Homeward Calling Ministry, Charles Town, WV
Good friends, open roads, a beautiful sunny day and the joy
of serving Jesus Christ while riding a motorcycle...does it get any better than
this, short of heaven?
What a blessed year Homeward Calling Ministry (HWC) has
had! We are a Home Church Ministry
located in Charles Town, WV. The first
thing you might ask is, "what is a home church and what is it all
about." Here is a basic
HWC follows a “simple” or “home” church design. We believe this to be in accordance with the
New Testament in that it is a group of believers in Christ worshiping in a
setting that is not encumbered by structure, buildings, or salaries. Rather, its primary focus is to serve Christ
and meeting the needs of the individuals involved. This design is purposefully used in
accordance with Scripture and affords the group the ability to meet wherever
people choose to gather; in homes, workplaces, businesses, outside, etc. HWC believes and intends to bring the
“church” wherever it gathers and wherever it goes. Multiplication of this ministry is seen as a
calling from the Holy Spirit and is expected. It has been and will be the aim
of HWC to spread the good news of Jesus Christ, the only assurance of eternal
salvation. With God’s leading, we will
minister to individuals in need of financial and spiritual assistance. Membership in the traditional understanding
of the word will not occur at HWC through classes or pledge. One must freely and willingly accept the Lord
Jesus Christ as Savior and be baptized in fulfillment of Scripture to be
recognized as a “member” of Christ’s family.
No further scriptural requirement is recognized by this body and we
invite all to attend our gatherings. We
follow only the Bible, God’s inspired Word, for teaching, worship, and life
instruction. Christ is our “Pastor” and
“Shepherd, and we are His servants.
Won't you come and join us?!
Let us now tell you about some of the things that “get our
motors running!” We are so very excited
about the ministry opportunities that God is bringing before us! We were able to participate as a group in
support of Angel Tree during past Christmas seasons as well as care and provide
for families in our area. What a
blessing it was to bring the Gospel message to the families of inmates and to
sit, pray and give thanks with them. We
live in a world that is hurting and longing for answers and we are convinced
that the truth and reality of Jesus Christ is the only Way for
real joy and happiness in this life and the life to come. We were able to minister to several families
and with God's leading will continue to reach out to them throughout the year.
On a final note, HWC's Messenger Group is now waiting for a
bit warmer, drier weather so that its members can take to the highways and
byways of WV and the surrounding area sharing the love of Christ with all that
will listen. This is such an exciting
ministry and one that is free to travel whenever and wherever it is led to
go. The opportunities are endless and we
pray each day for Christ to bring opportunity for HWC members to share His love and hope.
Ministry and its local Chapter of Homeward Messengers have an ongoing ministry
of outreach and encouragement to the local area and beyond. This ministry focuses on sharing the Gospel
of Jesus Christ with all that will listen, often time going into local,
traditional church gatherings and offering a message of encouragement, hope,
and everlasting life through Jesus Christ.
During the worship service, the ministry of Fellowship Riders is always
shared, with an invite to all to come and ride with us and share the Gospel on
the open road. HWC and the Messenger
Group also provide nutritious food items to those who are in need in our local
area. Through a ‘simple church’ design,
God has allowed HWC to bless a local County-Wide food shelf abundantly with
nutritious food items. The outreach to
the participating families has been wonderful and Christ continues to
Again I ask, "Won't you join us?"
Blessings to you all,
Homeward Calling Ministry
Homeward Messengers FRG
Visit, follow, or join us @ www.hwcministry.com