New Beginnings Christian Center

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New Beginnings Christian Center is a young, growing ministry planted on the west side of Jacksonville, Florida, right off of Interstate-10 at Lane Avenue and Ramona Blvd.  We believe that God has called us to train and equip a new generation of Christians devoted to serving the King and advancing His Kingdom here in Jacksonville and around the world.
Our mission is to Touch People with the love of Jesus, to Restore the broken relationships which plague our lives, to Equip Believers for works of service and to Release Disciples into the world to proclaim the good news of the risen Christ.
New Beginnings Christian Center is a member of the Southeast Districtof the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. You can learn more about our beliefs and values here on our website, or visit the International Foursquare Website for more information about the Foursquare movement. (More Foursquare News)
Corona Virus
 

Dear New Beginnings Family, 

 Public health concerns should always be taken seriously and prayerfully for those that call upon the name of Jesus.  Scripture tells us that we have God given authority to walk in faith, proclaim healing over the sick.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a global public health threat, and there have been reports of the virus in our state. 

We here at NBCC are taking the following proactive steps to do all that we can to ensure the safety and health of our families and friends:

We are asking our pastors, staff, leaders, and prayer warriors to increase prayer regarding NBCC and NBCA families and loved ones.

We are endeavoring to maintain the of best health practices in the event that we face the virus in our community.

We keep hand sanitizer throughout the facility as well disinfecting wipes. Please use these items as needed to minimize the spread of any illness. We also encourage all staff and students in proper handwashing. 

We have asked that our Children’s ministry is take extra precautions based on the most up-to-date information.

We are monitoring communications from both local and federal health officials as they are made available and will make any prudent adjustments accordingly.

Currently, medical professionals are telling us that the simple act of washing our hands reduces risk considerably, so we encourage you to use as much of our soap here as you like. We are a family here at NBCC; however, we ask that each of us would be aware when we are greeting others. And we should all become more sensitive about touching our mouth, nose, and eyes when in public spaces.

While Coronavirus can be asymptomatic, if you or your child have any fever or cold symptoms, or just don’t feel “right” physically, please don’t give in to fear.

Instead, respond in faith through one or more of the following:

Begin to declare God’s word of healing over yourself and others by laying hands on one another and praying. Ask for prayer for your health.

Request prayer on our website nbccjax.org or email us at secretary.nbccjax@gmail.com

If needed, get medical advice or attention — we strongly believe medical science and faith are on the same side, fighting against anything that challenges health and vitality.

Stay home and get the rest you need.

Finally, let’s also be praying for God’s protection over the other churches in our area and our missionary friends around the world currently living in infected areas.

In the service of our King,

Pastors Bill and Donna

For more public information, visit cdc.gov 
For information on reopening America, visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/openingamerica/

Here are a few community tips from health officials that we advise you to follow both in and outside of church:

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your elbow, if you cough or sneeze.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or more.
  • If no soap and water are available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • If you start to feel ill, contact a medical professional immediately. 
  • Ask that anyone who is sick stay home out of respect for those around them and to lessen the spread of illness and germs
  • If an individual or family feels they need to stay home for a week or two for their peace of mind, please support their decision to be careful for themselves and their family. 
  • As a church, stay up-to-date with medical professionals suggestions on best practices and monitor communications from your local and federal health officials. 
A Message from our Pastor:
 

NBCC gathering Procedures July 5, 2020

Limit 50 people gather for meetings under current guidelines.

  • To ensure our compliance with current Jacksonville health and safety mandates:
  • Due to our limited supply of masks we ask that each person Please bring your own masks

 

  • Masks must be worn with in the facility by all when not seated except for speaker unless ministering within 6 feet of anyone. 

 

  • We have reduced age exclusion to Children age 10 years or older.  

 

  • No one admitted with fever or other symptoms or who has been in contact with anyone sick.
  • Use of instant read thermometer
  • No children under the age of 10 in the facility during service hours

 

  • Limited seating based on ability to separate 6 feet household, once capacity of 50 has been reached no others will be admitted

 

  • MASKS AND GLOVES: Anyone involved in direct contact i.e. (one on one) serving or laying of hands in prayer ministry must wear masks and gloves when inside 6 feet of those residing outside of their households.

 

CLEANING AND SANITIZING:

Complete cleaning / sanitizing of all spaces open to congregation; prior to and at the end of service.

Tables and chairs and supplies

  • Periodic surface Disinfecting- wipe down bathrooms, water fountain and coffee area at minimum once every 30 minutes while building is occupied.

It is our desire to ensure the safety of all whom we minister to, as well as comply with our local government and our denominational leadership; please inform me of any other recommendations or precautions that we should take to insure the health and safety of our congregation.  

Sincerely

Pastor Bill Holland

 

Submit to Government authority

 

Romans 13:1–2 (NKJV)

Submit to Government

13 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.

 

Titus 2:15–3:2 (NKJV)

15 Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you.

Graces of the Heirs of Grace

3 Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men.

 

1 Peter 2:13–17 (NKJV)

Submission to Government

13 Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, 14 or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men—16 as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God. 17 Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.

In this week’s issue, Pastor Walter Ramos reminds us that obedience may mean trying again when we fail. And Glenn Burris Jr. is retiring after two terms as president of The Foursquare Church. Read more about how we can celebrate Glenn and his wife, Debbie.

 
Try again
 

The work of evangelizing requires effort, dedication and commitment, although the fruit of that work is not always immediately visible.

A passage in Luke 5 reflects what we as laborers go through often. The fishermen had spent the whole night fishing without obtaining favorable results, although they were in the right place at the right time (v. 5). They returned discouraged and dedicated themselves to cleaning the nets.

Jesus, seeing the discouragement of these men, told them to take the boat to deeper waters and let down the nets there (v. 4). Simon decided that if Jesus asked him to, he would try again, although he couldn’t see or understand why he should. Simon was obedient.

Believing in what Jesus said was the key to the men’s large catch that day. The courage to try again came through the words of Jesus. They were fishing the same waters that had turned up nothing. But they had a new mission.

Obedience to Jesus must always drive us. If He encourages us to try again, we can accomplish anything.

By: Walter Ramos, senior pastor of Dios Restaura (Glendale Hispanic 2 Foursquare Church) in Glendale, Calif.

 
 

Take a few moments to seek the Lord by reflecting and praying using these prayer points:

1. Pray for leaders who are going through a time of discouragement, and those who are working hard but don’t see fruit.

2. Pray for clarity and direction, that you will hear the voice of Jesus leading you where you should go.

3. Pray for laborers for the current harvest of a difficult season. The fields are ready! May our churches be seedbeds of obedient workers for the harvest.

4. Let’s pray for Foursquare Missions workers worldwide. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many experienced separation from their families and ministries, and in some cases, loss of people they serve and love. Ask Jesus to strengthen our FMI workers and cover their lives with His grace.