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Our prayer is that you would be blessed and strengthened by the power of Jesus Christ and that you will live a life of abundance in fellowship, joy and liberty. Mt. Zura is here for you. It is not a church. It is a fellowship of believers coming together to declare the glory of the Lord and celebrate Jesus as King. We study the Word, practice what we learn and in the process grow together. May God richly bless you!

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Our Purpose

To build an authentic community of faith through evangelism, education, and empowerment to the glory of God.

 

Our Motto

“We’re going all the way with the Lord”

 

What We Believe:

THE SCRIPTURES | We believe the Scriptures are Inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.

GOD | We believe there is only One True God-revealed in three persons…Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).

JESUS CHRIST | We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God’s son Jesus was both human and divine.

FALL OF MAN | We believe though originally good, man willingly fell to sin-ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.

SALVATION | We believe every person can have restored fellowship with God through ‘salvation’ (accepting Christ’s offer of forgiveness for sin).

BAPTISM AND COMMUNION | We believe and practice two ordinances-(1) water baptism by immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving Christ’s gift of salvation, and (2) Holy communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation.

HOLY SPIRIT | The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right.

THE HOLY SPIRIT’S GIFTS | We believe that every Christian can be filled with the Holy Spirit and endowed with special gifts that help both minister to the Body of Christ and the lost. (These gifts are found in both Romans 12, and 1 Corinthians 12.)

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FAQ

Please check out these Frequently Asked Questions about Mt. Zura Full Gospel Baptist Church.

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What’s Happening?

 

Help us raise the BAR!  Take a look at the announcements for the week of October 12, 2014 for more information about what’s happening at Mt. Zura. Remember to like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter and Instagram for up-to -the -minute information. 

Announcements 

It’s “Give Back” month at Mt. Zura! Giving is an essential part of the Believer’s lifestyle. Look out for new opportunities to give to others, to show them the love of Christ throughout the month of October. Let’s grow in our giving together! (October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th)

 

  • Support our Children’s Church Team as they Give Back:
    • Children’s church is hosting a “Kid’s Karate” event on Sunday, October 19th. Instructors from Pro Martial Arts will be with us to discuss bullying and give a small karate lesson. All children are welcome; so make sure to spread the word and invite a friend! (October 5th, 12th)

 

  • Trunk-a-treat will be held on Wednesday, October 29th from 6-7, and a special children’s bible study.

 

  • Volunteers are needed to decorate their trunks for trunk-a-treat and to help with plan this outreach event. You can also assist children’s church by providing monetary donations, candy, and individually wrapped snacks.

Please contact Vamadria Johnson, or any member of the Children’s church team to volunteer your time or give your donation. (October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th)

  • It’s National Pastor’s Appreciation Month!
    • Don’t miss the opportunity toGive Back to our Pastor and his family throughout the month. Join Christians throughout the United States as they honor the men and women of God who labor among them. Mt. Z, let’s show our Pastor that we appreciate his service and sacrifice!

 

Need ideas about how you can be a blessing? Visit pastor-appreciation.net, or connect with a ministry leader today for more information about how you can show your love and appreciation.  (October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th)

Best wishes to all Mt Zura members celebrating a birthday in October! We truly love each one of you!! (October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th)

 

Don’t forget to join us for Wednesday Night Express every Wednesday evening at 7pm. (October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th)

 

Corporate Prayer

is held every Thursday, beginning at 6am via conference call. This month, we are praying that for our families, church and community. Join us! Simply dial the NEW conference number and input the code when prompted.

 Conference number: 1-712-432-3148     Access Code: 837718

 

Remember, ministry is all about meeting needs and healing hurts so pray for the sick & shut in throughout the week and look out for ways to be a blessing. 

 

Raise the BAR

Mt. Zura continues to raise the BAR by committing to:

  • intensify our relationship with the Lord
  • improve our Worship service and Bible Study attendance
  • increase in our giving of tithe and offerings
  • invite others to join us in this challenge 

 

 

Mt. Zura is Everywhere

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and Instagram and follow us on Twitter at Mt. Zura FGBC 

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How Do I Meet People

Mt. Zura members are connected. We believe that our church is a family, and in this family, every member matters. Our group ministries are designed to help you connect to the King while discovering the joy that comes from joining others in their journey. Take a look at the many areas where you can connect.  

 

Youth Department

 The Mt. Zura Youth Department is a ministry that is committed to serving children, ages 3-11 and teens, ages 12-18.Ministry to and through children is our vision to celebrate Christ and serve one another through a comprehensible, spiritual, educational, and social manner. We are dedicated to creating and maintaining a fun, interactive, and engaging Bible-based experience for each child that has the opportunity to participate in our ministry.For more information about our Youth Ministry, please contact Vamadria Johnson at vjohnson@mtzurafgbc.org

 

B.O.L.D

Romans 1:16 – For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.

 B.O.L.D is a ministry which seeks to connect college-aged individuals with the Body of Christ. This ministry strives to connect you with ministries within the sanctuary to allow you the opportunity to use your gifts and talents for the expansion of The Word. The vision of B.O.L.D is to connect you with mature believers in the faith, help you grow in the faith, help assist you in standing boldly on the Word of God, being unmoved when calamity comes your way. Our mission is to provide a safe haven of love, kindness, respect, discipleship and fellowship.

 

Spirit of Sisterhood (SOS)

The Spirit of Sisterhood is Mt. Zura’s ministry to the women of our church and local area. Whether through intimate gatherings that focus on spiritual development or community-wide events that emphasize health and empowerment, SOS is always doing something new! For more information about the Spirit of Sisterhood, contact Candice Beasley @  cbeasley@mtzurafgbc.org

 

Men of Standard (MOS)

The Men of Standard serve the men of Mt. Zura and local community. MOS believes in the unity and empowerment of men of all ages and stages. Its goal is to support the development of every man so the he discovers his potential and uses his strength to encourage others. For more information about the Men of Standard, contact Brian Word at brianword@mtzurafgbc.org

 

Marriage Ministry

The Marriage Ministry team serves and supports the married couples within the church and community.  For more information about the Marriage Ministry, contact Ernest & Lashundra Hale at marriageministry@mtzurafgbc.org

 

 

Getting Involved at Mt. Zura

Mt. Zura is a church that, if you wanted to, you could slip in and slip out each weekend, and not be noticed. But we believe Jesus intended more for us as His church.

We know what God is doing here is special, and we want you to have a part in that. We want you to connect with the people you go to church with and build relationships and community.

At Mt. Zura, we don't stress partnership. We emphasize membership through participation. And there are several ways to join in with what we're doing here.

Trust in The Lord

Posted on May 19, 2010 in Devotions

It's simple. It's short. Yet it's incredibly powerful. Proverbs 3:5-6 is one of the most familiar passages in the Bible–with good reason. It sets forth a life-changing truth that is worthy of our attention. Spend three minutes reading this article, and see if you agree.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Let's break down this life-changing truth to make sure we understand it.

Trust in the Lord.

It starts with trust. Any real relationship has to start with some level of trust. It's the only way a friendship will endure. It's the only way a marriage will work out. It's the simple reason why an employer hires workers, or why the workers stay employed. It's all about trust. Trust in the Lord, however, takes on an entirely new dimension. This is our trust in an eternal, all-powerful, all-wise, all-loving God. He is worthy of our trust. The trust is important, not just because of who God is, but because of the way in which we must trust him: with all your heart. It involves every fiber of your being. That's the kind of trust we can have in God–a complete, unshakable, deep, abiding trust.

If you are a Christian, you trusted God for salvation. You can trust Him with the rest of your life, too–every detail.

Read part 2, Don't Lean On Your Understanding

Do Not Lean on Your Own Understanding

Read part 1 first, Trust In The Lord.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Don't Lean on Your Understanding

The verse involves a positive–something you must do. But it also involves a negative–something you must not do. Don't lean on your own understanding. Basically, the verse is telling us that we ought not to be self-reliant. We cannot pursue a course of action, a financial decision, a business move, a relationship, or an educational choice, simply based on our own understanding. It must be founded in our trust in God.

Self-reliance is such a deceptive trap. We begin to pride ourselves in something–our savvy, our looks, our intellect, our spirituality, our family, whatever. And when we do, it takes away our trust in the Lord. It has become trust in self. The result is a dangerous compromise that will lead to destruction.

Instead, Acknowledge God. In Everything.

The antidote to this self-reliance is found in the first command of the verse. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.” Which is developed in the next verse: “In all your ways acknowledge him.” The word “acknowledge” isn't merely a polite tip of the hat to the Man Upstairs, or a few words of grace over your meal, or even perfunctory attendance at church to let Him know we're still cool with what He's doing. It's way more. It's allowing Him access, control, command, and involvement in all your ways.

What's the result of this? Will God ruin your life? Will he be a Sovereign Killjoy? Will He rob you of fun? The verse ends on a promise. What is it?

He will make your paths straight.

The promise is put in the form of a metaphor. What does it mean to have straight paths? Several things. First, paths lead toward an end–a destination, a goal. Thus, trusting God wholeheartedly in every area of life gives your life a sense of purpose and priority. Second, it indicates that there will be a clear understanding of where you are going and what you are doing. It makes daily decision-making an easier and less painful task. You realize you are trusting Him. He, in turn, is making your paths straight. Thus, the way ahead is more apparent. Third, “straight paths” suggests moral purity. It suggests a life that has less of sinful compromise and more of wholesome attitudes, actions, and behavior.

That's the kind of life that God promises. It's the kind of life that you can have. It begins with trust. It involves acknowledging God in every way.

It's simple. It's short. Yet it's incredibly powerful. Proverbs 3:5-6 is one of the most familiar passages in the Bible–with good reason. It sets forth a life-changing truth that is worthy of our attention. Spend three minutes reading this article, and see if you agree.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Let's break down this life-changing truth to make sure we understand it.

 

Trust in the Lord.

It starts with trust. Any real relationship has to start with some level of trust. It's the only way a friendship will endure. It's the only way a marriage will work out. It's the simple reason why an employer hires workers, or why the workers stay employed. It's all about trust. Trust in the Lord, however, takes on an entirely new dimension. This is our trust in an eternal, all-powerful, all-wise, all-loving God. He is worthy of our trust. The trust is important, not just because of who God is, but because of the way in which we must trust him: with all your heart. It involves every fiber of your being. That's the kind of trust we can have in God–a complete, unshakable, deep, abiding trust.

If you are a Christian, you trusted God for salvation. You can trust Him with the rest of your life, too–every detail.

 

Read part 2, Don’t Lean On Your Understanding

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Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday from 10am to 3pm.

Church Location & Address: 25225 NW 2nd Avenue, Newberry, Fl. 32669 (map)

Telephone: 352-472-4056

Email: info@mtzurafgbc.org

If the case of death or emergency please contact one of our ministers.

 

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