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1 ACOG Ministry What do we want to Build?

2 What do you See when you See ACOG Worship Hospitality Family

3 Worship Two Sunday Services One Auxiliary Service Bible Class Convention Revival Quarterly Prayer Service Quarterly Communion Day-Timer's Bible Class Easter and Christmas Nursing Homes Prison Ministry Funeral Services

4 Family You do not know who you are talking to... Family Baptisms Youths giving their life to the Lord Large contingent of Grandparents

5 Service Stewardship is how we spiritually grow Over 2000 volunteers Two areas of Service Personal Service to Jesus Christ Service to others

6 Hospitality How we greet one another Praise the Lord How we speak to one another How we share with one another How we sacrifice for one another

7 Basic Mission Spiritual Growth Luke 14:23 Romans 12 Stewardship Ephesians 4:10-11 Inclusiveness

8 Building of the Saints Christ is First Egypt Promise Land Wilderness TAKE THE PEOPLE WHERE GOD WOULD HAVE THEM TO GO

9 SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT Unity Vision Sacrifice Identity Character Vision Intercession Advocacy Mediation Sight Insight Foresight

10 Spiritual Growth Men Women Worship Choir Ushers AUXILIARIES

11 What is Church About?

12 The chief purpose of the Apostolic Church of God is to glorify God, who has given us the highest revelation of Himself in the Person of Jesus Christ. In glorifying God, we enter into public worship services, seeking to give fitting expression to our profound and dedicated commitment to our Lord Jesus Christ,

13 who loved us and gave Himself for us. In our worship service we find a meaningful awareness of His presence with us, and we respond to this awareness with adoration and praise.

14 What is our Worship All about?

15 Our worship includes the preaching and teaching of the gospel concerning the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, So as to enlighten the conscience to the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, and to open the heart to the matchless grace of God.

16 In our service to Christ, we are to call sinners to repentance, lift the fallen, visit the sick, uplift and maintain the highest standards of morality, and urge all believers to seek a Spirit-filled life.

17 What is our Family All About?

18 It is essential that we nourish and cultivate the Christian lives of our parishioners; that we concern ourselves with giving aid and comfort to the poor, to work for better living conditions in society in general, and in our community in particular. In order to effectuate this purpose, the ministries and auxiliaries of the Apostolic Church of God were founded.

19 Why Do We Do This? Authority The Called Out Ones We ve been given a gift of great price Responsibility We are His disciples In Him we live, and in Him we die Accountability For those things done in our bodies

20 Living in Grace When you live for something, you also live against something. Understand the warfare Values Self-righteousness Individuality Worldly desires

21 Basic Mission Spiritual Growth Luke 14:23 Romans 12 Stewardship Ephesians 4:10-11 Inclusiveness

22 How to Serve our Church? How to Serve our Community?

23 GIFTS COMMUNITY AUXILIARIES It is necessary for the church to be the vehicle and apparatus for stewardship. Gifts are matched to the need and to the organization

24 Outcomes Community Unification at all levels Defining the Community s Self-Determination What do you want to build and not maintain Build on community assets Create mechanisms for sustainability Resource synchronization

25 NOW Pillar Structure NOW is supported by Four Infrastructure Pillars which include: Education, Public Safety, Economic Development and Health and Human Services. The Woodlawn Community EDUCATION PUBLIC SAFETY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Woodlawn Children s Promise Community (Nicole Iliev) Woodlawn Public Safety Alliance (Cortez Trotter) TBA Woodlawn Health & Human Services (Laura Lane) NETWORK OF WOODLAWN (Wesley Walker) 25

26 NOW model Five Conditions for Collective Impact Success Common Agenda Backbone Organization Shared Measurement Continuous Communication Mutually Reinforcing Activities 26

27 How to Apply Ministry to Community How to utilize collective congregational gifts to the needs of the community. Similar to the account of the seven deacons in Acts 6. Churches are the backbone to our community How to use the Churches human assets and resources on behalf of the community.

28 Facilitation Ministry New Ministries Grant research, writing, and reporting Ministry Community Organizing and Development

29 Arthur M. Brazier Foundation To support for the development of Community Wide organization of Stakeholders in the four pillars with human and financial resources. We currently provide support to Woodlawn Looking at neighborhoods that are close to Woodlawn Develop the mechanism for all communities

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