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Inspirational Praise & Worship Center, Inc.

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Inspirational Praise & Worship Center, Inc. 
7628 N. 56th Street - Tampa, FL 33617
Phone:  813-988-4777  Email: ipwci@hotmail.com
Pastor Herbert W. Roshell & Prophetess Stephanie Roshell, Founders 

THE GLORY WILL BE SEEN IN 2015! 
 
 
 
Pastor  & Prophetess Roshell and the Inspirational Praise and Worship Center, Inc. church family greet you and invite you to browse our web site, listen to sermons, and submit any questions or prayer requests you may have. We also extend a personal invitation for you to join our worship services. We pray that you will find our website helpful. To find out more about the ministry, please feel free to call or email us!
 
Our ministry has changed its colors to reflect the glory and majesty of our King.  We have transisitoned to purple (His royalty) and gold (His properity) to show forth the glorious attributes of our King.  We pray that you will enjoy the journey with us!  What will you do in this new year, new opportunity to respresent the Kingdom?
 
 


   

Welcome to 2015!  As this year is vastly moving towards spring, we want to challenge the Body of Christ with this question, Are you an Apprentice for Christ?

If a movement is to start with you and your friends, then it all begins with your becoming an apprentice. The core competency of any movement is apprenticeship. Apprenticeship is a fundamental principle of reproduction, yet it is so often overlooked.

A gifted communicator can attract a huge crowd, a charismatic leader can create tremendous energy, and a talented writer can sell books by the millions. But if that teacher, leader, or writer wants to see their influence grow into a missional movement, they first must learn what it means to become an apprentice.

The very first action that Jesus took to start His movement was to recruit twelve apprentices.

Come, follow Me, Jesus said, and I will make you fishers of men. - Matthew4:19

Jesus called twelve men into an apprenticeship and then taught them the basics of His message and His ministry so that they could do the same things He had done. Two thousand years later the Jesus movement has reached billions and billions of people, and it continues to impact new generations with an unchanging message. Through apprenticeships, people are empowered to reach their leadership capacity and influence as many others as possible to accomplish the mission.

Apprenticed to Jesus

You may have noticed that what I’m talking about sounds similar to what we often call “discipleship.” I intentionally use the word apprentice as opposed to disciple. While disciple is a brilliant word (and a word used by Jesus Himself), it often does not mean to us what Jesus meant when He used it. I believe that disciple is a ruined word.

When Jesus called people into discipleship, He was calling them for and preparing them to accomplish a mission.

When people use the world disciple today, though, it has almost nothing to do with our mission. Discipleship in the church today has more to do with consuming and absorbing cognitive content than it has anything to do with missional action. Being a disciple is more about an individual and his/her ability to get a passing grade on the subject matter, and less about being a follower of Jesus who lives in community with others for the sake of Christ’s mission. I’m convinced that it will take at least another generation for us to recover the meaning of the word disciple so it is heard in the way Jesus meant for it to be heard.

The introduction of new language is a crucial step in reshaping paradigms and getting people to think differently about the movement of Jesus. Successful businesses are now seeing the importance of this principle. Ram Charan, in his book Leaders at All Levels, explains why the word apprenticeship has such power today: “Apprenticeship is at the heart of this new approach to leadership development. To understand why, you’ll have to come to grips with a potentially controversial belief: leadership can only be developed through practice. Those who have talent for leadership must develop their abilities by practicing in the real world and converting that experience into improved skill and judgment. That conversion does not take place in a classroom.”

In other words, you can choose to continue to use the word disciple, but that choice may prove counterproductive and result in producing the same kinds of static thinking you are trying to change. The word apprentice says that you not only are a learner but also are willing and ready to take action that will demand greater leadership responsibility in order to further the movement of Jesus.

Apprentices don’t just learn; they do what they have been taught and aspire to lead themselves.

 

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Sunday Morning Services

Sunday School - 9:30 am

Morning Worship - 11:00 am

1st Sunday is Communion Sunday

 

Mid-Week Services

Bible Study - Wednesdays at 7:00 pm

 

Women's Ministry at 6:00 pm 

Last Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

(see calendar page for more information)

"Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God" 1 John 5:5

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