FULFILLING HIS DREAM

Ephesians 4:4-6 -- There is one body and one Spirit, and God called you to have one hope. There is one Lord, one faith, and one baptism. There is one God and Father of everything. He rules everything and is everywhere and is in everything. 

DEVELOPMENT. Increasing in the wisdom and knowledge of the things of God

RELATIONSHIP. Recognizing the importance of building new friendships and strengthening old ones

ENCOURAGEMENT. Meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of our fellow “Philadelphia Folks” and being a blessing to someone inside the church in some way every day.

AUTHENTICITY. Worshipping and praising God “with all we got” just because He is, and not because of what He does

MISSION. Accomplishing the purpose for which God created and gifted us by being a blessing to someone outside the church in some way every day so that we can share with them by word or by action the Gospel

To see what kinds of ministry opportunities Philadelphia Wesleyan Church provides to help us Fulfill His Dream, please see the Fulfilling His Dream page of this website.

A Note From Pastor Tim

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So much is happening at Philadelphia Wesleyan. We hope you can make it by to check it out for yourself. 
HAPPY 2017! I hope you are already experiencing an awesome New Year. I know we are at "Sawgrass".

We are about to embark on a journey through the "Season of Sawgrass" (more about that at a later date) in 2017. What God has done, and is doing pales in comparison to what He is about to do. Did you know that our congregation has already read over 15 books since the challenge to read 50 by May 31 was issued in early November! WOW! That is amazing! Plus we have made dozens of contacts with each other, and a little over a 100 contacts in the community too!!

Right now we are looking at the question of Why Isn't My Givin' Workin'This is not a series about "you must give more". Instead, it is a series about why we may not always see the results we expect when we do give. And to share just a taste, it is because there are 4 types of giving discussed in the Bible, each with its own reason or motivation, and each with its own promised response from God. Often we do not see the results we expect from our giving because God is responding to us one way, when we are expecting something else. Last week we saw that Tithing is Motivated by Obedience and the blessing promised by God for our obedience. This coming week we will look at a misunderstood type of giving, First Fruits.

SAVE THE DATE of February 5. This will be a special service to "officially" kick off 2017. THe Lord laid a "theme" on my heart fro the New Year back around Thanksgiving that I will be sharing that Sunday.    

After that we will take a prolonged look at the Blessing of the Lord.

We are entering a season where we get to do things because He is giving us the opportunity to, not because we have no other choice. So as we dream about the near future of Philadelphia, keep in mind that what God is already doing in, around, through, and at Philadelphia is just the “tip of the iceberg” for what He wants to do. We look forward to seeing you at any of our Worship Services and Bible Studies, or any of the events listed below.

UPCOMING EVENTS @ PHILADELPHIA

Community Women's Bible Study, Tuesday, January 10 @ 7pmWe are studying Prayer, based on the book Fervent by Priscilla Shirer from the movie War Room. 

Bible Study with RC Mathis on Wednesday, January 11 @ 7pm. We are studying 1 Corinthians chapter 4. 

Prayer Meeting on Saturday, January 14 @ 7pm. One of the goals for 2017, in addition to the 50 books read, the 2,000 touches of our congregations, and the 1,270 touches of our community mentioned above, was for each of our members and regular attendees to try to attend our Prayer Meeting at least once-per-month. So we hope to see you this Saturday. 

Worship with us on Sunday, January 15 @ 9:45am for Sunday School and 11:00am for Worship. 

SAVE THE DATE: Join us on Sunday, February 5 for a Special Worship service. God has placed a "theme" on my heart for 2017 and I will share it that Sunday morning. 

Remember, if I have your email address, I will send this to you by email. Drop me a note at PastorTim@PhiladelphiaWesleyan.org and I will put you on the email list.

Thanks and many blessings,
Pastor Tim

We are located at 1139 Sawgrass Rd in Hortense                                                                                                                                              Pre-service Fellowship: Sunday Mornings from 9:15 - 9:45 am

Just off Hwy 301 and Hwy 32. Just follow the signs.                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sunday School: 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship: 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship: 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night: 7:00 pm
Saturday Night Prayer Meeting: 6pm