May 2016 Newsletter

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Encouraging 1875 Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill, SC 29708

Our Vision…


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

MAY 2016

Number 05


May 13-14, 2016 Help support our only fundraiser this year to buy supplies for the Honduras Mission Trip. Items may be dropped off at the church starting Sunday, May 8 after the morning worship service. If you have items to be picked up, call Melanie Burns 803-325-4633, ASAP. All items need to be at the church by noon Thursday, May 12. We also NEED WORKERS for this to be successful! Below is the schedule when workers are needed. If you would like to help, call Bonita Jones, 548-4923 and schedule a time you are available.

Schedule May 8-14, 2016 Sunday - May 8, 2016 Starting Noon  Donations can begin to be dropped off. 6:00 pm  Start setting up and move items from warehouse to church. Help Sorting  Need trucks, trailers, and vans! Monday - May 9-Thursday - May 12, 2016 9:00 am-noon, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm, and 6:00 pm-9:00 pm  Need help pricing, sorting and move to designated location.  Someone to open and close the church. Friday - May 13, 2016 5:00 pm -7:00 pm  Yard Sale. Saturday, May 14, 2016 7:00 am-noon.  Yard Sale. Saturday, May 14, 2016 Noon until complete  Clean up and set church up for Sunday worship.


Strategic Changes Over the past year, the church has conducted an attendance analysis that reached back ten years. We conducted a financial analysis that also reached back ten years. Then we conducted an extensive demographic study of our community. We followed that up with a church-wide spiritual health assessment. Why do all this you may ask? Simply because we want to share the gospel and make disciples of the people in our area. As a result, the church has made several exciting strategic moves. First, the church has From Pastor Brad hired a Family Pastor. Matt, Ashley, and their three children come to us from central Florida and have already been a huge blessing. This is a strategic position to reach our community that is predicted to grow by over 10,000 people over the next five years. Most of the people moving into our area are young families with children and youth. Another strategic change is that Adam will continue serving as a ministerial staff member but will change roles. His new role will be as the Associate Pastor of Outreach and Discipleship. Adam will help mobilize and train more of our members in sharing the gospel. He will also establish a template for assimilating those who are new into a small group so we can better make disciples of Christ. Recent studies (Thom Rainer) have shown that the next new church staff position for the future will be the pastor of community evangelism. This is a position that will lead evangelistic strategies in the church. More and more churches are investing in this staff positon because there is nothing more important than being organized and trained to share the gospel. We are blessed to have Adam and his family here at Tega Cay to lead the church in evangelism. I am excited to be part of a church that is willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill the great commission. In Christ Alone,

Brad PASTOR’S DEVOTIONAL - Changes are coming to the “Prayer Points” devotional email. Beginning shortly, “Prayer

Points” will become more of a blog and it will be delivered to the church’s website at Look for this new banner

in the same location as the current “Time of Prayer” banner.

MINISTRY GROUP FOR MAY Student Ministry Group:

Elder: Tim Bradberry Ministerial Staff: Matt Williams

The Student Ministry Group is devoted to teaching students 6th through12th grade and encourages them to grow in Christ and His Word. This ministry works with the Elder of the Teaching Ministry Group. This group taps into the spiritual gifts of Evangelist, Prophet, Teacher, Exhorter, Server, Administrator. Please pray for them as they exercise their spiritual gifts in the church. The Edge Ministry: Team Leader: Matt Williams Student Activities Ministry: Team Leader : Pamelia Bronander Youth Band Ministry: Team Leader: Tyler Johnson Student Sunday School Ministry: Team Leader: Thomas Putnam

Every Second and Fourth Saturday - Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study Every Third Saturday - Ladies Breakfast at Cracker Barrel May 5, 2016 - National Day of Prayer May 8-13, 2016 - Collecting items and sorting for Honduras Yard Sale May 13-14, 2016 - Honduras Yard Sale May 22, 2016 - Light Lunch May 28, 2016 - Catawba River - Youth Trip May 30, 3016 - Church Office Closed June 4, 2016 - Parents’ Night Out/Service Projects for Children June 5, 2016 - Youth Sunday - Honor Graduates June 13-17, 2016 - Summer Salt - Youth Camp June 26-30, 2016 - Vacation Bible School July 4, 2016 - Church Office Closed July 9, 2016 - Beyond Fifty Friends (BFF) Cookout & Games

HURRY! HURRY! HURRY! Step right up for the annual Nehemiah Project We are going back to Honduras to build a wall. This is our annual trip to take youth and adults to help con-

struct a wall around the Honduran Southern Baptist Seminary grounds. Youth must be 14 or older and accompanied by a parent or guardian. Passports are required. The dates are from July 9th through July 16th. The cost is $1100 per person which includes transportation, lodging and meals. A deposit of $600 is due Sunday, May 1st with the remainder due Sunday, June 12th. For more information contact John or Bonita Jones at 803-548-4923 or [email protected]

Light Lunch

Light Lunch will be held on Sunday, May 22nd immediately following the worship service. Evites were emailed so if you did not receive one and you lead, teach or assist in a home group or Sunday school class (adult, youth or children), please contact Melissa Burgess to RSVP. These quarterly Light Lunches are a way to say thank you to our volunteers who give so much of their time and energy in serving the Lord through teaching. It is also a time of fellowship, re-energizing, communicating and planning in the adult, youth and children’s ministries. Please, RSVP via the Evite by Thursday, May 19th.

NOTE FROM CYNTHIA: VBS Volunteers, please plan to attend Light Lunch on May 22nd. If you did not receive an e-vite, please let Cynthia Keen know. This Light Lunch is primarily to prepare for this year's VBS and train our volunteers. Thank you for being a part of this amazing team!

Our Church Family    

Thank You Notes to the fellowship

Mrs. Nancy Johnsen & Family on the death of her mother, Mrs. Darlene Westlund, who went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 1, 2016. Mrs. Becky Porter & Family on the death of her mother, Mrs. Sig Stolhammer, who went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Mr. Gary Skramstad & Family on the death of his father, Mr. Einar John Skramstad, who went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Mr. Frank Bronander & Family on the death of his mother, Mrs. Kathleen Bronander, who went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

Our family says “Thank You So Much” for making our family welcomed at Tega Cay Baptist Church. Thank you for the delicious meals delivered as well as having us in your homes, the food gift cards and other expressions of love is amazing. My family is over joyed to be here and come along side you to grow this ministry in this community. Your Partners in Christ,

Matt, Ashley, Elijah, Nathan and Adalynn Williams Dear Tega Cay Baptist Church, “Overwhelmed by love and joy” by you “wonderful new friends” is all we can say! Wow! Thanks for your kindness to us and our family and the delicious meal and fellowship! We can’t wait to return to your great church - it is truly a unique body of Christ! Thanks for loving our kids! Love

David & Jane Williams (parents of Matt Williams)

of Dear Tega Cay Baptist Church,

Tega Cay Baptist

Thank you for the cards and the donation of Gideon Bibles in honor of my mom, Mrs. Darlene Westlund. I appreciate your generosity and thoughtfulness. Thank You Again, Nancy Johnsen


New Members Matt & Ashley Williams Their children are: Elijah, Nathan & Adalynn

Jacob & Kelsie Wacaster Children of Randy and Carolyn Wacaster

Mother You’re a dependable source of confort. Your’re my cushion when I fall. You help in times of trouble. You support me whenever I call. I love you more than you know. You have my total respect. If I had my choice of mothers. You’d be the one I’d select!

The church office will be closed on Monday, May 30th to observe Memorial Day. You are invited to participate in the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5th at 12:20 pm in front of the Fort Mill City Hall. There will be several Fort Mill pastors taking part in this event including Pastor Brad. If you cannot attend the morning time, you are invited to First Baptist Church in Fort Mill at 7:00 pm. The theme for 2016 is Wake Up America, emphasizing the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to return to the God of Fathers in reverence for His Holy Name.

Parents' Night Out/Service Night for Children Saturday, June 4 from 5-8pm. At this time, we only have enough volunteers to invite preschool children that are 3 yrs old (potty-trained) through 5th grade. We would like to make this a quarterly event, so if you would be willing to serve, even if only once a year, that would be great (we provide dinner for the children and the volunteers!). Contact Melissa Burgess at [email protected] if you are interested in helping out.

Muffins for Moms Catherine Tullos is planning to have our annual Muffins for Moms on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 8. If your child is part of the Children's Ministry of the church, please plan to join us on Mother's Day at 9:10am in Building 3 in the large SNL room for some yummy treats.

Sunday Night Live (SNL):

What an amazing semester we had in SNL! We learned about the Armor of God and how to use it to "Win Against Sin". We also talked about how to be Olympians for God and learned how Jesus taught through parables on how to Love, Forgive and Accept others. The children seemed to enjoy all the lessons, games, activities/crafts, music and skits, as did the adult leaders! Thank you to those who served on Sunday evenings in SNL this semester: Andy Hanschu, Aneda, Hanschu, Betty Simpson, Bonita Jones, Cynthia Keen, Keith Simpson, Melissa Burgess, Tim Bradberry and special guests Catherine Tullos, Dorothy Myers, John Jones, Dan McCall and Marlin Bradberry. We have some exciting plans in the works for SNL this fall, so stay tuned for more details. One last thing...we would like to offer SNL again to preschoolers and provide nursery care in the fall, but we need people to serve in this capacity. If you are interested in serving in the fall, please contact Melissa Burgess at [email protected].

TCBC Student Ministry CLASS OF 2016 We’ll celebrate senior graduation with a student led worship service Sunday morning, June 5. All seniors (high school and college) who would like to participate please send Sandra Phillips ([email protected]) full name, parents’ names, school graduating from, 5 to 10 pictures of yourself through the years, future plans after High School, scholarships/ awards, extra curricular activities, etc. no later than May 9. UPCOMING EVENTS

May 28, 2016 Youth Catawba Trip June 5, 2016 Youth Sunday June 13-17, 2016 Youth Summer Salt

Youth Catawba River Expedition Saturday May 28, 2016 Go to to get a copy of Catawba River Expedition’s required release form and TCBC’s parental authorization forms. Both documents must be signed by a parent.

Join the Men - Due to the Honduras Yard Sale schedule for Saturday, May 14, the Men’s breakfast and Bible study has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 21 at 6:45-8:00 a.m. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to fellowship with the men of the church. Mark your calendar.

Ladies Book Club - The book for the month of May is “ Every Waking Moment” by Chris Fabry. The next Ladies Book Club meeting will be Monday, May 30, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Terry Van Dyke at [email protected].

Breakfast at the Barrel (Cracker Barrel at Carowinds) - This enjoyable activity takes place every 3rd Saturday of each month. We hope to see you at our next breakfast on May 21th from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Get away on Saturday morning and delight in a big breakfast that you do not have to cook!

News from . . . N’S MI CHILDRE


Angel Martin, Terri Putnam, and Jacob Skramstad serve every 3rd Sunday with our little ones during Worship. Please remember to thank these faithful servants, because the work they do is so important to the Kingdom! There's a spot available here to join our 3rd Sunday team, if you want to get in on the fun.

Vacation Bible School

Register on Line Now! for vacation bible school June 26-30th Plan to be here for

“Cave Quest” For children completing Grades K-5 and their 4 and 5 yr old siblings

as we learn what it means to follow Jesus!

Calling All Children!!!!! 4 years old through 5th grade... get ready for VBS! You can register on our church website - Tell your friends and spread the word. June 26th-30th is going to be a great week and you don't want to miss it! This summer's underground adventure following the Light of the World is approaching quickly. If you have not signed up to help out, please contact Cynthia Keen ([email protected]) and let her

Sunday School Update: It is with great joy that we are able to share with you this month that our Preschool Sunday School has outgrown it's space! Beginning in May we will be offering 2 separate Sunday School classes in Building 2, one for our Toddlers and 2 year olds, and another for our Preschoolers (ages 3 and up), while the Infant Nursery will still be available for our tiniest members. Parents should have received an email with details regarding this change, but if there are questions, please feel free to ask Cynthia Keen ([email protected]). With this news of course, comes a need for even more volunteers to minister to our children. Several people have already stepped up to help teach this new class and many thanks go out to Denise Skramstad, Ashley Williams, and Dorothy Myers for jumping right in. If you think you might be interested in helping in a classroom or with child care during our Family Worship Hour, please let our Children's Ministry Team know. As we continue to grow, we will continue to need more and more people to be involved and serving with our children and it is such a blessing to see more and more families with children coming to worship with us.


hibernating until fall see you need!!


May 2016 SUN 1 Andy Hanschu Jeff Car


TUES 3 Donald Selle

WED 4 Tinsley Tullos






Kelly Romero

Logan Gillespie Andrew Craddock Blaise Keen


9 Randy Mabry



12 Dawn Whitley










Cynthia Newton

Luke Harper

Mickayla Carr

William Keen




30 Austin Huddy Reagan Whitley


31 Logan Ferguson

25 Jerald Smith Kendall Clark



28 Wube Merawi


M AY 2 01 6 SUN






Mission’s Ministry Team 12:00 pm

Victory Sports Outreach 6:30 pm

Well More Ministry 1:00 pm

Evangelism Explosion Class 6:30 pm



Honduras Yard Sale Set Up

Honduras Yard Sale Set Up 9-12 am & 1-4 pm & 6-9 pm Victory Sports Outreach 6:30 pm

10 Honduras Yard Sale Set Up 9-12 am & 1-4 pm & 6-9 pm

11 Honduras Yard Sale Set Up 9-12 am & 1-4 pm & 6-9 pm

Well More Ministry 1:00 pm

Evangelism Explosion Class 6:30 pm

6:00 pm Mother’s Day



5 National Day of Prayer



12 Honduras Yard Sale Set Up 9-12 am & 1-4 pm & 6-9 pm

13 Honduras Yard Sale Set Up


Honduras Yard Sale 5:00pm7:00pm.

Honduras Yard Sale 7:00amnoon. Clean Up begins @ noon.

Staff Meeting 4:00 pm 15







SIM International Conf.

SIM International Conf.

SIM International Conf.

SIM International Conf.

SIM International Conf.

Victory Sports Outreach 6:30 pm

Well More Ministry 1:00 pm

Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study 6:45 am

Ladies Bible Study 6:30 pm

Evangelism Explosion Class 6:30 pm





Light Lunch Noon

Victory Sports Outreach 6:30 pm

Well More Ministry 1:00 pm

Evangelism Explosion Class 6:30 pm

Deacons & Elders Meeting

Staff Meeting 4:00 pm

2:30 pm 29

30 Church Office Closed Ladies’ Book Club 6:30 pm

31 Well More Ministry 1:00 pm

Ladies Breakfast at the Barrel 9:30 am 26


28 Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study 6:45 am Youth Catawba River Trip

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

Prayer Time Sunday School Worship Service with Nursery & Preschool Monday

7:00 PM

Ladies Book Club (last Monday of the month) Tuesday

1:00 PM 6:30 PM

Wellmore Ministry Ladies Bible Study

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

TCBC Deacons Andy Hanschu


Tyler Johnson


Randy Mabry


Mike Tullos


Ralph Van Dyke


Saturday 6:45 AM 9:30 AM

Men’s Bible Study & Breakfast (2nd and 4th Saturday) Ladies Breakfast at the Cracker Barrel (3rd Saturday)

(See TCBC calendar for ALL scheduled events.)

TCBC Elders Brad Ferguson


Tim Bradberry


John Jones


Cullen Keen


John Root



Staff & Contact In Information Dr. Brad Ferguson, Senior Pastor [email protected] Adam Johnson Associate Pastor of Outreach and Discipleship [email protected] Matt Williams Family Pastor [email protected] Keith Simpson, Financial Administrator [email protected] Sandra Phillips, Administrative Secretary [email protected] Website:

April 17, 2016 April 24, 2016 ATTENDANCE Worship 10:45 AM



WEEKLY RECEIPTS General Fund Weekly Budget Needs YTD General Fund Receipts

$ 10,489.44 $ 9,259.29 $ 256,633.62

$ 5,229.00 $ 9,259.29 $ 261,862.62

YTD Over/(Under) Budget Needs $ (48,922.95)

$ (52,953.24)

YTD General Fund Expenses

$ 248,255.43

$ 250,408.32

Building Fund Receipts YTD Building Fund Receipts

$ $

.00 3,034.00

$ $

.00 3,034.00

Missions Fund Receipts YTD Mission Fund Receipts

$ $

95.00 7,746.50

$ $

150.00 7,896.50









Phone: 803.548.2600 E-mail: [email protected]


Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Total