PURPOSE Atlanta Ministry Concepts is a religious nonprofit organization. While AMC has been involved with local and international ministries, it is apparent there is a tremendous need for providing Spiritual Direction for 1. Ministers and their families 2. Local churches, ministries and their family base The original purpose of Atlanta Ministry Concepts from its inception has been to fulfill the mandate Christ spoke of in Luke 4:18, 19:
“The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor;He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind,To set at liberty those who are oppressed;19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.” (NKJV)
The Message version expresses the same passage in this fashion:
“God’s Spirit is on me; he’s chosen me to preach the Message of good news to the poor, Sent me to announce pardon to prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind To set the burdened and battered free, to announce, “This is God’s year to act!”
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SCRIPTURAL SOLUTIONS FOR CHURCH and MINISTERIAL ISSUES The Apostle Paul in his letter to the Christians in Corinth instructs the church to handle personality issues and difficulties within the body (church), not in the world legal system, when possible. The Message conveys 1 Corinthians 6:1-8 in this manner: 1-4 And how dare you take each other to court! When you think you have been wronged, does it make any sense to go before a court that knows nothing of God’s ways instead of a family of Christians? The day is coming when the world is going to stand before a jury made up of followers of Jesus. If someday you are going to rule on the world’s fate, wouldn’t it be a good idea to practice on some of these smaller cases? Why, we’re even going to judge angels! So why not these everyday affairs? As these disagreements and wrongs surface, why would you ever entrust them to the judgment of people you don’t trust in any other way?
5-6 I say this as bluntly as I can to wake you up to the stupidity of what you’re doing. Is it possible that there isn’t one levelheaded person among you who can make fair decisions when disagreements and disputes come up? I don’t believe it. And here you are taking each other to court before people who don’t even believe in God! How can they render justice if they don’t believe in the God of justice? 7-8These court cases are an ugly blot on your community. Wouldn’t it be far better to just take it, to let yourselves be wronged and forget it? All you’re doing is providing fuel for more wrong, more injustice, bringing more hurt to the people of your own spiritual family.
AMC encourages every ministry to have legal counsel, adhere to the laws of the land and abide by court rulings; however, most issues can be serviced and resolved within the ministry with the assistance of unbiased mediators.
REFERRALS AND ADDITIONAL SUPPORT RESOURCES In cases where medical attention is needed or professional therapy is required Atlanta Ministry Concepts does and will encourage Bible-based counselors and direct all to consult with their family physicians about the possibility of physiological problems.