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If You’re Able to Go, Member Missions Could Use Your Help in Florida
If you want to put together a group to help (and take your own tools, supplies, and anything else that might be needed), send an email to our regional coordinator for the Deep South District, Tom Zobel, at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will connect you with a mission that can use your help.
Remaining districts will be gathering in October. To register for your district event, go to www.agrm.org>Events, and click on your district name.
Looking Down the Street…
AGRM Member Benefit: Compensation Report
State Law Could Help Young Harvey Victims Get Back to School Quickly
Poverty Level Decreases as Wages and Jobs Increase
Students who reported food or housing insecurity felt that these problems caused them to not buy a required textbook (55 percent), miss a class (53 percent), or drop a class (25 percent).
The following job positions are currently open at AGRM member missions. Please visit www.agrm.org/careers to view full descriptions and to apply. Click here for instructions on using AGRM's Recruiting Center to post open positions for your mission.
Care Support Specialist: Light of Life Ministries, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
Client Support Specialist: Raleigh Rescue Mission, Raleigh, NC
Consultant for Fundraising & Nonprofit Management, Advocace Media, Coppell, TX
Cook: Light of Life Ministries, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
Development Associate: The Path of Citrus County, Beverly Hills, FL
Development Director: Home of Grace, Vancleave, MS
Development Director: Waterfront Rescue Mission, Inc, Pensacola, FL
Development Director: Jubilee Ministries, Inc., Lebanon, PA
Development Officer: Good News Rescue Mission, Redding, CA
Director of Hearten House: Hearten House Gospel Rescue Mission, Auburn, IN
Director of Development: Rockford Rescue Mission Ministries, Inc., Rockford, IL
Director of Development & Community Relations: Good News Rescue Mission, Redding, CA
Director of Major Gifts: Waterfront Rescue Mission, Inc., Pensacola, FL
Donor Relations Coordinator: Jimmie Hale Mission, Birmingham, AL
Driver, Food Pantry & Distribution Center: Bay Area Rescue Mission, Richmond, CA
Executive Director: Outreach Gospel Mission, Brookings, OR
Executive Director: Union Gospel Mission of Salem, Salem, OR
Executive Director: Career Cross Training for Open Door Mission, Rochester, NY
Faith Community Nurse - Guest Services: Good News Rescue Mission, Redding, CA
Food and Beverage Driver: San Francisco City Impact, San Francisco, CA
Foodservice Manager: Open Door Mission, Glens Falls, NY
Grant Writer: San Francisco City Impact, San Francisco, CA
Guest Services Assistant - Women’s Shelter: Good News Rescue Mission, Redding, CA
Health and Wellness Center Manager: San Francisco City Impact, San Francisco, CA
Kitchen Supervisor at Women’s Recovery Center: Union Gospel Mission, Spokane, WA
Lead Cook: Open Door Mission, Glens Falls, NY
Major Donor Representative: Union Rescue Mission, Los Angeles, CA
Major Gifts Officer: The City Mission, Cleveland, OH
Major Gifts Officer: Buffalo City Mission, Buffalo, NY
Overnight Supervisor: Hope Gospel Mission, Eau Claire, WI
Program Director/Associate Director: King’s Gospel Mission, Hanford, CA
Program Manager: Central Coast Rescue Mission, Santa Maria, CA
Program Manager Transitional Housing Manager: Denver Rescue Mission, Denver, CO
Recovery Program Coordinator: Westminster Rescue Mission, Westminster, MD
Resident Advisors: Hope Gospel Mission, Eau Claire, WI
Resident Assistant, Center for Women & Children: Bay Area Rescue Mission, Richmond, CA
Residential Coordinator_Cornerstone Manor Facility: Buffalo City Mission, Buffalo, NY
Shelter Desk Manager: Jericho Road Ministries, Inc., Brooksville, FL
Thrift Store Supervisor: Rockford Rescue Mission Ministries, Inc., Rockford, IL
Transportation Specialist: Union Gospel Mission, Spokane, WA
Vice President of Finance & Administration: Milwaukee Rescue Mission, Milwaukee, WI
VP of Advancement :Water Street Ministries, Lancaster, PA
VP of Women and Family Programs: Los Angeles Mission, Los Angeles, CA
Women’s New Life Recovery Program Case Manager: Good News Rescue Mission, Redding, CA
Women’s Recovery Counselor: Union Gospel Mission, Spokane, WA
The Dynamite Gospel
“Because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake” (1 Thessalonians 1:5).
The gospel is characterized by power. Whether miraculous power, or power in preaching, it brings the explosive might of heaven to bear on the heart of man. This power, like dynamite, utterly changes that which surrounds it.
It crumbles our hardness of heart at the realization of our guiltiness and sin, and ignites in us a love for the One who reconciles us to the Father.
Paul and his fellow missionaries didn’t merely write about what it must be like to be changed by this gospel of power. No, quite the contrary! There is an intense ownership occurring here as he writes it was “because [of] our gospel.” For them, it was not a vague theological term detached from reality and void of meaning.
It was their “good news,” their gospel. So too can it and should it be ours! Not that we are its creators or originators, but we do serve as its mouthpiece when we are changed by the “renewing of our minds” (Romans 12:1–2), and “the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit” (Titus 3:5). This gospel changed these men to the core, making an enemy of God and persecutor of the Way like Saul of Tarsus (Acts 9) into his friend and herald.
We must first ask ourselves if the gospel has power in our own lives. If we have not been radically changed by the explosiveness of the gospel, then how can we preach it others? Go back to the scripture and spend time in prayer, asking God to bring remembrance of how the gospel of Jesus Christ radically changed your life. Let this be the fuel that feeds the words you share with those around you.
Used with permission from Daily Devotionals, www.shortdailydevotions.com.
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