Celebrating Our 9th Year of Lifting Up Jesus Christ!
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For the past six weeks, we have been looking at one strategy for introducing children to the gospel and keeping them involved in church, family ministry. Today we conclude the "family" matter. I hope this blog series was a blessing to you and has presented you with an option for your ministry, church, or family. Family ministry equips parents to become the primary disciple-makers of their children. Proponents believe the 21st century church is failing congregations by not partnering with parents to equip them to share in ministry to the next generation. The goal is to accurately pass on the gospel to the next generation through the family. There are at least four types of family ministry strategies, family based ministry, family equipping ministry, family intergrated ministry, and the traditional programmatic, segregated approach. Although young adults are highly educated, they are largely “unchurched,” and rarely to they read the Bible or meet with others to study the Bible. Approximately 70 percent of young adults agree that the American church is irrelevant, and only 24 percent attend church weekly. This means that the church must disciple young adults differently, parents and mentors must be involved with the church in the discipleship process, and the church must prepare to disciple a more ethnically diverse congregation. Recent research found that Millennials are very close to their parents and thrive on relationships. Family ministry as a long range plan, and not a quick fix, might be the answer.
I am personally extending an invitation to all Jesus Saves Social Network members in the Louisville and Southern Indiana to join me for worship service:
Palm Sunday, March 29th, at St. Stephen East at Dosker Manor, 413 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Building A. I will be bringing the morning message at 11:00 a.m, "Stepping Out With Authentic Praise." Join us we worship Jesus our victorious King, and be sure to bring a friend!
St. Stephen Women Step In, Up, & Out at Women's Day 2015
By: Min. Angela Lee Price
What an awesome Women's Day weekend at St. Stephen Church, Louisville, Kentucky on March 21st & 22nd! The celebration featured the Soulful Singin' Sisters Choir, under the direction of Rev. Ton'ya Triplett, leading in praise and worship at all services.
Guest speaker Min. Rozalyn Aikens, First Baptist Church Bractown, Lexington, Ky spoke Saturday, 6:00 pm & Sunday, 8:00 am. Her sermon subjects where,"The Protocol for Praise," based on Psalm 34, and "It's the Least You Can Do," on Romans 12:1-2. In the 8:00 a.m. service, she stated the least we can do to show our appreciation to God for all that He has done for us is 1) Present our bodies as a living sacrifice; 2) Separate from anything and anyone who comes between us and God, including negative people; 3) Transform our mind; 4) Demonstrate a willingness to do the will of God through love and unity.
Rev. Sheleta Fomby (photo right), Minister of Church Life and Minister of Women, Reid Temple AME Church, Silver Springs, MD was the guest speaker at 9:40, 10:45 (IN), 11:30 and 1:00 pm (Hardin Co.) services. She preached from Ruth 1:19-21, "It's Going to Get Better" at the 9:40 service. She asked the congregation, Whose life has been inspired and increased because of your witness and your faith. To whom have you been a Ruth? To whom have you been a Naomi?" She said that just as Naomi did with her daughters-in-law Ruth and Orpah, every now and then, we ought to stop and examine the commitment level of the folks we are walking with. Those who start out with you, may not finish with you. You have to give people the option to opt-out of your life. They may not be able to handle your level of anointing. Naomi and Ruth returned to Bethlehem where Naomi told the people not to call her Naomi, but Mara because God had dealt bitterly with her. If you are experiencing one misfortune after another, as Naomi did, don't let your condition contaminate your character. There is much more to this powerful message. Get the tapes from these and the other services. They will bless you!
Words cannot express my heartfelt gratitude to all who posted Birthday greetings on my Facebook wall. I feel so blessed, loved, and appreciated. I want to thank my husband, Bill for the awesome surprise birthday party, my family and all who dined with us on Monday, March 16th. Oh yes, I was so surprised to see all the friends, radio staff, and church members, and family on Monday evening. I thought we'd just go out for a nice, quiet dinner at a restaurant. Instead, the restaurant, complete with servers, came to us! And no, we were not quiet, not one bit! We had awesome weather, a delicious meal, catered by Donald's Catering, and great guests for the occasion. Once I got over the shock, I had a blast. There is a Happy Birthday song (Stevie Wonder style) video. My brother, Michael posted two videos. Thank you and may God bless you, each and everyone who said a kind word, extended a courtesy, gift, or made a $3.16 contribution (It's not too late, and feel free to put the decimal where ever you like) to Jesus Saves Ministries.
I know I gave 3 favorites, hard question to answer. On one hand I have no favorite teachers as such, on the other hand I have a multiplicity of teachers/brothers(some saved, some unfortunately not saved). For me the subjects range from history,…Continue