Our Mission

To love all people at all times and lead them into a new life in Christ.

Our Vision

To be a church that will be multicultural and generational, having a lasting impact on the people to whom we minister.

To see the gospel extend beyond the walls of our church through various outreaches.

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 KEEP A CLEAR CONSCIENCE BEFORE GOD!

  KEEP A CLEAR CONSCIENCE BEFORE GOD!

“If with heart and soul you’re doing good, do you think you can be stopped?  Even if you suffer for it, you’re still better off. Don’t give the opposition a second thought.  Through thick and thin, keep your hearts at attention, in adoration before Christ, your Master. Be ready to speak up and tell anyone who asks why you’re living the way you are, and always with the utmost courtesy.  Keep a clear conscience before God so that when people throw mud at you, none of it will stick.  They’ll end up realizing that they’re the ones who need a bath.  It’s better to suffer for doing good, if that’s what God wants, than to be punished for doing bad.  That’s what Christ did definitively; suffered because of others’ sins, the Righteous One for the unrighteous ones.  He went through it all–was put to death and then made alive–to bring us to God.

                                  I Peter 3:18  Message Bible

 A RADICAL IDEA!

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                                           A RADICAL IDEA!

“A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.  By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” John 13:34-35

Notice Jesus said, “Love others as He has loved us.”  Here is a radical idea: what if loving others starts with being willing to ask God to show us how much He loves us?  

What if loving others starts with receiving, not achieving?  Trusting instead of trying? For us to love people as God does, we must first learn how much God loves us.  

“We love God because He loves us first” (I John 4:19).

                                                 Ed and Laurie Elliott

 

GOD IS ABLE AND WILLING TO HEAL YOU                                                                                  Joseph Prince

 GOD IS ABLE AND WILLING TO HEAL YOU

                                                                                 Joseph Prince

“Suddenly, a  man with leprosy approached HIm and knelt before Him.  “Lord,” the man said, “if You are willing, You can heal me and make me clean.”  Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” He said. “Be healed!” And instantly the leprosy disappeared.   Matthew 8:2-3 NLT

Once there was a man with leprosy who came to Jesus saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”  This man didn’t have a problem believing that Jesus had the ability and power to heal him. He just wasn’t sure if Jesus was willing to do it for him.

Jesus answered the man by touching him and saying, “I am willing Be healed.”

What did Jesus say? “I am willing.”  Did He just say it and do nothing? No, He stretched forth His hand to the man and restored the afflicted man to wholeness.

Truly, God wants you to know that He is both able and willing to heal you,.  Start to realize and believe that He wants you healed more than you want to be healed!

PARTY ON GOD! 

PARTY ON GOD! 

One of the great truths revealed in the story of the prodigal son is that the prodigal son is that the gospel is not about our past but our present and future.  The happiest person at the party wasn’t the newly restored and forgiven son but his father. The critical, faultfinding brother missed the homecoming celebration because he was busy working for what the Prodigal was receiving and experiencing freely through his father’s unconditional love.

Legalism blinds and distorts the true nature and character of God.  It is only love that unveils the heart of God and can change the hearts of those who choose to trust in God’s love for themselves.  Don’t miss out on what God has for you because of guilt and shame from your past. Why remember what God has forgotten?   

“For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more” (Hebrews 8:12).

“God does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities” (Psalm 103:10).

WHERE DO YOU KEEP YOUR PROBLEMS?

WHERE DO YOU KEEP YOUR PROBLEMS?

If you keep your problems in your head, you will run mad.
If you keep your problems in your heart, you will have a heart attack.
If you keep your problems in your mouth, you will become too talkative.
If you keep your problems in your house, you will have a broken home.
If you keep your problems to yourself, you will die with them.
If you keep your problems with your friends, they will create more problems     for you.
If you ignore your problems, you will only be prolonging the evil days.
If you disclose your problems to your friends, you may be mocked.
If you share it with your family, you may be disrespected.
If you share your problems with your face, you may look ugly.
If you disclose your problems in the office, they may be spread.
If you keep your problems in your bed, you may have nightmares. 
If you take your problems to school, you will surely fail.
If you take your problems to satan, you will surely regret.

WHY NOT PUT YOUR PROBLEMS IN A BAG AND HANG IT ON THE CROSS OF JESUS CHRIST?    CHARISGLOBALVISION@DICC.ORG                                   

DON’T WORRY–PRAY

DON’T WORRY–PRAY

Philippians 4:6-7   Don’t fret or worry.  Instead of worrying, pray.  Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns.  Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down.  It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.  The Message Bible 

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO “Cast down Imaginations?”  By Ed Elliot

  WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO “Cast down Imaginations?”  

                                                                 By Ed Elliot

“Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;  and having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled” 

(2 Corinthians 10:5-6).

Simply put, if it doesn’t line up with who God is then stop thinking or meditating on those thoughts.  Paul tells believers to bring these rogue thoughts into the obedience of Jesus because Jesus said, “When you see me, you see the father “(John 14:9). Jesus is the knowledge of God.  If what we believe about God does not line up with the character of Jesus, we should take hold of that false view and cast it down. It is an imagination that should no longer haunt or deceive us ever again.  Because the way we view or see God determines the quality of the relationship we have with Him. If our perception of God is inconsistent with whom Jesus portrayed Him to be, then we are worshiping a false image of God.  If we are worshiping a false idol, not the true God, our lives will be in turmoil.

     Knowing Jesus prepares us to reject the false views about God religion tries to make us believe. 

PURSUE THE GOOD SHEPHERD Joseph Prince

Psalm 23:6  “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life…”

The Shepherd goes before the sheep and the sheep follow Him.  When you follow or pursue Him, the Good Shepherd, His goodness and mercy and all the blessings you need in life will follow after you!

Don’t pursue the blessings.  Pursue Jesus, the blesser. As you pursue Him, you don’t have to be concerned about the blessing because they will follow after you!  The Hebrew translation of Psalm 23:6 is much stronger and more aggressive. It literally says, “Surely goodness and mercy shall HUNT ME DOWN  all the days of my life!”

YOUR ANSWER IS FOUND IN THE PERSON OF JESUS                                                  ANDREW WOMMACK

  YOUR ANSWER IS FOUND IN THE PERSON OF JESUS

                                                 ANDREW WOMMACK

“The God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory…give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power.”  

                            Ephesians 1:17-19

The solution to all your problems can be found in the person of Jesus.  If you are worried about your daily provisions, see Jesus as your provider–the One  who multiplied five loaves and two small fish to feed more than 5,000 people with 12 baskets full of leftovers.  If you need wisdom for a particular situation, see Jesus as your wisdom–the One who always has the right answer and response to every challenge.  And know that He is in you and with you to guide you in your decision-making.

SHALOM!  (peace)

SHALOM!  (peace)

The Hebrew Lexicon describes “shalom” as completeness, safety, soundess (in body), welfare, health, prosperity, peace, quiet, tranquility, contentment, peace used of human relationships, peace with God, especially in our covenant relationship and peace from war.

This is the shalom that Jesus has bequeathed you!  All these are part or your inheritance in Christ today.  

                                   Joseph Prince

Proverbs 14:30  NIV “A heart at peace gives life to the body.”

John 14:27  “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

(words of Jesus)

THE SECRET TO BEING A TESTIMONY FOR GOD’S GLORY By Andrew Wommack

       THE SECRET TO BEING A TESTIMONY FOR GOD’S GLORY

                                             By Andrew Wommack

  •  Catch the life-transforming revelation that as Jesus is, so are you

  • Understand your identity as a “King-priest” in Christ.

  • Behold Jesus in all His perfection–His regality, servanthood, humility, and grace–and be transformed into His image.

  • Allow the Holy Spirit to direct you in your daily affairs.

People of the world expect a high moral standard from us–and they should!  Live out the victorious, glorious life that God has called you to live when you recognize who you truly are in Christ!

NO LONGER THE DEVIL’S TOY

NO LONGER THE DEVIL’S TOY

They said I would never make it– a failure I would be

With scars from a life that had gone wrong

My life to the devil I gave that left without a song

A target of the devil and his lies I believed

I had become a victim of the evil one

My mind became his playground with thoughts of suicide

Little did I know a much bigger hand was placed on mine

In desperation for help cried, “save me Jesus”

He came right on time

The truth became bigger than the lies 

A victor I became through the power of His name

Now I live a life of peace and joy 

Not ashamed of who I am

A Masterpiece of  God no longer the devil’s toy

 YOU CAN NEVER FORFEIT THE PRESENCE OF GOD

    YOU CAN NEVER FORFEIT THE PRESENCE OF GOD

For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”   Hebrews 13:5

       Take a look at what the Bible says about our inheritance  in Christ: “ I will never leave you nor forsake you; so we can boldly say: ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear.  What can man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:5-6) What confidence we can have today! Do you know what “never” here means? It means that when you are up,  He is with you. When you are down, He is with you. When you are glad, He is with you. When you are sad, He is with you. When you are doing right, He is with you.  Even when you have failed, He is still with you.! That is what it means when Jesus said that He would never leave you nor forsake you!  

     Because Jesus, your prosperity, peace, provision, and wisdom, is always with you,  you cannot help but prosper!

                                                         Joseph Prince

He gets the last word! I Peter 5:8-11 (Message)

He gets the last word! I Peter 5:8-11 (Message)

Keep a cool head.  Stay alert. The devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping.  Keep your guard up. You’re not the only ones plunged into these hard times. It’s the same with Christians all over the world.  So keep a firm grip on the faith.  The suffering won’t last forever.  It won’t be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ–eternal and glorious plans the are!–will have you put together and on your feet for good.  He gets the last word, yes He does.

GOD, WHERE ARE YOU?

GOD, WHERE ARE YOU?

                 Joseph Prince

     Have you ever prayed and felt like you had no answer?  Cried out to God and felt like it was not heeded? Sometimes, in the worst situations, we are left wondering…where is God in the midst of this trouble I’m in?

    The Bible is filled with many characters who felt this way:

    ESTHER–was distressed when she found out about the evil plan to kill her people.

    GIDEON–felt powerless when he compared himself to the armies around him.

    DANIEL–was at his wits’ end when the King decreed to kill everyone who could not interpret his dream.

    No matter what situation you may be facing today, hold on to this one truth:  God is right there with you, and He has never left you.    

    God is an expert at turning days of difficulty into days of deliverance.

    Be filled with hope as you see how your problems could be a setup for God’s promotion in your life.

YOUR TRUE DESTINY     BY Kenneth Copeland

YOUR TRUE DESTINY     BY Kenneth Copeland

Did you know that right here in the midst of the same environment that’s dragging the world into defeat…right here in the midst of the same storms that are tearing the world apart…you and I and every other born-again child of God can live in victory!  

We can put on the whole armor of God, walk right into the midst of the worst circumstances the world has to offer us, and none of them will be able to bring us down.

That’s why God told us to put on His armor in the first place!  He knew it would protect us. The Word of the living God and the full armor of God is bulletproof.  It’s sickness-proof, debit-proof, recession-proof. It will cause you to stand when everything around you is falling apart.   

But you have to get dressed.  You have to walk in it! 

You can’t give it a passing nod and then go on watching what the world watches and saying what the world says.  If you keep copying the world’s ways,  you’re going to share the world’s destiny.  But if you’ll copy Jesus–if you’ll say what He says and nothing else–you’ll share His destiny.  It’s your choice.

Romans 12:2 “Be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect  will of God.” You won’t find the will of God by copying the world.  You’ll find it by copying Jesus.   “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed.  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”  John 8:31

Factor in the power of His Word! Factor in His Anointing!

2 Corinthians 10:5  “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”

    When we’re confronted by impossible situations in this world, we have a covenant right to factor in Jesus!  Factor in the power of His Word! Factor in His Anointing!

    Some say, “That sounds too easy.”  No, it’s not easy! When the devil begins to pull the noose of hopelessness around your neck with poverty or sickness or some other terrible situation, you have to fight and fight hard.  And you fight hard by grabbing hold of the hope in the Word and using it to demolish every thought that would rise up against it.

    The battleground where hope is won or lost is not on the streets, it’s in the mind.  It’s in the imagination where expectancy begins to take form. So take your stand on that battleground.  Begin now to expect the anointing to destroy the yokes in your life. Begin now to expect God to keep His covenant promises to you.

    Fight for that expectancy in the Name of Jesus.  Take your hope, fill it with faith and storm the gates of hell.  They will not prevail against you! Kenneth Copeland

“I cast down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God.  I bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”  

ANCHOR YOUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST

The devil uses the first-person pronoun to sow thoughts such as these in your mind. “I have an eating disorder’ or I am addicted to pornography, or drugs, or alcohol” He makes you think that you are thinking those thoughts of defeat. He wants you to believe that is who you are. If you can change what you believe, you can change your life.
Are there lies about your identity that you believe in today? Break the power of those lies by declaring your identity in Christ. Say out loud, “I am a child of God. Say out loud, “I am a child of God, I am healed, forgiven, righteous, and holy in Christ Jesus.”
Instead of believing the devil’s lies when he uses the first-person pronoun strategy against you, speak your true identity in Jesus.    Joseph Prince

I WASN’T MADE TO BE A MOM – Aly Taylor

I WASN’T MADE TO BE A MOM….. Aly Taylor

I  learned that being a mother is not who I was made to be.  That is not who I am. Because you see, being a mother describes me, but that is not me.

    And being a mother isn’t about me anyway.  This thing called motherhood is not for me to feel fulfilled.  Yes, it often does not. But being a mother is not to fulfill me.  Yes, it fulfills me in many ways, but that was never its sole purpose.

    Oftentimes, when mothers are asked, “Who are you?”, we respond with “a mom” or “a wife” or “a teacher”–whatever “role” we have.

THIS IS WHO YOU REALLY ARE…

I AM:  determined, strong, a child of God, beautiful in God’s eyes, the righteousness of God in Christ, blameless, goal-oriented, an overcomer, a survivor,, loving, a wife, faithful friend, a daughter, a niece, hardworking, peacemaker, fun-loving, encouraging, joyful…

I AM A CHILD OF THE MOST HIGH GOD.

Before my calling of being a wife, before my calling of being a mom, before my calling of being a therapist, speaker, writer,etc., I am called to be His–  A child of God.  

Remember your first and highest calling.   Share with your kids what you were made to be.    HIS CHILD         

NOT DEFINED BY YOUR SCARS  by   RACHEL SHAFER

NOT DEFINED BY YOUR SCARS

                                        RACHEL SHAFER

    We can dress them up, cover them up, and hide emotional scars in all sorts of creative ways.  With a physical scar, once it fades if becomes a distant memory. It’s something that happened and you’ve recovered.  It becomes a story to tell. Bit with an emotional scar, it’s easier to hide it rather than expose it.

    If we’re not careful the emotional scar doesn’t fade the way it supposed to.  Emotional scars can keep us from leading the life we’re supposed to live. We may think things like:

    “I can’t pursue my dream because I tried and failed.”

    “I can’t trust again because that trust was broken.”

    “ I can’t believe that ;  do you know what happened to me?”   

    “Do you know what I’ve been through?”

   Those are the ways we reopen a wound that should have healed and faded.  With emotional scars, we let them heal a little, then reopen them, let them heal a little more and reopen them until it sometimes becomes a bigger scar than it needs to be.

    It’s time to let the emotional scars fade.   It’s time to let them heal and not reopen them.  Don’t let emotional scars become excuses that hinder what God has for your future.  You can allow your scars to become a part of the story you tell of God’s overcoming power in your life.  

    God is saying, “Let Me fade your scars.”  Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord.  “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

   The scar doesn’t have to remind you of the person who hurt you or the situation that caused your hurt.   The scar can remind you of Jesus and how He completely transformed your life. It’s a decision we can make.  It can make a mark on you that identifies you in Christ instead of being identified by the scar. We are not defined by what has scarred us.  We are defined by our heavenly Creator.   

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