6 Steps Out of Your Religious Box

evangelismtogetherAlmost all ministry in the book of Acts occurred outside a church meeting. So why do we hide our message in a building?

Whenever I visit my friend Lewis Lee, a pastor in Baltimore, I end up on the streets. That’s because Lewis is never content to keep his congregation cooped up inside their church. Every month he takes them downtown to feed homeless people at a park near Johns Hopkins University. On hot summer days he takes teams to the worst neighborhoods of his city to pray for people, share the gospel and distribute bottles of water.

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What Makes This Ministry "Different"?


We Are A Servant-Leader Ministry!

We honor and respect the team of leaders and become a servant to all as Christ displayed to us throughout His life.

No Hierarchy System

We found "hierarchy" style of ministry does not work for us, and instead we just serve and bless each other.

We Are “Accountable One To Another!”

We have found that using the biblical way of accountability one to another is the best model. It has worked well for us and allows everyone to be on the same level for a safe environment in ministry.  

We Don’t Use Titles Or Positions

We believe that the five-fold (and beyond ministries) are "job descriptions" not titles. We have found that titles tend to get in the way in a servant-led ministry.
We also don't use the term "Covering" in this ministry because Holy Spirit is our only "covering."


This Staff of leaders in this ministry are world-changers! Holy Spirit is our great leader in all areas and does a great job!
Our desire is that people would be ready and prepared for the "GREAT COMMISSION" that Jesus has called us all into. Our Healing Room is our weekly supernatural training school preparing us to operate in the fullness of God using all the gifts of the Spirit!

We Are A Spirit-Led Ministry

We don't have any requirements for attendance, we ask everyone to be led by Holy Spirit in all areas in our life.  We desire that all staff would be risky and stepping out in faith! The more you minister in an atmosphere of grace and edification; you will grow quickly in the Lord!  We trust and encourage one another, so we can keep a good balance and atmosphere for spiritual growth.

We Are Part Of The World-Wide Church With No Denomination

We are in fellowship with many steams of ministries, and love the Body of Christ.  

We Stand On The Scripture Matthew 18: 15-17 

Our goal is zero offenses for all our Staff so this will build a strong team of leaders and keep a safe ministry environment for all who come, since we are a “healing ministry!”

The Facade of Money

In God We Trust

Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare.

Romans 4:5  Now to the one who works, wages are not credited as a gift but as an obligation. However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness.

Philippians 3:8-9- 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ  and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in[a] Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. 

We don’t need to work for money. We don’t need to be a part of that system. Let God provide for you by fully trusting Him. Work for the Kingdom. Do things for God. By not working in the traditional sense, (aka for money) you will reap far more in time with family, money, and material possessions. Use your time of work to sow into other things, writing, speaking, developing a particular idea, product or business that God has given you, ministering to others, providing for the poor, etc. Never work another normal job again unless God tells you to!

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Ministry Moment - Crazy Faith

Ben & Denise Charles - Crazy Faith Ministry

I had the opportunity to sit down with Ben Charles from Crazy Faith Outreach. Ben and his wife Denise were both ordained by Healing The NW Ministries and have been ministering on the streets of Olympia, Washington for several years now. It was my goal to dive into their world and hear from them on key issues. Here are some of the responses to the questions I asked during this Ministry Moment.
See Crazy Faith in action - http://youtu.be/WOwh4vkR-Rg

How did crazy faith come about?
We started with street ministry in West Olympia. We were called to minister to the homeless and we had a key person to make the connections for us into the homeless community. After the murder of our key person to the homeless community all of the people were looking to Ben and Denise to continue everything. The name Crazy Faith came about as the name from people in the church who called what we were doing Crazy. Normal faith is Crazy faith apparently.

What were some of the challenges you faced getting started?
Lack of funding, we literally had nothing. Thanksgiving 2010 God told us to go feed people. We showed up on the streets feeding people out of the back of vehicle with what food we could scrape together. Someone had brought really large plates. I (Ben) tried to put on just enough food so it would last for a little while, but God said to me “Is that how you would eat it?” I then started piling the plates full. There was nowhere near enough food. We had estimated 20 plates at the rate the food was going. After 70 plates we stopped counting, The food was not running out. Praise God!

Did you have all the answers when you started?
None.. I had no answers and no clue why the Lord would use us to the magnitude that he has. He has given us good godly direction without understanding. God told me (Ben) that it would take 80 years for me to understand and then he would only have one and half years to minister if he did that. God told me to follow his direction and if I tripped over understanding along the way that was a bonus.

What would you like to say to other ministers that may being feeling that tug from God to go into their own ministry?
Bookmark Mark 16:15, 17-18; Matt 10:8 as well. I would encourage people to go and start doing. Only go and do what Holy Spirit tells you to do. Have that relationship to know what he is saying.
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.And these signs will follow those who believe:In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” Mark 16:15,17-18

Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. Matthew 10:8
One piece of advice that you wish someone had given to you when you started?
To just start, not to worry about the checklists that everyone else has.

Connect With Ben And Denise
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Notable Moments in Ministry
Ben raised one of their street family from the dead. An accident happened and Ben did not have much time to begin with so he went over to the people standing over their friend that lay on the side walk. Ben said something to the effects of "In the name of Jesus get up" and clapped his hands and the man awoke. Ben then went about his regularly scheduled business.

They have started a Home Church (not intentionally). They were originally going to bless a house and then they started giving prophetic words. More and more people kept coming. Skeptics came to receive prophetic words and were blown away by the Holy Spirit. So now they meet regularly.

Grace: The Best Motivator

If you are looking for the most efficient, effective way to change behavior, then fear is probably the weapon of choice. But if you are looking to change behavior outside of the use of fear, then you have to be prepared for failure after failure. You have to be ready for the one that is in need of the changing to sin, and to sin a lot. In fact, they will sin just because there isn’t punishment for what they are doing. They will run that line of reasoning out as far as it can go, like a hooked fish caught by a skilled fisherman, and they will never come to the end of how far that line will let them run. They are free to bed with pigs if they so desire. They are free to wear themselves out. The fisherman isn’t concerned because He knows that ultimately, despite what they are interested in for the moment, He has hooked them and they will be drawn back to Him at some point.

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Women's perspective on men

Women’s Questionnaire


This research came from Christian women of all ages, single, married, and divorced to share their perspective towards the present state of Christian men from their observation.

What are the top characteristics you would like to see in “Godly Men?”


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Water to Wine

It's said that your body is made of 90% water, and we know that Jesus turned water into wine. This means that 90% of your life should be joy; a relishing in the ecstasy of the finished work of the cross. If more than 10% of your life is "the dark night of the soul" (an unbiblical teaching that God removes His Presence to teach you), then what He did needs to be remembered, dwelt upon, and grasped again.

Why not steward well what He gave you? Why not give all of yourself to joy, even in the midst of pain? Give your 10% to God!

by Tyler Johnson

Grace & the Finished Work of the Cross

We start with a story.... Once there was a wealthy man who had two sons. He loved both sons greatly, and wanted to see them succeed in life. They had their needs fulfilled, all the comforts that money could buy, and most of whatever they desired. However, not content with this, the youngest son wanted to be independent of his family, and go his own way in life. He demanded his inheritance; told his dad he hated him, and wanted nothing more to do with his family.

So the son went off into the world, he did many things he wasn’t proud of, and lived many lives. He ended up penniless, broken and humiliated. He came to realize that his way had led him down a path of misery, and everything he did to try and fix it just made it worse. Eventually the only job he could get was taking care of pigs on a farm, and the pigs ate better than he did. He finally thought that maybe he would go back to his father; maybe he would let him work for him. 

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Out of Your Mind and Into His: The Power of a Free Imagination

391383 386202334779864 1396701069 nWhile learning to play with a supernatural God in the midst of super normal, everyday life, Holy Spirit has been showing me something.

The imagination has become the most atrophied muscle in the Church’s body.

We’ve traded fresh bread from Heaven and the meat of personal encounter for stale routine and milky, chewed up revelation.

The fact of the matter is: we were never meant to live off another person’s relationship with God or expression of faith.

When we become overly dependent on institutional structure for sustenance, we risk modeling ourselves after those who seem to have ‘gotten it’.

We risk taking our eyes off Christ-in-us, the unique way that Jesus wants to express the creativity of Heaven through you and me.

Oftentimes, if the way someone’s expressing Jesus looks different from how we’ve done it or outside our comfort zone, we tend to be quick to label it ‘worldly’ or ‘carnal’.

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The Many Benefits of Speaking In Your Spiritual Language

The subject of speaking in our heavenly language has always aroused a great deal of curiosity in the church. Sadly, it is often seen through the eyes of negative stereotypes of people swinging from chandeliers, foaming at the mouth, and playing with rattlesnakes. In any movement, there are extremists, of course, but as a rule, this is not true at all. Christians from all races, denominations, and nationalities have had their lives totally transformed by praying in their spiritual language. In fact, you probably know some of them!
In this series of messages, we have attempted to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about speaking in your heavenly language.
WHY SHOULD I SPEAK IN OUR SPIRITUAL LANGUAGE? HOW WILL IT BENEFIT MY CHRISTIAN LIFE? The Bible gives a number of reasons why every Christian should pray in their heavenly language, and many ways that praying in it will tremendously benefit any Christian who practices it.
1. Praying in your heavenly language will edify you (1 Corinthians 14:4.) To edify means to build up, strengthen, recharge.

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