Bishop Fred W. Washington, presiding bishop for the Minnesota Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ, will be hosting the 2018 Auxiliaries in Ministry (AIM) Conference June 12 – June 16.
The services will be located at Faith Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, 2501 Taylor St. N.E., with workshops beginning at 7 p.m. and evening worship at 8 p.m. nightly. The theme for this year is “The Church – seasoning the world.”
I am honored to present at the Friday night workshop on June 15. My workshop will be focused on men with the theme titled, “The art of winning men to Christ.” I will be sharing from the knowledge and experience I have gained from my 33 years in ministry and 13 years as a Marine and leadership instructor. This workshop will provide the knowledge and tools needed to increase the number of men involved in church and ministry. Men are an essential part of our church and community, and the more effective the church is at reaching them, the greater the impact they can have in the community.
The conference will focus on the family. There will be adult focuses on spiritual development, capacity building, civic engagement, leadership and closing the generational gap. Professor, Evangelist Ann Young will admonish and demonstrated God’s purpose and design for old and young to establish the family and church, in this world and His Kingdom. For three nights, she will explore the message of Titus 2 and the five things older women can teach younger women. Each night will feature a special guest to address these important subjects.
There is also a youth component with focus on scholastic motivation, a spelling bee, with Thursday night being youth and music night. On that night, there will be a skit presented by the Greater St. Paul Church Sunday School Department titled “Sowing seeds …” The youth activities are in line with the Church of God in Christ youth motto, “A child saved, is a soul saved, plus a life.” Developing our children is one of the primary mandates for the church, family, and community.
In addition, there will be worship services. Each night at 8 p.m. worship service will begin, culminating on Friday night with a message from the presiding bishop, Washington. Worship is how we equip ourselves to season the world with the love, grace, and peace that we receive from God. Without worship, we will run out, because they that give out much must take in much. Please join us each night for these powerful worship services.
These services are open to the community, and you are welcome and invited. The church is made up of people like you so come be a part of the church seasoning the world for Christ. I look forward to seeing you there as we focus on men, women, family and community.
Timothy Houston is an author, minister and motivational speaker committed to guiding positive life changes in families and communities. To get copies of his books, or for questions, comments or more information, go to www.tlhouston.com.