Ministry Passions

I have a two-fold ministry passion. First, I want to assist student leaders to become more effective in their student ministries and to encourage students to live a life of faith. To describe such a life I desire to see young people express a faith in Christ that has a true influence on their morals, values, and the decisions they make. In my ministry I strive to reach these goals through events, training, and investing directly into the lives of those we are trying to reach. Second, I also enjoy equipping Christians with one-on-one witnessing tools and strategies, and seek to mobilize them in partnership with God in His redemptive plan. My goal is to assist ministry leaders in the fulfillment of the Great Commission so their churches will be healthy, growing, and evangelistic.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

PRAYING FOR SUPER SUMMER


PRAY FOR:
Jeff Hessinger: Camp Director
Stuart Henslee: Camp Pastor
Cloverton: Worship Band
Heath Woolman: Logistics Coordinator
Theo Lightbourne: Team Coordinator
Davi Lema: Program Coordinator
Angie Conley: Assistant to the Director

ALSO PRAY FOR:
The Holy Spirit of God to work in people's lives.
Safe travel for all the church groups
Good weather all week
Safety for all participants
Wisdom for the above mentioned leadership Team 

Saturday, July 13, 2013


SUPER SUMMER FLORIDA 2013


Super Summer Florida is just days away and right NOW you can begin preparing for what the Lord desires to do in your life AND earn points for your Team! Begin today by memorizing God's Word and hiding it in your heart (Psalm 119:11). 

This year our Theme is SCATTERED...among the Nations! James 1:1. We will be study the book of James during Team time to learn how God wants us to live as we seek to make a KINGDOM IMPACT in our homes, schools, communities and beyond.

Check back here often for greats way to live
 SCATTERED
and to earn points for your team. 

Earn points for your team by completing the following challenges

before 2 pm Thursday. 

Memorize the following scriptures and recite them by memory to one of the adult leaders on your team at Super Summer. You can pick and choose what verses you want to memorize. Start easy and work your way to longer passages OR start with verses that are most meaningful to you. You'll get blessing and points for EACH passage you memorize!


Super Summer Memory Verse Challenge 

James 1 
 James 1:2-4 - 1 James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes who are dispersed abroad: Greetings. 2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. 

 James 1:5 - 5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 

 James 1:6-8 (Bonus) - 6 But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, 8 being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. 

 James 1:12 - Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial ; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. 

 James 1:13-15 - 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am being tempted by God "; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. 15 Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin ; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death. 

 James 1:16-17 - 16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. 

 James 1:19-20 - 19 This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger ; 20 for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God. 

 James 1:21 - 21 Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls. 

 James 1:22 - 22 But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. 

 James 1:23-25 (Bonus) - 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror ; 24 for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. 25 But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does. 

 James 1:26 - 26 If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is worthless. 

James 2 
James 2:1 - 1 My brethren, do not hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with an attitude of personal favoritism. 

 James 2:17 - 17 Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself. 

 James 2:19 - 19 You believe that God is one. You do well ; the demons also believe, and shudder. 

James 3 
James 3:2 - 2 For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well. 

 James 3:5 - 5 So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things. See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire ! 

 James 3:7-8 - 7 For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human race. 8 But no one can tame the tongue ; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison. 

 James 3:10 - 10 from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way. 

 James 3:17 - 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. 

 James 3:18 - 18 And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. 

James 4 

James 4:4 - 4 You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God ? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. 

 James 4:6 - 6 But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, "GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE." 

 James 4:7 - 7 Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from 

 James 4:8 - 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners ; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

 James 4:10 - 10 Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.

 James 4:17 - 7 Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.


James 5 
 James 5:9 - 9 Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged ; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door.

 James 5:11 - 11 We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord's dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.

 James 5:12 - But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath ; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment.

 James 5:16 - 16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.

Defining Evangelism


Evangelism is communicating the good news of Jesus Christ, and inviting response. Through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, God offers the forgiveness of sins, the gift of new life, and begins the healing of the world. 
Evangelism requires the verbal communication of this good news. But acts of love and signs of God’s power also have their part in the communication process. Deeds of love confirm the authenticity of the messenger. Signs of God’s presence and power confirm the authenticity of the message. 
In inviting response, we call people to trust Christ for the forgiveness of sins, become devoted followers of Christ, be filled with his Spirit, and join in God’s community and God’s mission in the world.
....definition by InterVarsity

Check out InterVarsity's NEW WORLD App a great way to share Christ with someone!
http://evangelism.intervarsity.org/how/gospel-outline/get-new-world-app



Friday, June 21, 2013

Sharing Christ With Your Friends


How can I evangelize my friends and family without pushing them away?

Answer: At some point, every Christian has had a family member, a friend, co-worker, or acquaintance who is not a Christian. Sharing the gospel with others can be difficult, and it can become even more difficult when it involves someone with whom you have close emotional ties. The Bible tells us that some people will be offended at the gospel (Luke 12:51-53). However, we are commanded to share the gospel, and there is no excuse for not doing so (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; 1 Peter 3:15).

So, how can we evangelize our family members, friends, co-workers, and acquaintances? The most important thing we can do is pray for them. Pray that God would change their hearts and open their eyes (2 Corinthians 4:4) to the truth of the gospel. Pray that God would convince them of His love for them and their need for salvation through Jesus Christ (John 3:16). Pray for wisdom as to how you can minister to them (James 1:5). In addition to praying, we must also live godly Christian lives in front of them, so they can see the change God has made in our own lives (1 Peter 3:1-2). As Saint Francis of Assisi once said, “Preach the gospel at all times and when necessary use words.”

Finally, we must be willing and bold in our actual sharing of the gospel. Proclaim the message of salvation through Jesus Christ to your friends and family (Romans 10:9-10). Always be prepared to speak of your faith (1 Peter 3:15), doing so with gentleness and respect. Ultimately, we must leave the salvation of our loved ones up to God. It is God's power and grace that saves people, not our efforts. The best and most we can do is pray for them, witness to them, and live the Christian life in front of them.

By S. Michael Houdmann

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Bucs: Faith & Football Counselors Needed


The Bucs have made RJS available for us to have a counselor briefing on Saturday AM, 12/22 at 10:00 AM inside the stadium.  It is after the security lock down for the 12/23 game so people would have to bring this flyer with them but it is good for anyone who would be interested.  Anyone 16 years of age or older is encouraged to join us.  Please note that all Invitational Counselors must purchase a game ticket.  More info about the event and tickets can be secures by going to this link.
Link: TBO.com Article 12/19/12

FAITH AND FOOTBALL COUNSELOR BRIEFING
Saturday, December 22, 2012
10:00 – 11:00 AM - Raymond James Stadium

Plan to join the Tampa Buccaneers, Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association, the Newsboys and KJ-52 as a counselor for the first ever Bucs/NFL Faith and Football Event. Scott Dawson will share about the “True Meaing of Christmas” and at the conclusion of his message, invite people to come to the field to make a commitment to Christ and talk to someone, an Invitational Counselor, about a personal Bible Study. We need you!

Counselor Event Fact Information

  • Game: 12/23/12 – 1:00 Game time. Bucs vs. St Louis Rams...
    o Event will begin immediatley after the conclusion of the game
  • Ages 13 and up
  • All Counselors must purchase a game ticket at www.buccaneers.com/faithandfootball
  • Game Day Counselors must attend Briefing on 12/22 at RJS - 10:00 – 11:00 AM
  • For this Briefing, all attendees MUST...
    o BRING THIS FLYER to the Briefing on 12/22
    o BRING A PHOTO ID
    o Enter off Himes Ave into Parking Lot B (see below) o Enter through Dock B roll-up door
  • SDEA Contact – Billy Hatley – bhatley@scottdawson.org or 205-492-1527

Monday, December 17, 2012

Mike Huckabee: Where was God?

A Glimpse of His Majesty


Peter said it best (2 Peter 1:16). “We were eyewitnesses of his majesty.”
His Majesty. The emperor of Judah. The soaring eagle of eternity. The noble admiral of the Kingdom. All the splendor of heaven revealed in a human body. For a period ever so brief, the doors to the throne room were open and God came near. His Majesty was seen. Heaven touched the earth and, as a result, earth can know heaven. In astounding tandem a human body housed divinity. Holiness and earthliness intertwined. (Max Lucado)