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Poiema Visual Arts’ Ministry Launch & Membership Rollout

September 24th, 2021 No comments

Join Poiema Visual Arts at Warehouse 100 (100 West Franklin Street | New Holland, PA 17557) as we celebrate the official launch of our ministry to Pennsylvania’s Christian visual artists. Come learn more about us, our dreams, and find out how you can be part of our new membership program!

During the course of the evening we will be holding several drawings for free give-aways, connecting artists through personalized conversations, and enjoying a spread of free fall fare. Artists are invited to bring business cards and a sample of their current work to share with guests.

Between conversations, enjoy the musical stylings of the Omnibuskers, who will be performing throughout the evening.

Come celebrate with us and get connected!

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Word of Encouragement-Ministry

February 9th, 2021 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Word of Encouragement is Ministry.

To have a ministry is to have some form of service that meets people’s needs for the glory of God.

Many times, we might think of pastors and evangelists as having ministries. But there are others in the body of Christ with a vibrant ministry too, such as greeters, worship leaders, small group leaders, and the set-up crew.

In the early church, Tabitha helped the poor by making clothing.  Barnabas had a ministry of encouragement. Epaphras was faithful in prayer. Aquila and Priscilla had the ministry of hospitality as they opened their home to believers for times of worship.

Effective ministry reflects the attitude of Christ. The Apostle Paul wrote in Second Corinthians 5:18 that God “reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.”

Find encouragement in the ministry that God entrusts to you in the Year of Endurance.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Relationship-Building Principle-Teamwork

April 28th, 2015 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Luke 10:1.

“The Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.”

In sending these seventy-two followers to various places, they would prepare the way for Jesus’ appearance to their communities. Jesus sent them out in pairs. Very rarely in the New Testament do we see followers of Jesus working solo. There is value to teamwork.

With teamwork, there is accountability. If one person starts to stray from sound doctrine or in their behavior, a teammate can help them get back on track. One person can help another person gain perspective.

With teamwork, there is also support. Sometimes, discouragement causes us to feel like giving up on what we started, but a teammate can serve as a supportive friend to help us press on in those discouraging moments.

There is also greater joy in sharing ministry with a teammate. When the seventy-two returned from their assignments, they came to Jesus with joy over what God had done through their outreach.

Teamwork is a vital relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com