DISCIPLESHIP DECEMBER 2020

MasterWork – “Spiritual Warfare”

Christians already have victory over the world through Jesus, but Satan picks a fight with believers, nonetheless, tempting them with the influences of the world in an effort to steal God’s glory. Indeed, the battle rages on, but the nature of the enemy is baldly exposed in Spiritual Warfare, helping us better understand feelings of resentment, anger, doubt, pride, and adversity for what they really are: fiery darts of deception.

Explore the Bible (Visit www.mountmoriahnow.org small groups for various times – Winter 2021 Study: Luke 1–9

In his Gospel, Luke highlighted Jesus’ great love for all people—especially Gentiles, the poor, women, social outcasts, and those labeled by society as sinners. For this reason, the Gospel of Luke has been called the “the Gospel of the underdog.” Ultimately, Luke’s Gospel is a testimony about God the Son as He took on human flesh and became the Son of Man. (13 sessions)

 

Thursday Night Live – (7:00 – 8:00 PM) – The Book of Jonah (Right Now Media)

Focused on the prophet rather than his prophecy, the story of Jonah gives us a picture of a man on the run due to his own selfish desires. Instead of showing mercy to his enemies, he determined to keep God’s grace to himself rather than share it with those he considered undeserving. Can you relate? Over the course of 8 verse-by-verse sessions, pastor and author Eric Mason expands our vision to see that Jonah’s story is our own. It offers a profound glimpse into the conflict that occurs when God calls resistant believers to His mission. More importantly, it underscores the depths of His compassion not only in redeeming the lost but redeeming those He has called to participate in His reconciling work.  Click here to see more…

Students’ Ministry (Wednesdays @ 7:00 PM) – Different

In this series, Jonathan Evans walks students (9-12th grades) through the parables in Luke to teach what it looks like for God to rule our lives. Though a life sold out for Christ might look backwards to everyone else, it actually points us back to how God intended our lives to be when he first created us. When God is king, he reverses the curse and flips everything we know on its head. We simply have to choose to follow his lead.  Watch here for more.

 

Young Adult Study – Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45p

DISCIPLESHIP NOVEMBER 2020

Our church’s Bible Study Library just went digital.  Yes, that’s right!  Over 10,000 videos for you and your family.   Click here to watch a video from our Discipleship Division Director, Minister Leonard Phillips and learn of ways you can use this resource to enhance your discipleship journey.

Sessions for 9th – 12th Graders (“Different”) also held virtually, Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm.

Other Important Discipleship Dates

“Thursday Night Live” – Thursdays, 7:00-8:00p

Explore The Bible, MasterWork – Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesday, Saturdays (varied hours)

Young Adult Study – Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45p

Celebrating Pastor’s 12th Year Anniversary

Mount Moriah, now is the time when we celebrate our Pastor on his 12th year of pastoral ministry at Mount Moriah Church.  This year’s theme is Honoring the Essential Pastor:  Leading through Crisis.  We have kicked off the celebration with 12 days of greetings and gifts.  Each day we will celebrate our Pastor with a greeting and gifts.

  • Day 1 (October 8) – MMC Board of Directors
  • Day 2 (October 9) – Jerome King
  • Day 3 (October 10) – Olivia King
  • Day 4 (October 11) – Dr. Claybon Lea, Jr.
  • Day 5 (October 12) – Pastor Frank King
  • Day 6 (October 13) – MMC Staff (Daphne Thompson & Wayne Morehead)
  • Day 7 (October 14) – Simeon & Dan Tribes
  • Day 8 (October 15) – Levi & Judah Tribes
  • Day 9 (October 16) – Naphtali & Gad Tribes
  • Day 10 (October 17) – Asher & Benjamin Tribes
  • Day 11 (October 18) – Zebulon & Issachar Tribes
  • Day 12 (October 19) – Reuben & Joseph Tribes

So find your tribe and day of celebration.  You will have an opportunity to send a love offering through online giving or through cashapp to $DoctorKing.  You can also send cards and other expressions of love via mail to Mount Moriah (P.O. Box 381, Tucker GA 30085) – checks should be made payable to Dr. Jerome E. King.  Be sure to represent on your day.  Let’s see which tribe leads the way on your day.  You may also include a special note in the memo section of your online or cashapp submission.  Remember, no gift is too small or too large.  It is our way of saying thank you for his teaching God’s word, shepherding God’s church, and answering God’s call.

We will culminate our celebration on Sunday, October 18 with Dr. Claybon Lea as our guest speaker and special ministry during our online worship service.  Invite your friends, family, co-works and neighbors to tune in to the online broadcast as we celebrate and thank God for sending us His essential gift in our senior pastor, Dr. Jerome E. King.

Clergy Appreciation 2020

October is national Clergy Appreciation Month, a time set aside to recognize the contributions and service of pastors, ministers, and all other clergy members that have impacted your life. So let us do as the Apostle Paul has urged us and that is to acknowledge those “who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you,” holding these spiritual leaders “in the highest regard in love because of their work”.

Take the time to reach out, send a card, make a call, and thank our ministers for their labor of love.

Dr. Jerome E. King, Senior Pastor
Min. Brendon Barclay
Min. Thornell Cheeks
Min. Earl Davis
Min. William “Skip” Guy
Min. Chris Hartman
Min. Sherrie Hobbs
Min. Andre Kennebrew
Min. Irvin Mathurin
Min. Terry Partee
Min. Leonard Phillips
Min. Charles Reed
Min. Audrey Thomas

Discipleship Summer 2020

VBS (Virtual Bible School) Concrete and Cranes

Our Family Life Center is not the only building under construction. For the past 3 weeks, our students have been working on the “virtual” construction site, Concrete and Cranes, where they have discovered that Jesus’ love provides a foundation for life, built on love, forgiveness, worth, and promise. As wise builders, our students, ages 3 years to 12th grade, experienced worship, prayer, arts and crafts, snack time and 5 engaging lessons based on Philippians 1:6, “Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (NIV) At least 10 students prayed to receive Christ as Lord and Savior!

We also “worked” on another construction site in our community, at the Mirador at Idlewood Apartments playground, located in Clarkston. For 3 consecutive Sunday afternoons, our ministry volunteers delivered engaging lessons, played water games and enjoyed snacks with over 30 children from this neighborhood. At least 6 students prayed to receive Christ as Lord and Savior.

The Discipleship Division extends a warm “Thank You” to our students, parents, and all volunteers, who made this virtual and “on playground” event a success!

Adult VBS (Virtual Bible Study) Detours

It’s not too late to join us on Thursdays, 7-8pm, for this dynamic six-week study, Detours, written by Dr. Tony Evans.  This study uses the life of Joseph to help believers navigate detours that may take them through trials, injustice, and even betrayal.

Register today at mountmoriahnow.org/calendar-events or simply join us using the Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84319701360

See you there!

 

20 Years of Service: Daphne Thompson

Ferne Sapp:  Wow, can you believe that it has been twenty years since your accepting the opportunity to serve in vocation at Mount Moriah Church?

Daphne Thompson:  I really can’t believe it.  But yes, it’s been twenty years.

FS:  So, talk to me, how did you come to Mount Moriah?

DT:  Well (chuckles), we came to the church in 1999. I wanted my children to be brought up in the church. I was a stay-at-home mom with my 2-year-old (Ryann) and my 4-year-old (Zachary) and an announcement was made during the church service for a job.  My husband, Mark nudged me, and I didn’t understand why :-).  I was enjoying my time at home with the children and wondered if he was suggesting I go to work.  But then I realized what they were announcing was me – taxes, payroll.  I knew how to do that.  We all talked, I interviewed, and I found myself at work.  I started with a ½ day schedule and then as the children grew, I begin to spend more and more time at the Church.  When Dr. King became our Pastor, he noticed I was doing full time work and hours.  With my children now in school it became a natural fit to move into full-time work.

FS:  Twenty years, a lot has happened in twenty years.  Just to think you started in the Year 2000.  That was the year preceded by the panic of Y2K and here we are twenty years later in the year of a pandemic.  Would you say you’ve seen a lot change over the years at MMC?

DT:  Yes, a lot has changed, but a lot has remained the same.  I’ve experienced a lot of transition.  Transition that was difficult, but I was able to see the love of God through the people of Mount Moriah.  I’m thankful and grateful.  

FS:  What have been some of your highlights over the last twenty years?

DT:  Dad would visit from time to time.  He so enjoyed Dr. King’s preaching and the solid Word that was coming from the pulpit.  It was a blessing to see him join and call my cousin, Anthony Ware, and tell him he just had to come to Mount Moriah.  So yes, it’s been a blessing to enjoy where you worship and work.  The support of Mount Moriah as my son, Zach, battled with cancer was a highlight as well.  Dr. King was more than my Employer, he was my Pastor.  He made me see this was about more than just a job.  As an Employer he extended so much flexibility.  There were days when I would work from my son’s hospital bed. I could not imagine going through those challenges without the support of Mount Moriah, but even more so without the staff of Mount Moriah.  They were there for me and my family.

FS:  That wasn’t the only time you saw the staff, your peers rally around you, right?

DT:  Yes, in 2014 Zach was in his senior year and the cancer had returned.  We went through surgery and again, Mount Moriah was there. Dr.  King showed once again that it was more than a job, he led the staff into fasting and praying.  Not just for my child, but even for other youth that were facing health challenges. It was also the year I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  The love and support were tremendous.

FS:  You serve as Accounting Manager and also provide Human Resources (HR) support.  What are the joys of your job?

DT:  I love the HR aspect because I love working with people and serving.  Hospitality is my love.  Punching numbers and getting out reports are a part of my job and that comes natural to me.  Numbers come easy to me.  I was pursuing a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and would have been crunching numbers all day, but this job has brought an added element of joy to me.

FS:  Going forward, what do you see?

DT:  It’s interesting, at the beginning of the year I would’ve been looking forward to seeing the new building, the new people, and getting ready for the influx that would come to the campus.  Now, I’m shifting.  In fact, I’ve shifted.  Now my view is on an online presence.  I had already started working with vendors from more of an online perspective but now I am looking for more ways to work online with those we serve.  I’ve been amping up my knowledge with ACS, which is our church management software.  Looking for ways to serve the members through eGiving and helping them to stay connected.  I’m now focusing on how to serve people, not just in person but also in an online environment.  For me, it’s all about serving the people.

FS:  Well, congratulations!  Congratulations on twenty years of serving the place and the people of God.

DT:  Thank you.  It’s been a great twenty years.  I have no regrets, from the nudge in service until today.  Working at Mount Moriah has helped me to grow spiritually.  It has blessed my marriage and my family.  My mantra is, “I work as unto the Lord” and that keeps me pressing and pushing forward.  God is still ordering and directing my steps.  I don’t know what lies ahead, but I am always ready to do His will.

2020 VBS & Discipleship Summer Sessions

The theme for the Children and Youth VBS is Concrete & Cranes based on Philippians 1:6.

The focus and theme for the adults is Detours, a study based on the life of Joseph .

Learn To Navigate Through Trials In Life

In a time when all hope seems to be lost and life seems most uncertain you can find hope in understanding that the sudden or seemingly endless detours in life are God’s way of moving you from where you are to where He wants you to be.  Spend time with us each Sunday at 8:30 am, beginning on July 26th.

The biblical account of Joseph clearly demonstrates that God is at work even when life seems to be going wrong. Even today, it’s easy to wonder why God would allow calamity to happen or if He’s in control at all. Whether through uncontrollable circumstances or the pain of personal relationships, everyone has experienced unforeseen changes in life. This study helps believers navigate detours that may take you through trials, injustice, and even betrayal. You will be comforted and encouraged when you learn to rest in God’s redemptive plan and the hope found in God’s sovereign will.

Register by visiting www.mountmoriahnow.org – click on Connect | Members | Join a Small Group!