Wednesday, September 26, 2012



HOURS: 10 A.M. - 4 P.M.

*Come out and support Min. Nickelberry.... take a tour and have any questions you may have  about the center answered!!!!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The DNC & the Black Church: Passivity vs. Protest!"

On the eve of the Democratic National Covention (DNC), the black church is looming once again in the background trying to select which voice it will use for the confluence of the world to see.

Will the church rise from the ashes of passivity and demand that the political leadership address the escalating problems of urban violence, poverty, unemployment, rising healthcare costs, affordable housing and the national debt?...or;

Will the church gather together and sing hymns and pray and hold hands preaching fire and brimestone from the pulpits but never step one foot outside of the church walls to declare war on the paradigms of darkness in the marketplace?
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Tupac’s ‘Thug Life’, white -washed Jesus and the black church

Growing up in an era when “thug life” dominated DC’s youth culture, Tupac Shakur’s music impacted every facet of my teenage years. The 1990s were a dark period in the city’s history and the late rapper’s persona reflected the anger and rebellion of a generation. Tupac felt like a familiar friend.

But Christ was foreign to us. Back then I knew more about Tupac’s life story than I did about Christ’s ministry. I had memorized more lines from songs like “Life Goes On” and “Krazy” than verses in the Bible.

Sixteen years after Tupac’s death, I’m left thinking about the resonance we found in a self-proclaimed thug and why it was so difficult to relate to scripture and the teachings of the church. The answer is clear: Much of the black church has lost it’s ability to relate to a younger generation. It must reclaim the white washed passive Christ that has become the dominant image and replace it with an image much more suited to the lives of young people in search of another rebellious hero.

Indeed, when “Makaveli - The Don Killuminati: The Seven Day Theory” was released two months after his 1996 death, I was more concerned with decoding the “Suge shot me” myth than I was about Tupac’s blasphemous crucifixion depiction as shown on the cover of the album. Our love for Pac was so strong that months (and for some years) after his death, we lived in hope that he wasn’t dead. We wanted desperately to believe he was hiding out overseas releasing albums that gave clues into his assassination attempt.
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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Fusion Host Dedication Service

The new Youth and Young Adult Ministry at G'Life, Fusion, will host its dedication service on Sunday October 21st at 3:00pm at Gifts of Life Ministries located at 1542 Jackson Ave. The service of dedication will call forth the youth, young adults, and ministry leaders of the ministry who will commit to Fusion's vision of committed service to our young people.  More information will come later as invited churches and ministries confirm their attendance.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

New Ministry Starts

Saturday September 1, 2012 marked a new beginning here at the Urban Oasis. We had a good first meeting with the new Youth and Young Adult ministry Fusion. We prayed and talked about some events and programs we would like to do. We also canvassed the neighborhood with flyers inviting people to come and join us in what we are doing. Pastor Johnson would like to thank all the adults and youth for coming out today and helping this ministry get off the ground. If you would like to be a part of Fusion as either a youth, young adult, or elder, please see Pastor Johnson or call him at 901-272-7337.

New Ministry Coming at G'Life

A New Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Coming Soon to G'Life