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A Publication of Three Rivers Baptist Association

The Volume No. 5 Issue 1

Current January—February 2017

Three Rivers Baptist Association 4305 Locust Hill Road Taylors, SC 29687 Mailing Address PO Box 215 Travelers Rest, SC 29690 (864) 834-9635 Office Hours: Monday—Thursday 8:30 am—5:00 pm Friday 8:30 am—1:00 pm

Together ... for His Mission and Glory

In this issue…             

Staff Ministers & Spouse Christmas Dinner Pastors & Wives Retreat TRBA Annual Celebration Disaster Relief Efforts Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer Annual Church Profiles Nursing Home Gifts Prisoner Packets Ministry Partners TRBA Highlights Scholarship Recipients Church News Birthdays

Pastors & Wives Retreat January 27-28,2017 Bonclarken Christian Conference Center

Call TRBA (864)834-9635 or register at threeriversba.org.


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING Three Rivers Baptist Association

Pastors Wives & Staff Ministers are also invited want to invite you, your wife and Staff Ministers to be our guests.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:30 am—1:30 pm First Baptist Church, Taylors Kevin Ezell, President of NAMB who will bless you as he shares all God is doing across North America. There will be a time for questions. Please make plans to join us. You will enjoy a great meal catered by Smoke On the Water, at no cost to you. The cost of the meal has been provided by the generous gifts of faithful donors. No mission monies will be used. Please register by calling the Greenville Baptist Association (864) 242-4330 or Three Rivers Baptist Association at 864-834-9635 no to let us know if you will be able to attend. Also, we will need to know the number of guests attending with you.

TRBA Association Ordination Council Tuesday, January 17, 2017 10:00 am TRBA Mission Center This meeting is to consider ordination of

Randy Adkins

Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:00 am TRBA Mission Center The Executive Committee consists of the pastor and one layperson from each church.

Extreme Makeover Church Edition An Introduction to Church Revitalization Rescheduled from January 7th to February 11th due to winter storm. The new date for this event will be Saturday, February 11, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Lee Road Baptist Church 1503 East Lee Road, Taylors SC 29687 Cost - FREE (lunch included) The challenge of church revitalization is immense. 80% of our churches are plateaued or declining. Up to 4,000 churches a year close in the US. More than 8,000 churches baptized no one last year. These same trends are true of Greenville SC. How do we begin the process of revitalizing our struggling churches?

Extreme Makeover Church Edition is a workshop designed to begin answering that question. If your church needs revitalizing, this is a place to start. If your church would like to help a struggling church come back to life, this is a good place to start as well. Join us as we introduce models of church revitalization and some of the resources available. A complete schedule can be viewed online at threeriversba.org.

of Gowensville First Baptist Church. All TRBA pastors are encouraged to be present to assist in this special time in the life and ministry of Randy Adkins.

Sponsored by Greenville Baptist Association and Three Rivers Baptist Association in partnership with the South Carolina Baptist Convention


WMU Encounter and Annual Meeting

Mentor Training For Criminal Justice Involved Men & Women January 19, 2017 6:00pm-8:00pm Three Rivers Baptist Association 4305 Locust Hill Road Taylors, SC 29687

March 24-25, 2017 Registration begins on Friday at 9:00 AM Meeting ends on Saturday at 1:00 PM Boiling Springs First Baptist Church 3600 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs, SC

To Register Contact: James Batson at (864)594-3403 or email James.Batson@ppp.sc.gov

Reservations are not required for the meeting.

Sponsored by: The South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole & Pardon Services, Boots on the Ground Mentoring Initiative, and Three Rivers Baptist Association.

If you plan to eat lunch at the church on Friday, reservations must be made by March 10th. See the January-February issue of The Mission Link for details. A detailed schedule will be posted by the end of January: www.scwmu.org/annualmeeting.

What might God do if we all prayed for our neighbors daily? You can register at www.pray4everyhome.com and receive a prayer list of addresses and names of your 100 closest neighbors. You will receive a daily email reminder of five specific neighbors to pray for that day.

February 11, 2017 9:30 AM -11:30 PM Travelers Rest First Baptist Church

Your church can register and track how the congregation is praying for the entire community. Contact the TRBA Office for additional details.

20 McElhaney Road, Travelers Rest, SC Instead of door prizes, participants are encouraged to bring an offering for a mission/ministry project.

No Cost for Meal Reservations are Necessary By February 4, 2017 Make reservations with Jane Harley – 864-877-5618

DISASTER RELIEF TRAINING Saturday, April 22, 2017 8:00 am—4:30 pm First Baptist Church, Taylors


Ministry Partners Support Associational Missions Name Abner Creek Airport Apalache Belvue Berea First Betania Blue Ridge Burnsview Cambodian Church Camp Creek Clearview Cleveland First Cox Chapel Cross Plains Cross Roads Double Springs Duncan First Ebenezer Welcome Echo Hills East Church El Bethel Enoree Fairview First Korean Foothills Forestville Freedom Fellowship Friendship/Greer Friendship/Marietta Gap Creek Gowensville Grace Grace Place Greer First Groveland Heritage Chapel Highland Hillcrest His Vineyard Holly Springs Lake Cooley Latigo Lifesong Lima Locust Hill

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

Nov. 307.85 1,620.65 1,624.99 345.77 1,577.66 30.00 416.67 175.00 224.60 150.00 416.67 1,350.00 649.79 150.00 250.00 2,305.54 150.00 175.00 900.00 300.00 300.00 75.00 211.25 1,954.97 95.16 350.00 50.00 96.00 1,000.00 833.33 50.00 1,424.54

Dec. $ 309.99 $ $ 1,346.21 $ $ 1,625.85 $ $ 287.64 $ 1,688.10 $ 60.00 $ 100.00 $ 833.30 $ 175.00 $ 175.18 $ 150.00 $ 416.67 $ 675.00 $ 579.29 $ 319.28 $ 50.00 $ $ 250.00 $ $ 1,691.71 $ 150.00 $ 175.00 $ 900.00 $ 300.00 $ 300.00 $ 150.00 $ 318.86 $ 1,436.98 $ 69.44 $ $ 350.00 $ 50.00 $ 162.75 $ 263.00 $ $ 1,703.50 $ 833.33 $ $ $ $ 50.00 $ 1,093.70

YTD $ 3,886.70 $ 2,000.00 $16,599.03 $ 300.00 $18,598.63 $ 400.00 $ 2,860.68 $18,197.32 $ 420.00 $ 500.00 $ 5,416.67 $ 2,100.00 $ 2,397.59 $ 1,800.00 $ 3,333.36 $ 8,100.00 $ 7,368.78 $ 4,610.66 $ 600.00 $ $ 3,000.00 $ 1,750.00 $24,716.41 $ 1,800.00 $ 2,275.00 $10,950.71 $ 3,600.00 $ 3,700.00 $ 1,125.00 $ 3,448.06 $19,518.96 $ 1,455.28 $ $ 4,500.00 $ 525.00 $ 1,484.85 $ 1,358.11 75.00 $ $13,432.19 $10,793.30 $ 2,291.66 $ $ $ 600.00 $16,295.15

Church $ $ Manatial De Vida $ Marietta First $ Milford $ Mount Pleasant $ Mountain Creek $ Mountain Hill $ Mount Lebanon $ New Liberty $ North Fork $ Northwest $ Northwood $ Old Fashioned $ Oneal $ Pebble Creek $ Pelham First $ People's $ Pleasant Grove $ Pleasant Hill $ Providence $ Reedy River $ Reidville $ Renfrew $ Riverside $ Rock Springs $ Second $ Shiloh $ Slater $ Southside $ St. Johns $ Taylors First $ The Church at Blue Ridge $ The Church at Cherrydale The Church at Greer Station $ $ Tigerville $ TR First $ Trinity Way $ Tyger $ Victor $ Walnut Grove $ Washington $ Total

Lyman First

Nov. 350.00 40.00 1,793.58 1,479.00 100.00 350.00 127.38 150.00 1,098.01 150.00 250.00 725.10 340.00 200.00 42.00 381.50 151.02 100.00 1,750.00 73.00 100.00 211.81 297.10 100.00 290.77 500.00 833.00 31,643.71

Dec. $ 350.00 60.00 $ $ 1,377.92 $ 75.00 $ $ 417.00 $ 100.00 $ 700.00 $ 736.84 $ $ $ 220.53 $ $ 150.00 $ 1,080.22 $ 443.13 $ $ 150.00 $ 250.00 $ $ 660.63 $ 346.00 50.00 $ $ 200.00 $ 42.00 $ $ 341.97 $ 142.82 $ $ 100.00 $ 1,750.00 63.78 $ $ 100.00 $ $ 298.24 $ 216.68 $ 100.00 $ 785.06 $ $ 250.00 $ 833.00 $ 31,530.60

YTD $ 4,200.00 600.00 $ $ 20,738.81 $ 2,563.92 900.00 $ $ 13,085.00 $ 1,300.00 $ 4,700.00 $ 2,012.04 150.00 $ $ 2,037.52 $ 1,609.21 $ $ 1,500.00 $ 4,376.15 $ 6,242.94 $ 1,234.00 $ 1,500.00 $ 2,750.00 250.00 $ $ 9,120.45 $ 3,782.00 500.00 $ $ 2,400.00 $ 530.00 $ $ 3,845.89 $ 1,991.12 $ $ 1,440.00 $ 21,000.00 136.78 $ $ 1,200.00 $ 2,089.04 $ 1,907.84 $ 3,677.81 $ 1,200.00 $ 3,244.90 $ 5,017.91 $ 3,000.00 $ 10,000.00 $ 376,017.43


TRBA Highlights

Rev. Bennie Durham of Marietta FBC TRBA Staff Ministers & Spouse Christmas Dinner held at Apalache Baptist Church. was elected president-elect of the SCBC Thank you to Pastor Eddie & Apalache for hosting this event. Pastors Conference!

Our Prison Ministry volunteers helped check our 650 Prisoner Packets.

Thank you to he many volunteers who worked together on the TRBA Mission House.

Church News Freedom Fellowship welcomes Dwain Simmons as Youth Pastor.

Freedom Fellowship welcomes Chris Roberts as Art/ Media Pastor.

Greer First welcomes Josh Morton as Music Director.

Lyman First welcomes Bill Morris as pastor.

Riverside welcomes Steven Ragan as Executive Lead Pastor.

Riverside welcomes Chris Jackson as Teaching Lead Pastor.

His Vineyard welcomes Derek HenderTigerville welcomes Alan Madden as associate pastor. son as Youth Pastor. Derek, his wife Julie and their three children began Please share your church news and updates with us. serving in December. Call TRBA (864)834-9635 or email paige@threeriversba.org


TRBA Staff

Dr. Randy Bradley Director of Missions randy@threeriversba.org

Rev. Tom Capps Mission Ministries Director tom@threeriversba.org

Mrs. Denise Sudduth Administrative Assistant denise@threeriversba.org

Ms. Paige Andrews Ministry Assistant paige@threeriversba.org Visit us at: www.threeriversba.org

January 2017

February 2017

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2

John Alexander Taylors First

Michael Sheehan Cross Roads

10 Suzanne Hines

Washington

3

Tim Clark

Holly Springs

19 Nikki Baker

Mt. Lebanon

7

Pam Fowler

Mt. Lebanon

20 Heath Carruth

Cross Roads

12 Ted Conwell

Mt. Lebanon

23 Dawn Leopard

Fairview

19 Harry Levell

Gap Creek

24 Cheryl Alexandrer Locust Hill

20 Kathy Sheehan

Cross Roads

25 David Embry

Gap Creek

20 Glenn Gifford

Tyger

31 Janice Slough

Cross Roads

22 Jimmie Harley

Taylors First

25 Sara Reinholz

Forestville

25 Bonnie Padgett

Peoples

26 Trevor Hoffman Greer Station

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