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Saturday, April 18, 2015

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Ministries and Missions

  • Family Circles
  • Men of Vision / Women of Wisdom
  • Missions Work

Family CircleFamily Circles

Are YOU plugged in to a Family Circle? We have many to choose from so find the one closest to you and get plugged in today. For dates and locations of a family circle near you or for more information, contact the church office at 253-472-3600 or click on the Guest Info tab at the top of this page and click on Family Circle.

 

 

Family Circle Update

Family Circles are in full swing, if you are in a family circle, contact your family circle leader to find out the dates they will meet.  This is a great time of Fellowship with your church family and hear the Word of God.  If you are not in a Family circle you are missing out.

 

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Men of Vision

The Men of Vision Prayer Breakfast will be on Saturday, 2 May 2015 at 9:00 a.m

4 April Topic:  Strong In the Lord

 STRONG IN THE LORD

 Key Verse: Ephesians 6:10  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

As a weight lifter in competition has strength, it is because of building his body for the purpose of the competition, the race, the reward. He must condition himself, and know his abilities and limitations.

As believers, we too, must condition ourselves to know our abilities, by knowing GOD’s abilities, HIS Strengths, HIS Power, HIS Might.

FINALLY (key word)
Finally my brethren, after all these things that you have been taught, heard and learned, as believers in Christ…
Finally, after everything else, to wrap it up, to bring it to its full meaning, to completely understand that which you have been taught…
if you don’t learn anything new, learn this…
BE STRONG in the LORD, and in the POWER of HIS MIGHT

We must know that we can go to the strength of our Creator and experience the power of HIS might.
Here are a few of the Strengths that HE provides.

STRENGTH IN TEMPTATION

2 Corinthians 12:7-10

7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Satan is referred to as the ‘strongman’ who is trying in everyway to defeat mankind. But we are more than conquerers through Jesus.

Roman 8:37  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

1 Corinthians 15:57-58  57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

STRENGTH IN TROUBLE

Psalm 37:39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.

Psalm 50:15  And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

STRENGTH IN SICKNESS

Psalm 41:3  The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.

James 5:13  Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

STRENGTH IN WEAKNESS

Isaiah 40:29  He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

Isaiah 40:31  But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

 STRENGTH IN SERVICE

Haggai 2:4  Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the LORD; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the LORD, and work: for I am with you, saith the LORD of hosts:

Proverbs 16:2  Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established 

Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Hebrews 13:21  Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

 STRENGTH IN WARFARE

 Samuel 22:40  For thou hast girded me with strength to battle: them that rose up against me hast thou subdued under me.

Ephesians 6:11  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

 STRENGTH IN WAITING

Isaiah 30:7   For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit still.

Psalms 46:10   Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Isaiah 40:31  But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

 Philippians 4:13  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

 


 Women of Wisdom

WOMEN'S RETREAT   

The Women of Wisdom Retreat is May 21- May 23.  Cost is $180.00 per person and include your meals for Thursday Night, Friday and Breakfast on Saturday.  The speaker will be Cheryl Dixon.  This is a great opportunity for the ladies to get away and get refreshed.  We are very excited about what God is going to do.  Make sure to register fro this great time together in the Word and fellowship.

 

 

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MISSIONS  (Local * Statewide * Worldwide)
Adoption Ministry
For over twenty-five years New Beginnings Home has been available to help young mothers who have chosen life for their babies.  New Beginnings is a safe haven where unconditional love and friendship are the norm and women can plan what is best for themselves and their babies while having their physical and emotional needs cared for.  A women finding herself pregnant without a strong support base can be frightened, not knowing where to turn.  There are unique challenges to be addressed and there are no easy answers.  Single parenting, adoption, marriage- what is best?  Yet when these options are considered and walked through in a loving Christian environment, each carries a hope and a future for both mom and child.
They are committed to:
* Being founded upon biblical principles.
* Connecting infants and needy children with families in a fair and equitable manner through adoption.
* Educating families to adopt children from other countries and/or children of color or children with physical or emotional needs.
* Serving as advocates to schools, churches, communities, and government.
* Providing support for the adoptive family and birth family through any challenges they may face.

Tacoma Rescue Mission

The Mission was founded in 1912 by the world-renowned evangelist Gipsy Smith.  While his stay in Tacoma was short, he inspired key individuals to carry out this important work in the name of Christ.  The Tacoma Rescue Mission helps all people; including clients, volunteers, donors and staff, to become their best.  They provide emergency services such as shelter and food to the homeless or hurting; offer self-sufficiency programs to help lift a person from poverty and break the chains of addiction; support prevention programs and share their Christian faith.

The Philippines 

 For the second year in a row, Abundant Life Fellowship sent a team on a short term missions trip to the Philippines.  During these three-weeks, our team members ministered through teaching, preaching and worship at numerous churches and a variety of other venues throughout the regions of Luzon and Samar.  God has opened a great door for the Gospel here.  Pray that God will continue to use Abundant Life Fellowship in this outreach, and that He will pour out the finances needed to make future trips fruitful.

Philippines: Steve McKinney

 Pastor Steve McKinney is the son of veteran Asia Pacific A/G Missionaries Everett and Evelyn  McKinney, and has been an evangelist since 1997.  He serves as the Resident Pastor of a new branch of a multi-site Church within the Tabernacle of Faith International organization in Manila.  Pastor Steve has been involved with a ministry team which offers counseling to Call Center workers, and through this approach, is able to lead these overwhelmed young people to Christ.  he previously held credentials with Harvest Christian Center in Chicago and by the Assemblies of God of Indonesia.  he is currently ordained by Tabernacle of Faith International in the Philippines.

Singapore: Everett and Evelyn McKinney  (Assemblies of God Foreign Missions)

Veteran missionaries with the Assemblies of God for nearly 45 years, Everett and Evelyn have taught in Bible Colleges around the world, most recently in India, Singapore, Burma and Samoa, encouraging local pastors as they share the Gospel.  Their multifaceted and exceptionally versatile ministry has enabled them to enter numerous countries and equip spiritual leaders worldwide.

 Africa: David and Nadia Johansen

David and Nadia Johansen have invested many years serving the people of North Africa and the Middle East, acting as lights in great spiritual darkness.  The Johansen's work with the Muslim people in these areas, sharing the love of Christ and helping to pioneer churches, with a special emphasis on touching and healing abused women through their "House of Tenderness".  Continue to pray for this work that God will keep them safe in a very tumultuous region, and give them a great harvest for the Kingdom.

 Orphanage- Latvia: Inga Karnishauska

The Gardene, Latvian orphanage is one of over 300 such facilities in Latvia.  It's located 150 miles Northeast of Riga.  Inga Karnishauska is our liaison for the Gardene Orphanage, where hundreds of children are being given an opportunity to learn about Jesus Christ, and receive Him as Savior.  With the financial support from Abundant Life Fellowship, over 40 children received eye surgery, 16 computers were purchased to teach the children to type and 5 sewing machines were acquired to help them get jobs when they come of age.  Abundant Life Fellowship has also provided a variety of clothing donations; which the Latvian children have desperately needed.  Along with serving as liaison for the orphanage, Inga preaches in many Latvian churches and translates sermons from Pastors Rick and Dester for distribution to over 30 pastors monthly.

 Russia / Latvia: Terrence and Jill Hall  (Assemblies of God Foreign Missions)

Since 1993 the Hall's have served on the mission field, primarily in the former Soviet Union, but recently, they have expanded their teaching ministry to such places as Guyana and the Caribbean.  They founded the Latvian Bible College Ministry Center and participated in the planting of many churches throughout this country.  Their first years as missionaries were valuable in language acquisition, cultural understanding, powerful preaching, biblical teaching, and relationship building amongst the Russian church.  Now, the Hall's are once again turning to Latvia, where they have committed to establishing four new churches a year over the next four years.  The heart of their ministry is to serve in the hard-to-reach places where many don't want to go, but where the light of Christ is needed nonetheless. 
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Abundant Life Fellowship School Of The Bible

The Abundant Life Fellowship School of the Bible classes are underway at Abundant Life Fellowship every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room.  Make sure to attend.  If you are requesting more information please contact Dr. Steve Allen at 253-472-3600.


   Welcome to the Abundant Life Fellowship web site, we have put together a web site that we hope will guide you closer to the Word of our God and to our church.  We continue to make improvements to the site and will just get better with time.  We appreciate all who have visited the Abundant Life Fellowship site and hope that you tell your friends and relatives to visit as well.  You are welcome to come and visit our church, we encourage all.  Our church family will greet you at the door and you will be filled with Gods worship and His magnificent word according to the Bible.  


Sunday Service

Whether it is contemporary favorites such as Shout to the Lord, or timeless classics like Amazing Grace; come prepared to immerse yourself in a comfortable, spirit filled environment.

Prayer Service: 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall (downstairs of the church)

Service Time: 10:00 a.m. Kids Express Children's Ministry is provided to children ages 2 thru 6th grade.  The Nursery is also available to children 2 years and younger.


 

Do you have a teenager that needs Godly influence? The Youth Alive ministry meets every Wednesday night at 7 PM at the church in the Fellowship Hall. There is fun, fellowship, games and preaching every Wednesday night! Why not send your teenager to a place where they will receive Godly influence and hear a radical message from God's Word. Contact Pastor Dana Cummins for more information or you can contact the church office at 253-472-3600.


 

 

Major Events & Activities

 

Honey Fundraiser

The Women of Wisdom are raising funds for the 2015 May Women's Retreat.  Abundant Life Fellowship is continuing to sell raw Honey and will continue to do so until End of April.  Honey makes a great gift for any occasion as well as an addition to your household.  Please stop in and support this fund raiser, each jar is $10.00 and all proceeds go to the Women's Retreat.


 

We are looking for children to come and join our Kings Kids Preschool and Kindergarten here at Abundant Life Fellowship.  If you are interested in enrolling your child or know of someone needing to enroll their preschoolers or kindergartener please contact the church office at (253) 472-3600.  

Abundant Life Fellowship Weekly Events

  • Abundant Life School of the Bible +

    Come in and learn about the Bible in depth every Monday evening at 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday Morning Prayer Service +

    Every Sunday Morning is when we pray for the needs of others and your own.  Start time is 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
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Bible Verses

1 CORINTHIANS 15:56-57 (NLT)
"For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power.  But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ."

COLOSSIANS 3:16 (NLT)
"Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives.  Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives.  Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts."

COLOSSIANS 2:6-7 (NLT)
"And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him.  Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him.  Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness."

ROMANS 12:2 (NLT)
"Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.  Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect."

ROMANS 8:1-2 (NLT)
"So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.  And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death."