This is the Good News! I’m saved by God’s Grace,not by my works. Iam made right,I am a work in progress, and I am blessed in Him. Now I know, all things that happen in my life work together for good because I am called according to His purpose. Together, we live for the Glory of God. Together Glorious!
Dallas, the 2014 IFGF Central US PESTA took place on August 30th. More than seventy leaders and ministers from IFGF Austin, Houston, and Dallas attended this year event. After spending about four to five hours of driving during US Labor Day weekend, all of us arrived in Dallas.
We began our day with breakfast and fellowship. After a welcome message from Pst. Jeremy; Pst Petter lead the worship session to open the 2014 PESTA. Pst. Somi then shared the message of the heart of a servant who follows Christ examples. We are called to serve one another. After a short break, we continue with an ice breaker session lead by Pst. Paulus. The attendees are divided into three groups. Each group was tasked to draw IFGF church. At the end of the exercise each group presented the drawings, where the winner are determined based on the number of “facebook like”.You may check by following: IFGF Central FB Group. Church carries a mandate to draw God’s ultimate picture / message and we are called to be faithful in doing so. Pst. Paulus then continue with the IFGF History and DNA session. We revisited the meaning of the apostolic church, the five IFGF DNAs, and how to apply them in our life.
The morning ended with lunch together. After lunch, Pst. Petter shared the IFGF values matrix and took the Covenant DNA as a working example. He described how to apply it in various areas of life. The session was sandwiched with discussions and sharing from the participants. After that, Pst. Robin shared a program called “Treasure hunt”; where the church goes out and reaches for the lost. They pray for those who are in need. The session took Commission and Compassion DNA into real actions.
We then listened the updates and messages from our senior pastors, Pst. Jeremy, Pst.Herman, and Pst. Somi (represented by Pst. Markus). We listed to the excitement news: a greater harvest from the IFGF Dallas, compassion program and church building expansion from IFGF Austin, and the birth of the IFGF Vietnamese congregation in Houston. Pst. Paulus shared the 2014-2015 IFGF agenda and equipping department updates.
Toward the end of our day, all of the senior pastors prayed and laid hands over all the ministers. We then took the Holy Communion together. The 2014 PESTA was concluded, with everyone embracing the calls to bring His glory – TOGETHER GLORIOUS!!
Source: Ps. Paulus Pouw – RC of Central USA
Inilah Kabar Baik! Saya diselamatkan oleh Kasih Karunia Allah, bukan oleh perbuatan saya. Saya dibenarkan, saya diubahkan dan saya diberkati di dalam Dia. Sekarang saya tahu, segala sesuatu terjadi dalam hidup saya untuk kebaikan karena saya dipanggil sesuai dengan rencana-Nya. Bersama kita hidup untuk kemuliaan Allah. Together Glorious!
Dallas, tempat berlangsungnya PESTA IFGF Central US 2014 pada 30 Agustus. Lebih dari 70 pemimpin dan aktivis dari IFGF Austin, Houston, dan Dallas turut hadir dalam acara tahun ini. Setelah menghabiskan sekitar 4-5 jam mengemudi selama Hari Buruh Amerika di akhir pekan, kami semua tiba di Dallas.
Kami memulai hari itu dengan sarapan dan persekutuan. Setelah ucapan selamat datang dari Ps. Jeremy; Ps. Petter memimpin sesi pujian penyembahan untuk membuka PESTA 2014. Kemudian Ps. Somi membagikan pesan mengenai hati seorang hamba yang mengikuti teladan Kristus. Kita dipanggil untuk melayani satu sama lain. Setelah istirahat sejenak, dilanjutkan dengan sesi ice – breaker yang dipimpin oleh Ps. Paulus. Para peserta dibagi menjadi tiga kelompok. Setiap kelompok ditugaskan untuk menggambar gereja IFGF. Pada akhir latihan masing-masing kelompok mempresentasikan gambar-gambar, di mana pemenangnya ditentukan berdasarkan jumlah dari yang “nge-like facebook.” Anda dapat memeriksanya dengan mengikuti: IFGF Central FB Group. Gereja membawa suatu mandat untuk menggambar pesan utama Tuhan dan kita dipanggil untuk setia melakukannya. Kemudian Ps. Paulus melanjutkan mengenai Sejarah IFGF dan sesi DNA. Kami meninjau kembali arti dari gereja apostolik, lima DNA IFGF, dan bagaimana menerapkannya dalam hidup kita.
Acara pagi itu berakhir dengan makan siang bersama. Setelah makan siang, Ps. Petter membagikan matriks IFGF Value dan mengambil Covenant – DNA sebagai contoh kerja. Dia menggambarkan bagaimana menerapkannya di berbagai bidang kehidupan. Sesi ini dimeriahkan dengan diskusi dan saling berbagi dari para peserta. Setelah itu, Ps. Robin membagikan program yang disebut “Berburu harta karun”; di mana gereja harus pergi keluar dan menjangkau yang hilang. Mereka berdoa untuk orang-orang yang membutuhkan. Sesi ini mengambil tindakan nyata dari DNA Amanat Agung dan Belas Kasihan.
Kemudian kami mendengarkan update dan pesan dari Gembala senior kami, Ps. Jeremy, Ps. Herman dan Ps. Somi (diwakili oleh Ps. Markus) yakni menerima kabar gembira mengenai: Tuaian yang lebih besar dari IFGF Dallas, Program belas kasih dan perluasan pembangunan gereja dari IFGF Austin, dan kelahiran jemaat IFGF Vietnam di Houston. Ps. Paulus membagikan agenda IFGF 2014—2015 dan update dari departemen-departemen equipping..
Menjelang hari terakhir, semua Gembala senior berdoa dan menumpangkan tangan di atas semua aktivis gereja. Kemudian kami mengambil Perjamuan Kudus bersama-sama. Dengan demikian berakhirlah PESTA 2014, dimana setiap peserta menerima panggilannya untuk membawa kemuliaan bagi Tuhan – TOGETHER GLORIOUS!!
Sumber: Ps. Paulus Pouw – DPW Central USA
The island is the third largest island in the world and located in Indonesia. This is the Borneo island, where natural resources are so abundant, and it has become home of 3 countries: Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei. In addition to vast forests and rivers, the indigenous Dayak tribe, which is known with its “cannibalism” in ancient times, is also a special attraction of this island. However, over the time most of the Dayak people have known the truth now. Borneo island is divided into several major cities, one of which is Balikpapan.
Balikpapan is located in the Eastern part of Borneo, with a population of 684,339 people representing 22% of the total population of East Kalimantan. The city is a point of transit route to Samarinda, Banjarmasin and Mahakam river. Balikpapan is also regarded as one of the richest cities in Indonesia, ranking 12th according to Warta Ekonomi research (balikpapanpos.co.id), which has become a pride to its people. The reason is that this city is surrounded by a large oil refinery complex so the residents enjoy a high standard of living. And together with the Bogor city, Balikpapan is proposed to be a model city of Indonesia. In addition, Kompas Daily (August 12th edition) posted that Balikpapan is the most comfortable and livable city in Indonesia according to a survey of Indonesian Most Livable City Index reported by the Indonesian Association of Planners (IAP), that the city has an average value above nationwide.
This time, the PESTA (Strategic Training) was held at Villa Beta, Balikpapan on August 14th to 16th, which was attended by 33 participants, including IFGF pastors in Balikpapan, Samarinda, Banjarmasin and Palangkaraya. The PESTA is led by Ps Erna Iskandar and Kalimantan RC team, Ps. Garry Kurniawan and Mr. Roni Petrus.
The excitement and enthusiasm from the participants were extraordinary, as evidenced by the arrival of colleagues from IFGF Palangkaraya who travel overland for approximately 15 hours. The session is opened with the Ice Breaker led by Mr. Leo Bolang of IFGF Balikpapan. Through this PESTA, the participants learned about the Church I See, World Café, Organizational structure, Developing Leaders Around You, Team Work, Conflict Management, Budgeting etc. And also, IFGF DNA and Values was presented by Ps. Jimmy through video.
In addition to the training, the participants were motivated by the testimony of Mr. Ricky Roesli, IFGF Vice General Treasurer, who shared about how IFGF Care reached out to him in his early conversion. During the PESTA, Ps. Daniel (Balikpapan), Mr. Berry (Palangkaraya), Mr. Muhartono (Banjarmasin) and Ps. Gideon (Samarinda) also gave a presentation of the development of each local church in the region. PESTA Kalimantan was closed with Holy Communion and prayer for one another. Truly we are a family in IFGF! Let us together continue to pray and support the ministry of IFGF in Kalimantan. Together Glorious!
It was a great joy and celebration for Ps. Edison Hulu and all the members of IFGF in Tuapejat KM 4, Mentawai Islands, last August 23rd. The new building for this church was dedicated by Mr. Yudas Sabaggalet (Tuapejat Regent), Ps. Yantho Nazareth (RC Sumatra), and Ps. Indra Effendi (IFGF Padang). This ceremony was also attended by Mrs. Pita Suryani (General Treasurer of IFGF Global), Ps. Mangihut Manalu and Ps. Susan Witarsa (IFGF Padang). After Pastor Indra shared the Word of God, the team also went to the residency of this Tuapejat Regent to pray for him and his household. Apart from this building dedication at KM 4, the team also had a chance to visit the Tuapejat KM 0 church and conducted a revival service. Praise God for His goodness!
Date: Wednesday, 01 October 2014
Time : 07.00 PM
Place : Balai Sarbini – Jakarta
Ticket: IDR 100.000
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