Ourselves and our Communities
"A Bible Study to Effect Change"
Edited by Ellen DeVeau
We offer special gratitude to our Lord, for His inspiration, direction and strength to write this study.
We offer additional thanks to George Otis, Jr., Mareth Warren, Jeff & Holly Hastings and everyone at the Sentinel Group for their pioneering work in spiritual mapping and community transformation.
In addition we give thanks to the many friends and ministries which have prayed and supported us during this endeavor.
This study manual would not have been possible, if not for the inspiration received through the Transformations Documentary Video by George Otis, Jr. & The Sentinel Group. Because of the testimonies, depicted on the video, of the many dear saints who shared what God had done in their communities, we were encouraged that community transformation is possible in our area too.
As we approached the local churches, we found many that, like ourselves, wanted community transformation yet lacked the necessary knowledge to initiate the process.
Like King Solomon, we gave our hearts to seek and search out wisdom. (See Ecclesiastes 1:13a) We sought the Lord, scoured countless books and received hands-on experience in the disciplines of prayer, spiritual mapping and praise & worship. We then developed this study to equip those desiring this same knowledge. It was written to be an impetus for further study and exploration on the part of a serious disciple of Jesus Christ. In addition, the serious student should go beyond this study and seek God for additional knowledge and direction about transformation within their own community and themselves.
The study is divided into three disciplines; Prayer, Spiritual Mapping and Praise & Worship. Throughout the study, you will be instructed to read certain scripture references. The amount of knowledge you glean from this study will be directly proportionate to the amount of diligent work you put into it. "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15 KJV)
Our prayers and support are with you as you pursue your steadfast search towards God's purpose for your life. For prayer and additional information, please contact us at Isaiah 54 Ministries, P.O. Box 629, Middle Island, NY 11953.
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