Our 10th Annual Ministry Conference will be held January 17-19, 2014 at the Courtyard Marriott in Gastonia, NC. Any and all are welcome to join us!
To make hotel reservations: Call 704-852-4411 and state that you are with the God Speed Ministry or Click here to book online. Hotel rooms must be booked by December 26th to receive the group rate. Cost: $87/night.
Registration forms are due by January 5th. There are two ways to register for this conference:
Please fill out this registration form and mail it, along with a check to:
God Speed Ministry
141 EA Bingham Road
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Early bird special for conference is $30 for Saturday only or $35 for all three days.
***Be sure to put CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE in the memo line of your check.
Email form to Renee@GodSpeedMinistry.com and pay using the Paypal buttons below.
God bless the men and women who sacrifice their lives for our freedom. Please watch this inspiring video.
Have you ever received a gift from someone that was totally unexpected – for no apparent reason, other than “because I love you?” How did that make you feel?
My love is not in response to you but despite anything you could or have ever done for me. It isn’t how you make me feel, what you can do for me, or because I expect you to reciprocate.
Revolutionary love is a decision to love. Period.
I made a choice to love you.
My love doesn’t hinge upon your actions – either good or bad.
My love is not in response to you.
It is my decision.
You can’t change it.
You can’t stop it.
I am going to do good to you and for you no matter what.
That is God’s kind of love.
That is the way He loves us.
When we choose to love someone who can’t do anything for us in return, when we do something for someone else and expect ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in return – not a thank you, not even an acknowledgement – then we are truly exhibiting love.
Real love absolutely takes no thought, gives no consideration for itself. It is never inward but is always focused on the object of its love.
When we can get to the place in our hearts, minds, thoughts and actions that we deliberately seek to improve the life of another person by giving them sheer joy, value and dignity, then we are truly loving God.
This story is told to illustrate the difference between heaven and hell.
In the afterlife, the first thing they do to the person is take their hands and encase them in a locked metal sleeve so that they cannot bend their arms. Then, they are given a ridiculously long utensil and told that it is theirs to attain whatever they desire. Above the souls hang great quantities of food and delights; however, because of their bounded hands they cannot bring these enjoyments to their own mouths. In hell, the souls are emaciated and starving. Being that their hands cannot bend and their utensils are too long to feed themselves, they starve.
In heaven, on the other hand, it is truly paradise. The souls are smiling and enjoying the various delights. In heaven each soul uses their own fork to feed the soul sitting across the room.
This is an illustration of what we can do here on this earth.
Grove City Nazarene Church planned a day to love the community. They held car washes for free, they gave away baked goods, they repaired broken play grounds, painted and repaired homes and trailers, mowed grass, used the weed eater to remove overgrowth, repair plumbing, underpinned trailers, gave away 500 backpacks to single moms and their children, and on and on. That day over 2000 members of their congregation went out into the community to demonstrate God’s love to everyone they met, but intentionally to the ‘least of these.’
Each person wore a bright yellow t-shirt with REVOLUTIONARY LOVE across the front, even the preacher. As he went from place to place to encourage and work along side his congregation, one man called out to him in a gruff voice, “Hey you.” The minister turned to find the man coming toward him. “I’ve lived in this trailer park for 50 years. I have to tell you, I have NEVER seen anything like this in my entire life. Thank you,” he said. “Thank you,” he stated again with tears in his eyes.
You begin the journey into this revolutionary love by making a choice to love someone, not by compunction but compassionately, not anonymously but without identifying yourself. Don’t leave a way for them to repay you.
God will revolutionize your life.
It is what God intended when He said “love one another.”
It is how He loves.
It is revolutionary love.
October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Many churches have celebrated and honored their pastors and ministry teams. Now as we near the end of October let us consider how to expand our thanksgiving to include those who serve as race chaplains, both lay and ordained. We can extend this time into November, the month of Thanksgiving or giving thanks. Have you thought to thank these men and women who are serving racers at events across North America?
Maybe this is the first time it has ever been brought to your attention. And you may be wondering why you should be thankful. Here are some reasons.
Chaplains sacrifice time with family and friends to spend in the pits with racers.
Chaplains sacrifice personal pursuits so you can learn of God’s life changing love.
Chaplains sacrifice vacation time and personal days in order to be there for you.
Chaplains use their own money to cover many of their expenses while serving you.
The presence of a Chaplain walking around the facility has a ‘keeping’ or preserving quality which remindss us to be the best we can be. One security officer made this statement: “Chaplains make our job easier. Their presence reminds people, both spectator and competitor, to be better than they may have otherwise intended.” That’s a nice statement of what Chaplains do: they help people be the best they can be.
And here are the Biblical reasons:
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.
1 Timothy 5:17 Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.
2 Timothy 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
1 Corinthians 9:14 In the same way, the Lord commanded that those who proclaim the gospel should get their living by the gospel.
2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.
Hebrews 13:17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.
Take the time now to thank a local track chaplain, a divisional chaplain or those who serve nationally. Do it for all race ministries. For God Speed Chaplains you can easily click on the photo of any of the chaplains on the bars of either side of this article to get their contact information. Express your gratitude for their service to you or other races. And be the best you can be.
The Washington DC House of Prayer has been raised up with 24/7 worship and now for the second year David’s Tent will be raised up on the Ellipse of the White House for another 40 days of continuous worship. The Lord Jesus will be worshipped and exalted in DC. It is the fulfillment of a vision for 40 days of worship on the National Mall with 24/7 worship. It had never been done before. The entire idea is historic and its implementation and execution miraculous. You can participate by attending and/or supporting this event financially.
The Background as to How This Vision Developed – As Told by David Ruleman
In 2000 we began worshipping in Washington DC. At first we went in once a month and then once a week.
Our heart was to see 24/7 worship established in the city. In 2002 Tracy and I took a group of leaders to Israel and late in the evening on March 9, 2002 the Moment Café was bombed by a terrorist. We were meeting in an East Jerusalem hotel and the building shook at impact. We had asked Rick Ridings, founder of Succat Halell, 24/7 House of Prayer in Jerusalem. to speak to the leaders. As sirens echoed off the hotel walls Rick said the question is not about Arabs and Jews – it is about “who will be worshipped on God’s holy hill.’
We said to ourselves, “Our question is, ‘Who will be worshipped on Capitol Hill?’” We came away more committed than ever to establishing a House of Prayer and 24/7 worship in Washington DC. The Gate continued to worship and welcome the presence of the Lord. Teams came monthly for 24-30 hours of Washington Worships. Other groups started meeting monthly to form a web of continuous worship.
Curt Malloy invested himself into the effort. Jane Snyder raised up youth from South East who kept all night watches and Thomas Kenny took over and continued to gather teams for Washington Worships.
In 2011 God began to move and a radical shift began to take place. Rick Ridings came to The Gate in Washington DC and was introduced to Jason Hershey. At a meeting in the Israel room at our house Rick prophesied that our time of preparing the way was ending and that God had raised up Jason to establish
The House of Prayer in Washington DC. We were to continue to build fires around the city and in a sense lob fire into DC. In 2011 we moved The Gate to Northern Virginia and on New Year’s Eve we “lobbed a fire ball “ into the city when we The Gate sent Jason back into the city to remain until the House of Prayer was built.
In the 12th year, 2012, Jason never left city limits. Worship began and the Lord added a vision for 40 days of worship on the National Mall with 24/7 worship. It had never been done before. The entire idea was historic and its implementation and execution miraculous. The Washington DC House of Prayer has been raised up with 24/7 worship and now for the second year David’s Tent will be raised up on the Ellipse of the White House for another 40 days of continuous worship. The Lord Jesus will be worshipped and exalted in DC.
The Gate is totally committed to the DC House of Prayer and David’s Tent and we encourage you to give.
Please give generously to The Gate to help pave the way for David’s Tent to be placed on the Ellipse of the White House again this year for 40 days to worship the King of Kings, September 24 through November 5. The Gate has written a check for thousands already because the time is growing short. Your involvement in this historic event can help change the nation. Please give on line at www.thegatedc.com/worship.html
In addition to supporting David’s Tent financial we encourage you to get involved. Help get the word out on Social Media, through email and other means. If you are in or have a worship team that can participate in one or more days contact Ryan Montgomery at David’s Tent. Information and video http://davidstentdc.org