Counseling

May 19, 2012 in Church Ministries

Families and individuals in today’s world have problems galore. Many times people simply need a listening ear and a biblical approach to solving and coping with the intrusions and upheavals they face.  Pastor Wagner’s desire is to help those going through these trials and situations, and  he schedules time to meet with the people of the church, and the community, when someone has such a need. Tried and tested biblical methods are used  to help find answers for  the situations they may find themselves in.

All counseling done by Pastor Wagner is strictly confidential.

Discipleship

May 19, 2012 in Church Ministries

Discipleship is key to the growth and the future of any church. We are highly motivated to pass on those things that we most surely believe to those that come behind us. New converts need to be taught and shown the, “how to’s” of the faith. Many times, as a result of descipling someone we see people catch the vision of soul winning, rather than learning just the academics of it. While it is obviously important to know “how” to lead someone to the Lord, it is also important to have a burden for the unsaved. That is something that we strive to instill in our new converts. Discipleship is most often a matter of mentoring, showing by example.

 Our main goal is to love and serve the Lord with all of our heart, mind and strength…Mark 12:30, and to influence others to do the same.  We strive to teach our people obedience to the principles of God’s Word and to practice the spiritual disciplines of Bible study, prayer, fellowship, worship, and stewardship through the preaching and teaching the Word of God from Genesis to Revelation and by being a godly example.

Prisons

May 19, 2012 in Church Ministries

Jesus was speaking to the multitudes and told them; Matthew 25:34-40 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee39Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?40And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Jesus thought that it was important to visit those that had been incarcerated. We are to try to reach everyone, including those who have broken the law. They are in great need of God’s mercy and forgiveness and He loves them just as much as He loves you and me.  We have had great fruitfulness in our prison ministry with many receiving the Lord as their Savior and continuing in their Bible studies and prayers………. Pray for us as we go

Community Outreach

May 19, 2012 in Church Ministries

We have begun a food pantry at Pleasant Heights Baptist Church to help folks that are in need of a little help.  We are also collecting money for church camp to help some of the kids who otherwise would not be able to go, Our desire is for every child who wishes to go to camp to have that opportunity. If the Lord touches your heart and you desire to help us help others with food or with money for camp, your gift would be tremendously appreciated.

We also have Vacation Bible School coming up in July. It will start on July 27th and run through July 31st. This is another opportunity for us to reach the kids in our community with the Gospel. We will have loads of fun going to Camp Kilimanjaro and learning about God’s plan for us. We will also be having contests and games and snacks and so much more. We would love for your child to come.