Contact: Rev. Ineda Adesanya
Minister of Spiritual Life
Meetings Day/time: Varies
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.
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.
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.
Reverend Ineda P. Adesanya
Minister of Spiritual Life
For more information or for individual spiritual direction/coaching sessions, contact Rev. Ineda Adesanya at (510) 544-8930 or firstname.lastname@example.org
December 10, 2017
Dear Allen Temple Family and Friends,
The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of humans, but of God. And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a parent’s only child, full of grace and truth. – John 1:9-14
As we commemorate the coming of Christ into the world in this season of Advent, exert your power as a child of God. Wear your full armor daily; truth, righteousness, peace, faith, salvation, and the sword of the Holy Spirit. Remember that the true struggle is not against flesh and blood. Be equipped with the light of Jesus Christ to stand your ground against the darkness of this world, and let us be ready for his return.
Rev. Ineda P. Adesanya