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We GATHER to worship as a body of believers. We GROW as a fellowship through Bible Study to enable us to GO into our community, nation, and world to share the love of Jesus.

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“How Much Is Enough?”: Twelve Questions To Ask Before You Buy

Most of us have a lot of stuff—possessions, clothes, collections…checked those drawers in the nightstand or kitchen lately? How about the attic? Before we buy and acquire more stuff, here’s a “Twelve Step” approach to “recovery.” Do I already have it? Do I want or really need it? Will I have room for it? Is […]


More financial health habits

5-Do the basics well—Matthew 7:7-Ask, and it will be given to you. Money for mission requires communicating needs, asking, thanking, and transparent accountability. Members need to be informed often and regularly of financial realities. Social and traditional media as well as personal faith stories demonstrate how money has helped specific people and needs. People need […]


Habits of Financial Health

The following list is gleaned from various resources collected over time—hope it will prove helpful. 1-Put God first—Matthew 6:33—But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. All we are and have belongs to God—we are trustees, managers, stewards who are accountable […]

PCUSA Board of Pensions

Funding Our Future Ministry

Last Monday and Tuesday I attended a series of financial workshops sponsored by the Board of Pensions and Presbyterian Foundation of the PCUSA—excellent information by qualified folks who have a passion for assisting local congregations to be better steward-managers of resources and who have a pulse on what’s trending in the culture. Workshops included: Church […]


Signs of Health

One of the characteristic signs of a healthy church family in transition is openness to creative change. While the time between pastoral leadership also creates some anxiety and uncertainly and eagerness to replace the Interim pastor with the “real” pastor, this is a time for the congregation to re-examine vision, mission, and future leadership priorities. […]


Finish Strong

When I was a volunteer football coach a few years ago at Carolina High School in Greenville, our mantra for the season was “finish strong” which was embroidered on the back of all the coaches’ caps. As I am getting closer to retirement from churchworld, am pondering what it means for me to finish strong. […]



Last week I was in Montreat savoring worship with 1100+ high school youth. My daughter, Rev. Ashley-Anne Masters, along with her campus ministry friend, Rev. James Goodlet, were keynote speakers every morning. “Keynote” is creative, informal talking about the scripture passage for the day using multi-media with youth participation. The conference musicians led us in […]

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What Up With Interim Ministry?

“What Up With Interim Ministry?” Sermon Delivered by Dr. Al Masters Tyger River Presbyterian Church Moore, South Carolina September 13, 2015 Inspired by:Acts 1: 1-11; Exodus 3; Ephesians 4: 11-16 Sermon Thursday afternoon I had the pleasure of meeting with Jared Boswell and Sherry…I had asked Jared if he would help me with today’s sermon intro… […]


Are We Really Alive?

“Are We Really Alive?” Sermon Delivered by Dr. Al Masters Tyger River Presbyterian Church Moore, South Carolina August 2, 2015 Inspired by: Ephesians 4:1-16 Sermon I imagine many of us can vaguely remember reading Thornton Wilder’s play “Our Town” when we were in high school. Emily, who has died, bargains with the Stage Manager, who […]


Praying for the Power

“Praying for the Power” Sermon Delivered by Dr. Al Masters Tyger River Presbyterian Church Moore, South Carolina July 26, 2015 Inspired by: Ephesians 3: 14-21; Jeremiah 29: 11-14 Sermon Paul is in prison…again–he’s been whipped five times, beaten three, been stoned (with real rocks) once, shipwrecked a few times, and imprisoned several times. Now he’s […]


Perplexing Prophets

“Perplexing Prophets” Sermon Delivered by Dr. Al Masters Tyger River Presbyterian Church Moore, South Carolina July 12, 2015 Inspired by: Mark 6:14-29; Amos 7:7-15 Sermon Last Sunday we read about the prophet Jesus being rejected and unable to do much healing in his hometown. People were impressed with his knowledge of Torah theology and had […]