If you took just a few minutes to watch the video (above), you saw just a sampling of what this Remnant Fellowship Church is about and what it is producing. It is an ideal introduction to the rest of this article…as we move forward by GOD’S leading to BE…more and more…a “restoration of New Testament Christianity.” And as you will see if you continue to spend time around these Saints, the results of putting these concepts into practice are BEAUTIFUL! In fact, there has NEVER been a more exciting, evangelistic, and busy time to be a part of the Remnant Fellowship than right now. GOD is pouring out messages, music, and testimonies of changed lives at a brisk pace, and it is obvious that He is in a HURRY to see His will done! It is an honor for us as a Church to have any part of that process…that is, seeing that His will is being done here on Earth as it is being done in Heaven. One of the many gifts that GOD has given to Gwen Shamblin is the clear and unmistakeable ability to forecast a clear VISION for what GOD is doing…not just in the here and now but on a LONG-TERM basis. If you spend any time at all going through her seminars and writings, you will see example after example of Gwen letting people know…ANYONE who would listen and understand…that sin was overtaking the churches, that the “housing bubble” would burst because of greed, that the stock market couldn’t keep going up forever and was ripe for a fall, that other nations could and would invade and/or disrupt the “peace” we had enjoyed for so long. Examples such as these are TOO MANY to list in one article, but the POINT is that GOD is moving here…and He is speaking clearly and boldly through her. The good fruit that is being borne as a result of those words is self-evident: changed lives, healed marriages and families, substance abuse overcome, obesity and overweight completely gone, depression gone, and sexual sins wiped away forever. The RESULTS are GOOD! SO – when we as a Church hear yet another vision of how GOD would like to organize and move us, we delightfully embrace that opportunity to see His will done!
With all of this said – GOD has laid upon Gwen’s heart a straightforward, EXTENDED VISION of how we as a Church can continue carrying out the “ACTS” of the early Christians in THIS present time…and so we are thrilled to announce that what is being birthed is a collection of MINISTRIES within the Church – 23 total as of right now. The plan is to organize our gifts more than ever before…with the goal of meeting all of the needs of the Saints…as detailed in the Book of Acts 2:42-47.
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lordadded to their number daily those who were being saved.”
That is beautiful…and we are living that way now! And going FORWARD, picking up where those words end, the following words quoted directly from Gwen paint a crystal clear picture of how and why this will work here in the Remnant Fellowship.
“The vision is to not only continue to provide counsel services, wedding services, funeral services, legal services, prison services, job services, moving services, financial counseling and needs, automobile services, evangelism/missionary services, job placement, summer day camp and child care, security, extracurricular activities, etc. for the members but also to expand this list in many ways. [See the full list below] Keep in mind that theScripture that I felt was neglected in the churches that we used to attend was Galatians 6:10, which says, ‘Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.’ My frustration was that false religion says do good to everybody, but they were neglecting the Saints, which robbed the Kingdom of God of its power and influence.”
Praise GOD that we have the opportunity to reverse this…and to fulfill Paul’s charge to take care of the Saints! And as Gwen has explained to us publicly in recent weeks, we already are doing many of these things to some degree, but the beauty of this vision as we move forward is that the Saints’ gifts will be pinpointed and organized even MORE efficiently as we officially implement these various Ministries.
The list of Ministries we are working on is as follows:
Church members have taken time throughout the past week to fill out SURVEYS which help Church Leadership identify who has what GIFTS…and how they can best be used to further GOD’S Kingdom…and as was stated above – to see His will done here on Earth as it is being done in Heaven! What other purpose and goal is more fulfilling than that? NONE! Yes – GOD has given us more resources, technology, communication tools, abilities, and ways to connect with the world than ANY generation has had at ANY time in history. What we DO with that is what will count. And this Church – the Remnant Fellowship – intends to take full advantage of this VISION and OPPORTUNITY to reach the world. Please pray for us as we take hold of this charge and go after it wholeheartedly. We are resolved to helping as MANY people overcome their sins, struggles, and addictions as we possibly can while there is breath in our lungs. We praise GOD for a clear vision and an undeniable purpose in this life! May every need be met, and again, may GOD’S will continue to be done on Earth as it is in Heaven…starting with this Church!