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Israel Mission Trip Information Meeting

Join us on Monday, November 16, 7p, Room 18, for an informative and educational evening as Aharon Levarko from Jerusalem, our Mission Trip education guide presents Biblical insights from Israel. You will be very blessed as he shares.

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Shepherd’s Gate Grant Program

This year will be the 4th year of Shepherd’s Gate Grant Program. Each year, we have blessed organizations that are doing amazing things in our community. Here is an excerpt from Elizabeth Kelly, Executive Director of HOPE who received a $10,000 grant in 2014: “I am so excited to share our final report for the […]

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Belize 2014

Belize Mission Trip & Donations Belize Mission Trip Announcement 2014 from Shepherd’s Gate on Vimeo. A team of 53 missionaries from Shepherd’s Gate is heading to Belize April 4-13. Belize is located south of Mexico and east of Guatemala. This little country has a population of 324,000 people and is the only English speaking country in Central America. The average […]

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Adopt-A-Bag

Hunger does not take a holiday. Even after (almost) all the holiday ornaments are put away, the wrapping paper recycled and the batteries removed from those annoying toys, the Spirit of Sharing and Giving is still busy at Samaritan House. In the past three months, Samaritan House has seen dramatic demand of our emergency good […]

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Step Out and Serve 2013

Step Out and Serve Sunday on August 25 is when Shepherd’s Gate, along with a dozen other churches in Macomb County, launch serving teams of people across metro-Detroit for simple, loving acts of service and compassion. There are also options to volunteer to serve with teams on Saturday, August 24! Celebration Sunday for Step Out […]

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2012 Single Focus — Be a Part of the BIG PICTURE!

I believe that everyone one of us have been seeded with the desire to be part of something great.  This is not out of a prideful ego, but birthed in us by the Spirit of God.  We are to partner with God for the unfolding of His will in our world.  Jesus told us to […]

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The Genius of Jesus Plan

Jesus had three years to build an enterprise that would extend both regionally beyond Jerusalem to Judea and Samaria and globally to revolutionize the lives of those from every nation and people group. Jesus, eternal God and sovereign Lord, could have employed any strategy He wanted to advance His campaign. He could have attracted the masses to the world’s largest arenas to be dazzled by His miraculous power and amazing teachings. He could have gathered great quantities of wealth to launch a public relations communication plan to saturate the entire Roman Empire with His message. He could have built a political machine to not only rival but overtake the Jewish ruling class of priests and the Roman governor assigned to Israel. However, He chose a method to build His Church that first appeared ineffective, but surprisingly became the greatest movement our world has ever seen.

Jesus chose 12 men to follow Him daily. In this context of “doing life together” Jesus not only taught His disciples, but shared with them His way of life, His love and compassion, His values and vision, His faith and worldview. After three years’ work, the results were not impressive. Jesus only had 11 disciples and a few women to show for it. What kind of world movement was that?

Actually, it turned out to be pure genius because Jesus employed the principle of multiplication. Rather than teaching the masses in a superficial, informational way, Jesus poured His life into a few in a deep and transformational way. When the igniter fire of the Holy Spirit filled these disciples, they became bold ambassadors of their Lord and King as they both proclaimed and lived the Gospel in such compelling ways they were accused of turning the world upside down

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