The Barnabas Chronicle – Summer 2017

 

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The Barnabas Chronicle – Summer 2017

 

Dear Family/Friends,

 

So it’s near the end of July and I’m at least a month late in getting this quarterly family and ministry update out. Ministry is full. Thank you for your prayers for us as we continue to serve the dear folks at Southeast Valley Bible Church and dear ministries around the globe through our efforts at IBL. The boys are not under our roof this summer so Toni and I are alone, when I’m home. She and I started the summer of with a lovely time in Boston followed by a cruise up the coast of New England and Canada. We also enjoyed some family time in Oceanside, California before the boys scattered for the summer. Toni is taking 10 weeks off of music but is already starting to gear up for the new music teaching season which starts at the beginning of August. I’m thankful for God’s grace on our family. Ministry has been steady at Southeast Valley Bible Church. We have enjoyed our summer long VBS program “Kids of Courage.” We are doing that each Sunday during our Sunday School and Children’s Church time slot. In January we will mark 19 years of ministry at SVBC. There continues to be a great sense of unity and the Lord continues to bring wonderful folks into our congregation. There is such a sweet spirit and we thank God for that. We will soon need another baptismal service and so we are thankful for God’s working. Several of our families have gone through some rough seasons of health or other challenges of late and so we are doing all we can do to walk with them by God’s grace. The congregation continues to share me with IBL about 5 days a month. Most months I’m on the road helping ministries with issues related to leadership and often issues related to crises. The summer months have seen me doing IBL ministry in LA, Chicago, Kalamazoo, and Milwaukee (to name a few).

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The Barnabas Chronicle – Winter 2016/2017

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The Barnabas Chronicle

Winter 2016/2017

 

Dear Family/Friends,

 

Happy New Year from Joel and Toni Tetreau. The Barnabas Chronicle is our attempt to communicate the latest happenings from our family, Southeast Valley Bible Church and IBL West (Institute of Biblical Leadership). What a year 2016 was. For our family the year was monumental. Jonathan (our eldest son) not only finished his Bachelor’s degree at ASU, but he married his sweetheart Brittany. Jeremy (our middle son) is now a junior and is enjoying his studies at Liberty University in Lynchburg. Joshua (our youngest son) lives at home and is studying education at ASU. All three of our sons continue to be very involved in the Lord’s work for which we are thankful. We are also thankful for a blessed year in the Tetreau home. God allowed us to convert Toni’s old piano studio into a small apartment for visiting relatives and guests. Along with that, we were able to build into our home a new piano studio. We were also able to take a couple of enjoyable trips as a family and as a couple. Toni and I celebrated 25 years of marriage in part by driving across the country back in the summer to deliver Jeremy’s car to him. He and his younger brother Joshua were working at a Christian camp in New York. We saw family and friends along the journey as well as several New England states that Toni had never visited.

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The Barnabas Chronicle – Spring 2016

The Barnabas Chronicle

Spring 2016

 

AZ Greetings from Joel and Toni Tetreau! As we come into the spring months of the year, we pray this note finds you well. Frankly to say we have come into a busy season in our life would be an “under-statement.” As many of you know our family is facing a full-cup of transition. We just now are finishing building a new music studio for Toni. We took the old studio and connected it with our guest bedroom and turned it into a guest suite with a small living room and new kitchenette. This will help us keep loved-ones and visiting guests in the years to come. Our eldest son Jonathan and his fiancée Britney will be wed on May 28, right after Jonathan graduates from Arizona State University. Jonathan continues to work at an Italian restaurant in Gilbert while at the same time he works an internship at CBS radio in Phoenix. Also in May, our youngest son Joshua will be finishing high school. Joshua placed first chair in the east valley music regionals and now has made it to the all-state choir. Jeremy, our middle son has a real possibility of increased responsibility both in his summer ministry in up-state New York as well as on the campus of Liberty University for his upcoming junior year. Additionally, Jeremy has found a fantastic church in Lynchburg where he serves during the school year. Jonathan and Joshua continue to make a real impact in ministry with us at SVBC. We are thankful for our sons and the young men of faith they have grown to be.

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The Barnabas Chronicle: Ministry Update Fall 2015

The Barnabas Chronicle: Ministry Update                          Dr. Joel Tetreau

Fall 2015                                                    “Ministry Leadership in the West”

Arizona Greetings from Dr. Joel and Toni Tetreau. The Barnabas Chronicle is our quarterly attempt to communicate the various details of life and ministry from the Tetreau home, the ministries of Southeast Valley Bible Church in Gilbert, AZ (www.sevbc.org), as well as from IBL West (Institute of Biblical Leadership – www.iblministry.com). As most of you know, in addition to serving SVBC as the lead pastor, the congregation of SVBC shares me for four days a month with IBL as the western regional coordinator. The mission of IBL is to encourage Christian leaders (and the ministries they serve) in a variety of ways such as leadership training, coaching, consulting, counseling, and crises response. The staff at IBL is presently serving fifty ministry cases between these various IBL wings.

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The Barnabas Chronicle: Ministry Update

The Barnabas Chronicle: Ministry Update                          Dr. Joel Tetreau

Summer 2015                                             “Ministry Leadership in the West”

Arizona Greetings from Dr. Joel and Toni Tetreau. The Barnabas Chronicle is our quarterly attempt to communicate the various details of life and ministry from the Tetreau home plus the ministries of Southeast Valley Bible Church in Gilbert, AZ (www.sevbc.org) as well as from IBL West (Institute of Biblical Leadership – www.iblministry.com).

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The Barnabas Chronicle: Ministry Update

The Barnabas Chronicle: Ministry Update                                  Dr. Joel Tetreau

Spring 2015                                                “Ministry Leadership in the West”

Arizona Greetings from Dr. Joel and Toni Tetreau along with the ministries of Southeast Valley Bible Church and Institute of Biblical Leadership (IBL West). We pray as you find this note that you are encouraged as we work our way towards closer and closer to the end of the winter months.

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The Barnabas Chronicle: IBL and Family Update

In addition to serving as lead pastor here at Southeast Valley Baptist Church (read the church update here), it is also my privilege to serve as the Western regional coordinator of IBL (Institute of Biblical Leadership). My primary territory is marked from Montana, south to New Mexico and everything west of that (including Alaska and Hawaii). At IBL we primarily focus on 5 different missions. Those include the following:

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The Barnabas Chronicle: SEVBC Update

An update on the ministry of Dr. Joel Tetreau and his connection with Southeast Valley Baptist Church (www.sevbc.org) and IBL West (Institute of Biblical Leadership – www.iblministry.com).

We once again share through our blog, Straight Ahead! My apologies, for it has been a while since the blog was active. We tried to communicate through a few other venues but have decided to come back to the blog here on the SVBC web page. I want to thank Emily Conley for help with editing.

My earliest mentor in ministry (other than my parents) was Dr. James Singleton. “Doc” was the founder of Tri-City Baptist Church and he was centrally instrumental in the planting of Southeast Valley Baptist Church, doing much of the foundational work a year and a half before Toni and I moved from Minnesota to take over the leadership of SVBC. Doc often quoted from Psalm 127:1, “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.” I love this passage.

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