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Full-Time Youth Pastor Opportunity

 

Branch Chapel, located near Selma, NC, is prayerfully searching for a young, dedicated and energetic youth pastor, who has a burden for the youth of today. A candidate for this position must be a Christian who has been called in the area of youth ministry. Individuals applying for this position should possess some educational experience or is pursuing a certificate or degree in Christian Ministry or like subjects. This position would have oversight over all youth programs & ministries offered at Branch Chapel; including Summer Camp and Vacation Bible School. In addition, this person would be directly responsible for leading and teaching middle school & high school students in a Christ centered program that promotes growth and harmony. A candidate should be willing to promote the youth program with outreach programs, mission opportunities, and outings (such as concerts & fun parks).

The youth pastor, should be a team player, who is willing to work with the church leadership and participate in Church programs outside of the youth program as well. Individuals applying for this position must be willing to adhere to the doctrine of the Original Free Will Baptist and pass a background check.

If interested, please email a resume to

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or mail to

“Youth Pastor Search Committee”

7438 Hwy 96 N.

Selma, NC 27576


 

May Devotional

 

In the unforgiving world that we live in, it is hard for us to understand how to really forgive someone. Yet, as Christians we are to be a peculiar people and give forgiveness to those that have wronged us, lied about us, took advantage of us, and so on. This was the word of Jesus when he gave his disciples the model prayer, he turned to them after the prayer was finished and gave them these words. Matthew 6:14 says, “For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:”

In what is known as the Lord’s prayer, there is a portion of the prayer that tells us to forgive. How can we forgive someone who may have hurt us or our family so deeply? Well, that forgiveness must spring out from our love for Jesus. You see, we must remember that it was Jesus who forgave us from the lies, the impure thoughts, the terrible sins that we committed. That means, when someone hurt us in some way, we too must offer the same forgiveness that Christ gave.

What if we don’t forgive? What happens then? Well, the scripture is very clear in its meaning, that if we want forgiveness then we must give forgiveness. This means, that if I harbor hatred and ill will toward someone for what they did in the past, then I am in jeopardy with the Father as well. There are many of us today who are not realizing the full potential of our relationship with God because of the unforgiveness that remains in our heart. And because of this, some are going through unnecessary trials and burdens. We must release our anger and hate the sin, not the person.

Having the attitude of Christ when it comes to someone wronging us, doesn’t mean it will not hurt our feelings. But it will give us the strength to be able to cope with it and move on. Some extraordinary examples of people doing exactly what we are talking about, are those who face someone who is incarcerated and serving time in a penitentiary for a crime they committed. And a family member comes before them and says they forgive them for what they did. Folks, that is the kind of forgiveness that Christ wants us to have towards everyone!

So, ask yourself, am I harboring something against someone? Have I really forgiven them? If we are constantly bringing it up when they are around, then we haven’t forgiven them. We need to pray today that Christ will help us to forgive those that may have hurt us and give us the strength to tell them. Father, thank you for challenging us with forgiveness. It is hard to forgive those that have done such bad things to us, but that is what you did when you forgave us. Give us that same strength to show love and mercy to that person. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Upcoming Events

Quilting Bees meet every Friday @ 9:00am  

Trail Life meets every Tuesday @ 7:00pm 

May 4th - Children's Home 5K at 9:00am 

May 7th - Senior Lunch at Mclean's (Zebulon) at 11:30am

May 12th - Mother's Day (No Night Service) 

May 14th - Cragmont Trip, leave at 9:00am 

May 19th - Emily Edward's Wedding Shower 2-4pm 

May 22nd - OFWB State Convention leave at 8:00am 

May 27th - Memorial Day 

May 29th - South Eastern Bible College at 7:30pm 

 

More Events can be found at branchchapel.com/calendar 

 

 

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SERVICE TIMES

Sunday School: 10am Sunday Morning   |   Worship Services:  11am & 6pm Sunday
Mid-week Service:
7:30pm Wednesday   |   Childrens Service: 11am Sunday & 7:30 pm Wednesday