“and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Acts 1:8 (NIV)
At TWC, we are committed to making a life-long difference in the world in which we live. Understanding that we have a responsibility to leave a legacy for the next generation, we intentionally focus our efforts on three critical areas: Education (E), Life-Change (LC) and Economic Empowerment (EE). Here’s how we reach those in our city, state, nation, and world.
1. “In Jerusalem” – Our City
“Real religion, the kind that passes muster before God the Father, is this: Reach out to the homeless and loveless in their plight…”
James 1:27 (MSG)
Jesus gave His Church a mandate to reach the world around them in three strategic ways. The purpose of our Vision Initiative and Offerings is to fulfill this mandate, impact the lives of people in radical ways and leave a lasting legacy of God’s love.
In addition to the three strategic ways Jesus tells us to fulfill His mandate, TWC is doing this work in three critical areas: Education (E), Life Change (LC), Economic Empowerment (EE)
Einstein’s Playground (E)
Einstein’s Playground is a Child Development Center that focuses on educating children from the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years old (Nursery to Pre-K). For more info visit: http://www.einsteins-playground.org/
CDF Freedom Schools (E)
Freedom Schools build strong, literate, and empowered children prepared to make a difference in themselves, their families, communities, nation, and world today. By providing summer enrichment for children who might otherwise not have access to books, Freedom Schools help curb summer learning loss and close achievement gaps. For more info visit: https://theworshipcentercc.org/index.php/freedom-school/
Maranathan Academy (E)
Combining required academic courses necessary for the attainment of a high school diploma, with the instilment of lessons on faith, self-esteem, and personal responsibility, the Maranathan Family Learning Center & Academy’s Jr. /Sr. High School and Adult Diploma Completion courses of study provide a life changing experience for at-risk youth and adults. For more information, visit http://www.maranathanflca.org/.
Children’s Village (LC)
Children’s Village, Inc. provides a home that allows children to grow and develop in all areas of their lives. They provide a “family unit” for children that have been orphaned, abused, neglected or have broken family relationships. For more information, visit http://www.childrensvillagebham.com/.
The Lovelady Center (LC)
The Lovelady Center provides a home, food, clothing, counseling, spiritual healing, life & self-help classes, medical care, child care, church, GED tutoring, college classes, school for K-8, substance abuse programs, job training, transportation, HOPE & LOVE to over 400 women and more than 100 children on a daily basis. For more information, visit https://www.loveladycenter.org/portal/home.
HUB (CDC) (LC)
The HUB CDC was created to offer worthwhile opportunities for advancement, achievement and success for people of all ages, color, nationalities and creeds.
Operation Help & Hope (LC)
Annually, The Worship Center & The H.U.B. CDC host Operation Help and Hope in Birmingham & Anniston, AL. This outreach initiative mobilizes to serve the homeless and other individuals who are in need. Blood pressure screenings, HIV testing, flu shots, legal services, dental care, job placement, housing, as well as prayer and other services are offered.
Financial Summit (EE)
The Financial Summit is a unique one-day training intensive that reaches hundreds of individuals, from families learning to budget, to entrepreneurs tasked to manage millions. The goal is to help individuals transform finances, learn best money management practices, offer tools for home ownership or credit repair as well as explore investment opportunities.
Restoration Food Pantry (LC)
Restoration Food Pantry is a program created to serve the Bessemer Community and surrounding areas in order to address the issue of low food security in Alabama.
2. “In Judea and Samaria” – Our State & Nation
“Whatever a person is like, I try to find common ground with him so that he will let me tell him about Christ and let Christ save him” 1 Corinthians 9:22 (LB)
TWC Church Campuses (LC)
We believe that Jesus and His church is the hope for the world. This is why our goal is to open more TWC campuses across our great state and country and to make a difference in those surrounding communities.
The Association of Related Churches (ARC) is a church planting organization in which we participate. ARC trains and coaches new church leaders and launches hundreds of new church plants across America each year. For more information, visit https://www.arcchurches.com/
UNCF, the United Negro College Fund, also known as the United Fund, is an American philanthropic organization that funds scholarships for black students and general scholarship funds for 37 private historically black colleges and universities.
“Jesus said to His followers, ‘Go everywhere in the world, and tell the Good News to everyone’” Mark 16:15 (NCV)
Macedonia International Bible Fellowship (MIBF) is a global family of pastors and churches in the US, Africa, England and Israel. MIBF resources churches and creates healthy leaders. For more information, visit www.mibf.org
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