For Such A Time As This!
“…And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?”
These are Mordecai’s words – and challenge – to Queen Esther, whose royal position granted her an opportunity to speak to the King on behalf of her people so that many lives might be saved.
Do you realize that if you have trusted in Jesus as your Savior you also have been placed in a royal position in the kingdom of God?
For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption and the forgiveness of sins.
Do you realize that in this royal position in the kingdom of God you have been given a powerful purpose?
…you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God,
that you may declare the praises of Him
who called you out of darkness
and into His wonderful light.
1 Peter 2:9
Instead of risking ourselves before the King, as Queen Esther did, we as God’s people are to risk ourselves before those who do not yet know Jesus as Savior and before those believers who do not yet know the fullness of God’s freedom and transformation that He so lovingly offers. Our royal position calls us to speak to the people on behalf of our King so that many lives may be saved…and transformed!
May we each recognize that, as followers of Christ, each and every day is for such a time as this!
Upcoming Conferences and Speaking Events!
Sylane Mack has been invited to be the speaker for this year’s Women’s Conference hosted by Spruce Lake Retreat Center in Canadensis, PA. She will share her most frequently requested, multi-session teaching of Harvest of Hearts through which the power of God’s love to save, heal and transform a life — no matter what any of us may have experienced — is clearly, unflinchingly and thankfully declared!
The special times of focused worship during this retreat weekend will be led by well known singer/musician Cheri Keaggy. What a blessing these times will be for all of us!
Jean Heiss, a TBG Partner in Grace and long-time friend of Sylane’s, will minister, pray and serve alongside Sylane throughout this Women’s Conference at Spruce Lake.
This is an open event for all women interested in attending! To find out more about this event and how to register to attend, please click here.
Sylane Mack and Teresa Warren, a faithful and wise TBG Counselor, will be attending and ministering together at the National Conference for the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) in Branson, Missouri from September 23-25.
Sylane, as Assistant Chaplain to BAACC (Black African-American Association of Christian Counselors) will also be leading a workshop entitled: Transforming Counseling: Counselors as Vessels of God’s Love and Freeing Truths during the BAACC Pre Conference Day on September 23.
Sylane Mack has been invited by the United Methodist Women’s Ministry of Newtown, PA to share her story of God’s transforming love in her life at their gathering on October 5 at 7pm. This is an especially sweet and meaningful opportunity for Sylane as she was first baptized and confirmed via the United Methodist Church as a teenager in her childhood hometown near Lake Ontario in upstate NY. Sylane and Tim have a long history with the UMC — even serving as lay-leaders for a Rochester, NY based UMC years ago — before God started moving them to France, CA, back to NY, then to PA and NJ!
For more information about this event contact the Newtown UMC via their website at www.newtownumc.com TBG Counselors Allison Taite-Tarver and Linda Donohue will be serving with Sylane as the TBG Ministry Team for this evening’s event.
Sylane Mack has been invited to lead this year’s Women’s Conference at Milford Bible Church on Saturday, October 16 from 9am – 2:30pm.
Their title for this Conference, which focuses on dealing with the stress and worries of life that can so easily and so often overwhelm us, is: Be Still My Anxious Heart!
Then there’s Sylane’s let’s-get-to-the-point subtitle for the same teaching: I’ve Gotta Get Over Myself! Right Now!
This is an open event for any woman interested! So join us for the day! Contact Milford Bible Church for information on how to register for the Conference via their website: www.MilfordBibleChurch.org
Sylane Mack and TBG Team Members DeAnne Harland and Julia Mack will be ministering at the 2010, 50th Annual New Jersey Christian Ministry (NJCM) Convention, hosted at Hawthorne Gospel Church. This year’s theme is Empowered by Christ We Keep Pressing Towards the Goal.
On Friday, 10/22 at 7:30pm — Sylane will present the workshop: Body Image – Kingdom View – which calls us to reflect on and take seriously God’s desire and purpose to make His children, all of His children — as individuals and as His Corporate Church — look, think, speak and act more and more like Jesus Christ in order that we would be God’s powerful ambassadors of His grace and truth to all those who are still lost without the saving love of Jesus in this world.
On Saturday, 10/23 at 9:00am– Sylane will present a second workshop on Prayer entitled: Running Into Abba’s Throne Room of Grace – which offers a greater understanding of the Intimate gift of communication we have been given by the Sovereign Lord of all Creation.
Transformed By Grace will also be hosting a ministry table in the exhibit hall throughout both days of this fabulous ministry event!
This is an open even for all interested! Please check out NJCMs website for more information on attending this fabulous event at www.ministriesconvention.com
· Pray for all of the Upcoming Speaking Events listed above…and anything that may yet be scheduled!
o Pray for each person who attends each event – that each one’s heart, mind and life will be completely open to the salvation and transformation that Christ alone offers!
o Pray for God’s LOVE to lead all that is done so that a unity of spirit and purpose will bind us (Speaker and TBG Team) together with each member of the different Leadership Groups with whom we’ll minister.
· Pray always and with great thanksgiving for the on-going Counseling Ministry of TBG!
o Pray that each of us who counsel will be humble and powerful vessels of our Lord Jesus! Pray that we will enter into the lives of all those we counsel with, and completely dependent on, God’s Word, Wisdom, Grace, Truth and LOVE!
o Pray for all the individuals, couples and families who come to TBG to receive counsel. Pray that each person will put their trust in God, the Wonderful Counselor, to bring healing, hope, transformation and the renewal of peace, purpose and passion into their lives!
· Pray for all of our Staff and Board Members that we will yield always and only to our God, His wisdom and timing in everything we do!
o Pray for all of us to be bound in the unity of Christ’s love, and for each of us to seek and receive continual refreshment of our bodies, minds and spirits as we depend on our Lord Jesus.
o Pray for our TBG Board Meeting on October 14 – for all the discussions and decisions that need to be happen.
· Pray for our Financial Resources and consider joining us as a Partner in Grace! Pray that our God who is the Lord Provider, Jehovah Jireh, will raise up people who will join with us through to help support the on-going call of TBG to provide:
o Counseling Services for those struggling financially
o Conference Speaking Events for many churches and small groups who do not have sufficient funds
o Purchasing Bibles for those without resources
o Purchasing copies of Convinced! for some with whom we counsel and for many other ministry contacts
o Administrative stewardship of this ministry – including being able pay our Staff!
· Pray that God will continue to use Sylane’s book, Convinced! in powerful, healing, freeing and transforming ways in the lives of every single person who reads it!
Remember to share Convinced! with others, including leaders of ministries and organizations! Order now via:
· www.createspace.com/3404109 This site provides us with the greatest financial support!
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Your faithful prayers and financial gifts provide the tangible and greatly needed support necessary to carry out God’s call on the ministry of Transformed By Grace!
· Visit our website at www.transformedbygrace.org
· Or call the TBG office at 215.497.0882
· Or send your gifts directly to
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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, on corners and in coffee shops!