VICTORY ! MAGAZINE
A PUBLICATION OF VICTORY GRACE CENTER, SENIOR PASTOR: DR. JASMIN SCULARK
OUR YEAR OF VICTORY!
It’s a Victory Day! And it’s Our Year of Victory! In 2K17, we are believing God for complete Victory in every area of our lives – faith, family, friends, finances and flesh. If you need Victory in any of these five areas, you are in the right place. Here at Victory Grace Center, Victory is in our DNA. It is in our bones! We were born to be Victorious. And it will be sweet, sweatless and shared. I declare and decree that you cannot be defeated. You cannot be conquered. This is the year that you will see the manifestation of what you have been praying for in your life. God is going to give you an entire year of Victory. You will experience more wins this year than losses. Open your mouth and give God a shout like it is already done! Victory is promised to us, but the decisions you make this year will determine if you will experience the thrill of Victory more than the agony of defeat. Do not veto your Victory because of poor choices.
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As you may recall during my “Victorious Secrets” sermon series, one secret to walking in Victory is to write your vision, especially for the first 100 days of 2K17. Also make sure your goals are SMART – specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely. Also during this Victory season, our focus is to Go SHINE: Share Hope in Negative Experiences. We seek to do so by sharing love in a tangible way. 2K17 is not just about bringing people to church, but also about taking the church beyond the four walls and meeting people where they are. And finally, I want to thank each of you for faithfully supporting VGC by giving financially last year. Your giving helps us to reach more and do more for the Kingdom of God. I am praying for you and I am believing God with you that He will do tremendous things in your life this year. I see a Victory! – Pastor Jazz
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Welcome to the latest issue of Victory! Magazine. Our cover story is a series of articles that focuses on Victory in the "5Fs" â€“ faith, family, friends, finances and flesh (p. 14-20). The series will challenge you, inspire you, and even provide step-bystep advice on how you can achieve Victory in the areas where you may need it most.
FROM THE EDITOR
Also in this issue, the Publications Ministry is pleased to announce a Black History Month Contest (p. 12-13) for V-Children and V-Youth. Enter to win up to $100 in prizes for successfully completing a word scramble or completing trivia questions.
Contest rules are inside. All written answers must be submitted by Sunday, Feb. 19, and one winner in each age group will be announced on Sunday, Feb. 26. Parents and guardians, you do not want to miss this opportunity for your children and youth to test their knowledge of Black History and win prizes! Finally, a special thank you to the members of the Publications Ministry, to Pastor Jazz for her support, and everyone who contributed their time and talent to provide you, our readers, with information to prepare you for Our Year of Victory! â€“ Shanon D. Murray
Publisher Dr. Jasmin Sculark Creative/Editorial Director Shanon D. Murray Staff Writers/Editors Vincent Brown Monaque Denmark Andrea Miller Thomas Moore Briana Shaw Bronwyn Smith Elaine Anderson Contributing Writers Mah-ki Fox Angelia Garner Mary Huntley Gladstone Alleyne Contributing Editors Yvonne Robinson Destiny Bullock Kathy Edwards Photography JaNice Parks Justin Chinn Graphics Tinesi Minikon Layout Design Shanon D. Murray Michelle Harris
A NOTE FROM THE PASTOR
VICTORY BY THE NUMBERS
VICTORY BUSINESS NETWORK
2K17: Our Year of Victory
Highlights of VGC's first year
Updates on recent happenings at VGC
Profiles of business owners
BLACK HISTORY MONTH CONTEST
Information about Victory Business Network members
Enter today to win prizes
Series on the 5Fs -- faith, family, friends, finances, flesh
A fun look at life at VGC in pictures
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DOLLARS RAISED FOR VISION 2 VICTORY IN 2016
VIEWERS STREAM SUNDAY SERVICES EACH WEEK ONLINE
FAMILIES SERVED DURING THE THANKSGIVING CARE 2 SHARE
TOYS DONATED DURING THE CHRISTMAS CARE 2 SHARE
ADDITIONAL V-PARTNERS ADDED IN 2K16
PEOPLE PAID THEIR $1,250 VISION 2 VICTORY COMMITMENT IN FULL
At VGC, success is measurable. First, we are thankful for the 102 people who completed their $ 1 , 250 contributions to the Vision 2 Victory campaign. Those funds, plus all of your contributions to V2V, helped us raise $259,000 in 2K16 for our new worship center. Also, we were blessed to Go SHINE: Share Hope in Negative Experiences by sharing our love in tangible ways. We donated Thanksgiving baskets and toys in the DMV, and school supplies to students in Trinidad. And there are many more significant milestones to celebrate. Thank you for making 2K16 so successful!
53 BUSINESSES THAT ARE MEMBERS OF THE VICTORY BUSINESS NETWORK
Looking for news you can use? Here is a recap of new happenings at VGC. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Department Head: Angelia "Angie" Garner Mission: To empower others to L.I.V.E. (live in Victory everyday) Ministries: Health & Wellness, Partners Orientation, Survivor, Truth on Tuesdays, Victory 4 Life Contact: CED@VictoryGraceCenter.org
COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT Department Head: Tonya Alston Mission: To locally and globally communicate the vision and mission of VGC Ministries: Marketing, Publications, Public Relations, Social Media, Website Contact: VComm@VictoryGraceCenter.org.
CONGREGATIONAL CARE DEPARTMENT Department Head: Bill Wormley Mission: Work in support of the tangible needs of our church family Ministries: Altar Workers, V-Care, V-Connect, Deacons, V-Groups, V-Intake, Ministers, Prayer, 2Timothy Contact: Cong@VictoryGraceCenter.org
VICTORY BUSINESS NETWORK Servant Leader: Rickie Gooch Mission: "VBN" is a collaboration of businesses owned by V-Partners. VBN's goal is to lead in the areas of stewardship, business management, and entrepreneurship, and to recycle our time, talent and treasure into the community. Start Date: October 2016 Contact: VBN@VictoryGraceCenter.org
V-MARRIAGE MINISTRY Servant Leaders: Johnny and Chassity Parrish Mission: To provide a safe and inviting place for married couples to be empowered to live out their commitment to each other Start Date: October 2016 Contact: Marriage@VictoryGraceCenter.org
NEW V-PARTNERS To become a V-Partner and receive a black Covenant Card, interested persons must complete five sessions of our Partners Orientation class taught by Pastor Jazz. Classes are currently in session. Come learn more about the vision and mission of VGC. Contact: VIntake@VictoryGraceCenter.org
V-GROUPS The goal of V-Groups is to multiply the ministry of Jesus by empowering lay leaders to provide C.A.R.E (Connection, Acceptance, Realness and Encouragement) to others. VPartners are invited to join a group based on gender or interest. More info is coming soon! Contact: Connect@VictoryGraceCenter.org
by Thomas Moore Faith. Focus. Direction. Drive. These qualities define members of the Victory Business Network, more than 50 VGC business owners joined together to network, learn, give and earn. The goal of VBN, which launched in October 2016, is to “lead in the areas of stewardship, business management and entrepreneurship,” said Rickie Gooch, VBN Servant Leader. “We recycle our time, talent and treasure into the community.” VBN members Che and Keysha Gomez are the husband and wife owners of Freeline Plumbing Services. The company, which Che started in 2003
after being laid off from his job as a journeyman plumber and gasfitter, is one of the senior businesses in VBN. However, the road has not always been smooth. “We walk by faith and not by sight. It hasn’t been a bed of roses,” says Che. “We made mistakes, sometimes costly ones.” But we kept going,” says Keysha, who handles brand management and business operations. “We got up each morning, sometimes with Che working 80 hours a week without pay, knowing God would turn it around for us. And He did.” “
Today, Freeline is a highly successful commercial plumbing business with a full staff, state of the art equipment, and a long list of satisfied customers. Che and Keysha have enjoyed increased success in recent years thanks to hard work and their faith. They are eager to build relationships with fellow VBN members to encourage them and to network. Che and Keysha are pleased to report that various VGC members have hired them for plumbing services. VBN members have the focus that comes from knowing what they do well and applying their knowledge in their businesses. VBN Member Tonya Alston took what she learned as a federal employee and applied it in her own business of helping clients win federal contracts. Today, Tonya is CEO of Alston Contract Manager Advisors. Major corporations such as Lockheed, <-
Rickie Gooch, Treece Holt, and Che & Keysha Gomez
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Tonya has big plans for her relatively young business, which is based in the D.C. area. She recently opened an office in Miami.
Our members empower one another by sharing information and connections. They empower the people they serve through their excellence. And they empower themselves and VGC through the blessings that flow from their labors,” Rickie says.
I joined VBN to help build the Kingdom through resources and tools God has provided me,” Tonya says. “Even when I’m taking risks, I know that God has me.”
VBN members know that clear direction is essential. Member La-Treece "Treece" Holt knows exactly where her business is headed, and she has the drive to get there.
She also says that part of her faithfulness and formula for success is giving. “I tithe because I know that God’s Word is true,” she says.
Treece started Executive Decision Cleaning Services, a commercial cleaning and janitorial business, in September 2015. “I love to clean, so it made perfect sense to start this business,” she says.
Airbus and others have sought out her expertise.
VBN is committed to helping people build resources of their own and see potential opportunities. Rickie, the VBN Servant Leader, currently owns and operates a Farmers Insurance agency in Bowie, Md., that opened for business in 2015, yet recently became the second highest grossing Farmers agency in the U.S. He says he is proud to lend his time and talent to VBN, and was happy to answer Pastor Jazz’s call to start this dynamic ministry.
She is also enthusiastic about VBN, which along with VGC as a whole, has greatly supported her growing business. Several VGC members have blessed her with jobs for her company, and she has significant commercial cleaning contracts in her pipeline. If you own a business, 2K17 is the year to connect with the Victory Business Network!
VBN Members at Your Service
Alston Contract Manager Advisors (Tonya Alston); www.acm-advisors.com CJ Emergency Management Consulting (Charade Jackson); 202-701-7641 Executive Decision Cleaning Service (Treece Holt); executivedecisioncleaningsvcs.com/ Farmers Insurance (Rickie Gooch); agents.farmers.com/md/bowie/rickie-gooch Freeline Plumbing Services (Che & Keysha Gomez); FreelinePlumbing.com Flow Ministries Inc. (Alice Harris); www.flowmin.org
by Andrea Miller The Publications Ministry is pleased to announce its inaugural Black History Month Contest for V-Children and VYouth! V-Children can win a $50 gift card by successfully completeing a "Word Scramble." V-Youth can win a $50 gift card by completing "Who Am I" trivia questions. The deadline to submit answers is Sunday, Feb. 19. Please email them to News@VictoryGraceCenter.org. VICTORYGRACECENTER.ORG
When submitting your entry, put "Black History Word Scramble" or "Who Am I" Trivia Questions in the subject line. You must include the child's or youthâ€™s full name and age, Only one entry per child is allowed. We will have a random drawing from entries with every answer correct. One winner from each age group will be announced on Sunday, Feb. 26. Parents, donâ€™t miss this opportunity for your children and youth to test their knowledge of Black History and win prizes!
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WHO AM I" TRIVIA
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11. I am the first African American to host a network television program. 12. I am the first African American to own a major film and TV studio. 13. I am the first African American to hold the position of U.S. Attorney General. 14. At 15, I was the first person arrested for defying bus segregation in Alabama. 15. I am the only Black woman to publish a wartime memoir about the Civil War. 16. I originally said and promoted the phrase “Black is Beautiful” in a speech. 17. I was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for 40 years. 18. I am the first African American to receive the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship. 19. As a child, I learned to play the cornet, but I am known for trumpet-playing and singing. 20. I became the first Black woman to win the U.S. Open tennis championship.
FAITH Don't let political uncertainty weaken your faith.
FAMILY One family mended their relationship by attending VGC together.
FRIENDS Learn how to witness to your friends.
FINANCES A guide to get control of your finances.
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FLESH Learn health & wellness tips.
FORGET THE PAST: VICTORY IS AHEAD by Dr. Mary J. Huntley As we settle into 2K17, which is Our Year of Victory, many have purposed to leave some things behind. Lack is at the top of many lists – whether it is the lack of Victory in one's faith, family, friends, finances, or flesh. Thank God that as Christians, we are under new management and have a new life in Christ according to II Cor. 5:17. Therefore, we know who we are and whose we are. God reminds us in I Peter 2:9, “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” As a result, we can now walk in the gift of Victory (I Corinthians 15:57). Since we have repented of your sins and have received forgiveness, it is imperative not to allow anyone to take us on a guilt trip about what may have happened in our past. Instead, we must embrace the phenomenal future, destiny, and preordained purpose God has for us. Hebrews 8:12 says, “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.” Clearly God does not see us with a past. Therefore, we cannot hold ourselves hostage to forgiven sins.
Paul compared life to a race, realizing that he had to lay aside every weight and sin to achieve Victory. We cannot be Victorious in life if we are constantly looking back. Therefore we must continue to press forward by looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. God’s Word says that you and I can do all things through Christ which strengthen us. This means we are equipped and empowered to accomplish any goal we may set in 2K17. Yes, we may fall down, but then we just get back up. Stay in the race and finish the course. It is not by power, not by might, but by my Spirit says the Lord. Rest in God and know that He wishes above all things that His children prosper and be in health, even as our souls prosper. So we strive toward our goals, we must remain focused on Jesus to accomplish our Godgiven purpose. We just have to continue to press every day, and speak God’s Word until we see the manifestation in our lives. If you do choose to think about the past, reminisce instead about the many times God has proven that He is well able to take care of you. He will do it again! So hold your head up high, stick your chest out, and walk in Victory in Jesus name. In the pages ahead, you will find advice on how you can achieve Victory in every area of your life, as well as testimonies of how some of your VGC family achieved Victory in their lives. Be encouraged!
WHO IS YOUR COMMANDER IN CHIEF? VICTORY IN YOUR FAITH
by Vincent Brown A new chapter in the destiny of this country began on Friday, Jan. 20, as Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. After a brutal election process in which Trump won the Electoral college, and Hillary Clinton won the popular vote – by 2.9 million, the most votes any other losing presidential candidate has won in U.S. history – raw emotion still remains at an all-time high more than a month since the inauguration. Some have responded with fear and anger as they are not sure what to expect from a Trump Administration. Without a doubt, the questions still swirling in the hearts of many are, "What will happen? Who can I trust?” Situations like these are nothing new as we are continuously put into predicaments where we must decide who and what will lead us.
Some may feel that their faith is being tested. We tend to put God in a box — trying first to figure out how we can resolve the issue ourselves. That is, until we become frustrated and then we seek the All-Knowing as an afterthought. How much anxiety and how many headaches could have been avoided if we had just sought God first? God wants us to have Victory in our faith. However, we cannot possess Victory if our faith focuses more on circumstances than The Creator. This is not only true of the current political environment, but also of anything seeking to take priority in our lives. Victory in our faith requires us to take God out of the box and put Him in His rightful position — first. So I ask you today, “Who is your Commander in Chief?” Who exercises supreme operational command and control of your life? In whom does your faith lie?
A FAMILY THAT WORSHIPS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER VICTORY IN YOUR FAMILY
by Andrea Miller with Mah-ki Fox As first cousins, we grew up very close knit. We were known as the “Melvin Crew.” We were always spending time together and having fun. There was never a dull moment! As we grew older, however, making time for one another was no longer a priority. There was so much conflict and drama among us that we would go weeks without speaking. Those times were difficult because we knew if our grandmother was still alive, she would have been so disappointed.
Fast forward to Dec. 31, 2015. I invited my cousins to VGC’s New Year’s Eve service and they had all agreed to come. Pastor Jazz preached on “Open Doors” and walking in Victory in five areas. Her sermon that night was a reality check for us as a family. We now all attend VGC together. It is a special feeling to grow in God with my family. We definitely appreciate and love each other more now then ever before! If our bond is ever tested again, I know that if we keep declaring Victory in our family, we will win! I asked my cousins to share their testimonies: Chereka Melvin: "Worshiping together as a unit and supporting each other spiritually has strengthened our faith and family bond. It has bound us together in love." Karen Ginwright: "A year ago when I first started attending VGC with my family, I really did not know what to expect or what I was searching for in a church home. I just knew that I wanted to restart my spiritual journey with my now husband and my cousins. I truly feel blessed to have my family and to be a part of the VGC family." Fred Ginwright: "When I started going to VGC my goal was to gain a strong spiritual connection with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Just one year later, I am now married to my beautiful wife and more doors have opened for me than ever before." Mah-ki Fox: “My family has truly grown so much in every area of our lives since coming to VGC. I am so grateful that our Victory is shared.” Cousins reunited
CARE 2 SHARE THE GOSPEL VICTORY IN YOUR FRIENDS
by Angelia Garner How would you feel if you saw your BFF about to unknowingly walk off of a cliff and you knew that the edge was closer than they realized? Would you just stand there? Or would you scream, jump up and down, blow a whistle, throw them a rope, or call for help? Because you care about them, you would probably feel compelled to do something. Now let us apply that same scenario to a friend who does not have a relationship with Jesus. Are you really a friend and do you love them if you neglect to share the gospel with them?
person you want to lead to Christ. They are more likely to listen to you. 2) Admit - The person you are sharing the Gospel with must understand that everyone, including them, was born with the propensity to sin. You may want to share what your life was like before you accepted Christ. (Romans 3:23) 3) Believe - The person has to understand that they must believe that Jesus Christ loves them, and that He died for their sins, was buried, and rose from the grave. Their belief in Him shifts their eternal destination from hell to heaven. (John 3:16; Romans 6:23)
4) Confess- The person must confess (say out loud) what they believe. (Romans 10:9-10)
1) Relationship - Although there may be times when you share the Gospel with someone you do not know, it is helpful to have a genuine relationship with the
The most important thing that you can do when sharing the Gospel with someone is to tell your story. Tell them about your life before and after accepting Christ. It is your story that is most effective and no one can tell your story like you can. Now go forth and care to share!
But I don’t know what to say. What if I say the wrong thing?” Let me allay your apprehension, fear and doubt. Here are four steps for how to share the gospel.
MONEY MATTERS: 7 STEPS TO VICTORY
Here are seven simple steps we used and you should too:
by Elaine Anderson, PhD
3. Create an emergency fund. The goal is at least three times your monthly expenses, but start small.
VICTORY IN YOUR FINANCES
At one time, my husband and I lived from pay period to pay period, working yet still struggling. Now we are retired and the struggle is over! My husband and I have gotten the Victory in our finances by making a plan and changing our mindset.
1. Make a list of your monthly income after all deductions have been taken from your gross pay. 2. Create a monthly budget using the 70/30 formula. Set aside 70 percent of your income for bills and the remaining 30 percent for tithe (10 percent), offerings, savings and personal use.
4. Create a shopping list/spending journal. Isaiah 55:2 says, “Why spend your money for what is not bread…” 5. If you do not have a savings account or retirement savings, start one. 6. Classify your needs, wants and desires. Needs are life’s necessities essential to survival, including food, clothing, housing, employment expenses and healthcare. Wants and desires are extra. 7. Obtain a copy of your credit report. If there are errors, begin to correct them. If your credit score is low, talk to your creditors to start paying off the smallest balance to begin rebuilding your credit. You can begin taking steps today in having Victory in your finances by having a written plan. The success of this plan will depend on the determination of you and your family. May God bless you on your journey!
HEALTH & WELLNESS VICTORY IN YOUR FLESH
by Monaque Denmark
4. Get adequate sleep (6-8 hours) each night.
2K17 has arrived and at the top of many to-do lists is healthy eating and exercise. In previous years I had tried various eating and exercise regiments.
5. Get at least mild to moderate exercise a couple of days each week.
They were either too rigid, too expensive, or just too ... insert your favorite excuse here. After multiple attempts, I finally found a sustainable eating habit and exercise regimen that gave me control and the desired results. This new, adjusted eating habit yielded weight loss and even muscle tone for me. Hereâ€™s how: 1. Find out your needed daily caloric intake via online tools such as calculator.net. 2. Drink adequate water. 3. Consume healthy foods: fruits, vegetables and lean meats.
I complemented this routine with a program called "intermittent fasting." It is not a diet, but rather an adjusted eating habit. I fast for 16 hours and then eat healthy meals during an 8hour window. I also take a daily 1-3 mile walk. Taming my flesh has been challenging and I have had a few setbacks. But I learned there are viable solutions to controlling the flesh and increasing my health and wellness. Donâ€™t give up. It is not too late. Start somewhere. And if you fall off of the routine, just start again! Intermittent fasting worked for me, but it may not be ideal for you. Research your options. Consult your doctor. Experiment with various programs to find the right fit for you. Just make sure you do something. Be healthy!
FLASH BACK It is time to review all of the exciting happenings at VGC since our one - year anniversary celebration in September . Have fun reminiscing !
R E B M E T SEP HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Pastor Jazz birthed VGC on Sept. 6, 2015, and oh how we celebrated our one-year anniversary! We worshipped with our very own MOVE (Men of Victory Ensemble) and guest artist Jovonta Patton. After service we had a cookout with food, fun and fellowship!
LEADERSHIP TRAINING To help with vision casting for our second year, Dewayne R. Freeman, the Assistant Pastor of the Spirit of Faith Christian Center, conducted a special Bible Study series on leadership by exploring the principles from his book, The 4 S's of a Committed Leader.
VICTORY 4 LIFE (V4L) INSTITUTE
The fall session featured classes on sharing your witness, building healthy relationships, and more. VICTORYGRACECENTER.ORG
R E B O T C Â O PASTOR JAZZ'S BIRTHDAY! Although we can never repay Pastor for what she sows into our lives, we celebrate her for the time she gives, the work she does, and the care she provides. We celebrated with family, gifts and special guest artist Jarmel Evans & Worship Forever.
HOME BUYERS SEMINAR HARVEST TRUNK OR TREAT The V-Children and V-Youth ministries hosted after-service fun for kids featuring lots of treats!
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PANEL The V-Social Justice Ministry hosted a panel discussion for Domestic Violence Awareness month.
VGC hosted a seminar to help VPartners and V-Guests to navigate the path to homeownership.
R E B M E V NO HONORING VETERANS As part of our observance of Veterans Day, we paid our respects to those who have served in the military.
VICTORY 4 LIFE (V4L) INSTITUTE
An effective tool for developing victorious disciples, V4L began a new six-week term featuring classes about finding your PLACE, budgeting for the holidays, dealing with grief, and Pastor Jazz's class for new V-Partners.
INAUGURAL COMMUNION SERVICE
THANKSGIVING CARE 2 SHARE During this year's Care 2 Share, we provided more than 200 families with Thanksgiving baskets, each filled with a turkey and fixings.
R E B M E C E D V2V VICTORY BOWL We pray together and we play together! We enjoyed our VGC family during an evening of bowling. All proceeds went to the Vision 2 Victory campaign.
V-HONORS CELEBRATION We honored all of our servant leaders and team members —those who help make it happen every day at VGC — at our very own Oscars ceremony.
CHRISTMAS DAY AT VGC We celebrated with a special service featuring our children, and then our Christmas Care 2 Share during which every child in the building received Christmas gifts.
FINISH STRONG CELEBRATION Stellar Award winner VaShawn Mitchell, and more, kicked off our end-of-the-year service.
Y R A U N A J NEW YEAR'S DAY: START STRONG CELEBRATION How you start matters. And we started 2K17 strong with special musical guest Brittney Wright and with a relevant Word during which Pastor Jazz declared and decreed that God will give us complete Victory in every area of our lives. The celebration also included a wedding vow renewal.
MOTHER'S DAY AT VGC