October Lunch Date Change

Please note that the Temple Terrace Pastor Appreciation Lunch has been changed from Oct.19th to the 20th. This will be on a Wednesday.

South Bay Luncheon

Thank you David and Karen Spiecher for helping to make the Pastors luncheon a wonderful blessing. Two pastors joined Champion Groups that  day and others soon to follow. The lasagna was fabulous!!!! Many blessings upon you!

The Power of Humility

Jesus was completely humble and yet had all the power on earth and in heaven as given to him by His Father God in Heaven. The world today does not understand what great power there is when we are completely humbled to the Lord God and yielded to the Holy Spirit. The Word teaches that the very smallest amount of FAITH can move mountains, heal the sick, raise the dead and make the blind to see. When we fully believe that God is, and that He is who He says He is and we embrace his Word as truth, we are able to walk in great faith which produces humility with complete confidence. “When you know that you know”, you begin to walk in victory even through  life’s struggles. We walk in the assurance that when we seek the Father He hears us and our prayers are powerful.

Jesus is our perfect example. He knew He had ALL power and restrained himself (Humbled himself). His humility was not weakness but strength under control.

Today many of us need to exercise humility and restaint instead of flexing our muscles. This does not mean to be passive, quite the contrary. We should demonstrate the power in the Name of Jesus openly starting at home with humility and compassion. 

Try humility and see how powerful it is. Trust Jesus and many blessings will follow.

Pastors and Wives "Day of Play"

The “Day of Play” was a phenomenal success! The guys and gals called Pastors and wives had a day of fun filled with great food and plenty of laughs.

Thank you Randy Knapp of Schalamar Creek Golf Club of Lakeland Florida for making this possible. Another thanks goes to Travis Avery as Chairman of the event co-Chairman Lynn Briedenback and special assistance of Terry Tucker, Sam Goss, Curt Patterson and a host of others. Praise God for helping make this a very special day.

The wives kicked off the “Hey Girl” minstry for Pastor’s wives. There were about 5o ladies who started this new movement for these often forgotten women. They had special guests to pamper and entertain them as they got acquainted. Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves.

We had 75 men and one lady playing in the golf tournament, which was all about fun!!! Three pastors had an oppotunity for a hole in one to win $25,000, a new car, and One Million Dollars. (Unfortunately they did not make it). 

The meal from Grandpa Johnsons Barbeque was provided by Scalamar Creek and it was delicious. Travel by Horizon gave away several Vacations. There were gifts and prizes for all who attended, even 2 bicycles were given away.

A very special painting was done on stage by Christian Artist Keith Goodson. It left everyone in awe!!!

We were also blessed to have as our Platinum Sponsor Dallas 1 Corporation/Faith Tampa Bay Ministries. Our good friend Bart Azzarelli worked with us to make every Pastor welcome.

We again thank Randy Knapp for his heart to give and bless this ministry and the Pastors we serve. We believe that this will be the first of many events with Randy Knapp and Schalamar Creek

Victory Church Lakeland Florida

Thank you to Pastor Wayne Blackburn and Victory Church for hosting last weeks Pastors luncheon. We had over 60 in attendance and many Pastors requested to start or join a Champions Group.

The food Provided by Opus catering/ Brother Eddie was superb!!!!

 Thank you for your continued prayers.

Thank You Parkway in Plant City

Thank you Pastor Hal and Denise Sexton for preparing a great luncheon for Thursdays Pastor’s luncheon. You certainly demonstrated a servant’s heart with your actions. Everyone was blessed!!

We were also blessed by the testimonies from Pastors Robert Venable, Bill Gibson and Fred Harrold. Bill’s wife Sherry added words of confirmation about how Bill’s “Champion Group” has impacted him/them.

Thank You very much!!!

Day of Play

Praise God!!! August 7th is the first “Day of Play” event for pastors and wives. Schalamar Creek Golf Club in Lakeland Florida has opened arms of love to God’s annointed leaders to come and enjoy a day of refreshing, fun and relaxation. For more details go to the events section.

Why Accountability?

I don’t know about you but I like having a group of fellow brothers holding me responsible each and every week. These guys faithfully cheer me on to be more like Jesus in my personal life. They encourage me to be the best possible husband and father I can and each week I set “To Do’s” for myself to achieve. When I succeed they cheer when I fall short they pick me up and then challenge me . In many ways they are Jesus in the flesh to me. They hold me to a level of accountability that if alone I could cheat or slip without anyone noticing. I need someone noticing. I need them asking me each week how did I do.

I also am responsible for helping them reach their weekly goals or “to do’s”. It is a great blessing to have trusted friends to help me and challenge me to stretch to a higher level of obedience and service, but it is just as important to be the faithful friend to those who count on me.

Why accountability? Very simple! Because I want to be more of the man God created me to be. I want to be challenged to do the extraordinary so that I will not be ordinary. We are called to be different, to be transformed, to set the standard by being like Jesus. I realize that by being called “Christian” people expect me to be like Jesus, especially the lost world, especially our own families.

By being a part of a Champions Group I recieve the accountability that I need, and by the way, I developed the most trusted friends I could ever have. I use to feel very alone with no one to really talk to, that is not true today. These Champions are committed to helping me be the best I can be and I am commited to them as well. Accountability is helping me to become a better husband, father, son and servant, overall helping me to become a Champion. 

Highland Park Nazarene Luncheon

The APP luncheon was a tremendous blessing. Many Pastors shared how being in a Champions Group is impacting them. The next Lakeland Florida luncheon is May 27th at Abundant Life Church of God.

Bay Life Luncheon

The APP / Bay Life Church in Brandon Florida Pastors luncheon was great. There were 56 in attendance at one new Champion Group scheduled a meeting time and place for next week. There are several other Pastors who registered to join or start a Cjhampions Group as well.

Lakeland Luncheon

The Lakeland “Highland Park Church or they Nazarene” is hosting the April 29th Pastors Luncheon. We want to invite any Pastor in the area to attend.

New Groups

New Lakeland Florida Champion Groups that have started are impacting several local Pastors lives. They are saying that having a safe place to talk is a brand new experience. Making trusted friends is something they never expected to happen. Thank the Lord!