Sunday October 5th-HIV Awareness
Sunday October 12th- Domestic Violence Awareness (Join us in wearing purple)
Sunday October 19th- Lupus Awareness
Sunday October 26th- Breast Cancer Awareness (Don’t forget your pink)
All the way from Daystar in Nairobi, Kenya… Touring the USA to raise funds for student scholarships at Daystar University
Afrizo is a singing group made up of Daystar University students. Afrizo sings music from South, Central, and East Africa, drawing on rich African traditions. Their music combines English, Swahili, and other African languages, dance, and story-telling about how Daystar is equipping servant leaders for Africa.
September 11-13, Garfield Park Community Worship Center will host, Arise and Be Blessed Bible Conference and Holy Convocation. Pastor Fields will join this dynamic team of conference speakers on Sat. September 13th. Early Registration ends September 8th. Find out how to register below.
Arise and Be Blessed Conference Info
By Pastor Cy Fields
Consistency is an unrecognized secret ingredient to success. Now, before you condemn me as a heretic, please here me out. One of the ways the enemy gets an advantage in the church, among believers, and in ministries is through the practice of “Inconsistency.” The practice of inconsistency in our spiritual lives, church ministry, personal pursuits, and leadership responsibilities will frustrate what God wants to do. A key to a strong church and growing in discipleship is “consistency” among the entire membership. Churches becomes a stronger healthier church when the membership is consistent to the fundamental spiritual disciplines of prayer, praise & worship, bible study, giving service, and church attendance. Imagine all the church members being diligently consistent in these areas. The power generated in the local church would change people and communities.
1st Corinthians 15:58 says, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. In Matthew 6:24 Jesus says, “No person can serve two masters.” A disciple of Christ must be consistent in behavior and thought in both public and private. Inconsistency will render a ministry and Christian ineffective. The more you don’t consistently attend church, the more you don’t consistently give, the more you don’t consistently pray, etc. will retard growth and circumvent power. What’s a definition of ‘hypocrite?’ … A person who’s inconsist. Do something godly every day.
By Pastor Cy Fields
Despite the opposite thought among some, the Black Family is Still Strong! Make no mistake we have some serious mounting challenges today. They range from divorce, poverty, single-parenting, abuse, absent fathers, cohabiting parents who refuse to get married, the under-valuing of marriage, urban violence, and unemployment. However, if you take a second look at the resilience of the Black Family there is much to be encouraged about. The Black Family has a historical record of bouncing back after generations of trauma, tragedy, and the government supported terrorism of slavery. As I have stated before without regret, African Americans are the most resilient people the earth has witnessed. The black family has been a major reason why. The black family is still strong because we’re still here.
There is a purpose and plan given to us by God designed to bring us together. Families shape the character and ability of children. The purpose of you working in this world is to build your family, your church, and your community. If our black ancestors could build America, then we can rebuild community. We need to tell divorce to move over, and marry again. We need to stop generational poverty and create economic empowerment. We need to stop spiritual/moral poverty and return to God and the church. Overwhelmingly there are more strong black families than the press prints. Our salvation will come from above us and within us. The black family is strong, remains strong, and will become stronger with better vision and the help of God.