EXPLORATION – It Is All NewSeptember 20, 2020
CHURCH ZOOM MEETING
Bishop-Designate Dr. Ethan W. Ogletree Sr.
September 19, 2020
EXPLORATION – It Is All New
“When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, “If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.” ~ Exodus 13:17
“Until you cross the bridge of your insecurities, you can’t begin to explore your possibilities.”
~ Tim Fargo
I. Explore the unseen:
A. Never stop exploring.
B. Never lose your sense of wonder.
C. Explore—means to travel through to investigate to learn about.
“I applied my mind to study and to explore by wisdom all that is done under the heavens. What a heavy burden God has laid on mankind.” ~ Ecclesiastes 1:13
“The future of the Church has always been global and noble.” ~ Judah Smith
D. “We have to get smaller to get larger.”
o Virtual, Media and the Praise Team has to reach the unseen crowd.
o We must mobilize people in their homes for the mission field.
o We are feeding more people than those who would attend a service.
E. The leader’s thoughts must be aware of things that are impacting not just the people you have, but the people you desire.
II. Where our organization is and what her behaviors are going to be.
A. Organization origin (Birthed by God)
B. Organization personality (Missions and Vision)
C. Organization Lifespan and age
III. How does our organization respond to shifts? Consider the faith it takes to explore.
A. Explore the organization intentionally.
B. Explore the organization facing uncertainties.
C. Explore the organization with courage.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” ~ Joshua 1:9
“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” ~ T. S. Elliot
Sep 28 – Kingdom Builders Zoom Meeting [Tier 2] @ 7p
Sep 25 – Issachar Prayer @ 9p
Sep 26 – Food Giveaway 10a-1p [Text food26 to 77411 to volunteer]
Oct 03 – Issachar Zoom Meeting @ 10a
Oct 04 – Millennials Zoom Meeting @ 6p (Devotion – Elder Erica)
Oct 10 – Food Giveaway @ 10a-1p
Oct 15 – Issachar Prayer @ 9p
Oct 17 – The Birth – Prophetess Mixon (Women’s Meeting) @ 9a (Devotion – Deacon Soweto)
Oct 18 – Founders’ Celebration @ 10a
Oct 18 – Church Zoom Meeting @ 6p (Devotions – Brooke Andrus & Anthony Davis)
Oct 19-23 – Morning Glory @ 6a
Oct 22 – Kingdom Builders Zoom Meeting [Tier 1] @ 7p
Oct 24 – Food Giveaway @ 10a-1p
• Back to Church reservations sent each Monday, cut-off Thursday. We reserve the right to refuse entry or remove persons who do not follow our safety protocols.
• Founders’ Celebration 2020 (10/18/20) – Seed Offering: $150 per family; $200 Issachar/Leadership
• Continue Food Giveaways through the end of the year (twice a month)
• First Saturday October-December Issachar (Elders, Deacons & Preachers) zoom meetings – special training to close out the year and the beginning of 2021.
• Early voting – New Destiny is early voting poll location October 13-30, 2020
o Tuesday, Oct. 13 – Saturday, Oct. 17: Voting 7a – 7p
o Sunday, Oct. 18: Voting 1p – 7p
o Monday, Oct. 19 – Saturday, Oct. 24: Voting 7a – 7p
o Sunday, Oct. 25: Voting 12p – 7p
o Monday, Oct. 26 – Thursday, 29: Voting from 7a – 10p
o Friday, Oct. 30: Voting from 7a – 7p