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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 next Men of Vision Prayer Breakfast will be Saturday, 5 December 2015 at 9:00 a.m

14 November 2015 Topic:  Facing Your Fears?  

Facing Your Fears

14 November 2015

Men of Vision


Opening Prayer:




Thursday night we had our Leaders Family Circle and it was about THANKSGIVING and at the end Pastor had asked us if there was something that he and the group could pray for…there were several mentioned and I spoke about giving me guidance for employment, I know that God has a plan for all us.  I have been struggling emotionally and physically with employment and life.  I was pondering what to talk about and I had asked to guide me…I felt nothing..no tap on the shoulder, no nudge, no nothing…I was going to give up….But that is fear and me not having patience for God to let me know what to speak to you about even if it is the night before.  As I reflected upon some of my previous notes or words that I presented in prior months there was this one word that kept coming back to me..again and again….This is it..this is what God has instilled in my heart on….FEAR…FACING FEAR.

     Fear is the uneasy feeling that we are inadequate. It is an alarm that goes off when we feel threatened. It keeps people from the attainment of their goals.


     I’m not talking about normal, natural fears—such as the fear of falling or the fear of walking onto a busy highway. I’m talking about a gripping, paralyzing fear that is truly a spirit of fear. Paul wrote to Timothy, (2 Tim. 1:7) NLT. “God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline”


     Let me give you an example of this type of fear. Imagine a person who believes strongly that the Lord desires him to take a new job. He starts with confidence and enthusiasm. Soon he realizes that has much to learn about how to succeed in this new role. The whole project begins to seem insurmountable and overwhelming. He begins to take to heart the criticism of others. He feels as if he is a failure and will never succeed at this new position. He says, “I don’t have what it takes. I’m scared of taking any more risks.” The longer that trend in thinking goes unchecked, the more he moves in to sheer panic until he just wants to flee completely. Fear wins out and he does not accomplish God’s goal for his life.


     When fear strikes you, face fear head-on. Ask yourself, What am I really afraid of? Break down the nature of your fear. Are you afraid of failure that will lead to criticism? Are you afraid of failure that will lead to rejection from someone you love or admire? Are you afraid that your weaknesses and inadequacies will be exposed? Are you afraid that others will withdraw from you or perhaps even punish you?


     Admit the fears to yourself and to God. And at times, you may be wise to admit the fears to others. Then turn immediately to the matter of your faith. Faith is the solution for fear. Do things that build up your faith.


     The first and best move you can make to build up your faith is to get your eyes off your problem and off yourself and onto Jesus. He is the Source of all your supply. He is utterly reliable and possesses all knowledge and all authority. Speak aloud the words of (Hebrews 13:6) NLT until they sink deep within your spirit: “So we can say with confidence, The LORD is my helper; so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?”


     People may criticize, reject, ridicule and persecute, but they can’t take away your salvation, your relationship with Jesus Christ, your eternal home in heaven, or the joy, contentment, and inner strength the Lord imparts to you.


     Second, ask the Lord to give you the help you need. It is one thing to say, “The Lord is my helper,” and another to say, “Lord, help me today,” or “Lord, help me right now in this situation.” You may need an answer to a problem, friendship, a good mentor or teacher, wise counsel, or extra energy and strength. Be specific in your requests.


     Third, encourage yourself by memorizing the Word of God and quoting it as often as you need a fear-buster of inner strength. Take (Isaiah 41:10-13) NLT to heart “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.  Don’t be discouraged, for I am God.  I will strengthen you and help you.  I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.  See all your angry enemies lie there, confused and humiliated.  Anyone who opposes you will die and come to nothing.  You will look in vain for those who tried to conquer you.  Those who attack you will come to nothing.  For I hold you by the right hand – I the LORD your God.  And I say to you, ‘Don’t be afraid.  I am here to help you.”  In this passage, the Lord promises to give us His presence; give us His power, which is vastly superior to his strength; give us His provision, which is more than sufficient; give us His protection against all of our enemies. What more could you need? Remind the Lord often of His fourfold promise to you.


     And, finally, ask others to pray for you. Ask them to uphold you daily in prayer and in turn, pray for them and their success. We read in (James 5:16) NLT, “Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer is a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.”


     What might the man in the example have done as he took his new job? He might have said, “I don’t know all about this job, but the Lord knows. He will help me get the information I need so I can be successful.” Instead of being overwhelmed, he could have chosen to see the job as a mountain to be climbed, step by step. When he failed, he might have confessed error to the Lord, and asked God to help him learn from his mistakes.


     Every person alive has suffered loss. But if we continue to move forward in pursuit of God-given goals, He will give us victories in areas where we have struggled in the past. (Rom. 8:28) NLT “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”

     Don’t be surprised when fear emerges. Nothing good in life comes without a struggle against fear. The key is to run headlong at fear with your faith in Christ Jesus and your confidence firmly set in Him. You can overcome fear!


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Closing Prayer: 


Women of Wisdom


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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 has started back up and is every Monday night at 6:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room.  The instruction will be about the books of 1st, 2nd, 3rd John, James, and Jude.  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 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


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

"O our God, we thank you and praise your glorious name!"

"But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ."

"Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words!"

"O LORD, I will honor and praise your name, for you are my God. You do such wonderful things! You planned them long ago, and now you have accomplished them."

"But you, O LORD, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high."

PSALMS 63:3-4 (NLT)
"Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you! I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer."

"I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done."