We all need help from time to time. It’s part of the human condition. Sometimes we all find ourselves in situations that we desperately need to escape or conquer. It really doesn’t matter if those situations were the result of our own choices, the choices of others, or just life. The solution is always the same: Jesus, and the delivery system is many times the Church: The Body of Christ. Our prayer is that one of the ministries listed below is just what you are searching for.
Emotional Health & Restoration
First Pentecostal Church of Kansas City is honored to provide help to those needing emotional healing and restoration. This ministry is dedicated to the process of helping individuals reach spiritual and emotional wholeness. We believe that a strong relationship with God and healthy relationships with others cannot be achieved without spiritual and emotional maturity. FPC sponsors support groups that are designed to help you along your journey to emotional healing and personal restoration.
Celebrate Recovery is a unique and independent ministry sponsored in part by First Pentecostal Church of Kansas City, offering help and hope to those whose lives have been touched by addiction, as well as support for their family members and friends. For over twelve years, this unique program has been reaching for those in the North Missouri & Kansas communities who are in the throes of addiction, who are in recovery, and to their friends/family members offering acceptance, relief from pain, and deliverance from the chains of addiction that can only come through Jesus Christ.
Taking church outside the walls of FPC, individuals involved in the Prison Ministry make sure those who are incarcerated have the opportunity to attend worship services. At these services, attendees are part of a worship experience. Modeled on a traditional worship service, workers in the Prison Ministry provide all the elements of church, including singing, preaching, and altar calls. Testimonies also are common; sometimes, members of the church will accompany a team to a prison service to share their own testimony of how God has worked in their lives.
The main objective is to share the Acts 2:38 message with the men and women of the prisons. If the incarcerated follow the plan of salvation and build a relationship with Jesus Christ, the chains that are on their lives–the ones that bind them in an emotional and spiritual prison–will be broken, and they will be free to start a new life, no longer bound in their mind and soul.
Volunteers can be part of the ministry on a one-time, occasional, or weekly basis. Those who assist with the ministry play musical instruments, sing, share their testimonies, or work in the altars.
Through these services, those ministering in the prisons work to bring eternal hope to the incarcerated through the preaching and teaching of the Bible. Volunteers are committed to the inmates at their respective facilities. Prayer, fasting, and a willingness to “go” enable those who are part of the Prison Ministry to take a message of salvation and hope to incarcerated men and women and impact their eternal destiny.