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Reaching Out Through Sports

This week's Sports Camp is almost over, but we are excited about the things God has done and will continue to do throughout the week! So far, we have seen God bring more than 50 different kids out to St. John's to learn about Jesus through sports. Here are some highlights from the week: Sports Skills Each day campers are given the choice between basketball and cheerlea...

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Preparing For Sunday: July 3, 2016

Preparing for Sunday This Sunday we will be back in our summer series The Best Sermon Ever. Pastor Steve Heron will preach from Matthew 6:1-4 about giving to the needy. You can prepare by reading the text as well as listening to some of the songs we will be singing together. We look forward to gathering with you this Sunday! ...

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Sports Camp 2016

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Next week we will host a Sports Camp on the east side of Charleston. We are excited to partner with a ministry called Uncharted Waters, as well as Citadel Square Bpatist Church, St. John's Chapel, and Summer LINK Anderson for this week of outreach. Our vision for this year's Sports Camp is two-fold:  It allows us the opportunity for shared mission in the city with ...

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Preparing for Sunday: June 26, 2016

Preparing for Sunday This Sunday we will gather for a time of worship along with the congregation of Citadel Square Baptist Church. Our Lead Pastor, Craig Tuck, and CSBC Senior Pastor, David Walker, will share about kingdom partnerships,  we will hear testimonies of God's work, and we will spend time praying for our city, nation, and the world. You can prepare by pr...

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Questions for Discussion: Matthew 5:43-48

Discussion Questions: A Perfect Father Read Matthew 5:43-48. 1. Where do you see animosity between groups in our culture? 2. Read Luke 10:25-37, the story of the Good Samaritan. Why is this story surprising?3. When confronted with “persecution” either personal or societal, what’s your typical response?4. If you were asked to define why God is perfect w...

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Remembering a Tragedy

Friday, June 17 is the anniversary of the tragic shooting at Emanuel AME church, where nine of our brothers and sisters in Christ were killed last year in an act of hatred. Together, we remember, mourn and lament with the victims' families and our city. One opportunity for us to remember together is the 1Charleston Prayer Gathering tonight at 6:30 pm. Our churc...

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Preparing for Sunday: June 19, 2016

Preparing for Sunday This Sunday we will continue the series The Best Sermon Ever, this week covering Matthew 5:43-48. Pastor Steve Heron's sermon is entitled Love Your Enemies. You can prepare by reading the text as well as listening to some of the songs we will be singing together. We look forward to gathering with you this Sunday! ...

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Questions for Discussion: Matthew 5:38-42

Discussion Questions: Retaliation Read Matthew 5:38-42. 1. Has there been a time in your life that you were offended and found it difficult to offer forgiveness? 2. When you feel wronged, are you quick to lash out? Do you become harsh or do you tend to internalize and harbor bitterness? 3. Which of your perceived rights is most difficult to give up? Your time, pro...

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Launching Summer LINK

This week we launched our first Summer LINK for college students in Charleston. Steve Lindenmeyer and Caleb Melton have partnered with Joshua Austin, the area BCM director, to lead fourteen Summer LINK participants. The themewe are using this year is Transformed. Our goal is that by the end of the summer students will be transformed and sent out to multiply the gospel wher...

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Preparing for Sunday: June 12, 2016

Preparing for Sunday This Sunday we will continue the series The Best Sermon Ever, this week covering Matthew 5:38-42. Pastor Steve Heron's sermon is entitled Retaliation, discussing Jesus's views on how we should respond when someone wrongs us. Prepare to be challeneged! You can prepare by reading the text as well as listening to some of the songs we will be s...

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Questions for Discussion: Matthew 5:33-37

Discussion Questions: Liar, Liar Read Matthew 5:33-37 1. Has someone ever broken a significant promise to you? How did that make you feel? 2. Based on the commitments you make and keep (or break) would others say you are a person who keeps your word? 3. Why do you think we are motivated to misrepresent the truth? Reputation, control, fear, blame shifting, to avoid conf...

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Preparing for Sunday: June 5, 2016

Preparing for Sunday This Sunday we will have our first worship gathering at our new space - the historic Citadel Square Baptist Church. We will continue the series The Best Sermon Ever, this week covering Matthew 5:33-37. Pastor Steve Heron's sermon is entitled Liar, Liar, discussing Jesus's views on oaths, keeping your word and being truthful. Come expect...

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What is Summer LINK?

This week we will kick off our first ever Summer LINK in Charleston. But I'm sure many of you are asking - what is it? Summer LINK is part of Generation LINK, a residency program we launched in Charleston last fall. Generation LINK is year-long program for post-grads who want to invest a year or two in making disciples and getting hands on ministry training. Summer LINK is...

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