Executive Committee Meeting
Our next Executive Committee will be held at New Salem Baptist Church, Tuesday evening, August 8th at 6:30 PM. Our business session will be light in lieu of honoring two of our pastors who have left the area; Steve Hendicks, Second Manning and Dan Nichols, Heritage Fellowship.
Our celebration will begin with a dinner and include prayer and commissioning of these men and their families to their new ministry assignments. Please mark your calendars now and plan to join us for this celebratory occasion! Let us know by Wednesday, August 2, by calling the associational office, 803-775-6527 or emailing Joyce at email@example.com. Executive Board Members and others are welcomed to attend. Please get any printed reports to Joyce by Wednesday, August 2. We look forward to seeing you!
Fellow Pastors, we are looking forward to resuming our monthly Minister’s Conference on Tuesday, August 15! We’ll have a home cooked brunch and fellowship at 10 AM. Meeting begins at 11 AM. Hope you can join us!
Corporate Prayer Gathering – 1st Thursday each month
All are invited to join us for a time of corporate prayer the first Thursday morning each month from 8 – 9 am. Mark your calendars and come join us as we intercede for our association, our churches, our pastors, & community. Let’s pray for breakthrough, and give praise for all God is doing in & amongst us!
Duffle Bags & Bibles – Month of July
Sumter County Foster Parent: Brocerick (Tyrone) Nixon, 3565 Drayton Dr, Dalzell, 29040, Phone: 803.607.2294, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information, please contact Sandra Tapp at 803.227.6200 or email@example.com
Sumter County Fair Carnival Luncheon
September 28 at 11:30 AM
Mission Celebration & Annual Meeting
October 9 at 5:30 PM
Upcoming at Santee Baptist Association
Senior Adult Leaders’ and Pastors’
Tuesday, May 9th @ Northside
Our next Senior Adult Spring Rally will be Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Northside Baptist Church beginning at 12:00 P.M. The cost of the meal will be $5.00 per person. We will enjoy a time of fellowship following the meal.
Call the Associational Office, (803) 775-6524 no later than Thursday, May 4, so we can adequately prepare. W look forward to seeing you!
Bettie Ridley Associational Senior Adult Director
Drop-In to Welcome Rev. Kevin Litchfield
Santee Baptist Associational Building
April 30 / 3 – 5 PM
We are having a drop-in to welcome Rev. Kevin Litchfield and family for the church families to come and meet them. In lieu of gifts we will have a basket for cards and notes of encouragement to the family members. We look forward to seeing you there! Let’s all come and give them a big welcome to our Association in Sumter! Hosted by: WMU Associational Leadership Team.
PASTOR’S CLUSTER GROUPS
April 24 – 26
Cost: $100 (First-Time) / $50 (Alumni)
Register at: www.scbaptist.org
Band of Brothers is designed for pastors who are in need of developing allies for their ministries. Participants will begin the process of discovering how God has uniquely made them for His purpose. It is also the foundation on which a pastor can build a cluster group of brothers centered on fellowship, trust and the sharpening of pastoral leadership skills.
While the important subjects will be covered during the event, you will have fun just hanging out and encouraging one another. You will build relationships that have the potential to last a lifetime.
WMU SPRING MEETING
Thursday Evening, April 20, 2017
Ladies, mark your calendar for April 20, 2017 and make plans to attend the Santee Baptist Association WMU Spring Meeting. Come & join us for an evening of fun, food, fellowship and WMU updates!
Hosted by: Providence Baptist Church, 2445 Old Manning Rd, Sumter, SC 29150
Registration begins at 6:30 pm / Meeting begins at 7:00 PM
Please invite your pastors to come with you to support Rev. Kevin Litchfield, our new Associational Missionary
For questions or more info, contact: Karen Rivers at (803) 458-4562
March Minister’s Conference Recap: March 21st we had our first Minister’s Conference with our new Associational Missionary, Kevin Litchfield. Most of you have had a chance to connect with Kevin (based on the number of breakfast, coffee, lunch, and dinner appointments he said he’s had!), but if you haven’t I encourage you to connect with him. He has a heart for Christ and a passion for seeing God at work in and through this community! This was the largest Minister’s Conference I can remember, with many of our churches being represented. Kevin gave out a free book for everyone who came, shared his heart and vision, and gave everyone access to an incredible tool to use to gain insight into your church’s community, to better assist you in how to minister to them. Joyce and Nancy provided a delicious home-cooked breakfast again! We recognize that some of our pastors are bi-vocational, or otherwise may not have been able to attend. But we’d like for everyone to gain access to these resources. So please contact Kevin to get these fantastic resources!
April 18th Minister’s Conference:
Question: What do the Mayor, the Sheriff, and the Director of United Ministries have in common?
Answer: They’re all planning to be at our next Minister’s Conference in April!
That’s right, they’re coming to engage in a round table with the pastors of our Association, to help us gain insight into the needs of the community, so we’ll be better able to serve and assist! Please mark your calendars now, and plan to attend!
Tuesday (the day after Easter Monday) April 18th
Breakfast @ 10:00 AM
Minister’s Conference @10:30 AM
With the Mayor, the Sheriff, and the Director of United Ministries
Press on! Dan
WMU CELEBRATION &
Thursday Evening, February 16, 2017
Guest Speaker: Donna Brit, WMU Associate, South Carolina WMU
Ladies, mark your calendars now and plan now to join us for an evening of fun, food, fellowship and WMU updates! Everyone is asked to bring your favorite salad such as; fruit, chicken, pasta, etc. Beverages and crackers provided.
Something New This Year! A World Crafts Party!
You will be able to purchase unique products made by women from all over the world Great mission support project! We welcome new members as we start the new church year!
Hosted by: Grace Baptist Church, 219 W. Calhoun Street, Sumter, SC 29150
Registration at 6:30 pm / Meeting begins at 7:00 PM
For questions or more info, contact: Karen Rivers at (803) 458-4562
FEBRUARY MINISTER’S CONFERENCHE HIGHLIGHTS
Impacting On February 21, we kicked off the 2017 Minister’s Conference season with a home-cooked brunch (courtesy of Joyce and Nancy), and a Large Church vs. Small Church panel discussion. The purpose of the panel discussion was to “identify the elephants”, dispel myths, and create unity, commonality and understanding as we move forward together to advance the Gospel!
Here are some of the questions we asked the panel: What are the top myths of a larger / smaller church ministry? The culture often thinks bigger is better. How does that drive your thinking concerning your worthiness in ministry? What could the larger churches do to support the smaller churches and vice versa? All who were there were blessed by the discussion, the unity and love among the brothers in the room, the prayer at the end, and the delicious food! There is a tangible excitement and anticipation concerning the Lord’s upcoming work in and through the Association!
MARCH MINISTER’S CONFERENCE PREVIEW
Kevin Litchfield, our new Associational Missionary, will be “on the ground”, and ready to meet with the pastors! The plan is for all the pastors in the Association to have a round table time with Kevin. We’ll also plan to have food at the next meeting as well! So mark your calendars! Office
Details: March 21
10am – Fellowship and food / 10:30am-11:30am – Round Table with Kevin.
If possible this month, try to connect with 3-4 fellow pastors in the association and invite and remind them to come!
Pastor, Heritage Fellowship
March 10 – 11, 2017
Rawlinson Road Baptist, Rock Hill SC
Training workshops for: Drama Puppets Clowns Interpretive Movement Outreach. Bring your team, learn new pieces, perform with your group, & showcase what you learned at the community block party.
Friday: 7:00 pm Performance Showcase
Saturday: 8:30 am Registration begins
9:00 am Opening Worship
9:40 am Conference 1
10:45 am Conference
2 11:50 am Lunch (on your own)
1:15 pm Conference 3
2:25 pm Closing Challenge
3:30 – 5:30 pm Block Party
Cost: $35 per person by Feb 10, 2017 / $45 per person after Feb 10, 2017 / Group discount for 10+: $5 per person
$50 per person at the door. No refund after February 17, 2017. Requests must be received in writing by 2/7/2017
2017 VBS EXPO
Impacting the next generation for Christ is what VBS Expo is all about. Practical ideas with real solutions. VBSE Expo 2017 makes it easy for you to lead different. Choose from the many breakouts that will help you deepen and widen your success in reaching kids and families in your community.
There are three locations and weekends for your convenience. Gather your team and get ready to network with other leaders who are inspiring the next generation while learning to lead different.
- March 4 – Brushy Creek Baptist Church. Early Bird Registration by Feb 24. Regular Registration by March 14.
- March 18 – East Cooper Baptist Church. Early Bird Registration by Feb 24. Regular Registration by Mar 14.
- April 1 – North Trenholm Baptist Church. Early Bird Registration Mar 10. Regular Registration Mar. 28
Costs: Early Bird Registration: $5 per person or $25 per church / Regular Registration: $10 per person or $40 per church. / Late or Door Registration: $15 per person.
To register of for more info: www.scbaptist.org/generations/children
2017 SOUTH CAROLINA TRAINING EVENT
Mark your calendar now for these 2017 DR Training Events!
One-Day DR Trainings
March 18 – Calvary Baptist, Florence
April 22 – First Baptist, Taylors
Two-Day DR Training
October 13–14 at White Oak Conference Center, Winnsboro
Chaplaincy Training – tentative date
May 19–20 at White Oak Conference Center
Class listings, schedule details, and online registration is available at www.scbaptist.org/dr
A tangible way to meet the physical needs of those in your community is through health kits. The health kits should be placed in a two gallon zip lock type bag and include the following items:
1 toothpaste (6 oz. or larger)
1 soap (4*6 oz.)
1 bath towel
Scriptures and other gospel materials in the appropriate language can be placed in the health kits when distribution occurs. As Scripture is shared and the gospel communicated, a meaningful mission support project (one that meets practical, physical needs) becomes a life-impacting mission action project (one that shares the gospel).
Health kits are due at the association office on April 24.
Christian GOLFERS Association
GOLFER’S BIBLE STUDY
Every Tuesday morning
7:30 a.m. Fellowship & Refreshments
8:00 a.m. Bible Study
Come & invite a friend, neighbor, co-worker or fellow golfer.