Continuing the study of what we believe Pastor Ronnie talks about our belief in the One True God. In this week’s sermon he shares why this belief is important and how a revelation of God the Father’s heart can change us. As you listen, you’ll also hear a special guest’s poignant story of how God can can use even flawed earthly fathers to reveal his heart to us.
This summer begins the 20th year that Pastor Bruce and Smyrna Assembly/Springhouse Worship & Arts Center have been ministering to the community of Wherry Housing.
It started with a God calling on Pastor Bruce’s heart to remodel a building in the community to set up for homeless men to get back on their feet and be ministered to during that time to establish them in their faith and help them reestablish themselves in society.
Now, 19 years later, this outreach has become Community Servants and hosts several ministries to widows and widowers, adult education, a children’s learning center, parenting classes, an intern program for young people to learn servant leadership and ministry for missions among many other services provided. In the process for the last 13 years, John Key is now administrator for Community Servants on the day-to-day operations.
The Community Servants/Wherry Housing Outreach has incorporated many youth groups, college students and church and civic groups over the years to demo, remodel and rebuild many of the units that are now part of the ministry for dormitory housing, cooking and dining as well as warehouse facilities for the various tools and equipment used in the process of ministry.
There are various ways to be involved at Wherry Housing. Along with the groups that come and work on weekly basis throughout the summer, there is also the 4th Saturday Workday at Wherry which incorporates many area churches who have folks come and volunteers their efforts from 8am-Noon.
As the picture displays, more than physical labors of love take place at Wherry. It started out and continues to be driven by this sole motive: Love God, Love People, Serve Others. The main purpose and desire of the ministry at Wherry and it’s servant leaders is to continually point people regardless of where they are in this life, towards Christ and to extend the Love of God to them through acts of service and personal ministry. The groups that come to Wherry year after year to serve come with humble spirits and willing hearts to serve the people of the community, but more importantly they come to love on the people and to pray with and for them and to bless them.
This group of young people seen here are praying for a young mother at Wherry and they not only prayed for her, they blessed her with a card and financially with a gift card to help with expenses for her child.
What started with a small act of obedience to restore a building to minister to homeless men has, like the mustard seed, grown into a large tree to offer leaves of healing and ministry to a whole community of people. I encourage you to come out one 4th Saturday from 8am till Noon and see first hand what the hands and feet of God look like in action at Wherry Housing…there’s ALWAYS room for one more.
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In the first week of a series on the Springhouse Worship and Arts Center’s statements of faith, Pastor Ronnie examines the question, “Who is Jesus.” As you listen, you’ll learn one thing people must believe to be a Christian as well as three other revelations of God. He also touches briefly on the question of whether Jesus claimed to be God and gives a surprising answer. Read More
In this week’s sermon, Pastor Ronnie shares the surprising reason he dislikes the question, “So, what’s the vision for your church.” He touches briefly on why our name has the word “center” instead of “church” and why we believe that choice is important. Then he shares the four emphases that make Springhouse Worship and Arts Center unique.
If you’ve ever wondered why a rich impartation from God can seem to have little lasting effect, like a drink offering poured out over parched ground, you want to hear what Pastor Barbie has to say. We are always dependent on God’s provision but he often calls us to be part of that provision. As she shares about the “dew of heaven and the richness of earth” she also shares what you can do to dig those wells to supply water that can be passed on to others and down through generations.
High Schoolers, don’t miss the Lock-In on June 14. We’ll start the evening at 9:00 P.M. with The Man of Steel at the Malco Theater. After the movie, we will return to the church for food, fun, and games. The entire evening will cost $10 per person but you’ll need to let Pastor Kevin know you’re coming.
- When: Friday, June 14, 9:00 P.M. to Saturday, June 15, 7:00 A.M.
- Where: Begin at Malco Theater, and ending at Springhouse Worship and Arts Center
- Cost: $10 per teen
- RSVP Required to Pastor Kevin
- Phone: 615-459-3421
- Email: you...@springhousesmyrna.com
We will be separated for the whole evening. The young men will meet at the church youth room with the male leaders and young ladies will meet at Pastor Cheyenne’s home with only female leaders present.
For more information, contact Cheyenne White or Jordan Boom.
- Cheyenne White - 615-533-0970 or
- Jordan Boom - 706-347-6642
Join us for a fun, family friendly dinner theatre.
Springhouse Youth Ministries will host an ’80s Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre on Saturday, June 8. The thriller will offer a full evening of intrigue and twisting plots. Dinner will be catered by Jim ‘n Nick’s while you enjoy the mystery.
Just like the plot of an ’80s murder mystery, the evening has a twist: while you are enjoying dinner and a play, you will also be helping our teens raise money for their upcoming mission trip to Mexico.
Don’t miss out on this exciting event; RSVP at the Welcome Desk!
- Date: June 8, 2013
- Time: 6:30 – 9:00 PM
- Where: Springhouse Worship and Arts Center, Youth Room (directions)
- Cost: $25 per person, registration at the Welcome Desk
There will be no childcare for this event.
For more information, contact Cheyenne White through the church office at 615-459-3421 or.
If you’ve ever wondered what we mean when we say “Live Drenched” or why we believe it is so central to our body, you’ll want to listen to Pastor Barbie’s lesson this week. In it she talks about what it means to be “drenched” as well as the dangers of dehydration. Finally, she reveals the best way to “raise the water level” in your life when you are T.H.I.R.S.T.Y.