Wally Armstrong and I were having an indepth discussion about the things that God is doing in our lives and we both realized that we needed to do two things; trust the Lord more and communicate a bit better. In that regard, here's an update on the activities of GFtH (me, basically, lol)
1. The primary focus is "growing in the knowledge of God". 2 Peter 3:18 "But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen."
2. Prayer. The Lord revealed to me about 5 or 6 months ago that all of the things that the Lord was bringing into my mind relative to projects within the platform of ministry thru the game of golf must be precipitated by prayer. Also, He revealed that those that have a similar heart for that project should be invited into that prayer subject on a regular basis. The basis for that comes from what we know about Jesus and His withdrawing in the mornings to a solitary place to pray. Each of the projects/activities identified below are precipitated by prayer.
3. Unity. I have been blessed to have this theme in common with Josh Nelson. He and I have been regularly joining together on the phone to pray for unity of Believers and ministries in the game of golf. There are sooo many scriptures associated with unity of Believers. The one I prefer the most is John 17:20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one-- 23 I in them and you in me--
***so that they may be brought to complete unity.***
Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. John 17:20-23
4. Projects. The Lord has allowed GFtH to be involved in several projects ...
a. FCA Gameday & Tales From the Tour for coaches discipleship in January of 2019. This is in process and looks very encouraging and valuable.
b. Coordination with John Wilkinson and Athletes in Action for the establishment of a golf academy for Christ in Xenia, OH.
c. A local (Murfreesboro, TN) "Golfing to Greatness" program through our church and, potentially, the Tennessee Golf Foundation. This program is a beginners to high school program similar to the First Tee that will teach golf, but, teach life in Christ as well.
d. Several projects through Wally Armstrong his ministry and business. Wally already has an incredible outreach within the world of golf and has been encouraging, inventing, promoting and coordinating ministerial projects in the world of golf for nearly 50 years. I am thankful to 'be in the loop" on a few of his many projects honoring the Lord Jesus Christ.
e. A discipleship training/coaching program for golfers. This is a new effort, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and prompted by Kingdom Builders Academy. Within two months this online discipleship program will be released and offered to all who have a passion for golf and a love for Jesus Christ as well as the desire to be a disciple maker.
f. Golf From the Heart itself. This online effort is designed to have a tool available for those who have a passion for golf and a love for Jesus Christ or for those who are searching for Him. You can click here for a better focus on the vision and mission for GFtH, but, this is a daily effort to draw golfers into the community of their choice through the Website's Search Engine Optimized structure and a constant Social Media outreach to draw in golfers, engage with them, advise them and, possibly, refer them to one of the many ministries using golf as a platform for giving the Gospel and discipling Believers. Our communities consist of the following;
i Male Golfers Between 22 - 50
ii PGA of America Professionals
iii Golf Professional or Coach
iv FCA Golf Camper or Alumni/Student
v Golfer Between the Ages of 12 - 18
vi Parent of a Golfer between the ages of 12 -18
vii Web.com Tour
viii Add Your Community....
Thanks for reading....
11/13/2018 11:30:55 am
I would add tournament volunteers to the list of communities. I volunteered at 3 PGA Tour Champion events this year. Volunteers would be a great group of people who are willing to reach out to help.
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Trying to follow the Lord's will regarding ministry and the platform of golf.