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. 
Foursquare Leader Weekly
 

As we honor the sacrifice of those who died in service to our country on Memorial Day, Foursquare Leader Weekly presents a devotional from Army Chaplain (Col.) Shawn McCammon and some resources so you can support chaplains during the current season. 

 
Stop movement
 

I write this devotional while sequestered in Saudi Arabia, with no knowledge of when I will be able to return home. My spirit sinks as I hear of lost liberties around the world as well as where I am. All my best-laid plans for ministry in the Middle East have been arrested by an unyielding “stop movement” order issued by the U.S. military.

Frustration is my cellmate.

Meanwhile, in the unseen spiritual realm, the Father continues His work without hindrance. I yield my spirit to the Commander’s voice and wait. What authority would I have without the Father who has given it to me? I stand before Him alone. God reigns in power over our enemies, even invisible ones. 

Yet, there is light. Religious services that might have reached a handful in person now reach many across the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq and Afghanistan through video conferencing. The people turn to God in their uncertainty. And He is glorified, not in spite of the stop movement, but because of it.

We may be patriots, but the Commander of all the angel armies is our Sovereign King. Let us all remember this as we press forward with conviction to choose true freedom over our own comfort, fixing our eyes not on what is seen, but on the eternal (2 Cor. 4:18, NIV).

By: Col. Shawn McCammon, command chaplain for the 32nd Army Air Missile Defense Command headquartered at Fort Bliss, Texas.

Prayer + Reflection

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

1. What perception of power or control do you need to release into God’s hands? Pray that God will open your hands, and that you will submit to His will. 

2. Read Hebrews 11:7-10. Today, Memorial Day, let the acts of courage of those who came before us inspire us as we press forward with a persistent faith that glorifies God and invites the Holy Spirit.

3. Pray for those feeling lost, “stuck” or neglected in your community from lack of personal contact. Ask the Holy Spirit to open your eyes to see them, that you might encourage them that this season is not a “stop movement” but a redirection. Thank God for His continued ministry to you, also!