College Station Seventh-day Adventist Church

Loving and Guiding all to know Jesus, to Grow in Jesus, and to Go be like Jesus

Koinonia

This term when used in Acts 2:42-47 conveyed the unity and harmonious effect of a Christian's communion with God, and fellowship with each other. Likewise, it is the aim of Koinonia Ministries to lead men, women and families into saving relationships with God. Through Bible-based practices we minister to the spiritual, physical, mental and social needs of individuals. In turn, we empower them to act on their faith and utilize their unique gifts to serve Him, hereby enhancing the body of Christ.
 
Get involved in our ministries! Contact us at koinonia@collegestationadventist.org for any of the ministries or activities we've listed below or for any other details. Join and follow us on Facebook
 
 

For Love's Sake ChallengE

Week 1 

The insidious nature of racism is what makes it difficult for people to see and understand. Often unintentionally we can send subliminal yet clear messages that racism should not be mentioned or discussed (MSC Stand Up Against Racism Initiative, October 9, 2020). However, does the lack of engagement really do us any good? By not studying the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation, does that make the coming of Jesus less apparent? I hope you believe it will not. By no means are we purporting that it should overwhelmingly consume all of your family time or activities. On the contrary, it should not be dismissed or summed up as one of those unraveling fates of end time prophecy that do not require our attention.  It is at our home we learn about God's love and how we should love others. These are formative beliefs that shape how we live. The issue of racism challenges our belief system, hence the conversation of racism, more so, the call to action to deal with this issue must take place at home. The following are resources for approaching racism with God-directed inspiration and guidance.

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Week 2

Often unintentionally, adults send subliminal, but very clear, messages to children that race and racism is not to be discussed or even mentioned. To change the racial inequities that exist, we must talk about the differences in humanity with our kids, including the social injustices currently happening in our communities (MSC Stand Up Against Racism Initiative, October 6, 2020, mscstandupagainstracism@gmail.com). Our goal is to help children understand their uniqueness as it relates to skin color, culture, birthplace, religion etc., how it can affect them or others in society, and most importantly, encourage their response as followers of Christ.

To be effective, these conversations must be frequent and explicit, in unmistakable terms that children understand (MSC Stand Up Against Racism Initiative, October 6, 2020). The following are helpful resources for approaching this topic with your family. It is focused on those who care for children. Critical conversations about social injustice must occur in the home, church, and all foundational institutions, if we want to ensure that our youth have the right beliefs about themselves, the world they live in, and the world to come.

For love's sake:

  • Understand the societies we are called to reach - watch this video.
  • Watch this video and know that our members have had, and are having similar experiences. Take the time to actively listen and empathize with others.
  • Use the tools from the article "Kids Let's Talk" to have the conversation with your child/ren.
  • Complete with your family "Do Justice, Love Mercy- iFollow Bible Study Guide".
 

Iron Men

(Named from Proverbs 27:17) 
Men assembling on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month at 12:30 p.m. to study God's Word, support and pray for one another.
 

Women's Ministries

 
Warrior Women of Prayer: This is a ministerial group of ladies charged with the responsibility of learning and practicing the effectiveness of prayer. In so doing accountability is exercised, support is rendered and overall love and compassion is experienced. WWOP Prayer Call is on every second Sunday of the month at 7:00 a.m. We’ve experienced a lot of victories while supporting each other. Plan to join our next meeting or submit a prayer request by contacting us at gingerd@outlook.com