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Spiritual Life Ministry

Contact: Rev. Ineda Adesanya

Minister of Spiritual Life
510-544-8930

Meetings Day/time: Varies

Email: iadesanya@allen-temple.org

 

The mission of the Spiritual Life Ministry of Allen Temple Baptist Church is to provide the spiritual tools necessary to undergird all other Allen Temple ministries thereby fostering and supporting the spiritual formation, spiritual growth and spiritual enrichment of its congregation and community. The Spiritual Life Ministry recognizes that individuals experience spirituality differently. Therefore, its' goal is to offer a variety of means through which one may develop, strengthen and enhance one’s relationship with God.

STRUCTURE/RELATIONSHIP

Allen Temple Baptist Church ministries are generally divided into six cluster areas: Congregational Life; Community Care; Congregational Care; Worship, Arts, Media and Technology; Christian Education; and Congregational Stewardship. The following diagram is intended to illustrate how the many spiritual tools (SP Tools) offered through Spiritual Life integrally relate to and weave through all of the church's ministries.

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Spiritual Small Groups

 Greetings Spiritual Lifers! 

Summer Small Groups have been cancelled. Please see Rev. Adesanya for other summer contemplative prayer opportunities.

 

Spiritual Life Enrichment Opportunities

Deepen your Spiritual Life at Allen Temple

Happy first day of Summer! Are you seeking spiritual formation, spiritual growth or spiritual enrichment? Allen Temple Baptist Church is home to a myriad of opportunities to deepen your spiritual life and tend to your spiritual health. Here are some of those opportunities available to both members and friends:
• Sunday Morning Worship (8:00 & 11:15)
• Seasonal Spiritual Life Small Contemplative Prayer Groups
• Individual Spiritual Direction and/or Pastoral Counseling (by appointment)
• Prayer Warriors Weekly Prayer Meetings (Tuesday’s 11:30)
• Wednesday: Eat Raw Fruits, Nuts, Seeds, Vegetables and Prayer Group
• Sunday Altar Intercessory Prayer
• ATBC Prayer and Fasting Group
• Weekly Bible Study (Pastor’s Thursday noon & 7pm, Youth, Young Adult and Teleconference for all)
• Weekly Sunday School (10:15)
• Annual Spirituality and Hermeneutics Forums
• Annual Men’s and Spiritual Life Retreats
• Weekly Body & Spirit Health Wellness Class
• Read Spiritual and Devotional material from the Allen Temple Library
• Anytime use of Prayer Room (FLC #D103) for Sacred Time with Christ
• …and more!
Come on over to the Temple to develop, strengthen, and enhance your relationship with God, the Creator, Son and Holy Spirit! It is when we are spiritually healthy that we can be the most effective disciples for Jesus Christ and agents of peace in this world.
Spiritually,

Reverend Ineda P. Adesanya
Minister of Spiritual Life

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For more information or for individual spiritual direction/coaching sessions, contact Rev. Ineda Adesanya at (510) 544-8930 or iadesanya@allen-temple.org 

 

Looking Forward!

December 31, 2017

 

Greetings Allen Temple Family and Friends,

Looking forward! Over the past six months, I have been led to close most of my correspondence with this declaration. Until now, I have not taken time to reflect upon it, rather, it just felt right. As we have come to the close of 2017, I affirm that I am looking forward. Are you looking forward? What exactly does that mean?

Friends, looking forward is a sign of hope! It is a sign that we believe that future holds goodness. God’s word for God’s people transcends time. So let us recall what the Lord says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13

In the coming year, let us look forward together! The Lord tells us that our job is to pray, to call upon Him and to seek God with all your heart. When we do this, God will listen, and we will find Her. There are those who would ask, “where is God in the midst of this mess?” Pray, call, seek…there you will find God even in the midst of your mess.

Looking forward,

Rev. Ineda P. Adesanya