Happy Thanksgiving – The year in Review

Thank you for praying with us and God bless you on this Thanksgiving week with many many blessings. We thank God for bringing all of you into our lives. Your prayer support has encouraged us to move on with the vision God has given us to reach the world for His Kingdom and for His glory. Below is a report of the year in review. We will be counting on your prayer support as we move into the coming year, the year of our church plant and harvest. Amen

Dear Friends, Family and Fellow Believers in Christ:

     Our plan this year was to continue seeking the face of the Lord and interceding for the community to discover God’s plan for the community. We have continued to prayer walk in the community, occasionally share the gospel, organized an Easter Brunch party, and shared gospel tracts with free water on July 4th USA Independence holiday. We also participated in a Church Multiplication Network training program for church planters at Journey Church in Cleveland, Ohio in July of 2019. It was a great time of learning and networking with other leaders passionate about church planting.

      Praise the Lord, we started a Prayer Line Conference this year in June 2019 and we average about 12 regular participants each week when we meet online. It’s a marvelous time of seeking God and experiencing the divine presence of the Holy Spirit as He ministers to everyone’s needs. Testimonies of answers to prayer are often shared whenever we meet. Our goal for the prayer ministry is to fellowship with one another in the divine presence of  the Father, with the comforts of Christ’s love and mercy as the gifts of the Holy Spirit are manifested among us. It’s an opportunity to participate in the covenant blessing of Abraham through the broken body and shed blood of Yeshua Ha Maschiach and His imminent reign as King and Lord of all the earth. Our focus is on people and their needs: their families, friends, and neighbors, to equip and empower them to change their communities and change the world.   

     We are still planning to work with a local Church Multiplication Program on the church plant, complete our strategic plan with Cultivate, and also complete a doctorate program in Christian Leadership and Ministry by October next year. You will notice that we are changing our ministry name from TOP to Discovery in line with the vision as it unfolds. This change may continue until it is confirmed by the Holy Spirit, our partners which includes you and registered with the authorities! Pray with us for God’s clear vision and plan for the ministry, pray for God to connect us with people of similar passion to partner with us in the church launch and pray with us to be faithful and obedient to God, walking in His Presence and being Holy.

     Our vision is to help people encounter God, develop personal relationship with Yeshua, discover their spiritual gifts and serve their communities through fellowship meetings, corporate worship, prayer and leadership development conferences, community services, counseling, practical discipleship training and missional trips (Genesis 1:28; 17:1-9; Matthew 6:33; I Corinthians 14:1; Galatians 5:22-23). Our strategy is to make disciples of the un-churched and equip them to become disciple-rs of their network, both local and abroad, in fulfilment of the prophetic declaration of Yeshua ha Mashiach in Matthew 24:14, based on His approach in Acts 1:8, as Paul demonstrated in his ministry narrated in Romans 1:16.

     We thank God for the fire that is still burning in our hearts for the Lord and for souls to be saved.  Please, thank God with us for answering our prayer to raise a team of 12 people for regular prayers. We now have an average of 11 to 14 people showing up every week on Thursdays from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST to pray online. Continue to pray with us that we will be able to model the vision, serve the community and launch the ministry before the end of next year.

     Please, if your schedule will permit, consider joining us every Thursday to pray online. Dial 1.844.875.7777 with access code 128604# to connect. Share this with your family and friends, especially those living in the vicinity of Northeast Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. If the Lord is talking to your heart come and join us. You can contact us at sktigah@gmail.com. Pray and fast with us as we are storming the devil’s territory in northeast Philadelphia, that the Holy Spirit will lead us and there will be no room for the flesh. Thank you and God bless you.

Happy Thanksgiving and Shalom!

Discovery Ministries, Inc Vision Statement

Vision

To see a network of radically transformed young people aggressively discovering their Spiritual Gifts and changing their world

Missional Mandate

Helping people discover God’s purpose for their lives!

Missional Values

Seeking God

– Holy Spirit (PRESENCE, Righteousness)

Demonstrated by an encounter with Jesus Christ to discover spiritual gifts through submitting to God (living sacrifice), meditating on His Word (mind renewal), listening to the Holy Spirit (discerning), Knowing Christ (His perfect will). and pursuing our passions (spiritual gifts) to help others.

Building Relationships

– NETWORKS (Caring, Making Friends, Discovery Groups)

Demonstrated by developing spiritual disciplines through devotions, scriptural meditations, making friends, networking, sharing resources, praying for one another individually and in small groups

Serving People

– OBEDIENCE (Loving, Meeting needs, Sharing stories)

Demonstrated by identifying and serving the needs in our community, pursuing social justice, supporting education, promoting socio-economic activities, sharing our stories to transform lives

Developing Leaders

– SACRIFICE and Service (Ethics, Mentoring, Innovating, Serving, Discipling, and Planting ministries)

Demonstrated by cultivating spiritual fruit (love), and obedience to God’s prophetic call to participate in planting multiplying churches by mentoring young leaders here and abroad in the fields of education, business, economics, social justice, culture, ethnic networks, governments, and religion.

We Pursue our Missional Values by Giving Our Attention to Prayer and Ministry of the Word! (Acts 6:4)

Missional Map

  • Encounter God
  • Worship God
  • Discover Gifts
  • Pursue Holiness
  • Pray Continually
  • Build Relationships
  • Share Resources
  • Make Disciples

Missional Measure

  • Relating (Loving)
  • Restoring (Health)
  • Praising (Thanksgiving)
  • Confessing (Proclaiming)
  • Praying (Interceding)
  • Sharing (Giving)
  • Sacrificing (Suffering)
  • Leading (Serving)
  • Developing (multiplying)

Overarching Purpose

Discovery Ministries exist to invite others to discover God through Praises, Thanksgiving, Repentance, Prayers and Obedience to the Holy Spirit in proclaiming Jesus Christ and Him Crucified to all generations! (I Peter 2:9)

Vision Statement

Next year by this time we would have established twelve (12) discovery groups with 12 active leaders and 150 members participating in praise and worship conferences in various places in Philadelphia and beyond where people can find healing, build relationships and become empowered to pursue their dreams.

Vision Proper

Imagine a place where you go as a visitor and you know you are welcomed because immediately you arrive, someone greets you with a smiling face, gives you a warm handshake, introduces you to friends and family invites you to a cup of coffee, or juice or a meal. Everything you see and hear in the building looks inviting, you meet people of diverse cultures, different generations, you hear music that warms your heart and people are interested to know you and to hear your story.

Imagine that this kind of movement is not only welcoming people just as they are, but that members intentionally go outside the walls of their building looking for hurting and broken people, stressed out looking for answers, to help them find healing, peace, and purpose in their lives.

Imagine this movement is not only accepting all people and helping those in need, but also developing leaders who are transforming their communities spiritually, socially, and economically

Imagine that this kind of movement is also multiplying itself by making disciples of Jesus Christ and sending them out to plant other movements in other communities here and abroad where the gospel of Jesus Christ is most needed, among both the Jewish and Gentile Unreached places on the earth. (Matthew 24:14)

Imagine that this kind of church is in your community.

Scriptural Mandate

Genesis 1: 26 – 31

Genesis 17: 1 – 9

II Chronicles 16:9

Psalm 34

Psalm 118:17

Daniel 2:44

Matthew 4:17

Matthew 24:14

Matthew 28:18-20

Mark 16: 15-20

John 21: 5 – 17

Acts 1:8

Romans 1:16

Romans 11:25-36

Romans 14:17

Hebrews 13:8-10

Jeremiah 33:3

Happy Thanksgiving – The year in Review

Thank you for praying with us and God bless you on this Thanksgiving day with many many blessings. We thank God for bringing all of you into our lives. Your prayer support has encouraged us to move on with the vision God has given us to reach the world for His Kingdom and for His glory on earth. Below is a report of the year in review. We will be counting on your prayer support as we move into the coming year, the year of our church plant and harvest. Amen

Dear Friends, Family and Fellow Believers in Christ:

     Our plan this year was to continue seeking the face of the Lord and interceding for the community to discover God’s plan for the community. We have continued to prayer walk in the community, occasionally share the gospel, organized an Easter Brunch party on Easter Saturday, and shared gospel tracts with free water on July 4th USA Independence holiday. We also made connections with Messianic Jewish believers and friends of Israel when the Lord opened the door for Sam to visit Israel in July this year. Praise the LORD! Some of our Jewish friends are on this prayer list. Let’s continue to pray for Israel and the world!
     We also launched our monthly TOP Community Prayer Meeting with a three-day revival in the first week of November this month with Rev. Dr. Samuel Obeng Apau as our main Speaker. He spoke on the theme “Do Not Let the Fire Go Out of Your Hearts” (Romans 12:11-13) and we were challenged to continue serving the Lord fervently just as the first church did and turn their world upside down with the gospel. 
     We are continuing the monthly prayer meetings every last Friday of the month. Sam is planning to work with a local Church Multiplication Program on the church plant, complete his strategic plan with Cultivate, and also complete his classroom studies in Leadership and Christian Ministry by May next year. He should have a Strategic Plan completed before the end of the first quarter in 2019. Pray with us that we will be faithful and obedient to God, walking in His Presence and being Holy.
     Our vision is to help people restore their relationship with God through a personal encounter with Yeshua, small group fellowships, corporate worship, spiritual giftings, pursuing God’s purpose, walking in the Spirit, developing leadership qualities, and pursuing Holiness (Genesis 1:28; 17:1-9; Matthew 6:33; I Corinthians 14:1; Galatians 5:22-23). Our strategy is to make disciples of the un-churched and equip them to become disciple-rs of their network groups both local and abroad in fulfilment of the great commission of Yeshua ha Mashiach (Matthew 28:18-19).
   We thank God for the fire that is still burning in our hearts for the Lord and for souls to be saved.  Our immediate need is to raise a team of about 12 people who will meet regularly to prayerfully model the vision, serve the community and plan to launch the church by the middle of next year. Please, share this with your friends and family who are living in the vicinity of Northeast Philadelphia. If the Lord is talking to your heart come and join us. You can contact us at sktigah@gmail.com. Pray and fast with us as we are storming the devil’s territory in northeast Philadelphia, that the Holy Spirit will lead us and there will be no room for the flesh. Thank you and God bless you.
Happy Thanksgiving and Shalom!