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CityServe weekend gave us an opportunity to be exposed to and learn about neighbors and neighborhoods in Memphis. Sandy’s concluding message on Sunday evening included a charge to each of us to prayerfully consider what it might mean to be a good neighbor to the many under-served people...

Pray For The Lausanne Congress In South Africa

Posted by Sandy Willson, Sandy Willson on Oct 08, 2010

Next week, October 17-24, in Cape Town, South Africa, 4,000 leaders from over 200 countries will come together for the third meeting of the Lausanne International Congress. Our senior pastor, Sandy Willson, has been invited as a representative to participate in ten days of invested discussion...

Ministry Partner Youth Visions Produces "Doing It Together" Video

Posted by Robb Roaten, Robb Roaten on Sep 27, 2010

Mission Memphis ministry partner, Youth Visions, has produced a music video in cooperation with the senior high youth of Second Presbyterian for CityServe 2010. The song is titled Doing it Together, and speaks to the unique challenges and opportunities for racial reconciliation...

Sally Pace, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications at FTN Financial, shares how she and her husband, Ashley, Senior Vice President at Regions Insurance Group, are able to grow their yearly giving by designating a portion of their United Way pledge to support the Second...

One by One: Women Answer the Call to Minister to Young Mothers in the Inner City

Posted by Jacqueline Jones, Jacqueline Jones on Sep 10, 2010

by Jacqueline Jones The vision of One by One Ministries began in San Antonio, Texas when Dr. Harold Hime and Camille Simmons, current Executive Director of One by One, partnered with a major church association in Texas to strategically minister to families in their city. Dr. Hime and Camille...

Vision Banquet Recap

Posted by Sandy Willson, Sandy Willson on Sep 01, 2010

Each year, Second takes a look back and a look forward at the annual Vision Banquet. This year Sandy Willson unpacks the phrase in our mission statement, "to make them His disciples," and explores the importance of growing toward maturity in Christ, while leading others to do the same.

Book Review, Part II: Raising Girls

Posted by Kim Heathcott, Kim Heathcott on Aug 27, 2010

All You Need to Know About…Raising Girls by Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff Book review by Kim Heathcott The authors of this book give insightful details into the hearts and minds of girls, at the same time educating and enlightening those who are raising these girls about who these...

Two weeks ago, we explained MissionUSA’s decision to take on a new organizational structure and have featured two of its three key initiatives, Su Casa Family Ministries and Berclair Elementary. Today, we’re focusing on the final key initiative, Downtown Presbyterian Church. In...

Book Review, Part I: Wild Things, the Art of Nurturing Boys

Posted by Kim Heathcott, Kim Heathcott on Aug 16, 2010

Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys – by Stephen James and David Thomas Book review by Kim Heathcott The authors of Wild Things give incredible insights into the hearts and minds of boys, as well as practical helps to those who are caregivers to boys.  As Stephen and David...

If you are currently leading or are interested in leading Small Groups at Second, group leader training will take place on Saturday, August 21 from 8:30 to 11:30 am. The training session will focus on small group dynamics and use of the Christian Basics curriculum for the 2010-11 program year...

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