“And now, dear brothers and sister, we give you this command in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ: … For you know that you out to imitate us. We were not idle when we were with you. We never accepted food from anyone without paying for it. We worked hard day and night so we would not be a burden to any of you. We certainly had the right to ask you to feed us, but we wanted to give you an example to follow. Even while we were with you, we gave you this command: Those unwilling to work will not get to eat.”
2 Thessalonians 3: 6-10
Beloved: Did you know that working is scripturally based? In fact,
our need to work comes from the beginning of time, God created the
heaven and earth; He worked (Genesis 1:31-2:3). We are beings created
by God, in His likeness, we are designed to work. It completes us.
In the scripture above, Paul models work for us. He explained the
value of a hard day’s work. He knew that idleness was not good and had
no place in the kingdom of God.
It is the same today, God’s people want to work, however, some need a
little encouragement and help to do so. The Employment ministry is
designed to help the people of God overcome difficulties in finding
employment. The enemy thinks that he is winning; however, this praying
group of committed individuals is calling him a liar. Since the
ministry began to come together, glimmers of God’s favor have begun to
show through the darkness; people are beginning to get jobs. We know
the bondage of unemployment is being broken. People are being led to
jobs and we thank God for His grace and faithfulness as we dedicate this
ministry in His favor. Amen!
Rev. Dr. David Jefferson, Sr., Esq.
Vision: Every eligible adult member of the
Metropolitan Baptist Church family has employment. - Rev. Dr. David
Jefferson Sr. Esq., Pastor, May 4, 2008
Scripture: “And in the church God has appointed
… workers of miracles, also those having gifts of healing, those able
to help others …” I Corinthians 12:28
Mission: To exercise the gift of helps by
assisting every unemployed eligible adult member of the Metropolitan
Baptist Church family and the surrounding community in achieving the
vision for favorable employment.
(whether you are looking for a job or you would like to use your gifts to help the ministry)
149 Springfield Ave, Newark, NJ 07103