Greater Huntsville Pastors Prayer Summit (GHPPS) - Monthly Meeting
Special Note: Greater Huntsville Pastors Prayer Summit will be meeting in small group regional, and denominational cells in June and July. The next city-wide pastors prayer summit will be 11:30am Wednesday August 20th with a strategic focus on Education. More details to come!
|Alabama Teen Challenge - Greater Huntsville Organizational Meeting (7/8)
Teen Challenge Endorsement
“I’ve believed in this ministry since its very beginning. And I continue to support it. I consider it a real privilege to endorse this work. Thank God for Teen Challenge!” - Rev. Billy Graham
"Not only does Teen Challenge help our young people deal with their substance abuse, but it also gives our kids something to live for - a relationship with God, a healthy self-esteem, and a direction in their lives that finally leads somewhere. I speak from more than 20 years of knowledge of the organization when I tell you that the Teen Challenge program works. It’s effective - it’s literally changing lives of young Americans from every walk of life. The government can’t do it alone no matter how hard it tries. It’s going to take the all out effort of concerned citizens like you and me to help turn the tide of drug abuse among kids. And the good news is that together we can and will do it." - President Ronald Reagan
Greater Huntsville Pastors and Leaders:
“What does a Great Commission Solution to addictions look like?”
Coming to North Alabama!
Special Alabama Teen Challenge - Greater Huntsville Orgianizational Meeting
Dinner and childcare provided – call 256.714.7729
Date: Tuesday July 8th, 2008
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Host Location: Hope Church, 1661 Balch Road, Madison AL 35757
As a former Huntsville area pastor I know first-hand the overwhelming need for Christ in the lives of our addicted young people. I presently serve Alabama Teen Challenge as the State Director of Operations, and I want to very respectfully remind you that the follow-up Greater Huntsville Teen Challenge Organizational Meeting on Tuesday, July 8th, 2008 at HOPE CHURCH, Madison. Please plan on being in attendance; or, if you can not be there personally, please send a representative from your church.
In Alabama, 467,000 of our residents have used an illicit drug in the past year, 256,000 have used in just the past month affecting over one million Alabamians in the past 30 days.[i] In the Huntsville area the numbers are staggering. We have an epidemic – Alabama Teen Challenge is a growing statewide with a Great Commission centered solution to addictions. Since 1958 Teen Challenge remains the highly effective world-wide provider of discipleship ministry for those who would be evangelized and look to Christ to transform their lifestyle and develop a new life free in Christ from the devastation of drug and alcohol abuse. Teen Challenge is seven hundred centers in ninety-three countries.
Our area needs to know there is an answer to life controlling problems for our addicts through the life-changing power of Jesus Christ. The answer for these who are trapped is their total surrender to a Savior who would rather die than live without them – Teen Challenge is a missionary outpost for Christ that successfully reaches those trapped in this epidemic. Teen Challenge has young adult students from every walk of life – currently represented are those who were living on the street to a pilot from a major airline.
Many young adult addicts from our area have already been helped through Alabama Teen Challenge’s residential discipleship programs across the state. In our meeting we will also hear from one TC graduate who was in eight secular drug programs before finding Jesus in Alabama Teen Challenge.
The vision: In the Huntsville/Decatur/Athens area, two needed adolescent ministries (ages 13-18) will be opening. Once opened, residential Christ centered discipleship will be available to Huntsville residents of virtually any age or income in concert with the young adult ministries throughout our state. Alabama Teen Challenge is in full cooperation with area churches, and has the full endorsement of the Huntsville Pastor’s Prayer Summit.
For an introductory video of Alabama Teen Challenge ministry: http://alabamateenchallenge.org/video.html
Dinner and testimonies of two Alabama Teen Challenge students
Evangelism Model of the Teen Challenge Ministry
Introduction of Huntsville – Decatur – Athens ministry and mission
Evidence based success – University and Government Teen Challenge Effectiveness Studies 1976 – 2007
Accreditation and Accountability
Alabama Teen Challenge Relationship and Accountability to the Church
Judge Bob Armstrong
Please contact me if you have any questions.
I am with you in mission,
State Director of Operations
Alabama Teen Challenge
205.783.0855 cell 256.714.7729
International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) - Executive Director visits Huntsville (6/25)
Christian Advocates for Israel (CAFI),
a local community coalition emerging in North Alabama, to host
International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) Executive Director Malcom Hedding in Huntsville
Special Complimentary Area Pastors/Leaders Luncheon
with ICEJ Director Malcom Hedding
11:30am Wednesday June 25th, 2008
Luncheon Host Location:
O'Charley's, 4240 Balmoral Drive SW Huntsville, AL
RSVP required! To RSVP please email name to rsvp@CAFI-Web.org
Special Area Joint Service
with ICEJ Director Malcom Hedding
6:30pm Wednesday June 25th, 2008
Joint Service Host Location:
The Dwelling Place Church, 2550 Redstone Road Southwest Huntsville, AL
Printable Event Flyer (PDF)
Christian Advocates for Israel (CAFI)
In a time of growing international hostility toward Israel and the Jewish people - with international leaders publicly calling the holocaust a myth, stating their intent to wipe Israel off the map, and denying any historical Jewish connection to the Temple Mount, Jerusalem, or the Holy Land - there is a growing desire among many in the Christian community to stand as an advocate for Israel and the Jewish people in this volatile time.
A coalition continues to grow in the Greater Huntsville and North Alabama Christian community with a heart to honor Israel and the Jewish people for the heritage received, and explore opportunities of practical advocacy in prayer and intercession, in humanitarian relief, in community outreach, and in governmental and political advocacy, in this time when such anti-semitic rhetoric grows louder and bolder.
Who Are We? • Why? • Pro-Israel?
International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ)
In the summer of 1980, the Israeli Parliament declared the city of Jerusalem to be the undivided, eternal capital of the State of Israel, established as such by King David almost 3,000 years earlier. Protest resounded across the international political spectrum, resulting in the closure of thirteen national embassies in Jerusalem. A number of Christians living in Israel sensed Israel's deep hurt over the withdrawal of the foreign embassies and felt called to open a Christian Embassy in Jerusalem that became known as the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem as it represents Christians from around the world, speaking words of comfort and support to Israel.
Diplomacy of Love
The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem was founded in 1980 by Christians from around the world as an act of solidarity with the Jewish people's 3,000-year-old claim and connection to Jerusalem. Today the Christian Embassy represents millions of believers from over 125 countries who share a love and concern for Israel and the Jewish people, with active representation in nearly 80 nations. Some 50 full-time staff serve in our Jerusalem headquarters coming from over a dozen countries and speaking many different languages. We invite you to consider us as your Embassy in Jerusalem.
Work and Witness
The Embassy's work and witness is founded on the mandate of Isaiah 40:1, "Comfort, comfort my people" For more than 25 years the ICEJ has been reaching out in practical ways to the people of Israel, while seeking to inform, educate and inspire Christians round the world to stand against the rising tide of hostility and anti-Semitism directed against the Jewish State. Our Ministry spans four distinct areas, to Comfort Israel, Educate the Church, Celebrate God’s faithfulness, and Confront anti-Semitism.
ICEJ Executive Director
In November 2000, the Reverend Malcolm Hedding was appointed the Executive Director of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem after serving as an ordained minister of the Assemblies of God of South Africa for 25 years. Malcolm has a long relationship and love for Jerusalem and Israel. From 1986 to 1989, he served in Jerusalem as ICEJ Chaplain, and on the pastoral staff of the Jerusalem Christian Assembly, now the King of Kings Assembly.
Upon his return to South Africa in 1989, Malcolm founded the Olive Tree Assembly of God in Durban. He has been a seminar teacher and plenary speaker at the ICEJ's annual Christian Celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem and at other Embassy-sponsored events. He has also been an active member of the ICEJ Association, and traveled extensively as a "spokesman" of the ministry at the invitation of the international branches.
In February 2001, Malcolm was invited to chair the 4th Christian Congress on Biblical Zionism in Jerusalem, having been heralded as one of the foremost Zionist theologians in Christianity, with a profound understanding of Israel's role in Eschatology. Since 1991 he has also served as Chairman of "Christian Action for Israel", a biblical Zionist organization.
Malcolm lives with his wife Cheryl in Jerusalem. They have three children, and three grandchildren.
Young Business Leaders (YBL) - The Man in the Mirror
May 21, 2008
I am writing this letter to you to inform you about two events:
The Man in the Mirror (with Pat Morley)
Event Number 1: I would like to invite you and the men of your congregation to attend an exciting men’s event late this summer! Pat Morley, author and speaker, will be here in Huntsville to present his personal story—the event is entitled, “The Man in the Mirror Experience!” It will be held at Southwood Presbyterian Church on Saturday, August 23rd from 8am to 1pm
Pat understands men. He is “highly” qualified to speak to you and your men. Pat has devoted his life to establishing men’s ministries in local churches and through Para church ministries like the Promise Keepers. He established and leads (as President) The National Coalition of Men’s Ministries—a national organization which seeks to network denominational leaders and Para church ministries so as to make men and men’s ministries a priority within the local church—(this organization currently has over 80 men’s ministries involved). Also, Pat recently completed his PhD in Men’s Ministry on top of the fact that he has authored 11 books on topics relating to men! Need I say more about his qualifications to speak to your men?!!
Pastors/Men's Ministry Leadership Luncheon
Event Number 2: The second event I would like to invite you to is a pastors/men’s leaders luncheon set for Wednesday, June 18th at 12:00 noon at Southwood Presbyterian Church
The luncheon will last 1 hour. The purpose of the luncheon is to inform you about the details surrounding the event which will include a strategy to help you minister to your men and ways that this event will be a resource to you—not as an end in itself—but something that you can build on to help you reach and disciple your men! We are inviting both you (pastor) and one man who you’ve appointed to take the lead on promoting this event. In other words, we want you to come—but we also want you to come with one guest who will assist you in providing leadership for this event!
Little Paul’s BBQ is providing lunch, and we are picking up the tab! Please RSVP for the luncheon by email (email@example.com) or phone (882-6003) by noon on Monday, June 16th. Please note RSVP is required with max of one guest, associate pastor, or men's ministry leader.
Advancing Christ’s Kingdom in the Hearts of Men,
Bob Boerner, Jr.
Young Business Leaders (YBL)
Director of North Alabama
*Young Business Leaders is a ministry of evangelism and discipleship to men in the workplace. For more information see our webpage at www.yblhsv.org