Cynthia K. Stiverson, Registered Evangelist...Nurtures you into God's presence... Transforms you with His loveaviv MINISTRIES, Rev. Bob Fruehling
TO SOME, a vision/ministry statement can be redundant or almost arrogant. How can we improve on Jesus' "Great Commission" found in Matthew 28:18-20? However, there is another passage that I claim as my own. This passage is from 1 Timothy, and with the help of Jesus' Holy Spirit, not only guides aviv MINISTRIES Inc., but is my job description as well.
" The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons... Devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. " 1 Timothy4:3 & 13 NIV
AS WORLD events confirm we are firmly in later times, it is the intent of aviv MINISTRIES Inc. to follow this directive given so many years ago. AND SO, as you scan aviv's pages my hope is that you will find messages and seminars that will be helpful to your congregation. I look forward to hearing from you as we reach out to a world that needs to hear about Jesus. -- Robert Fruehling
Sharp Church Administrative Resources
Not every church can afford a full time administrative pastor - but, every church can set aside funds for special projects which require special training and experience. Steve Myers has 22 years experience as a staff member and over 12 years of administrative services. Special services include church treasurer training, office staff training, Computer recommendations, setup, installation, and training. Also, Sound and Video Systems consulting. Professional services are offered at a rate affordable by every church. Steve is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene and currently on staff at the Powell Newstart Community Church of the Nazarene. Call 614-570-2574 or email email@example.com.
GodQuest - A Christian Silent Retreat
When there is no time to do it, that's when you most need to unclutter the calendar and go apart to pray. When the gridlock of your schedule relentlessly forbids it is the time you most need retreat. A (silent) retreat is simply a matter of going into a separate place to seek Christian growth in a disciplined way. Retreat offers us the grace to be ourselves in God's presence without self-consciousness, without masquerade. Retreat provides the chance to be both physically and spiritually refreshed. It is a blessed opportunity to spend time generously in the presence of God. In such a time, God helps us to empty ourselves of cares and anxieties, to be filled up with wisdom that restores us.
GodQuest founder, Donna Lewis, has served as a Nazarene pastor's wife for 30 years and now resides in Mount Vernon. For more information on GodQuest, please visit www.godquest.com .