September 2009–God Does Not Change…But God Does Change Us!

September 2009–TBG Newsletter

Remember to join us on the 10th day of each month as we passionately PRAY for God’s life-giving, life-freeing, transforming work to be done in the lives of all with whom we minister-at conferences, counseling sessions or on corners and in coffee shops!

OUR GOD DOES NOT CHANGE…BUT GOD DOES CHANGE US!

As we come to the beginning of this new month, this new season, God is bringing a new season of change and growth opportunities for Transformed By Grace!

Two changes: With great sadness, we said good bye to two of our TBG Staff Members this summer…

…our First good bye was in June to Carol Mehl, our faithful and enthusiastically supportive Director of Ministry Advancement (DoMA), as she and her family moved back to Colorado where they had lived from 1993 to 1997. Though this is a great loss for us, we are excited for Carol as they rejoin many family members and friends in the CO area. Please pray that God will continue to use Carol in deeply transforming ways in the lives of many. Her heart, and her fabulous energy, are still with the ministry of TBG…so we’re praying for some TBG bookings out in  beautiful CO soon!

…Second, we (with a little kicking and screaming…yet, still trusting our God!) said good bye to our wise and godly TBG Counselor Kristin Chace as she moved to Connecticut in late August. We will miss her deeply and the powerful counseling ministry she had with numerous people. Who knows? God may set up a TBG Counseling Office in CT! For now, please pray for our Kristin, her family and for all the details this life-changing transition brings. (One of many this summer…as son Pete was married this August also!) Before Kristin moved, however, God used her to help introduce us to the person through whom God would work…

…Our Next Change: With great joy and thankfulness to our God, who is truly Jehovah Jireh-the LORD Provider, we welcome Teresa Warren to our staff as our newest TBG Counselor! God’s timing and loving wisdom are so clearly seen in bringing Teresa to join with us in counseling and declaring the grace and power of Christ to transform lives.

Teresa comes to TBG with a love for God and God’s Word, and a deep passion to shine God’s healing power into the lives of others and an MS Degree in Christian Counseling from Philadelphia Biblical University. Teresa’s Bio will be on the TBG website very soon.

Please pray for Teresaand all of us who serve via TBG-to be ever-growing in God’s love, grace and truth…to be always open to hear God’s Words…and humbly follow God’s Spirit as we interact with all people that God places in our lives and in the care of this ministry.

Another Change: Check out our newly updated TBG Website! This was made possible through the loving, sacrificial service and countless work hours of our IT Man, Curtis Peters-originally from Trinidad, currently living in Toronto, Canada. Pray for Curtis to be blessed as he serves our Lord Jesus, and pray for our Lord to use the TBG website in far-reaching ways! Remember to read, and even sign up to receive, the daily Devotionals posted on www.transformedbygrace.org

A Recent Ministry Change for Sylane Mack that beautifully declares the Truth that we all serve in the One Body with One Purpose in our Lord Jesus Christ

Sylane was invited to serve as Assistant Chaplain on the 2010-2012 Board of Advisors for BAACC-Black African-American Christian Counselors (a division of AACC-American Association of Christian Counselors). Her first opportunity to join with other BAACC Board Members face-to-face will be September 16-19, 2009 while attending the AACC’s Grace and Truth World Conference in Nashville, TN.

We are celebrating this God given ministry opportunity for Sylane to serve together with BAACC as Ambassadors of Christ so that others…all others…may know of, and accept for themselves, the saving and transforming love, grace, truth and power of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Join with us in prayer for God to do a mighty work in the lives of all people, of all colors, of all nations…starting right within our own hearts and our own communities. Pray that God’s Oneness of Body and One Purpose will be clearly revealed through both TBG and BAACC…and through all the ways our Lord chooses to use us together!

Even in all of our changes, we at TBG are fully trusting our God because…

we know that in all things God works together for the good

of those who love Him,

who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

UPCOMING EVENTS:

September 16-20-Sylane Mack will be attending the 2009 World Conference of the AACC-American Association of Christian Counselors, held in Nashville, TN at the Opryland Hotelentitled: Grace and Truth! Amen to that name! Amen to that purpose!

October 2-4-Sylane Mack will be giving a full weekend-four session presentation of  Harvest of Hearts at the Women’s Retreat for New Beginnings Community Church (NBCC) of Moorestown, NJ.  This retreat, focused on God’s love, healing, powerful transformation and amazing purpose in our lives, will be held at Harvey Cedars Bible Conference on Long Beach Island, NJ.

Friday, October 23 at 7:30pmSylane Mack will be leading a workshop entitled: God’s Passion, Purpose and Power! What Difference Does it Make to You? at the 2009 New Jersey Christian Ministries Convention-Great is Thy Faithfulness! During the afternoon/evening of Friday, Oct. 23 and all day Saturday, Oct. 24, Transformed By Grace will be hosting a Ministry and Information Table at this Convention. All are welcome to attend! Come by the TBG table! Register and participate in the work-shop led by Sylane-or any of the numerous work-shops available for our growth as the Body of Christ through the Great Faithfulness of our God! Registration may be done on-line at:  http://www.ministriesconvention.com/index.php?op=2

November 6-8-Sylane Mack will be giving a full weekend-four session presentation of  Harvest of Hearts at the Women’s Retreat for Lawndale Baptist Church of Philadelphia, PA. This oft-requested and powerful retreat will be held at S.P.A.D.E. International Conference Center in Kempton, PA.

November 14- Lydia Austin will be leading a one day retreat for the women of Abundant Life Community Church of Port Murray, NJ held at The Inn at Panther Valley in Allamuchy, NJ. Lydia’s teaching will be based on James 1:22-“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” and is appropriately and encouragingly entitled:  Just Do It!

MINISTER WITH US!

Please JOIN us as a Partner in Grace! Become a PinG!

Your prayers and financial gifts provide the tangible and greatly needed support we need to carry out God’s call on the ministry of Transformed By Grace!

Your Financial gifts are used to help make possible:

  • Counseling services to those who otherwise are without the financial resources that would allow them to participate in this healing process.
  • Conference Speaking Events for churches and organizations whose budgets are greatly limited compared to the hunger they have for God’s Word and the desire they have to grow as disciples of our Lord Jesus.
  • Purchasing Bibles—often given to the young men at Mathom House (Rehabilitation Center for Sexual Offenders) and others via our counseling ministry.
  • Administrative stewardship of this ministry

Your gifts of PRAYERS join with ours so that we may bring glory to our Lord Jesus and His transforming grace to all the people with whom we minister!

To become our PARTNER in GRACE—our PinG:

  • please visit our website at www.transformedbygrace.org
  • Or call the TBG office at 215.497.0882
  • Or send your gifts directly to: P.O. Box 976, Newtown, PA 18940

Update on Sylane’s book:

CONVINCED!

The finish is in sight! Please be praying for God to provide exactly the publishing path that He desires us to have…and to take!