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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 

 

You Are Sacred!

August 6, 2017

Dear Allen Temple Family and Friends,

Consider 1 Corinthians 3:16 – “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person. For God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple."

Did you hear that? YOU are sacred! Holy! Have you ever thought of yourself as sacred? If not, it is my prayer that you will come to understand and live into the sacredness of your being and claim the power that resides within you. In order to claim that power, you must know how to tap in to it. Many of you tap into to power of the Holy Spirit within on a regular basis. When you see me, share with me how you tap into the power or drop me an email.

Others of you may have never had such an experience. There is one tool that we use in small group to tap in to that power towards positive change. Inspired by the ancient practice of Lectio Divina, it is called the Mind|Body|Soul Spiritual Exercise. It is a way of thinking, feeling and acting on scripture in community with the end goal of listening for the still small voice of God toward an action or act of discernment. The M|B|S Spiritual Exercise provides a means of praying and “chewing” on the biblical text that seeks to reveal the Word of God in context.

In peace, joy and justice,

Rev. Ineda P. Adesanya
Minister of Spiritual Life