lodging.

QUESTIONS? Contact:
Jim Le Shana, NFCMC Planning Team, 607 N. Kingman, Haviland, KS, 67059.
Work – 620-862-5252
Cell – 714-337-7596

Graduation Weekend Guide 2018

Schedule

Friday – May 4

  • 4:00 PM – Senior graduation walk through at Ross–Elliss Auditorium. It is vital that you attend the rehearsal.
  • 7:00 PM – Welcome Back Dinner for celebrating classes (Ross–Ellis Building)
  • 7:00 PM – Graduate School Reception – for all MA graduates and spouses (no children, please).  (Location: Origins – A Divine Coffeehouse). We have reserved the whole coffeehouse for a special time of fellowship, sharing together, and celebration!  Several of the top Capstone Projects will be presented. All beverages and desserts are complimentary

Saturday – May 5

  • 8:00 AM – Steve Teter Memorial Golf Tournament registration (8:30 AM shotgun start) – To sign–up or for more information contact Larry Lewis at larry.lewis@barclaycollege.edu.
  • 10:30 AM – Brunch (College Cafeteria).  For those graduate students and families who are interested (and not playing in the golf tournament), we will try to sit at tables together toward the back of the room.
  • 3:00  PM – Dedication of  Ross–Ellis Center for Arts and Ministry.
  • 6:00 PM – Alumni Banquet (Hockett Auditorium).  New graduates are part of the Alumni Association of Barclay College. Your ticket is paid for and you are allowed to purchase two tickets for guests to attend the banquet. Tickets are $20.00 ea.  A dessert reception to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of BC will be held afterward in the Cafeteria.  Contact Ryan Haase at ryan.haase@barclaycollege.edu ASAP if you are not yet pre–registered!!

Sunday – May 6

  • 10:00 AM – Baccalaureate Service at Ross Ellis Auditorium.
  • 3:00 PM – Commencement at Ross–Ellis Auditorium.
  • 5:00 PM – Graduation Reception in Ross-Ellis Center

Lodging

Lodging can be a problem if you are not familiar with the Haviland area or if you wait until the last minute to make reservations. It is not unusual to have over 300 people attending the Alumni Banquet on Saturday night. Many people make reservations for graduation weekend in January and February. The greatest selection of motels are in Pratt, KS which is 20 miles to the east of Haviland on U.S. highway 54/400. There are also options in Greensburg, KS.

Food

The Barclay College cafeteria serves excellent meals, is reasonably priced, and is well known in the area for its excellence. Many people from the area drive to Haviland to eat the Sunday noon meal in our cafeteria. Below, you will also find a list of links for restaurants in Haviland and other nearby towns.

P.S. Let Us Host You!

If you are traveling through Kansas and would like to spend a day or two at Barclay College, please let us host you. We have apartments on campus for alumni and friends of the college. We would count it a privilege to have you on campus. If you visit during the school year, we would invite you to eat in the cafeteria as our guests, enjoy a chapel, visit a class, visit your friends and faculty on campus, and simply relax. If you every want to stay on campus just contact our friend Mr. Ryan Haase.

If you are looking for a location for a personal retreat we would be glad to accommodate you here for that occasion. You would be welcome to use our library resources, schedule appointments with faculty and administration, or create space for your own quiet reflection and renewal.

Sorry, we cannot accommodate anyone during graduation weekend.

 

Order a ticket to reserve a seat! You can arrive at the show without a ticket, but if the event sells out, you will not be guaranteed a seat without a ticket. Online ticket sales will close 1 hour before the show.

Ross-Ellis Center, Haviland, Kansas

April 20th, 2018
Begin: 7:00 PM
End: 9:00 PM
Admission: 6:00 PM

April 21th, 2018
Begin: 7:00 PM
End: 9:00 PM
Admission: 6:00 PM

April 22nd, 2018
Begin: 3:00 PM
End: 5:00 PM
Admission: 2:00 PM

General Admission

General admission seating. Seat choice is first come, first served. In the event of a sold-out show, these tickets may be released and given to others 10 minutes before show time if you have not arrived and checked in at the front door.

Handicap Seating

Reserve a space for a wheelchair/mobility scooter. In the event of a sold-out show, these tickets may be released and given to others 10 minutes before show time if you have not arrived and checked in at the front door.


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is presented by arrangement with The Musical Company, LP, 214 Sullivan Street, Ste. 4, New York, NY, 10012-1354. www.themusicalcompany.com Phone: (212) 598-2204. Email: info@themusicalcompany.com

Barclay College is seeking comments from the public about the college in preparation for its comprehensive evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The college will host a visit on April 22 – 25, 2018, from a team of peer reviewers representing the Higher Learning Commission. The team will review the institution’s ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation. Barclay College holds old status with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Comments must be in writing and must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs.

Submit comments to HLC at hlcommission.org/comment or mail them to the address below. All comments must be received by March 26, 2018.

Public Comment on Barclay College

Higher Learning Commission

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500

Chicago, IL 60604-1411

Buy A Brick For Christmas

Are there times when you don’t know what to get a loved one for Christmas? A gift they will remember and be honored by for years to come is a “brick paver.” This picture represents the variety of bricks that have already been engraved. Bricks that honor loved ones, a family, a son or daughter, a grandchild, a business, and a college class. This is a gift that will always be treasured by you and your loved ones. Wishing you God’s richest blessing as you embrace the miracle and wonder of Christmas!

Buy a Fine Arts Seat for Christmas

Are there times when you don’t know what to get a loved one for Christmas?
A gift they will remember and be honored by for years to come is a Fine Arts Seat.
This picture represents the type of seat that will be in the fine arts auditorium. Seats can be named in honor of loved ones, a family, a son or daughter, a grandchild, a business or a college class. This is a gift that will always be treasured by you and your loved ones. Wishing you God’s richest blessing as you embrace the miracle and wonder of Christmas!

You Are invited to the Fall Colloquium!

November 14, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Broadhurst Student Center
Barclay College, Haviland, KS

Featured Speaker: Jim Le Shana, Ph.D.
Theme: “A New View of Historic Quakerism:
Friends in Colonial North Carolina”

Dr. Le Shana will present a paper based on his doctoral research and a recent presentation in North Carolina YM, followed by a brief Q/A time and a reception.
Serving as the VP of Academics Services and Director of the School of Graduate Studies at BC since 2012, Dr. Le Shana is an historian who is optimistic about the future of the Friends Church. He loves the Church and its leaders, serving previously as a Friends pastor for 30 years. He received a BA from George Fox University and earned four graduate degrees: a MA in Theology and Marriage and Family Counseling from Fuller Theological Seminary; a MDiv from Azusa Pacific University; and a MA and PhD in History from the University of California, Riverside.
Sponsored by the Academic Services of Barclay College, the BC Colloquium is offered once each in the Fall and the Spring semesters to promote research and scholarship among the faculty along with the sharing of academic insights to enhance the learning environment for the entire Barclay College community.

COST: This event is free and open to the public.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Barclay College Welcome Center at 620-862-5252 or send an email to mark.miller@barclaycollege.edu.

John Archdale, Governor, North Carolina, 1695-96

* An “academic meeting at which specialists deliver addresses on a topic or on related topics and then answer questions relating to them”; from the Latin, colloqui, “to converse.” (Merriam-Webster 2016)

There is no better way to experience life at Barclay College than by visiting campus. That is why we would like to invite you to our fall preview event, Discover BC, November 2nd and 3rd. Come and stay in the dorms, visit classes, tour campus, and catch a glimpse of what Barclay College is all about!

At Barclay College we are committed to providing you a Christ-centered education that will prepare you vocationally and spiritually to follow God’s calling on your life. All dorm students automatically receive our FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIP to help them attend a private Christian College and graduate with little to no debt.

This FREE event is open to all high school and transfer students and their parents. We will gladly provide meals at no charge to everyone that comes.

A schedule of the event and more details can be found below. You can register for Discover BC right here. Please join us for this special event November 2nd and 3rd. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!

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Discover BC 2017
Fall Preview Event

Thursday, November 2nd

7:00-9:00pm Registration

9:00pm Event Orientation

Friday, November 3rd

8:00am Breakfast

8:45am Campus Tour, Financial Aid/Admissions

10:00am Class Options

11:00am Class Options

12:00pm Lunch

1:30pm Faculty Meet and Greet

5:30pm Dinner

7:00pm BC Men’s Basketball vs. Grace University

Housing: Students will be assigned to dorm rooms for Thursday evening. If needed, housing can be provided Friday night as well (no charge). Limited housing options are available for parents. Please contact the Admissions Department for more details.

Meals: All meals on Friday are offered at no cost.

Contact Information:

1-800-862-0226

admissions@barclaycollege.edu

The Red Cross Blood Drive has been cancelled.

Barclay College is teaming up with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 to sponsor a life-saving blood drive from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM in Hockett Auditorium. Due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, many blood drives were canceled so the need is greater than before.

Walk-in donors are welcome,  but it would be best if you scheduled an appointment. You can sign-up online at www.redcrossblood.org, or simply respond to this email with what time you would like to donate. Scheduling an appointment will help to expedite your donation process.  You can schedule your appointment for a 15 minute block between 10am and 3pm.

Hello friends, we have sold 187 seats for the Ross-Ellis Center that is on track to be completed by the 2018 Spring semester. There are 393 chairs still available if you would like to buy a chair and have it engraved.

Buy A Chair

Friday, May 5

  • 4:00-5:00 p.m. – Graduation Rehearsal (for all undergraduates and for any graduate students who are able to attend – in Hockett Auditorium)
  • 5:45-6:45 p.m. – Dinner on your own (in the Barclay College cafeteria, the Bear’s Den, or wherever you would like to eat)
  • 7:00 p.m. – Welcome Back Dinner for celebrating classes (Haviland Friends Church)
  • 7:00 p.m. – Graduate School Reception – for all MA graduates and spouses (no children, please).  (Location: Origins – A Divine Coffeehouse).  We have reserved the whole coffeehouse for a special time of fellowship, sharing together, and celebration!  Several of the top Capstone Projects will be presented.           All beverages and desserts are complimentary.
  • 9:00 p.m. – Class Parties – A party for each celebrating class held in private homes.

Saturday, May 6

  • 8:00 a.m. – Steve Teter Memorial Golf Tournament registration (8:30 a.m. shotgun start) – To sign-up or for more information contact Larry Lewis at larry.lewis@barclaycollege.edu.
  • 10:30 a.m. – Brunch (College Cafeteria).  For those graduate students and families who are interested (and not playing in the golf tournament), we will try to sit at tables together toward the back of the room.
  • 12 noon – 2:00 p.m. – Open house at the Ross-Ellis Center for Arts and Ministry (now under construction).
  • 1:00 p.m. – Symphony of Choirs.  This alumni choir concert will be at Haviland Friends Church.
  • 6:00 p.m. – Alumni Banquet (Hockett Auditorium).  New graduates are part of the Alumni Association of Barclay College. Your ticket is paid for and you are allowed to purchase two tickets for two guests to attend the banquet. Tickets are $20.00 ea.  A dessert reception to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of BC will be held afterward in the Cafeteria.  Contact Ryan Haase at ryan.haase@barclaycollege.edu ASAP if you are not yet pre-registered!!

Sunday, May 7 Graduation!!

  • 10:00 a.m. – All undergraduates meet in the Broadhurst Student Center with their regalia to prepare for the processional to Hockett Auditorium.  All graduate students meet in Jackson Hall.
  • 10:30 a.m. – Baccalaureate Service
  • 12:00 noon – Lunch on your own. The college cafeteria is a great place to eat and very reasonably priced.
  • 2:30 p.m. – Again, undergraduates meet in the Broadhurst Student Center with their regalia to prepare for the processional to Hockett Auditorium. All graduate students meet in Jackson Hall.  Graduate students will have a photo taken at this time.
  • 3:00 p.m. – Commencement
  • 5:00 p.m. – Reception for all graduates in the college cafeteria.  Please head DIRECTLY to that building after the Commencement ceremony.  Your family and friends should meet you there.