As a “builder” in the Body of Christ I believe strongly in God’s concept of multiple ministry outlined in Ephesians chapter four. Many call this list of spiritual leadership types the “5-Fold” or “Ascension” ministry gifts. They are simply people ordained by God to equip the Church to thrive regardless of circumstances until Jesus returns. Without their influence any church or believer is more than likely to become imbalanced over the course of their Christian life. You will need more than any one to discover your God-given potential and build a solid foundation in God’s Word so we believe it is every ministry’s duty to work with and help distribute the message of the whole. Here at Torch Ministries we believe there are actually many more than five kinds of preachers, these are actually just five categories that could contain untold numbers of variations and mixtures of godly ministry types. Therefore, we recommend and highlight some of those we work with but encourage every church and believer to find the particular ministry gifts God has ordained to help train them in each season of spiritual life.
Ephesians 4:11-1311 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
Recent and UpComing Speakers - 2012 - 2013
Rev. DAVID Huskey JOINED US IN APRIL
Thanks to Rev. Huskey who joined us Sunday and Monday April 7th and 8th David Huskey is an enthusiastic teacher and preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His practical revelation from the Word of God has inspired faith and imparted fresh insight, understanding, and healing to thousands across this Nation. David flows freely in the gifts of the Spirit with notable miracles following the Word.
One of the most challenging times in life is when someone we love passes away. This book is designed to give you hope, comfort, and a heavenly perspective on death. The greatest author, God, through man, wrote a book for you called the Bible. In His Word - the Bible, are Scriptures that will give you and others hope, peace, and comfort, and will even uplift you over despair and loss. Through the Bible, God gives us His heavenly perspective on death. Here...
Thank you Waylan Piercy!Connections Church received a rather surprise visit from Waylan Piercy, (along with his wife Karla and two ministry supporters, Lori and Sarah James), the leader of a motorcycle group known as Circuit Riders Motorcycle Ministry, who heard about the Newtown shootings and received a message from the Lord. Waylan carried a 14 foot cross around to all the schools and local organizations in his part of Louisiana to gather signatures. His message was absolutely awe-inspiring and he concluded by putting his own signature on the cross which already had hundreds of names on it. Thank you Waylan for hearing from God and for all your efforts. It's not that we'll ever forget what happened here, but it's good to know God's always at work behind the scenes.
ANDREW IRONSIDE AT CONNECTIONS CHURCH
Andrew is an Australian based musician/worship leader/evangelist who has been a long time friend of the Veach family, as well as Justin and Pastor Chris. He and his team have been visiting Connections Church for years and each time they come, they bring new and exciting revelations. Let's prepare ourselves for what these young musicians and men of God will bring to our shores
NOVEMBER 25, 2012Andrew and his team will also be with us at His Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church (8 Grassy Plain St. Bethel Ct.), with Pastors Gary and Keri Baldelli, at 6pm this Sunday. Please come out and join us as we continue to celebrate what the Lord is doing in Andrew with our good friends from His Vineyard and remember music is a gentle yet effective way to evangelize, so please invite the saved and the unsaved.
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REV. HOWARD PITTMAN
Connections Church is proud to announce that a great man of the faith, Howard Pittman will soon be visiting us.
Mr. Pittman shares a most interesting time in his life when he died, was taken up to heaven and had a conversation with Jesus. This experience changed his life and the revelation the Lord shared with him is a necessary lesson for all of us who have dedicated our life to serving Him.
OCTOBER 7, 9 and 10 - 2012Please visit his web site: http://www.howardpittman.com for more information and make plans to be with us Sunday Oct.7th and Tuesday and Wednesday the 9th and 10th at His Vineyard Christian Fellowship. His Vineyard is located at 8 Grassy Plain Street in Bethel. Connections wants to thank Pastors Gary and Keri Baldelli for opening up their church home for us.
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Prophet Tim HinesDr. Tim Hines carries a powerful prophetic anointing that has helped build our church over the past few years.He blessed us again with his ministry this year, July 18 – 20, 2012 at the Newtown Connections Church in Connecticut. The mission at Dr. Tim Hines Ministries is very simple. Reach the world with the life changing power of the gospel of Jesus Christ! Nothing added and nothing taken away. We are blessed to serve in His ministry and humbled to be used for His purposes.
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Apostle Niel MiersConnections Church and its affiliate churches in the Americas are a part of the “Global Connexions” international alliance of independent churches, based in Australia. We believe churches should still be accountable on an apostolic level as seen in the Book of Acts. Neil and Nance Miers are our pastors, providing a safety net of ongoing encouragement, advice and counsel for our church and its internal leadership. We had the pleasure of their company at Connections Church in Newtown back in June.
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Teacher Bobbi Veach"Faith Works Bible College has been a great asset to our local church. As a Pastor and teacher of the classes, I have watched tremendous growth in each of the students as they began to gain relevant and pertinent information from the Word of God. These topics have given each student a sound and biblical foundation for the ministry functions which they are now serving in. It has been my pleasure for the last nine years to see students from all walks of life take the knowledge they gain and enter with confidence into the destiny God has for them." ~ Pastor Bobbi Veach. - Continue Reading...
Pastor Rocky Veach
Pastor Rocky on the Arthur Blessitt "Praise the Lord" show on TBN in May discussing his new book "Everyday Preparation for Jesus’ Return" Arthur hosted "Praise the Lord" Worldwide on TBN, Th. May 10th 7pm PST Guests: Dr. Marilyn Hickey, Jonathan Wiggins, Rocky Veach, NFL-Courtney Brown, Music-Leah Shafer .
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