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					VOLUME 2                                                                                ISSUE 9!               SEPTEMBER 2010
                                                                                          OFFICE: 1987 S. Lincoln Ave. Vineland, NJ 08361
                                                                                          Mon.-Thurs. 9:00-4:00pm, Fri. 9:00-12:00pm
                                                                                          856.696.3444 churchoffice@lfachurch.org
                                                                                          SUNDAY SERVICES: 8:30 /10:30am
                                                                                          Wallace Middle School
                                                                                          688 N. Mill Rd. Vineland, NJ 08360



NEWSLETTER
                                                                                          WEDNESDAY CLASSES: 6:30 pm
                                                                                          Cumberland Christian School
                                                                                          1100 W. Sherman Ave. Vineland, NJ 08360



    The Value of Community in every word. And they get to this point                            Jesus said this: “By this will people
    Pastorates:               in their story and they say, `You know                            know that you are my disciples, as we love
    The following is adapted from a talk given by    what Jesus - I was quite young in my
                                                                                                one another.”
    Tim Matthews to a group of prospective           Christian life, and I was at Living
    pastorate leaders on the pastorate leader        Faith Alliance Church —this was
    training course. Tim Matthews heads up           way back somewhere ‘round 2010.            “God is not simply
                                                                                                                        saving diverse
    pastorate development at Holy Trinity            And there was this group of                individuals and pr
                                                                                                                       eparing them for
    Brompton - London, England where they have                                                  heaven; rather, he is
                                                     people there who came alongside                                      creating a
    been running pastorates for more than 20 years                                              people for his nam
                                                     of me, and just at the right                                     e among whom
    and have almost 100 active pastorate groups                                                 God can dwell, who
                                                                                                                        in
    currently running at HTB.                        moment in my walk with you,               together will reprod their life
                                                     Lord, they really helped me. They                                  uce God’s life
                                                                                               and character in al
                                                                                                                      l its unity and
    “Him we proclaim, warning everyone and           encouraged me, they taught me            diversity.” !
    teaching everyone with all wisdom, that          your ways and what your word             "          "        "         -Gordon Fee
                                                     says, and they prayed for me a lot.
    we may present everyone
                                                     It was there that I first discovered
    mature in Christ. For this I toil,               you; it was there that I first began to
    struggling with all his energy that he                                                        It was a ‘group of disciples’ that was
                                                     hear your voice and grew a desire to        God’s chosen vehicle to fulfill His
    powerfully works within me.” Colossians          want to follow you into every area of       mandate to “make disciples of all the
    1:28-29. (ESV)                                   my life; it was there I experienced the     nations.” It was that ‘group’ that Jesus
                                                     joy of serving You through serving          chose to fill with the Holy Spirit
    This is a cornerstone scripture for              others… You know what, Jesus? I’m           releasing them on mission across the
    pastorates. As a church , that’s what            sure they’re here …… can I bring them earth. It was a ‘group’ of ordinary
    we’re to be about – toiling & struggling         up here in front of you? Hey guys,          people who encountered Jesus, followed
    to present everyone “mature”, in                 come on up!’
                                                                                                 Him everywhere together, and lived out
    Christ.                                                                                      the call to go and reveal Him to others
                                                     And we’re going to be coming out of
    Romans 8:29 talks about us being …               the multitude and presenting this           around the world. That’s who we’re
    conformed into the likeness of Jesus.            person to Christ, saying: `Look Jesus! – called to be. It’s a sign of a healthy
                                                     Look at him now! He’s pretty amazing church that those groups are in place;
    So, imagine this scene if you will. We’re        isn’t he, Lord?’ We get to participate in groups of people who openly display
    at the end of time, and we’re in front of        His work, sharing in His joy, presenting their allegiance to Jesus in their homes,
    Jesus worshiping Him with the                    others mature in Christ.                    neighborhoods, and around the world.
    multitude. And He calls this person out                                                      At LFAC those ‘groups’ of godly
    from the multitude, who we recognize.            Community is the context for                believers on the move, discipling each
    As that person approaches the throne,            biblical discipleship. Throughout           other, loving one another, and living
!   although we recognize them, we begin             Scripture we see that discipling happens “the call” together (our strategy to
    to realize that they look like Jesus, the        in the context of community, in             “follow Jesus into every area of life”)
    One we’re all worshipping! And this              communities of God’s people on the          are pastorates.             Bill Fennen
    person we recognize sits down with               move. While discipleship is often
    Jesus and starts telling their story to the      supported by at least one strong one-
                                                     on-one relationship, the overall context
    King. Everyone can hear and is
                                                     is groups of believers discipling each
    listening intently, hanging on their             other in community.
VOLUME 2                                                                 ISSUE 9!            SEPTEMBER 2010

BIOGRAPHY OF THE MONTH: ERIK HOWARD
Job title: Youth Ministry Intern                               Name a pet peeve:
What’s playing on your iPod right now? Right now I'm           My roommates have
listening to Cory Asbury. Cory is one of the worship           been catching up on a
leaders at IHOP(international house of Prayer) My favorite     TV series, and they
song of his is "Where I belong". If you don't have this song   turn our living room
get it, because it is AWESOME!                                 into a giant slumber
Do you have a hobby?: Well because I'm so busy I don't         party with all the
have a lot of hobbies. The one thing that I do follow with a   blankets in the house
passion is College Football, specifically the University of     so they can watch their
Nebraska. Who has a great football team this year, they        show with all the
are ranked 8th in the country.                                 comfort in the world,
What books are you currently reading or recommend?:            then they just leave the
I would always recommend Donald Miller, I love his work.       blankets there for days
What are you passionate about?: I am passionate about          and days.
following Jesus, and helping those around me do the same       Favorite local
thing. There is nothing worth investing in more then           restaurant?: Since I work
following Jesus!                                               at a restaurant I would have to say Long Horn Steak
Where were you born?: Chattanooga Tennessee.                   House.




                                                               JR. High Update
    Upcoming Series...
                                   Relationships
                                    are like fire     The Jr. High ministry, headed up by Tim and Nora
                                     — little
                                      feels better   Goggin, begins on Wednesday September 22, at
                                       than the      Cumberland Christian School.  The program runs
                                        warmth       from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
                                         or burns    Working with Tim and Norah will be Rebecca
                                          worse
                                          that the   Gardella, Josh Ford, Holly Hughes, Dan Matro,
                                         betrayal    Meranda Silva and Dan Vandzura
                                of a really good
                    friend. But something
         grander than feeling warm or
    avoiding pain is happening in relationships
    — they are the context for the progress
    and proclamation of God’s greatest news                        God is at work in Women of Faith!
    — the Gospel. Relationships are the
    environment where the character of God’s                     By Dina Previti, Denise Middleton, Jane Caldwell
    people is transformed to become like
    Jesus. And relationships are also the stage            This past weekend 90 of us women (including friends and
    where the Gospel is proclaimed — for                 family members) got to join 13,000 other women who attend
                                                            a National Women’s Conference, “Women of Faith” at the
    every aspect of the Gospel (grace, mercy,
                                                          Wachovia Center in Philadelphia . We were blessed to spend
    forgiveness, love, trust, sacrifice, etc.) is        time together, worshiping, sharing stories, laughing and being
    demonstrated in true Christian                      encouraged. God spoke to us with practical tidbits of wisdom
    community.                                            from the book of proverbs and reminded us that amidst fear
!                                                             and anxiety God can show us His secret treasures in
                                                          darkness. We were given hope that God can change us to be
    !        !        !        ~Nate Howard                      less self=centered and to look more like Jesus.

                                                        Our desire is to ask God for 150 ladies (friends, neighbors and
                                                          relatives) to join us for Women of Faith: Sept 9-10 2011!
 VOLUME 2                                                             ISSUE 9!            SEPTEMBER 2010

     Pastorate Contact Info:                                       Truth For Living Classes:
     Mike & Kim Jelinek
        856.697.4712 
                        Every-other week options
     
                          jels11@comcast.net                        Breaking Free: by the Power
     
                          Sundays 1:00 pm
                                of the Holy Spirit
                                                                      Every other Sunday Night 6:30-8:00
     Steve & Sharon Schalick 
 856.457.2192                                   Living Faith Lincoln
     
                         millvillepastorate@gmail.com                  Starts Sunday the 19th
     
                         Sundays 1:00 pm
                                                                              Simple Way to Pray
                                                                    Every other Wednesday Night 6:30-8:00
     Harry & Val Behrens 
      856.205.0767
                                                                         CCS (1100 West Sherman Ave)
     
                          www.comegatherwithus.com                   Starts Wednesday the 22nd
     
                          Sundays 5:00 pm
                                                                             The Marriage Course
     Dave & Jayme Carter 
      856.692.6747                        Every other Wednesday Night 6:30-8:00
     
                          carterpastorate@gmail.com               CCS (1100 West Sherman Ave)
     
                          Sundays 5:30 pm                            Starts Wednesday the 22nd

     Erik Howard 
              “Young Adults” 
                                   Parenting
                                                                    Every other Wednesday Night 6:30-8:00
     
                          402.926.8099
                                                                       @ CCS (1100 West Sherman Ave)
     
                          erikphoward@gmail.com                      Starts Wednesday the 22nd
     
      
      
             Sundays 7:00 pm

     Hap & Sue Hyson 
          856.691.5903                              Every Week Options
     
                          pastoratehayelect@verizon.net                Formed By His Word:
     
                          Wednesdays 6:30 pm
                   Meets weekly and is designed to help
                                                                         train you in a daily rhythm of
     Larry & Leslie Baruffi 
   856.691.9211                                  reading God’s word.
     
                          larrybaruffi@yahoo.com                            1 Corinthians
     
                          Wednesdays 7:00 pm                    Every Tuesday morning 6:30-7:30am
                                                                                 @ Larry’s II cafe
     Janice Aseltine 
          “Singles”                                    Starts Tuesday the 21st
     
                          609.774.1318                           1 Corinthians (women’s study)
     
                          jeaseltine@hotmail.com                 Every Tuesday morning 6:30-7:30
     
                          Thursdays 5:30 pm                             @ Living Faith Lincoln
                                                                             Starts Tuesday the 21st
     Bill & Patrice Fennen 
    856.794.8237                              1 Corinthians (men’s study)
     
                          wdfennen@comcast.net                       Every Tuesday night 7-8pm
     
                          Saturdays 5:30 pm                             @ Larry Baruffi’s home
                                                                            (call church for directions)
                                                                              Starts Tuesday the 21st

                                                                            In your Pastorate
                                                                           Life Transformation Groups
                   2010 Fall Children’s Ministry                     3 people coming together for 3 spiritual
                                                                   disciplines designed to put them in position
We are excitedly anticipating what our children will learn about   to receive the life transforming work of the
                                                                     Holy Spirit. See your pastorate leader for
   God this year!! All kids, Nursery through 6th Grade, are                               details.
         welcome to the start of our Fall CM classes!
                                !
 !         Starting Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
                       Time: 6:30PM-8:00PM
               Where: Cumberland Christian School!
                How often: Every other Wednesday
                                 !
               Looking forward to a wonderful year!
    VOLUME 2                                                                ISSUE 9!            SEPTEMBER 2010


                  SENIOR HIGH UPDATE:
        As senior high youth ministry moves into the              Tuesday nights will be a place that Students can
        fall, our leadership team is excited to see the           do steps 1, 2 and 4 depending on where they
        ways that God is working and                                     are at in their spiritual growth. We are
        going to work in the lives of                                    creating venues for students to do step 3
        the youth in our church. On                                      (Go reveal Jesus). Here are the things
        Sunday mornings Nate has                                         that will be happening within senior high
        been defining what it looks like                                 Youth Ministry this fall.
        to be a follower of Jesus. He                                   Tuesday night small groups,
        has clearly defined four                                        7:00-8:30pm
        patterns of a follower of Jesus.
        Our youth ministry will be                                       In October we will be having two worship
        moving in those patterns also.                                   nights. 10-9-2010 Location: CCS. Time
        We are creating venues for them to 1. Discover            7-9pm, and 10-22-2010 Location: Living Faith
        and treasure Jesus, 2. Follow Jesus into every            Lincoln avenue. 7-9pm.
        area of your life, 3. Go reveal Jesus, 4. Lead            In December we are having an outreach at 3rd
        like Jesus.                                               and Plum. (more info to follow)



                                                                                           Come to the Alpha
                           Question: Tim, Kevin, Donnie, Blythe,                           Course and explore
                           Paul, Mary-Elizabeth … What do these                            the meaning of life.
                           names have in common?
                                                                                           There’s still time to
                           Answer: They are all people God is                              sign up!
                           sending into places that literally have                         Call the church
                           never heard of Jesus Christ —- and we                           office at
                           are getting to know them and interact
                           with them because they have or are                              856.696.3444 to
                           coming to LFAC.                                                 reserve a space.
                                                                                           Dinner is free and
   It’s exciting to watch God sync our church with what He is                             childcare is provided.
   launching in a new region for CMA work — Central Asia. Please
   pray for Tim, Kevin, Donnie, Blythe, Paul, Mary-Elizabeth and for
   ways you can partner with their work. Make sure you are with us          Thursday September 23, 2010
   on Sunday, October 24 and Sunday, January 9 when Donnie and              Living Faith Alliance Church
   Paul will be with us. If you want more information on the new            1987 S. Lincoln Avenue
   CMA surge into Central Asia, please contact Dot Marketto                 Dinner @ 6:00 pm
   (darya52@msn.com)


                                                                       STARTING THIS WEEK:
        Sunday                          Tuesday                    Wednesday                       Thursday
*Breaking Free:               *Sr. High Youth:              *Truth for Living Classes:     *Alpha Intro. Dinner:
6:30 pm @ LFL                 7:00 pm LFL                   Parenting, Marriage            6:00 pm @ LFL
                                                            Course, A Simple Way to
    !                         *All Formed By His Word       Pray: 6:30 pm @ CCS
                              Classes:
                              7:00 am @ Larry’s II
                                                            Jr. High Youth: 6:30 pm @
                              10:00 am Women’s@ LFL         CCS
                              7:00 pm Men’s @ Larry
                              Baruffi’s
                                                            Children’s Ministry
                                                                                                                                                  September 2010
              Sun                                         Mon                                           Tue                                        Wed                                          Thu                                           Fri                 Sat
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