Gratitude

Posted July 1, 2017 by SMBC in Pastor, Worship

We have so much to be grateful for as Americans.

And we have even more to be grateful for in Christ.

What will we teach our children is most important in all the world?

Join us this week at South Main as we consider why we tell the story.

We'll have a single service at 10:00, Sunday School at 11:00, and lunch at noon.

Come join us!


Am I willing to head into the Promised Land?

Posted June 24, 2017 by SMBC in Pastor, Worship

Faithful living often comes down to whether we are willing to cross over into the Promised Land.

The problems are obvious: enemies and obstacles abound before us.

And yet, when God calls, He provides a Way.

Join us this week at South Main Baptist Church as we consider the call to cross over.


Kenya 2016 Mission Trip: Post #4

Posted October 23, 2016 by SMBC in Missions

By Jan Barkley


Kenya 2016 Mission Trip: Post #3

Posted October 22, 2016 by SMBC in Missions

Soccer Tournament


Kenya 2016 Mission Trip: Post #2

Posted October 21, 2016 by SMBC in Missions

Road to Maua: "Karibu" - "Welcome"

When I think of Africa, I visualize hot, desert land with wild animals running around, kind of like what one would see at Walt Disney World?s Animal Kingdom exhibit. I was pleasantly surprised to be able to ride in the truck with Elijah, on my journey to Maua, and to discover lush vegetation along the base of Mt. Kenya. Reality was nothing at all like…


Kenya 2016 Mission Trip: Post #1

Posted October 18, 2016 by SMBC in Missions

We?re here in Kenya, halfway around the world in a place that's full of beauty, contradictions, and surprises. It's a place that feels both totally foreign and completely familiar. Today was our first day at Watoto wa Ahadi rescue center. It's difficult to explain how amazing the center really is.


Peru Operacion San Andres (OSA) Fall 2016 Mission Trip, Post #4

Posted October 14, 2016 by SMBC in Missions

By Patti Peymann Romeril

I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet. So you also should wash one another's feet. I have given you an example. You should do as I have done for you. ? John 13:14-15

I am a pharmacist and dispense medications while I am here in Peru. That is my job, my worldly task. I have recently also come to the understanding that this is my ?vehicle?.


Peru Operacion San Andres (OSA) Fall 2016 Mission Trip, Post #3

Posted October 13, 2016 by SMBC in Missions

By Charis Smith

Lunch making has its own spiritual lessons. This year I've learned: ?Pieces of bread are not alike.?


Peru Operacion San Andres (OSA) Fall 2016 Mission Trip, Post #2

Posted October 12, 2016 by SMBC in Missions

But he said to me, ?My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.? Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. ? 2 Corinthians 12: 9-10


Peru Operacion San Andres (OSA) Fall 2016 Mission Trip, Post #1

Posted October 11, 2016 by SMBC in Missions

By Larry Carroll


Peru Operacion San Andres (OSA) Summer 2016 Youth Mission Trip, Post #5

Posted June 16, 2016 by SMBC in Music, Missions

By Brian Chambers

On our first mission trip to Peru two years ago, our group was able to visit La Plaza de Armas, the beautiful area within Lima containing the Presidential Palace, Congress, and the Cathedral of Lima. Though we could walk around the cathedral's impressive exterior, we were unable to enter.


Peru Operacion San Andres (OSA) Summer 2016 Youth Mission Trip, Post #4

Posted June 15, 2016 by SMBC in Music, Missions

By David McKnight

Today was our fourth day in Peru and our third day with the OSA kids, and it was life-changing. In the morning we went to Dr. Luis's old school, where we sang, and I had the amazing opportunity to play my trumpet for the students there. We also got to talk to the students in their classrooms, and they understood English fairly well.


Peru Operacion San Andres (OSA) Summer 2016 Youth Mission Trip, Post #3

Posted June 14, 2016 by SMBC in Music, Missions

By Isabella Baar-Hill

As a member of the music and dance team on the mission trip to Peru, I teach the kids songs and dances to perform for their parents and friends at the end of the week. Breaking through the language barrier, we learned specific Spanish words that are often used in teaching music and dance.


Peru Operacion San Andres (OSA) Summer 2016 Youth Mission Trip, Post #2

Posted June 13, 2016 by SMBC in Music, Missions

By Drew Barkley

Day one of Vacation Bible School. We've spent weeks preparing songs, dances, crafts, games, stories, etc. all for today. For my team, recreation, we had thought about the games we wanted to play with the kids and how the games could relate to the daily scripture and theme. We even prepared back up games in case we had to call an audible, or had extra time at the end.


Peru Operacion San Andres (OSA) Summer 2016 Youth Mission Trip, Post #1

Posted June 12, 2016 by SMBC in Music, Missions

By Anna Rader


Millennials and the Church

Posted March 26, 2014 by SMBC in Discipleship

The millennial generation grew up in noise. Encouraging noise that we were limitless in setting goals. Disparaging noise that our youthful idealism would become cynicism at too young an age. The noise of our peers and our mentors talking at each other, but not with each other. The noise that individualism should be our focus because reliance on others and trust in leaders is a weakness. There…


Why I love Manna?

Posted June 7, 2012 by SMBC in Worship, Missions

By Avery Cate

Manna is church. It is community. The Trinity Pines Chapel is a safe place to come and rest after a long week. I come because it's such an accepting place, where I don't have to fit into any sort of mold or feel like I have my life under control.


A Saturday Well Spent: Discovery Day

Posted April 30, 2012 by SMBC in Discipleship

By Kyle Barsch


Overwhelmed - Sole Chain/Shoes For Orphan Souls

Posted August 22, 2010 by SMBC in Missions

By Jennifer Gribble

Well, it's 6:37PM and I have been struggling for a few hours to find the words to describe my experience today at the Sole Chain/Shoes for Orphan Souls event.