Shenandoah Baptist Church 7308 E. Pershing Ave Orlando, FL 32822 US

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About Us

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Are you looking for your next step

 with God?


Maybe you just know it’s time to do something,  but you’re not sure what, and you just need something   simple  — one step at a time. 

Our Pastor is Steve Rymer.

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Steve believes that we should all expect to grow in our faith. We teach through the Bible verse-by-verse because it is the best way to know the Bible and the Bible is the best way to know Jesus.

Getting To Know Us

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We hope that the brief information about us so far will encourage you to check us out.  


We promise a judgment free worship experience.  We know that everyone of us could use some grace from time to time.  We hope to see you next Sunday! 

Welcome

We are Saving a Seat Just for You!


It doesn't matter how you dress, what candidate you are going to vote for, or what doubts you have.  You matter to us and you are always welcome here.

Let's Meet!

Hello! It is nice to meet you.

Shenandoah is a Southern Baptist Church worshipping in the Conway area of East Orlando near the intersection of Pershing Avenue and Goldenrod.   


We are a Church that is committed to the truth, but live in God's grace.  We are a family, and we go out of our way to make you feel a part of the family right away.  Please come and see for yourself. 

Shenandoah Church

7308 E. Pershing Ave Orlando, FL 32822US

(407) 273-2211

Opportunities to Meet:

Sunday

  •  Life Groups are at 9:30 a.m.
  • Church begins at 10:45 a.m.

Wednesday

  • Dinner is at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Followed by a time of prayer and bible study starting at 6:00 p.m..  
  • Starting at 7:00 p.m. we offer more indepth Bible studies, Choir Practice , and other programs depending on the time of year.

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Discontentment

 

Discontentment may be the greatest trap of our time. It may even be greater than lust, greed, and lying, because discontentment leads to all these other sins and more. It tends to be a well-spring of iniquity. I, Martin, have been in full-time ministry and a lawyer, practicing law for a time as well. Almost 100% of the counseling I participated in, whether it was in ministry or in law, had discontentment at its source. It feels like the entire world is colluding to stir up discontentment within us. Every billboard, every commercial, every brochure tends to communicate, a single message: “You deserve and need more.”


As soon as we think we are content it slips away, due to something we see on television, some stray thought, or a small comment another person makes. It is sometimes the result of circumstances, life is not all roses; trouble comes our way and every once in awhile, it actually wasn’t our fault ; somehow discontentment finds its way into our life.


Is Contentment even Possible?


Paul says that it is. In fact, he says that he has learned to be content in whatever situation he is in (Philippians 4:11). He goes on to tell us the secret to contentment: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). 


Paul isn’t saying he can do all things in Christ as a kind of blanket statement. 

  • He doesn’t think he can fly, or
  • become the Emperor of Rome, or 
  • create a rainbow in the sky.


Many times, the idea of contentment is like the idea of prayer itself. 

  • We believe in it, or 
  • We hope we believe in it, or 
  • We wish we believed in it.  
  • We just aren’t sure it is really true.


Faith is so simple, and yet so hard. How often have we run through a version of: “God, Do you really even exist?”  You may be thinking, “Well God, if you do, and I am not saying you don’t, but “If you do; then, do you really love me?” God, “I mean, I don’t particularly like me right now, and it doesn’t seem like you do either”. “I am in trouble and ….” or “I have this struggle or problem or issue that I can’t seem to resolve”. “Where are you God?”   Didn’t you say “I can do all things through Christ?” Well, I don’t think it is working.


This is not what Paul is saying with this verse; Paul is asserting that in all circumstances he can be content in Christ who strengthens him

  • This is the secret! 
  • It isn’t the “get out of Jail free” card in Monopoly.
  • It is not ignoring circumstances, 
  • it is not rising above them either, and 
  • it is not resigning one’s self to them


Does this sound like you today? Are you experiencing doubt, frustration, or discontentment in your life? You are not alone.  


For the Apostle Paul the answer was rather living IN My Circumstances IN Christ. Paul’s statement is an echo of an earlier statement where he says: “For to me to live is Christ” (Philippians 1:21). 


Next time I will explain this idea in more detail and share with you part of Pastor Steve’s journey through his period of discontentment!  There is an Answer.


I would love to hear some of your thoughts on this.  You can Email me at martinboelens@sbcorlando.com


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New Wednesday Night Series begins February 26th

Next Week we will be starting a new series from the Book of Genesis

 

Jay Knight concluded his introduction to the questions of orignins.  If you have questions about any of the following:  Where did we come from?  How did we get here?  Is there any purpose in life?  What is my purpose?  Why am I here?  We invite you to meet with us as we do a study using the first Book of the Bible as our text.



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"From their beginning . . ." verses "From The (THEE) beginning."

Ministry Opportunity

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THREE POINTS ELEMENTARY AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Kids Beach Club has begun for 2020!

Shenandoah is reaching out to the Three Points Elementary Community with an exciting After School program on Thursdays for our 3rd through 5th graders.  Here is what one Principal had to say about Kids Beach Club in her school: 

  

"Kids Beach Club® has helped our students in a number of ways. It's important to teach our kids about academics, but it's equally important to teach the whole child. We can't teach the Bible as a school, but Beach Club can do that. I have seen students' self-esteem and self-worth grow in a positive manner. I have seen students who sometimes have a bad attitude with adults and peers be able to turn things around and start making friends. you see the kids coming together as a family. I love everything about Beach Club! It's a wonderful program and I think it's awesome for our kids to be able to participate.


"We’re seeing such a difference. Our discipline is drastically down, that’s huge. It’s fun to see the change in the kids. One of those who was a repeat offender - a frequent flyer to our office - came in yesterday and said, 'I just need to calm myself down before I get into trouble.' Last year he would have just thrown a punch. When I asked him what he was thinking, he told me about a story that he learned in Beach Club. It’s fun to see the change in the kids. It’s making a difference not just in school but also in their whole lives." 


Tonya Mamantov, Ed.D., Principal
Floyd Elementary School, Balch Spring, Texas


To Learn More About Kids Beach Clubs at Three Point Elementary go to our Beach Club Webpage by clicking on the "Find Out More Button Below.   

Calendar of Events

02/23/2020

Kid's Beach Club Celebration at Shenandoah

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Church Sanctuary

Event Details

02/23/2020

Kid's Beach Club Celebration at Shenandoah

We invite you to worship and celebrate with us our special Beach Club Kid's and families.  More details to follow

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Church Sanctuary

03/08/2020

Time Change

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03/08/2020

Time Change

Spring Ahead!  Set your clocks ahead one hour or be late for Church!

03/19/2020

First Day of Spring

03/19/2020

First Day of Spring

04/12/2020

Easter

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04/12/2020

Easter

Start making your plans to attend Church.  Wasn't it just last December when you were here?   Time flys.  We can't wait to see you.

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