SWCOC is an exciting place to join with others on the journey of seeking their purpose in life. It’s a home for the whole family to learn about God in a way that is not only practical but also fun. We are serious about the Bible, serious about the truths that are found in it and living in Him but also like to laugh, cry and experience life together.Paul wrote to the Romans: “in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” What is this? It’s a family! So what does the SWCOC family look like? We are a purposely intergenerational group, celebrating the diversity of our lives together. Young, not so young, married, single, widowed, different ethnic backgrounds, different economic circumstances….all facets of life are represented in our family.
We seek to grow closer to God through study of the Bible and prayer but also apply what we’ve learned to our day to day lives in a practical way. But its not just about us, we’re also enthusiastic about reaching the community and world around us with the Good News of life in Jesus Christ. Are we perfect? Far from it. But we know who is and it’s He who we strive to not only emulate but draw closer too.So, though imperfect, we are a community with deep roots that likes to celebrate its heritage and build off of it. But we’re also a community living in the 21st century here in the Richmond Metropolitan area, passionate about being responsive to the needs of the people around us and throughout the world. We’re looking for similarly imperfect, but passionate people who would like to join us in this great adventure of being God’s visible representatives.
We know where we’re heading and are eager to show you how you how you can participate in it. We’re not looking for players to fill the bench we’re looking for one’s who want to be in the game.Jeremiah 29:11-“I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
In Christ,Lonnie DavisSWCOC Pulpit Minister