The Most Important Thing You Will Ever Do

As we face the new year, let us reaffirm our commitment to do what God has called us to do.  God is probably more interested in our FAITHFULNESS to the task than the actual task itself.  I love the quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when he said, "If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry.  He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.'"  We need to take the Lord's instruction on faithfulness to heart and treat my job as if it is the most important thing I will ever do.  There are no unimportant jobs in the kingdom of God.

 

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ABOUT GTWC: 

Gospel Temple Worship Center is a dynamic; spirit-filled church located in Florence, SC. GTWC is the place to start over. We are one of the friendliest churches in Florence.

AUTHOR: TIM HOWELL

Men's Ministry Recap :: January 2018

Had a wonderful time at our Men's Ministry event last night! Enjoyed some great fellowship, food and a wonderful message from our very own Bill Sullivan. It was great to see Pastor Tim's brother, Jerry Howell and his friends from Conway, SC. Also, Teen Challenge from the Columbia area joined us for this meeting. We want to thank you all for being a part of what God is doing at Gospel Temple Worship Center and in Florence, SC. Praise the Lord for His blessings!

All Men (from the very young to very old) are encouraged to attend our gatherings. If you want to get connected, we have a seat saved for you!

- Richard Collins (Ministry Leader)

 

ABOUT GTWC: 

Gospel Temple Worship Center is a dynamic; spirit-filled church located in Florence, SC. GTWC is the place to start over. We are one of the friendliest churches in Florence.

The Divine Plan for Bethlehem

Luke 2:1-6. "This taxation was used by God to fulfill His plan for the birth of the Messiah.  It had been prophesied that the Messiah was to be born in Bethlehem.  Scripture had to be fulfilled.  Joseph and Mary lived in Galilee and Mary was now great with child.  How was God going to make sure the child was born in Bethlehem?  The taxation happened just at the right time and in the right place.  Everyone had to return to the city of his birth to pay his taxes.  God was miraculously controlling the events of the world, working all things out for good so that He might fulfill His promise to send the Savior into the world.  The taxation forced Joseph to Bethlehem.  The taxation led to the fulfillment of scripture, despite man's plans.  Apparently, Mary and Joseph had planned for the child to be delivered in Nazareth, but God overruled."  

 

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ABOUT GTWC: 

Gospel Temple Worship Center is a dynamic; spirit-filled church located in Florence, SC. GTWC is the place to start over. We are one of the friendliest churches in Florence.

 

Author: Tim Howell

 

2017 Year in Review : Sensational Seniors

The Sensational Seniors have had a BUSY year!!  

  • We've made numerous little binkies for stillborn babies @ Carolina's and McLeod's Hospitals
  • Did baked items for Ed Nealey's Fundraiser w/Cooks for Christ and donated $100 for the cause
  • Made angel pins for Mother's Day
  • Carried meal to Alice Gunter when Mr. Marion passed
  • Gift Card to Teresa Young when her mother passed
  • Did the Botanical Garden Pressing Flower Class in Lake City
  • Hand painted some cinder blocks to put in yards
  • $125 donation for Recovery Bibles for Women's Prison
  • $250 donated for new Christmas decorations for Church
  • Have made numerous prayer shawls and distributed to those that needed a special touch from God

Most recent: We made Christmas Trees- we did (50) for Hospice Center in Pageland along w/50 toboggans, we did (90) for Medford Center in Darlington-and are finishing up (100) toboggans given to John Spires for his outreach ministry

So if you want to know what we do- this is a brief list of creations throughout the year-and if you want to know what we spend the money on that we raise- this is it.  Most of the things we make we buy and contribute out of our pockets- and use the funds to help those in need. We would love for anyone who has free time on their hands-looking for something to do, to come out and join us on Monday's @ 10:00 AM in the fellowship hall- we work hard, fellowship even harder and go eat 'good'! 

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Author: Donna Carter

ABOUT GTWC: 

Gospel Temple Worship Center is a dynamic; spirit-filled church located in Florence, SC. GTWC is the place to start over. We are one of the friendliest churches in Florence.

Turkey Bowl 2017

On Thanksgiving morning, men of all ages gathered for the first annual Turkey Bowl at GTWC! It was a chilly, overcast morning - perfect weather for a friendly game of football! After throwing the football around for a few minutes, we decided that it was time to start a game or we would all freeze. :)

What I love about this event is that you really get a chance to share in an experience where you get to bond with others. Not only that, team sports like football are a good illustration of Kingdom work. We all wanted to build up and use our teammates to get down the field and score. Also, needing everyone to step-up on defense in order to stop the opposition. You were able to identify each person's gifts and they're all important. It made me think that if we were "down a man," there would be a vulnerability in our defense. (Leave the 99 to get the 1)

When you have a group of people working together towards one "goal" something fantastic happens where we all celebrate together and struggle together. We come together in strategy and trust. We find ourselves leaving our personal interests for the sake of the mission. 

We all had a blast and everyone who was there is excited about next year! We're hoping for an even greater turnout! And who knows, we may play some more games before then!

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Author: Wes Atkinson

ABOUT GTWC: 

Gospel Temple Worship Center is a dynamic; spirit-filled church located in Florence, SC. GTWC is the place to start over. We are one of the friendliest churches in Florence.

Taste of Christmas 2017

Women’s Ministry hosted our 2017 Taste of Christmas on November 18th. We had 18 beautifully decorated tables and 127 guests! Several ladies so graciously volunteered to decorate and host a table and WOW our fellowship hall looked like a Christmas wonderland!  Our guest speaker was Samantha McCutcheon from Lake City PH Church. She is a spirit-filled powerful woman of God! All of us were blessed as she spoke and reminded us of “Just who is Jesus?”. And the mighty power in His name!

     We also had 9 vendors to set up to help us begin our Christmas shopping. Such a great success to have feasted on the word of God as well as our catered dinner, win some door prizes, and shop!  

Mrs. Becky Howell was honored for her Birthday and her untiring efforts for GTWC. 

We are praying the new ladies that joined us for the evening will join us in our Sunday morning service.

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Author: Gwen Collins

ABOUT GTWC: 

Gospel Temple Worship Center is a dynamic; spirit-filled church located in Florence, SC. GTWC is the place to start over. We are one of the friendliest churches in Florence.

Ignite Worship Retreat 2017

From November 3rd-5th, the Ignite Worship band loaded up our vehicles and headed east. We were invited to lead Worship at the SCIPHC Girls Retreat at Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, SC. This was the second year in a row we have led Worship at this retreat and we absolutely LOVE it! Being a part of an experience where anyone's life is changed is an incredible thing, even more so when it is the younger generation. There were so many girls who gave their lives to Jesus on Saturday night.  Samantha McCutcheon delivered a powerful and anointed Word to these young girls in such a way that the girls were able to pick up and retain as they returned home to help strengthen their walk with the Lord.

Our Ignite team was also able to fellowship with one another and plan for 2018. I truly enjoy this time because it gives our group a chance to reflect and reconnect with how Ignite began and then improve upon that foundation to plan for the upcoming year. We have many exciting initiatives coming this next year and we are excited to be growing within our Worship band AND our Bible study group. Looking forward to see what God has in store for us! 

Author: Wes Atkinson

ABOUT GTWC: 

Gospel Temple Worship Center is a dynamic; spirit-filled church located in Florence, SC. GTWC is the place to start over. We are one of the friendliest churches in Florence.