“…should I not be concerned about that great city?” Jonah 4:1
Columbia is the state capital and the largest city in the state of South Carolina. Whereas much of our ministry takes place inside its’ city limits, we have the privilege of ministering to people all over the world through our counseling and coaching ministry.
One of the areas of ministry we are involved in is through Oliver Gospel Mission. In the inner city, if you can’t touch it, you can’t use it; if it doesn’t help you survive — then it isn’t real. Don’t talk about “hope” unless you can demonstrate it.
That’s why we partner with Oliver Gospel Mission to minister to the whole person — body, mind, and spirit.
Oliver Gospel Mission is a faith-based rescue mission, focusing on helping the broken and homeless. I have the privilege of helping men realize second chances in their lives through addiction and career counseling. Through the Mission, we provide chances for addiction recovery, securing employment, and personal faith growth.
Gina and I also work one-on-one with individuals and facilitate groups where people are growing in their relationship with Christ and multiplying their lives into others. We take ministry to its simplest level — one life at a time.
One-to-one or couple-to-couple, we help lives to be transformed and reproduced in others.
Through a proven, life-on-life process, we help to advance the Great Commandment (Matt. 22:37-39) and fulfill God’s Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20) to reach and disciple a world in need. Both the Great Commandment (Loving God & loving our neighbors) and the Great Commission (making disciples of all nations) are keys to living this life of faith. Somehow the key as Ray Choi (a pastor in California) shares is to:
“Love God, love neighbors, make disciples of all nations — all 3 have to be pursued simultaneously. How do you do that? That’s why living out Christian life is messy. Which one is a priority, which one should be done first, is there an order we should follow? No, there is no order because, in my reading of Scripture, all 3 are fundamentals. Like legs of a tripod, you take away a leg and the tripod will fall down. If one of these 3 components is missing, your spiritual life will fall down and not take off as it should.”