Nothing But Winners!
BCC Tennis Academy

Hi Everyone,

It was another great day on the courts for the BCC Tennis Academy kids and coaches! You could tell the kids are getting excited about our upcoming Summer Camp at Heritage Hall High School on June 14-17 from 9 am until Noon. Click on the images below to see lots of smiles from today! Continue reading “Nothing But Winners!
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BCC Cheetahs Team Tennis
Game, Set, and Match!

Hi Everyone,

For the first time ever the BCC Tennis Academy fielded a team for the USTA Team Tennis 10 and Under League. The BCC Cheetahs trained hard and competed in each and every match. They wrapped up their Spring season with a big win over Oak Tree Country Club winning 26-22! It has been an incredible experience for all of our kids. I want to thank Brad Lund, our Head Coach, along with Steve Porter and Asiah Hardwick for all of their work with the kids this Spring. I also want to thank the parents who made sure the kids made it to practice each Saturday and to the matches on Sunday afternoons. Daniel Newton and Javier Vasquez were our Captains and they did such a good job of leading the team. Kadence Williams, Lloyd Washington, Macy Hays, and Kellen Hays were also members of the Cheetahs. Each of our kids improved tremendously throughout the Spring season! The Cheetahs have already signed-up to play in the USTA 10 and Under Summer Team Tennis League. You should come out and cheer them on! Continue reading “BCC Cheetahs Team Tennis
Game, Set, and Match!”

Cinco de Mayo 2017
Celebrando con nuestros vecinos!

Hi Everyone,

I want to thank Pastor Herman, Pastor Irvin, and an army of volunteers who worked so hard I know they fell in bed Friday night, totally exhausted, but overflowing with joy! Our Cinco de Mayo celebration with Britton Elementary School was so much fun and gave us so many opportunities to meet our neighbors and welcome them to BCC. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I hope you will click “read more” and enjoy some of the pictures from our time together. Continue reading “Cinco de Mayo 2017
Celebrando con nuestros vecinos!”

BCC Tennis Academy
Summer Tennis Camp is Coming June 14-17

The BCC Tennis Academy is in it’s sixth year. It’s hard to wrap our minds around the incredible blessings we’ve experienced during the past six years. God has blessed us with phenomenal coaches, hard working players of all ages, and new kids that are joining us all the time. Continue reading “BCC Tennis Academy
Summer Tennis Camp is Coming June 14-17”

The King’s Klinic
Caring For Our Community

If you missed the Christmas Concert Sunday night then you missed a wonderful introduction to one of the most influential and important ministries in our community, the King’s Klinic. Twenty-one years ago a group of doctors, nurses, and concerned lay people from our church came together to provide care for those in our community who couldn’t afford it. Twenty-one years later the ministry has grown to the point where they now see over 4,000 people each year. Today, we now have dentists and oral surgeons who have joined the team in providing dental care for the people of our community. What is truly amazing about this ministry is this; every doctor, nurse, dentist, surgeon, and office staff member is a volunteer. That means every dollar that is donated goes directly to providing care, testing, and prescriptions for those in need. When have you ever heard of that?! We showed a short video on Sunday night highlighting the important work taking place at the King’s Klinic. I hope you will watch it, share it with your friends, and then support their work.

I Prayed For Donald Trump This Morning.
How About You?

Good Morning Everyone,

Well, the campaigning is over. The rhetoric has come to a screeching halt. The political ads have been shelved for another day. My email “inbox” was empty of political emails this morning. (Thank you Lord!!) The votes have been counted and President-elect Trump has now been chosen to lead our nation for the next four years.

Half of our nation is horrified and half is hopeful that our new President-elect will bring about change. I prayed for friends of mine on both sides of the emotional Richter Scale. Before I prayed for my friends I prayed for our newly elected President. I prayed that four years from now we will be able to say that Donald Trump will be the best President that we’ve had in our lifetime. I prayed that the Lord will grip Donald Trump’s heart like no other President we’ve ever had. I prayed that President-elect Trump will seek God’s counsel over the counsel of people. I prayed that the Lord will lead him to prayerfully make the important decisions that will need to be made in the future. I prayed that President-elect Trump will know beyond a shadow of doubt that his sufficiency and provision is not in himself, nor in the vote of the people of the United States of America, but in Christ alone. I also prayed that the Lord will bless his wife, Malania, and their children so they might thrive as a family in the White House.

I also prayed for the people of our nation. I prayed that we, as Americans, will rally around our newly elected President and support him with our prayers. I prayed that we will open our arms and hearts to embrace him as he prepares to lead our nation. I prayed that those who didn’t vote for him will hold their tongues and bow their knees. I prayed Ephesians 4:29 for those who have been so passionately opposed to the thought of Donald Trump being our President.

29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. (Ephesians 4:29 NIV)

I know that for those in our society who have no regard for what the Bible teaches, all that I have shared is utter nonsense. Those who claim no allegiance to Jesus, and supported Trump, will gloat over their victory and use every means to rub it in the face of those who did not support him. Those who claim no allegiance to Jesus, and supported Hillary Clinton, will continue to say all kinds of stuff to try and undermine President-elect Trump even before he begins his term in office. But, for those of us who are followers of Jesus, this cannot be our path, this cannot be our plan of action from this day forward. We must recognize that our governmental leaders are “placed” in their positions of power by God and it is our responsibility to pray for them. (Romans 13:1; 1 Timothy 2:1-3; 1 Peter 2:13-17) We must recognize that our newly elected President, and his family, desperately need our prayers and therefore we must begin to pray for them even now. We must recognize that we, as followers of Jesus, are not first and foremost Democrats or Republicans, but we are followers of Jesus–called to be a blessing to our leaders and our nation.

I went to bed last night before the final votes were ever counted because I knew that when I got up today God would still be God no matter who won the election. I slept like a baby because I know that Jesus is Lord over every nation, over every elected official. I went to bed knowing that when I woke up and learned the final tally of the voting that I would be committed to praying for whoever my new President would be. I hope you will join me in praying for our President regardless of who you voted for in yesterday’s election.

In His Steps,
Mike

BCC Tennis Academy Summer Camp ’16
Highlight Reel!

Hi Everyone,

The BCC Tennis Academy is a year round opportunity for kids, but during the summer we pull out all of the stops for one week at Summer Camp! Thank you Miguel Garcia and the United States Tennis Association for providing support for us to begin BCC READS, our outreach to Hispanic youth from Britton Elementary School. We want to thank Steve Sturges and his video wizards at Visual Image Marketing and Branding for putting together such a great video. We also want to thank Heritage Hall High School for allowing us to use their beautiful tennis facility during camp. Most of all, the kids of the BCC Tennis Academy want to thank Jessica Reineke, Steve Porter, Brad Lund, and Rob Braver for your love, constant support, and undying belief in all of us! Make sure you click the full screen icon in the lower right corner to be overwhelmed by the smiling faces and beautiful story that took place this summer.

 

Knowing God (1 Samuel 3:1-10)

INTRO

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(PRAY before starting)

Now the boy Samuel ministered to the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no widespread revelation.2 And it came to pass at that time, while Eli was lying down in his place, and when his eyes had begun to grow so dim that he could not see,3 and before the lamp of God went out in the tabernacle of the Lord where the ark of God was, and while Samuel was lying down, 4 that the Lord called Samuel. And he answered, “Here I am!” 5 So he ran to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Continue reading “Knowing God (1 Samuel 3:1-10)”

Tennis Camp ’16
It’s a Hit!

IMG_2734It was a week that was more than amazing! The BCC Tennis Academy Summer Camp is now over, but the fun has only begun. We’ll be hitting the courts throughout the year teaching kids to “Love God. Make Friends. Play Tennis!” I took over 1000 pictures during the week, but I’ve pulled 40 for you to enjoy. Click “read more” to see our beautiful kids in action! Continue reading “Tennis Camp ’16
It’s a Hit!”