"...I am doing a great work and I cannot come down" (Nehemiah 6:3).

Like Nehemiah, we are called as Christians who comprise the body of Christ to do a great work in His name.  We cannot turn aside, cannot succumb to hindrances, cannot fade in the face of opposition, and cannot be enticed by distractions.  Resisting against every "weight, and sin which clings so closely," will you join us in the prayer of Nehemiah, asking "But now, O God, strengthen my hands" (6:9)?  We believe the promises of Scripture in response to such a bold prayer:  "He who calls you is faithful; He will surely do it" (1 Thessalonians 5:24).



Thoughts for the Journey

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And then you

...We yield because you, beyond us, are our God.
We are your creatures met by your holiness,
by your holiness made our true selves.
And we yield.  Amen.

Click below to read the full text of this beautiful poem by Walter Brueggemann, as published in Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth:  Prayers of Walter Brueggemann (2003)

Event Spotlight

A Season of Goodness...

There's not a lot of goodness on the news right now, but there's a whole lot of goodness going on in Back Swamp as we work to "encourage one another & build one another up..." every chance we get (1 Thess. 5:11).

Click below for photos of Homecoming, Baptisms, & Housewarmings.  


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Resources, devotions, & book recommendations to help you nourish your roots in the faith so that you will be ready to branch out into the life every Christian is called & empowered to live.



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Richlands NC 28574

(910) 324 5198


Service Times

Sunday Mornings
9:45 AM:  Sunday School (all ages)
11:00 AM:  Morning Worship

Sunday Nights
All start times 6:00 PM
1st Sunday:  Movie Night
2nd & 4th Sundays:  Bible Study
3rd & 5th Sundays:  No Service

Wednesday Nights
6:30 PM:  Choir Practice
7:30 PM:  Prayer Meeting