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1055 Gold Hill Road;
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Jeff Trotter

Steve Miller

Chad Garrett
Missionary in Residence

Dave Beels

Keith Franklin

Mark Inness

Brett Pharr

Tommie Washington

Eric Bitting

Deanna Miller

Tracy VanHamme

July 8, 2018

Biblical Literacy

Basic Biblical literacy should be a goal of every Christian.  It is important to have comprehension, knowledge and the ability to apply the critical themes of the Bible. Below is an attempt to highlight a reasonable scope for any Christian.


Key Biblical terms defined and understood Biblically (Agape, Faith, Hope, Grace, Law, Covenant, Redemption, Righteousness, Baptism, Holiness, Church).

The different types of Biblical literature (Poetic, Historical, Epistle, Prophetic, Apocalyptic, Parable, Gospel).

How to use Biblical tools, whether online or books, such as marginal references, concordances, commentaries, interlinear and Bible dictionaries.

The three types of translations (word for word, dynamic equivalent and paraphrase), examples, and strengths and weaknesses of each.

The distinctive theme and content of most Bible books (e.g. Gospels – the Life of Christ, Job-Suffering, Acts – the spread of the early church, James – good Christian living, etc.

Great New Testament teachings (e.g. Sermon on the Mount, Parable of the Sower, Good Samaritan, Prodigal Son, Peter’s sermon on Pentecost, Paul on Mars Hill, Romans 6, 12, John 17).

Knowledge (Know from memory):

Books of the Bible in order (so you can find any passage quickly).

The books assigned to their classifications.

General Chronology of the Old and New Testament (major Character and Events).

Major Characters and their events (e.g. Adam, Eve, Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Samuel, David, Daniel Esther, Nehemiah, John the Baptist, Jesus, The Apostles, Acts Converts, Paul, Timothy).

Key elements of Biblical Geography and be able to find the on a map.

The Plan of Salvation with Scriptures.

Scriptures that can be located and (substantially) quoted: Ten Commandments, The 23rd Psalm, Beatitudes, Fruit of the Spirit, Greatest Commands, Great Commission, Golden Rule, Golden Text, Christian Graces, Acts 2:38, Ephesians 2:8-10, Hebrews 11:1, John 1:5-7.


Make decisions about personal morality

Relate well to family, friends and others

Establish life priorities

Serve others

Explain to others how to become a Christian

Teach others how to live with grace and truth

Brett Pharr

AM 282
PM 138


Weekly Budget:


Mike Collins
Mark Walker

Jamie Ridenour

Digital Ministry
Aaron Knight

William Ireland
Bob Mantie

Hampton Hager
Rocky Thompson

Gilbert Shelton
Tommie Washington

Marty Rosener

Josh Buchanan
Sandy Cherry
Chuck Dohm
Greg Gross

Matt Ibbetson

Jake Hunter
Justin Powell
Barry VanHamme

Clay Batts
Brian Coats
Eric Bitting
Eric Haskin

Family News

College Nights

The college Bible study will be at the Batts’ this Friday July 13th at 7 pm. We will be having a singing and games night. Dinner will be provided.

Lads To Leaders Kickoff

Lads to Leaders year round kickoff will be Sunday July 15th after morning worship. Chicken will be provided. Bring your favorite picnic sides and/or dessert. Bring your family and learn how you can be involved in this great program!


William Ireland would love to have some additional volunteers to serve as greeters. If you are willing to serve in this important work, please see William.

Women’s Prayer Meeting Today

The women’s prayer meeting will be today in the Women’s Connection room at 5:15 pm.

New Horizons

The deadline to sign up for the planned trip to The Museum of the Bible is July 15th. See Keith Franklin with questions.

Archdale Next Sunday Night

We want to encourage as many as possibly can to attend the Archdale Congregation next Sunday night for worship. This is a regional effort to promote fellowship. Finger foods will be enjoyed afterwards. There will be a worship service at GHR for those unable to attend.

Summer Series

A schedule is posted on the bulletin board of our Summer Series; this year our theme is: “One Another Christianity”. This Wednesday:  Chris Hollandsworth will bring our lesson.

  Baby Shower

There will be a couples baby shower honoring Amber and Daniel Beels on Sunday, July 22 from 4-5:30 in the teen area. Amber is registered at Target and Buy Buy Baby and is expecting a boy.

  LEAD Save The Date

LEAD will take place July 19—22. Men take note, this is for YOU!

Empty Nesters

Save the Date! July 21st – dinner and fellowship at Roger and Janet MacWhirter’s lake home. More details to come!


Calling all sailors ages two thru rising 6th grade! Vacation Bible School is August 1st – 3rd from 5:00-8:30 pm. Dinner will be served. Please sign up by filling out a registration card, one per family, and placing it into the VBS Ship by the bulletin board. We are looking forward to being Shipwrecked with you!

Adults and Teens: We have a need for adult/teen volunteers to help with VBS. Many different roles are available. Please sign up on the bulletin board as soon as possible if you are able to commit. Thank you!

VBS needs your help collecting empty 16.9 oz plastic water bottles with attached caps. There is a bucket by the bulletin board for collection. Instead of throwing away or recycling these bottles, please consider donating them to VBS. Thank you!

Women’s Conference Save The Date

Sheila Butt will be our speaker for our 2018 Women’s Conference to be held here at GHR September 7th and 8th. Our Theme for this event is: “Unwavering” Hebrews 10:23. More details to come soon!

Save The Date Teaching Rocket Seminar

Save the date for Sunday, October 7th for a teacher’s seminar with Michael Whitworth. If you would like to attend please reply to:  goldhillstevem@gmail.com so we can make a count for lunch. This is open to ALL teachers, past, present, future!

Autumn Leaves Worship Service

We will be conducting a worship service each Sunday afternoon at 1:00 pm at the Autumn Leaves memory care facility next door. See Mark Walker with questions.

Haiti Collection

The collection bins for Haiti collections have been moved to the area across from the Kindergarten room. PLEASE look at the list of needs before donating. Lists are supplied. There has been an abundance of things donated that are not needed. Thanks, Nancy Pharr.


  • Gilbert Shelton will receive post operative test results Tuesday.
  • Marvin Redd will not need follow up treatments, but will need scans to periodically check .
  • Ann DeJarnett suffered another fall and is having hip issues. She will consult with a surgeon on the 25th.
  • Walter VonHelms is recovering from recent knee replacement surgery.
  • Delmy Canales first biopsy results were inconclusive and she will receive information from an additional test late this week.
  • Gil Lawrence’s surgery went well, he was able to be back with us this past Wednesday night.
  • Sandy Ibbetson will begin her chemotherapy soon.
  • Gail Berry continues to make progress.
  • Tanya Leggitt is having quite a bit of pain and continues under evaluation.
  • Ruby Lett is in Clear Creek Rehab Nursing Home, room 310 following a recent health episode.

Please remember our Shut-Ins in your daily prayers:

Gloria Girard,  Jimmie Greene, Ruby Lett, and Lois Viera.

  • Madyson Newsome is doing well following her recent outpatient surgery.
  • The mother’s of Barb Arbaugh, Rodney Grant, Linda Hill, Alan Jopson, Gil Lawrence, Aaron & Liz Knight, Jim Passmore, Len Patterson, Ron Shepherd, Mark Walker, and Kay Woods are all dealing with various health issues.
  • Brett Pharr’s father, Claude received another round of chemo this past week.
  • The father’s of Dave Beels, Jerry Brooks, Josh Buchanan, Greg Gross, Linda Hill, Jake Hunter, and Anthony Overton, are all dealing with various health issues.
  • Phyllis Wampler’s sister, Juanita is now home and slowly recovering.
  • Doug Creecy’s sister, Helen Parish’s cancer has returned.
  • Remember Tim Bannister & Vicki Davis brother, Randy.
  • Roger Craig’s sister, Trisha Hudson has a non-treatable lung disease and asks for our prayers.
  • Tim Mastenbrook requests prayers for Cory Cox, son of Kenny and Melinda Cox (Please see the bulletin board for updates) Corey Cox, Room 414N, c/o Orlando Regional Medical Center, 52 W. Underwood St., Orlando, FL32806

Sermons & Classes

Sunday Summer Quarter Classes (June 3)                                                             

Sunday Adult Auditorium:

1 Corinthians/ Brett Pharr

Adult Downstairs:

Soils & Foundations/ Jeff Trotter 

Wednesday Summer Quarter Classes  (June  6)

Wednesday Adult Auditorium:

Summer Series/ Various Teachers (schedule posted)

Schedule of Services

Sunday Bible School
9:30 am – 10:15 am
Sunday Morning Worship
10:30 am
Sunday Evening Worship
6:00 pm
Wednesday Bible Study
7:00 pm

Care Groups

1: Singles / Couples w/out children
Leader: Grant Alumbaugh & Andrew Chaney

2: Families w/ infants – Pre K
Leader: Jason Harvey & Clay Batts

3: Families w/ children K – 5th grade
Leader: Hampton Hager

4: Families w/ children 6th – 12th grade
Leader: William Ireland

5: Empty Nesters
Leader: Jerry Brooks

6: Seniors

GHR Website:

LEAD Institute Website:

Women’s Connection:

Password: church / Recipient last name

Today (7/8)

Scripture: Asa Jopson
Preside Table: Jimmy Williams

1 Assist: Ben O’Donovan
2 Assist: Jim Passmore
3 Assist: Chris Patterson
4 Assist: Justin Powell
5 Assist: Marvin Redd
6 Assist: Jamie Ridenour
7 Assist: Marty Rosener
8 Assist: David Savage
9 Assist: Gilbert Shelton
10 Assist: Ron Shepherd
11 Assist: Dave Sims
12 Assist: Doug Stallings
13 Assist: Norman Smith

Opening Prayer: Mark Walker
Closing Prayer: Charles Taylor
Usher: John Wade & Eric Haskin
Greeters Up: R & S Shepherd
Greeters Down: J & C Brooks
Singing: Jake Hunter
Nursery: Liz Knight
Gabby Knight
A/V: Jake Hunter

Sunday Night
Singing: Alex Franklin
Scripture: Jason Harvey
Opening Prayer: Barry Murray
Closing Prayer: Bentley Janes
Lord’s Supper: Barry VanHamme
Nursery: Robin Bitting

Singing: William Ireland
Closing Prayer: John Wade
Comm. Prep.: Becker
Pickup Cups: Kindergartners

Next Week (7/15)

Scripture: Connor Gross
Preside Table: Jeff Willis

1 Assist: Zach Stone
2 Assist: Charles Taylor
3 Assist: Joe Theado
4 Assist: Caleb VanHamme
5 Assist: John Wade
6 Assist: Mark Walker
7 Assist: Ed Wampler
8 Assist: Roger Whytsell
9 Assist: Jimmy Williams
10 Assist: Derrick Williamson
11 Assist: Grant Alumbaugh
12 Assist: Tim Bannister
13 Assist: Chuck Wiseman

Opening Prayer: Justin Powell
Closing Prayer: Ken McCullough
Usher: Barry VanHamme and Jamie Ridenour
Greeters Up: E & P Wampler
Greeters Down: P & D Lieck
Singing: William Ireland
Nursery: Jaelin & Taylor
Susan George
A/V: Alan Jopson

Sunday Night
Singing: Dave Sims
Scripture: Sam Walker
Opening Prayer: Alexander Bannister
Closing Prayer: Clay Batts
Lord’s Supper: Tim Bannister
Nursery: Shawna Harvey

Singing: Caleb VanHamme
Closing Prayer: Dave Beels
Comm. Prep.: Becker
Pickup Cups: Kindergartners


VBS Save The Date

Our Vacation Bible School will be August 1-3. Save the date and sign up on the bulletin board. See the Harvey’s with questions.



Andrew Conquest: Phone: (601) 850-0114 Email: andrew.m.conquest@gmail.com