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  • Pastor Willam Curry

  •  New Beginnings Church Of Fort Wayne

 The Spiritual Pillar:  Helping our community develop a deep and intimate relationship with God. We also strive to help rebuild confidence in the black church by addressing abuse of power, lack of training provided to servant leaders, and resource disparities.


This is why the spiritual pillar is directed and guided by Luke 4: 18-19, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

 
Spiritual pillar has two phases A & B. Phase A has Three building blocks and phase B has five building blocks that will help us achieve the restoration and revitalization of people and the black church.

Phase A
1. Dealing with the hurt relationships that has transpired between the Church and people. By rebuilding relationships with black people and its Local church. bases of class are John 4:1-25. Using this scripture, we will address misconceptions of unforgiveness, separation, condemnation, forgiveness and moving forward as one body one church.


2. Remembering by remembering all that God has done for an oppressed people, Black people this will help black people mind our relationship with God’s church. This class will be founded on the following scriptures Hebrews 13:7-24 (Remembering responsibility of Overseers), Revelations 2:1-5 (Remembering the Original bases of the Church), Ecclesiastes 12:1
(Remembering and old Age outlook), and 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (Remembering the Offering both the responsibility of the giver and the church)

 

3. Seeking the Lord. The foundation for this class is Matthew 2:1-16 with additional supportive scripture. Seeking the Lord in our own way (personal relationship), considering His word, seeking Him in our worry, seeking Him when we are weak.

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Phase B
1. Bring awareness and education to the use of Christianity to strengthen and unite black communities. (Examples include The Second Great Awakening and Civil Rights Movement) Create programs designed by and for African Americans to help support them in finding their God given purpose and identity in Christ. An example of this could be mentorship programs led
by spiritual leaders.


2. Encourage our community to develop a deeper and intimate relationship with God by emphasizing the importance of spiritual discipline within our churches. These spiritual disciplines include prayer, solitude, fasting, study of scripture, meditation, submission, service, confession, worship, guidance, celebration, and simplicity. Healthy things grow.

 It is important to grow the health of the church if we desire to fulfill our great commission. Healthy churches make healthy families, health families create healthy communities and healthy communities create a healthier nation.

 As a of result of encouraging consistent spiritual discipline within our churches, our hope is to reestablish a strong foundation of faith within our families.

3. To encourage opportunities for reconciliation amongst the black community and the black church. This involves providing opportunities for open and honest communication. Giving those in the community the forum to express concerns and together with the church create solutions.


4. Finding ways to bring churches of all denominations together to work for the good of their community. Examples include fellowshipping with organizations like Faith in Indiana, Youth for Christ, and Associated Churches.


5. Educating the black church on how to find resources that are needed to help them with missions and community service.
a. Focus more on missions within our community and less overseas.
b. Create opportunities through ONV for churches to bring their resources together to do collaborative missions.
c. Provide education on asset mapping and grant writing.

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