BLACK MINISTRIES FACILITATOR, REV. CHARLES TILLMAN, SR.
REFLECTION - "NEW HEIGHTS"
Deut. 1: 11 - May the Lord God of your fathers make you a thousand times more numerous than you are, and bless you as He has promised you! (NKJV)
You can’t plant an Oak tree, a pine or a whispering willow tree in a small pot and expect that tree to grow to its fullest. In order for that tree to maximize its potential, it must be planted in an environment where it has room to grow and flourish. I believe there are times that God causes a sense of divine frustration in his own so that we might be prompted to plant our roots in a bigger pot, a larger field more conducive to growth.
Someone said, “You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” Take a minute and let that soak in! James Whittaker, the first American to reach the top of Mount Everest on May 1, 1963, said, “Man is at his best when reaching for something beyond his grasp.” You’ve got to lose sight of the shore – you’ve got to reach for something seemingly beyond your grasp if you want to reach NEW HEIGHTS. To read more click here.
Give up Judgment, Add Grace
Errol Carrim, Life and Leadership Development Coach
Believe it or not the Lenten season is upon us once again. It’s that time when we start thinking about what we are either going to give up or add to our lives for the next 40 days. For many, this is a time of reflection and making adjustments to their lives.
In thinking about the Lenten season two words came to mind: grace and judgment. These two words are central to this season. Because amazing grace was shown to us through the suffering and death of God’s Son Jesus, we will and can stand in the Day of Judgment and not be condemned for our sins. To read more click here.
Within the United States and Canada, there is enormous diversity. That diversity is reflected in the Church of the Nazarene. We seek to display the strength that comes from unity across different cultures. Multicultural Ministries is dedicated to resourcing the different cultures that exist within the Church of the Nazarene in the United States and Canada. For information on our different ministries, visit our Multicultural Leadership page
Multicultural Ministries works with our different ethnic groups within the church to train leaders and develop strategies for making Christlike disciples. We also seek to connect people with active ethnic ministries and help them to establish other active ministries in the US and Canada. There are currently 18 active multicultural ministries active in the US and Canada. They vary widely in size and scope, but they all share a thirst to share the good news of Jesus Christ in their contexts. We have collected contact information for all of our various ministries, as well as informational pages for our most active multicultural groups. You may download the brochure for Multicultural Ministries here.
If you need additional information, we are pleased to help you find the answers you need. If you are interested in resources for a multicultural congregation, connecting with an existing ministry, or even starting a new multicultural ministry, you can contact the Multicultural Ministries office by clicking here. You can download How to Sponsor and Nurture an Ethnic Church Without Losing Your Mind. Originally published in physical form in 2010 by Oliver R. Phillips and Fletcher L. Tink, the entire book is available in PDF format here.
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