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SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 38

SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 38

September 27, 2017



Randall House has launched FreeWillBaptistAuthors.com, a website that features all Free Will Baptist authors, regardless of where the book was published. Authors in good standing with a member church of the National Association of Free Will Baptists may submit books to be included on the website. Go to http://freewillbaptistauthors.com for details.


Disaster Relief Efforts

Let us continue to remember our brothers and sisters in both Florida and Texas as they deal with ongoing rebuilding efforts. If you would like to donate to the hurricane relief efforts you can make your check payable to SCFWB State Office and mail to PO Box 9 Turbeville, SC 29162 (Please put SCFWB DRT Hurricane Relief) in the memo line.


Leadership Conference

Leading With Integrity | 2017 Leadership Conference | Register


ANTIOCH, TN—Pastors and church leaders from across the nation will gather December 4-5 at Nashville Airport Marriott Hotel for the 2017 Free Will Baptist Leadership Conference. During the two-day conference, keynote speaker Clark Dickerson will explore the theme Leading With Integrity.

Registration for the 2017 conference is $195 and includes all materials and meals. Registration is available online. Rooms are available at the Nashville Airport Marriott for $137/night plus tax. Visit www.nafwb.org/leadershipconference to register and make hotel reservations.


Annual Theological Symposium: Welch College will be the site of the annual Theological Symposium next month, an event sponsored by the Commission for Theological Integrity. This free, two-day event will begin on Monday, October 23 in the evening, and go through Tuesday, October 24. Pastors, students, and laymen are encouraged to attend this time of stimulating discussion and paper presentations on a range of topics. This year’s program includes papers on Arminianism, missiology, faith and scholarship, and more. For more information, visit www.fwbtheology.com, or contact Jackson Watts at fwbtheology@gmail.com.

Couples Retreat 2018 : We will send out formal letters in October with all of the information. The place will be the same at Beach Cove Resort in North Myrtle Beach. The dates for the retreat are February 9th and 10th, 2018. Brother Jim McComas will be back with us singing and preaching. The cost will be the same as last year. The early bird price is $180. Otherwise, the cost is $190 with the deposit of $140 due to secure the room and $50 due when they check in. We will need the names and money by Friday, December 8th. We look forward to seeing you all again!

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.


ATTENTION: Please get paperwork off website and try to get Names for Room List at Hotel, and T- Shirt sizes …contact Teddy Rabon with info and let him know you are planning to go. The date for deposits and forms is OCTOBER 15th, most of all we need names, sizes, and start sending in deposits and paperwork. Please give me call or text, confirming your plans to attend.scfwb.org/youthministries


Ladies News


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) A lady in the First FWB Church, Ribeirão Preto, counted up 17 babies that the Church will soon have to love and teach. From the end of last year, until almost the middle of next year, the Church will have 17 babies born into the Church family. There is one set of twins, so this means there are 16 couples, in the Church, that are building their own families.  Interestingly, many of these couples are children whose parents have been a part of the Church for a good number of years! Two of these 17 will be “Bobby and Geneva´s Great-Granddaughters! I praise the Lord for the good Family Ministries, that the First Church has! The Lord has made a “difference in the lives of so many!”


Carlisle Hanna (India) From Pastor Stephen: Thanks for visits to flood affected areas and for His blessings in suffering. Pray for Uncle’s health. Pray for people who lost their houses and what little they had. Pray for Gopal Kisku and his hugent need of a house. Pray for my wife’s treatment and for other sick people. Pray for our ministry as all roads are closed. Please remember one unspoken request.



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 $13,000.00 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 – This past weekend we had our annual church retreat in the mountains. Even though we had to have a shorter retreat than we have had in the past, we still consider it very successful. There were people from four different locations at which our team is currently working. Would you please pray for the several unsaved people who attended. Pray that the truth that they heard during their time will resonate in their lives and that will give their lives to Christ. We have invited several international students from the medical university over to our house on Friday evening. Our plan is for this to be the first of our weekly gatherings in which we eat something, play some games, and have discussions about the Bible. Would you please pray that we be able to pull in some students who might be looking for community and who may have questions about spiritual things. On Saturday a group working with the Hanna Project will arrive in Bulgaria. They will be working with our church in Svishtov to build a greenhouse at a school for people with disabilities. Some of them will also conduct a daily cooking class next week. There is also a chance that a few women from the group will be able to come to Pleven and be a part of a women’s Bible study that Amy is hosting next weekend. The past efforts of this group have yielded great fruit for the work of the church Svishtov – please pray that this year will continue that trend.


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) Our English classes started last Wednesday. The first class went so well. All of our students are return students from last year. We are thrilled to be able to deepen our relationships with these students. We are still waiting to see if we will be granted permission to use the local community center for our weekly workshops. Please continue to pray for this.

Our family is battling sickness again. Please be in prayer for our health. nmorgan@fwbgo.com


Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken).  Today he received the results from the mass they removed during his surgery, and we are praising the Lord there is no cancer! Continue to pray for the church in Aiken as they move forward for The Lord!



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) continues to receive regular dialysis please continue to remember him in prayer.


Minister Events

*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday October 10th at Bazen’s Restaurant Florence

*Spartanburg Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday, October 10th at 11:30AM at the Grapevine Restaurant in Boiling Springs


*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – Monday, October  30, 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 October 17, 10:30 AM at Rail Way Restaurant, in Lake City


*Central Conference Meeting – Saturday October 14th, at 9AM South Conway FWB Church

*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – Thursday October 26th 5PM 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 Glory land, FWB Church, Rock Hill

*Eastern Conference Meeting – Saturday October 7, 9:30 AM Lighthouse FWB Church, Florence







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 Mount Carmel FWB Church (York, SC) Starts 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, 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


8-11 Revival 1st FWB Church Inman Sunday, October 8th, 2017 thru Wednesday, October 11th, Rev. Wesley Campbell, Speaker Sunday Service Times: Sunday Morning 11:00 am/Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Monday – Wednesday Services 7:00 pm

Nursery will be provided.


15 –150th Homecoming Celebration Mt. Elon FWB Church 10:30am Featuring a media presentation with appearances by special guests. Music will be provided by the Mt. Elon church choir. There will be a fellowship dinner after the service.  Mt. Elon Free Will Baptist Church 263 W. Seven Mile Rd. Pamplico


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

Make full proof of thy Ministry-

  1. Many interpret this verse to say (make fool proof of thy ministry) sadly I’m not sure that is even possible. Because no matter how many safe guards you put in place, our ministry can be easily destroyed by foolish actions
  2. Rather, we see that it intends make full use of your ministry
    1. Make full use of every ministry opportunity
      1. Oh the opportunities we have missed over the years
    2. Make full use of every personal encounter
      1. Consider what is most important when speaking with individuals
      2. Let your conversation be as it pertains unto Jesus
  • Make full use of all of our potential
    1. Don’t waste the talent that God has entrusted you with


 “Prosphero Theos”

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary







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