Suffering for Doing Good (an adoption story)

An Adoption Story

Peter is reminding us again, don’t be surprised if you suffer, even if it’s suffering for doing good.  Keep your focus in the right place.  Don’t worry, or be afraid, or only see the ugly of your situations.  Look for the beauty of what God is doing.

In this message Brian shares his family’s story of adoption of their youngest daughter, and how God made beauty from suffering.

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Fort Myers Church Space Available

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Refuge.Church holds our corporate worship gatherings on Saturday evenings, and has activities going on Monday-Friday, leaving the space available for additional  gatherings on Sunday.

We currently have a group utilizing the space on Sunday mornings, but the space is available on Sunday evenings.

  • Over 7000 Square Feet of space, including a well appointed cafe and lobby, sanctuary with seating for 150 adults, and children’s ministry area for up to 50 kids.
  • All A/V Equipment (and training) including sound system and projectors, etc.
  • All children’s ministry area, games, etc.
  • Cafe equipment (coffee makers, etc.) for a nominal cost if desired
  • Weekday access is also available and included, if the space is available.  We want the building being utilized 24/7 for ministry.

The building is located at 1901 Brantley Rd, Fort Myers, Fl 33907 on the corner of Brantley and Crystal (behind Mario’s Meat Market and the Eager Beaver Car Wash).  It is very centrally located in Fort Myers and easy access to all of Lee County.

If your group would have a desire to share space with us, please contact Brian Culbertson using the form below, or via text message at 239-995-5626.

Perspective

This week we look at 1 Peter 2:11-3:12 (humble submission to authority) and try to answer:

  1. What Peter is saying
  2. What Peter is not saying
  3. How we can live this text out in the environment we’ll find ourselves over the coming weeks and months.

All the while, maintaining the eternal perspective that this world is not our home.

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Samson Society

What is a Samson Society?

The Samson Society is a parachurch evangelical men’s ministry for those who are serious about authenticity, community, humility, and recovery.

The goal is to promote personal behavior changes in whatever area of life a man struggle’s.  We do this by assisting one another in our common journey through honestly sharing our own personal experiences and the challenges and encouragements of daily Christian living in a fallen world.

How are Samson Society meetings held?

Samson Society is an informal group of men 18+ that meet weekly on Tuesday nights at 7pm in the Refuge Youth room.

The purpose of this Tuesday night group is to allow a safe space for men to be honest about struggles they may be going through.

A typical meeting consists of open discussion and time of prayer.  Samson Society is a non-judgmental zone to facilitate the honesty and vulnerability that is needed for growth and recovery.

Whether you’re trying to kick a nasty habit, be a better husband, father or son; we at this Tuesday night group are here for you and will come along beside you in prayer and action.

Life was not meant to be done alone.

For more info contact:  Scott Morrison

Homesick

Peter doesn’t start off this letter with what the readers can do to fix their situation.  He gives them a reminder of what Jesus has done for them, and a picture of hope for the future … for something beautiful.  Because he knows that’s what’s going to transform them.  That’s what’s going to sustain them.

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Refuge // Praying Church

If we’re not a church that puts prayer at the center of everything we do, then won’t have the connection with God that we need to accomplish His mission, His way.  For the last six weeks, we’ve been laying a foundational culture for Refuge.Church.  We conclude this evening with a discussion of Prayer.

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