Those of us who have spent any time at all in ministry are well aware that the effectiveness of ministry depends directly on relationships. Theology and intellect may be valuable to some degree, but the love of Jesus is by nature relational! To understand what we do in Aglow, you need to spend some time with the women and men in our local groups all over East Texas. Listen to their stories and watch what they are doing. Whet your appetite for outreach by reading some of these “notes from the front lines” written by Aglow folks who are connecting with various kinds of people right where they live.
Strategically located in the Texas A&M community, BRAZOS VALLEY AGLOW stands as a lighthouse among people from many nations. This lighthouse functions as an equipping station for the advancement of God’s Kingdom; we cultivate a relational atmosphere through worship, prayer, and discussion. God is responding with healing, encouragement, and fresh experiences with His Holy Spirit. Currently, the group is studying the Game Changers materials compiled by Aglow International with Graham Cooke. Everyone leaves each meeting excited to speak God’s Kingdom life and hope to those in the community.
NORTH HOUSTON AGLOW is experiencing the glories of transition! They are deliberately stepping into the realm of learning to trust God to empower them to be equipped and equip others for Kingdom work in their community. They are asking God for new beginnings — not simply a re-make of what God did when He established this group (literally decades ago!), but a fresh new start for a dynamic Kingdom work tailor-made for this new season!
In Kingwood, HOUSTON NORTHEAST AGLOW men and women partner with Boundless Mercy, a local anti-trafficking prayer and outreach ministry. We bake cookies and write notes of encouragement that express Jesus’ love. These materials are distributed to women and men who work in the sex industry in northeast Houston. We are also involved in summer Bible study of Ruth and Esther.
HEMPSTEAD AGLOW Aglow is currently in a time of transition. We are looking forward to the new move of God for this community.
SPRING AGLOW LIGHTHOUSE meets weekly for praise & worship, Bible study & prayer, with the exception of the day after their new monthly evening outreach meeting. This group is amazing in the love & unity they experience in their fellowship time together, as well as in their outreaches! They minister monthly at a nursing care facility in Tomball and visit the East Texas Dream Center in Conroe to share God’s love through music, the Word, and prayer.
LIBERTY Aglow is in the process of expanding its long-established prison ministry from once a quarter to an every-other-month schedule. They minister at the Dempsey Henley State Jail in Dayton. On June 27, the team ministered to 88 inmates; not only did the Holy Spirit jump-start the healing process for two inmates who had had seizures just before the ministry event, but He also was so actively present in the service that the authorities extended the service to allow Him to touch people beyond the usual rigid service time frame allowed! At the most recent prison outreach on August 22, 140 inmates gathered for the meeting; God worked mightily to heal many people and fill them with His Holy Spirit. A revival is in progress at the prison, and we rejoice! May the Lord do the same in our churches and communities! In addition to the prison outreach, the Liberty Aglow team also partners in prayer with Shiloh Ministry in Liberty and Covenant with Christ Ministry in Cleveland by visiting those ministries monthly to intercede for them. Besides bringing the Gospel to those behind bars, Liberty Aglow believes in connecting in prayer with others meeting needs in their local communities. Specifically, they are investigating avenues of partnership with the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Dayton.
BRENHAM, CONROE, SPANISH CENTRAL, and HUNTINGTON lighthouses are reaching out to their respective communities to ensure people receive a revelation of the love of Jesus at their meetings.