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New Regional Ministry Launches in North Carolina
Introducing the Newest Ministry Alliance Program
Cape Fear Men is a Men’s Ministry Coalition formed to come alongside the local church and men’s groups for the purpose of discipling men into an intimate and intentional relationship with God in the Cape Fear Region of North Carolina. CFM held its first one-day equipping conference on March 2, 2019 with 200 men. Mike Sandlin and his Wilmington, NC-based team of volunteers are off to a great start in equipping men for the battle.
So what do they do?
It is a privilege to update you on the Gospel-driven missionary team of Ministry Alliance. Currently there are 33 separate and distinct outreaches we call Member Ministries, each one with its own unique calling, yet all united in mission. So what do they do?
We’re glad you asked.
They teach in universities. They disciple new believers. They train tomorrow’s leaders. They counsel the hurting. They preach in the streets. They educate in the halls of power. They battle against pornography and addictions. They share God’s love with the lost.
They encourage and equip men. They speak to the hearts of women. They nurture young people. They encourage and strengthen parents. They facilitate adoption. They work alongside pastors and churches. They host life-changing events. They welcome and witness to international students.
These men and women minister with joy, grace, faith and boldness. And they need our help. We need your help to help them. Here’s why — Jesus Christ will return one day soon. And until that day, each of us is charged by Jesus himself to be prepared, be productive, and be practicing practical love. (Matthew Chap. 25)
Three New Member Ministries
In the 1first quarter of 2017 we have welcomed three new Member Ministry programs to Ministry Alliance.
The first is 8:36 Medical Ministry led by Dr. Curtis Preik of Concord, NC (a suburb of Charlotte). Dr. Preik has given up his corporate medical practice in order to provide low-cost concierge medical services to those who want an alternative to the high-overhead practices of primary care medicine. He will be conducting free health clinics in partnership with willing local churches. Churches typically have outreach geared to the “whole person” such as financial curriculum, grief share, divorce care, parenting helps, and marriage ministry. Why not medical ministry? What drives Dr. Preik to affiliate with Ministry Alliance is simple – the name,” 8:36 Medical Ministry” is derived from Mark 8:36 where Jesus said, “what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?” Dr. Preik wants the freedom to partner with churches and to share the life-giving message of Jesus Christ with his patients as opportunity presents itself. Ministry Alliance is pleased to support this innovative ministry outreach.
The second new Member Ministry is God Has More. This is a biblical counseling ministry located in Greer, South Carolina and led by Travis Harrison. Travis is a man who was rescued from the clutches of rebellion and addiction many years ago and now provides biblical counseling to families affected by life-dominating sin to assist in the reconciliation of their relationship with God, one another and community.
The third new Member Ministry so far this year is Upper Midwest Men, a team of men in Central Minnesota who will be sponsoring a men’s conference later this spring. These men have a heart for the Gospel, a heart for their region and a heart for reaching and discipling men of all ages and stages of life.
Charlotte Non-Profits Partner to Host Flag Football Tournament
Again this year Ministry Alliance is partnering with two other Charlotte-based non-profits to host the 2nd Annual Charlotte Turkey Bowl, a men’s flag football tournament.
The one-day tournament will be held on Saturday, November 19 at the Elon Park & Recreation Center in South Charlotte.
Three age divisions, High School. 18-35 and 35+ will compete with up to 16 teams available in each division.
Early registration fee is $225 per team. Regular registration is $250 after Nov. 9. The final registration deadline is Nov. 13.
The tournament format is 5v5 with rosters comprised of 6-8 players. All teams are guaranteed to play a minimum of three games during pool play. Playoffs will be single elimination featuring the top two teams from each pool. The championship games will be played under the lights.
Proceeds from the day’s competition will benefit three Charlotte-based non-profit faith-based organizations, Legacy Sports (legacysports.org), Ministry Alliance (ministry-alliance.org) and UNPACKIN’ it (unpackinit.org).
Sponsorship is available in the following categories – Title, Touchdown, Red Zone, Kickoff and Fan. If you, your company or your church are interested in being a sponsor, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-910-0546.