Alice Drive Baptist Church
Grow Character: Be Gentle
Come join us for worship in person or online.
Locations & Times
  • 1305 Loring Mill Rd, Sumter, SC 29150, USA
    Sunday 8:30 AM, Sunday 9:45 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM, Monday 7:00 PM
    Sunday 8:30 AM, Sunday 9:45 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
  • 397 Chappell Dr, Bishopville, SC 29010, USA
    Sunday 11:00 AM
  • 65 Masters Dr, Sumter, SC 29154, USA
    Sunday 9:45 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
· What kind of character do you need?
· "The most important thing in your life is not what you do; it's who you become. That's what you will take into eternity." ~ Dallas Willard
· Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again, Rejoice! – Philippians 4:4.
· Do you want to be tough, or do you want to be like Jesus?
· Let your gentleness be known to all. The Lord is near – Philippians 4:5.
· Unless you are intentionally shaping your character, it will regress to the lowest level
· To be gentle means to be reasonable.
· To be gentle means to be selfless
· To be gentle means I use appropriate strength
· In the humility and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you… - 2 Corinthians 10:2
· Grow a character that is strong enough to control yourself.
· The Lord is near.
· The closer you are to Jesus, the easier it is to be like him.
· Were you gentle?
· Why weren’t you gentle?
· "It takes strength inside to be gentle on the outside." – John Wooden.
· Pray: Heavenly Father, teach to me to be gentle like Jesus
· Slow your reactions.
· Find a gentle mentor.
· PIX – William McKinley
· Would my life be better if I were gentle?

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At each service, we collect tithes and offerings, because God calls us to in Malachi 3:10. We believe giving is a Next Step and a way we can be obedient to the God that has been generous to us!
Lake Baptism - Today
September 17 | 5-7 PM | 1098 Lemon Avenue, Manning (Boat Church)

Each year, we have a unique opportunity for those not baptized to be baptized at the lake!
Bring a towel, water shoes, and a change of clothes. Have family and friends come to cheer you on, and bring lawn chairs or blankets. We will be serving hot dogs, chips, and drinks.
Questions? Contact Jamie Lotts, Connections Director
Sumter United Ministries: Pack The Pantry
Do you want to help us make an impact in the community?

Help us Pack the Pantry for Sumter United Ministries! We will collect items on the following Sundays: September 10, 17, and 24.

Sumter United Ministries need many food items for their pantry!!

A List of what they need:
Canned Chicken
Canned Vegetables (especially Corn and peas!)
Pork & Beans
Instant Mashed Potatoes (Bags)
Instant Powdered Milk
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Canned Meats
Beef Stew
Ramen Noodles

Drop off at Loring Mill Campus during Sunday or Monday evening service times. Drop off at Pocalla Campus on Sunday during their service times. Look for the drop-off spot in the lobby!

If you cannot drop things off on those Sundays and would like to help, you may bring items to our office building at 1305 Loring Mill Road, Monday-Thursday, 9-5 p.m.
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