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Crow Nation BeachheadDancersMission:M25 leads a team, including Pastor Paul McElroy (Helena, MT) and Pastor Rick Haug (Maiden, NC) and seasoned M25 members from Christian Heritage Church in Amarillo, TX and Ft Dodge IA, to storm the ‘beach’ of the Crow…
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What would bikers and diapers have in common?On July 10, 2016 in Wilmington NC, at the Gateway Church, Pastored by Jay Young, bikers who had seen the FaceBook post of our 2016 50CC Diaper Run to raise awareness of our Royal Home Ministries began to wal…
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This article was written by Pastor Mark Richardson, Pointman of Cornerstone Conference & Pastor of Journey Church in Siler City, NC – I felt it must be shared. M25: Being A Light In A Dark Place –“Another Just Cause..”Darkness can be revealed…
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Run For The Wall
May 18-28, 2016
Run For The Wall begins, Sheri was loading her bike as I walked out of the cheap motel room in Kingman, AZ. She was speaking to another person as I approached my bike. The conversation was about this ride she is about to do and it appeared she was riding on Run For The Wall, so I interrupted her for the details.
Sheri (picture included) began to tell me this is her first time, she is from Tennessee and riding on the Mid Route in memory of her deceased husband of 46 years. He passed three months ago after battling (or should I say she battled) Alzheimer’s for two years. She spoke with tears as she told the story of her husband’s twin brother being KIA (Killed In Action) while both were serving in Vietnam, only 30 miles apart.
After listening to the story (Dr. Hugh Morgan’s first instructions to me was, “The Ministry of Presence, being there and listening), giving her a M25 RFTW Warrior’s chip and a hug, she was off and on her way to LA to visit a granddaughter for a few days.
Please know we covet your prayers as we join up in Ontario, CA this Sunday night. We have a huge task before us but we know with the help of the Lord we can make it. The M25 team has 40 people, seven trucks pulling trailers and twenty-six motorcycles on the ground. We obviously need prayer for protection but we feel the urgency of the need to live BALNAM (Be A Light Not A Mouth) or the Ministry of Presence, not only being there with a listening ear but serving them in their need for hydration, broken bikes and emotional issues.
Our prayer request would include the following:
- A ray of light to the lost
- An element of peace to the troubled
- A dose of healing for the broken
- A taste of love for the rejected
Thanks for your prayers of support and those of you who helped us with the huge financial undertaking.
Gary Burd, National M25 Director
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A young man, a Marine who had finished his time in the military shared his story of a terrific career. Then the painful countenance appeared, one witnessed so many times on Run For The Wall, around a table in the bar, a conference room, a living room, …
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April 18th, 2016 · 1 Comment
50CC Diaper Run 2016 July 10-21, 2016 A 50-hour coast to coast motorcycle challenge to collect diapers and raise awareness for the Royal Home and IPHC’s commitment to “LIFE” rather than abortion.
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Battle Cry 2016: A Call To Arms
By: Mégan Alba
They came from Lake City, Charleston, Lancaster, and beyond. They came – some out of curiosity, some seeking answers, some with a passion to live out God’s call on their lives. They came as men, but left as warriors.
The cause: Building the Kingdom. The call: Awaken the warrior within.
Approximately 50 men from 10 churches attended the first ever Battle Cry, hosted February 20 at Camp Hayes. This was an event unlike any other previously hosted in the South Carolina Conference.
The vision for Battle Cry came to Pastor Cory Jones after he noticed a disconnect between most men in the American church and the men portrayed in scripture. “The Bible is full of warriors and soldiers who fought valiantly for King Jesus, but in the American church most men sit on the sidelines instead of joining the fight,” he said. “But there are those who know that’s not reality, men who want to fight for the kingdom … those are the men we’re trying to reach.”
Jones, who pastors Emmanuel P.H. Church in Lake City, said he’d had a vision for this type of event for some time. Last fall, God told him it was time to make that vision a reality.
The goal was to host an event that got men out of the four walls of the church and into a setting where they could be real. He also wanted the event to be kingdom-minded instead of focusing on building a program or increasing church attendance. Immediately, Jones knew who he wanted as the guest speaker: Bishop Gary Burd of Mission:M25.
Gary Burd said the event was definitely different from other men’s events he’s been a part of in the past. “The focus was more on the raw side of being a man,” he said. “This was the first true men’s rally I’ve attended within the IPHC.”
Burd’s message focused on challenging men to Embrace their Manhood, Discover their Identity, and Define their Transcendent Cause. He wanted men to understand their God-given role as warriors for the kingdom and to catch the vision for a cause worth fighting and dying for.
Pastor Cory Jones said the biggest takeaway from Battle Cry was “A sense of urgency and responsibility for what is truly expected of one who bears his cross daily. It’s not just about what happens on Sunday when we’re in church, but about what we do in our daily lives. The kingdom needs more men who are willing to do the ministry OF the saints instead of TO the saints.”
Battle Cry isn’t just about attending a yearly event and getting “hyped up.” The real purpose is about creating lasting change by challenging men to step up in their homes, churches, and communities. “Men must find places to express their manhood through service,” said Burd. “If there is no opportunity to take this beyond serving inside the church, it becomes just another program.”
Men who attend a Battle Cry can keep that momentum going by signing up for Knight’s Training, an intensive discipleship seminar taught by Rev. Wes Alvarez of the Alpha Conference. Emmanuel P.H. Church hosted its first Knight’s Training March 11 & 12, with a knighting service on the 13th. In that service, 10 men from three conference churches were knighted in front of the congregation.
Those who want to go deeper can follow up Knight’s Training with a course entitled “The Warrior Soul.” The 26-week training was developed by Rev. Mark Richardson of the N.C. Conference and is based on the book of the same name by Lt. Gen (Ret) Jerry Boykin.
The men who attended the first ever Battle Cry probably didn’t realize they were making history. But Jones is certain that the South Carolina Conference, the IPHC in general, and communities across this nation will be changed because a small group of men found a cause worth fighting for. “Most men’s events are just an event,” said Jones. “This isn’t an event. It’s a movement, and we’re just getting started.”
|Rev. Cory Jones greets men at the first ever Battle Cry.
|Bishop Gary Burd challenges the men with a hard-hitting message.
| Emmanuel P.H. hosts the conference’s first knighting ceremony on March 13.
|Angel Alba kneels as Rev. Wes Alvarez pronounces him a knight.
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