Monday, June 27, 2011

A Season of Declaration

1. We are not going to be referred to as a non-denominational church anymore.
We are a Pentecostal church.
We will not apologize, but embrace the power of the Spirit

The power is what is going to attract people

2. This house will be the logistical hub for other ministries and churches to be birthed out of.

3.We will have a dynamic youth and children's ministry that is talked about all over this region.
We will be a teaching children from the youngest of ages that the Bible is the greatest of story books as well as a life book.
This building will be a place where young people come on a regualr basis...
Ministry will be happening to teenagers and young adults at a greater level.
The power of God resting on them that sparks a fire in everyone around them
Our youth will not be content to walk the way everybody else walks,
but will run in the direction of their destiny.

4. We will become an impacting force in the everyday lives of people in Valdosta.
There is no Impact without contact
Until you turn around and go the other way you won't make impact with people.
Souls saved will be a common occurrence

5. We will be a muti-cultural, multi-generational church full of men and women, all nationalities, married couples, families, singles, young, old...A diverse church to represent a diverse Kingdom.

6. We wil be known as a church of prayer, praise, and power!!!

We will have a praise and worship band as well as our praise and worship team who will release the sound of heaven into the atmosphere.

7. We will be an apostolic house with a prophetic voice to speak into the region and lives of people to set in order misshaped, misaligned Iives.

8. We are going to set goals that are obtainable but stretch our faith...
First goal...We will have 100 in the sanctuary.We will go ahead and prophecy...We will outgrow this building.

9. This will be a year of transition...
Bishop Tony confirmed in Pastora on Friday that there is a gift in her that is about to open doors of opportunity to the nation. 
We are declaring this is the season.
The next 6 months Pasotra will transition into full time ministry

The Winners Church is blessed and highly prosperous.
We are the head and not the tail, we are above and not beneath.
We have access and favor in our city.
The Winners Church will be...
Debt free and the finances will always be in place.

There will be more than enough to take us where we need to go and do what we need to do.
The Winners Church will be...
Equally representative of our community.
As white as it is black and as black as it is white
Young as it old and as old as it is young.
The Winners Church will be...
A Kingdom minded church.

A church that God is blessing because we a doing what He is blessing.
A place where God's love will always be the file that sharpens us and motivates us.
We will be a healthy church spiritually, financially and naturally.
We will be a church of success that teaches others how to win in every area of their lives by using the principles found in God's word.

We will have a bigger building, bigger people, bigger check books, bigger faith, bigger vision, bigger leadership...... Thingk big, be big, live big!!
We are winners!!!!!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

He was a Man's Man

Found this great little article that is perfect for Father's Day.

As a carpenter, Jesus must have learned many tricks of the woodworking trade from Joseph. While tools and techniques have changed a great deal over the past 2,000 years, three simple rules that Joseph lived by still hold true today.

1 - Measure Twice, Cut Once
Wood was scarce in ancient Israel. Joseph and his apprentice Jesus couldn't afford to make mistakes. They learned to proceed with caution, anticipating the consequences of everything they did. It's a wise principle for our lives, too.
As Christian men, we need to be careful in our behavior. People are watching. Nonbelievers are judging Christianity by the way we act, and we can either attract them to the faith or drive them away.

Thinking ahead prevents a lot of trouble. We should measure our spending against our income and not exceed it. We should measure our physical health and take steps to protect it. And, we should measure our spiritual growth from time to time and work to increase it. Just like the timber in ancient Israel, our resources are limited, so we should do our best to use them wisely.

2 - Use the Right Tool for the Job
Joseph wouldn't have tried to pound with a chisel or drill a hole with an ax. Every carpenter has a special tool for each task.
So it is with us. Don't use anger when understanding is called for. Don't use indifference when encouragement is needed. We can build people up or tear them down, depending on which tools we use.
Jesus gave people hope. He wasn't embarrassed to show love and compassion. He was a master at using the right tools, and as his apprentices, we should do the same.

3 - Take Care of Your Tools and They'll Take Care of You
Joseph's livelihood depended on his tools. We Christian men have the tools our employer gives us, whether it's a computer or an impact wrench, and we have a responsibility to take care of them as if they're our own.
But we also have the tools of prayer, meditation, fasting, worship, and praise. Our most valuable tool, of course, is the Bible. If we sink its truths deep into our minds then live them out, God will take care of us, too.

In the body of Christ, every Christian man is a carpenter with a job to do. Like Joseph, we can mentor our apprentices--our sons, daughters, friends and relatives--teaching them the skills to pass the faith on to the generation after them. The more we learn about our faith, the better a teacher we'll be.
God has given us all the tools and resources we need. Whether you're at your place of business or at home or at leisure, you're always on the job. Work for God with your head, your hands, and your heart and you can't go wrong.

Jack Zavada