Our Church
Mission Statement
"It is our mission at Abiding Peace Lutheran Church to serve all people in God's world with the gospel of Jesus Christ on the basis of the Holy Scriptures.  Our objective is to be led and to lead others to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ for life and salvation."
Worship and Bible Study
Abiding Peace Lutheran Church is a friendly, Christ-centered congregation working together to share the Gospel and encourage one another.
Mission Work
God asks that we not only grow in our knowledge of him, but that we also go out to others with the good news of what he has done through Jesus.  To do so we support our larger church body's efforts to send missionaries around the world, as well as our local projects to reach out in our community.  We also support a Ministerial Education system that prepares pastors and teachers to proclaim Christ here and around the world.
Serving the Lord
Members of Abiding Peace give glory to God in their lives by serving him out of thankfulness for his saving service to us in Christ Jesus.  Some of the opportunities to serve the Lord at Abiding Peace are by ushering for worship, providing flowers for a Sunday service, teaching Vacation Bible School, mowing the lawn, heading up a church outing, video recording worship, etc.
It's a blessing for Christians to be able to encourage one another and enjoy each other's company, therefore planned outings and activities are held throughout the year for adults, teens, and children.  These activities include such things as book club, community plays, "out to eat", bowling, game nights, amusement parks, and our annual chili cook-off.
Abiding Peace Academy
We offer a high quality, Christ-centered educational program for children from preschool (age 2) through the 5th grade.  Please visit our school website for more information: www.apacademysc.org.
We also support a Christian Education system for high school youths, college students, and seminary students.  For information about these schools, please click here.
Charitable Work
Because God asks us to be salt and light in this world, we extend God's love to those who have special needs.  We do this by collecting food and other products for local charity organizations, or providing crises financial assistance, and by supporting disaster relief efforts around the world with special donation drives.
Christian Counseling
Our pastor has over 20 years experience working with youth and adults, pointing people to Christ and the peace that comes from God's love.  He is pleased to offer his assistance free of charge in the areas of youth, marriage, family and grief counseling.  You may reach Pastor Rodewald at the church office: (864) 288-4867, or by email: pastor@abidingpeacelutheran.org.
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
We are a Lutheran congregation in South Carolina, but our confession of faith connects us to others in the US and around the world.  For more about our church body that is known as WELS - that is, Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, visit: www.wels.net.