NBFAP Weekly Newsletter

Volume I Issue III

What's Happening This Week...

Wednesday October 28:

Homework Club @ 6:30 pm

Bible Study @ 7 pm

Friday October 30:

Choir Rehearsal @ 6:30pm

Youth Rehearsal @ 6:30pm: this rehearsal is for preparation for the upcoming Youth Sunday. Parents you are encouraged to bring your child out to participate.

Saturday October 31:

Youth Rehearsal @ 10 am: Preparation for the dance portion of the Christmas Banquet. December is quickly approaching, let's get started!

Sunday November 1:

Leaders Training @ 8 am: This training is open to the entire body. Embrace the leader in You!

Time of Knowledge @ 9:30 am

Sunday Service @ 11:15 am

Hebrews Cafe will be open following service. Support our cafe!

Reminder: Your Contributions

As we approach the end of the year, we ask that you begin to review your 2015 contributions for accuracy. Should there be any questions or concerns regarding your financial records please see Minister Johnson as soon as possible. For log in assistance, please see Administration.

NBFAP Finance

Your First Steps to Financial Freedom

Sis Patrice Williams

In order to have financial freedom you must implement a foundation in order for it become apart of you. Listed below are your first steps to financial freedom. If you apply these steps to your life, you will begin to see a change in your finances.

Step 1: Come to Your Spiritual Senses About Debt

  • Proverbs 22:7 - The rich rule over the poor and the borrower is a slave to the lender.

Step 2: Come to Your Spiritual Senses About Wealth - Rich or Poor: success in culture will make you a failure in life

  • 1 Timothy 6:10 - For the love of money is a root of all evils; it is through this craving that some have been led astray and have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves through with many acute [mental] pangs.

Step 3: Control your spending

  • Recognize that there are many forces shaping your decision to purchase - decide not to be influenced by these forces!!
  • Use an income statement to determine how your cash flows (money-in versus money-out)
  • Use a balance sheet to determine what you own versus what you owe
  • Write down your financial goals and establish a strategy

Step 4: Build and nurture the proper relationships

  • Prov. 28:19 - He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough

Partnership in Ministry

Dr. Charles A Daniels

The ministry office of the Apostle and the body of Christ are together in forming a partnership in the ministry. It is important that the body of Christ has a clear understanding of their role in cooperating with their senior partner. The book of Philippians gives us specific details of partnership ministry. A partnership is an associate and a sharing partner in the same venture or joint interest. Being in partnership with your senior partner is the key to getting your own needs met. God will supply all the needs of those in partnership with their senior partner.

The Apostle Paul was in a Roman prison writing a letter to his faithful partners in Philippi. He was not writing as “Paul the Apostle,” even though he was an apostle at this time, he was writing as their senior partner who desires to help them stay united as partners. At this point they were beginning to break away from the fellowship and to stand firm against the developing persecution; they were beginning to cooperate. Paul is writing as a servant of Christ Jesus sharing the gospel of Christ. Christ apprehended Paul’s life and transformed him into someone who lived to be a channel of God’s grace. Paul is all about the gospel, the Son of God, and attracting the wrath of God for everyone who accepts him as his or her Lord and savior. Paul is giving his life so that God would be glorified and people would be saved from eternal death.

The gospel is so important to Paul that while in prison he says, “I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.” – Philippians 1:12-14. He explains the reason for his imprisonment and the significance of the gospel message that they both shared. The Apostle Paul established the Philippians church by receiving a vision from God ten years earlier according to Acts 16:9-10. While under house arrest he writes them a partnership letter to encourage and thank them for their partnership in ministry. He wrote the Philippians believers to commend them for sharing partnership in ministry.

The Philippians church had entered into partnership and joint participation with the Apostle Paul. Although he established twenty- two churches, only the Philippians church entered into partnership with him. The Philippians church was the only church that communicated with him in regards to giving and receiving by financially supporting his ministry. His partners in ministry were recorded in Philippians 1:1; "Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons." It is the responsibility of those in ministry to equip the saints for the work of the ministry.

Please join us next week to find out more about Partnership in Ministry.

Remember The Deployed

If you would like to keep in touch with the members of the body who are currently deployed or if you would like to send a care package, the addresses are listed below. Please keep all of the deployed military members in prayer.

Erica Raby

CW2 Raby, Erica

46th Transportation CO.

Unit # 15382


APO, AP 96257

Brent Raby

SSG Raby, Brent

602nd Support

Maintenance Company

APO, AE 09330

Casey Guidry

SPC Guidry

602nd SMC

APO AE 09330

Sis. Latoya's information will be provided soon

Help Wanted

If you are interested in submitting a featured piece in the weekly newsletter you may send your work to Sis. Andrea Bullard at andrea.daniels25@yahoo.com. Your piece may be poetry, spoken word, art, or a testimony of good news!