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THE ONLY MAGAZINE BRINGING STRAIGHT TALK FOR CHRISTIANS

FEB/MAR 2014

Learning To Listen In

Leadership

Bishop Henry Channel, III

Black History Month


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Black History Month Celebrating Black History

Eyes On The Prize Civil Rights Picture Reflections

Cover Story Bishop Henry Channel, III

Leadership Section Learning To Listen In Leadership! Excellence In Leadership! Do You Consider Yourself A Leader?

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Photography Memories by Mattox Divas With Atti2ude, Inc Civil Rights Archive

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Executive Chef and Pastry Chef Audrey has been in the Industry for over 30 years. A TV and Radio Personality she hosted her own show “Cooking with Chef Audrey” for 4 years on each medium. She was one of the Keynote Speakers for the Smithsonian Institute’s “Key Ingredient Tour.” She has been the subject of many articles in various National Magazines. Since closing her Bistro she has launched a Stand-Up Christian Comedian Career, attending Bryan University –obtaining an Advanced Health and Fitness Degree, surrendered to the call to Preach. She is a frequent guest on WMAZ a local TV station where she demonstrates cooking techniques and is an consultant with several groups for healthy eating. Now this new venture with DAZONE, Chef Audrey plans to give ideas that will have you cooking and eating meals that will become family favorites.

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he story of Black History Month begins in Chicago during the late summer of 1915. An alumnus of the University of Chicago with many friends in the city, Carter G. Woodson traveled from Washington, D.C. to participate in a national celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of emancipation sponsored by the state of Illinois. Awarded a doctorate in Harvard three years earlier, Woodson joined the other exhibitors with a black history display. Inspired by the three-week celebration, Woodson decided to form an organization to promote the scientific study of black life and history before leaving town. On September 9th, Woodson met at the Wabash YMCA with A. L. Jackson and three others and formed the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH). In the 1940s, efforts began slowly within the black community to expand the study of black history in the schools and black history celebrations before the public. In the South, black teachers often taught Negro History as a supplement to United States history. The 1960s had a dramatic effect on the study and celebration of black history. Before the decade was over, Negro History Week would be well on its way to becoming Black History Month. The shift to a month-long celebration began even before Dr. Woodson death. As early as 1940s, blacks in West Virginia, a state where Woodson often spoke, began to celebrate February as Negro History Month. In Chicago, a now forgotten cultural activist, Fredrick H. Hammaurabi, started celebrating Negro History Month in the mid-1960s. Having taken an African name in the 1930s, Hammaurabi used his cultural center, the House of Knowledge, to fuse African consciousness with the study of the black past. By the late 1960s, as young blacks on college campuses became increasingly conscious of links with Africa, Black History Month replaced Negro History Week at a quickening pace. Within the Association, younger intellectuals, part of the awakening, prodded Woodson’s organization to change with the times. In 1976, fifty years after the first celebration, the Association used its influence to institutionalize the shifts from a week to a month and from Negro history to black history. by Daryl Michael Scott for ASALH at www.asalh.org


EARTHA KITT

After expressing her negative views on the war in Vietnam at a White House luncheon, she was effectively blacklisted and didn't work in the States for fully a decade.


Between the years of 1882 and 1968 4,743 people were lynched on American soil3,446 of them where African American. The woman pictured here is Laura Nelson who was hung on a bridge over the North Canadian River alongside her 15 yr old son, Lawrence Nelson. The pictures of the lynching where later sold as postcards.


The Scottsboro Boys were nine Black teenage boys (the youngest was 13 and the oldest was 19) accused of rape in Alabama in 1931. The landmark set of legal cases from this incident dealt with racism and the right to a fair trial. The case included a frame-up, an allWhite jury, rushed trials, an attempted lynching, an angry mob, and is an example of a miscarriage of justice.


In 1965, at Jackson, Mississippi, Matt Herron took an iconic and ironic image from the civil rights era as a white policeman rips an American flag away from a young black boy, having already confiscated his ‘No More Police Brutality’ sign.


Martin Luther King Jr. being attacked as he marched nonviolently for the Chicago Freedom Movement, 1966


Cover Story

Henry Channel, III Bishop Henry Channel, III is an inspirational leader who serves with dignity, respect, and integrity. He is a visionary, extraordinary thinker, and entrepreneur. Pastor Channel’s background and love for God have made him the strong leader he is today. Bishop Channel’s focus is on those who are lost to the streets and those hesitant in coming to Christ (or the church) for fear of being judged. His vision, as well as his teaching, has drawn many believers to Christ. He is an anointed teacher and preacher who truly loves the people of God. Bishop Channel has a vision to help men, women, and children of God challenge their old way of thinking. His desire is to teach individuals to not limit God and serve Him without holding back. His vision is motivated by Proverbs 23:7, “For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”

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ishop Channel was ordained as a minister of God in 1998 under the leadership of Bishop Melvin Goolsby of Macon, Georgia. Since then he has served in many different capacities within the church including that of Elder and Assistant Pastor. Bishop Channel attended Cason Theological Institute and Bryant Theological Seminary for his theological studies. In September 2006, Bishop Channel founded A New Generational Beginning Ministries, Inc. (NGBM), an independent and nondenominational ministry birthed through the vision of God. While serving at NGBM, his leadership in the ministry has continued to grow as the Word of God has gone forth and the people of God are blessed through knowledge and revelation. Bishop Channel believes in equipping the people of God through strong bible-based teachings and powerful fellowship services. His messages and teachings allow the people of God to challenge their minds by thinking outside the box. As a result, they learn to expect the unexpected. Bishop Channel is married to Felicia L. Stanley Channel who serves as co-laborer with him in the ministry. They are blessed with three children, Alexus, Armoni, and Adrian. Bishop Channel’s goal is to help others find the acceptance, love, hope, forgiveness, guidance, and encouragement they need in order to be the individuals God has called them to be.


New Generational Beginning Ministries created C.H.A.O.S. as a way to inspire youth to use their unique gifts for worship.

New Generational Beginning Ministries Pastor Henry Channel, TTT New Generational Beginning Ministries 4504 US Highway 80W Montrose, Georgia

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Do you Consider Yourself a Leader? by Angel Casiano

Many leaders feel that all they need to prove in order to show that they are leaders is to have people following them. As we look closely at these kinds of leaders we quickly notice that they have a new group of people following them by the month, as others leave them by the week. They are unable to keep followers for too long. Why? Because these leaders are emphasizing in the "Follow Me Mentality;" the "Serve Me Mentality," the, "It's all About Me Mentality" and the "I tell you what to do Mentality." Jesus did not only say, "Follow me." Jesus said, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." Jesus invested in these men and out of twelve disciples He kept eleven, who were faithful to Him until the very end. Even through the many persecutions and hatred from the world, they stood faithful until the end. We conclude then, that the greatest evidence of an effective leader is found in the productivity of his/her spiritual children; not in the number of followers and the size of your building. The author is currently a School Teacher in a Private Christian School, a Martial Arts Instructor and a Senior Pastor

"Two Fundamental Characteristics of an Effective Leader": In this article we will be able to see that being a leader goes beyond telling people what do. We will be able to see that just having people following you is not enough. Many followers are satisfied with this concept of just following somebody, because it takes away the responsibility that they also have to do their part in God's Kingdom. This mentality seems to also satisfy many of our current leaders as they are comfortable with the idea of members over disciples. All seems to be about the number of members and the size of the building. It is perhaps the reason why in our churches we have so many brothers and sisters doing absolutely nothing with their God-given talents. "And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him."(Matthew4:18-20) Let's consider the following points: 1. An effective leader is able to see in people the potential that nobody else is able to see. Jesus reached out to a completely disqualified group of folks according to the world's standards. Why? Because Jesus was able to see beyond their current condition. Jesus reached out to a completely disqualified group of folks according to the world's standards. Why? Because Jesus was able to see beyond their current condition. 2. An effective leader invests in the process of building up people to the realization of their call in life.


Excellence In Leadership EVERYTHING IS PERFECT:Excellence in leadership has to do with a) one's ability to command a following. b) one's ability to bring the followers to the point where they ought to be or come to, and this is the most important of the two. Isaiah 46:10 says God knows the end from the beginning. That means He knows the end we should come to. You can say He has gone or been there, and comes to the present to take us to that expected end if we are in agreement with or let him. So should every leader if he should provide excellent leadership. He should be able to know the point the group should come to at a certain point in time and look for efficient and effective ways to bring all who are willing to that point. This is called visionary leadership. Leadership is influence, which is the ability or power to get results from someone without using apparent force or authority, or to have him think and behave in certain way. And influence like almost every other thing is a tool and can be used for positive and negative ends. You cannot really divorce true excellence in leadership from the purpose of God, which is positive. I use 'true' in this context to represent anything in agreement with God, His righteousness and purpose.

by Onyekachukwu Ukeje

Paul the apostle made a very profound statement. He said, "Follow my example as I follow the example of Christ." 1 Corinthians 11:1(NIV). This is because true leadership is by inspiration. Remember, the one who is following made the decision to, whatever influenced that decision. Leadership has a lot to do with what we do, but more with who we are or become. Onyekachukwu Ukeje is an itinerant preacher based in Enugu, Nigeria


Learning To Listen As A Leader People say that listening is an art form, that not anyone can do it or that it takes a "special" person to be a good listener. Although I will say that some people are better at listening than others I disagree that it is a gift. I believe everyone has the ability to listen if they wanted to; even Jesus speaks it many times to the churches that "All who have an ear let him hear what the spirit is saying." Well, we all have ears and that was Jesus point. He gave us two ears and one mouth .and that alone should tell us something. The bible says be swift to hear and slow to speak. The word "swift" means to be capable of moving at a quick speed. In other words, be quick to listen and hear what's being said to you. The bible says be swift to hear and slow to speak. The word "swift" means to be capable of moving at a quick speed. In other words, be quick to listen and hear what's being said to you. There are many times we want to rush to say something, rush to give our opinion or rush to make a point and the entire time we're not listening the other person said.

If people knew that half of the time people aren't listening to them, they probably would never want to speak to us again. It's a good thing people can't read minds or we would never have any friends. Listening is something we have to be willing to learn how to do and practice. Listening does not come naturally to most of us and if it did there would be more lay counselors and ministers reaching out. Sometimes the best medicine you could ever give someone is your ear to listen and your shoulder to cry on. They don't want you to fix their problem as much as they need someone to talk to and someone to care. So how can we become better listeners? Pray: Ask God to help you to listen and hear what the person is saying and ask God to give you wisdom and discernment. Eliminate Distractions: If someone approaches you while you are among a group of people, tell them to hold their thought as you take them five or ten steps away from everyone else.

Stay Focused: Try to restrain from interrupting the other person but stay focused on listening to what they are saying. Find the Purpose: As you are listening; also listen for clues to why they are talking to you and what they need from you. Do they need prayer? Are they coming to you for comfort? Are they just venting and need a sounding board? Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Make assumptions: Making assumptions or having a pre-conceived ideas about someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s situation can lead you off track spiritually. Listen with Compassion: Having compassion with humility of heart will help you to relax and help you listen patiently. Respond Biblically: If you follow all the steps prior you will be able to respond in the spirit and biblically. Know God's Voice: One of the most important parts of ministering is hearing God's voice because you want to minister His Words and not your own. by Filoiann Wiedenhoff

Filoiann M. Wiedenhoff is a pastor's wife; Stay at home Mom; Women Biblical Counselor, Bible Teacher and Writer.


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