March 2017 Newsletter

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1875 Gold Hill Road Fort Mill, SC 29708 To be a praying church that EXALTS His name in worship, EQUIPS His church for spiritual growth, and ENGAGES His world through local and global missions.

Volume 21

March 2017

Number 03

“Go into all the world and preach the gospel

to every creature.” Mark 15:16 Starting Wednesday March 22 Six Consecutive Weeks 6:30-8:30pm - East Wing Classroom Evangelism is an important responsibility for every Christian. If you’re a Christian, then, by definition, you are a missionary! God has instructed all of us to share the truth of Jesus Christ to people in our lives. And yet many Christians have never done so. I used to be one of them. I wanted to share Christ but was too scared. The primary thing that helped me overcome my fear was practice. Like with most things in life, doing something for the first time is scary. What if I mess up? What if I don’t do it right? What if people laugh at me? And so we never take that first step, we never even try because of a fear of failure. But what if you could take that first golf swing, give that first speech, or try that first dance move in a room full of caring and supportive people who wanted to see you succeed, many of whom are as nervous as you are! That’s the type of atmosphere we try to create in Evangelism Explosion (EE). This will be the last time I teach EE at our church, so don’t miss this opportunity! This class is for those who’ve taken EE already and for those who are brand new. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn how to share the Gospel by practicing it with fellow Christians who are also learning. And, when you’re comfortable to do so, you can go out with someone more experienced and watch them share the Gospel. Attending this class maybe the first step of faith towards leading many people to Christ! Pastor Adam

March 3-5, 2017 - Youth’s Annual Ski Trip March 5-12, 2017 - Week of Prayer for North American Missions March 12, 2017 - Daylight Saving Time Begins March 12, 2017 - Explore Tega Cay Baptist March 19, 2017 - TNT Luncheon March 22-April 26, 2017 - Evangelism Explosion Training March 27-May15, 2017 - Victory Sports Outreach - Conquer League April 1, 2017 - Missions Banquet April 9, 2017 - Children Choir Sing During Morning Worship

MINISTRY GROUP FOR MARCH Operations Ministry Group: Deacon: Alex Houston Ministerial Staff: Brad Ferguson The Operations Ministry Group is devoted to day to day operations and maintenance of the church grounds and buildings. This group taps into the spiritual gifts of the Exhorter, Mercy, Server, Administrator. Please pray for them as they exercise their spiritual gifts in the church. Property and Space Ministry: Team Leader: Randy Mabry Office Ministry: Team Leader: Sandra Phillips Bylaws Ministry: Team Leader: John Jones Trustees Ministry: Team Leader: J. R. Ackerman Personnel Ministry: Team Leader: Brad Ferguson

Tega Cay Baptist Life Groups Meet During the Week John & Bonita Jones - Mixed Adults - 1st & 3rd Fridays at 7:00pm Jim & Linda Wall - Ages 40+ - 2nd & 4th Fridays at 6:30pm Cliff & Pam Orsburn - Empty Nesters - 2nd & 4th Sundays at 6:30pm Brad & Michelle Ferguson - Mixed Adults - 1st & 3rd Fridays at 6:30pm Frank & Pamela Bronander - Ages 30+ - 1st & 3rd Fridays at 6:30pm Cullen & Cynthia Keen - Families with Children - Fridays at 6:30pm Philip & Jennifer Porter - Mixed Adults & Children - Wednesdays at 6:00pm Herb and Sandy Ruark would like to express their loving thanks you, our church family at Tega Cay Baptist for all the prayers, cards, visits, food and special things done for us during Sandy’s surgeries and healing. We are so thankful that God lead us to a loving, supportive church such as Tega Cay Baptist. These few words will never say how thankful we are. You are the best!

Christian Love,

Herb and Sandy Ruark

TCBC’s Mission Trip Team to Germany - May 2, 2017

Our Team Paige Bronander Samantha Whitley Bryce Putnam

Caroline Johnson David Dafoe Becky Dafoe

Bobby Burgess Beverly Burgess Adam Johnson Kristin Johnson

Pastor Adam

Please pray for this team as they are preparing for this mission trip starting May 2, 2017. Pray that hearts will be softened to hear the gospel. 

National Goal for 2017

$ 70 million

Tega Cay Baptist Goal

$ 3,000

100% of the amount given goes to support missionaries and their work. 

The North American Mission Board supports 5,684 of your missionaries in multiple categories. 


Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions March 5-12, 2017 - Week of Prayer for our North America Missionaries Use the prayer guide provided in this Sunday’s bulletin. Serving through the North American Mission Board - Adopt this family for March (missionaries) Dennis and Marcia Hansen, 3502 N. Hunters Ln., Appleton, WI 54913

[email protected]

Dennis Hansen is a church planting catalyst serving in Wisconsin. Pray for laborers into this field where God is opening a door to reach the First Nation Anishanaabi people group located in upper Midwest and central Canada. We need partners as these church plants remain smaller among this population (mostly reservations and small towns) of unreached peoples here in North America. Pray for everything needed for a church plant in Wausau, Wis. This north central shopping city is strategic in reaching this region. We need strong financial, prayer and missions partnership support to make sure this becomes a regional church planting center.

(Send a card of encouragement as well as letting them know you are praying for them)

Serving Our Neighbors is a ministry supported by Tega Cay Baptist throughout the year.

For the month of March, the items needed for the pantry are pasta and sports drinks. You can bring the items requested and place in the SON’s food pantry which is located at the back of the Worship Center (Room 1). Thank you for your willingness to share with others.

Honduras Yard Sale - May 14-20, 2017 It is time to start gathering all the items you would like to donate to the annual Honduras Yard Sale. Collections, sorting, pricing and organizing will begin May 14-20, 2017.


March 12, 2017

Turn Your Clock Ahead One Hour at 2:00 AM

“BE HEARD” - Let your Christian voice be heard on issues of concern that affect our Biblical principles and the direction our country is moving in. You can go to Tega Cay Baptist website: and you will find contact information for South Carolina’s state and national representatives. You can make a difference.


Build ing


The Building Hope Team continues to work tirelessly for TCBC. Serving on this Team are Cullen Keen, Tracy Cooley, Brian Bocholis, Theresa Treadway, and Mike Tullos. The men’s breakfast and Bible study is scheduled for Saturday, March 11 and 25, 2017 at 6:45-8:00 a.m. If you have not taken advantage of this event, you are missing out on an opportunity to fellowship with the men of the church as well as study God’s word together. Mark your calendar and plan to join us.

SUNDAY - MARCH 12, 2017



If you are interested in learning more about Tega Cay Baptist Church, what we believe, our vision, how we do ministry, the importance of Life Groups, etc. then we invite you to join pastor Brad for our EXPLORE TCBC class. The class is for the entire family. We will meet on Sunday, March 12 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM in the East Wing classroom. Please let the church office know if you can join us.

Tega Cay Baptist Church’s Mission Team and Mercy Ministries Team invite you to this year’s mission’s banquet. Come join us for an evening of dining and discovery. We will have a variety of guest speakers who will share about their ministries. You will have the opportunity to learn how you may become involved with local missions and interact with MISSION’S members of our church who are already involved. So mark your calendars now:


The date is Saturday April 1 at 5:30pm. (This is not an April Fools joke!) RSVP to the church office (803-548-2600), John Jones (803-448-7498), Bonita Jones (803-487-0310) or Melissa Burgess (803-517-6775)

TCBC Student Ministry INVITE YOUR FRIENDS 4:30 PM We will have EDGE each Sunday in March including the Sunday back from our annual ski trip.

MARCH 3-5, 2017 ● ●

Sleeping Bag or Sheets for bed Leaving TCBC at 5:00pm on March 3 and return to TCBC at noon on March 5. Summer Salt Camp June 5-9, 2017

The cost for Summer Salt Youth camp is $240 per person. A deposit of $50 per person is required on or before Sunday, March 12 to reserve your spot. The camp requires all reservations to be in by April 1 (no fools). Any cancellations after April 1 are non-refundable. As your family minister, I encourage you to go to this camp as it will be a week to get alone with God and have Him search your heart. Camp week can be one of the most powerful weeks of the year for God to work in your life (plus they have great milk shakes) so don’t miss out! Please see Pastor Matt if you have any questions

2017 HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE GRADUATES Tega Cay Baptist Church will celebrate senior graduation with a student-led morning worship service. All 2017 high school and college graduates will be recognized. All seniors (high school and college) who would like to participate please email Sandra Phillips ([email protected]) or drop by the office. The office needs the students full name, parents’ & siblings names, school graduating from, 5-10 pictures of graduates from childhood to now, future plans after high school or college, scholarships/awards, extracurricular activities, etc. This information must be in the church office no later than May 1 in order to prepare for the celebration. The church office is aware of the following graduates listed below. If you know of an individual not listed, please let the church office know. TCBC never wants to overlook anyone for this accomplishment. Mackenzie Bocholis Paige Bronander Hannah Harper Marissa Huddy Caroline Johnson Corey Johnson Robert Porter Bryce Putnam Ashley Rapp Cayden Treadway Reagan Whitley


News from . . .

Kid Salt Camp July 10-13, 2017 The cost for Kid Salt camp is $184 per person. This camp is for kids who have completed 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade. A deposit of $50 per person is required on or before Sunday, March 12 to reserve your spot. Any cancellations after April 1 are non-refundable. Parents see Pastor Matt if you have any questions. This does replace Look Up Lodge.

TCBC Children's Choir Practice starts March 5 in Building No. 2 Children ages 2 (as of August 2016) through 5th grade (children will sing on Palm Sunday - April 9) Practices will take place during the worship service lasting approx. 25 minutes. If you are interested in your child or children participating, please contact Amber Mabry at [email protected] or Becky Ackerman at [email protected] for specific details.

TNT (Thanks ‘N Training) Luncheon for Children's Ministry Sunday, March 19 This luncheon is a way to offer our appreciation and do training once a quarter for those who serve in the Children's Ministry. The luncheon will be held on Sunday, March 19 immediately following the worship service in the East Wing Classroom. Childcare is not available; if you and your spouse are both involved in the Children's Ministry, we understand if only one of you is able to stay. Evites were sent out already, so if you serve in the Children's Ministry and you did not receive an Evite, please contact Bonita Jones at [email protected] Please RSVP directly to the Evite.





CYNTHIA KEEN - [email protected]











1 Adalynn Williams


3 Jeffrey Case


8 Alex Romero

9 Jim Wall


11 Leslie Houston


18 Cassidy Hooper

24 Frank Bronander


Lee Whitley



14 Aneda Hanschu

15 Faustas Zilinskas

Kaia Wright

16 Chris Lemmonds Hannan Harper


20 Aaron Hooper

21 Cullen Keen



Matt Williams



Pamela Bronander

28 Sandy Ruark Joe Jenkins Michelle Ferguson

29 Wally Betts


31 Conner Martin

Regular Weekly Schedule 8:30 AM 9:15 AM 10:45 AM

Sunday Prayer Time Sunday School Worship Service with Nursery & Preschool

11:00AM 6:30 PM

Tuesday Wellmore Ministry Ladies Bible Study

6:00 PM

6:45 AM

Wednesday Adult Choir Rehearsal

Please come join us in praying for our Church Sunday mornings at 8:30 in the East Wing.

TCBC Deacons Andy Hanschu Alex Houston Mike Tullos Ralph Van Dyke

Saturday Men’s Bible Study & Breakfast (2nd and 4th Saturday)

(See TCBC calendar for ALL scheduled events.)

704.287.0687 704.907.9949 803.448.3902 803.417.8614

TCBC Elders Brad Ferguson David Dafoe Tim Bradberry John Jones Cullen Keen

803.548.2600 803.817.6455 803.396.8895 803.548.4923 704.743.3230

IN THE LORD’S HOUSE Dr. Brad Ferguson, Senior Pastor [email protected] Adam Johnson Associate Pastor of Outreach and Discipleship [email protected]

Feb. 19

Feb. 26



ATTENDANCE Worship 10:45 AM WEEKLY RECEIPTS $ 7,026.11 $ 8,229.70 $ 186,472.41

$ 7,048.91 $ 8,229.70 $ 193,521.32

YTD Over/(Under) Budget Needs $ (19,270.09)

$ (20,450.88)

Keith Simpson, Financial Administrator [email protected]

YTD General Fund Expenses

$ 216,098.77

$ 218,185.70

Sandra Phillips, Administrative Secretary [email protected]

Building Fund Receipts YTD Building Fund Receipts

$ $

50.00 4,358.00

S $

115.00 4473.00

Missions Fund Receipts YTD Mission Fund Receipts

$ $

125.00 4,841.00

$ $

230.00 5,071.00



100. 00








Matt Williams Family Pastor [email protected]

Website: Phone: 803.548.2600

General Fund Weekly Budget Needs YTD General Fund Receipts

E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Church Calendar SUN

5 Prayer Time 8:30am Sunday School 9:15am Worship Service 10:45am SNL & EDGE 4:30pm Winter Place Youth Ski Trip Return Week Of Prayer for NA Missions 12 Daylight Saving Time 2:00am Prayer Time 8:30am Sunday School 9:15am Worship Service 10:45am Explore TCBC 2:30pm SNL & EDGE 4:30pm Week Of Prayer for NA Missions 19 Prayer Time 8:30am Sunday School 9:15am Worship Service 10:45am SNL & EDGE 4:30pm 26 Prayer Time 8:30am Sunday School 9:15am Worship Service 10:45am Deacon/Elder Meeting 2:30pm SNL & EDGE 4:30pm







1 Adult Worship Choir 6:00pm

2 Homeschool Co-op Victory Sports Outreach - Basketball 5:30-7:30pm

3 Winter Place Youth Ski Trip

4 Winter Place Youth Ski Trip Victory Sports Outreach - Basketball Games 9:00am-3:00pm

9 Homeschool Co-op

10 Week Of Prayer for North American Missions

11 Week Of Prayer for North American Missions

6 Staff Meeting 4:00pm Week Of Prayer for North American Missions

7 Wellmore Ministry 11:00am

8 Adult Worship Choir 6:00pm

Ladies Bible Study 6:30pm

Week Of Prayer for North American Missions


14 Wellmore Ministry 11:00am

Week Of Prayer for North American Missions

Children’s Ministry Team 3:00 pm

Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study 6:45-8:00am

Week Of Prayer for North American Missions

15 Adult Worship Choir 6:00pm

16 Homeschool Co-op

17 St. Patrick’s Day


23 Homeschool Co-op



30 Homeschool Co-op

31 Mission Team Banquet Set up 9:00am10:00pm

Ladies Bible Study 6:30pm

20 Staff Meeting 4:00pm

21 Wellmore Ministry 11:00am

22 Adult Worship Choir 6:00pm

Ladies Bible Study 6:30pm

EE (Evangelism Explosion) 6:30pm


28 Wellmore Ministry 11:00am

29 Adult Worship Choir 6:00pm

Ladies Bible Study 6:30pm

EE (Evangelism Explosion) 6:30pm

Mission Team Banquet Set up 3:30pm

How to give online! Review and update your family profile! The instructions provided will allow you to give online, update your family profile and individual profiles in your family. If you are a first time user and can not set up your login, please send an email to: [email protected] The office will solve the issue and let you know when you can start the process again.

Type your email address (Should be the same email address you provided the church.)

Use the password you created as a first time user. (No one - not even the church office - can see your password or access your password).

First time user MUST START HERE

Once you have logged in successfully, below is the screen you will see.




No. 1 - You have the ability to look up a member or frequent attender or visitor . You can scroll by “family” or by “individual person” or by “person with photo” on file. You only see name, address, primary phone number. No one can see birthdays or giving information. You cannot alter anyone's information within the directory except your family’s profile. No. 2 - You have the ability to manage your own giving. You set the date or dates and the amount you want to give. The amount can be a one time giving or weekly giving or bi-monthly giving or monthly giving. You can set your own end date. Example: a weekly giving of $100 and set the end date to December 31, 2017, the system will electronically notify your bank, request designated funds and transfer to your online giving account. When you are away on Sundays, your giving will continue. No. 3 - Update your family’s profile by selecting “My Complete Profile” once you signed in. You can verify the information on your family’s profile and make changes such as name, middle name, address, email, telephone numbers, birthdate, etc. from your home. There are some fields that are for office use only. When you complete your changes, you can sign out.