Ephesians 4:4-6 -- There is one body and one Spirit, and God called you to have one hope. There is one Lord, one faith, and one baptism. There is one God and Father of everything. He rules everything and is everywhere and is in everything. 

DEVELOPMENT. Increasing in the wisdom and knowledge of the things of God

RELATIONSHIPRecognizing the importance of building new friendships and strengthening old ones

ENCOURAGEMENTMeeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of our fellow “Philadelphia Folks” and being a blessing to someone inside the church in some way every day.

AUTHENTICITYWorshipping and praising God “with all we got” just because He is, and not because of what He does

MISSIONAccomplishing the purpose for which God created and gifted us by being a blessing to someone outside the church in some way every day so that we can share with them by word or by action the Gospel

To see what kinds of ministry opportunities Philadelphia Wesleyan Church provides to help us Fulfill His Dream, please see the Fulfilling His Dream page of this website.

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So much is happening at Philadelphia. We hope you can make it by to see for yourself. 

Most Pastors try to start each New Year with some kind of vision message for the New Year. Some call it the “Vision Message”. Others refer to it as “The State of the Church” message. Typically I get before God and seek Him as to what the “big idea” theme for the church should be sometime in November or December. I see that theme as God’s promise and prophetic Word for the church. .

Well, as I began to think about the theme for 2017 sometime around Thanksgiving, the Lord took me to 2 Chronicles chapter 20, and later to Galatians 6. As I read those chapters, the theme became very clear. I believe the Lord wants to tell us that 2017 is the “Season of Sawgrass”. Earlier in the year a prominent evangelist said, “This coming year is not going to be anything like anybody has thought up to now. Notable miracles…at the hands of not only ministers, but just among the people … Many things are going to be happening in the kingdom of God in 2017. And it won’t be anything like you thought. It’ll be grander and greater—an outpouring such as has never been seen before”.

And that is what I believe “The Season of Sawgrass” will be all about.

In fact, that 2017: The Season of Sawgrass HAS been all about, "...Many things are going to be happening in the kingdom of God in 2017. And it won’t be anything like you thought. It’ll be grander and greater—an outpouring such as has never been seen before".

I could have called this post "Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes". That is what the above quote was about, things changing in the Kingdom of God. And we have seen that at Philadelphia too.

Camp Meeting 2017 over. And what a fantastic time of worship and renewal it was. And although it is technically a little past the official half-way point of the year, in terms of our schedule, it is the mid-term break.

So I wanted to break down what has gone on so far, and point to some things about to take place now.

First of all (and these are not really in any particular order), we have seen great development in our SAWGRASS KID'S CHILDREN'S MINISTRY. Children's Church on Sunday morning is going great. Beth has done a superior job with it and the Wednesday Night Kid's Club too. Michelle does an equally fine job with our children's Sunday School.

A fantastic development this year has been the need for a NURSERY. Many folks have stepped up to give our babies and toddlers a place of their own. Keith, Charles, and Michael even ran us a speaker so the workers can keep up with the service.

The SAWGRASS STUDENT MINISTRY actually kicks off TONIGHT @ 7p. This is for our students from 6th - 12th grade.

Our SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP has been spectacular. It is really easy to sense God's Presence. One or two contemporary songs have been added to the great hymns and spiritual songs of the faith in order to draw as many folks into worship as we can.

Sunday nights is the time for our INTERACTIVE MESSAGE. This is part sermon-part Bible study-part Q+A time. Sometimes I ask the questions, sometimes I get asked questions. It is through this service that our new SPIRITUAL FORMATION PLAN has been developed. You will hear more about that this Sunday night @ 6p.

All-in-all, a great half-year.

We are entering a season where we get to do things because He is giving us the opportunity to, not because we have no other choice. So as we dream about the near future of Philadelphia, keep in mind that what God is already doing in, around, through, and at Philadelphia is just the “tip of the iceberg” for what He wants to do.

Remember, if I have your email address, I will send this to you by email. Drop me a note at PastorTim@PhiladelphiaWesleyan.org and I will put you on the email list.

Thanks and many blessings,

The ALL NEW SAWGRASS STUDENT MINISTRY begins on Wednesday Night, August 9 @ 7p

We will have a KICK-OFF COOK OUT on Saturday, August 12 @ 6pm.

The SAWGRASS STUDENT MINISTRY is open to students from 6th grade through 12th. For this first year, we are also open to repeating 5th graders.

Parents, we have lots of neat things for your kids.

First, on Sunday Mornings we have Sunday School @ 9:45a (Come at 9:30 for donuts, coffee, juice, and chocolate milk).

Then at 11a we have Children’s Church with Mrs Beth. A Nursery is also available, and also @ 6p during our Interactive Sunday Nights Worship Service.

Then on Wednesdays @ 7p Mrs Beth puts on a fantastic Kid’s Club. And, as always, a Nursery is available for “the youngest among us”. 

The Lord gave us the Season of Sawgrass as His theme for us in 2017. This comes from Galatians 6:7-10 which says, in partAnd let us not be weary in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap if we faint not. And in Isaiah 1:19 we are toldIf you are willing and obedient you will eat the good of the land. And when is the "good of the land" available to eat? In season.


So from that we believe the following for our church and community over the next year or more: The Season of Sawgrass is a period of time, coming at the right and most opportune time, for us to realize our greatest potential to experience the right, proper, and scheduled blessings of God. This Season of Sawgrass will be characterized by the noticeable Hand of God at work in, on, around, through, and for us; as individuals, as families, as a church, and as a community. God’s activity here and our activity in our community during this Season of Sawgrass will be like nothing we have ever seen before. Lives will be changed. People will come to faith in Christ. Folks will be set free. Individuals will be healed. And hope will be restored

What a great year 2017 is already shaping up to be!!

We are located at 1139 Sawgrass Rd in Hortense                                                                                                                                              
Just off Hwy 301 and Hwy 32. Just follow the signs.                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Pre-Service Fellowship: Sunday @ 9:30a 
Sunday School: 9:45a 
Sunday Morning Worship: 11:00 am 
Interactive Sunday Nights: 6:00 pm 
Wednesday Night: 7:00 pm 
Saturday Night Prayer Meeting: 6pm