A gift that keeps on giving
Casa Grande & Phoenix, AZ
PERIOD OF THE PROJECT
Linda Morris contacted pastors who wanted to improve their discipleship approach to a more effective demonstration of Christ in the community. Three churches, First Pentecostal (FPC), Compass Christian and Grace Temple, totaling 40 people, participated in the trainings. A church already active in outreach started a workforce development center and a support group for parents whose children were placed in foster care. All the pastors now include Samaritan Strategy (SamS) emphases in Bible classes and sermons. FPC donated land and helped build a community park for neighborhood children. Nine FPC members were commissioned and four lead ministries. Three led youth to have a play day in the park, cleaned the house of a shut-in and sang and dance for residents of a nursing home. Four led sessions at a youth conference utilizing SamS concepts. Continuing interaction through networks and groups opened doors for FPC to host a community focus group for the Governor’s Office on Youth, Faith and Family.
Nine participants commissioned, 40 people trained, 10 seed projects, 25+ disciplines of love reported.
Visited additional 10 churches and pastors in 2019 in the metro Phoenix area for relationship and collaboration.
Praises for locations for vision casting and training and for request to continue as part of Christian Education elective curriculum.
Continued strength and God’s wisdom for where and when to teach.
ESTABLISHING SELF-SUSTAINING SAMARITAN STRATEGY TEAMS IN NEW AREAS