Advent 2016 Sermon Series

December 4th: Our Gifts, Matthew 2:9-12

December 11th: Following the Star; How He Leads You Along the Journey of Life, Matthew 2:1-8

December 18th: Pondering God’s Involvement In Your Life, Luke 2:15-20

December 24th: Do We Have Room For Jesus? Luke 2:1-7

January 1st: Guest Preacher, Dave Chambers

Fall 2016 Sermon Series

October 2nd: Homecoming Sunday

October 9th: Responding to the Ups and Downs of Life, James 1:1-4, 19-22

October 16th: Wisdom for All of Life’s Decisions, James 1:5-8, 22-24

October 23rd: That’s One Thing You Can’t Talk Enough About, Sin; James 2:1-13

October 30th: What Is Our Life Producing, James 2:14-25

November 6th: So, Where Do We Go From Here? James 4:13-17, Daniel 2:19-23

November 13th: He Has All of Your Life In His Hand, Ecclesiastes 3:11-22

November 20th: The Blessings of the Cross, Philippians 2:5-11

November 27th: The One Who Came, Matthew 1:23

Operation Christmas Child Drop-off 2016

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Christmas is almost here, and it’s time to drop off your boxes for Operation Christmas Child! Samaritan’s Purse. In conjunction with churches around the world, they work through local churches and organizations to collect shoe boxes full of goodies. They help disadvantaged children receive gifts and remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Find out more at the Samaritan’s Purse Website.

Drop-off dates and times:

Monday, Nov 14: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov 15: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov 16: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov 17: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Friday, Nov 18: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov 19: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sunday, Nov 20: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, Nov 21: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

To download and print your shoebox labels, or to track your package to its destination, click here:

AWANA Registration 2016 – 2017 School Year

Register now for the Fall 2016 session. After filling out the form, payment can be made by bringing a check to the next club meeting or contact Matt Chambers at for financial assistance availability. This form works best in Google Chrome (you may experience submission errors with date fields in other browsers).

Fall Session: September 14th – November 16th, 2016
Spring Session: March – May 2017 (dates TBD)

Parent/Guardian Name(s):


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Family Church:

School Child/Children attends:

Emergency Contact during Club Time (other than parent):

First Child:
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AWANA Experience:

Second Child:
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Third Child:
Birth Date MM/DD/YYYY
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Fourth Child:
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Terms and Conditions:

1) I understand that my child/children may participate in physical activities such as those held during game time. As with any physical activity, there is risk of injury. I fully accept this risk, and hold harmless from any legal liability, Leesville Baptist Church and any persons involved in the Awana Club ministry. Select:

2) In the event of an emergency that requires medical treatment for the above-named child/children, I understand every effort will be made to contact me or my emergency contact. However, if I/we cannot be reached, I give my permission to Awana volunteers to secure the services of a licensed medical professional to provide the care necessary for my child’s well being. I assume responsibility for all costs connected to any accident or treatment of my child. Select:

3) I grant permission for photos of my child to be taken for promotional purposes/slideshow for special occasions. Select:

4) I grant permission for my child’s club leader or program director to periodically contact me or my child by mail, email, or phone. If a home visit is desired, my permission will be requested beforehand. Select:

I have read and agree to the terms stated above.

I would like to learn more about the ministries of Leesville Baptist Church:


Summer Sermons, Series 2: Rebuilding Broken Walls and Lives

52 days.  That’s all it took for the nation of Israel, under the guidance of Nehemiah, to rebuild the walls that were once burnt out and decimated rubble.  We have been in the book of Nehemiah for the last ten weeks, with three more weeks to go in September.  Let me ask us all a question: how has the book changed you?  Have you and I taken time to consider that the same God that helped fuel a 52-day-rebuild is the same God that wants to work in your life, your place of business, your marriage, your outreach, your parenting, and your finances?  What about in the life of the church? How has walking through this great and powerful ancient text given us insight into the decisions we need to make for outreach and to provide for our community?

During the next 52 days in the life of our church, our Awana ministry will start a new fall session and we will have our annual Fall Festival in October; both of these are amazing ministries of outreach, discipleship and fellowship.  My second question to us all is, what can God do inside not only those programs, but other outreach and service projects over the next 52 days as well?   Remember, Nehemiah took three months of prayer before he went before his boss. We are coming to the end of our 3 months of prayer as we approach our October conference, asking God to direct and lead this church in his direction – not ours – with everything that He has given us.

In light of the fact that everything we have comes from God, I would like to share a need that has come to my attention this week through our Leesville Elementary School Back Pack Buddies.  In talking with the program director, her heart’s desire is to have an emergency fund of $1000.00 dollars on hand to help families when unexpected disaster strikes.  Last year a student and her family lost all of their belongings in an apartment fire. While our church helped out in various ways, which they were thankful for, if we contributed to this emergency fund it would be a step of faith closer to the Lord.  Currently there are (26) children, but more will be added as Kindergarten classes start the week after Labor Day. More children in need, who can be fed through the contributions of Leesville Baptist and other churches in the area. What an amazing opportunity to step up and provide not only food, but extra funds, and yes – maybe even clothes, shoes and jackets as the weather turns cold.Please be in prayer for our church in the days of ahead.


Matt Chambers, Pastor, Leesville Baptist Church

This Sermon Series: “Rebuilding Broken Walls and Lives”

August 28th: Our Confession, Nehemiah 9 (Part 1)

September 4th: Our Restorer, Nehemiah 9 (Part 2)

September 11th: Our Dedication, Nehemiah 12:27-30

September 18th: Our Offerings, Nehemiah 13:9-14