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Ocean City 2017

June 19, 2017

GET READY FOR O.C. 2017!!

Ocean City, NJ is the place that everyone wants to go to! This year’s trip starts Sunday morning, August 13th at the church, and ends on Tuesday, August 15th with the option to stay an extra day until Wednesday, August 16th. We’ve got a lot of awesome things planned from volleyball to surfing with a lot of spiritual nourishment to go with it.

What’s Included

-4 meals (all made with love by our dedicated team of foodies)
-A place to sleep that is within walking distance of the beach for those two nights (Butler not included)
-Memories that last forever! (And photos to share with your grandchildren!)

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Take a couple of days to be a part of something awesome. It’s one of those things that you’ll miss when it’s gone!

Things To Bring

Bed Sheets
Pillow
Toiletries
Beach Towel
Bible
Notebook
Cash for lunch and boardwalk

Prices

$90 before June 26th
$110 after June 25th
Stay an optional extra day
Extra $45

 

Life

Spring Small Groups

April 20, 2017

Relationship Talk

Last Friday of every month @ 6:30 pm

Couples are welcome to join us as we dive into what a Christian dating/marriage relationship looks like.

Represent Evangelism

1st & 3rd Saturday of each month @ 4:00 pm

A night where we go to various locations to offer to pray for people and to tell and show them how much God loves them

Scaling New Heights (Hiking)

1st & 3rd Saturday of each month @12:00 pm

SCALE- Ascend. Escalate. Take off.

NEW- Radical. Unique. Untrodden.

HEIGHTS- Elevation. Triumph. Prize.

Not for the faint of heart, the comfortable, the quitters, but for those obsessed with moving, winning, rising. This group is about utilizing the power of association, accountability, mutual commitment to SCALE NEW HEIGHTS.

Body Builders (Fitness)

Fridays @ 6:00 am

 

Join us as we strive to get physically & spiritually fit

Life

21 Day Fast

December 19, 2016

Hey Embrk! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We wanted to let you know and ask for your participation in a 21 day corporate fast for young adults from January 2 – 22. Fasting = breakthrough. Period! The bible gives many examples of prayer and fasting, but one that comes to mind for me is Jesus himself. He was led into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit on a 40 day fast. The Word says that he faced all different kinds of challenges, tests and temptations. Not only did Jesus overcome the tests, he came out of the fast stronger and full of more power! Join myself, the leaders and young adults from Abundant Life Whippany as we fast and pray with EXPECTATION of breakthrough for our church, our country, and our individual lives. We will have a brief meeting after New Year’s service outlining options for the fast and to share with you specific vital needs to keep in prayer during your fast. See below for some general info on fasting and some great scripture references. – Joe Arminio Jr.

 

There are several types of fasting. The one you choose is between you and God. He will honor your best sacrifice.

Full Fast
Drink only liquids.

The Daniel Fast
Eat no meat, no sweets, and no bread. Drink water and juice. Eat fruits and vegetables.

Learn More

Partial Fast
A typical partial fast is from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm or from sunup to sundown. You can select from three types of fasting —a Full Fast, Daniel Fast or give up at least one item of food.

Scripture References for Fasting:
Matthew 6:16-18Matthew 9:14-15Luke 18:9-14

Relation to Prayer and Reading of the Word:
1 Samuel 1:6-817-18Nehemiah 1:4Daniel 9:3, 20Joel 2:12Luke 2:37Acts 10:30,Acts 13:2

Corporate Fasting:
1 Samuel 7:5-6Ezra 8:21-23Nehemiah 9:1-3Joel 2:15-16Jonah 3:5-10Acts 27:33-37

Remember that it is the attitude of a heart sincerely seeking Him to which God responds with a blessing (Isaiah 58Jeremiah 14:121 Corinthians 8:8).

Interview

Christian Rainville: Being Rebels in the Face of Evil

July 5, 2016

“So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it.” Colossians 3:1 MSG

 

Christian Rainville, guest speaker for Embrk’s upcoming Refuel: Rebel Conference, quoted this verse as a preview of his message for the event this Friday, July 8. “I just think that we’re in a time right now where we can’t hold back,” he said, explaining that the “Rebel” theme is one that resonates strongly with him. “We can’t be wimpy about Christianity. I love that theme, and I can’t wait to share what I’m about to share.”

Born and raised in the church, Christian Rainville experienced what he called a “typical Christian childhood.” At 10 years old, he started playing the drums, and he shaped his life around the talent and passion for music which developed from that. He played for his church worship team throughout high school, but his ultimate plan included moving to Nashville and studying music performance and music business at Belmont University.

But God had a different plan. It all started when revival hit his church at The Tabernacle in Orchard Park, NY.

“I played drums, and I felt God’s sovereign hand on those meetings,” he explained. “There was something stirring in me, I didn’t know quite what it was.”

During a Sunday evening meeting, Christian was playing the drums, and Pastor Dennis Shearer asked him to lead a song. Christian explained that, though he had always loved singing, he had never done it in a leadership role. “It was that moment,” he said, explaining that he sang “We Will Ride” from the Brownsville Revival. “[The song] ended up being the theme of the entire revival.”

“Man, we rode that song until we had sore sandals, let me tell you,” Christian chuckled as he conveyed the memory. “It was an uncomfortable thing for me, and I’m sure you know that anytime God calls you out of a comfort zone, it’s for a purpose. It’s not meant to be comfortable for you. It’s meant to only serve Him. It’s only meant to glorify Him.”

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“I just think that we’re in a time right now where we can’t hold back,”

 

Christian, now the worship director at The Tabernacle under Bishop Robert Sterns, has been a part of two albums— a live album “Release the Sound” and his solo album “Splendor” — and is currently working on an EP. He has two little boys with his wife of 6 years, Mandey, and he works as a high school anatomy and biology teacher.

“When people ask me what I do now, I say I’m a minister who happens to be a high school teacher,” he said, explaining that he often pushes the limits of the public school system by ministering to his students. “I’m able to be bold with these kids and kind of get in their face, because they don’t get that,” he explained. “I’m there in the trenches in high school, and it is a battlefield.”

That is the very theme which Christian hopes to share through his message at Abundant Life Worship Center in Whippany, NJ, on Friday. He explained that he plans to play an original song called “Battlecry,” which is his favorite from his first solo album. “It’s a warfare song,” he explained. “It’s definitely [about] rising up and being rebels in the face of evil.”

“It’s gonna be a challenging message,” he said, expressing his excitement for what he’s planning to share. “I really hope that it ignites some hearts.”

Join Embrk and young adults from all over the northeast THIS FRIDAY, July 8 at 7 pm at Abundant Life Worship Center in Whippany, NJ, for our Refuel: Rebel conference with Christian Rainville and David Corn.
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You can check out Christian’s latest album, “It’s Time” available on Itunes & Spotify today!