NEW LIFE TABERNACLE

Ministries

Alcohol & Drug Ministry

A A is design to help with the deliverance and recovery from drugs and alcohol by teaching the process for effective life lasting changes.

These programs concentrate on putting God and prayer first. The ANSWER to beginning this process is as follows:

A – Admitting
N – New Start
S – Support (NLT support group)
W – Willingness
E – Education (to rehabilitate)
R – Relapse prevention

Al-Anon Group is a fellowship for relatives and friends of alcoholics, addicts who share their experience strength and hope in order to assist in solving their common problems. We believe alcoholism and, drug addiction is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery, Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholic and drug addicted family members. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics and addicts and by giving understanding and encouragement to those family members.
Remembering alcoholism and drug addiction is a Disease.
We at New Life assist each member of the group in achieving these steps for the answer.

If you have a need or know someone that will benefit from the program please join us every Friday night from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. for a new beginning

Bro. Robert Hicks
Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program Coordinator

Sis. Ramona Hicks
Al-Anon Family Group Coordinator

Cell Group

NLT Cell Groups meet once a month, typically the 3rd Monday night at 7:30. Check for announcements confirming which Monday night meetings will be held and to get the updated list of host homes. Check out Hebrews 10:24-25! NLT Cell Groups meet in homes around the Houston area and are designed to provide fellowship and informal Bible study. We focus on practical application of God’s Word: how to implement Biblical principles to help us grow as Christians and recognize the fullness and manifestation of God’s plan for our lives. Visit the home nearest you, but we will all be studying the same pastor approved lesson for the month. Members and visitors are welcome! Come hang out with the NLT family!

Culinary Ministry

Mission Statement: The NLT Culinary/Hospitality Ministry aspires to exemplify the love of God and man as we serve the needs of NLT and our Communities. The Ministry is dedicated to preparing food that is fit for the KING and showing kindness in the welcoming of family and guests. The NLT Culinary/Hospitality Ministry is steadfast in the practice of high quality standards as mandated for health and safety in every area of food services and to treat God’s people with a warm and receptive disposition.

Vision: The Culinary/Hospitality Ministry is a creative and innovative ministry designed to serve God and others through food preparation and humble service. It demonstrates Colossians 3:23- “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for me.” The ministry demonstrates friendliness and professionalism and diligently strives toward perfection in all areas. The ministry functions through two discreet but intricately interwoven groups: the culinary staff (food services) and the serving group (human services). The Ministry’s decree (Job 22:28) is:

To glorify God in all we do through food services and hospitality
To fulfill service requirements according to prescribed guidelines
To provide food/beverage at its tasty best temperature
To draw all patrons with love and kindness
To execute Godly stewardship concerning financial resources

The ministry is a very visible ministry and its products are enjoyed by many people each week. Some of the NLT Café and churches events at which their culinary expertise is or has served includes: Continental Breakfast – Each Sunday morning from 8:45 am to 10:45 am:Breakfast consist of: Biscuits and croissants sandwiches, juices, coffee and pastries Wednesday Night Family Dinners (every other Wednesday night – 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm) : To encourage family dinner time and fellowship hence enabling working members to have a full course nutritious meal before being feed the word. Sunday Weekly Sweet and Treats after 9:00 am Service: Small cakes and pies Soul Food Dinner: Culminated the end of Black History Month with some our favorite soul food dishes prepared by the culinary staff. Parade of Colors: (July 13, 2013) The NLT Culinary Arts Ministry Parade of Colors is our annual fundraiser that involves all the ministries. The event consists of each ministry presenting foods from eight colors, which are biblically themed. Attendees can receive a sample taste of the food while being entertained from various acts. Awards are presented to the ministry with the best display.

Home Improvement

God ordained marriage. It was His idea. Matthew 19:4-6 ” For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh? So that they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder.” Christ is the perfect picture of the faithful husband; His true church is the perfect pattern of the loving wife. The Home Improvement Ministry is for all married couples whether you have been married for six months or fifty years. Being a part of this ministry will be a blessing to you personally and to your marriage. If your marriage has hit some rocky roads and you need to know how the love can be rekindled, the Home Improvement Ministry is the place to be. You will find through fellowship with other couples that God can show you how to stay in love, how to forgive and how to have a marriage that is pattern after Christ’s marriage to the church. There is nothing more like heaven than a home where a husband and wife are in love with each other and God. The Home Improvement Ministry meets the first Sunday of each month at 6:30 p.m. If you have a marriage that is dead, God is the God of the Resurrection? He can make your dead love live again. Any members interested in participating in Home Improvement Ministry is invited to join us! Brother Teryl and Betina Peer

Membership Services

Come and Experience Our Name “New Life” Membership Services is available to the membership and the community. Our motto is “To Love and to Serve God’s People.” We have developed a variety of programs to assist members in their Christian walk. We will continue to foster an intimate family relationship among the ever growing membership. In performing this mission, we adhere to these guiding principles:

To be a ministry that is recognized for it’s responsiveness and competence
To be a ministry that is member oriented in all endeavors
To be a ministry that provides quality service to the membership and community

Remember we are here to serve you the Member; call upon us whenever you need us after all “Service” is our name. Think about this: “If every member of this church was a member like me what kind of CHURCH would this CHURCH be?” Final Thought Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulations; continuing instant in prayer; distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. Romans 12:10-13 Janell Morris, Membership Services, Director

Mens Ministry

The Men’s Ministry is an area of the church where men can come together and share their life experiences with one another, without concern for judgement or condemnation. The Bible Says “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighted in his way” (Psalms 37:23) The New Life Men’s Ministry is a place where men can come to get directions from the Lord. We rejoice with one another and we cry with one another. When one is hurt, we all hurt, and when one celebrates we all celebrate. We feel that God is calling for men to assume their roles as men, to teach their sons how to be Men first, and then Fathers later, after they marry. Our Motto: Teach The Word At Home, With A Consecrated Heart, Following In The Footsteps of The Savior, Leading All Men To God. In Conclusion, Come and See How The Lord has Blessed The Men Who Have Experienced “NEW LIFE” We are asking all Brothers to be a part of the Men’s Ministry. We need your Support. Be Blessed in the Lord Your brother in Christ, Elder M. A. McMorris

Music Ministry

The music ministry is responsible for leading the worship services in praise and worship. Our style of worship today is to attempt to create the glory here on earth. The Music Ministry consists of: The Voices of Judah Male Chorus Youth Choir Children’s Choir Praise Company Anyone interested in participating in any of the choirs should contact the church at 713-263-9700 extension #105.

Outreach Ministry

The New Life Tabernacle Outreach Ministry, is a ministry intended to reach beyond but not bypass the walls of New Life Tabernacle Church. Our goal and desire is to meet the needs of God’s people both spiritually and naturally. The New Life Tabernacle Outreach Ministry has been successful in meeting needs by feeding the hungry in the Acres Homes area and beyond, through clothing those in need and by educating our youth through our C.O.R.E. program. We also counsel, pray, and teach the word of God. We believe this ministry valuable and needed in the body of Christ. Our heart felt desire is to grow that we may do bigger and better things for Christ. If you are interested in participating in our outreach ministry you are invited to join us. For more information feel free to contact us at (713)263-9700. Elder Ronald Mc Cann Outreach Ministry

Praise Dance Ministry

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. The New Life Tabernacle dance ministry is a ministry that is serious about bringing lost souls to Christ. Our desire is to give a visual aid of God being their help in the time of need. We want them to see him as a deliverer from the sins that have them bound, a healer from the pain that is wracking their bodies, a provider in their time of need when it seems as if all hope is gone. We want people to know that they can turn their mourning into dancing and to put off the cares of this world that has them down cast and take on the joy of the Lord. The New Life Tabernacle dance ministry is directed By Kiara Davis and consists of (2) groups. If you are interested in joining our dance ministry feel free to contact Kiara Davis @ (832) 604-2550. Chosen Angels – ages 5 to 11 yrs. (Headed by Kiara Davis) Chosen – ages 12 to 20 yrs (Headed by Eboni Jenerette) Any members interested in participating in Praise Dance Ministry is invited to join us!

Prison Ministry

Prison Ministry Freedom-walk volunteer groups, churches and individuals work to minister the Gospel in the following areas: Evangelism Crusades are held periodically in several prisons in Texas. Church Worship Services are held at the prison on Sundays. Discipleship for inmates and Ex-offenders through a bible based 12 step program, entitled “Bridge Builders. Bible Study Marriage Enrichment Seminars. Exhorters Correspondence volunteers encourage inmates through card and letter writing. Christmas Gifts are collected and distributed to inmate families on behalf of the inmates. Aftercare for ex-offenders is available on a one to one basis. Bible and Literature Bibles, Bible Dictionaries, Concordances, Books and Literature donations are distributed to prisoners. Prayer requests are taken at all prison services. Any members interested in participating in Prison Ministry is invited to join us! Prison Ministry Coordinator Elder Raymond Phillips

Seasoned Saints

Are a group of the young at heart 55 and up. They spend time in fellowship and outreach to other seasoned saints. Ministry Leader: Wilola Chaney

Single's Ministry

The mission of the Single’s Ministry is to win others to Jesus Christ and minister to their social and spiritual needs. Our goal and focus is to establish a biblical foundation of salvation, and live according to the Word of God as a single Christian. We, the Singles’ In Action (SIA) want to encourage all singles at New Life Tabernacle and in the community to come out every 3rd Sunday of the month at 6:30 p.m. and have a good time in this ministry. We are a ministry where the ACTION is. Any members interested in participating in the Single’s Ministry or for more information, contact the church at 713-263-9700 extension #105.

Sunday School University

The Sunday School University office provides resources for improving the quality of Sunday School and increasing its visibility within the church and community. Sunday School University is the small group ministry that teaches Gods people every week. Within New Life Tabernacle, Sunday School University volunteers teach Bible lessons to over 200 people every week. We want to share with you in using Sunday School University as a strategy to help people of all ages live the life modeled by Jesus. Sunday School University Coordinator Minister Christopher Quillen

Usher Ministry

Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you are a part of it. And in the church God has appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, also those having gifts of healing, those able to help others, those with gifts of administration, and those speaking in different kinds of tongues. (1 Col. 12:28) The Usher (Help) ministry is ordained and anointed by God Himself. We are divinely set in the Church for a purpose, according to 1 Cor. 12:28. The Help Ministry is one who meet, direct, assist, maintain order and orchestrate movement during service. Let all things be done decently and in order. (1 Col. 14:40) In order to be an efficient Helper you must have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and the attitude of gratitude to God for appointing you to his Help ministry. A Good Church Helper,

is a vital part of the Pastor’s ministry
maintains peace
comfort the feeble-minded
support the weak
be patient toward all men
is faithful and committed in fulfilling responsibilities
This ministry meets on the 3rd/Thursday @ 7:30 p.m. monthly and is coordinated by Bro. Eric Stevenson.

Youth/Young Adult Ministry

Preparing to be the church of tomorrow”

Mission Statement: Our youth ministry exists to reach young people on their level, to aid in building relationships among them, and to raise up mature Christians who will realize their call and rejoice in the wondrous works of God.

Our Youth/Young Adult Ministry exists to reach young people on their level, to aid in building relationships among them, and to raise up mature Christians who will realize their purpose and rejoice in the wondrous works of God. Members of the Youth Body

JAM’N Generation (Ages 3-12)
Generation Next Youth Ministry (Ages 13-17)
City of Life Young Adult Ministry (Ages 18-30)
Youth Athletics Ministry
Youth Drama Ministry
Youth Leadership Council
Youth Life Guards
Youth/Young Adult Ministry Leaders
Youth Praise Dance Ministry
Youth Singers
Youth Special Events Team
Youth Ushers

Children and Youth Service Opportunities: Serving our Youth Children’s Ministry Lila Carraway, Director Children’s Ministry sessions are held each 2nd and 4th Sunday 11:00am – 12:30pm in classrooms AB101 and AB102 located in the Administration Building on the New Life Campus. Children will participate in their lesson studies so that they would be educated, at a young age, about the God they serve. Ages 3 – 9 may attend.

Final Thoughts We have been chosen by God through his man servant “Our Pastor”. He has both challenged and given us the awesome responsibility of serving our peers. Along with our service to God we now have an added level of duty to other youth to be an example in our everyday lives. We are charged by God to inspire, encourage, and educate any young believer who will listen. The challenge to each of us is to live the life we talk about 24/7. Let’s be “The Light” that Matthew spoke about in chapter 5.

Elder Jarad Davis
Youth Pastor, New Life Tabernacle Church

Women of Praise

New Life Tabernacle Women of Praise

The NLT Women of Praise is a ministry in which EACH woman at New Life is automatically a part of when they join New Life Tabernacle Church. This ministry is headed by our wonderful First Lady Harolyn Davis. The Women of Praise participate in fellowships throughout the year and make an effort to give to women, teen girls, and youth in the community.

It is her heart’s desire that the women of New Life Tabernacle:

Have an outlet for Fellowship

Build Sisterhood

Grow Spiritually

Grow Naturally

Gain Guidance & Strength

Live their BEST lives here on Earth

Exchanging their Beauty for Ashes &

Putting on the Garment of Praise Instead of the Spirit of Heaviness

Some of Our Annual & Monthly Events Include:

Our New Year Prospective Breakfast (January)

Soul Sisters Women’s Retreat (May)

Purpose & Destiny Conference (October)

Women’s Breakout Sessions (Monthly – TBD)

Women in Ministry Meetings (W.I.M. – Monthly)

Holiday Brunch (December)

Ladies Night Out (Various Throughout the Year)

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