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Posted by Van Barnhill on

This month commemorates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. While what is referred to as the Reformation happened over the course of 100+ years (1517-1648), the date being celebrated marks 500 years since the then unknown monk, Martin Luther, nailed the Ninety-Five Theses against the door...

A Theology of Hurricanes

Posted by Leland Brown on

Mount Pleasant just narrowly dodged a direct impact by a major hurricane. Texas, Florida and the Caribbean were not so lucky. For the next few weeks the images of devastation and destruction will pour in, many of us will give to the disaster relief efforts, and people in our culture will obsess...

Smartphone Scripture Memory

Posted by Van Barnhill on

About a year ago our Young Adults Pastor, Leland Brown, wrote a great article titled “8 Reasons to Start Memorizing Scripture Today.” This past Sunday, Buster challenged our church to memorize several verses between now and the end of the year. Additionally, if you've read the Bible...

Nashville Statement

Posted by Buster Brown on

Dear Church Family,This week the Nashville Statement was released regarding a biblical view of sexuality.  The statement was well crafted, biblical, and irenic.  I would ask you to read it and pray, that we would stand with grace, dignity, and love during this time, when to quote the...

Why You Need Equip•u

Posted by Leland Brown on

East Cooper Baptist is starting an exciting and wonderful new initiative called EquipU—a new approach to Sunday Morning Bible Class centered around intentional equipping in three basic tracks—one centered on understanding individual books and genres of the Bible, one centered on...

What is the New City Catechism?

Posted by Van Barnhill on

  In 2012, The Gospel Coalition and Redeemer Presbyterian Church partnered together to release a series of 52 questions and answers and called it the New City Catechism. Historically, catechisms have played a central role in church life and been used to maintain gospel integrity...

Make Your Summer Count/Make Your LIFE Count!

Posted by Rose Anderson on

We have been talking about intentional living as a church. Lynne King discussed this specifically at Women at the Well as we kicked off our summer. Buster has been teaching from the pulpit about how to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Savior, Jesus Christ. As we think about the summer, we...

Children's Ministry & Unclaimed Money

Posted by Steve Tuck on

It is amazing to think that there is an estimated 90% of Americans that have some sort of unclaimed money or assets. At any given time, the government is holding more than $35 billion in unclaimed money or other assets for over 100 million accounts. Wow! What this means is that there is...

Avenues of Awe

Posted by Van Barnhill on

For the past few weeks I have been teaching through a series in the High School Ministry class on Sunday mornings called “The Gospel of Movies.” Basically what we do each week is look at a clip from a movie and discuss how it confirms or denies what we know about the gospel. We will...

The Best Investment Advice Ever Given

Posted by Dave B. on

I was looking at my retirement account the other night and wondering how to get the greatest return in 2017. I was thinking…“Hmmm. The stock market is at an all-time high. Interest rates are projected to go up. Gold is down and oil is going up. And Trump is shaking things up. So...

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