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SCFWB Weekly Vol 3 No 48

SCFWB Weekly, Vol., 3, No., 48                                                                 

December 07, 2016

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Christmas News

On Dec 2, 2016 2:14 PM, “Kiescha Johnson” <kieschajohnson@gmail.com> wrote:

Evergreen invites you to come join us for a guided walk through of Bethlehem. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the busy streets of Bethlehem and see what it might have been like during the census and the time when Jesus was born, then journey out to the stable to see the baby Jesus and hear the story of his miraculous birth. Friday night from 7 to 9pm and Saturday night from 6 to 8:30pm. Coffee and Hot chocolate will be served in the fellowship hall during sign in.

Located at 4070 Hwy 501 W Conway SC 29526



Also on Saturday morning December 10th Evergreen will be holding its 3rd annual Clothes Closet. If you know anyone in need of clothing that has impacted by the recent flooding and devastation caused in our area by Hurricane Matthew we will be giving these items away free of charge to those in need. A variety of sizes and items. Some toys, household, and books will also be available. This giveaway starts at 9am and goes till noon on the 10th. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Pastor Kevin Johnson @ 843-503-3077


State News


The 2017 SCFWB State Meeting

Theme (We Preach Jesus)


The meeting hosted by the South Carolina Conference will be held Thursday and Friday February 23th, and 24th at The Peace Free Will Baptist Church in Florence, located at 897 Third Loop rd. in Florence, SC. Registration begins at 8:30 am and services begin at 9 am. Online preregistration will begin January 1st. General Board will convene on Wednesday February 22 at 10 AM. Hotel information will be forthcoming.


Couples News


Here are some of the details:

When:  February 17-18 2017

Where:  Beach Cove Resort (4800 S. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach,SC)

Price:  $190 per couples (or deposit of $140 due by January 9, 2017)

Early Bird Price:  $180 per couple– if paid in full by January 9, 2017 (includes room, Friday night buffet seafood at Captain Bennett’s Calabash Seafood, Buffet Breakfast Saturday morning at Tradewinds Cafe at resort, includes tax and tip at restaurants, goody bags, etc.)

Special for Pastors:  If you have at least 5 other full paying couples from your church attending, you and your wife may attend for $155.00.

Speaker/Singer Back by Popular Demand:  Rev. Jim McComas, FWB North American Ministries  Director of  Church Revitalizaiton

For the resort to guarantee the rooms, we need a $140.00 deposit per couple by January 9, 2017With your deposits, please include a listing with first and last names of all couples.  This would make a great gift for couples to give each other for Christmas!  All those who opt to PAY IN FULL by January 9, 2017 will receive a reduced rate of $180.00–(as mentioned above). Please make checks payable to DONNIE MILES.   Also, if some of your people would like to come a day earlier or stay later, let me know and we can get you the reduced rate. If you have any questions, please call 843 667-8798.




Andy Moore (Brazil)  The Lord continues to lead and bless the ministry here in Juiz de Fora, Brazil.  Our church will have its 7th homecoming on the 20th of November.  We are trusting the Lord for a packed house and most importantly for His presence and power in the service.  Please help us pray that the planning, preparation, invitations, and special effort will result in the seed of the gospel being sown in the hearts of the Brazilian people so that fruit will be produced for His glory.  – The Moores


Bobby Poole (Brazil) The Choir of the First Church that Geneva and I planted in Ribeirão Preto, presented their Christmas program at Marincek this past Saturday. It was a blessing! The Church was full. The next day they presented their program at their Church, in the morning and at night. At the night service they had standing room only. I talked to a business man, who is leading their evangelism outreach, and he said they had some 150 members, that covered their entire area of the city, giving out some 7,000 gospel tracts and over 4,000 invitations to their Christmas program. They will sing in our Ipiranga FWB Church and in three hospitals and in 3 or 4 other places. They have a full month of ativities! Praise the Lord! They are making a DIFFERENCE!

Carlisle Hanna (India) Continue to pray for the approval of Bro. Carlisle’s Visa. Pray for Naxalbari Church and for those to whom witness and booklets have been given.

David Aycock  (Brazil) We are grateful for the way God is working here in Barbacena. In the month of November we baptized five people. They invited family members and friends to watch their baptism. We had many first time visitors. Fernando came forward two Sundays ago wanting to give his life to Christ. Pray for his spiritual growth. Thank you for your prayers and financial support. Please continue to pray and consider giving toward the construction of our Christian school. We need your help! David and Annette

Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite – Every day, we feel like we see more and more a gift of evangelism in our 6 year old Anna Grace. She has already had quite a few conversations with some of her classmates about church, Jesus, and how to pray. Pray that God would continue to open doors for her (and us) to connect with her classmates and families from school. You never know what could happen through the faith of a child! We praise God that Jonna has had a good start to her preschool as well–and that we see potentials for relationships with the nice people who work there too.


Matt/Hailie Deckard (Honduras) Are stateside and raising support to go to honduras to work in the Christian school. To schedule services contact Matt at mattdeckard.10@gmail.com

Neil/ Mandi Morgan (Spain) We are so excited that the mayor’s office has given our church a wonderful location to hold the community workshops. Fliers have been made and dates and times established. Please be in prayer for the final preparations for the workshops which will begin January 10. Please pray God will even now prepare hearts. nmorgan@fwbgo.com


Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken).The Home Mission Board was able to purchase a used mobile home for the Valandingham’s to live in. Pray for them as it is being set up and renovated.


Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) The Alpedrete Church has been invited to repeat our musical “Salvation Has Come” in another nearby town on Saturday, December 17th.  Please pray that many more people will hear the Gospel message in the town of Moralzarzal as we present this musical.


Mirial Gainer (Japan) Is now retired to Florence SC, and is taking care of her mother.



Sister Lossie

* Sister Faye Miles (Wife of Rev. Tony Miles) has started chemotherapy treatments again due some recent cancer spots found. Please remember them in prayer.

*Rev. Parvis Ashoori (Central) has had a second stroke, and is in rehabilitation in Georgetown. Please remember him in prayer.

* Rev. Paul Reid (Beaver Creek) Is in long term care at Wesley Commons please remember him in prayer.

*Linda Wilson (Wife of Pastor Rodney Wilson, Low Country FWB Church) is currently receiving fulltime care and is likely facing surgery again. Please remember them in your prayers.

*Rev. Earl Stanley (True Life) had colon surgery and is recovering. Please remember him in prayer.

*Danielle Seaton (Wife of Rev Brad Seaton, St. John’s) (SC) Her back pain continues to get better week by week. Please continue to pray for progress for her.


*Rev. Bennie Turner (Eastern Conference) Continues to have regular Dialysis Please pray for him.



*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM

*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – No December Meeting

*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – No December Meeting

*Spartanburg Area Minister Luncheon – Monday, December 12, 2016 at The Grapevine Restaurant, in Boiling Springs 10:30 AM

*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – Monday, December 26, 2016, Jomar’s Restaurant, Lancaster, SC – 9 AM


*Central Conference Meeting – Saturday January 14, 2017 at Mullins/Marion FWB Church 9am

*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – Thursday January 26, 2017 at 1st FWB Simpsonville 5:00pm

*South Carolina Conference Meeting – January 19th-20th Annual Meeting Location TBA.

*True life Conference Meeting – Saturday January 21, 2017 at 9:30AM

*Eastern Conference Meeting – Saturday December 10, 2016 Hickory Hill FWB Church 9:30 AM





Please email church news and upcoming events to chris@scfwb.com

Leadership Transitions (The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly)

 A takeaway from a seminar given by Rev. Mike Wade (Oklahoma Executive Secretary) at the 2016 National Leadership Conference.


Whenever we see transitions of leadership often we see them take place in one of Three Ways. The Good, The Bad , and The Ugly



  1. The Good (Moses and Joshua)
  2. Joshua had been present with Moses for some time, he was well respected by the people. He had proven himself to be the right candidate to take over for Moses, by being faithful, and capable. Joshua 1:1-2
  3. The Bad (Saul and David)
  4. This is a case of the elder being extremely jealous of the younger to the point that Saul often tried to kill David. He wasted valuable time and resources of Israel by pursuing after the one that God had appointed to be king 1Sam 15:26-28
  5. The Ugly (David and Absalom)
  6. Here we have the case of the younger usurping authority from the elder. This was so bad that King David had to flee Jerusalem, and Absolom even defiled himself with David’s Concubines.(And we thought our election was ugly!) II Sam15:13-14

Now take this and apply it whatever leadership transition you like, Pastorate, deaconship, etc  and you will see these trends emerging. Which one will characterize you?

Used with permission


 “Prosphero Theos”

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary


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