Welcome to TOFs
From Mr. Kaufmann, Missionary to Zambia:
As I look back through my past, there have been minor and major choices that caused me to move ahead or to get mired down and go backward. I remember when the Lord called me to surrender my life to His will to go into the ministry. I was a recent college graduate with a lucrative teaching position in one of the most desirable school districts and geographic locations in the United States. I loved my teaching positions in the high school and nearby state college.
On that Sunday night in November of 1966, through the faithful preaching of my pastor, I had to choose to either follow my plans or to follow God's will for my life. It was a major choice because I already had a wife and son. Many well-intending friends and relatives suggested that we just stay right where we were and serve the Lord in our comfort zone. When we loaded up all of our worldly possessions in that old Dodge van and headed off for Bible college, we had no job and no place to live. We had only the assurance that our decision was God's will for our lives. I cannot imagine where I would be today had I not surrendered my will to my loving Lord. The path the Lord calls you to may not be easy, but down the road you will look back and say, "I'm so glad I chose this path."
The story is told of a missionary society that contacted the missionary David Livingstone, who was serving in the heart of Africa. They wrote, "Dear Dr. Livingstone, Have you found a good road to where you are? If so, then we want to know how to send other men to join you." Dr. Livingstone replied, "If you have men who will come only if they know there is a good and easy road to follow, I don't want them. I want men who will come even if there is no road at all:'
It seems we often choose the road that looks good and is easy for us to tread. The Lord calls, and sometimes His directions are diametrically opposed to our plans. Today the Christian ranks of men are often filled with weak-willed men who faint and fail to follow the Lord's directions. Men are needed who will blaze a trail while following our Guide.
(p4-5 ‘Shew Thyself a Man’ Eldon Martens. Striving Together Publications 2011. ISBN 978-1-59894-162-3)
Friday 16th & 23rd March
TOFs @ Church
7:45pm - 9:30pm
Saturday 17th March
Sunday School Outing
See Park, Grafton
Friday 30th March
Good Friday- No TOFs
Prayer Meeting- Wednesday @ 7pm
Sunday School- 9am Every Sunday of the school term.
Let us know if you need a lift to any of our meetings!
See your Sunday School teacher
Who: High School Age
When: Friday 7:45-9:30pm
Where: Coffs Harbour Bible Church
26 HiTech Drive, Toormina
We've been doing youth group games for over 20 years, so we've got a stack of them and we're constantly adding new ones too!
We've got sports like dodge-ball and basketball.
We've got classic games like fresh and stale and swat.
And then we've got some of our own... Hodge Podge, Feral Farm and two-way 5-pin.
If there was a Uni degree for Gamesology our leaders would be PhD's.
Let's be straight- this is why we're here. God gave His Word to young people as well as to... mature people. In it God tells us how to be eternally saved from the punishment of sin, how to have a real relationship with Him. The Bible sheds light on every area of a young person's life and it's as relevant today as it's always been.
Though we open God's Word every week, not every week is the same. We have regular preaching sessions, group Bible studies and Q&A sessions
Ever felt lonely? That people don't understand you? Or maybe that they don't care? This is a youth group. Only youth (12-18 years) and youth leaders allowed.
TOFs is a youth group with people your age, but it's more than that.
Jesus showed us real love, but He also told Christians to show that same love.
TOFs isn't just a youth group, it's a Christian youth group, where you can see and experience true Christian fellowship in action.