Here are some highlights from our annual Bikes, Blues and BBQ fundraiser and outreach, as we support the ministry of Second Mile Ministries. Grateful for the many who put the Gospel on display through word and deed.
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Bikes, Blues & BBQ 2015 was a huge success, as we served both bikers and patrons, providing parking, passing out waters, sharing the Gospel and raising ministry dollars for Second Mile Ministries. This is SMM largest fundraiser, which helps support their weekly ministry to the community in meeting very practical felt needs. Thanks to all who served!!
Here is a response via email from one of the bikers we were able to connect with during the weekend of outreach, for Bikes, Blues and BBQ:
“Thank you for your willingness to serve both the Lord and the bikers who you had an opportunity to meet and fellowship with during the rally. Its good to see fellow believers who are not afraid to open themselves up to meet and serve without fear, such a diverse crowd, in the Name of our Lord and meet a need in these trying times. May the Lord Bless you and your Church for opening up yourselves and your lives to meet a need in a very questionable and possibly intimidating atmosphere.”
Here are some shots from our outreach to bikers during Bikes, Blues & BBQ. Over the course of two nights we served free food and water to approximately 300 bikers. Thanks to all who helped display, demonstrate and declare the Gospel to these folks from around the country and made this outreach event a great success!
What sounds like the continuous sound of thunder in Fayetteville for four days is actually millions of bikes rolling into town for our annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ. This is the 10 year anniversary of the event and the third year that UBC has engaged in outreach to the bikers.
This year, as in years past, we offered free biker parking in our lots. We also expanded our cookouts to both Thursday and Friday nights this year. Donnie Baker provided the grill and his grilling expertise, and we served approximately 250 bikers. Other areas of outreach included free Wi-Fi access and a cafe setup in our Student Activity Building at night. We are grateful for all the volunteers from UBC and Sigma Phi Lambda Sorority for helping to make this a huge success!
One of the neat opportunities in which we have partnered in each year is having a Christian Bikers Association, led by ‘Rude Dog,’ set up their ministry next to ours. Rudy and his team of bikers have been able to connect at an even deeper level with the bikers who pass through our lot. He provided Bibles, tracts and other Christian material.
We pray that through all of these avenues of outreach that the Gospel was planted both through word and deed. We are thankful to God for the unique opportunity to reach out to a different culture that has come to our Jerusalem right here in Fayetteville.
Written by Ryan Martin