A ‘refreshing’ worship experience
Considering the state of the country, the leadership team members at Shekinah Family Word Center feel there is dire need for genuine and authentic encounters with God, and as such will host the Glory Seekers Worship Experience – a night they say will be dedicated to unrestrained, passionate and prophetic intercession and worship to edify the Body of Christ.
“For far too long we’ve been comfortable with just the norm of going to church, and the cliché of going one way and leaving the same way – time is up for that,” said Charles Smith Jr., event host for the “Refreshing 2018” which will take place on Sunday, December 9 at 7 p.m. at the church’s new facility at 24 Quakoo Street which was recently dedicated on Sunday, November 4.
“We believe that now is the time to put demands on the spirit of God and allow our faith not to waver in him, because he has given the church a mandate to perform miracles, signs and wonders within the earth,” said Smith. “This event will nurture unity and togetherness. It is designed to bring together those [people] in need of a refreshing in the presence of God.”
The evening kicks off with intercessions from Minister Tanya Duncombe and Pastor Kellen Russell, with worship in the form of song from Davian Chase, Anna Calixte, Keith Jones and Yasmin Newbold.
“Our hope is that this event will be spiritually enriching and rewarding, and there would be no doubt that the power of God is tangible, real and undeniable,” said Smith. “We want persons to leave knowing that God is still able to do everything he said and that we need him to do.”
The event host said he and his team expect a night of healing, miracle signs and wonders.
“We aim to create an atmosphere where healing, revival, renewal and refreshing can be seen. We expect the fullness of God to be made manifest in the room. Whatever you need, we believe you will get it that night in God’s presence.”
Sunday’s experience will be their second for the year.
At the non-denominational ministry, they are led by Pastor Arthur Evans who is married to Pastor Samantha Evans. Their slogan is “Rebuilding the Walls of the Families of the Nation, One Family at a Time”.
At Shekinah Family Word Center, they ascribe to both the Old and New Testaments and that they are the inspired Word of God without error in the original writings on which they build their faith. They believe that all scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness, and that the scriptures alone are the final authority from God.
The ministry’s family vision statement is to touch the families of their community and the nation, through the areas of evangelism, love and fellowship one family at a time.
Evans said from an early age the call of God was evident on his life and that the call of leadership for him started at age 17 when he held the position as youth director at God’s Temple of Praise. Over the years he has held numerous leadership positions from youth director to director of the men’s ministry.
Tickets for “Refreshing 2018” are $10 each and can be purchased at the church’s office or at the door on the day of the event. Funds raised will go towards their event next year. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with “Refreshing” taking place at 7 p.m.
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