Koinonia Fellowship
I believe that as long as #Jesus has sheep, He will speak to them. Not only through Scripture but in that still small voice.
The Voice of Jesus
John 10.3-5,16 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. And a… [ 684 more words. ]
Koinonia Fellowship
If you find yourself making excuses for sin, stop right now. #God is giving you space to repent and get back on track with Him.
The peril of a hard heart
Proverbs 28.1 He, that being often reproved hardeneth [his] neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.The nation of Israel went into captivity because it hardened its heart against God’s Word. “Thus saith the LORD of hosts,… [ 364 more words. ]
Koinonia Fellowship
We are prone to have a legalistic fellowship with #God, but He desires through #Jesus to have a loving relationship with us.
Keep yourself in the love of God
Jude 21: Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.One of the most treasured and cherished attributes of God is His love for us. The oft repeated demonstration of the love of God for us was in… [ 347 more words. ]


The voice of Jesus

John 10.3-5,16 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he...Read More

The peril of a hard heart

Proverbs 28.1 He, that being often reproved hardeneth [his] neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.The nation of Israel went into captivity because it hardened...Read More


America Through the Years

By Pastor Ben Hiwale

America became a free country on July 4, 1776; however, what many may not know - or remember - is that America is also a nation under God founded on Christian principles.

54 of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were Christians, 27 held theology degrees. Our first president, George Washington, took the oath of office and put his hand on what? (The Bible).  What was his first official act as President? (Kissed the Bible, then held a 2-hour praise & worship session in Congress). How did they determine to open sessions of Congress? (Prayer). Who would lead in those prayers? (Chaplains). How would they be paid? (Tax dollars). Does all of that sound like they wanted to keep God out of government? By the way, opening in prayer is a mystery to investigate. Why is it that the little boys and girls cannot, but the big Congressmen can? Who decided to put “In God We Trust” on our coins? (Because they pulled a fast one on a government that wanted to keep God out of government!) Congress adopted it in 1956!

In 1776, 11 of the 13 colonies required that one had to be a Christian to be eligible to run for political office. In 1777, the Continental Congress voted to spend $300,000 to purchase Bibles for distribution in the nation. The GETTYSBURG ADDRESS states "...this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom..." 94% OF THE WRITINGS OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS OF THE U.S. CONTAINED QUOTATIONS FROM THE HOLY SCRIPTURES. THE STATE CONSTITUTIONS OF ALL 50 STATES MENTION GOD.

On that First "Thanksgiving", who do you think the people were giving thanks to? To God!

The famous "Liberty Bell" has part of Leviticus 25:10 inscribed on it: "Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.”



Is the Church Caught between Methods and Message?


By today’s standards in the American church, Jesus wasn’t cut out to be a pastor, nor would His ministry be highlighted as a model for church planters. Consider these facts:

Jesus had the greatest preaching, teaching and healing ministry in history. Thousands came to hear Him, followed His every move and lined the streets to get a glimpse of Him or simply touch Him. Yet amid His rock-star popularity, He intentionally offended religious leaders, challenged potential mega-donors and weeded out casual followers with tough teachings. Not exactly the textbook strategy you’d find today to grow your church, much less your Facebook likes and Twitter followers.

After Jesus spent three and a half years ministering to thousands, His church consisted of only 120 disciples gathered in the upper room. And even that was a low turnout, considering He had appeared to more than 500 people after His resurrection (1 Cor. 15:6).

But we know the rest of the story: how the 120 quickly became 3,120 and grew daily to where even unbelievers credited Jesus’ followers as those “who have turned the world upside down” (Acts 17:6). The truth is, we know that Jesus’ divine church-growth tactics surpass all others—with the proof being a global church that, 2,000 years later, refuses to die while it works to fulfill His Great Commission.

Why, then, do we in the 21st-century American church focus on all the elements that Jesus didn’t? He focused on training and equipping 12 disciples; we focus on growing our crowds and spheres of influence, regardless of whether those people follow Jesus. He preached an uncompromising message of truth; we sugarcoat the gospel until we’re saccharine-high on deception. He walked among His enemies in love; we ostracize our enemies by blasting them for all their sins.

Indeed, most of the U.S. church is enamored with size over substance and microwave growth over true reproduction. Research shows that while 235 million people call themselves Christians, only 40 percent of those meet regularly with fellow believers and only a fourth (at most) read the Bible on a regular basis. It’s time we discovered the marks of the real church, measured by Jesus’ standards rather than our own trendy metrics. 


Childrens Ministry

Our desire is to come alongside parents as they disciple their children. We have classes and family events geared to children from the nursery through 12 years old. 



Womens Ministry

Join us as we seek to strengthen and bless the lives of our families, church and community and  nurture your faith through prayer, worship, and study of the Bible. 


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Mens Ministry

Opportunities for men of all ages to build up their faith in fellowship with others who are like-minded in seeking God. Join us Tuesdays at 5:30 am for a B.A.M.M. breakfast.



Marriage Ministry

Strong marriages are built by God. God uses wisdom, knowledge, and understanding to build the home. "Unless the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it."




Father's Heart

An extension of God's Hand, purposed on sharing His love, to the hurting and homeless through the meeting of practical needs and the ministering of the Gospel.

India Connection

Reaching the Unreached - Teaching the Untaught - India Connection meets on the third Thursday of every month at 7 pm.


Dedicated to serving women facing unplanned pregnancies by transforming their fear into confidence. Professional services in a caring environment.

ER Community Resource

Provides food, clothing and services to the needy in our community, including families with small children who might otherwise go hungry.


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