Community worship events this weekBy JASON PATTERSON,
Tue, 05/31/2016 - 4:35pm
Trinity Episcopal Church will be the site of two community-wide events this week designed to build on the effort to Revive Yazoo.
Neil Gamble, an international Christian teacher, will speak on Friday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. on “Making Disciples in the Power of the Holy Spirit.”
Gamble is the founder of Father’s Hands Ministries, a ministry devoted to empowering every believer with the understanding of living in intimacy with the Father and walking out the purpose making new disciples by being mission-minded.
“This can be fulfilled when believers know who they are in Christ and understand their responsibility to live in close, personal, dynamic fellowship of love,” said Rev. George Woodliff, pastor of Trinity Episcopal Church.
In 2000 Gamble responded to a call to being an international ministry of training leaders, pastors and the body of Christ. This call has taken hime to 22 countries on five continents, including India, China, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Uganda, Kenya, Germany, Romania and Uzbekistan.
“The fact that he has also felt called to come to Yazoo City is very significant,” Woodliff said.
Revive Yazoo is sponsoring the conference as part of its effort to bring revival to Yazoo.
On Sunday at 4 p.m. Gamble will preach at the communitywide Empowered Church Service in celebration of Pentecost.
“This is the third year of the Empowered Church service,” said Rev. George Woodliff. “All churches are encouraged to attend, celebrate and receive more of the Holy Spirit.”
This service is also significant for the Yazoo Ministerial Association as the offering benefits the organizations charitable efforts in the community. The Yazoo Ministerial Association provides a number of services ranging from helping with utilities for the needy to finding shelter for someone in need.