2023 Vision Sunday (01/08/23)

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Ephesians 4:1-15
Title: Vision Sunday 2023


Last week, I took the opportunity to briefly consider the purpose of SCBC...

Our Purpose

Matthew 28:19–20 KJV 1900
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
We should rejoice that we have the opportunity to partner with God to proclaim and declare the Gospel and that we can be used by God in the lives of others to help them to experience the miracle of changed lives.
I’m thankful for those who participated in our first Soul-Winning Saturday of 2023!
Are you experiencing the miracle of a changed life? Is your life changing? Are you becoming more like Christ?
One of the ways in which you can experience a changed life is by allowing God to use His Word in your life to change you!
2 Corinthians 3:18 KJV 1900
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Paul wrote:
Colossians 3:16 KJV 1900
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Memorize God’s Word!

Scripture Memory: 2 Timothy 2

2 Timothy 2:1–3 KJV 1900
Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
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1 Timothy 3:15 KJV 1900
But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
Ephesians 4:15 KJV 1900
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
These two verses speak to our mission - how we take our purpose and put it into practice...

Our Mission (1)

It is our desire to be that church in the Pineville, NC area where people can...
Find the truth
Grow in the truth
Learn to live the truth
Learn to share the truth

Our Mission (2)

All in the love of God!
Hey! Did you personally greet the individual whom you met last Sunday morning?

2023 Theme: Declare the Gospel

Stay Informed! Stay Connected


This is our online, digital bulletin.
It includes:
a brief welcome message.
a way for first time guests to fill out Connection card.
a schedule of...
today’s events
the upcoming week’s events
a way to...
send a prayer request
look at the entire church calendar
One of the ways in which we can invest in others and show the love of Christ is through bearing one another’s burdens especially through prayer!
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As I have already mentioned, our church family will be memorizing 2 Timothy chapter 2 during this year.
2 Timothy 2:2 KJV 1900
And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
I praise the Lord for the faithful men that are part of South Charlotte Baptist Church. Some of those men will be preaching during the mid-week services this month:
Jan 4 – Scott Peterson
Jan 11 – Mark Manzoni
Jan 18 – Kevin Conner
Jan 25 – Jon Griffeth

Friday, January 20 - SCBA Eagle’s Rally

Sunday, January 22 – Sanctity of Life Sunday

Parents of infants: If you would like to participate in a baby dedication on this day, please contact Mrs. Rena Harrielson. You may text here at (704) 542-5536.

Beacon of Truth Scripture Assembly – January 26-29

This is a Friday & Saturday event for assembly.
Dedication of material on Sunday morning, January 29


Friday & Saturday, February 11-12: Sweetheart Retreat @ The Wilds

Wednesday, February 22 – Sunday, February 26 – Faith Promise Missions Conference – “Give & Go”

Steve Maldoff – Keynote Speaker

Cranfill Family – Church Planters to Chicago
Cajiuat Family – Japan
Salyer Family - Philippines


As we have done in the past, I want to emphasize tract distribution during this month.

Start NBT Promotion!

Will you, even now, set aside your schedule to participate in this event to reach the youth of our community? Will you begin now to pray for how God would have participate in this event?
At the beginning of March, we will begin asking for individuals to volunteer for this year’s NBT.

Starting Point Connection Group (each Sunday in March)

This will spill over into April to make it 5 weeks and finish the week before Resurrection Sunday.
This short-term, Connection group will be for those individuals who are new to South Charlotte Baptist Church.
It is really the starting point - or the first step - toward church membership and becoming even more connected with South Charlotte Baptist Church.

Friday-Sunday, March 24-26: College & Career Weekend @ The Wilds


Sunday, April 9 – Resurrection Sunday


Sunday, May 14 - Mother’s Day


Community Barbecues

Last summer, we had a wonderful time connecting with our neighbors in The Pines and we want to do it again this summer and we want to also include our neighbors in Sable Point.
We are going to set aside two Saturdays in June - June 3 and June 10 - for these events.

Sunday, June 4 - Calvary Quartet

Sunday, June 18 – Father’s Day

Neighborhood Bible Time, June 25-30

Again, I want to challenge you to begin thinking about to arrange your schedule so that you can participate and begin to pray, even now, about how God would want to use you in this important time to invest with the next generation.
Psalm 78:4 KJV 1900
We will not hide them from their children, Shewing to the generation to come The praises of the Lord, and his strength, And his wonderful works that he hath done.
Psalm 78:7 KJV 1900
That they might set their hope in God, And not forget the works of God, But keep his commandments:
Going backwards, just a bit, our Sunday evenings and Wednesday evenings, during June, will be geared toward getting our NBT fliers/Seed Packets out.


During the months of July and August, we will move our Sunday evening service to 5:00 PM.
During the months of July and August, we will move our mid-week service and “Dinner from the Grill” to Thursday nights.

Junior & Teen Camp @ The Wilds – July 24-29

Junior Boot Camp is open to those young people who, this fall, will be entering into the 4th grade.
Teen Camp is open to teenagers in the 7th through 12th grades.
Register by February 1st for the Early Bird Discount.
This has always been a highlight of our young people’s summer!


Christmas in August: Sunday, August 6

This is when we will begin our Christmas Joy Gift Bag ministry.
Beyond that, the majority of August will be geared toward getting ready for and beginning the 20th year of South Charlotte Baptist Academy.

South Charlotte Baptist Academy

2 Peter 1:5 KJV 1900
And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
Using the tool of education, SCBA assists families as they:
Guide their children to establish a foundation of faith;
Form solid, Christ-like character; and
Develop their God-given abilities to serve Him!

Thursday, August 10 through Thursday, August 17 – Teacher Inservice

Saturday, August 12 – Work Day

Sunday, August 13 – Staff Appreciation Sunday

Friday, August 18 – SCBA Parent Open House

Monday, August 21 – SCBA First Day of School

This will give some the opportunity to invest in our Academy families as we will need volunteers to help serve coffee and donuts to our Academy parents as they drop their children off for the first day of school.
Please continue to pray for the ministry of the Academy particularly in regards to staff needs for the coming year.
Pray for our staff’s strength, patience, and wisdom.


Sunday, September 10 - “Red, White & Blue” Sunday

What can we do to reach them and get them to the service?
Honor a police officer, a firefighter, an EMS technician
Serve lunch to/for our first-responders

Fall Revival Services (Evangelist Wil Rice IV), Sunday, Sept. 17-22

Evangelist Wil Rice IV
Friday night, the 22nd, SCBA Family Night
Serve pizza from 6:30-7:00
Have special children’s service so that parents can listen attentively.


Friend Day/Anniversary Sunday, October 8

Saturday, October 28 – Fall Frolic @ The Campbell’s


Red, White & Blue Sunday (Veteran’s Day)

Sunday-Tuesday, November 21-23 - Fall Missions Emphasis/Thanksgiving Praise Service

Current missionaries, the Horner Family (Mexico), will be with us!


“Celebrate Christ” Sunday, December 24

“End the Year Right” Sunday, December 31

Matthew 9:37–38 KJV 1900
Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
There truly is a work to be done and, while we are all eager for Christ to return, we must remember these words:
Luke 19:13 KJV 1900
And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.
Occupy till I come.
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