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Correction

August 20, 2019

"Brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you. For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness. Therefore whoever disregards this, disregards not man but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you" (1 Thessalonians 4:1-8).

Are you teachable? Are you open to correction? As Christians, we realize that we are all sinners and in need of training in righteousness. This is why we pursue personal, daily discipleship, and disciple others. We all need to have a mentor, and be a mentor. Do you have someone speaking into your life? Who really knows you? Are you speaking into the life of your disciples? Friend, this is so crucial! Don't settle for a private life of loneliness, sin, and isolation. This is not God's best for you! Pursue others, like Jesus pursued you. Care enough to confront and correct. Let's do this together and pursue holiness and sanctification. Can we count on you? Are you a disciple-making disciple? Please pray today for our Guys BBQ, Ladies Gathering, and Friday night Restore Group. Pray that God will deepen us in this ministry of correction and disciple-making ... for God's glory and our joy.

"Brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you. For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness. Therefore whoever disregards this, disregards not man but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you" (1 Thessalonians 4:1-8).

Are you teachable? Are you open to correction? As Christians, we realize that we are all sinners and in need of training in righteousness. This is why we pursue personal, daily discipleship, and disciple others. We all need to have a mentor, and be a mentor. Do you have someone speaking into your life? Who really knows you? Are you speaking into the life of your disciples? Friend, this is so crucial! Don't settle for a private life of loneliness, sin, and isolation. This is not God's best for you! Pursue others, like Jesus pursued you. Care enough to confront and correct. Let's do this together and pursue holiness and sanctification. Can we count on you? Are you a disciple-making disciple? Please pray today for our Guys BBQ, Ladies Gathering, and Friday night Restore Group. Pray that God will deepen us in this ministry of correction and disciple-making ... for God's glory and our joy.


Redemptive Conversations

July 28, 2019

Nothing brings joy to my heart like hearing that people are growing in Christ. When disciples begin to make disciples, I am thrilled! Blake and Tom recently shared the great news of salvation through Jesus Christ with our buddy, Garrett. Will you pray for him? Will you pray that God's Spirit will give Garrett a new, redeemed heart. Will you pray that more of our church friends will speak gospel words with those that need to hear about Jesus?

On Fridays at Restore, we have been delving deeper into the life-changing Word of God in our daily Bible readings. Pray for Miguel and Peggy. Pray that God will deepen our friends in the deep wells of gospel truth. May God reach more people in Kerr County. May God use us for the advance of his kingdom. As Jesus says of Zaccheus, in Luke 19:9-10, "Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and save the lost."

Nothing brings joy to my heart like hearing that people are growing in Christ. When disciples begin to make disciples, I am thrilled! Blake and Tom recently shared the great news of salvation through Jesus Christ with our buddy, Garrett. Will you pray for him? Will you pray that God's Spirit will give Garrett a new, redeemed heart. Will you pray that more of our church friends will speak gospel words with those that need to hear about Jesus?

On Fridays at Restore, we have been delving deeper into the life-changing Word of God in our daily Bible readings. Pray for Miguel and Peggy. Pray that God will deepen our friends in the deep wells of gospel truth. May God reach more people in Kerr County. May God use us for the advance of his kingdom. As Jesus says of Zaccheus, in Luke 19:9-10, "Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and save the lost."


Be the Change

June 04, 2019

Knowing Jesus Christ changes us. The more we walk in God's Spirit, the more transformation takes place in our lives. God wants us to produce the lasting fruit of the spirit: "love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control" (Galatians 5:22). In his classic book, Repentance, Scottish thinker, John Colquhoun, writes,

To be united in a conjugal relation to Christ, the head and husband of his church, and to be delivered in justification from the law as a covenant of works, are necessary to your bringing forth fruit unto God, or your serving him in newness of spirit. O consider, then, that it will be impossible for you, either to exercise true repentance, or to bring forth any of its fruits, unless, in order to do so, you are a believer in Jesus Christ, united to him by faith, justified by his righteousness imputed to you, and dead to the law as a covenant. All these are necessary to the least exercise of evangelical repentance and to the production of any of its fruits. Come to Christ, then, for grace and strength to exercise true repentance. Believe on him in order to repent sincerely. The more you cordially trust in him for the grace of repentance, the more you will repent of all your sins; and the more you sincerely repent of them, the more of the fruits of repentance you will produce.

Would you pray for our church family? Pray that we will reach, teach, mature, disciple, and send out more healthy missionaries for Jesus. Pray that God will move us from spiritual consumers to repentant, faithful, bold witnesses for his glorious gospel. Pray for more men, women, boys, and girls who desire to walk in step with Jesus. Pray that we would join God as he redeems this fallen world one life at a time.

Knowing Jesus Christ changes us. The more we walk in God's Spirit, the more transformation takes place in our lives. God wants us to produce the lasting fruit of the spirit: "love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control" (Galatians 5:22). In his classic book, Repentance, Scottish thinker, John Colquhoun, writes,

To be united in a conjugal relation to Christ, the head and husband of his church, and to be delivered in justification from the law as a covenant of works, are necessary to your bringing forth fruit unto God, or your serving him in newness of spirit. O consider, then, that it will be impossible for you, either to exercise true repentance, or to bring forth any of its fruits, unless, in order to do so, you are a believer in Jesus Christ, united to him by faith, justified by his righteousness imputed to you, and dead to the law as a covenant. All these are necessary to the least exercise of evangelical repentance and to the production of any of its fruits. Come to Christ, then, for grace and strength to exercise true repentance. Believe on him in order to repent sincerely. The more you cordially trust in him for the grace of repentance, the more you will repent of all your sins; and the more you sincerely repent of them, the more of the fruits of repentance you will produce.

Would you pray for our church family? Pray that we will reach, teach, mature, disciple, and send out more healthy missionaries for Jesus. Pray that God will move us from spiritual consumers to repentant, faithful, bold witnesses for his glorious gospel. Pray for more men, women, boys, and girls who desire to walk in step with Jesus. Pray that we would join God as he redeems this fallen world one life at a time.


Resurrection Day

April 22, 2019

J.C. Ryle writes, "Let us not fail to ask ourselves, whether we have risen with Christ, and been made partakers spiritually of His resurrection. This, after all, is the one thing needful. To know the facts of Christianity with the head, and to be able to argue for them with the tongue, will not save our souls. We must yield ourselves to God as those alive from the dead (Romans 6:13). We must be raised from the death of sin, and walk in newness of life. This and this only is saving Christianity."

Easter means resurrection day. Thank God that He raised his Son to defeat death for us! God has given us eternal life forever with Him! Our longings will one day be satisfied! Our Friday Restore group continues to reach out to our new Kerrville friends. Pray that God will raise up 12 men to reach out, lead, give, shepherd, and serve the city of Kerrville. Pray that God will give us a heart for the lost, lonely, unchurched, wounded, and distracted. Pray that God will turn consumers into missionaries in Kerr County. Will you pray with and for us?

J.C. Ryle writes, "Let us not fail to ask ourselves, whether we have risen with Christ, and been made partakers spiritually of His resurrection. This, after all, is the one thing needful. To know the facts of Christianity with the head, and to be able to argue for them with the tongue, will not save our souls. We must yield ourselves to God as those alive from the dead (Romans 6:13). We must be raised from the death of sin, and walk in newness of life. This and this only is saving Christianity."

Easter means resurrection day. Thank God that He raised his Son to defeat death for us! God has given us eternal life forever with Him! Our longings will one day be satisfied! Our Friday Restore group continues to reach out to our new Kerrville friends. Pray that God will raise up 12 men to reach out, lead, give, shepherd, and serve the city of Kerrville. Pray that God will give us a heart for the lost, lonely, unchurched, wounded, and distracted. Pray that God will turn consumers into missionaries in Kerr County. Will you pray with and for us?


Unashamed

March 28, 2019

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith” (Romans 1:16-17). One challenge of the Christian life is to "keep the main thing the main thing." The life-changing, destiny-making, glorious news of the gospel of Jesus Christ is the main thing. Yet, how often we get distracted and sidetracked. We may start to argue theological minutia, get caught up in signs, wonders, or phenomena, chase the "feels," start entertaining consumers, focus on programs, try to be trendy, pursue relevance, or attempt to be cool. However, we neglect the most important thing. We need Jesus Christ. We need to pursue, abide in, hide in, and run after Jesus Christ! He is the only treasure that truly satisfies! Do you know him as such? Please pray that we would be Christ-centered in every thing we do. Help keep us accountable to proclaiming the historic, biblical, eternal gospel of Jesus Christ. Pray for Matt, Blake, and Tammy as they teach us to walk with Jesus. Pray that we will reach, teach, and unleash more disciples of Jesus in Kerrville. And, of course, we will give God all the glory!

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith” (Romans 1:16-17). One challenge of the Christian life is to "keep the main thing the main thing." The life-changing, destiny-making, glorious news of the gospel of Jesus Christ is the main thing. Yet, how often we get distracted and sidetracked. We may start to argue theological minutia, get caught up in signs, wonders, or phenomena, chase the "feels," start entertaining consumers, focus on programs, try to be trendy, pursue relevance, or attempt to be cool. However, we neglect the most important thing. We need Jesus Christ. We need to pursue, abide in, hide in, and run after Jesus Christ! He is the only treasure that truly satisfies! Do you know him as such? Please pray that we would be Christ-centered in every thing we do. Help keep us accountable to proclaiming the historic, biblical, eternal gospel of Jesus Christ. Pray for Matt, Blake, and Tammy as they teach us to walk with Jesus. Pray that we will reach, teach, and unleash more disciples of Jesus in Kerrville. And, of course, we will give God all the glory!


Beautiful Gospel People

February 17, 2019

It shall come to pass in the latter days

that the mountain of the house of the LORD

shall be established as the highest of the mountains,

and shall be lifted up above the hills;

and all the nations shall flow to it,

and many peoples shall come, and say:

“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,

to the house of the God of Jacob,

that he may teach us his ways

and that we may walk in his paths.”

For out of Zion shall go forth the law,a

and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

He shall judge between the nations,

and shall decide disputes for many peoples;

and they shall beat their swords into plowshares,

and their spears into pruning hooks;

nation shall not lift up sword against nation,

neither shall they learn war anymore (Isaiah 2:2-4).

When we gather together as a gospel family, it encourages our hearts and strengthens our wills. We need each other. We are better together, than we would be alone. In Acts 2 and 4, the early church met in the Temple and house to house, in small groups. As we grow bigger, we must grow smaller. We need to Proclaim (Sunday Worship), Restore (Small Groups), and Sustain (Accountability Groups). When we see the gospel family grow deeper and wider, it pleases God. When we see friends meet Jesus, it pleases God. When we walk in step with the Holy Spirit, it pleases God. Does our gospel family lift your spirit?

In the end, all of our efforts to build community remind us of our future hope. One day, in heaven, we will all gather together: from every tribe, tongue, and nation. One day, God will establish His eternal kingdom of peace, restoration, and rest. One day, the lion will lay down with the lamb. One day, we will be home with our heavenly Father and elder brother (Jesus Christ). So, what about you? Are you eagerly awaiting that future day of kingdom renewal? Does it encourage you to invest in God's people now?

It shall come to pass in the latter days

that the mountain of the house of the LORD

shall be established as the highest of the mountains,

and shall be lifted up above the hills;

and all the nations shall flow to it,

and many peoples shall come, and say:

“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,

to the house of the God of Jacob,

that he may teach us his ways

and that we may walk in his paths.”

For out of Zion shall go forth the law,a

and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

He shall judge between the nations,

and shall decide disputes for many peoples;

and they shall beat their swords into plowshares,

and their spears into pruning hooks;

nation shall not lift up sword against nation,

neither shall they learn war anymore (Isaiah 2:2-4).

When we gather together as a gospel family, it encourages our hearts and strengthens our wills. We need each other. We are better together, than we would be alone. In Acts 2 and 4, the early church met in the Temple and house to house, in small groups. As we grow bigger, we must grow smaller. We need to Proclaim (Sunday Worship), Restore (Small Groups), and Sustain (Accountability Groups). When we see the gospel family grow deeper and wider, it pleases God. When we see friends meet Jesus, it pleases God. When we walk in step with the Holy Spirit, it pleases God. Does our gospel family lift your spirit?

In the end, all of our efforts to build community remind us of our future hope. One day, in heaven, we will all gather together: from every tribe, tongue, and nation. One day, God will establish His eternal kingdom of peace, restoration, and rest. One day, the lion will lay down with the lamb. One day, we will be home with our heavenly Father and elder brother (Jesus Christ). So, what about you? Are you eagerly awaiting that future day of kingdom renewal? Does it encourage you to invest in God's people now?


Gospel Neighboring

December 31, 2018

"Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality" (Romans 12:9-13).

May God bless you and your family this New Year 2019! Have you read Jonathan Edward's Resolutions yet? If not, check them out right now! Go to http://www.insight.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/70-resolutions---jonathan-edwards.pdf. Pray that God will make you resolved in your faith.

Do you have God's glory and gospel on your mind and heart? That is where we find true, abiding joy. Let's vow together to read the www.Know.Gd daily Bible reading this year. We will be preaching through the whole New Testament at Proclaim Sunday Worship, to help you keep focused on God's word in 2019. Ask God to help you grow, reach out to your family and friends, and make a kingdom difference in your neighborhood. Pray that God will bring many people to faith in Jesus Christ through the ministry of South Church this year. Pray that God will deepen us in the good news of Jesus Christ, and send us out to bring eternal life to our great city of Kerrville.

"Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality" (Romans 12:9-13).

May God bless you and your family this New Year 2019! Have you read Jonathan Edward's Resolutions yet? If not, check them out right now! Go to http://www.insight.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/70-resolutions---jonathan-edwards.pdf. Pray that God will make you resolved in your faith.

Do you have God's glory and gospel on your mind and heart? That is where we find true, abiding joy. Let's vow together to read the https://www.Know.Gd daily Bible reading this year. We will be preaching through the whole New Testament at Proclaim Sunday Worship, to help you keep focused on God's word in 2019. Ask God to help you grow, reach out to your family and friends, and make a kingdom difference in your neighborhood. Pray that God will bring many people to faith in Jesus Christ through the ministry of South Church this year. Pray that God will deepen us in the good news of Jesus Christ, and send us out to bring eternal life to our great city of Kerrville.


Gospel Neighboring

December 31, 2018

"Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality" (Romans 12:9-13).

May God bless you and your family this New Year 2019! Have you read Jonathan Edward's Resolutions yet? If not, check them out right now! Go to http://www.insight.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/70-resolutions---jonathan-edwards.pdf. Pray that God will may you resolved in your faith.

Do you have God's glory and gospel on your mind and heart? That is where we find true, abiding joy. Let's vow together to read the www.Know.Gd daily Bible reading this year. We will be preaching through the whole New Testament at Proclaim Sunday Worship, to help you keep focused on God's word in 2019. Ask God to help you grow, reach out to your family and friends, and make a kingdom difference in your neighborhood. Pray that God will bring many people to faith in Jesus Christ through the ministry of South Church this year. Pray that God will deepen us in the good news of Jesus Christ, and send us out to bring eternal life to our great city of Kerrville.

"Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality" (Romans 12:9-13).

May God bless you and your family this New Year 2019! Have you read Jonathan Edward's Resolutions yet? If not, check them out right now! Go to http://www.insight.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/70-resolutions---jonathan-edwards.pdf. Pray that God will may you resolved in your faith.

Do you have God's glory and gospel on your mind and heart? That is where we find true, abiding joy. Let's vow together to read the https://www.Know.Gd daily Bible reading this year. We will be preaching through the whole New Testament at Proclaim Sunday Worship, to help you keep focused on God's word in 2019. Ask God to help you grow, reach out to your family and friends, and make a kingdom difference in your neighborhood. Pray that God will bring many people to faith in Jesus Christ through the ministry of South Church this year. Pray that God will deepen us in the good news of Jesus Christ, and send us out to bring eternal life to our great city of Kerrville.


Holiday Season 2018

November 18, 2018

'Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel" (which means, God with us). When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.' (Matthew 1:18-25).

Can you believe it is already Thanksgiving? Wow, time sure flies! As I get older, time seems to go by quicker. So, what about you? Are you ready for the winter Holy Days? Are you going to observe Advent this December? Are you going to keep any kind of sacred calendar? Let's make sure this season does not pass by without us carving out some time to commune with our Lord Jesus Christ and our loving Heavenly Father. Let's encourage each other to be doing the www.Know.Gd daily Bible reading and praying attentively this Advent season. Let also encourage each other to set aside some family time to re-tell the gospel story of the Incarnation of Christ and the amazing salvation that we have through Jesus Christ. How about you? Do you have a plan for the winter Holy Days? If not, reflect for a moment ... Pray that God will draw you deeper into the gospel depths and breadths of His grace through faith in our Lord Jesus. Make a plan now ... for a great holiday season! Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!

'Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel" (which means, God with us). When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.' (Matthew 1:18-25).

Can you believe it is already Thanksgiving? Wow, time sure flies! As I get older, time seems to go by quicker. So, what about you? Are you ready for the winter Holy Days? Are you going to observe Advent this December? Are you going to keep any kind of sacred calendar? Let's make sure this season does not pass by without us carving out some time to commune with our Lord Jesus Christ and our loving Heavenly Father. Let's encourage each other to be doing the https://www.Know.Gd daily Bible reading and praying attentively this Advent season. Let also encourage each other to set aside some family time to re-tell the gospel story of the Incarnation of Christ and the amazing salvation that we have through Jesus Christ. How about you? Do you have a plan for the winter Holy Days? If not, reflect for a moment ... Pray that God will draw you deeper into the gospel depths and breadths of His grace through faith in our Lord Jesus. Make a plan now ... for a great holiday season! Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!


Restore His Family

October 15, 2018

"Since we have a great high priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near" (Hebrews 10:21-25).

Pray for our Friday night Restore group. We've had a drop in attendance. We may need to meet another night. We are working hard to reach out to men on Tuesday nights, and to reach out to women on Monday nights. So, pray that God will show us how to Restore His family. Thanks for your partnership for Christ's glorious gospel!

"Since we have a great high priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near" (Hebrews 10:21-25).

Pray for our Friday night Restore group. We've had a drop in attendance. We may need to meet another night. We are working hard to reach out to men on Tuesday nights, and to reach out to women on Monday nights. So, pray that God will show us how to Restore His family. Thanks for your partnership for Christ's glorious gospel!


Keep It Simple

September 09, 2018

"For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given us, let us use them" (Romans 12:4-6).

We live in an age of data fatigue. To use a parenting term; we are over-stimulated. We are plugged in, connected, up-to-date, dialed in, and on the cutting edge. Well, at least most of us are. Here is my question for you: How do you plug into Jesus and recharge? Some of us like to get away down a dirt road. Some of us like to hang out with friends at a coffee shop. Some of us get nine holes in before dark. Some of us wake up early to encounter the silence. Truly, there are lots of ways to recharge our batteries. But, let me recommend a good one for you: Restore Group. At South Church, we value and prioritize family and community time. All of the loners need to hear this. And, all of the socialites need to, as well. We ALL need to be a part of a gospel community where we are fully known. We need a gospel family where we can be both encouraged and challenged. Let me ask you ... Who really knows you? I mean, besides God, who do you trust, confide in, and do life with? This is where Restore Group comes in. You need it! And, we need you there! We need you to be mentored, and to mentor. We need you to disciple, and be discipled. We need you to be fully present ... with the rest of us. So, please friend, join the gospel family today.

"For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given us, let us use them" (Romans 12:4-6).

We live in an age of data fatigue. To use a parenting term; we are over-stimulated. We are plugged in, connected, up-to-date, dialed in, and on the cutting edge. Well, at least most of us are. Here is my question for you: How do you plug into Jesus and recharge? Some of us like to get away down a dirt road. Some of us like to hang out with friends at a coffee shop. Some of us get nine holes in before dark. Some of us wake up early to encounter the silence. Truly, there are lots of ways to recharge our batteries. But, let me recommend a good one for you: Restore Group. At South Church, we value and prioritize family and community time. All of the loners need to hear this. And, all of the socialites need to, as well. We ALL need to be a part of a gospel community where we are fully known. We need a gospel family where we can be both encouraged and challenged. Let me ask you ... Who really knows you? I mean, besides God, who do you trust, confide in, and do life with? This is where Restore Group comes in. You need it! And, we need you there! We need you to be mentored, and to mentor. We need you to disciple, and be discipled. We need you to be fully present ... with the rest of us. So, please friend, join the gospel family today.


Gospel Hospitality

July 25, 2018

"Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares" (Hebrews 13:1-2).

Friend ... please pray for our three Restore groups at South Church Kerrville. Pray that we will better reach out to our family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. By God's grace, our Ladies gathering is meeting monthly at "Pint and Plow" in downtown K-Vegas. God has richly blessed us with Tammi Bingham to lead and shepherd our ladies. On Tuesday nights, we continue to reach out to the rowdy men of Kerrville. Special thanks to Blake Bingham for sharing his leadership talents and teaching skills. Finally, on Friday nights, we invite all Kerrville boys and girls, rich and poor, and men and women to join us for a meal, prayer, and lively Bible discussion. We faithfully share the gospel and God's timeless plan to mature us through discipleship and missions. Pray that God will bring more! Pray that God will be glorified as we restore his family and sustain his church! Will you pray for us?

"Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares" (Hebrews 13:1-2).

Friend ... please pray for our three Restore groups at South Church Kerrville. Pray that we will better reach out to our family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. By God's grace, our Ladies gathering is meeting monthly at "Pint and Plow" in downtown K-Vegas. God has richly blessed us with Tammi Bingham to lead and shepherd our ladies. On Tuesday nights, we continue to reach out to the rowdy men of Kerrville. Special thanks to Blake Bingham for sharing his leadership talents and teaching skills. Finally, on Friday nights, we invite all Kerrville boys and girls, rich and poor, and men and women to join us for a meal, prayer, and lively Bible discussion. We faithfully share the gospel and God's timeless plan to mature us through discipleship and missions. Pray that God will bring more! Pray that God will be glorified as we restore his family and sustain his church! Will you pray for us?


New Priorities

June 29, 2018

"You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy" ( I Peter 2:9-10).

At South Church, we value relationships. First, and foremost, is our relationship with God. He is utmost, supreme, glorious, and without equal. Is He your father, shepherd, redeemer, and leader? Second, is our relationships with our family: spouse, parents, children, etc. God has called us to pastor, nourish, serve, and lay down our lives for our family. Are you praying for, investing in, and teaching them? Third, is our relationship with our gospel family: Christ's church. This is our new covenant community: the body of Christ. Are you loving, serving, helping, and edifying your brothers and sisters in Christ? Are these your priorities? How about this summer, we re-prioritize our relationships. Let's invest our time with God, our family, and our gospel community. We will be glad we did!

"You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy" ( I Peter 2:9-10).

At South Church, we value relationships. First, and foremost, is our relationship with God. He is utmost, supreme, glorious, and without equal. Is He your father, shepherd, redeemer, and leader? Second, is our relationships with our family: spouse, parents, children, etc. God has called us to pastor, nourish, serve, and lay down our lives for our family. Are you praying for, investing in, and teaching them? Third, is our relationship with our gospel family: Christ's church. This is our new covenant community: the body of Christ. Are you loving, serving, helping, and edifying your brothers and sisters in Christ? Are these your priorities? How about this summer, we re-prioritize our relationships. Let's invest our time with God, our family, and our gospel community. We will be glad we did!


Equipping and Mobilizing New Leaders

May 28, 2018

"Put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you - if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent of greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also rebuke those who contradict it" (Titus 1:5-9).

After a year of elder training, we are overjoyed to have Blake Bingham serving as a new elder/leader at South Church. Blake is a such a blessing to us! Blake utilizes his teaching and shepherding gifts in everyday pastoral care, discipling, preaching at Sunday Proclaim, facilitating our Guys BBQ outreach, and helping with our Friday Restore Group. Men, if you would like to meet with Blake for weekly Sustain discipleship, let Blake know, and he will help you. Please join us in thanking Blake for his servant leadership. Pray for Blake, his family, his marriage, and his ministry for Jesus and His gospel. Also, pray that God will raise up more male and female leaders through South Church to advance God's kingdom in the Texas hill country.

"Put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you - if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent of greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also rebuke those who contradict it" (Titus 1:5-9).

After a year of elder training, we are overjoyed to have Blake Bingham serving as a new elder/leader at South Church. Blake is a such a blessing to us! Blake utilizes his teaching and shepherding gifts in everyday pastoral care, discipling, preaching at Sunday Proclaim, facilitating our Guys BBQ outreach, and helping with our Friday Restore Group. Men, if you would like to meet with Blake for weekly Sustain discipleship, let Blake know, and he will help you. Please join us in thanking Blake for his servant leadership. Pray for Blake, his family, his marriage, and his ministry for Jesus and His gospel. Also, pray that God will raise up more male and female leaders through South Church to advance God's kingdom in the Texas hill country.


The Power of God

April 23, 2018

Happy Spring-time in Kerrville! Pray that God will send some rain! Lately, at South Church Kerrville, we have been reminding ourselves of the excellencies of the gospel. Paul says, in Romans 1:16-17, "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, 'The righteous shall live by faith.'" In the gospel, God shows us who He is (holy and jealous), who we are (fallen and dead in sin), and how Jesus reconciles the two of us (through the cross). The Gospel is the answer to our fears, loneliness, depression, longings, and thirst for the eternal.

In our Friday Restore group we have been digging deep into the daily www.Know.Gd Bible readings. We have been startled by the relevance of Leviticus to our everyday worship issues. Will you pray for us? Pray that the Holy Spirit will move us to initiate and invest in our friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Pray that God's Spirit will move us to invite them to follow Jesus and join us at South Church for gospel family. May God guide, mobilize, and indwell you with the courage to share His life-changing gospel grace with those in your circles of influence. May God bless you!

Happy Spring-time in Kerrville! Pray that God will send some rain! Lately, at South Church Kerrville, we have been reminding ourselves of the excellencies of the gospel. Paul says, in Romans 1:16-17, "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, 'The righteous shall live by faith.'" In the gospel, God shows us who He is (holy and jealous), who we are (fallen and dead in sin), and how Jesus reconciles the two of us (through the cross). The Gospel is the answer to our fears, loneliness, depression, longings, and thirst for the eternal.

In our Friday Restore group we have been digging deep into the daily https://www.Know.Gd Bible readings. We have been startled by the relevance of Leviticus to our everyday worship issues. Will you pray for us? Pray that the Holy Spirit will move us to initiate and invest in our friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Pray that God's Spirit will move us to invite them to follow Jesus and join us at South Church for gospel family. May God guide, mobilize, and indwell you with the courage to share His life-changing gospel grace with those in your circles of influence. May God bless you!


Resurrection Hope

March 27, 2018

What a great week! It is Easter! We are celebrating our assurance and hope of resurrection. We have seen some new friends joining us at South Church. Pray that God will help us to strengthen, equip, and send them to share and advance the good news about salvation in Jesus Christ. Pray for our GUYS BBQ and Friday Restore group. Help us to proclaim, embody, and bear witness to the resurrected life. Peter puts it so beautifully, saying,

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls" (I Peter 1:3-9).

God has given us everything we need for daily grace, abiding peace, and eternal hope through His risen son, Jesus Christ. Do you know him? Do you trust him?

What a great week! It is Easter! We are celebrating our assurance and hope of resurrection. We have seen some new friends joining us at South Church. Pray that God will help us to strengthen, equip, and send them to share and advance the good news about salvation in Jesus Christ. Pray for our GUYS BBQ and Friday Restore group. Help us to proclaim, embody, and bear witness to the resurrected life. Peter puts it so beautifully, saying,

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls" (I Peter 1:3-9).

God has given us everything we need for daily grace, abiding peace, and eternal hope through His risen son, Jesus Christ. Do you know him? Do you trust him?


Our Future

February 19, 2018

Friends, please pray for our Friday night Restore Group, our ladies' outreach, and our Guys BBQ outreach. Pray that God will equip His saints, raise up new leaders, and mobilize all of us for gospel mission.

Lately, at South Church, we have been learning about Jesus' teaching about his second coming and judgment. The Bible speaks often of God's judgment on sin and unbelief. Ultimately, God's final judgment will be fair (Rom. 2:11), universal (Rom. 2:6), and thorough (Rom. 2:16). Unbelievers will be cast out of God’s presence (I Thess. 5:3; Phil. 1:28). However, through justification by grace through faith, judgment is robbed of terror for Christian believers, whose sins have been judged on the cross (Rom. 3:21-26; 8:1). As Christians, our debt of sins has been paid in full by the blood sacrifice of Christ. So, the judgment of believers simply consists of God rewarding individual Christians for their good works (Rom. 14:10; II Cor. 5:10).

After the final judgment, God reverses the damage done to creation by human sin, as the OT prophets predicted (Isa. 11:6-9; 65:17-25). The scene is cosmic in scope: earth and sky flee to be replaced by a “new heaven and new earth,” which will be marked by incredible beauty, wonderful abundance, and the unmatched joy of living in God’s presence forever (Rev. 21-22:6). In light of the coming judgment, all people should examine their present lifestyles and decisions with utter seriousness.

So, have we given adequate consideration to our future? Have we thanked God for forgiving our sins, giving us the righteousness of Christ, and promising us a future of abiding joy and eternal life? If not, let's thank Him today.

Friends, please pray for our Friday night Restore Group, our ladies' outreach, and our Guys BBQ outreach. Pray that God will equip His saints, raise up new leaders, and mobilize all of us for gospel mission.

Lately, at South Church, we have been learning about Jesus' teaching about his second coming and judgment. The Bible speaks often of God's judgment on sin and unbelief. Ultimately, God's final judgment will be fair (Rom. 2:11), universal (Rom. 2:6), and thorough (Rom. 2:16). Unbelievers will be cast out of God’s presence (I Thess. 5:3; Phil. 1:28). However, through justification by grace through faith, judgment is robbed of terror for Christian believers, whose sins have been judged on the cross (Rom. 3:21-26; 8:1). As Christians, our debt of sins has been paid in full by the blood sacrifice of Christ. So, the judgment of believers simply consists of God rewarding individual Christians for their good works (Rom. 14:10; II Cor. 5:10).

After the final judgment, God reverses the damage done to creation by human sin, as the OT prophets predicted (Isa. 11:6-9; 65:17-25). The scene is cosmic in scope: earth and sky flee to be replaced by a “new heaven and new earth,” which will be marked by incredible beauty, wonderful abundance, and the unmatched joy of living in God’s presence forever (Rev. 21-22:6). In light of the coming judgment, all people should examine their present lifestyles and decisions with utter seriousness.

So, have we given adequate consideration to our future? Have we thanked God for forgiving our sins, giving us the righteousness of Christ, and promising us a future of abiding joy and eternal life? If not, let's thank Him today.


New Beginnings

January 27, 2018

“We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers, remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father, knowing, beloved brethren, your election by God” (1 Thessalonians 1:2-4). This is a great reminder for us about how to start the new year off. Give thanks. Pray. For we are saved, and redeemed. This is the time of year for resolutions, making lists and plans. But don’t forget to give thanks, to pray. There is work in prayer, faith, and patience. We are the elect: chosen, called out, and separated. We are the hands and feet of God. And we need to turn to our brothers and sisters in Christ and remind them that they are, cherished, appreciated, prayed for, encouraged, special, hard workers. May God remind you, in small ways, how loved you truly are. Please pray for our old and new friends at South Church. Pray for Spirit-renewed hearts, enlightened minds, warmed souls, and quickened hands. May God use us to accomplish His redemptive mission in Kerrville, the Texas Hill Country, and to the ends of the earth. Will you join us?

“We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers, remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father, knowing, beloved brethren, your election by God” (1 Thessalonians 1:2-4). This is a great reminder for us about how to start the new year off. Give thanks. Pray. For we are saved, and redeemed. This is the time of year for resolutions, making lists and plans. But don’t forget to give thanks, to pray. There is work in prayer, faith, and patience. We are the elect: chosen, called out, and separated. We are the hands and feet of God. And we need to turn to our brothers and sisters in Christ and remind them that they are, cherished, appreciated, prayed for, encouraged, special, hard workers. May God remind you, in small ways, how loved you truly are. Please pray for our old and new friends at South Church. Pray for Spirit-renewed hearts, enlightened minds, warmed souls, and quickened hands. May God use us to accomplish His redemptive mission in Kerrville, the Texas Hill Country, and to the ends of the earth. Will you join us?


Good News of Great Joy

December 25, 2017

"And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, 'Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.' And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!' When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, 'Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.' And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger."

Merry Christmas, friend! I pray that you are having a grace-filled Christmas. I hope that God gives you even more than just time off with family and friends. I know that God has so much more for you. So, let me ask you this crucial question ... Have you received the "good news of great joy" that the angel said is for "all people." Is God's grace reaching you this Christmas? You see, God gives us grace upon grace, not only at Christmas, but all year long. By God's grace, He calls us, by his Spirit, to saving faith through His son. By God's grace, He empowers us with sanctifying grace, making us more holy, like His Son. And one day, by God's grace, He will glorify us, ushering us into eternal life, in heaven forever. As John Calvin said, God's grace has saved us, is saving us, and will save us. We have God's past, present, and future grace all credited to our account. And, of course, all this is accomplished through the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. So, I pray that we trust God's amazing grace, this Christmas, by faith. And I hope you will pray for us. Pray for South Church to continue reaching the lost in Kerrville. Pray for us to serve our city, sacrificially, as Jesus Christ has served us. Pray that our gospel family will reach, teach, and unleash more disciples for God's glory, and our joy. Pray that God will generate a movement of gospel that will touch every life in Kerrville. Will you please pray for us?

"And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, 'Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.' And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!' When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, 'Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.' And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger."

Merry Christmas, friend! I pray that you are having a grace-filled Christmas. I hope that God gives you even more than just time off with family and friends. I know that God has so much more for you. So, let me ask you this crucial question ... Have you received the "good news of great joy" that the angel said is for "all people." Is God's grace reaching you this Christmas? You see, God gives us grace upon grace, not only at Christmas, but all year long. By God's grace, He calls us, by his Spirit, to saving faith through His son. By God's grace, He empowers us with sanctifying grace, making us more holy, like His Son. And one day, by God's grace, He will glorify us, ushering us into eternal life, in heaven forever. As John Calvin said, God's grace has saved us, is saving us, and will save us. We have God's past, present, and future grace all credited to our account. And, of course, all this is accomplished through the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. So, I pray that we trust God's amazing grace, this Christmas, by faith. And I hope you will pray for us. Pray for South Church to continue reaching the lost in Kerrville. Pray for us to serve our city, sacrificially, as Jesus Christ has served us. Pray that our gospel family will reach, teach, and unleash more disciples for God's glory, and our joy. Pray that God will generate a movement of gospel that will touch every life in Kerrville. Will you please pray for us?


God Sent His Son

November 20, 2017

"Behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord" (Luke 2:10-11).

What a great time of year ... the eager expectation of Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Well, in our Friday Restore Group, we have been both reaching up ... and reaching out. We have been making much of Jesus, and his beautiful Good News. We have also been encouraging each other to love God and love our neighbors. We fill our minds and hearts with the daily www.Know.Gd Bible readings. Finally, we have been praying for our families, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and fellow students. Please pray for Linda and Ann as they recover from brain surgery. Pray for Garrett's healing from his motorcycle crash. Also, pray for God to raise up more hosts and leaders in our Gospel family. Pray for a renewed passion to reach the unchurched and our skeptical friends.

I will leave you with the encouraging,wise words of English Puritan William Gurnall: [At Christmas] ... God does descend His throne, exchange His majestic robes of glory for man's frail flesh; He leaves His palace to live for a time in His creature's humble cottage, and there not only familiarly converses with him, but which is stranger, ministers to him; yea, which is more than all these, He surrenders Himself up to endure all manner of indignities, from His sorry creature's hand. And when this coarse entertainment is done, back He posts to heaven, not to complain to His Father, how He has been abused here below, and raise heaven's power against those who had so ill-treated Him, but to make ready heaven's palace for the reception of those who had thus abused Him, and now will accept of His grace. (The Christian in Complete Armor - 1665).

Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to you and yours this holiday season!

"Behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord" (Luke 2:10-11).

What a great time of year ... the eager expectation of Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Well, in our Friday Restore Group, we have been both reaching up ... and reaching out. We have been making much of Jesus, and his beautiful Good News. We have also been encouraging each other to love God and love our neighbors. We fill our minds and hearts with the daily https://www.Know.Gd Bible readings. Finally, we have been praying for our families, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and fellow students. Please pray for Linda and Ann as they recover from brain surgery. Pray for Garrett's healing from his motorcycle crash. Also, pray for God to raise up more hosts and leaders in our Gospel family. Pray for a renewed passion to reach the unchurched and our skeptical friends.

I will leave you with the encouraging,wise words of English Puritan William Gurnall: [At Christmas] ... God does descend His throne, exchange His majestic robes of glory for man's frail flesh; He leaves His palace to live for a time in His creature's humble cottage, and there not only familiarly converses with him, but which is stranger, ministers to him; yea, which is more than all these, He surrenders Himself up to endure all manner of indignities, from His sorry creature's hand. And when this coarse entertainment is done, back He posts to heaven, not to complain to His Father, how He has been abused here below, and raise heaven's power against those who had so ill-treated Him, but to make ready heaven's palace for the reception of those who had thus abused Him, and now will accept of His grace. (The Christian in Complete Armor - 1665).

Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to you and yours this holiday season!


Assurance and Security

September 23, 2017

"Though we speak in this way, yet in your case, beloved, we feel sure of better things—things that belong to salvation. For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do. And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises" (Hebrews 6:9-12).

In our church family, our greatest desire is for you to have "full assurance of hope until the end." We want you to know that you know. So how do we get this abiding hope? How do we know, for certain, that we are secure and safe in God's everlasting arms? As we discussed last Friday night at Restore Community Group, God is a good shepherd who watches over and guards us until the very end. Our problem is that we listen to ourselves, rather than preaching to ourselves. We listen to the deceptive voices of our sin, flesh, this world, and the Devil. Rather, we should be preaching to ourselves the life-sustaining good news of the Gospel. The Gospel truth is that God is our loving father, who provides for, disciplines, and guides us. In addition, Jesus is our protective older brother who looks after, advises, and goes before us. Surely, when we remember God's providential care, we can know that we have assurance of salvation and eternal security. As God's beloved children, let's encourage one another to enjoy and relish in God's unfailing love for us. Then, we will be empowered to witness and live sent throughout Kerr County, for God's glory and our joy. Can we count on you? Are you all in?

"Though we speak in this way, yet in your case, beloved, we feel sure of better things—things that belong to salvation. For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do. And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises" (Hebrews 6:9-12).

In our church family, our greatest desire is for you to have "full assurance of hope until the end." We want you to know that you know. So how do we get this abiding hope? How do we know, for certain, that we are secure and safe in God's everlasting arms? As we discussed last Friday night at Restore Community Group, God is a good shepherd who watches over and guards us until the very end. Our problem is that we listen to ourselves, rather than preaching to ourselves. We listen to the deceptive voices of our sin, flesh, this world, and the Devil. Rather, we should be preaching to ourselves the life-sustaining good news of the Gospel. The Gospel truth is that God is our loving father, who provides for, disciplines, and guides us. In addition, Jesus is our protective older brother who looks after, advises, and goes before us. Surely, when we remember God's providential care, we can know that we have assurance of salvation and eternal security. As God's beloved children, let's encourage one another to enjoy and relish in God's unfailing love for us. Then, we will be empowered to witness and live sent throughout Kerr County, for God's glory and our joy. Can we count on you? Are you all in?


Are You Ready?

August 19, 2017

Summer break is almost at an end. Are you ready for the new school year? This time of year we hear many children complaining about starting back to school. We hear the parents, with a tone of anxiety, talking about the purchases that need to be made; such as school clothes and supplies. While the change into a new school year may be difficult, there are benefits to such a change.

For us all, this should also be a time to challenge our heads, hearts and hands. Many people skip church during the summer and RESTORE community groups seem to be far and few between. We tend to go into a relaxed “summer” mode of our own (a spiritual vacation). We skip our daily Know.Gd reading, replace church with a trip or a summer sport, and we tend to cut down on our prayer time. Although a season of rest is good for us, it is never advisable to take a vacation away from God. I am ever so grateful that He is a 24/7 Lord who sticks with us throughout all four seasons.

So here is my advice to you. Take this new Fall surge of energy that comes with the cooler weather and our kids return to school and tap into it. Make sure that you get up every Sunday morning to worship the Lord who created you, redeemed you, and provides for you. He deserves at least one morning of our busy schedules. Beyond going to church each Sunday (that’s the bare bones minimum), there are our three RESTORE groups. We have Guys BBQ on Tuesday nights, Sister Strength on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays and Friday night Community Group every other week. Make it a rhythm in your life to Sustain your relationship with God through reading His word, restoring your strength though meeting with brothers and sisters and proclaiming the Gospel on Sunday mornings. All of these elements combined will assist you in a deeper faith and stronger Christian maturity.

We look forward to the exciting change of school year and season. As we move forward and onward, let us remember to “Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour" (1 Peter 5:8). Are YOU Ready? (Jon Dodson, South Church Kerrville)

Summer break is almost at an end. Are you ready for the new school year? This time of year we hear many children complaining about starting back to school. We hear the parents, with a tone of anxiety, talking about the purchases that need to be made; such as school clothes and supplies. While the change into a new school year may be difficult, there are benefits to such a change.

For us all, this should also be a time to challenge our heads, hearts and hands. Many people skip church during the summer and RESTORE community groups seem to be far and few between. We tend to go into a relaxed “summer” mode of our own (a spiritual vacation). We skip our daily Know.Gd reading, replace church with a trip or a summer sport, and we tend to cut down on our prayer time. Although a season of rest is good for us, it is never advisable to take a vacation away from God. I am ever so grateful that He is a 24/7 Lord who sticks with us throughout all four seasons.

So here is my advice to you. Take this new Fall surge of energy that comes with the cooler weather and our kids return to school and tap into it. Make sure that you get up every Sunday morning to worship the Lord who created you, redeemed you, and provides for you. He deserves at least one morning of our busy schedules. Beyond going to church each Sunday (that’s the bare bones minimum), there are our three RESTORE groups. We have Guys BBQ on Tuesday nights, Sister Strength on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays and Friday night Community Group every other week. Make it a rhythm in your life to Sustain your relationship with God through reading His word, restoring your strength though meeting with brothers and sisters and proclaiming the Gospel on Sunday mornings. All of these elements combined will assist you in a deeper faith and stronger Christian maturity.

We look forward to the exciting change of school year and season. As we move forward and onward, let us remember to “Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour" (1 Peter 5:8). Are YOU Ready? (Jon Dodson, South Church Kerrville)


Missional Community

July 26, 2017

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (Hebrews 10:19-25)

One of our elders in training, Jon Dodson, asked me a question the other day that caused me to reflect. We were eating lunch at one of my favorite spots, Broken Stone Pizza, near downtown Kerrville. Jon asked, "What ongoing community services projects does South Church engage in? I began to name off all of the ways we serve our city: i.e. Habitat for Humanity, hospice, public schools, Peterson hospital, Wyld life, Kroc Center etc. However, the more I think about it, the more I realize that, collectively, we need to engage in some ongoing mission projects as an entire church family. Do you have any ideas? If so, share them at Community Group on Friday night, Guys BBQ, Sister Strength, or at Sunday Worship. Let's encourage each other to serve our city, like Jesus has served us ... and we will give God all the glory.

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (Hebrews 10:19-25)

One of our elders in training, Jon Dodson, asked me a question the other day that caused me to reflect. We were eating lunch at one of my favorite spots, Broken Stone Pizza, near downtown Kerrville. Jon asked, "What ongoing community services projects does South Church engage in? I began to name off all of the ways we serve our city: i.e. Habitat for Humanity, hospice, public schools, Peterson hospital, Wyld life, Kroc Center etc. However, the more I think about it, the more I realize that, collectively, we need to engage in some ongoing mission projects as an entire church family. Do you have any ideas? If so, share them at Community Group on Friday night, Guys BBQ, Sister Strength, or at Sunday Worship. Let's encourage each other to serve our city, like Jesus has served us ... and we will give God all the glory.


Spirit-Led Community

June 16, 2017

"Walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh ... The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control" (Galatians 5:16; 22-23). Our Friday Restore family continues to provide a place for both new and old friendships to thrive. We are eating together, reading the www.Know.Gd Bible passages, praying for personal renewal, and encouraging each other toward love and good deeds. Please pray for our efforts to reach and serve our Kerrville friends in and around town. Pray that we would have daily opportunities to share the gospel in word and deed. May God mobilize us to help push back the darkness with the life-giving light of Jesus Christ.

"Walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh ... The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control" (Galatians 5:16; 22-23). Our Friday Restore family continues to provide a place for both new and old friendships to thrive. We are eating together, reading the https://www.Know.Gd Bible passages, praying for personal renewal, and encouraging each other toward love and good deeds. Please pray for our efforts to reach and serve our Kerrville friends in and around town. Pray that we would have daily opportunities to share the gospel in word and deed. May God mobilize us to help push back the darkness with the life-giving light of Jesus Christ.


Know God and Make Him Known

May 08, 2017

On Friday nights, at Community Group, we have been discussing our daily Bible readings at www.Know.Gd. If you are not doing these daily readings with us, I would strongly encourage you to start. They are so life-giving! As a Gospel Family, we read God's Word together, explain it, and apply it to our lives. This is best practiced daily. God's Spirit wants to lead us daily to walk closely with Him. Then, he can convict us, guide us, comfort us, and direct us to do God's will.

Last time we met, we spoke about I Corinthians 1:4-17. Here, Paul encourages us to be unified around our Lead Pastor, Jesus Christ. Ultimately, we don't follow celebrity Christians, TV preachers, or trendy writers. We follow Jesus. He alone speaks the words of eternal life to our hungry souls. He alone satisfies.

We are praying for a timely job for Debbie Torres, health for Jon Dodson, Blake's new job and ministry, guidance and provision for Marc, for Jenni's well-being, and for Frank's back recovery. Let us know how we can pray for you. You matter to God, and you matter to us.

This Summer, please join us for Gospel community on Friday nights. We would love to see you, your family (spouse and children), your neighbors, your friends, and your co-workers or fellow students. Let's have a great summer, diving into the peerless depths of God's Word, and walking hand-in-hand through the mountains and valleys of our daily lives in unity. May God bless your soul, as you seek him in Spirit and in truth.

On Friday nights, at Community Group, we have been discussing our daily Bible readings at https://www.Know.Gd. If you are not doing these daily readings with us, I would strongly encourage you to start. They are so life-giving! As a Gospel Family, we read God's Word together, explain it, and apply it to our lives. This is best practiced daily. God's Spirit wants to lead us daily to walk closely with Him. Then, he can convict us, guide us, comfort us, and direct us to do God's will.

Last time we met, we spoke about I Corinthians 1:4-17. Here, Paul encourages us to be unified around our Lead Pastor, Jesus Christ. Ultimately, we don't follow celebrity Christians, TV preachers, or trendy writers. We follow Jesus. He alone speaks the words of eternal life to our hungry souls. He alone satisfies.

We are praying for a timely job for Debbie Torres, health for Jon Dodson, Blake's new job and ministry, guidance and provision for Marc, for Jenni's well-being, and for Frank's back recovery. Let us know how we can pray for you. You matter to God, and you matter to us.

This Summer, please join us for Gospel community on Friday nights. We would love to see you, your family (spouse and children), your neighbors, your friends, and your co-workers or fellow students. Let's have a great summer, diving into the peerless depths of God's Word, and walking hand-in-hand through the mountains and valleys of our daily lives in unity. May God bless your soul, as you seek him in Spirit and in truth.


Training Leaders

March 23, 2017

What is the next step for you? Does God desire for you to just attend, consume, and take? Or, does God want you to step up and lead? Obviously, God wants you to help Him help others. But, how? Well, when the fervent missionary, Paul, invested time with the Christians in Ephesus, he equipped them to lead. Paul told his leaders-in-training, "Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood." Take a look at Paul's approach. First, examine your heart, motives, calling, and gifts. How has God wired you to lead? Second, who has God burdened you to equip? Finally, are you serving the needs of your church family? These questions will help you narrow your focus. The final step is for you to just step up and lead. God needs you to make disciples who make disciples. We, at South Church, need you to initiate, invest, and invite your friends into the furnace of discipleship and mission. Are you ready? Are you equipped? Are you fervent to serve? Great! Then let's do this!

What is the next step for you? Does God desire for you to just attend, consume, and take? Or, does God want you to step up and lead? Obviously, God wants you to help Him help others. But, how? Well, when the fervent missionary, Paul, invested time with the Christians in Ephesus, he equipped them to lead. Paul told his leaders-in-training, "Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood." Take a look at Paul's approach. First, examine your heart, motives, calling, and gifts. How has God wired you to lead? Second, who has God burdened you to equip? Finally, are you serving the needs of your church family? These questions will help you narrow your focus. The final step is for you to just step up and lead. God needs you to make disciples who make disciples. We, at South Church, need you to initiate, invest, and invite your friends into the furnace of discipleship and mission. Are you ready? Are you equipped? Are you fervent to serve? Great! Then let's do this!


Daily Bible Reading

February 23, 2017

"All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work."

One of the best things we do on Friday nights in Community Group is stop, sit down, and read the www.Know.Gd Bible reading for the day. After we read God's Word, we explain it, meditate on it, and then apply it to our daily lives. This discipline is essential for us, as Christians, to grow and walk with God. By His grace, God gives us His Word to inform us, convict us, change us, and guide us. Along with prayer and the Holy Spirit, reading the Bible is foundational in our walk of faith. So, how is your daily Bible reading going? If it is weak, your Christian life will be weak. If it is vibrant and challenging, your Christian life will be vibrant and challenging. What a blessing it is to hear from God personally every day!

If you are lazy, unorganized, or sporadic in your daily Bible reading, I challenge you to join us in daily reading God's Word. Subscribe today at www.Know.Gd. I guarantee that it will change your life!

"All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work."

One of the best things we do on Friday nights in Community Group is stop, sit down, and read the https://www.Know.Gd Bible reading for the day. After we read God's Word, we explain it, meditate on it, and then apply it to our daily lives. This discipline is essential for us, as Christians, to grow and walk with God. By His grace, God gives us His Word to inform us, convict us, change us, and guide us. Along with prayer and the Holy Spirit, reading the Bible is foundational in our walk of faith. So, how is your daily Bible reading going? If it is weak, your Christian life will be weak. If it is vibrant and challenging, your Christian life will be vibrant and challenging. What a blessing it is to hear from God personally every day!

If you are lazy, unorganized, or sporadic in your daily Bible reading, I challenge you to join us in daily reading God's Word. Subscribe today at https://www.Know.Gd. I guarantee that it will change your life!


New Identities and New Rhythms

January 15, 2017

"We were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children. So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but our own selves, because you had become dear to us." (I Thessalonians 2:7-8).

The more we trust the good news of the gospel, the more our identities are transformed into the likeness of Jesus, the perfect God/man. First, the gospel adopts us into God's family, the church. We become students of the way of Jesus. Next, God's spirit empowers us to be missionaries, sharing the game-changing news about salvation through the cross. Then, God shapes us into servant leaders, rendering sacrificial help to those in need. Finally, God fashions us into generous givers, sharing our time, talent, and treasure with the least, lowly, and the lost. Please pray that God will continue to transform our friends at South Church into a family of disciples, missionaries, servant leaders, and generous givers. Help us pray for and equip more disciples who make disciples.

As our identities are shaped by Jesus and his kingdom, we begin to get more in step with the daily rhythms of Christ's gospel. We can then enjoy table hospitality, eating together in unified fellowship. We learn how to celebrate joyfully with the family of God, while lending a hand to those who are far from him. We begin to delight in our rest, relaxing and playing, with the assurance that God is in control. Next, we selflessly bless outsiders with our words, gifts, and actions, laying down our very lives for our neighbors. Since Jesus gave away himself for us, we can give ourselves away for others. We even can work with purpose and perseverance, cultivating and stewarding God's good (yet fallen) creation. All these daily habits help to share the good news about how Jesus has refashioned, redeemed, and restored us with his free, empowering grace. So, please pray that we learn to dance daily to God's gospel rhythms with graceful ease. May we become a gospel community on mission, equipped to care, help, and strengthen others - for God's fame and glory.

"We were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children. So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but our own selves, because you had become dear to us." (I Thessalonians 2:7-8).

The more we trust the good news of the gospel, the more our identities are transformed into the likeness of Jesus, the perfect God/man. First, the gospel adopts us into God's family, the church. We become students of the way of Jesus. Next, God's spirit empowers us to be missionaries, sharing the game-changing news about salvation through the cross. Then, God shapes us into servant leaders, rendering sacrificial help to those in need. Finally, God fashions us into generous givers, sharing our time, talent, and treasure with the least, lowly, and the lost. Please pray that God will continue to transform our friends at South Church into a family of disciples, missionaries, servant leaders, and generous givers. Help us pray for and equip more disciples who make disciples.

As our identities are shaped by Jesus and his kingdom, we begin to get more in step with the daily rhythms of Christ's gospel. We can then enjoy table hospitality, eating together in unified fellowship. We learn how to celebrate joyfully with the family of God, while lending a hand to those who are far from him. We begin to delight in our rest, relaxing and playing, with the assurance that God is in control. Next, we selflessly bless outsiders with our words, gifts, and actions, laying down our very lives for our neighbors. Since Jesus gave away himself for us, we can give ourselves away for others. We even can work with purpose and perseverance, cultivating and stewarding God's good (yet fallen) creation. All these daily habits help to share the good news about how Jesus has refashioned, redeemed, and restored us with his free, empowering grace. So, please pray that we learn to dance daily to God's gospel rhythms with graceful ease. May we become a gospel community on mission, equipped to care, help, and strengthen others - for God's fame and glory.


Good News of Great Joy

December 18, 2016

We love Christmas and Easter. At Christmas, God sends his Son to rescue and redeem us. At Easter, God sacrifices his Son to forgive our sins and raises Him for our justification. Hallelujah, what a God! Hallelujah, what a Savior! In Luke 2:9-11 it says, "And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they will filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, 'Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.'" This is our living hope: Jesus Christ. At South Church Kerrville, we have been reminding one another of this good news of great joy. As we struggle through the trials of life, we lean on God's beloved Son, not on our own understanding. We become like the one that we worship. We reject the false gods of money, sex, power, popularity, and health. Instead, we delight in our Savior. He gives us new identities: ransomed from sin, adopted into God's family, united with Christ. We are not our own. We were bought with a price. We give thanks for our ministry leaders: Marc Harst, Jon Dodson, Marissa Dodson, Nellie Rogers, and Jenni Melton. Please pray for our families, marriages, children, church leaders, new friends, and lost neighbors. This Christmas, may we reach the broken, teach the committed, and unleash more disciples into the mission field of Kerr County. Merry Christmas!

We love Christmas and Easter. At Christmas, God sends his Son to rescue and redeem us. At Easter, God sacrifices his Son to forgive our sins and raises Him for our justification. Hallelujah, what a God! Hallelujah, what a Savior! In Luke 2:9-11 it says, "And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they will filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, 'Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.'" This is our living hope: Jesus Christ. At South Church Kerrville, we have been reminding one another of this good news of great joy. As we struggle through the trials of life, we lean on God's beloved Son, not on our own understanding. We become like the one that we worship. We reject the false gods of money, sex, power, popularity, and health. Instead, we delight in our Savior. He gives us new identities: ransomed from sin, adopted into God's family, united with Christ. We are not our own. We were bought with a price. We give thanks for our ministry leaders: Marc Harst, Jon Dodson, Marissa Dodson, Nellie Rogers, and Jenni Melton. Please pray for our families, marriages, children, church leaders, new friends, and lost neighbors. This Christmas, may we reach the broken, teach the committed, and unleash more disciples into the mission field of Kerr County. Merry Christmas!


Initiate, Invest, & Invite

October 16, 2016

"Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood" (Acts 20:28).

God continues to bring more new friends to the South Church family in Kerrville. God is transforming our broken lives with his renewing power. Jesus is giving us abiding hope and daily grace. We hope to find a larger room to gather together on Sunday mornings. Or, we could just start a new gathering at another free location. Please pray for God to open the doors of ministry wide in Kerr County. Our friends at Fuddruckers have been a blessing to us for four years now! It is a lovely venue with such a hospitable staff. What a gift of God's abundant grace! Our Guys BBQ continues to restore and build our men into servant leaders, for God's glory. Sister Strength continues to equip the ladies for local mission. Thanks to Marissa Dodson, Jenni Melton, and Nellie Rogers for their willingness to serve, lead, and mobilize our ladies. Please pray that God will help us multiply more Restore families throughout Kerr County to reach more new friends with the life-changing message about Jesus Christ. Let the adventure of faith continue ... Soli Deo Gloria!

"Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood" (Acts 20:28).

God continues to bring more new friends to the South Church family in Kerrville. God is transforming our broken lives with his renewing power. Jesus is giving us abiding hope and daily grace. We hope to find a larger room to gather together on Sunday mornings. Or, we could just start a new gathering at another free location. Please pray for God to open the doors of ministry wide in Kerr County. Our friends at Fuddruckers have been a blessing to us for four years now! It is a lovely venue with such a hospitable staff. What a gift of God's abundant grace! Our Guys BBQ continues to restore and build our men into servant leaders, for God's glory. Sister Strength continues to equip the ladies for local mission. Thanks to Marissa Dodson, Jenni Melton, and Nellie Rogers for their willingness to serve, lead, and mobilize our ladies. Please pray that God will help us multiply more Restore families throughout Kerr County to reach more new friends with the life-changing message about Jesus Christ. Let the adventure of faith continue ... Soli Deo Gloria!


New Life

September 04, 2016

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (1 Peter 1:3-5 ESV)

God has been faithfully leading our three Restore Groups at South Church Kerrville. We continue to read God's Word (at www.Know.Gd) in Gospel Community. His Word and Holy Spirit shape our lives more and more into the redemptive image of Jesus. Marissa Dodson and Nellie Rogers provide godly leadership to our ladies at Sister Strength. In addition, John Michon, Jon Dodson, and Marc Harst have been helping lead our men at Guys BBQ deeper into God's word and broader into God's mission for our city. On Fridays, we continue to host new friends, introducing them to the Gospel and South Church Gospel family. Pray that God would raise up more leaders to equip and multiply more disciples to follow our gentle shepherd, Jesus Christ. Encourage your friends to join us! Soli Deo Gloria!

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (1 Peter 1:3-5 ESV)

God has been faithfully leading our three Restore Groups at South Church Kerrville. We continue to read God's Word (at https://www.Know.Gd) in Gospel Community. His Word and Holy Spirit shape our lives more and more into the redemptive image of Jesus. Marissa Dodson and Nellie Rogers provide godly leadership to our ladies at Sister Strength. In addition, John Michon, Jon Dodson, and Marc Harst have been helping lead our men at Guys BBQ deeper into God's word and broader into God's mission for our city. On Fridays, we continue to host new friends, introducing them to the Gospel and South Church Gospel family. Pray that God would raise up more leaders to equip and multiply more disciples to follow our gentle shepherd, Jesus Christ. Encourage your friends to join us! Soli Deo Gloria!


Restoring His Family

July 17, 2016

"Whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it" (Matthew 10:38-39). God continues to faithfully build his church in the great city of Kerrville. The bond of brotherhood at our Guys BBQ provides weekly opportunity for friendship and accountability for many of our dudes. Similarly, Sister Strength opens the doors for our ladies to grow closer to God and each other. Our Friday Community Group serves as an entry point for us to do some Gospel neighboring: inviting new friends into the South Church family. Please pray for more ... more (and deeper) relationships with those in search of Gospel family and God's renewing grace. Pray for a fresh, vibrant vision for us to reach out, initiate, invest, and invite our friends, neighbors, and co-workers into God's kingdom work in Kerrville ... for God's glory and our abundant joy. Thanks for your partnership in God's glorious gospel!

"Whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it" (Matthew 10:38-39). God continues to faithfully build his church in the great city of Kerrville. The bond of brotherhood at our Guys BBQ provides weekly opportunity for friendship and accountability for many of our dudes. Similarly, Sister Strength opens the doors for our ladies to grow closer to God and each other. Our Friday Community Group serves as an entry point for us to do some Gospel neighboring: inviting new friends into the South Church family. Please pray for more ... more (and deeper) relationships with those in search of Gospel family and God's renewing grace. Pray for a fresh, vibrant vision for us to reach out, initiate, invest, and invite our friends, neighbors, and co-workers into God's kingdom work in Kerrville ... for God's glory and our abundant joy. Thanks for your partnership in God's glorious gospel!


Summer in Kerrville

June 16, 2016

Summer brings many campers, tourists, and travelers to our great city of Kerrville. Of course, our children are excited for time away from school! Lots of our church family will be visiting family and taking vacation time for rest and renewal. Pray that God will protect and sustain us, our families, and new friends during Summer 2016.

On a more urgent note, our sweet Marin Alice Melton (age 6) is recovering from a shark bite from Pirates Beach in Galveston. She currently resides at the UTMB hospital in Galveston. Marin is supported by her loving Melton / Corbett / DeYoung / Hudson / Ritter extended family. She welcomes prayers for the restoration of her lower left leg and foot. She will be having multiple surgeries to help her feel better. She is stable and maintains a gracious, positive attitude. We are grateful to God for His sustaining grace, even in the midst of pain and suffering. This passage from I Peter 1:3-9 has reminded us of God's faithful promises and grace toward us:

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by pvarious trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

Our GUYS BBQ and Sister Strength friends have really stepped up to help out. For that, we are grateful and thankful to God for our loyal, supportive Gospel Family.

Summer brings many campers, tourists, and travelers to our great city of Kerrville. Of course, our children are excited for time away from school! Lots of our church family will be visiting family and taking vacation time for rest and renewal. Pray that God will protect and sustain us, our families, and new friends during Summer 2016.

On a more urgent note, our sweet Marin Alice Melton (age 6) is recovering from a shark bite from Pirates Beach in Galveston. She currently resides at the UTMB hospital in Galveston. Marin is supported by her loving Melton / Corbett / DeYoung / Hudson / Ritter extended family. She welcomes prayers for the restoration of her lower left leg and foot. She will be having multiple surgeries to help her feel better. She is stable and maintains a gracious, positive attitude. We are grateful to God for His sustaining grace, even in the midst of pain and suffering. This passage from I Peter 1:3-9 has reminded us of God's faithful promises and grace toward us:

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by pvarious trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

Our GUYS BBQ and Sister Strength friends have really stepped up to help out. For that, we are grateful and thankful to God for our loyal, supportive Gospel Family.


In the Neighborhood

May 19, 2016

God has been faithfully shepherding our Friday Restore family. He continues to bring new friends to hear the Good News. We are happy to report a successful kidney transplant for Lori. Please pray for her continued recovery. Also, the Michon's hosted "Cinco de Bayou," a great afternoon of outreach and fellowship out in Ingram. This Saturday, the Dodson's will be bringing joy to their neighborhood by the Dietert Center with Marissa's Graduation Party. God is teaching us how to live as missionaries in our everyday lives. Our prayer is that South Church Kerrville will bring light to the dark places, hope to the hurting, and grace to the downcast. In Jeremiah 29:4-14, the prophet writes:

4 Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: 5 Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. 6 Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. 7 But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.'

Pray that God will continue to grow and deepen us in His word, capture our hearts with His mission, and mobilize us to share and demonstrate His gospel.

God has been faithfully shepherding our Friday Restore family. He continues to bring new friends to hear the Good News. We are happy to report a successful kidney transplant for Lori. Please pray for her continued recovery. Also, the Michon's hosted "Cinco de Bayou," a great afternoon of outreach and fellowship out in Ingram. This Saturday, the Dodson's will be bringing joy to their neighborhood by the Dietert Center with Marissa's Graduation Party. God is teaching us how to live as missionaries in our everyday lives. Our prayer is that South Church Kerrville will bring light to the dark places, hope to the hurting, and grace to the downcast. In Jeremiah 29:4-14, the prophet writes:

4 Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: 5 Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. 6 Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. 7 But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.'

Pray that God will continue to grow and deepen us in His word, capture our hearts with His mission, and mobilize us to share and demonstrate His gospel.


Gospel Family

April 16, 2016

"For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ" (Titus 2:11-13).

We celebrate daily the goodness of God's grace towards the South Church Gospel family in Kerrville. Our Friday Restore family in Kerrville continues to grow deeper in God's Word and larger in size. Pray that God will raise up new leaders for a new Restore Family at a new host home.

Our ladies continue to meet under the competent leadership of Marissa Dodson for "Sister Strength" on Wednesday nights. In addition, our men meet for "Guys BBQ" at the Melton home on Tuesday nights. Both of these Restore families are simple and reproducible. Pray that God will raise up another godly woman and man to multiply and expand these groups.

Please pray that we can continue to reach new families, singles, students, and retired folks in Kerr County for the glory of God's grace. So many in our county lack Gospel family and daily Gospel rhythms of prayer, fellowship, Bible saturation, mission, and holy living. Pray that God will empower us to reach them with the amazing news of salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone!

"For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ" (Titus 2:11-13).

We celebrate daily the goodness of God's grace towards the South Church Gospel family in Kerrville. Our Friday Restore family in Kerrville continues to grow deeper in God's Word and larger in size. Pray that God will raise up new leaders for a new Restore Family at a new host home.

Our ladies continue to meet under the competent leadership of Marissa Dodson for "Sister Strength" on Wednesday nights. In addition, our men meet for "Guys BBQ" at the Melton home on Tuesday nights. Both of these Restore families are simple and reproducible. Pray that God will raise up another godly woman and man to multiply and expand these groups.

Please pray that we can continue to reach new families, singles, students, and retired folks in Kerr County for the glory of God's grace. So many in our county lack Gospel family and daily Gospel rhythms of prayer, fellowship, Bible saturation, mission, and holy living. Pray that God will empower us to reach them with the amazing news of salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone!


Everyday Faith

March 16, 2016

"Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen." (Hebrews 13:20-21). The South Church family in Kerrville is eagerly anticipating the joy and hope of this Easter Season. We were excited to baptize our young friend, Lennox Dodson, this March. Our three Restore families (Guys BBQ, Sister Strength, and Friday Community Group) have seen some new faces, and some old faithful friends. We are happy to report that many are reading the daily Know.Gd readings. Now, pray that God will motivate us into daily discipleship and Sustain relationships to deepen our faith. As always, pray that God will give us a vision for our unchurched friends. Pray that God's Holy Spirit would give us the courage to initiate, invest, and invite new people to join our outreach efforts at South Church Kerrville. So many are wandering like sheep without a Shepherd. Finally, our hope is that God will remind us of the Gospel deeps of Christ's cross and resurrection. May God fill us again with that relentless grace and hope that Jesus has defeated death and provided eternal life for us! He himself is our peace.

"Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen." (Hebrews 13:20-21). The South Church family in Kerrville is eagerly anticipating the joy and hope of this Easter Season. We were excited to baptize our young friend, Lennox Dodson, this March. Our three Restore families (Guys BBQ, Sister Strength, and Friday Community Group) have seen some new faces, and some old faithful friends. We are happy to report that many are reading the daily Know.Gd readings. Now, pray that God will motivate us into daily discipleship and Sustain relationships to deepen our faith. As always, pray that God will give us a vision for our unchurched friends. Pray that God's Holy Spirit would give us the courage to initiate, invest, and invite new people to join our outreach efforts at South Church Kerrville. So many are wandering like sheep without a Shepherd. Finally, our hope is that God will remind us of the Gospel deeps of Christ's cross and resurrection. May God fill us again with that relentless grace and hope that Jesus has defeated death and provided eternal life for us! He himself is our peace.


Joy in the City

February 22, 2016

Our Friday RESTORE Community Group continues to provide encouragement to our church family and an entry point for our unchurched and de-churched friends. Our next task is always to see multiplication. Healthy groups grow and reproduce. Also, our GUYS BBQ and SISTER STRENGTH are seeing some fruitful discipleship and outreach ministry.

Please pray that God would raise up more mission-minded host families and leaders to start more RESTORE Groups. Our desire is to see Restore families in every neighborhood in Kerrville. So many people in our town need to hear the clear, simple good news of the Gospel. So many people need the deep friendships found in robust Gospel community. Please pray that God will send more laborers into the harvest field, and that we would see more "joy in the city" (Acts 8:8).

Our Friday RESTORE Community Group continues to provide encouragement to our church family and an entry point for our unchurched and de-churched friends. Our next task is always to see multiplication. Healthy groups grow and reproduce. Also, our GUYS BBQ and SISTER STRENGTH are seeing some fruitful discipleship and outreach ministry.

Please pray that God would raise up more mission-minded host families and leaders to start more RESTORE Groups. Our desire is to see Restore families in every neighborhood in Kerrville. So many people in our town need to hear the clear, simple good news of the Gospel. So many people need the deep friendships found in robust Gospel community. Please pray that God will send more laborers into the harvest field, and that we would see more "joy in the city" (Acts 8:8).


Gospel Community on Mission

January 17, 2016

God has been teaching South Church Kerrville what it means to become a Gospel community on mission. It is glorious, messy, and redemptive.

First, nothing is more glorious than a group of Christians who "get it": that the Good News of Jesus Christ has captured them holistically: from head to heart to hands. Jesus said it best to Peter in Matthew 16:18: "I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it." Our hope is multiply Sustain, Restore, and Proclaim groups all over the neighborhoods in the Hill Country. Pray that we would see that the fields are ripe for the harvest.

Second, nothing is more messy than reaching out to the lost, lowly, lonely, and least. It costs us dearly. We sacrifice our time, talent, and treasure; so that our unchurched friends will taste and see that the Lord is good. Pray that our Proclaim Sunday Worship gathering would declare the Good News clearly and simply, so that all our community will eagerly desire to reach out to their family and friends who are far from God. Let us be people filled with God's hope and grace.

Third, Gospel community is redemptive. Lives are transformed radically. I love watching the men at our GUYS BBQ open up their lives to God and one another. It warms my soul to see weekly tangible Christian growth. Paul explains the redemptive function of the church so vividly in Ephesians 5:25-27: "Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish."

Please pray for us. Pray that we would joyfully live as a Gospel community on mission. Pray for SISTER STRENGTH, GUYS BBQ, and our COMMUNITY GROUPS to grow and reproduce more disciples of Jesus Christ. Pray that we would guard the Truth, treasure it, and distribute it generously to our family, friends, neighborhood, and coworkers. Pray that we would seek first God's kingdom ... for His glory and our eternal joy.

God has been teaching South Church Kerrville what it means to become a Gospel community on mission. It is glorious, messy, and redemptive.

First, nothing is more glorious than a group of Christians who "get it": that the Good News of Jesus Christ has captured them holistically: from head to heart to hands. Jesus said it best to Peter in Matthew 16:18: "I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it." Our hope is multiply Sustain, Restore, and Proclaim groups all over the neighborhoods in the Hill Country. Pray that we would see that the fields are ripe for the harvest.

Second, nothing is more messy than reaching out to the lost, lowly, lonely, and least. It costs us dearly. We sacrifice our time, talent, and treasure; so that our unchurched friends will taste and see that the Lord is good. Pray that our Proclaim Sunday Worship gathering would declare the Good News clearly and simply, so that all our community will eagerly desire to reach out to their family and friends who are far from God. Let us be people filled with God's hope and grace.

Third, Gospel community is redemptive. Lives are transformed radically. I love watching the men at our GUYS BBQ open up their lives to God and one another. It warms my soul to see weekly tangible Christian growth. Paul explains the redemptive function of the church so vividly in Ephesians 5:25-27: "Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish."

Please pray for us. Pray that we would joyfully live as a Gospel community on mission. Pray for SISTER STRENGTH, GUYS BBQ, and our COMMUNITY GROUPS to grow and reproduce more disciples of Jesus Christ. Pray that we would guard the Truth, treasure it, and distribute it generously to our family, friends, neighborhood, and coworkers. Pray that we would seek first God's kingdom ... for His glory and our eternal joy.


Christmas Hope

December 21, 2015

God has been faithful to our Friday night RESTORE Group this winter. We enjoy the opportunity for table fellowship with many new adults, teens, and children in our city.

What is more, God is forming a faithful Gospel family with their identity grounded in following Jesus as: disciples, missionaries, servants, and givers. That Gospel identity then results in maintaining some healthy Gospel rhythms: eating, celebrating, resting, blessing, working, and sharing together. These are the organic fruit of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives (Galatians 5:22). A healthy diet of God's Word, prayer, and spiritual friendships produce lasting, eternal fruit.

In addition to our Friday Restore Group, we love our Tuesday GUYS BBQ outreach. Many men are getting equipped to live as Gospel missionaries in the homes, workplaces, and recreation.

Recently, Marissa Dodson has started up SISTER STRENGTH to help grow and equip our ladies. What an answer to prayer!

Pray that God will help us start a new RESTORE Group in another neighborhood in Kerrville that will reach, teach, and unleash more disciples on mission.

We are desperate for God's Spirit to guide and shepherd us so that we can see more lives transformed by the incredible news of God's empowering gospel of grace. Thanks for your Gospel partnership!

God has been faithful to our Friday night RESTORE Group this winter. We enjoy the opportunity for table fellowship with many new adults, teens, and children in our city.

What is more, God is forming a faithful Gospel family with their identity grounded in following Jesus as: disciples, missionaries, servants, and givers. That Gospel identity then results in maintaining some healthy Gospel rhythms: eating, celebrating, resting, blessing, working, and sharing together. These are the organic fruit of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives (Galatians 5:22). A healthy diet of God's Word, prayer, and spiritual friendships produce lasting, eternal fruit.

In addition to our Friday Restore Group, we love our Tuesday GUYS BBQ outreach. Many men are getting equipped to live as Gospel missionaries in the homes, workplaces, and recreation.

Recently, Marissa Dodson has started up SISTER STRENGTH to help grow and equip our ladies. What an answer to prayer!

Pray that God will help us start a new RESTORE Group in another neighborhood in Kerrville that will reach, teach, and unleash more disciples on mission.

We are desperate for God's Spirit to guide and shepherd us so that we can see more lives transformed by the incredible news of God's empowering gospel of grace. Thanks for your Gospel partnership!


Pass It On

November 19, 2015

"You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will able to teach others also" (II Timothy 2:1-2).

God continues to reach people through the ministry of South Church. We are amazed by his faithful grace. Daily, we encourage one another to invite friends and neighbors to Proclaim (Sunday Worship) at Fuddruckers and Restore (Community Group) at the Melton's house. However, what we still lack is zeal among our people to Sustain in deep, authentic, Gospel-centered redemptive relationships.

Please pray that God calls our people to grow deeper in love with His Son and Holy Spirit. It is easier to just attend events than to initiate, invite, and invest in 1-on-1, life-on-life spiritual friendships. We hope to equip Gospel missionaries, not just entertain religious consumers. This means cultivating Gospel rhythms of eating, celebrating, resting, blessing, working, and sharing together for the restoration of our souls, family, church, and city.

Pray for women to begin meeting and discipling our ladies to walk daily and intimately with God. Pray for men to step up and lead their families closer to Jesus in worship, daily habits, and mission. Pray that God will empower us to make disciples who make disciples.

Thanks for your partnership in the life-transforming Good News of Jesus Christ!

"You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will able to teach others also" (II Timothy 2:1-2).

God continues to reach people through the ministry of South Church. We are amazed by his faithful grace. Daily, we encourage one another to invite friends and neighbors to Proclaim (Sunday Worship) at Fuddruckers and Restore (Community Group) at the Melton's house. However, what we still lack is zeal among our people to Sustain in deep, authentic, Gospel-centered redemptive relationships.

Please pray that God calls our people to grow deeper in love with His Son and Holy Spirit. It is easier to just attend events than to initiate, invite, and invest in 1-on-1, life-on-life spiritual friendships. We hope to equip Gospel missionaries, not just entertain religious consumers. This means cultivating Gospel rhythms of eating, celebrating, resting, blessing, working, and sharing together for the restoration of our souls, family, church, and city.

Pray for women to begin meeting and discipling our ladies to walk daily and intimately with God. Pray for men to step up and lead their families closer to Jesus in worship, daily habits, and mission. Pray that God will empower us to make disciples who make disciples.

Thanks for your partnership in the life-transforming Good News of Jesus Christ!


New Friends

October 16, 2015

South Church Kerrville has seen some new friends at our Restore Group lately. God is raising up missionaries to initiate, invest in, and invite their friends into the ministry. The challenge is for our people to commit themselves wholeheartedly to the Gospel family. Community is not easy ... it takes time and effort.

Pray that our new friends will make room in their busy schedules for committed Christian community. The distractions of life often push out the primary things for secondary things. Help us keep the main things the main things. Nothing else trumps the Gospel, worship, community, and mission.

We are excited to see some of our friends daily in the Word at Know.Gd and carving out time for Sustain 1-on-1 discipleship relationships. This strengthens our hearts.

Pray for more! Pray for God to grow our grassroots Gospel movement one life at a time. Pray for our outreach efforts with Ingram Young Life, Tally Elementary School, Habitat for Humanity. Pray for Marissa Dodson as she launches our Women's Restore Community Group.

"You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." (II Timothy 2:1-2).

We would love your help! If you have friends in Kerrville ... send them our way. We promise to pray, reach out, and equip them.

Our hearts desire is to help religious consumers become Gospel missionaries. May our Father be glorified as we expect great things from God and attempt great things for God.

South Church Kerrville has seen some new friends at our Restore Group lately. God is raising up missionaries to initiate, invest in, and invite their friends into the ministry. The challenge is for our people to commit themselves wholeheartedly to the Gospel family. Community is not easy ... it takes time and effort.

Pray that our new friends will make room in their busy schedules for committed Christian community. The distractions of life often push out the primary things for secondary things. Help us keep the main things the main things. Nothing else trumps the Gospel, worship, community, and mission.

We are excited to see some of our friends daily in the Word at Know.Gd and carving out time for Sustain 1-on-1 discipleship relationships. This strengthens our hearts.

Pray for more! Pray for God to grow our grassroots Gospel movement one life at a time. Pray for our outreach efforts with Ingram Young Life, Tally Elementary School, Habitat for Humanity. Pray for Marissa Dodson as she launches our Women's Restore Community Group.

"You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." (II Timothy 2:1-2).

We would love your help! If you have friends in Kerrville ... send them our way. We promise to pray, reach out, and equip them.

Our hearts desire is to help religious consumers become Gospel missionaries. May our Father be glorified as we expect great things from God and attempt great things for God.


An Anchor in a Sea of Busyness

September 16, 2015

The Friday Restore Family in Kerrville meets at the Melton's home at 7 PM. We have hosted many new people this Fall. Some Catholic neighbors have found a home with us; where they and their children feel welcome. Many unchurched and dechurched friends have found love and support with us on Friday nights.

Currently, we have friends on mission at Tally and Nimitz Elementary Schools, Peterson Hospice, the Chamber of Commerce, Young Life, Schreiner University, Habitat for Humanity, Vista Camps, and Peterson Hospital. God continues to open doors of missional ministry around town. Our city needs desperately to hear of the free grace and life-changing hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Church family, please pray for our friends, neighbors, and church attenders. Pray that they would read Know.Gd daily, Sustain Restore and Proclaim weekly, and invest financially in the mission of South Church Kerrvillle.

Please send your Kerr County friends our direction. We would love to meet them, share the Good News with them, and invite them into Gospel Community on Mission.

We are so happy to be in the Good Fight of faith with you!

South Church Kerrville

www.Kerrville.South-Church.com

Friday Restore Family

The Friday Restore Family in Kerrville meets at the Melton's home at 7 PM. We have hosted many new people this Fall. Some Catholic neighbors have found a home with us; where they and their children feel welcome. Many unchurched and dechurched friends have found love and support with us on Friday nights.

Currently, we have friends on mission at Tally and Nimitz Elementary Schools, Peterson Hospice, the Chamber of Commerce, Young Life, Schreiner University, Habitat for Humanity, Vista Camps, and Peterson Hospital. God continues to open doors of missional ministry around town. Our city needs desperately to hear of the free grace and life-changing hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Church family, please pray for our friends, neighbors, and church attenders. Pray that they would read Know.Gd daily, Sustain Restore and Proclaim weekly, and invest financially in the mission of South Church Kerrvillle.

Please send your Kerr County friends our direction. We would love to meet them, share the Good News with them, and invite them into Gospel Community on Mission.

We are so happy to be in the Good Fight of faith with you!

South Church Kerrville

https://www.Kerrville.South-Church.com

Friday Restore Family