The Holy Spirit has lead us to participate in a variety of outreach activities as a way to share the good news of Jesus Christ with others. We welcome everyone to join us in our outreach ministry. Visit our homepage for current and upcoming events. Below is some information about the different activities we are a part of.
The City Serve
City Serve is an event to care for others in very tangible ways. Volunteers, from the Augusta area, come together to help to restore pride in neighborhoods by doing simple tasks, such as picking up litter and trash in designated areas. This serves people, who cannot afford the fines for trash and litter, avoid the penalties.
Doing for the elderly and individuals with disabilities what they are not able to accomplish themselves gives each volunteer the opportunity to serve without the expectation of reward or recognition.
The Alleluia School of Spiritual Direction
The art of spiritual direction is an ancient Christian tradition. Ananias gave direction to Paul in his hour of darkness, and the desert fathers attracted many followers who sought to deepen their spiritual walk. There has been in the last 30 years, a swell of interest and a burgeoning need in the Protestant churches for spiritual direction. In the Catholic tradition, it was for centuries the exclusive arena of monks, nuns and priests; and lay people had little access to spiritual direction. Today this is greatly changed. Our school is endorsed by the Roman Catholic bishop of the Savannah diocese. This gift of walking deeper into the heart of Jesus is a gift for the whole Body of Christ. Ministers and lay people of all Christian traditions now have access to the skills to walk with others on their journey.
For More information please visit: http://www.alleluiassd.com/
The Augusta Monthly Prayer Breakfast
The Augusta Monthly Prayer Breakfast, formerly The Major’s Prayer Breakfast, continues to foster goodwill among the churches in the Augusta Area. The Prayer Breakfast rotates among the area Christian churches. The people, joining together for an hour of prayer followed by breakfast supplied by the host church or organization, are members of their respective churches. This is a time of meeting others in the city and praying for the needs of our Augusta community.
Contact Bob Finnegan at 706-798-1882 to be place on a contact list for the Monthly Prayer Breakfast.
The Alleluia Prayer Meetings
Weekly Prayer Meetings are held in the Gym of the Alleluia Community School complex at the corner of Peach Orchard and Lumpkin Road on Thursday evenings from 7-8:15 during the school months or 7:30 – 8:45 during the non-school months. Each prayer meeting has a specific focus:
- Prayer and Praise Prayer Meeting, where the music is joyful, lively, and more of a charismatic atmosphere of worship and praise.
- Quiet Prayer Meeting, where a more contemplative form of worship is done. Quieting the soul through silence and quiet music aims to lead people to have a deeply personal experience of worshiping the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- Women’s Prayer Meeting, where the teaching and worship are led by very talented women leaders and musicians. The topics are focused specifically for the benefit of women.
- Men’s Prayer Meeting, where the teaching and worship are led by very talented men leaders and musicians. The topics are focused specifically for the benefit of men.
The All Saints Day Celebration
As an alternative to halloween, we host an All Saints Day celebration annually on October 31st for everyone that would like to come. This is an opportunity for children and families to come and trick or treat in a safe, uplifting environment in the South Augusta area. An entire block of Norton Drive is used for the candy distribution festivities. The goal is to outreach to as many neighborhood families as possible to share the love of Jesus with them through this simple activity.
The Kairos Prison Ministry
The Kairos Prison Ministry mission is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women, and youth, as well as their families. Kairos serves inside 28 Georgia prisons and in outside programs for families. Locally, the team volunteers at the Augusta State Medical Prison.
The Kairos program starts with a Weekend that consists of carefully structured talks, meditations, and individual and group activities. For many participants, the Kairos Weekend creates the desire to become a Christian, and for others the desire to continue spiritual growth. After the weekend, “Prayer and Share” accountability groups and Reunions with volunteers are held regularly. The ultimate goal of Kairos is to build a Christian community to pray and fellowship together by nurturing each other in their faith walk and providing accountability. This is the heart of Kairos!
The fact that we return again and again to each prison for both Prayer and Share and for Reunions is what distinguishes Kairos from other prison ministries. It can be very challenging to maintain a Christian lifestyle in prison, and without follow up support, the efforts of the weekend would quickly be lost to the prison environment.
There are many ways to support. First and foremost we ask that you pray for Kairos. We are supported financially by donations from friends, local churches, and volunteers. There’s also membership on inside teams. We desire to share this experience of ministering to the community at ASMP.
The Alleluia Healing + Miracles Team
The Alleluia Healing and Miracles Team began in 2012 after the community hosted a city-wide healing/miracle event drawing 1000 people. The team promotes a “supernatural culture” by sponsoring healing/miracle services to churches of any denomination. These services are 3 hour events where people experience a profound sense of God’s love and numerous emotional and physical healings.
The Team of about 40 people also sponsors events like “treasure hunts” in which groups of people pray together, seek the Lord for words of knowledge about people, and then “go out in the streets” (Target, the Mall, Walmart, Kroger—wherever the Lord leads us) where we encounter these people and ask their permission to pray with and over them. We have seen numerous physical healings, as well as many tears, as people are touched by the love of God.
Most recently, the Healing and Miracles Team has initiated a “Prayer Rooms” healing ministry where once a week, people can come to receive prayer or ministry. It is part of an International Healing Rooms Ministry. The Team has been in preparation for this for months and will start this ministry in January, 2019.
The Alleluia Music Ministry
For over four decades the Alleluia Community Music Ministry has been primarily focused upon serving Jesus with worship and prayer that is pleasing to the Father. While we know that the music is important (we use both old wine and new wine) what is really important is what is going on in the hearts of the members of the worship team. We believe that the flow of grace that comes from pure hearts joined together in unity (John 17:20-23) establishes the quality of the incense referred to by David in Ps. 141:2: “May my prayer be set before you like incense, may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.” Our worship teams have served in local, national and international settings and venues where their primary goal is leading the worshippers into the ongoing and eternal worship environment of Heaven referred to by St. John in Revelation 4. In taking this ministry view of worship we witness that our worship teams do their best to give the Holy Spirit something He can use to bring forth worship, prayer, praise and adoration that is truly pleasing to God.
The Life Chain: Augusta
As a community, we are committed to respect for life from conception to natural death. We support many initiatives in the city that raise money and awareness for adoption and support to young mothers as an alternative to abortion. Many of the Alleluia members also participate in the annual local Life Chain event. Life Chain is a peaceful and prayerful public witness where individuals who are pro-life stand for 90 minutes praying for our nation and for an end to abortion. It is a visual statement of solidarity by the greater Christian community that the church supports the sanctity of human life.