The hands & feet of the Body of Christ at South Church. The horizontal mission of the Church must be rooted in vertical love & knowledge of the Lord. As Jesus said, "Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks." Restore families seek to live out what is learned through Proclaim & Sustain.
Followers of Jesus, linked in arms, facing outward: growing in Truth, living on mission, sharing life together.
"Put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you - if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent of greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also rebuke those who contradict it" (Titus 1:5-9).
After a year of elder training, we are overjoyed to have Blake Bingham serving as a new elder/leader at South Church. Blake is a such a blessing to us! Blake utilizes his teaching and shepherding gifts in everyday pastoral care, discipling, preaching at Sunday Proclaim, facilitating our Guys BBQ outreach, and helping with our Friday Restore Group. Men, if you would like to meet with Blake for weekly Sustain discipleship, let Blake know, and he will help you. Please join us in thanking Blake for his servant leadership. Pray for Blake, his family, his marriage, and his ministry for Jesus and His gospel. Also, pray that God will raise up more male and female leaders through South Church to advance God's kingdom in the Texas hill country.
"Urge the younger men to be self-controlled. Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us."
Through God's sustaining grace, our Guys BBQ meets weekly at the Melton's and Bingham's. We have been faithfully challenging the brothers to: 1) reject passivity, 2) accept responsibility, 3) lead courageously, and 4) expect God's greater reward. At each gathering, Blake and Matt teach from our daily Know.Gd Bible reading. God continues to bring new friends to the group. Our hope is that we could raise up an army of compassion, courageous gospel men to impact their wives, families, children, neighbors, co-workers, bosses, fellow students, and friends for the kingdom of Christ.
Pray that our men will get equipped, mobilized, and motivated to take the gospel out to Kerrville. Pray that we would pray, invite, and witness to the good news about Jesus. We need you to pray for us. Will you pray?
Sister Strength is growing! We are glad to see so many new faces! We have begun studying the book of Ephesians this Fall. Each week, we share a light snack and dig into God's living Word together. Of course, we all enjoy sharing what God puts in our hearts. It is always a lively discussion. Most importantly, we conclude our time together in prayer. Come join us some time! We are praying this prayer for you from Ephesians 1:15-20:
For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places.