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If it is a "growing church",

it is because you come regularly with your family to learn from God’s Word.

If it is a "Scriptural church",

 it is because you will settle for nothing less.

If it is a "friendly church",

it is because you are friendly and make it so.

If it is a "giving church",

it is because you give with a heart of love.

If it is a "praying church",

it is because you regularly and consistently pray for your church and its ministries.

If it is a "spiritual church",

it is because you daily walk in the Spirit and abide in Christ.

If it is a "Bible-believing church",

it is because you "study to show yourself approved unto God…rightly dividing the word of truth".




1.  Church members should have received the Lord Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior by being born again, in accordance with the Bible (John 3:3-6, 1:12).

2.  Members should know that they are saved and how they are saved (1 John 5:11-13).

3.  Members will witness for the Lord Jesus Christ by sharing their faith with family members, friends and others, telling them how to be saved by God (Acts 1:8).


1.  Members will set aside and sanctify Sunday as the Lord’s Day for worshipping God with the saints (Heb 10:24-25).

2.  When we go out to worship with other churches, we would like all of our members to attend (Eph 4:15-16).

3.  Members are to participate in monthly Holy Communion (currently every 2nd Sunday of each month).


1.  Each member should spend personal time with God in prayer daily.

2.  Members are to pray with their families.

3.  Members are to pray with the church family.


1. Without the Bible, there is no knowledge of Christ or Salvation. 

Members should grow in their love for God’s Holy Scriptures, the Bible.

2.  All Members are to read, study, meditate and memorize Scriptures (2 Tim. 2:15).

3.  All members are to attend Sunday School/Biblical Foundation classes.


1.  Members, by faith and love, will give to God tithes and offerings.

2.  Members will faithfully support the pastor financially, with our prayers, and by giving encouragement.

3.  Members are to unite with the church in support of missionaries, financially, and with prayers.

4.  Members are to give their time and abilities to the church.


1.  We are to try to get to know members we do not know.

2.  We are to be united for the cause of our Lord Jesus Christ.

3.  We are to love and build up other members.

4.  We are to share with others when they are less fortunate than we are.

5.  We are never to gossip and talk behind one another’s back. Such

     practices are demonic.


1.  God has called all of us into His service as soldiers of Jesus Christ. God   has given all of us natural and spiritual gifts to serve Him and His church.

2.  We expect all our members to have a ministry, and be involved in a church ministry.

3.  We expect our members to serve in a ministry in the church.



Here is a small list of things you might share with a newly saved born-again Christian. Keep in mind this is just the "basics". It is important to give them a direction to go in after they have received Christ as their personal Lord & Saviour. Be sure to do all you can to be a help & blessing to this person. Their spiritual growth is such an important part of their being a Christian. Without your help, they might not know the next step to take in their new Christian walk. If you need help, please let us know.

Join a good Bible believing - Preaching Church

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Hebrews 10:25

Obey The Lord & Be Baptized

Then they that gladly received his word were baptized… Acts 2:41

See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. Acts 8:36-37

 Read The Bible Every Day!

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15

Psa 119:9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed [thereto] according to thy word.

Psa 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Rom 10:17 So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105

 Pray to God Your Father

Prayer is just talking to God.

Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. Jeremiah 33:3

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Matthew 6:7

Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him… Psalm 62:8

The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. Psalm 145:18

 Share With Others What God Has Done For You!

Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins. James 5:20

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. Proverbs 11:30

If you are unable to maintain your membership or ministry commitment we expect our church members to inform the Pastor/Co-Pastor.

Min. Tony & Deaconess Vera Woodland - Ministry Leaders

Assignments by first letter of last name
A-J  Deaconess Maxine Smith (women)

K-R  Deaconess Vera Woodland (women)

S-Z  Deaconess Pat Hester (women)

A-M  Min. Tony Woodland (men)

N-Z  Deacon Raymond Lassiter (men)


Please contact your Deacon/Deaconess for prayer and information. God has called them to be a blessing to you and your family.

They can be contacted through the church office at (215) 472-9551 or 1-888-GOD'S JOY.
Feel free to send us your comments and requests.

CHURCH EMAIL ADDRESS: PhilaPrayer@aol.com
CHURCH FAX NUMBER (215) 472-1397
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