Ministry Newsletter - April 2018
The Greatest Day - The Ultimate Gift
Dear Ken​,

As I reflect on Easter, I would like to share a few lyrics from a gospel song composed by Doris Akers in 1957:

You can't beat God giving,
No matter how hard you try
And just as sure as you are living 
And the Lord is in heaven on high
The more you give the more He gives to you
But keep on giving because its really true that
You can't beat God giving,
No matter how you try

Should we receive and never give
The Saviour died that we might live
His life on Calvary He gladly gave
Our sinful souls to save


And what I give could never be compared
With the blessings that I share
 
This song, You Can’t Beat God’s Giving, is a reminder that God has given us the ultimate gift. God sacrificed His Son. And on Resurrection Day, which I feel is the greatest day in history, Jesus Christ rose from the dead and brought the gift of God’s forgiveness and eternal life to all who would like to receive it - the New Covenant. 

Enjoy our April 2018 newsletter.



Blessings always, 

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"Just One More" Journey With Adonis Willis and Josiah Perkins

What an honor to spend a year long journey with Adonis Willis and Josiah Perkins to
draw closer to God and trust Him more, have a greater sense of purpose, and increase our humility and leadership potential. “Just One More” is based on the premise that every spiritual leader should identify two people a year to disciple.  
As we met every two weeks or so for food, fellowship, Christian accountability, and to review our reading assignments, God revealed his presence in so many ways. We completed four books (Humility by Andrew Murray, Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert Coleman, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts by Jerry Bridges, Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders)

A number of our petitions to God, as recorded on our prayer log, were answered in His time and His way.

Since completing our journey, Adonis was ordained as a deacon at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Oviedo, after completing training for a year that ran concurrent with "Just One More".  And Josiah is increasing his service to the Kingdom and receiving favor in his career, including the mentor that he has been praying for. 

Thank you Adonis and Josiah for this very special time in my life! 

Vincent “Spike” Turnbull - Navigating Your Finances God's Way Success Story

Thank you Vincent “Spike” Turnbull for sharing this testimony on how the Compass Navigating Finances God’s Way study has taught you God’s part (ownership, provision, control) and your part (stewardship) in managing money and possessions:

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I applaud the progress you have made in your relationship with God and money, developing and adhering to a spending plan (budget), and liquidating certain assets for kingdom purposes.

Well done Spike!!!

For more testimonies and to learn about our small group studies, workshops, and coaching, visit our website: https://compassurban.org

Compel Family Embraces The Navigating Your Finances God's Way Study

Pastor Wayne Aaron Robbins Sr., his wife Laci, and Angela Robbins clearly understand the value of financial discipleship and generosity training to eliminate the spiritual and financial barriers to making giving, spending and saving decisions that will lead to a life free from the bondage of debt. 
Pastor Robbins is a visionary and compassionate. He and Laci are a ministry power couple with exceptional natural and spiritual gifts. 

Compel is experiencing growth so let's be in prayer with them as God reveals a larger location that will allow them to expand their impact.

Thank you Nicholas and Julie Breach for your service towards Compel and being wonderful hosts, opening your home to me, and sharing your awesome children with Uncle Ken.

Compass Give, Spend and Save Teen Study Is In Demand At Antioch!

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Oviedo, FL. continues to be a model church for teaching biblical principles and practical applications on managing finances God's way for all age levels and seasons.

After a successful study in 2017, 2018 will be even promising as this class (which started March 28) filled quickly and has a wait list. 

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This eight-week, web-based bible study teaches teenagers God’s perspective of managing money and possessions. It can be accessed from a smartphone, tablet, computer or virtually any device with a web browser. It will provide the practical applications of handling finances,  and really gets to the heart of the matter.

​The Give, Save & Spend Study has been designed for small group settings.
Let's keep these teens in prayer as they embark on this journey that will improve their relationship with God, money and possessions and prepare them to be faithful stewards of their worldly wealth. These kids are taking responsibility to reduce the racial income and wealth divide for their generation.

To learn more about the Compass products and services, visit https://compassurban.org/.

Compass Stories
Compass Finances God's Way has created a "What's Your Story" page. The focus is on the Compass leadership team across the globe and where we would be today if we had not been through a study/book authored by Howard Dayton: Financially, marriage, employment/business, relationship w/Christ?

Visit https://compass1.org/about/whats-your-story/.

Also visit the Compass Urban Testimonials page https://compassurban.org/testimonials.

Pursuing Your Purpose Conference
Compass Urban was invited to provide an "Unlock Your Potential" workshop at the Pursuing Your Purpose Conference 2018 in Rivera Beach, FL on March 17.

​This event was hosted by The Way Of Hope Ministries (Pastor Jermaine Thomas). What an honor to present and also attend all of the workshops (Discover Your Purpose, Maximize Your Productivity, Ignite Your Passion, Perfect Your Power).

Our Prayers
  • Wisdom and God's favor towards ongoing partnership discussions, resulting in ministry expansion and relational reciprocity.
  • Resources to support increasing demand for small groups studies, workshops, and money coaching.​
  • Continued upward trend in our website views and social media engagements.
  • God's blessings and favor for our partners and supporters.

​In Jesus name, Amen.
"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." (Mark 11:24)


Your Donations Matter!
We are so grateful for everyone who provides monthly donations and respond when we reach out. 

This is allowing us to impact more lives through expanding our partnerships and internet presence (website, social media), serve throughout the country where God has identified a need  (small group studies, seminars, workshops, money coaching), and fund our increasing operational expenses. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you and may you be blessed abundantly!
"Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God." (Hebrews 13:16)