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As the Lights Dim, the Candles Shine Brighter

Posted by Danny Beech on

The Mission From June 29-July 13, East Cooper Baptist Church sent a team to the Czech Republic to partner with a local Baptist church in the small town of Sumperk, about 140 miles east of Prague. The mission was to assist them in their annual English Camp for Czech high school students. The...

Seven Short Books For The Rest of Summer 2016

Posted by Andy Boyer on

Looking for a good beach book? Or a good book in general? Often for me that means fiction, particularly crime fiction and these days Scandinavian crime fiction. That is all well and good, but what if you could use your beach time to deepen your understanding of God, nourish your soul, and grow...

On Restoring Parks and People

Posted by Van Barnhill on

Recently, I had the opportunity to take a group of high schoolers on a mission trip to Philadelphia where we worked with a local church planter named Alonzo Johnson. Our aim was to support and serve Alonzo by helping him to continue to build and strengthen relationships in the community with the...

Is Your Neighbor Unreached?

Posted by Dave B. on

We have sent some of our best people to take the Gospel to unreached peoples in difficult and sometimes dangerous places.  In response to this, I have been asked on more than on one occasion, "Why did we send ____________ overseas when there are so many lost people right here?" That is a...

How Being a Sports Fan Helps Me Follow Jesus

Posted by Van Barnhill on

A few years ago I was having a conversation with some friends. We were talking about sports. To be specific, we were discussing fans of sports. To be completely honest, we were expressing our frustration and dismay with people who only pulled for the best teams. Bandwagon fans. Fair-weather...

Fasting - What’s it Good for Anyway?

Posted by Leland Brown on

Ah, (or ugh!) fasting—that one commanded spiritual discipline that we either inwardly groan about or willfully neglect. Bible reading we understand, prayer we’re accustomed to, community we see our need for, but willingly abstaining from food for a day or more? That’s crazy...

Should I Let My Teenager Date?

Posted by Van Barnhill on

Recently, the Middle and High School Ministry teams combined for a panel discussion regarding dating and relationships during the teenage years with the goal of providing parents some biblical perspective, practical application, and general guidance on the subject. For those able to attend, we...

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