"Helping Those Who Help Others"

SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 35

SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 35

September 06, 2017



For the next few weeks I will be sharing some helpful things churches can do to make visitors feel a little more welcome at your church. (Be sure to scroll to the bottom and check them out.)


College News

SC Ignite The Flame Dinner on Saturday, September 16, 6:00p.m. at Lebanon FWB Church. Please RSVP mike.edwards@welch.edu



Youth News

SCFWB Fall Youth Retreat ;

Our fall youth retreat is scheduled for November 3-4 2017, in Myrtle Beach, SC. The theme will be “Glow in the Dark” and 1 Peter 2:9 is our theme verse. Rev Tim Larrimore is the guest speaker. The hotel will be the Landmark Resort in Myrtle Beach. We will have great preaching, awesome singing, fun and fellowship for everybody. We plan to go to bowling Friday night after service and Grand Prix Speed Park (Go-Carts) on Saturday. Price is $115 for youth and adults each. Price includes Motel Lodging, Breakfast- Saturday morning, Bowling and Go-Carts and a T-shirt. During bowling on Friday night pizza will be served and a $10 Arcade card will be included. Ages 12 and Up welcome and remember an adult will need to be in each room with their youth.

More information and paper work for the fall youth retreat will be coming soon on our website scfwb.org/youthministries


Ladies News


Combined Women’s Retreat will be held September 15,16th. The meeting will be held at 1st FWB Church Myrtle Beach. 67th Ave. N. Myrtle Beach, SC. There are a few rooms still available at the Mystic Sea Hotel 843-448-8446 Attendees may also seek other lodging as well. Please submit $20 to the attention of Cathy Logan, 1580 Potter Road, Lancaster, SC, 29720 to help cover expenses for the speaker and any other retreat expenses. Please pass the changes on to your ladies interested in attending the retreat. Please plan to bring gift cards for the WNAC Provision’s Closet to help our missionaries if you are attending the retreat on Sept. 15th – 16th. Gift cards are an excellent way to help our missionaries. Please contact Pam Hackett, 864-680-3150 if you have any questions. Thank you for being a blessing to those who serve as our faithful missionaries.


Shine Conference November 18, 2017 Seffner Florida, Seffner Christian Academey. Register at www.shineFWB.com


If you would like to learn more about beginning a Women Active for Christ group in your church, please CLICK HERE


Andy Moore (Brazil)  The Lord continues to give us opportunities to reach people.

We have had 15 visitors come to our church services in the last two weeks.  Continue to pray that the Lord will work in people’s hearts and that His Word will not return void.  Please pray specifically for Fabiana and Jéssica, two ladies that were saved in our church last year, but who are now struggling spiritually.


Bobby Poole (Brazil) I preached a series of sermons on What we “are” (Sinners, hearers, believers, saved, born into the family of our Lord, Children of the Lord, reconcilators, ambassadors, witnesses…) Recently, at the close of the service, I ask everyone to join hands and we repeat together the Apostolic Blessing (II Cor. 13:13) “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God (the Father), and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you (us, all) now and for evermore”. It seems to be a blessing to all and helps give the feeling that we are one family! I then ask everyone to shake hands with those around them, and if they are visitors, give them a good welcome.


Carlisle Hanna (India) Bro. Carlisle is currently stateside. Please pray for him and the work in India: Also while flooding is widespread in Texas, terrible flooding has also claimed the lives of over 1,200 people in India. Continue to pray that the light of the Gospel while shine in these dark times.

David Aycock  (Brazil) Thank you South Carolina for your faithful support and prayers. In the month of September we are having a special drive to raise $13000.00 to finish our Christian School building. Please consider a special offering for our project.  Please pray for Marcos and Jeane. We are having a weekly Bible study with them. They have many hurdles to overcome. We are trusting the will allow the grace of God to bring salvation and victory in their lives. May God continue to bless your ministry as you faithfully serve Him, David and Annette – Barbacena, Brazil



Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite – Please pray with us as we continue to make plans in preparation for evangelism and discipleship efforts that we plan on starting at the end of summer. These plans include trying to start Bible studies in several of the “neighborhoods” of our city, concentrated evangelism and outreach efforts in a few nearby villages that have no evangelical churches, efforts to connect with international students who attend the medical university in our city, and English clubs for kids and adults. I have recently started spending time during some evenings at a local basketball court near our apartment. There are quite a few guys of various ages who spend time there. Please pray that I can get to know several of them and have opportunities to share the Gospel. Men can often be one of the hardest groups to build relationship here in Bulgaria. A group of teenagers from Michigan arrive today and will spend their time with the Trifonov family in the coastal city of Varna. Please pray for safety of travel and that the work they do in Varna will encourage and assist the church there in its efforts to reach the city for Christ.



Matt/Hailie Deckard (Ecuador) Are in Ecuador and are getting settled in. Pray for them as they transition into ministry there.  mattdeckard.10@gmail.com


Neil/ Mandi Morgan (Spain) Thanks so much for your prayers for the growth of the Esperanza Church. They are currently in need of supplies for Sunday School as well as more room for their people to meet!



Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken).  Bro. Randy will be having a spot removed from a previous scan. Pray for favorable results.



Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) September is here and we are gearing up for lots of activities in the coming weeks and months.  Please pray for our family as we will be carrying the entire load of the Alpedrete work by ourselves, as Anthony and Lea Edgmon are in the States for six months.  Pray that God will continue to raise up leaders in our church who will take on more responsibilities during this time.  We are starting our 20th year here in Spain, and we appreciate all that you have meant to us over the years.


Mirial Gainer (Japan) Continues to care for her mother. Please remember them both in prayer



* Sister Faye Miles (Wife of Rev. Tony Miles) her tumors have increased in size a little and one is effecting her right kidney. They might have to put in a stint but Dr. is concerned it might not be possible to get to area. He said nephrostomy tube might be what he will do and she wears a bag on her leg. Pray that next couple of treatments will begin to shrink tumors. We still need prayers for God’s Will in our lives.  We take one day at a time. Bro. Tony Miles

* Rev. Paul Reid (Beaver Creek) From Sis. Mary. Paul is doing better at this time. Please continue to remember them in prayer.


*Rev. Bennie Turner (Eastern Conference) had a fall today and is bruised heavily please remember him in prayer.


Minister Events

*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday September 12th at Bazen’s Restaurant Florence

*Spartanburg Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday, September 12th at 11:30AM at the Grapevine Restaurant in Boiling Springs


*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – Monday, July  31, 2017, at Jomar’s Restaurant, Lancaster, SC – 9 AM

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM

*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday September 19, 10:30 AM at Rail Way Restaurant, in Lake City


*Central Conference Meeting – Saturday October 10th, at 9AM South Conway FWB Church

*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – Thursday October 26th at Liberty FWB, Church, Lancaster

*South Carolina Conference Meeting – October 6th Friday 5:30 PM Community, FWB Church, Florence

*True life Conference Meeting – Saturday October, 21 9:30 AM

*Eastern Conference Meeting – Saturday September 9th 9:30 AM Light House FWB Church, Florence






3-6 Revival 1st FWB Church Kingstree with Rev. Chris Todd Sunday 11&6 Mon-Wed 7PM


10 Homecoming Lockhart FWB Church Rev. Chris Todd 10 AM

10-13 Revival Lockhart FWB Church with Rev. Chris Todd  Mon-Wed 7 PM

17-20 Revival 1st FWB Church Myrtle Beach with Evangelist Neal Latham, special singing with The Dosses. Sun 17th at 6pm, 18th – 20th 7pm

18-22 Carolina Jubilee Turning Point FWB Church Spartanburg Mike Blanton, Mike McCoy, Roger Duncan Special Singing By Mike Blanton and Evidence, and the Rogers Family. &PM Nightly

23 2nd Annual Fall Women’s Conference FWB Bible Church, Darlington 10am-2pm, with Dr. Brenda J. Robinson. $10 lunch will be served.


24-27, Fall Revival FWB Bible Church, Darlington with Preacher Dan Robinson and New Desire. Sunday morning at 11, Sunday evening at 6, Monday – Wednesday night’s at 7.

24-30 Fall Tent Meeting Hosted by Socastee Original FWB Church & Heavenly Grace Ministries 8299 HWY 707  Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 

30th Youth Rally North Spartanburg Free Will Baptist Church on

Rev. Chris Rumfelt from Hayesville NC will be preaching. Rally will begin at 9 a.m.  Church is located at 145 Belcher Road in Boiling Springs, SC. Lunch will be served, so if you are bringing a group please call Pastor Sammy Sutton at 864.279.7737.”


30th 12th Annual Bible BBQ Bluegrass Festival Start 12:00 Noon  End 6:00 PM Featured Groups The Molded Clay- 12:00 – 1:00. RDR Bluegrass -1:00 – 2:00, Trinity Bluegrass 2:00- 3:00,   The Jacobs Family 3:00 – 4:00, Supper Break 4:00 – 5:00, Mount Carmel Open Mike 5:00 – 6:00, There will be a Christian Motorcycle Competition and Activities for the Children Barbeque Plates $8.00 Each. Proceeds for benevolence and Church Building Projects Everyone Welcome



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


When The Music Afflicts the Senses


First let me say what this will not be. This will not be another article of type and genre. I will not be offering my opinion as to why one type of music is better in a church than the other. Instead I want to speak to you about the sound of the music itself. From out of tune piano’s to music that sounds like it came through two tomato soup cans with a string attached between them. Often the music in the church sounds like stale bread tastes.


The typical sound system in a church has had every knob turned until nothing sounds right. Size of the church does not matter in this equation. From big churches to small churches we have all heard the dreaded squelch from the microphone when the sound is turned up too high. Nearly every type of sound board has enough capacity to generate a good sound through the speakers, the problem is that most sounds boards have way too much capacity. Honestly does your soundman know the difference between every knob on that system; likely not. Unless you have sent your sound guys to special training, once the system is set, it is best to leave the top knobs alone.


Should the music be loud or soft? The ideal sound is not loud or soft instead it should be full. Think about that for a moment. The sound should fill the room, and be such that it is difficult to tell where the music is originating from.


Whether it is volume, too much bass, or too much gain, the music should never overpower the words being sung. While the music woos the senses it is the words that warm the spirit. Our music should accompany the words of the song not overshadow it.



 “Prosphero Theos”

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary



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