Pastor Matt’s Sabbatical will be from June 1st through July 26th


Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

Our sabbatical has concluded and it has been a rich experience. I cannot thank our church family enough for these past eight weeks. They have truly been a blessing. I am hoping to give a fully report at our monthly Business Meeting on Sunday, August 15th at 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary with an ice cream fellowship to follow out at the bus barn. But for now, here are some pictures from the second half of our sabbatical…




Monday, June 28th, 2021

We are halfway through our sabbatical. We began with a three week road trip across the middle of America. We visited Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, Mount Rushmore, and Nashville. We saw lots of God’s beautiful creation, had some wonderful experiences and created some great memories for our family. Here are a few pictures…

  • For July’s newsletter article, I wrote about how I am seeking to be filled by God’s Spirit during this sabbatical break. I mentioned that I would post some specifics here. Perhaps these will bless you, too!
  • Here is my article for August’s newsletter. In it I share about one of the greatest lessons I believe God taught me over the past eight weeks.
  • Spent a few weeks reading and meditating on Psalm 119
  • John 10:10
  • Jeremiah 29:11-13
  • Matthew 11:28
  • Psalm 37:4
  • 1 Corinthians 15:58
  • Galatians 6:9
  • Isaiah 40:29-31
  • Matthew 6:33-34
  • Matthew 7:7-8
  • James 4:2-3
  • James 4:8
  • Psalm 145:18
  • Hebrew 11:6
  • Proverbs 3:5-6
  • Ephesians 3:20-21
  • Matthew 25:21
  • Acts 6:2-4
  • Ephesians 3:20-21
  • Hebrews 13:20-21
  • Hebrews 12:1-3;11-13
  • 1 Corinthians 2:9-10
  • During the sabbatical we had the privilege to worship with Inglewood Baptist Church in Nashville, FBC Karnes City, FBC Runge, Community Bible Church in San Antonio, Jerusalem Baptist Church in Runge (Pastor Ram Martinez’s church).
  • We missed one Sunday while traveling and we had to worship online with FBC Kenedy our last Sunday of sabbatical due to the Covid-19 exposure Jaxson, Ava and I had at kids camp.
  • One of the neatest worship experiences happened while staying in the Big Bend area. The National Park holds a worship service every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. at the Chisos Basin’s amphitheater. Worshipping God out in nature was pretty cool. 


Preaching Duties
  • Ministerial Staff, Deacons, and guest preachers.
Leadership Duties
  • Church Staff will maintain a weekly staff meetings and the Deacon Chair will attend (or Deacon Officer if Chair is not available).
  • Ministerial Staff will maintain a Sunday morning service review and prayer time with Sunday morning volunteers.
Pastoral Duties
  • Hospital and nursing home visitation (if COVID allows) will be handled by Deacon of the Month and other Deacons as necessary, as well as the Church Staff as needed. Coordination of these visits will be handled by the Deacon Chair and Ministerial Staff.
  • Crisis care will be administered through visitation, prayer and by professional counseling referrals as needed. This will be done by the Church Staff and/or Deacon of the Month (or other Deacons if Deacon of the Month is unable to assist). Coordination of these visits will be handled by the Church Staff and Deacon Chair.
  • If funerals arise, the Church Staff will reach out to Deacons in the church who may be able to perform such services, other pastors in the area, or previous pastors who have served at FBCK.
Administrative Duties
  • Staff will handle regular weekly and monthly correspondence on behalf of the pastor.
  • Deacon Chair (or Deacon Officer if Chair is not available) will moderate the Monthly Business Meetings.
  • Other administrative issues will be resolved by the Church Staff and Deacon Chair.
Phone & Email
  • Pastor Matt will not be checking his church email or cell phone. If needed, the Church Staff and Deacon Officers have been given emergency contact information.


June 6th — Jimmy Lambert
June 13th — Nathan Smith
June 20th — Tim Williams
June 27th — Tommy Vickery
July 4th — Josh Czajkoski
July 11th — Kevin Friesen
July 18th — Matt Homeyer
July 25th — Kevin Muilenburg

Prayer Guide

Pastor Matt asks for prayer as he seek a deeper connection with the Lord, a stronger zeal for ministry, and to become all around healthier pastor, husband, and father through spiritual disciplines such as silence, solitude, prayer, Scripture reading and meditation.
The Singleton Family asks for prayer as they gather with God’s people for worship on Sundays at different churches, that they would enjoy and grow through these moments together and that they might bless the churches they are able to attend.
They also ask for prayer for their family as they desire to grow closer together and closer to the Lord. They ask for prayer for safe travels on trips, for good report on doctors visits, and for meaningful family time.