Sunday, May 22
Journey Through Scripture sermon text
Psalm 42
Here & Now
Final "Ask the Pastors" Panel This Sunday!

This Sunday, May 22, will conclude our "Ask the Pastors" Journey Through Scripture Panel. Here are a few questions in the hot seat:

"Since the Garden of Eden, God continues to list out the rules, the consequences, and his promises. He enforces the consequences, and he honors his promises. BUT, sometimes he gives second chances when the rules are broken. Is there a rhyme or reason to his second chances? When should we offer second chances as parents?"

"Did Adam and Eve have children before "the fall" and were they possibly the "sons of God" in Genesis 6? They were called to be fruitful and multiply before sin entered the world so if they didn't, wouldn't that be the first sin? Also, God said He would "multiply" the pain in childbearing which would assume Eve already knew what it was like, right?"
 
"New Testament believers are able to resist sin because we have the Holy Spirit. Old Testament saints did not have the indwelling Holy Spirit. Were they capable of resisting sin?"

Find out the answers to these questions and more this Sunday at 10:10am in the Sanctuary!
Marriage Mentors Needed

The church has a need for couples who have been married for at least 10 years, consider their marriage relationship to be in a healthy place, and are willing to invest in other couples as they navigate the journey in marriage they've already experienced. In some cases, it might mean helping a premarital couple get ready and begin walking through their first several months of marriage. It might also mean walking with a seasoned couple who's encountered significant bumps and bruises along the way and in need of a helping hand and perspective as to how to keep going and growing. Mentors will be provided with the training needed for them to be successful in either of these mentor roles. 

If you are interested in becoming a marriage mentor couple, contact Curtis DuBose at cdubose@mitchellroad.org by May 30! 
It’s Not Too Late to Register for
Summer Seminary Classes! 

Summer Classes
Summer semester seminary classes with Erskine Theological Seminary begin next week. It’s not too late to register! MRPC members can take any seminary course for credit while receiving a substantial scholarship (or can audit for free).

Erskine will offer two in-person classes at Mitchell Road:
  • NT 750 Romans on four full-day Saturdays (6/4, 6/25, 7/16, 8/6)
  • CC 560 Play Therapy Applications for Special Populations, one-week intensive June 27–July 1

There are also a host of online classes open to Mitchell Road members. To register for classes or for more information, contact Dr. Seth Nelson (seth.nelson@erskine.edu). Please also visit our updated webpage on the Mitchell Road website.
Upcoming Events
Summer Adult Elective

Want to learn more about our Local Outreach Partners in the community? Beginning next Sunday, May 29, our adult elective will feature one of these partners each week through the end of July. Join us to learn more about how you can get involved and broaden our loving community beyond the walls of Mitchell Road!

Here is a sneak peek of the schedule:

May 29 - Miracle Hill - miraclehill.org
June 5 - iFACE - iface.org/greenville
June 12 - Homes with a Mission - bcaldwell@mitchellroad.org
June 19 - Bel-Aire Community Partners - belairegvl.com
June 26 - SWITCH - switchsc.org

To see a full list of our Local Outreach Partners, visit mitchellroad.org/engagetheworld.
VBS 2022 Update

All the spots for VBS are full; however, don't be discouraged...we have a wait list! Even if you didn't get a spot, we encourage you to sign up on the wait list. As space allows, we will accept! Wait list linked below:
Also, if you are interested in volunteering at VBS, you can register at the link below. We'd love to have you!
Quick Reminders
High School & College Graduates: Please email Shannon at souten@mitchellroad.org with your name and school from which you are graduating. We will list our graduates in an upcoming bulletin and weekly email. Deadline to submit: May 20.

Host a Fellow: If you are interested in hosting a Fellow this fall, please contact Cari (cari@greenvillefellows.org) or Hunter (huntercardinal89@gmail.com).
Engaging the World
Local Spotlight: Miracle Hill’s Foster Care Agency

When a child is removed from their biological home due to abuse or neglect, they need a stable and loving foster family to care for them. Although foster homes are designed to be temporary, the love and care a child receives while there will last a lifetime.

There’s a dire need for foster families in South Carolina. The numbers are ever-changing, but on any given day there are more than 4,600 children in foster care in our state, yet there are only around 2,800 South Carolina foster families. That means there are around 1,800 children in our state with no place to call home.

Miracle Hill is a private foster care licensing agency which intentionally recruits and partners with Christian foster parents for a reason. Children in foster care come to them hurting, hopeless, and afraid. Christian foster parents, who are abiding in Christ, demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit to the children in their care.

To learn more about Miracle Hill’s ministry to the foster children in their care and the foster parents that wrap around them in love and support, click the link below: 
The Intercessor