For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. (Psalm 84:11)
Another year is here; filled with promise, potential and purpose. Are you ready for all it will bring? Is your life positioned to receive and release what God has for you? 2013 will reveal the manifold wisdom of God concerning our very existence. Answers to questions are coming. Mysteries will be revealed. Opportunities are in store. Signs and wonders will take place. All of these things and more require PREPARATION – a commitment to align ourselves properly with all of the tools needed to be available at the Father’s “moment’s notice”. Prepared to say, “YES” to His will.
Consecration cannot be something that we do at the beginning of the year for a few weeks and once completed, return to our old ways and mindsets. It is not coming closer to God then once His touch is experienced; we turn around and run back to our more comfortable, familiar place of living. This year must find us with a resolve to MOVING FORWARD, BEING COMMITTED & LIVING CONSISTENT.
Download 2013 Consecration Guidelines here: 2013Consecration.pdf
Fire on the Fourth
Community Cookout and Benefit Concert
Gospel Great John P. Kee Heads Concert in Collaboration with Impact Nation Fellowship Church to Benefit Victims of April 27th Tornado.
Tuscaloosa, AL – June 19, 2011 – On Monday, July 4, 2011, Impact Nation Fellowship Church will host a gospel benefit concert featuring gospel great John P. Kee to be held at Cornerstone Full Gospel Baptist Church, located at 610 Brooksdale Drive in Tuscaloosa.
This will be John P. Kee’s second trip to Tuscaloosa in a month. “I am anticipating adopting some families and helping as many in need as I can,” stated Pastor Kee. According to Bishop L. Spenser Smith, pastor of Impact Nation Fellowship Church, Kee wanted to return to the city to help Tuscaloosa rebuild and asked him to host a benefit concert.
The concert will also feature L. Spenser Smith & Testament, The Anointed Brown Sisters, and gospel group Impact, along with other special guests. Tickets to the concert are four dollars and can be purchased at Impact Nation Fellowship Church and Cornerstone Full Gospel Baptist Church beginning Sunday, June 19th. All proceeds will benefit families affected by the April 27th tornado.
The concert will be preceded by a free community cookout to be held at the Impact Nation Fellowship Church, located at 1110 26th Avenue East in Tuscaloosa. “We want to dedicate July 4, 2011 to rebuilding our city and giving back to those who need it most. It is going to be a day of fun to help take people’s minds off of the devastation and to get them excited about rebuilding and what our city can be. We want families, businesses, and city leaders to join us in helping to heal the people of our city,” stated Bishop Smith. The Impact Nation Needs Center will also be open for families who need assistance. The festivities will begin at 10:00am and will end at 4:00pm to make way for the concert that will begin at 7:00pm.
Those who cannot come to the cookout or concert can still help by donating to the Impact Cares Emergency Fund (ICare) at http://www.impactcares.bbnow.org/. The fund was started by the Unity Impact Community Development Corporation, Impact Nation’s nonprofit, to assist those affected by the April 27th tornado. All donations received have and will continue to aid in the recovery efforts. Currently, plans are underway to sponsor families in the community affected by the storm.
Impact Nation Fellowship Church Aids in Recovery Efforts and Reaches Out to Hispanic Community After Withstanding Devastating Tornado
Tuscaloosa, AL - May 25, 2011 - On April 28th Bishop L. Spenser Smith, senior pastor of Impact Nation Fellowship Church, hesitantly crossed the train track at 26th Ave. E in Alberta City unsure of what he would find on the other side. To his relief, the church was one of few buildings in the area left virtually untouched by the tornadic activity of the day before. At that moment he knew that the Impact Nation was left standing for one reason only – to personify its name and impact the devastated Alberta community.
Bishop Smith called out to the members of the Impact Nation and they immediately answered the call and banded together to operate a recovery center equipped with food, clothing, toiletries and other resources needed by those affected by the storm. “The recovery center has been crucial in aiding the survivors of Alberta, especially the Hispanic community, which has been reluctant to seek federal assistance. “This is why we are here, to identify a need and meet it; that’s what ministry is,” explains Romel Gibson, Impact Nation Community Connections Director. In addition, the church has opened its doors to a small Hispanic congregation so they can continue their church services. “At times like this people need a sense of normalcy, hope and faith; that’s what we want to provide to this congregation and to the Alberta community,” Bishop Smith explains.
Impact Nation has also started an official donation site for the Impact Cares Emergency Fund (ICare) through its nonprofit, Unity Impact Community Development Corporation at http://www.impactcares.bbnow.org/. The donations received from all over the nation have and will continue to aid in the recovery efforts. Currently, plans are underway to sponsor families in the community affected by the storm.