Introducing “Text to Give” at Sugar Creek Text the amount you choose to give to (704) 626-2403. In a digital society, fewer people carry cash and checks. Text giving is one of many ways to partner with God’s mission at Sugar Creek. How Text Giving works? Text any amount to (704) 626-2403 (e.g. text “50”). After a one-time setup, you choose the gift amount to come from a credit card, debit card, or bank account (ACH). You can update the card or bank account by texting “update.” If there’s a typo in your message, you can quickly......
Resolve to Be a Lifelong Learner Wisdom does not come automatically with age (Job 32:8–9). For many aged saints, gray hair and a good head go hand in hand. But for others, far too many others, length of life only entrenches stubbornness, irritability, and careless ways of thinking and living. Life experiences may increase inevitably with age, but without some long-term pattern of receptivity and intentionality, multiplied experiences will only create more confusion than clarity. For Christians in particular, the stakes are even higher for cultivating holy curiosity and the mindset of......
MAKE A LASTING IMPACT I invite you to participate in Debt Free in Five, a five-year campaign to impact the future of our congregation and community. I seek your support to ensure that the accomplishment of recent years is not remembered merely as a bright moment in Sugar Creek’s long history, but rather as the foundation for greater breadth and strength, with the capacity to contribute —not only to the city but also to the world. Sugar Creek’s vision establishes a scope of ministry that is unmatched by any other. In five......
Dream Team: Ministry Training for All The goal of the Dream Team is to develop and equip all leaders at all levels of maturity and skills for effective ministry leadership. It is designed for every member seeking to engage in and deepened ministry effectiveness. The Dream Team is a required training for all members who lead a ministry, zone, team, project or oversight of church budget. Childcare and refreshments provided. Learn more at DreamTeam.sugarcreekcoc.org 2015 Training Schedule (9:00-11:30am) Dream Team Overview (Saturday, May 30) An overview of the next five months......
CULTIVATING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES No one likes feeling vulnerable. We like to feel strong and in control. We may think by being so, it will lead to success or certainty. One way to capture those sentiments may be to act as an individual. Another way could be action through community — becoming, as Merriam Webster puts it, part of “a group of people with a common characteristic or interests, living together within a larger society. A strong sense of community adds real value to our lives. It not only helps us feel more......
A Preview of Eternity So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.’ (Luke 16:26) Funerals are sober reminders of our own mortality. They have a way of quietly bringing us face-to-face with the fact that one day we will die. Death is a patient and perpetual enemy that reduces all our arguments about life down to one......
GOD’S WORD ON BUSINESS IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE A CHRISTIAN AND ALSO BE SUCCESSFUL IN BUSINESS? Proverbs 31:16 . . . She goes out to inspect a field and buys it; with her earnings she plants a vineyard. God thinks highly of people who are enterprising and hardworking. Acts 18:1-3 . . . A Jew named Aquila . . . had recently arrived from Italy with his wife, Priscilla. . . . Paul lived and worked with them, for they were tentmakers just as he was. Aquila and Priscilla are an example of......
2014 Leader Summit Greetings, We know that growing as a leader is extremely difficult given the current state of leadership development resources. We need better leaders in our communities, businesses, organizations, and in our homes across the world. The Leadership Summit is designed to provide participants with a uniquely, personal experience in an intimate setting, bringing together top executives in business and in church ministry. WHEN Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. WHO WILL ATTEND Seating is limited to 150 individuals. Senior Executives and Top-tier Leaders Ministry Leaders......