Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church
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Who We Are
Spirit of Joy Fellowship Lutheran Church is a gathering of Christians who worship together in a house each Sunday morning. We are a "house-church fellowship" of Jesus' disciples!
We are a chartered Lutheran congregation of the LCMS, led and empowered by Almighty God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Jesus designed His church with three purposes: To love God. To love Others. To make disciples. We follow Jesus in His work for eternity - and He blesses us with a spirit of joy which is celebrated on Sunday mornings and every day!
The Lord Jesus leads us to "Make disciples who make disciples" as we lead people to the joy of new life in Jesus Christ.
Spirit of Joy congregation equips, grows and sends disciples into our communities with the incarnate Holy Spirit and the love of Jesus Christ.
All disciples of Jesus are ministers! The Holy Spirit works through us in outreach ministries such as: transformation of addicted lives; on-going personal encouragement of elderly people in assisted living; redeeming prisoners from North Korea; fresh water for third world villages; food for homeless people in our community; and more.
We are not looking for more church members! We are seeking people who are open to GROW and GO as disciples of Jesus - wherever He wants us to serve.
We invite you to visit a Spirit of Joy gathering if the Lord urges you.
Jesus says: "Come and see!"
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Alan BonderudFriends, I write on behalf of a man imprisoned nearby in Rock Spring, GA who presently is working on his Associate’s Degree in Theology through ICCS, tailored to the Missouri Synod. The man’s name is Christopher Carniero. I met him through the mentor ministry over which I have some leadership responsibility. We had him placed with Pastor Chris Sheets of Good Shepherd Lutheran, but Pastor Sheets’ present responsibilities has made it difficult to continue with young Mr. Carniero. We were about to place Mr. Carniero with a retired Presbyterian pastor, until he asked me to reach out to other Lutheran churches in the area to see if there is not another man who could take him him on as a mentor and then further assist him with his studies. Would you or someone please contact me so we could discuss this further? The prison is Walker State Faith and Character Based Prison, the only prison of its kind in Georgia and one of the few like it in the nation or world. Our Community Mentoring Ministry is interdenominational under the auspices of the Metanoia Ministries, the national prison ministry of Presbyterian Church in America. Going on our eighth year, we mentor fully one-third of the men at Walker from 75 different churches. Not only would it be vital for Mr. Carniero's long term spiritual health and well being, perhaps you would like to hear personnaly from us about what this ministry could mean to your men. My name is Alan Bonderud and I can be reached at 423/903-3700. Many thanks. Only by grace, Alan