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A Noisy Nothing?

by Heather Prince Doss

If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. –1 Corinthians 13:3 In this familiar chapter on love, we observe to what lengths God has gone to emphasize the absolute necessity of love motivating all we do. The first three verses […]

Summer Storms

by Steve Keeler

Friends in Christ, Preparing for the new season of summer and looking forward to a different rhythm in the life of the church via the congregational picnic at Hunting Island State Park, Vacation Bible School, Music Camp, and the Music & Worship Conference at Montreat, the month of June will disappear before we know it! […]

Generous Reward

by Heather Prince Doss

One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. –Proverbs 11:24-25 What we do in the area of giving directly affects our life. If we are generous people, we will be rewarded. If we withhold when […]

Giving Ourselves Away

by Heather Prince Doss

He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the Innkeeper; ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I […]

SIPC Youth Ministry Renovation Update: Mission, Values, and Goals

by Jack Miller

During the first weekend in May several adults and youth from SIPC gathered in our Fellowship Hall, rolled up their sleeves, and worked together through an incredible process of defining why we do youth ministry at Sea Island. For over thirteen hours we dreamed, visioned, and refined our work. It was a long process, sometimes […]

Treasure in Heaven

by Heather Prince Doss

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. –Matthew 6:21 Can’t find the heart? Look for the treasure. Why would we need to look for our heart? Because we need to give it to Jesus! When a young man came to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what must I do to get eternal […]

A Willing Heart

by Heather Prince Doss

For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have. –2 Corinthians 8:12 Many people see tithing as a requirement – the “Christian thing to do.” Paul, however, begins with “if the willingness is there . . .” and not “this must […]

Contentment and Generosity

by Heather Prince Doss

Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. –1 Timothy 6:18 Generosity never stands alone. It is always associated with other traits. It is a symptom, not an independent entity. Find a generous person and you will find contentment, gratitude, humility, love and compassion. […]

Called to Ministry

by Heather Prince Doss

Christ’s ministry is the foundation and standard for all ministry, the pattern of the one who came “not to be served but to serve” (Matthew 20:28). The basic form of ministry is the ministry of the whole people of God, from whose midst, some are called to . . . fulfill particular functions. – Book […]

Planning Ahead

by Heather Prince Doss

On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made. –1 Corinthians 16:2 In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul emphasizes the need to be purposeful in […]