MOHLER’S PASTOR’S LEAD SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCHES INTO MUSLIM REFUGEE PARTNERSHIPS
Rev Thomas Littleton 2/27/2020
Albert Mohelr who is running for the Southern Baptist Convention President is a member of Third Ave Baptist Church in Louisville KY . This is according to Baptist Press and other outlets who announced his nomination and acceptance in the Fall of 2019 .
“Mohler is a member of Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky., which reported 609 members and 800 average attendance on the 2019 SBC Annual Church Profile (ACP). With $1.075 million in undesignated receipts in 2019, the church gave $66,000, or 6.1 percent of receipts, to the Cooperative Program, according to the ACP. B&R”
MOHLER HOLDS UP HIS CHURCH AS A SUCCESS
Need encouragement? This church was virtually empty and dead a generation ago, now filled with young Christians committed to the gospel. Third Avenue Baptist Church, Louisville.
Pray for Albert Mohler as he prepares to preach Romans 3:21-26 this Sunday. Read the text prior to prepare your hearts!
MOHLER’S CURRENT PASTOR/STAFF
Third Avenue Baptist Staff
Pastor of Mohler’s home church is Greg Gilbert who has a Masters from Mohler’s Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Senior Pastor, Third Avenue Baptist Church
Third Ave Baptist outreach Pastor calling the church to”Community Service”
Ben Birkholz – Associate Pastor for Outreach
“Ben had the privilege of growing up in a Christian home, where God used the godly example of his family to bring him to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. In September of ’99 Ben married his beautiful wife (highschool sweetheart!) Stephanie, and is father to three boys Samuel, Jacob and Luke. Ben and his family moved from Minnesota to Louisville in 2007. He spent four years serving on staff at a local homeless mission, and graduated from Southern Seminary before being called to Third Avenue as an Associate Pastor in 2011.”
Ben Birkholz is promoting a host of Community Service outreaches in his social media.
Third, come hear what are neighborhood school is saying about us and why it’s important you consider being involved! Tonight 5pm!
Third Avenue Baptist ChurchLike Page
Are you interested in working with kids and simultaneously making an impact with our Old Louisville neighbors? Then come and hear more about Cochran Elementary’s All Hands on Deck reading program at the upcoming volunteer orientation this Sunday at 5pm!
Including Foster Care Training
Come hear from those who are currently involved in foster care and how you can serve or support them in their efforts!
It’s been an exciting year! Lots to be thankful for.
LIKE J D GREER MOHLERS CHURCH ROLLING OUT “REFUGEE WELCOME “
One of the many reasons I love The Silver Dollar!
“Are you interested in welcoming, serving, and connecting with refugees in our city? Come to our volunteer orientation to learn more about Refuge and how you can get involved? We need Welcome Teams, Families, Friends, Mentors, Drivers, You, Your Church, and much more! Please register below as an individual, family or group! “#refugelouisville #loverefugees
Register using this link:
Glorify God by partnering with local churches to love refugees and immigrants.
“We are intentionally focused on cultivating long term relationships by making ourselves as accessible as possible to refugee and immigrant communities. We pursue our vision through three main initiatives: (1) operating a Welcome Center embedded in an ethnically diverse neighborhood, (2) coordinating Welcome Family Teams to introduce local churches into the lives of refugees and immigrants, and (3) hosting various medical/dental/sports clinics and events that serve as relational connection points for local churches and internationals.”
RELATIONSHIP-driven programs, not just community centers
“We believe in the transformative power of human relationships. We introduce compassionate and holistic support to refugees and immigrants in our communities as we partner with local churches. Our Welcome Family Teams, Welcome Center, and various events all serve to connect local church members into long term relationships with refugees and immigrants.”
“Refuge Welcome Teams are trained groups from local churches who befriend refugee families and help them transition into life in a new culture. Whether it’s grocery shopping together, riding to a doctor’s appointment, or celebrating a refugee’s first birthday in America, Welcome Teams have innumerable opportunities to love refugees.”
“Where a refugee might otherwise feel lonely and isolated, Welcome Teams are able to come alongside them and let them know that they are not alone on their new journey in a foreign land.”
Board of Directors of Training Organization Refuge International
IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH, LOUISVILLE, KY
Ryan is the Lead Pastor of Immanuel in Louisville since 2012. Immanuel is a sending church and supports 20+ international missionaries and church planters scattered all over the world. Born and raised in Canada, Ryan’s preaching ministry has affected many all over the world.
MD PSYCHIATRY RESIDENT, HARVARD UNIVERSITY, BOSTON, MA
Dr. Bosson is currently a Gratis Faculty Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. She formally served as the Medical Director of the Refugee Health Program (RHP) under the auspices of the Global Health Center (GHC) at the University of Louisville. Her role as director was to provide oversight of all medical activities within the GHC-RHP, including medical, psychiatric, psychological, and social services. She is board-certified in internal medicine and has worked with international populations locally and abroad. She has lived on three different continents and has presented both nationally and internationally on areas involving refugee health and refugee population-specific interventions. She is currently pursuing a second residency in psychiatry at Harvard University in Boston, MA. Her passion is Christ, who gives purpose to all that she does.
LAUNCH INTL, LOUISVILLE, KY
Jimmy is CEO of Launch Intl, an impact real estate company headquartered in Louisville, KY. Launch specializes in property management for refugee and immigrant populations.
BOARD CHAIRMAN – BEN@REFUGEINTL.ORG
LAUNCH INTL, LOUISVILLE, KY
Ben is a co-founder of Launch Intl, an impact real estate company headquartered in Louisville, KY. Launch specializes in property management for refugee and immigrant populations.
NOTE:Real Estate interest on the part of this ministry could prove a conflict of interest as a “ministry”.
The above efforts all fall under the problematic Faith Based Partnership Models which makes funding form the Federal Government and other internaitonal and private organizations available to participating ministries and churches . VERY Dangers and a conflict of interest and inhibits ministry of the Gospel or any”explicitly Religious Activity by law.
Mohler attends a Baptist church which pastor by one of his disciples which is doing “Community Service “model of Social Justice WOKE ministries including Public School involvement, Foster Care Training , AND Refugee Resettlement Volunteer Training with partners from the Refugee Organizations and The University of Louisville along with private Real Estate interest who support the Refugee Resettlement with housing.
According to a former Muslim who is a Christian refugee in the US -All “Religious Refugees” must apply for immigration to the US through the United Nations and Muslims are “moved to the front of the line right behind LGBTQ “Refugees” and Christians are placed at the back often waiting for 5 years or more “.
So Mohler’s church like Summit of current SBCPresident J D Greear are training their people to be the welcome wagon and use their churches as “Welcome Centers for Muslim Refugees ” along with the LGBTQ refugees at the front of the line.
“Refuge is partnering with churches to help families who are seeking asylum due to dangerous conditions in their home country by helping to provide Housing, Food, & Fellowship.”
ALBERT MOHLER’S IMPACT ON NAMB
This is nothing new for Mohler as his former pastor Kevin Ezell is using the resources of North American Missions Board /Send Relief and the SBC Cooperative Programs to do the VERY SAME.
“ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BNM) – A May 2 conference hosted by the North American Mission Board hopes to encourage and equip Christians to love their Muslim neighbors.”
“The one day conference, “Islam and North America: Loving Your Muslim Neighbor,” will take place at NAMB’s offices in Alpharetta, Ga. A simulcast of the event will be available online at www.namb.net. Registration for both the conference and simulcast is free.”
“During the event, speakers Bob Roberts, Ed Stetzer, Andy DeFelice, Micah Fries, Keith Whitfield and Kambiz Saghaey will teach attendees “how to share the Gospel with Muslims while being sensitive to the fact they may have encountered negative reactions from others in [their] community,” according to a NAMB promotional email.”
“Muslim populations in the U.S. are often fearful due to both real and imagined prejudices. This makes it all the more important to begin a relationship with a Muslim or a Muslim family from a posture of genuine neighborly love. We want to share with and show those in your church how to love your neighbors in ways that open doors for Gospel conversations,” NAMB added.”
NOW NAMB /MOHLER’S FORMER PASTOR HAVE BUILT A MUSLIM REFUGEE CENTER WITH SEND RELIEF AND WORLD VISION /WORLD RELIEF PARTNERS ON BOARD.
As SBC President Albert Mohler would no doubt be CALLING ALL SOUTHERN BAPTIST to volunteer and Baptist Churches to become Muslim Welcome Center. In June 2020 at the SBC Orlando Baptist need to say “NO THANKS Albert Mohler- we will use our churches for the spread of the Gospel “.