A Personal Invitation to Core

Hey Barefoot Church,

Kim and I want to invite you to join us at Core as we share the history of how this ministry began, the journey of running after the vision God has given us, and our DNA as a local church.

Here is an quick excerpt from the Core booklet about partnership.

Partnership is believers working together towards the completion of a common goal. By becoming a Barefoot Church partner, you’re saying that Christ is the center of your life, and you are committing to be an active part of the mission of the Church. Together we want to see as many people come to know Christ as possible, and that takes the help of every believer! We can accomplish the mission God has given to His Church by pooling our gifts, talents, time, and resources.

Being a partner is the next level of engagement in advancing the vision of Barefoot. At Core, you will learn who we are, what we are about, and what we’re doing to advance the mission of God. This is an amazing opportunity to jumpstart your journey as a partner of Barefoot Church.

Together, we want to see as many people come to know Christ as possible. That takes the help of every believer! We can pool our gifts, talents, time, and resources so that the mission of God will be accomplished.

You can sign up for Core by visiting barefootchurch.com/core or at the tent before or after a weekend experience. God is doing some incredible things through the local church; you don’t want to miss this!

What: Core Partnership Session
Where: The Conference Center (2250 Premier Resorts Blvd, NMB, SC)
When: Sunday, November 2 at 2:30pm

Hope to see you there,
Clay & Kim NeSmith

A Container of Hope


In communities like Malindza, Swaziland, a place to store supplies is received with overwhelming gratitude. Something simple like a metal container can change the lives of many, as is happening right now in Malindza.

When CarePoints are young, the food served there is often stored in someone’s house. The container that has been placed in Malindza by Children’s Cup, the ministry we partner with to serve Malindza, will allow that CarePoint to continue to grow and develop by providing a space for a variety of foods to be stored. It will also be able to serve as an office for the Carepoint’s facilitator as well as its cooks, giving them a way to easily organize paperwork.

Imagine trying to corral a group of children together without a designated room to bring them to! Because of the space provided by the container, the children and those who work with them will be able to meet in a more secure environment, where the kids can write letters to their sponsors.

As the CarePoint continues to grow, more things will be added like fences and playground equipment, as well as more storage space for tools and other materials. A building will be built in Malindza that will be able to provide holistic ministry to the entire community, through food, education, medicinal care, leadership training, and a place to gather for church services.

Children’s Cup also has a missionary currently working to purchase shoes for the children of Malindza because of your generosity in giving to the Miracle Offering at Christmas. It won’t be long before the children will receive the gift provided by the Miracle Offering!

We can’t wait to see what God is going to do in Malindza in 2014 as we continue to partner with Children’s Cup. We are excited about the coming year, and we hope that you will join us as we pray for and serve the community of Malindza, Swaziland.

Our Declaration

Throughout this series, we are making a declaration as a church. It is so much more than saying some words on a screen, it is getting the words deep down in our hearts so that we can live them out as a people.

As I was away for a few weeks, preparing for the launch of this fall series, God began working in my heart to show me the importance of declaring some things over my own life. As I have been doing this personally, He has began to reveal to me who we are as a people. We are declaring these things God has said about us in His Word so that we can overcome the things that the world says about us!

My prayer for you today, and for every day moving forward, is that these words will move from your head to your heart, and from your heart to your hands so that we can be the church—the people—that truly brings change into the world. These are things that our Creator says about you, and about me, and I am confident that if we believe these things we will begin to live out our purpose in life in a significant way!

Write these words down and begin to declare them over your life every single day:

declaration card