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Local Ministry Update
In order to better serve the community, with the hope of the Gospel, we are creating an entity named the Metanoia Center. The mission of the Metanoia Center is to transform individuals, households, neighborhoods, and communities by sharing the life-giving message of Jesus Christ by providing training and education opportunities. This will be accomplished through public training seminars such as Faith & Finances, Creation Health and Basic Computer Skills. These “core courses” are designed to address the needs of the community in a Biblical fashion. One of the desired outcomes of these courses is that participants, who are not part of a church family, get connected to a local church.
The word “metanoia” is about change, re-birth and transformation. In some verses of the Bible it is the English word “repent”. This Greek word is from metanoein ‘to change one’s mind.’ The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as “a transformative change of heart; especially a spiritual conversion”.
One of our goals for the Metanoia Center is to become a non-profit, 501c3, Bible-based community organization. The center will have board oversight consisting of individuals with a passion for urban ministry, as well as members from within the community.
We are in need of an attorney, or other legal professional, who is willing to guide us in the process of the legal requirements for the state of Ohio as well as the federal government. We are reaching out to help in this effort. Our prayer is that someone reading this newsletter knows of such an individual, and is willing to arrange a meeting to discuss our needs, and, their potential help. Ideally this would be someone who would be willing to provide their services as a ministry to the Metanoia Center or at incredibly reduced cost. The Metanoia Center does not, at this time, have financial funding. We are also seeking partnerships, and a grant writer, to assist with the financial needs of the Center.
2 Peter 3:9 (NIV): The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
The Lockland Schools are working on an initiative to establish a Community Learning Center (CLC) within the schools. The CLC is designed to offer resources, training, courses and seminars that will benefit the students and parents of the Village of Lockland. Over a series of planning meetings, with the school superintendent and assistant superintendent, we have been give the opportunity to begin providing the core courses of the Metanoia Center, Faith & Finances, Creation Health and Basic Computer Skills, to the community, through the schools as part of the CLC effort.
Our First Course Offering: Faith & Finances
Faith & Finances is a course curriculum developed by the Chalmers Center. It is one of the core courses to be offered to the public through the Metanoia Center. Faith & Finances is designed for individuals who specifically have little to no-margin in their finances. Phyllis will be facilitating this seminar with Jim assisting.
The first offering of this 12-week course is on February 6, 2018!!!
Seminar Begins: February 6, 2018 at 6:30pm
Cost: Free, thanks to a grant, normally $10 per participant.
Location: Lockland High School
Contact: Phyllis Null 502-235-7005
Global and Local Ministry Updates
Jim continues to work on several projects with ministries updating their web presence including the initial work to create a new Global CHE Network web presence.
Prayer Bullet List
- Legal assistance for the Metanoia Center becoming a legal entity.
- Our first Faith & Finances class, specifically for an adequate number of participants.
- Our personal financial support, and,
- Funding for the Metanoia Center.
- 2018 Community Ministry Plans.
- 2018 Neighborhood Ministry Plans.
- Global impact of Jim’s work as the Technology Facilitator with the Global CHE Network
- Phyllis, as she continues her college studies.
- Praise for continued good health.
- We have travel coming up in March, April and May – pray for funds in our ministry budget to cover all of our travel expenses.
Serving With You Because of Him,
Jim and Phyllis Null
Galatians 2: 20
About Us: Jim and Phyllis are faith-based independent missionaries commissioned by Faith Bible Church, Cincinnati, Ohio serving with the Global Community Health Evangelism Network. Donations to their ministry may be made through Alliance for Transformational Ministry, 727 E Bethany Home Rd, Ste D-122, Phoenix, AZ 85014 or online by visiting https://atm.webconnex.com/giving/ATM_onlinegiving. Please include a note with your donation indicating your desire to direct it to Jim and Phyllis Null’s Ministry Area.
Contact Us: Our contact information is: Jim and Phyllis Null, 316 Home Ave., Lockland, Oh, 45215 – Telephone: 502-235-7005