Welcome to Gathering of Champions!
August is Church Institute Month or CIM here at Gathering of Champions. Faith and belief in and for the church is like food to the body—the former sustains the latter. The practice of Christianity and those of the faith suffer some form of violent attack daily. Whether physical or verbal, the Gospel of Jesus Christ gets watered down and belittled to suit the purposes, plans, and lifestyles of those who lack reverence for God, and are void of understanding when it comes to God’s Word and Will for mankind.
The local church, as well as the church at large, should be filled with strong, Christ-like examples. Starting with the man in the mirror, disciples of Christ must work daily to craft a Christ-like thought process, create a Christ-like track record and demonstrate a Christ-like toughness. A builder does not set out to build until he first considers the cost and discovers the plan or schematic from which he is to build. We must seek the mind of Christ both individually and corporately when it comes to our lives and the life of kingdom community in which we serve. What is God saying? What direction is He calling us to move in? What’s the next step for where we are in this season of life? There are many questions, to consider, but we find direction by subjecting our lives, the church and its function to Christ. Everything that we do, we do as to the Lord. How do we do this? We seek to think as He does, to be as He is by the reading of Scripture and the faithful practice of prayer. Subjugating ourselves to Christ gives Him dominion bringing everything under His control.
Dedicating all that is to the leading of Christ, translates to a faith community standing strong ready to defend the cause for Christ. This leads to a strong track record of realized performance and accomplishment for every aspect of ministry and the faith community she serves. A community that faithfully adheres to the Will of God qualifies as a strong witness for God and its practice is the vehicle that opens the door to the progression of God’s will.
… 2 For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them because they were not united by faith with those who listened. … Hebrews 4:1-3 ESV
The church—hearing and living the Word of God boldly mixing it with faith, is the body that strongly resists influences that are rogue to the will of God. Found to not compromise, the church represents and demonstrates the power of God and is viewed as the authority—the standard. The intrinsic nature and very character of the faith community is clearly perceived. It is the desire of this church that we display a light so bright that the world will see clearly the Christ of creation. Our prayer—Lord let the church work from the inside out so that continued development ensues and we grow and thrive. Let our consciousness toward God and our assignment forever burn in the forefront of our minds and hearts. We desire to always be shining examples, models, mentors, as a form of sacrifice drawing men to Christ! Amen!
We invite you to join us for one of two, or both worship services each Sunday, 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., and on Tuesday’s at 7:00 p.m. Come and be a part of this burgeoning ministry each week as we are “Overcoming Barriers, Removing Limits, Succeeding As A Church Family!”