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Minister Seamore Called to The Ministry
Minister Seamore, Accepting His Calling to The Ministry And the Opening Of His Youth At Risk Outreach Center;
By: Diane Gottlieb
My calling was John 21:15-17, and it occurred about 3:00 a.m. ... Jesus asks Peter three times did he love him. Then he tells Peter to feed His sheep.
Like Peter, I was asked these same questions and made all kind of excuses, but the Holy Spirit said to me “My grace is sufficient”. Therefore, I answered:
Minister Seamore, Accepting His Calling to The Ministry And the Opening Of His Kids At Risk Outreach Center;
When: Nov. 30, 2008,
Where: First Family Worship Center-
5758 West Fillmore Chicago, Illinois 60624
Time: 6:00 pm
God, I believe, calls each and every Christian says The Minister Seamore. There must be a defining moment, for every believer in Christ, in which he/she says, “Yes” to God through Christ and “No” to sin and self. Thus, my sense of what it means to be called is linked to my Christology and Soteriology, and is intricately wrapped up in my sense of what/who the church should be. Salvation is the beginning of one’s call, Call to what? To a life of devotion and service to God:
Imagine a suspension bridge as a metaphor for my understanding of Christian call. The supporting pillars are the Great Commandment:
"Some want to live within the sound of church or chapel bell; but I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell.” Says the Minister.
Gang life is dominant on the West side of Chicago. Many of our Youth, anywhere from 10-24, are lured into gangs every day. Unemployment rates, poor education, and broken families, have left Our Youth searching for order and a place of belonging. Many of these youth find order and belonging in the gangs, setting in motions, a life of crime and violence. In exchange for order, money, clothes, food, drugs, and father-like figures, the youth give their allegiance to the gangs. The boys most vulnerable to gang life are often unemployed, poorly educated, already involved in criminal and violent activities, or already labeled by the community as a likely candidate for gang life. We'll call these candidates' high-risk youth. It is estimated that there are 120000 gang members in and around Chicago, of which the majority are young (from about 11 years old) and male.
I am proud to have dedicated my Life to serving at risk kids:
My outreach programs give deprived youth the opportunity to transform their lives and dare to dream beyond their present circumstances. His outreach provides life skill’s training, recreation and cultural activities coupled with academic advocacy that includes college/career development through the Educational Mentoring Program (EMP), a conflict resolution program that targets and enrolls 250 high-risk students, ages 10-19, and their families in a case-managed program that inspires them to realize their full potential as productive, accountable and educated concerned citizens.
Isaiah 61-1) "The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
Because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, To release the oppressed, 2) to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." 3)"They will rebuild the ancient ruins
And restore the places long devastated; They will renew the ruined cities
That have been devastated for generations."
Luke 4:18-19 shows us that restoration is the mission of Jesus. In the Greek, the word used for restoration is ‘Sozo’, which means; deliverance, restoration, protection, healing, making whole. In Matthew 28, Jesus calls us to continue in this ministry.
Matthew 28-20 “Go and do what I taught you to do and teach others to do the same.”
Minister Seamore’s Process A strategy, specifically targeting high-risk youth, achieved through local church mobilization. He focus on local church mobilization as we believe in what the local church has to offer and that they are best placed in communities to make a difference.
His Church is mobilized and equipped to respond to high-risk youth in the following four ways:
Prayer: this is fundamental and foundational to all that we do. This is also not foreign to the church communities.
Gateways: Identify the places where high-risk youth can be found and engaged with and to engage with them in line with the principles of walking amongst, talking to, befriending and reconciling with high-risk youth.
He’s establishing a Refuge Community: An intentional, spiritual community that is based around prayer and work, being a refuge for Minister Seamore (CHUUCH) in the early stages of his journey of restoration to God, self, others and creation. Restorative programmers:
Reconciliation – high-risk youth-fully reconciled to others through interaction. We see this is completely and fully possible only through Christ Jesus, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21: says the Minister:
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
How can the Church be Involved?
Outreach through Gateways; Minister Seamore’s Action Team (CHUUCH)
Adult member of refuge community:
Support ministries of the West Side Of CHICAGO Community, such as family support, drug counseling, restorative justice, Willingness to change.
The Future of Minister Seamore “CHUUCH”
In five years time, Minister Seamore desires to see active street-based outreach teams, the implementation of the restoration programs within the local churches, THE CHUUCH Action Team in place and the intentional community's active building of the Refuge Community:
By this time, The CHUUCH will have begun its phasing-out process, leaving this project fully in the hands of the Christian community on the West Side Of Chicago.
For More Information Please give us a call:
Phone: -773-355-7012 / 773-826-5879
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Non Profit Youth At Risk Street Ministry:
"Some want to live within the sound of church or chapel bell; but I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell.” Says the Minister Seamore:
Gang life is dominant the West Side Of Chicago-ages 10-24: