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Robert Shackleford talked about his experience, “I am new to Monroe, but not new as a pastor. I started my first church 18 years ago. In 1996 I started a church in Warren, Michigan. Our first service was held in a Wendy's restaurant, with five people in attendance. Within one month we moved to McDonald's because it had a play area for our children's church ministry. Later we moved to Detroit and spent the summer holding Sunday service at the Belle Isle beach. This was a great turning point for our young church. It was wild and crazy awesome for us, because we experience such a rapid growth. People in their swimwear were giving their life to Christ each week. I learned hands-on from my dad, and also at formal institutions. I spent years as a Bible student, learning God's word, in my personal studies and attending worship services and being taught by my dad. I was a student at Tydale Bible College and majored in Pastoral/Theology. I attended Anderson Seminary, and spent three years at Schoolcraft College, majoring in family counseling and clinical psychology.
My first assignment was assistant pastor, under the leadership of my father, who was the pastor of Whole Truth Church in Detroit. Some of my duties included teaching mid-week Bible study, conducting evangelism training and overseeing the Sunday school department.”
As Robert marks his 1-year anniversary in Monroe, he reflected on this mile marker.
“Well, our first experience with summer and fall was great for us. Zogreo started growing rapidly, however this past winter was hard on us. We had to cancel Sunday worship a couple of times, church membership was at a stand still. During the winter several families stop coming to church. We struggled to meet our monthly rent. Being a church planter it is very hard to maintain financially without any help from other churches. During the spring we relocated to another location to hold our Sunday worship services. We have started an outreach ministry at a women's transitional home. It is a place that houses women who struggle with drugs and alcohol.
We are in need of skillful musicians, a church website, passenger van that runs well, plenty of gospel tracts, and always financial support.”
Robert is asking for prayer to help his church grow and play a strong role in supporting the community. He believes whole-heartily in the power of pray.
If you would like to help Zogrea family church and/or need support and a place of worship you can visit or contact the church:
Church address: 620 E. Fourth Street Monroe, Michigan 48161
Discipleship classes: Sundays 1:00 P.M.
Sunday worship: 1:30 P.M.
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Every Wednesday from 7:05 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. anyone can call in to our prayerline and be a part of our church prayer and Bible study. Once connected callers should put their phone on mute. (619) 326-2772 put in access code 369 5613
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Zogreo Church presents a one-day prayer conference
Theme: How to live a life style of prayer that moves mountains
Date: Sunday July 20, 2014 Time: 1:30 P.M.
Location: Eagles Nest Church 620 E. Fourth Street Monroe, Mi 48161
This prayer conference is designed just for you with special emphasis on personal prayer, deliverance and effective methods in prayer. Come receive fresh perspectives and strategies for this paced 21st century, gaining real results.
You are invited to this life changing prayer conference. Pastor Shackleford will show you how to P.U.S.H. pray until something happens. All are welcome!
For more information call (734) 629-6080”