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Word from Above Ministry, Albany, Georgia

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Address: 1617 E. Broad Ave
Albany, Georgia  31705  
United States
Fax: 678-620-1698
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 100
Number of People Being Served: 45
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Mission Statement


WFAM is a catalyst in the spiritual, social and economic revitalization of Albany's citizens. We inspire hope by: Building family: Reconciling generations and restoring God's purpose for family; Transforming community: Taking responsibility and serving those around us; Reconciling cultures: Encouraging cultural understanding and mutual respect; Impacting nations: Academically equipping individuals to impact the world, encouraging the development of a biblical worldview. We are a church that: teaches the Word of God with simplicity. renews minds and transforms lives. believes in family wholeness and restoration. will actively impact our community. will ultimately impact the nation and world. emphasizes the power of prayer. offers deliverance. ministers to the poor. ministers to the children and youth.

Description


Welcome to a place to… Believe New member classes and corporate prayer are held at 10 a.m. on Sundays. The purpose is to introduce potential members to the vision and beliefs of WFAM. Participants establish and deepen relationships which promote spiritual growth and maturity. Belong Members are encouraged to attend monthly programs which provide opportunities to discover the truths of God’s Word in small group settings which encourage practical application in every area of life. We strive to give the economically disadvantaged and at-risk children and youth a safe place to grow. Further information regarding personal growth conferences, retreats and youth activities will be provided upon request. Become Believers are commissioned to reach out into the community with the love of Jesus Christ. Opportunities to serve are provided through mentoring programs, adopting schools, nursing homes and hosting neighborhood social events. WFAM was founded June of 2008 by Pastor Emmanuel and Althea Penn of Stone Mountain, GA. Please see their biographial sketches below. Prayerline available Wednesdays 7 – 8 a.m. Hour of Power! My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. Psalms 5:3 Please feel free to call in and agree with us in prayer. If you have a request or need, please feel free call and share it briefly. Dial: (605) 477-3000 When prompted enter the access code followed by the # sign: 960125# Long distance charges may apply. Once connected everyone can speak and be heard. Recorded prayer hours may be heard by dialing (605) 477-3099 and entering the access code 960125#. Online Bible Study Please visit our website at www.penntraining.com/wordfromaboveministry/ …a place to believe…belong…and become the spiritual champion you are destined to be! Pastor Emmanuel Michael Penn is the senior pastor of Word from Above Ministry and he specializes in compassionate counseling, sensitivity to the needs of those seeking a deeper relationship with Christ and true nurturing of the lambs of God. He has earned the Family Development Credential issued by Cornell University. He strives to strengthen believers, because strong individuals make strong families, strong families make strong churches and strong churches make strong communities. His faith in the power of the Word of God to transform believers into spiritual champions is evident by his teaching and leadership style. The ministry is established upon four pillars: Individual salvation; Family Reconciliation; Church Activation; and Community Restoration. Through these pillars he equips believers to live a life of victory and gain a global insight to their Divine destiny. He has completed prophetic prayer counseling and Biblical Foundation Counseling training in addition to serving as a church leader (Altar Ministry, Cell Group and Youth Ministry) for the past two decades at Christ Fellowship Atlanta and Victory World Church of Norcross. Pastor Mike has also served as a mentor, coach and athletic director specializing in Family Ministry. He is the founder of Molding Mighty Men organization, which disciples young men through athletics. His ministry teaches biblical principles for life through the fundamentals of athletics. He is passionate about mentoring young men in athletics and their Christian walk, teaching concepts such as team sport strategy, fundamentals, and teamwork; the development of Christian character and self-discipline that will carry over into every area of life. Minister Althea Penn is married to her best friend and high school sweetheart. They are the parents of two beautiful daughters who are certified educators. You can usually find her curled up with a book and her grandson Michael. She was licensed by Zion Missionary Full Gospel Church in the early nineties and has been about the Father’s business every since. She has over twenty years of experience in Christian education and discipleship serving as a Bible teacher, Children’s Ministry pastor, and Christian school principal. She and Pastor Mike have served as cell group, men’s and women’s ministry leaders throughout that time. Althea has earned a Masters degree in Christian Education Administration, certification as a Prophetic Prayer Counselor by both Elijah House and RTF Ministries, in addition to being a certified Early Childhood Educator and possessing the National Administrator Credential. She has completed training through the Biblical Counseling Foundation as well. Althea serves as a featured conference speaker and professional development facilitator for The Georgia Preschool Association, the National Black Child Development Institute, Kid’s Advocacy Coalition, Quality Care for Children, The Association of Christian Schools International and many other organizations. As an educational consultant she has trained hundreds of Administrators of preschools and provided guidance in the accreditation and licensing process. This well-rounded background equips her to empower and inspire others to reach their full potential in Christ.

Welcome to a place to… Believe New member classes and corporate prayer are held at 10 a.m. on Sundays. The purpose is to introduce potential members to the vision and beliefs of WFAM. Participants establish and deepen relationships which promote spiritual growth and maturity. Belong Members are encouraged to attend monthly programs which provide opportunities to discover the truths of God’s Word in small group settings which encourage practical application in every area of life. We strive to give the economically disadvantaged and at-risk children and youth a safe place to grow. Further information regarding personal growth conferences, retreats and youth activities will be provided upon request. Become Believers are commissioned to reach out into the community with the love of Jesus Christ. Opportunities to serve are provided through mentoring programs, adopting schools, nursing homes and hosting neighborhood social events. WFAM was founded June of 2008 by Pastor Emmanuel and Althea Penn of Stone Mountain, GA. Please see their biographial sketches below. Prayerline available Wednesdays 7 – 8 a.m. Hour of Power! My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. Psalms 5:3 Please feel free to call in and agree with us in prayer. If you have a request or need, please feel free call and share it briefly. Dial: (605) 477-3000 When prompted enter the access code followed by the # sign: 960125# Long distance charges may apply. Once connected everyone can speak and be heard. Recorded prayer hours may be heard by dialing (605) 477-3099 and entering the access code 960125#. Online Bible Study Please visit our website at www.penntraining.com/wordfromaboveministry/ …a place to believe…belong…and become the spiritual champion you are destined to be! Pastor Emmanuel Michael Penn is the senior pastor of Word from Above Ministry and he specializes in compassionate counseling, sensitivity to the needs of those seeking a deeper relationship with Christ and true nurturing of the lambs of God. He has earned the Family Development Credential issued by Cornell University. He strives to strengthen believers, because strong individuals make strong families, strong families make strong churches and strong churches make strong communities. His faith in the power of the Word of God to transform believers into spiritual champions is evident by his teaching and leadership style. The ministry is established upon four pillars: Individual salvation; Family Reconciliation; Church Activation; and Community Restoration. Through these pillars he equips believers to live a life of victory and gain a global insight to their Divine destiny. He has completed prophetic prayer counseling and Biblical Foundation Counseling training in addition to serving as a church leader (Altar Ministry, Cell Group and Youth Ministry) for the past two decades at Christ Fellowship Atlanta and Victory World Church of Norcross. Pastor Mike has also served as a mentor, coach and athletic director specializing in Family Ministry. He is the founder of Molding Mighty Men organization, which disciples young men through athletics. His ministry teaches biblical principles for life through the fundamentals of athletics. He is passionate about mentoring young men in athletics and their Christian walk, teaching concepts such as team sport strategy, fundamentals, and teamwork; the development of Christian character and self-discipline that will carry over into every area of life. Minister Althea Penn is married to her best friend and high school sweetheart. They are the parents of two beautiful daughters who are certified educators. You can usually find her curled up with a book and her grandson Michael. She was licensed by Zion Missionary Full Gospel Church in the early nineties and has been about the Father’s business every since. She has over twenty years of experience in Christian education and discipleship serving as a Bible teacher, Children’s Ministry pastor, and Christian school principal. She and Pastor Mike have served as cell group, men’s and women’s ministry leaders throughout that time. Althea has earned a Masters degree in Christian Education Administration, certification as a Prophetic Prayer Counselor by both Elijah House and RTF Ministries, in addition to being a certified Early Childhood Educator and possessing the National Administrator Credential. She has completed training through the Biblical Counseling Foundation as well. Althea serves as a featured conference speaker and professional development facilitator for The Georgia Preschool Association, the National Black Child Development Institute, Kid’s Advocacy Coalition, Quality Care for Children, The Association of Christian Schools International and many other organizations. As an educational consultant she has trained hundreds of Administrators of preschools and provided guidance in the accreditation and licensing process. This well-rounded background equips her to empower and inspire others to reach their full potential in Christ.

Mission Statement: WFAM is a catalyst in the spiritual, social and economic revitalization of Albany's citizens. We inspire hope by: Building family: Reconciling generations and restoring God's purpose for family; Transforming community: Taking responsibility and serving those around us; Reconciling cultures: Encouraging cultural understanding and mutual respect; Impacting nations: Academically equipping individuals to impact the world, encouraging the development of a biblical worldview. We are a church that: teaches the Word of God with simplicity. renews minds and transforms lives. believes in family wholeness and restoration. will actively impact our community. will ultimately impact the nation and world. emphasizes the power of prayer. offers deliverance. ministers to the poor. ministers to the children and youth.

Organizational Statement of Faith


Statement of Faith The Scriptures...We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant (New Testament), we accept as our infallible guide in all matters of life and doctrine. (2 Timothy 3:16; I Thessalonians 2:13; II Peter 1:21) The Trinity...We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit being coequal. (I John 5:4-8; Philippians 2:6) God the Father is the sender of the Word. (John 16:28; John 1:14) The Son is the Word made flesh and has existed with the Father from the beginning. (John 1:1; John 1:18; John 1:14) The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal. (John 15:26) Man, his fall and redemption...We believe in salvation is the gift of God to man, which we receive by faith in Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:8) Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam's fall, sin came into the world. "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God". Jesus Christ, came in the form of man and gave His life to restore us back to God, undoing the work of the Devil. (Romans 5:14; Romans 3:10 & 21-30; I John 3:8, Galatians 4:4-7). Eternal life and the new birth...We believe in man's first step toward salvation is godly sorrow through repentance. The new birth is necessary for all men, and when experienced produces eternal life. (II Corinthians 7:10, I John 5:12; John 3:3-5; Romans 10:9-10) Hell and eternal retribution...We believe in the one who dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the Lake of Fire and, therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. The Lake of Fire is literal, the terms "eternal" and "everlasting", used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the Lake of Fire, carry the same meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of the saints in the presence of God. (Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 20:15) Water baptism...We believe in the baptism in water by immersion as a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian's identification with Christ, His death, burial, and resurrection. (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4, Colossians 2:12; Acts 8:36-39) Baptism in the Holy Spirit...We believe in the promise of the baptism in the Holy Spirit as a commensurate experience is available to all believers with the evidence of speaking in other tongues as well as the demonstration of spiritual power in daily life. (Acts 2:4;Acts 10:44-46; Acts 19:6; Acts 1:8; Mathew 3:11) Sanctification...We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, beginning at the time of salvation, and continuing until the consummation of Christ's return. The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. (Hebrews 12:14; I Thessalonians 5:23; II Peter 3:18; II Corinthians 3:18; Philippians 3:12-14; I Corinthians 1:30) Divine healing...We believe in healing for the physical ills of the human body, mind and spirit, and it is available to us by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and/or by the laying on of hands. Jesus Christ made this available to all believers at Calvary. (Mark 16:18; James 5:14-16; I Peter 2:24; Matthew 8:17; Isaiah 53:4-5) Resurrection of the just and the return of our Lord...We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (John 5:24, 28, 29) The angels said to Jesus' disciples, "This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven." When He comes, "...the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air..." (Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:16-17) Following the Tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of kings, and Lord of lords, and together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests, He shall reign a thousand years. (Revelation 20:6) The church…We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, and seek community together, to become more and more in every way like Christ who is the head of His body, the church. (Ephesians 4:16, Hebrews 10:25)


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Non-denominational


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Program Type:


Spiritual Development Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


Yes