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Living Love When We Disagree | Women’s Study

First Corinthians

Join this multigenerational women’s 7-week study at the office of Needle’s Eye Ministries. Debbie Bannister will facilitate. Register below and buy your book today!

From the Publisher: Relationships are messy. Sometimes we struggle to get along, especially when there is disagreement. Often we find ourselves divided – even as Christians. How can we work out our differences and disagreements with humility and grace, always showing the love of Christ, while still remaining true to what we believe?

The Apostle Paul wrote to the Christians living in Corinth about this very thing. The cultural backdrop of Corinth was even more overtly sinful than our culture today, yet Paul boldly encouraged the Corinthian Christians not to ridicule one another or outsiders but to work together to show the love of Christ.

When: Thursdays, starting June 1, 2017 and ending July 20, 2017
Time: 5:45pm to 7:30pm
Where: Needle’s Eye Ministries | 104 Berrington Court, Richmond VA 23221
Cost: Purchase your own book. (First Corinthians – Living Love When We Disagree)
Register: Click here to register!

About the Leader: A native to Richmond, Debbie Bannister has worked for Seay Real Estate for the past 20 years.  Currently she is an Associate Broker for the company.  It was through her Broker and then Board Member of Needle’s Eye, Chad Seay, that she became acquainted with Jesus.  Her Needle’s Eye relationship began with attending a speaker luncheon with Chad and other co-workers in 1999.  Through the luncheons, she was introduced to small group life.  The women’s small group she joined was just one of the ways Debbie was afforded the opportunity to grow in her understanding of the Bible and Christ.  The “safe” environment in which women come together from all ages and walks of life is what Debbie enjoys most about small group life.  Debbie also serves as a biblical counselor at Christian Counseling & Training Center and as a Bible study grader for the jail ministry at her church, Harvest Christian Church in Mechanicsville.  Debbie’s recent free time passion is attending Paint Nite, but she also enjoys spending time with extended family or hanging out at home with her cat, Corvette.

Celebrate Faith & 40

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Celebrate Faith & 40

The 40th Anniversary Committee invites you to celebrate the end of 40 years at Needle’s Eye Ministries as we come together to thank God for the works He has done from 1977 to 2017, as well as look forward to the next 40 years, praying He would do immeasurably more in Richmond’s marketplace than all we ask or imagine.  Please join us for light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar from 6:15pm to 7:15pm, followed by a program of thanksgiving.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Modlin Center50 Crenshaw Way
Richmond, VA 23173

6:15pm Reception
7:15pm Celebration Program

Cost: $35 (or $25 if registered by June 1st)
Button, Register Here

You can contact Kathryn Dixon with any questions at 804-358-1283 or kdixon@needleseye.org.

New women’s study in the West End!

Come join this multigenerational women’s group where it is safe to love and be loved, to know and be known as we learn how to be strong in the Lord together.

From the Publisher: All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you’re tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you.

Leaders: Cathy Tankersley and Pat Rossi
When:
Thursdays, starting April 13, 2017 with a meet & greet, and ending June 1, 2017
Time:
7:00-8:30PM (Feel free to arrive as early as 6:30PM to fellowship.)
Where:
Far West End, near the Steward School ( The exact address will be emailed.)
Cost:
Purchase your own book. (The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer)
Register: 
Click here to register!

Spotlightcathy1 on Cathy Tankersley: Cathy Tankersley originally comes from the blue collar town of Granite City, Illinois. Recruited by Signet Bank, she made a career move to Richmond in 1989. In 2004 she stepped out in faith and started a small group. Years later she acknowledges it was the best decision of her life. Small group ministry has provided her with her deepest friendships, countless wonderful memories, timely lessons, and a deeper walk with the Lord.  One of her favorite scriptures is Hebrews 10:24-25: And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Whole-Life Discipleship

Is sharing the gospel with a co-worker the only way to serve God at work?  What about workplaces that don’t allow for such opportunities?  Does God only care about your evangelistic relationships or does He have a purpose even for the most basic and routine parts of your job?  Join us as Jordan Maroon unpacks these questions at Willow Oaks Country Club.

And special thanks to our sponsor, Integrity Landscaping Solutions!

Practical Application with Jordan Maroon (Two Dates/Times to Choose From)
When:
 Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Time: 7:15am to 8:00am (Coffee starting at 7:00am.)
Where: Willow Oaks Country Club | 6228 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond, VA 23225
Cost: $12 through May 7th, $14 after May 7th
Register: Click here to register!

When: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Time: 12:00pm to 12:45pm
Where: Willow Oaks Country Club | 6228 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond, VA 23225
Cost: $12 through May 14th, $14 after May 14th
Register: Click here to register!

Give Beyond 40 | March 28th

Give Now

You can go ahead and give today by CLICKING HERE and mentioning “Give Beyond 40” in the memo line of your gift.  Thank you for partnering with us to impact Richmond’s marketplace!

Save the Date

Beginning at 6pm on March 27th we will have a 24-hour period of giving to raise $40,000 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Needle’s Eye Ministries’ day of incorporation.

God has been beyond faithful to Needle’s Eye in its first 40 years, and He is not finished yet.

Join Us

Pledge to participate in Give Beyond 40 for Needle’s Eye on March 28th HERE or by emailing Elizabeth Massie at emassie@needleseye.org.

March 28th check in on our Facebook each hour for fun contests, great stories, and more.

Celebrate with Us

Look for emails leading up to the event with exciting ways to get involved, like and share our Facebook posts, and come by the Needle’s Eye office on March 28th to join in the fun!

Pray

After you give, please pray “to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,” and ask that your gift would bring him “glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20)

FAQs

Please CLICK HERE for answers to frequently asked questions.

 

 

FAQs for Give Beyond 40

  1. What is Give Beyond 40? Needle’s Eye Ministries is celebrating its 40th year in ministry in 2017.  March 28th marks the day of incorporation for the ministry.  Give Beyond 40 is a challenge to raise $40,000 within a 24-hour period to honor the past 40 years and set the stage for the next 40 years!
  2. How much are you looking to raise with this campaign?  Our one-day challenge is to raise $40,000.  We are asking individuals to give at least $40 today to help us achieve this goal, but any gift is appreciated!
  3. How is Give Beyond 40 different than other giving to Needle’s Eye?  We want to make a tremendous impact in just 24 hours.  If 1,000 people give $40 on March 28, 2017, Needle’s Eye Ministries will receive $40,000 in one-time gifts.  We have already received some matching gifts that can help multiply your donations.  As the 36-hour Amazing Raise produced a tremendous impact for Needle’s Eye in years past, we want to honor the past and prepare for the future with this symbolic day of giving on Needle’s Eye Ministries’ 40th Anniversary of its day of incorporation.
  4. How can I help with Give Beyond 40?  We are asking anyone who has been impacted by Needle’s Eye to make a list of their friends, family, co-workers, church family, etc. and on March 28th reach out to them personally and ask if they would be willing to make a one-time gift to NEM in support of our 40 year anniversary and to help our ministry for the next 40 years.
  5. What if I am uncomfortable making phone calls?  We absolutely understand and that is why we have created phone scripts to help you make calls to your personal acquaintances. You can also email or Facebook message individuals asking for their support.
  6. Who can participate in Give Beyond 40?  Anyone can support Needle’s Eye Ministries’ Give Beyond 40 by making a gift of any amount and by making a list of friends and family to reach out to as well for one time gifts.
  7. What types of gifts are accepted?  Online gifts are encouraged:  www.needleseye.org/givebeyond40.  Credit card gifts may be called in at 804.358.1283 or phone/email pledges are accepted.  We’re happy to send a reminder.  Email Elizabeth Massie at emassie@needleseye.org.  Checks can be mailed to 104 Berrington Court, Richmond, VA 23221.
  8. Can I make a pledge? Yes!  We encourage gifts made the day of, but are grateful for all types of gifts and pledges.
  9. Can I give to an area of ministry?  Yes!  We are glad to receive designated gifts.  Just make a note in the memo.
  10. What will the money go towards?  Your gifts will be used to share the Gospel with Richmond marketplace men and women, through outreach events, small groups, discipleship training, and on-on-one counseling.
  11. What if I already made my gift to Needle’s Eye Ministries this year?  We thank you!  Again and again!  And we appreciate your consideration of a one-time gift in honor of Needle’s Eye Ministries’ 40th anniversary.
  12. I still have questions.  How can I get in touch?  Elizabeth Massie would be happy to talk with you at 804.358.1283, emassie@needleseye.org or Lee Mitchell at 804-543-9964, robertleemitchell@gmail.com.

The C12 Group Coming to Richmond Area

C12Over the years, I have seen the LORD call members of the C12 Group from those who are hungering for better ways to lead and grow their business, and yet are humble enough to value the insights of their peers and are willing to learn from one another.  Additionally, they desire to overcome the “tyranny of the urgent” and can relate some of the chronic issues facing most executives, such as:

 Procrastinating on necessary decisions or changes

 Lacking fresh ideas to rejuvenate strategic direction

 A need for more objective counsel for critical issues and accountability

 Struggling to find time to focus on significant, not just urgent, issues

 Difficulty finding balance between your important life relationships with the time you devote to the business?

The Biblically-based curriculum of the C12 group addresses many challenges common in all industries.  Many careful business leaders tend to reject anything new or novel until it has a proven track record.  Our members find it comforting to know that the C12 Group has served the market place for over 20 years, offering the most unique and comprehensive combination of cutting edge business and organizational thought, Biblical principles and practical application to over 2,000 Christian owners and executives in America.  Most members relate that their monthly dues (based upon business size) are more than compensated through business growth resulting from the ideas learned during the meetings.  With monthly group meetings as well as individual one-on-one counseling, C12 provides our members with the necessary tools and relationships to become more productive and effective in their professional, personal and spiritual lives.  C12’s materials and format are custom designed to focus on the unique needs of Christian CEOs and Owners as they strive for excellence and fruitfulness in their challenging roles.

If you’re interested in an informational meeting set for April 19th, contact me at Ron.Sones@c12group.com or visit www.c12olddominion.com.

Ron Sones
Area Chair
C12 Group

Career Development Workshop | Winter 2017

Career Development WorkshopFor years, Needle’s Eye has offered a highly-structured seven-week course to provide skills training and assistance for adults who are trying to find employment, transition back into the workforce, or become more marketable. We’ll help you take steps to improve your prospects! Topics include:

  • Discover your calling and purpose
  • Attitude adjustment
  • Identifying your strengths
  • Enhancing your resume
  • Networking skills
  • Interviewing strategies
  • Evaluating job offer compensation

About the Instructor:

When: Thursdays, starting February 16, 2017, ending March 30, 2017
Time: 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Where: Needle’s Eye Ministries | 104 Berrington Court, Richmond VA 23221
Cost: $40*
Register: Click here to register!

*Partial scholarships are available. For more details, contact kdixon@needleseye.org.

Women’s Study | Healing & Impartation

Cathy TankersleyCome join this multigenerational women’s group where it is safe to love and be loved, to know and be known as we learn how to be strong in the Lord together.

From Randy Clark’s Global Awakening Ministry: Ten lessons recorded from a live event hosted by Randy Clark will be the basis for this study.  Topics include a Biblical Basis for Healing, a Five Step Prayer Model, Words of Knowledge, the Role of Faith & Obedience, and How to Press In & Open Heaven for the Miraculous.  The curriculum is scripturally based and full of testimonies that will build your faith. Stories include the global impact of healing on evangelism and missions today.  Come to be inspired and equipped to pray more effectively for healing. Come to see your spiritual potential unleashed in greater measure.

Leaders: Cathy Tankersley and Pat Rossi
When:
Thursdays, starting February 2, 2017 and ending April 6, 2017
Time:
7:00-8:30PM (Feel free to arrive as early as 6:30PM to fellowship.)
Where:
Far West End, near the Steward School ( The exact address will be emailed.)
Cost:
Free. No materials to purchase.  
Register: 
Click here to register!

Spotlightcathy1 on Cathy Tankersley: Cathy Tankersley originally comes from the blue collar town of Granite City, Illinois. Recruited by Signet Bank, she made a career move to Richmond in 1989. In 2004 she stepped out in faith and started a small group. Years later she acknowledges it was the best decision of her life. Small group ministry has provided her with her deepest friendships, countless wonderful memories, timely lessons, and a deeper walk with the Lord.  One of her favorite scriptures is Hebrews 10:24-25: And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

 

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