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Bible Study Ministry
TIME: 7:00PM TO 10:00 PM
Minister will be leading the new bible study,
We have reserved a special spot just for YOU!
Sunday School Ministry
Our Sunday School ministry exists to equip children to know, love, and serve God in
their age and stage of life. Classes focus on building relationships, learning the bible,
doing crafts with bible themes and activities and some elements of worship.
The Youth Group meets every other weekend for a variety of activities from Bible Studies
outside activities. Youth Group is for Teens :13 to 19 year old.
Saturday 19:00 pm - 22:00pm
We gather for regularly scheduled, themed, ladies meetings.
These events also include bridal and baby showers. During the meeting, ladies enjoy a time
of fellowship, and are always encouraged in their Christian lives by a devotional from the Bible.
Men Breakfast Ministry
Wednesday 8:30am to 10:30am
Saturday 9:00AM to 11:00AM
Foot Washing Ministry
John 13 tells of a time when Jesus washed his disciples' feet as an example of servanthood and instructed them to do likewise
to one another. In biblical times, foot washing was a common way to honor guests. The job, which was considered unpleasant,
was generally given to a household servant of the lowest standing. Pentecostals, especially in the early days of the
movement, took Jesus' command to wash the feet of one another literally. Pentecostal denominations, such as the
Church of God International, consider foot washing an ordinance on par with baptism or the Lord's Supper. Others practice
foot washing informally or not at all. Pentecostal churches, especially in Apostolic Pentecostal denominations,
hold an annual foot washing service, called a watchnight service, on New Year's Eve.
Anointing with Oil (Ministry)
Pentecostals believe that oil represents the work of the Holy Spirit. They trace the practice of anointing with oil, which generally
involves smearing oil on the forehead of someone being prayed for, to practices found in both the Old and New Testaments
of the Bible. We use anointing with oil in many contexts, the most common of which are praying for the sick, praying
for people to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit, which they believe is evidenced by speaking in unlearned, heavenly
languages as the Holy Spirit enables and ordaining men and women into the ministry.
The Ordinances and Practices of the Church.
- Baptism in Water. The ordinance of baptism by immersion in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost is
commanded in the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Saviour and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare
to the world that they died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life
(Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4).
- Holy Communion. The Lord's Supper, consisting of the elements, bread and fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing
our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (II Peter 1:4); a memorial of His suffering and death
(I Corinthians 11:26); and a prophecy of His second coming (I Corinthians 11:26); and is enjoined on all believers
"until He comes!"
- Foot washing. Washing the saints' feet is scripturally sound, but its practice in the local assembly is left optional
- Child Dedication. Since water baptism is an outward expression of an inward work of grace, we do not practice infant
baptism. However, we do encourage presenting our children to the Lord in child dedication and blessing until they are
old enough to make their own choice and decision (Luke 2:27; Mark 10:13-16).
Pentecostals are protestant, meaning they split from the Catholic faith after the reformation period and do not
participate in many Catholic or Orthodox rituals and sacraments, including praying the rosary beads.
That said, many people pray on the rosary not as a sacrament, but as an act of religious meditation. You might be
Pentecostal and pray on a rosary if you find that doing so helps to commune with God.
The word “meditate” appears in the Bible (King James Version) 14 times. (Words that could be translated as “meditate”
appear much more often.) The count includes mentions of prominent Bible characters engaging in the practice, as well
as explicit commands for all who worship God to do the same. The latter includes at least one in the New Testament: 1
Timothy 4:16’s Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. Add to that
commandment this blessing of Psalm 1:1-2: Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor
standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his
law doth he meditate day and night.
Christians are supposed to meditate. the Bible does tell us how to pray, providing examples for virtually every situation.
The Bible tells us how to worship and praise, to the point of supplying doxologies which can be used for hymns, and
telling us how to perform the Lord’s Supper, and also instructing us on the manner that we should preach and teach. The
Bible even tells us how to fast.
Practitioner of meditation who experiences states of divine ecstasy as mystics have throughout the ages and Pentacostal
live it when speaking in thoungs, Pentecostal/Charismatic are in fact mystical practice and experience. It is centered on
the experience of the divine. We have all the forms of practices that induce altered states of consciousness, entering into
states of ecstasy, glossilla, energy moving through the group and in individuals, direct presence of the divine, visions,
and so forth. It is critical of the experience of others, mystics, all the while they are in fact engaging in mystical practices.
Meditating on Gods word will help you. Meditating on Gods word helps to make Gods way a part of your life. Practice
Frequency of meditation among pentecostals in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition: 66% once a week, 5% once a month,
3% several times a year, 23% seldom or never and 3% don't know according the the site Pew Research Center at
http://www.pewforum.org/ a little less among pentecostals in the Evangelical Tradition as 61% once a week, read more about it
The Bible in no uncertain terms encourages us to meditate on God’s law day and night (Josh. 1:8), biblical meditation doesn’t
involve looking within ourselves or emptying our minds for selfish reasons. Rather, it urges believers to contemplate and deeply
reflect God’s Person and faithfulness, it calls us to look to His Word (Psa. 119), and His creation (Psa. 19, 104). In fact, Christian
meditation calls us to look upward and outward to God so that our minds may be filled with godly wisdom and insight, and so
that our hearts may be filled with comfort, happiness, and joy. The opening words of the Book of Psalms: “Blessed is the man,
delight is in the law of the Lord, who meditates on his law day and night.” (Psa. 1:1-2 NIV).
Visit our Virtual Chapel for prayers and meditation
Our link to our virtual chapel is on our Malawian Methodist site, members of Eric Michel Ministries International Assembly of
Churches, you can request prayers from our Prayer Warriors on the worship page . Use it often, when ready click here