Do you remember watching the old TV shows Cheers? The show’s theme song included these lines: Sometimes you want to go / Where everybody knows your name/ And they’re always glad you came / You want to be where you can see / The troubles are all the same / You want to be where everybody knows your name
I think it’s important to know that the Bible was not intended to merely inform us, but also to transform us. So, to “know” the Word is to know what it says and apply what it says. So, what’s the process to make that happen?
Jesus says we are to abide in his word. What does it mean to abide? To abide means to “bear patiently” or to “endure without yielding”. Other definitions include: “to wait for or to accept without objection”.
Each part of Swift Creek’s mission statement has a Be, a Know and a Do element to help us, as followers of Christ, understand how to fulfill our God-given mission. This reading plan is specifically designed to better equip us to connect with God.
Five years ago I went on my first disaster relief trip. It was a three months after Hurricane Sandy, and the northeast was still picking up the pieces.
Tracey Beach joined the staff at Swift Creek to fill a temporary need in children’s ministry. Four years later, she’s still serving behind the scenes coordinating Sunday morning Connect Groups for 1st through 5th grade and supporting children’s church.
This week’s ministry assistant spotlight features fellow blog contributor Janelle Collazo. She serves as Swift Creek’s Preschool and Children’s Events Director and she and her husband (Pastor Trevor) have attended Swift Creek since 2009 with their three boys, Zac, Derek, and Aiden.
Bre Neudeck has attended Swift Creek with her husband, Dave for the past 21 years. They have three children: Ben, Alissa and Erica. Although there is a good chance you have seen Bre on stage or in the sound booth on Sunday mornings…
“Women’s ministry is not primarily about meeting the needs of women in our church, but rather equipping them to hear and follow God as they know him more intimately through his Word.”
Next month marks the beginning of Stacey Atkins’ 17th year as Financial Secretary here at Swift Creek Baptist Church.