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Write the vision, and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. - Habakkuk 2:2-3
WCC VOICE D
Discover Who You Were
Born To Be...
...I Know what I am doing, I have it
all planned out Plans to take care
of you, not abandon you, plans to
give you the future you hoped for.
Jeremiah 29:11 (MSG)
To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice; to another the same Spirit gives a message of special knowledge. The same Spirit
gives great faith to another, and to someone else the one Spirit gives the gift of healing. He gives one person the power to perform miracles, and an-other the ability to prophesy. He gives someone else the ability to discern whether a message is from the Spirit of God or from another spirit. Still an-other person is given the ability to speak in unknown languages, while an-
other is given the ability to interpret what is being said. It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each
person should have.
In His grace, God has given
us different gifts for doing certain things well.
So if God has given you the abil-
ity to prophesy, speak out with
as much faith as God has given
If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If
you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to en-
courage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give
generously. If God has given you leadership ability,
take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a
gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.
There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. ..God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us. A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help
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Flu Season is here!
But this year instead of gearing up
with vitamin C tablets, tissues,
and warm clothing, invest in a few
bottles of hand soap, hand sanitiz-
er and hand wipes!
Surely you wash your
hands after using the bathroom,
coughing, and sneezing, but did
you know most viruses are found
on surfaces frequented by your
hands, Such as door handles,
knobs, and switches. Be mindful
of this and make sure you always
keep sanitizer and wipes ready!
Get in the habit of teach-
ing your children good hand hy-
giene and it will make you and
them healthier this wintertime.
- Dr. Pam Simms-Mackey
What happens if you pur-chase a new computer with old software installed? Or when you have an old computer that still operates on a modem rather than Wi-Fi? You know what hap-pens. Your computer is slug-gish. It runs slow. It takes for-ever to respond to commands. Sometimes it even crashes and has to be completely rebooted in order to work. What happens to us in these situations? We be-come impatient, irritated, frus-trated and angry that we cant accomplish the goal we are try-ing to accomplish with the out-dated equipment. Sometimes we completely give up and quit. I recently shared with some of our WCC leaders that there are many of us, probably most of us, operating at the next level of our lives, but with old software. We need an up-grade! Our old software in-cludes the hurts, habits and hang
-ups that keep us bound and yoked when Christ told us, For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:30 NIV) Our old software especially includes our old way of thinking that reflects worldly thinking rather than kingdom thinking and if we dont activate what weve learned about how to be Kingdom Thinkers then we will walk in impatience, irri-tation, frustration and anger throughout our lives. We might even give up. Please know that this is not Gods will for our lives. It is not Gods best! So you might ask, Pastor, how do I download my up-grade, so that I have new software operating at my new level? Well, Im glad you asked, because the Holy Spirit has done an amazing
and The Kingdom Review. Make a commitment to review the wisdom and princi-ples taught through the 2012 sermon notes. For those ser-mons that you need to hear again, please stop by the Mag-nification Table after service and order a copy. If we are serious about our walk with Christand we should be; if we are ready to make life changes that are last-ing and not fleetingand we need to be; if we are already at or approaching our next level and need an upgrade, we must commit to this assignment. Let us not be like our old, clunky computers that take forever to respond to commands. Let us be obedient to this instruc-tion. Let us respond to Gods commands. And let us shout, Hallelujah! as we upgrade our spiritual software to state-of-the-art software that enables us to walk in our anointing as Kingdom Thinkers who are daughters and sons of the Most High God!
job in last year of downloading messages to me that I have downloaded to you that include the formula for your up-grade. It was the year of King-dom Thinking and we now have a responsibility to activate the principles of Kingdom Think-ing that God has given us so that we can be fully prepared to be good stewards of all things that will be added unto us as we Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. (Matthew 6:33) I dont normally give as-signments in the Pastors Cor-ner, but it is critically important for you not to miss the blessing of the messages from 2012. So, your assignment is to log on to www.worldconquerorschurch.org, click on His Word, and then click on 2012 Sermon Notes. You will be abundantly blessed to discover that the notes from every sermon that was preached in 2012 are avail-able for you to download and review. The Lord gave us sev-eral sermon series in 2012, in-cluding Governed by your Val-ues, Deliverance, Kingdom Thinking Dont Give Up, The Road to Re-Fresh, Kingdom Thinking Living Righteous, Kingdom Thinking Restoration, The Source: God is my Source
Enjoy the upgrade!
Pastor Daren L. Barron
Praise his name with dancing, accompanied by tambourine and harp. Psalm 149:3 (NLT)
Everyone will sign
one at one point or anoth-
er in their lifetime, but do
you know what your sign-
through your contracts
thoroughly. Make sure you
are doing further research
on terms and clauses you
do not understand, and
seek out the advice and/or
help of experts in that field
such as lawyers. Know
what you are signing and
seek legal counsel!
Involuntary rhythm, quick twitch and tip taps
Instead of tears, kicking, and mishaps
I came out of the womb dancing
And by adolescence I moved swift , jumped with
elegance and plied instead of squatting
Dance was in my veins and music composed my
The motion of my arms complimented the shift in
my toes, and through the epiphany of praise, I
danced to what Holy spirit showed
Its not a hobby, its a lifestyle
Being a lifelong student of the art is my smile
And through the constant humbling of my spirit to
Christ my craft is edified
So that the God in my heart can be epitomized
Day to Day I strive to thrust into my next level by
the discipline and steadfastness
So Prayer, Study, Worship is my schedule
But until my bones are old and weak I will dance
until my heart plays its last beat
A Young one is awakened
from his womb and given
Living day to day he grows in
his environmental slum
His conscience is awakened
by the hum of the based flow-
Through his ears like a
chainsaw slicing through his
He grows, and his essence of
passion for the love of music
does the same. He feels the
blues and is interested in an
art that soothes his mind in
the music Game
How many people do you know that can rock a suit and tie while playing the drums without breaking a
sweat? Michael McGee is a true definition of a modern day renaissance man in his prime. Through the spirit of
Christ Jesus he has received not only musical gifts that are used to worship God through rhythm, he has also been
given the gift of teaching others.
How did you first identify your gift of teaching?
Recently Ive realized a lot of the stuff I thought I knew, I really didn't understand. I noticed how I and so
many others have gotten degrees but have not learned how to learn! I decided to slow down and learn how to be a
student and gain understanding.
What do you do continually to ensure you are using your gift to edify Christ in you?
I always check my heart and evaluate my motives as Im using my gifts. There have been times Ive tried to
operate my gifts with my own strength and the results are always suspect when that happens. I work to remind
myself that the abilities I have are called gifts because they are to be given to others. As I remember that I am a
gift, and have a gift to give to the world, Christ stays built up in me because I need him to do that!
What are some things you do to help grow and manifest your gift?
I do both spiritual and natural work to develop my gift. Spiritually I seek Gods wisdom to see and under-
stand. So its important that I am at church every week to hear the sermon. Similarly, at home its important to
spend personal time with God and His word. Naturally, I do practical things to develop my gift such as study, and
educate myself about my gift. I try to connect with others who have great abilities in similar areas. Its great to be
gifted but the abilities will fade away quick! It is our responsibility to grow Gods anointing in our spirits!
What are some challenges youve had while trying to manifest your gift?
Humbling myself! Ive realized that if I don't always keep God at the center of why and how I use my gifts, I
have more trust in myself than God and that stunts the growth of my gifts.
Music has its own language
that can be used to express
what we don't have words for
and then to share those expres-
sions with others
Today is the third week that I've dropped lunches off at Merritt to Dean Graham's Assistant, Virgin-
ia. Although each week sincere appreciation is expressed, today when I handed Virginia 20 more lunches, she
was brought to tears. She grabbed me and nearly squeezed the life out of me. There we stood for a few mo-
ments embracing and all that needed to be said was "Praise the Lord!"
Virginia shared how moved she was and what a blessing this is for students. She said, You have no
idea how greatly this is impacting lives. Virginia is the one actually distributing the lunches and she sees
firsthand evidence of how a young man receiving these lunches is also given HOPE again. It was just a beau-
tiful moment and even more beautiful to hear about the impact of our gesture of love, especially since I initial-
ly had no idea how any of this would happen.
I keep reflecting back to the first meeting Pastor invited me to with
Merritt at the beginning of the year and hearing Pastor tell them that WCC
could serve 75-100 students a month. I felt that I was about to fall out of my
chair when Pastor said it. After the meeting, I went as far as to prepare a long
report to Pastor outlining a different approach and plan based upon the cur-
rent circumstances and what I could see. These are moments when I am es-
pecially thankful that we have a Pastor that follows what God says despite
any other information coming at him. Of course, Pastor very kindly rejected
my proposal (smiles) and told me to use all the facts I presented and mix
some more faith in with it as he was trusting the God in me and this would
come to fruition just as God said.
Several months of obstacles, delays and closed doors followed
and made this pantry seem impossible and it was frustrating. Now, I continue to remain in awe as I see God
remove every obstacle that I saw blocking us for the past several months. When my temp assignment at the
foundation was ending, the Lord told me that my family needed to sow the first lunches to Merritt, so we did
even though my job situation was unsure. So, I reminded God that this was His plan and thanked Him in ad-
vance that all of our needs would be met according to His riches in glory.
In everything I have pointed out to you [by example] that, by working diligently in this manner, we ought to assist the weak, being mindful of the words of the Lord Jesus, how He Himself said, It is more blessed (makes one happier and more to be envied) to give than to receive.
ACTS 20 : 35 (Amplified)
Sister Apryl Rhinehart - Missions Director
Within two days after my husband and I obediently sowed the first lunches, Jodi Ned emailed me and
said that the Deacons and wives would be sowing into the pantry by preparing lunches. Gods timing was
amazing! Jodi did not know that Daryl and I had sown the initial lunches. The Deacons and their wives
brought 3 times the amount of lunches! And, just before my assignment was to end at the foundation, I was
able to nominate The Kitchen Cabinet for a grant (and an exception was made for me to do so since I wasn't
an permanent employee) and WCC was awarded a grant to serve 100 students (there's that same number
again Pastor originally put out there). Hallelujah! I guess I shouldnt be surprised that I was offered anoth-
er temp assignment by the same foundation for 6 months that began last week and it will double my income
which I translate into sowing more! The Deacons and wives decided to sow $100 per month into the pantry
and we are on our way to impacting the Merritt community above and beyond what we could have
thought or imagined!
So, I share this testimony to illustrate how incredibly overwhelmed and in awe of God that I am as how
He has shown us His Hand in this. It's just scratching the surface I know, but I have to officially say, "Yes!
The Kitchen Cabinet is up and running and we give ALL glory to God!!!!!!
The Kitchen Cabinet is in full swing, and not only for those of Merritt college, but those who belong to
WCC ! If youre in need of any food items feel free to contact Sister Apryl Rhinehart or Brother Anthony
Farmer. We bless those who bless our ministry with food items and contributions.
What has been shared is a letter, but more dynamically, a testimony to the effect that giving can
have! Through the gift of giving and serving others our own Sister Rhinehart and the WCC family
has helped build the people, impact the community, and reach the world!
When Brother Dominic Gulley was a teenager, he hung out with a couple of guys who were highly intelligent and energetic. He shares that they used to make movies, take pictures, develop film and create memories for their friends and families. It was then that I discovered my love of photography. We were just playing around, having fun and trying to stay out of trouble, but God was up to something. I had no idea that I would fall in love with taking pic-tures and that God would allow me to turn this creative gift into income to support my fami-ly. I had the blessing of building my business and working as a full time photographer for about 2 years after I got laid off from United Airlines after September 11, 2001. There is something called an eye for photography and Brother Dominic has it. Many of us have been blessed by Brother Dominics photos that he blesses us with as gifts and as the basis of most of our slideshow presentations at WCC that sometimes bring us to tears. But we are not the only ones being blessed. Brother Dominic is very humble, so he doesnt really talk about it, but God has given him the opportunity to serve as the photogra-pher up close and personal with very well-known people like gospel greats Yolanda Adams, J. Moss, Mary Mary and Kirk Franklin. Once he was also brought in as a lead photographer for a special fundraising event featuring Al Green. Although Picture That! Photography is not Brother Dominics full time job now, it is his lifelong passion and he has a vision for sharing his gift and bringing up young photogra-phers. He said, I have a vision to launch a photography camp where we will take a group of youth camping who are interested in photography. We will go to some awesome location that shows Gods great creation like Yosemite or the Grand Canyon and we will teach pho-tography skills, etiquette and expertise of taking scenic, portrait and event pho-tography. After the camp concludes, the youth will have a special photo-story event where they will display their imag-es which will tell the story of their expe-rience in the camp. Ive dreamed about doing this for a long time, so I know that the Lord will make provision for this camp to happen.
Discover... A Picture Makes a Memorable Experience
Take a lot of pictures. Dont just snap one picture of your subject, whether its people or a scenic view. The more pictures you snap, the better chance for you to have several to choose from that you will be proud of and want to share. Dont be shy about this, because in this age of digital photography, you can always delete those that you do not want to keep.
Use your flash; even outside in the daytime. Dont believe the myth that you dont need a flash if the sun is shining outside or if its a clear day. Believe it or not, its most difficult to take a really good picture on a very bright and sunny day, because the light rays from the sun will play tricks with your camera. The
flash helps to normalize the lighting for your image.
Buy a good camera. If you are really interested in taking great pictures, invest in a good camera. With digital photography, you dont have to spend thousands of dollars on a camera, but you may have to in-vest a couple of hundred. Make sure the camera you purchase has at least 8 megapixels. Dont hesitate to come and talk to me if you have no clue what this means (smile).
JOIN THE WCC PHOTOGRAPHY MINISTRY! We need people who are interested in learning to be a great photographer and have a passion for pictures. I know that God didnt give me this gift for me alone; He gave it to me to pass on to others. As our church grows, we need to track the history of our growth by having our photographers assigned to everything we do from Pastor speaking at other churches to special
events at our church, as well as our missions outreach activities and others. Dont be shy! Come help us create memories!
Discover... WCC Nugget
In the beginning there was the word...
Poetically speaking, I'm not a poet! In fact the baseline of this pro-
found prose has the potential to enlighten those who seek clarification. Meaning, if you listen close
enough you might hear the seeds of Dubois, Frost, Hughes, and Angelou which arose from Psalms, Prov-
erbs, Ecclesiastes and Job. Stories from the book of the almighty Yahweh, so it would be clich to call
me great! Poetrys been in motion since the old testament was written, so through the elegance of my
diction comes the friction between your conscience and your conviction. Poets paint pictures with
words and have the power to disturb your state of bliss, and frisk your psyche until its unstable! My job
is to illustrate the inward visions from the outward environment. And the magnification of Christ like
illustrations are crystal clear to even those without the ability to see. So my gift now becomes my work
and my job is to work it. With the help of the Holy spirit the poetic abstract is illuminated through my
words, and with etymology concepts are created through my adjectives and verbs. I was created to
magnify Christ through my gift, and my gift was created in the beginning. So if after this you feel con-
fused or your understanding is blurred just remember In the beginning there was the Word...
Next to praise and wor-
ship, exercise is the most im-
portant thing you can do for
Gods temple (your body)!
It is essential to your health
and to your life to walk at
least 40 minutes per day. By
walking everyday you not
only lose weight, but you can
reduce disease chances,
breathe clean non-stale air ,
and put yourself in a better
mood to finish out your task!
Most importantly it give you
alone time to spend with
God! Enjoy your walk!
-Brother Daniel Summerhill
"Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing
to Him a new
Label ! Label ! Label!
When it comes to the
inquisition of a 3 year old
there's nothing withheld.
And as a parent, your
job is to be the worlds best
teacher, and unleash that in-
quisitive thinking .
By labeling household
items such as lamps, doors,
pencils ect, your child will
pick up on commonly used
terms, words and phrases at
your very home. Literacy is
very key in the beginning
stages of learning !
- Sister Wanda Brooks
The art of melody
came about by age
five , and through it I
was astonished at the level of chemistry I had
with the music so early on. During my high
school years music became my comfort in times of adversity.
The serene baselines, and calm rhythms soothed my soul, but
there was a greater calling in my life for my gift of musicianship! I soon
came to the realization that music could be used as a tool to draw people
in , and since people wanted to gravitate toward my gift I decided to use it
to bring souls closer to Christ! Through the lifestyle of worship and praise
I turned in my own pedestal to embrace the calling that was put on my life
through music. During my process of worship and serving Christ through
my gift I found out quickly that without the Holy Spirits downloads into
my music, my gifts were like empty wells. So Ive
had to continually pray, fast, and stay focused
in the midst of the worlds circumstances. I've
learned not to blame circumstances for my lack
of progression but instead embrace the wilder-
ness and use it to thrust myself into my next lev-
el! I keep myself under a continuous refreshing
process in my element of music and I practice
daily. I love my craft , and nothing brings God
more joy then to hear me praise His name
through song! Ive been dead to this world
since I gave my life to Christ, but since then I
have never been more alive in my Music.
-Brother Douglas Barron
Discover... YOUR GIFT
Dont Fret !
Keep Seeking !
You Are Special !
Youre Needed !
Be Patient !
You Were Fearfully & Wonderfully Made ...
Everyone in this world has gifts that I define as abilities and
strengths that bless others and appear to be natural. Think about who comes
to mind in the following categories: singers, actors, athletes, comedians,
preachers, etc. In many cases, we tend to think about celebrities; people we see
or hear about in the media and call them gifted, talented and we tend to be
blessed by what may appear to be their natural abilities or gifts.
What about the rest of us? The so called stars in their respective areas
only represent a fraction of a percent of the 6.7B people who live on earth. The
Apostle Paul wrote to the church at Rome that we all have different gifts, ac-
cording to the grace given to us and we should all use them based on our
In order to discover our gifts, we have to go to the source, our creator
and originator. The maker of a thing has a purpose for that thing. The Bible
states that we were all predestined before the foundation of the world. In Jere-
miah God says he knows the plans he has for us. God told Jeremiah that he
knew him in his mothers womb.
Its critical that we understand our gifts are for the Kingdom of God
because they were given to us by the King of Kings. Meaning God wants us
to use our natural abilities to help build the people, impact the community
and reach the world for Christ. Imagine if all the celebrities we see in the vari-
ous areas used their gifts exclusively for the Kingdom of God. It would be
something special, wouldnt it?
The best way to discover your gifts is to apply Matthew 6:33, But
you seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness (His way of doing
things) and everything else will be added to you. The more we seek God and
prioritize the things of God the more our Godly gifts will be manifest. It also
takes a step of faith by being willing to try a variety of things that you have
a natural interest but do it for the Kingdom.
A few examples is to volunteer at WCC in some capacity. Start where
you see a need. Ask any of the ministry leaders what you can do to help and
do it to the best of your ability. God will bless and increase you.
In the book of Proverbs it states that a mans gift will make room for
him and put him before Kings (Very important and influential people) to
give him favor.
Not everyone has an obvious gift but we all do have gifts according to
Romans 12. No gift if greater than another but we are all part of the body of
Christ and need each other in order for us to be as effective as possible.
Elder Jeffery Hatchell