Posts by David Williams (Page 2)

Posts by David Williams (Page 2)

Church Planting in the Upstate

Reconcile Community Church reaching into West Greenville, SC Several years ago the North American Mission Board decided to channel its funds for church planting into several of the most spiritually lost areas where there were decidedly too few churches to be able to make an impact.  These are called SEND Cities, and Rocky Creek is currently participating with two SEND City Church Plants in the Boston, Massachusetts area. However, here in South Carolina, even though there are many churches around,…

A Swahili Language Church In Spartanburg, SC

SENDING: REACHING THE NATIONS IN SOUTH CAROLINA When Charles Kenya left his home in Kenya to come to Iowa in 2001 on a mission trip, he had no idea of the great plans that God had for his future.  In 2002 the Kenya family moved to South Carolina.  In May 2016, discussions began about the growing number of Swahili-speaking refugees who needed a church in the area. Over a period of just a few months the Neema Kiswahili Baptist Church…

Praying for SC State Missionaries and the Janie Chapman Offering

Your Gifts for Janie Chapman In Colossians 4:2-4, Paul is concluding his letter to the church at Colossae. Written from Rome where he is imprisoned, he encourages steadfast prayer, sharing the gospel, and proclaiming Jesus Christ. Just as the Colossians received direction from Paul’s words, so are his words a challenge for South Carolina Baptists today as we pray for our state, proclaim the gospel to the lost, and permeate our state with opportunities to know God’s love. Continue steadfastly…

September 10-16 Missions Prayer Newsletter

This week, September 10-16 we would like for you to pray for these two Mission Partners. You can download the whole September Missions Prayer Newsletter here: September 2017 Skeeter Powell – David’s Table, Greenville, SC – skeeter.powell@gmail.com Prayers: The first club meeting for the school year is 9/11 at Rocky Creek. Much has been planned and prepared but much still needs to be done, including transportation issues and meals. We are praying for new volunteers to come love on our friends…

What Is the Janie Chapman Offering?

Your contributions to the Janie Chapman Offering for State Missions, Missions Education, and Great Commission Living help to support many different ministries throughout the state, and the world. Each day next week there will be a post on the RC website about a different way the Janie Chapman Offering is used.  Each post will have 2 questions to allow you to think about the ministry, and 2 prayers that will help you pray for God’s work. On Sunday, September 17,…

David’s Table Meals and Volunteer Opportunities

David’s Table and E210 And Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the king’s table, and he was crippled in both feet. 2 Samuel 9:13 Starting September 11, the David’s Table and E210 groups will start meeting at Rocky Creek again.  They will meet every Monday until December 4 and we need some groups to help prepare and serve a meal for approximately 80 people.  The sign up list can be accessed at the link below (MealTrain.com) David’s…

September 3-9 Missions Prayer List

This week, September 3-9 we would like for you to pray for these two Mission Partners. You can download the whole September Missions Prayer Newsletter here: September 2017 Jennie Beaudine – Miracle Hill Ministry, Greenville SC  – jbeaudine@miraclehill.org Prayers: We are praying for 10 new people to step into ministry with Miracle Hill through volunteering, donating or mentoring our men or women. Pray for the foster care program, the workers, children and families. Pray they do not grow weary of doing…

Disaster Relief Help for Hurricane Harvey Victims – Updated

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Efforts After making multiple landfalls in Texas, and now in Louisiana, Hurricane Harvey may become the most costly national disaster in the US history.  As of Monday morning the hurricane has already dropped 11 trillion gallons of rain over South Texas.  More than 300,000 customers are without power, 62 counties are already designated as disaster areas from the 132 mph wind gusts and the enormous amounts of rain (over 4 feet of rain in many locations).…

August 27-September 2 Missions Prayer List

This week, August 27-September 2 we would like for you to pray for these two Mission Partners. Berkeley Bagwell – Campus Outreach, San Diego – berkeley.bagwell@gmail.com Prayers: For Mallory to grow in her brand-new faith in Jesus even as she’s home with no Christian community for the rest of the summer. For Shannon, Liora, Mo, Mallory, and Sara who left the CO Leadership Project last week with a new-found fervor to share their faith on campus this Fall. Pray that…

August 20-26 Missions Prayer Newsletter

This week, August 20-26 we would like for you to pray for these two Mission Partners. Ernesto Chaparro – Rocky Creek Hispanic Church, Greenville SC – miel2007@hotmail.com Prayers: Pray for this church to reach the Hispanic people in the area. Alton Lanier – West Africa Ministry – alanier@charter.net Prayers: Abdou wants to partner with us where he can go into the villages and keep in touch with those we witness to Abdou is praying for work that will allow him…

August 13-19 Missions Prayer List

This week, August 13-19 we would like for you to pray for these two Mission Partners. Nick Jefson – GenerationLink, Anderson, SC – n.jefson14@gmail.com Prayers: Please be in prayer for us at Renewal as we prepare for students to come back to AU. This will also come with the transition back to worshipping at the middle school so there are many moving parts and volunteers needed in the coming weeks. I am also starting my second year at SEBTS and…

August 6-12 Missions Prayer List

This week, August 6-12 we would like for you to pray for these two Mission Partners. Chuck Mayo – Heritage Baptist Church, Greenville, SC – chuckmayo@icloud.com Prayers: It’s been a good summer.  One of the women from the neighborhood surrendered to Christ through our life on life discipleship process.  It was so exciting to hear her exclamation, “I actually understand when I read my Bible.”  She had prayed a prayer in VBS when she was younger, but really had no…