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Spiritual Life Ministry

Contact: Rev. Ineda Adesanya

Minister of Spiritual Life
510-544-8930

Meetings Day/time: Varies

Email: iadesanya@allen-temple.org

 

The mission of the Spiritual Life Ministry of Allen Temple Baptist Church is to provide the spiritual tools necessary to undergird all other Allen Temple ministries thereby fostering and supporting the spiritual formation, spiritual growth and spiritual enrichment of its congregation and community. The Spiritual Life Ministry recognizes that individuals experience spirituality differently. Therefore, its' goal is to offer a variety of means through which one may develop, strengthen and enhance one’s relationship with God.

STRUCTURE/RELATIONSHIP

Allen Temple Baptist Church ministries are generally divided into six cluster areas: Congregational Life; Community Care; Congregational Care; Worship, Arts, Media and Technology; Christian Education; and Congregational Stewardship. The following diagram is intended to illustrate how the many spiritual tools (SP Tools) offered through Spiritual Life integrally relate to and weave through all of the church's ministries.

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Spiritual Small Groups

 Greetings Spiritual Lifers! 

Summer Small Groups have been cancelled. Please see Rev. Adesanya for other summer contemplative prayer opportunities.

 

Spiritual Life Enrichment Opportunities

Deepen your Spiritual Life at Allen Temple

Happy first day of Summer! Are you seeking spiritual formation, spiritual growth or spiritual enrichment? Allen Temple Baptist Church is home to a myriad of opportunities to deepen your spiritual life and tend to your spiritual health. Here are some of those opportunities available to both members and friends:
• Sunday Morning Worship (8:00 & 11:15)
• Seasonal Spiritual Life Small Contemplative Prayer Groups
• Individual Spiritual Direction and/or Pastoral Counseling (by appointment)
• Prayer Warriors Weekly Prayer Meetings (Tuesday’s 11:30)
• Wednesday: Eat Raw Fruits, Nuts, Seeds, Vegetables and Prayer Group
• Sunday Altar Intercessory Prayer
• ATBC Prayer and Fasting Group
• Weekly Bible Study (Pastor’s Thursday noon & 7pm, Youth, Young Adult and Teleconference for all)
• Weekly Sunday School (10:15)
• Annual Spirituality and Hermeneutics Forums
• Annual Men’s and Spiritual Life Retreats
• Weekly Body & Spirit Health Wellness Class
• Read Spiritual and Devotional material from the Allen Temple Library
• Anytime use of Prayer Room (FLC #D103) for Sacred Time with Christ
• …and more!
Come on over to the Temple to develop, strengthen, and enhance your relationship with God, the Creator, Son and Holy Spirit! It is when we are spiritually healthy that we can be the most effective disciples for Jesus Christ and agents of peace in this world.
Spiritually,

Reverend Ineda P. Adesanya
Minister of Spiritual Life

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For more information or for individual spiritual direction/coaching sessions, contact Rev. Ineda Adesanya at (510) 544-8930 or iadesanya@allen-temple.org 

 

Deep-Spirited Friends II

March 26, 2017

Dear Allen Temple Family and Friends,

In whom do you find a deep-spirited friend? For whom are you a deep-spirited friend? What is a deep-spirited friend? In these very troubling times, it is important to know where your safe harbors are located. A deep-spirited friend can be a safe spiritual harbor; one who listens with an open heart, prays with and for you, and acts justly with mercy on your behalf. Meditate with me on this Word found in Philippians 2:1-4 and Micah 6:8 (The Message).

 

If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care—then do me a favor: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

 

Jesus was and is a deep-spiritual friend to whomever accepts him. Yet, as his earthly journey took him closer and closer to the cross, he found fewer and fewer safe spiritual harbors amongst those who would call themselves a friend. Let each of us, this week, commit to being a safe spiritual harbor for another. Go forward humbly in hope, faith, courage and confidence.

Food for the journey,

 

Reverend Ineda P. Adesanya

Minister of Spiritual Life