2016 Summer Mission Trip to the United Kingdom

Mission trips may not often be associated with young church plants; in fact the mission trip is considered the remit of the established church that has at its disposal money and plenty of people. However, at Shem Creek Presbyterian, a church plant in Mt. Pleasant, SC, we believe that the church is universal as well as local. We have a desire to reach out to our community of Mt Pleasant and the greater Charleston area with the gospel, but also to encourage, serve and help churches across the country and in other nations around the world. We wish for this attitude to be part of the fabric of our church from the very beginning.

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Politics in the Pews

By Ben Carver

What are your expectations on Sunday morning when you enter your church and sit in the pew?

Do you expect a political message from the pulpit? Perhaps a soft sermon about an amiable God who just wants you to be happy?

It seems that some churches and denominations have drifted further away from preaching about repentance of sin and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Instead of hearing a message of salvation from hell, more and more Christians in the pews suffer through ambiguous messages about a tolerant, nondescript deity or listen to their pastor peddle a political agenda from the pulpit.

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Shem Creek Presbyterian Church plants roots in Mount Pleasant

According to statistics gathered by Pastor Benjamin Carver, 58 percent of Mount Pleasant residents are not affiliated with a church.

In an effort to change that, he and Pastor Charlie Phillips are planting Shem Creek Presbyterian Church in Mount Pleasant.

This biblical reformed congregation consists of about 25 members as of now. They meet Sundays at 5:30 p.m. in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in the Old Village for a meal and Bible study. By fall, they plan to begin corporate worship.

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