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Legacy Giving

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On Saturday May 25th, from 10-11AM in the Chapel, Doug Fordham and Dan Cody from the Fellowship Pacific office, will be providing details on how to protect our financial assets from excessive taxation, after we pass away. It's a program called, "Legacy Giving."

When we plan our estates or our wills, we can actually shelter and increase the assets we will pass on to our family by carefully giving more of our estate to charity. The government has provided the means to give more to charity in our wills, while allowing us to save on what is taxed.

ADVISORS with Purpose is part of the family of ministries of Financial Discipleship Canada. Their vision is to provide a fresh approach to discipleship that will inspire and prepare followers of Jesus to live lives wholly surrendered to Him.

ADVISORS with Purpose accomplishes this by working with Christian charities and churches to offer free and confidential estate plans for donors, helping these donors fulfill their desire to be faithful stewards of assets that will be left behind in their estate and will.

ADVISORS with Purpose serves the Kingdom by helping Christians practice the life changing principles of good stewardship.

We urge you to take advantage of this stewardship opportunity by joining us on May 25th at 10AM for a one hour seminar. Click here for more information

Posted by Rick Burdett

Mary's New Role

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Mary Grierson has been on our church staff since 2016; serving in roles of Interim Worship Director and Associate Director of Worship. At a young age, Mary demonstrates biblical humility and a great passion for God's people and His mission. This is why we're excited to announce that she has now transitioned into a full-time Community Life Coordinator role at SDBC.

In this new role, Mary will help us establish a culture of "familiness" in our church community. We're intentionally developing a culture of being a family in Christ that is missionally focused as a team. At the end of the day, our goal is to participate in the mission of God to bring His love and grace to the world, and we do this in teams; not just individually. We believe God called us to be everyday missionaries in every aspect of life, but God also called us as a family—as a team—to be on this mission together. Because we emphasize community and family a lot, we want to express our connectedness in a fun and exciting way. We strive to be excellent celebrators of God's love and grace in everything that we do, and engage in our work with unmatched passion. We want people who are passionate about Jesus to join our team, and we want our church family to be passionate about Jesus.

Mary is an excellent addition to our already amazing team at SDBC, and she will help us continue to build this culture of "familiness" as she coordinates exciting church-wide events for us. Moreover, she will also be coordinating the integration and connection of new people who join our church family, and support our community groups to grow in being a missional team together. Please pray for Mary as she makes this transition!

Posted by Paul Park

Marriage Mentoring

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South Delta Baptist Church will be starting a new ministry later this spring called, Marriage Mentoring Ministry, to respond to the needs of our congregation. Startling statistics indicate that 50% of marriages end in divorce. The same statistic even applies to Christian couples. It is obvious that there is a major cultural trend indicating that couples do not discuss their relationship issues, until it is too late. The Marriage Mentoring Ministry is intended to curb this trend, by discussing hard issues before facing the pain and distress of separation and/or divorce.

Nine couples, who emanate from the pastors, elders, and other couples of SDBC and who have demonstrated a strong faith and a positive marriage experience, have been trained and certified in the Marriage Mentoring Program of nationally known Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott. The Parrotts are certified marriage mentor trainers and operate out of Seattle; both also teach at the University of Washington. Some of their books on the subject of marriage and relationships are featured on RightNow Media as bible studies.

This ministry is intended to guide couples through an informal discussion of issues that often afflict relationships. It is not intended to be counseling, but rather an exploration of how other couples have handled similar situations. It will focus on a sharing of experiences and will be based on Christian values and principles.

This ministry will focus on three types of relationships:

  • those in new marriages, who are seeking ways to handle new issues as a couple;
  • those with good marriages, who are seeking to improve their relationship; and,
  • those in marriages who are stuck on issues and are open to a fresh perspective.

All interactions will be held in absolute and strict confidence.

This ministry will launch on May 19th. For more information, please email our Marriage Mentoring Ministry.

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