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3 ways to spot good Christian ministry

A Sound the Alarm event
A Sound the Alarm event
Sound the Alarm International

Sound the Alarm International is hosting a faith based turn up at Patterson Park in Baltimore, MD. This is not just an event but it is a community service and an opportunity for the participants to witness the testimony of active believers, an opportunity to hear the good news of salvation by faith in Christ and finally a chance for everyone involved to feel God's love and have fun at the same time.

Sound the Alarm International is an evangelistic/promotional group and a great example of good Christian ministry. There are many, many ministries in the world today. In fact the word ministry has turned into some sort of cliche'.

It may be okay that there are so many ministries because the harvest is always now. Even Webster's dictionary describes ministry as 'the work' and there is plenty of work to do for everyone involved in the Christian faith. So what does true Christian ministry look like? How can you know whether a ministry is doing a good work?

Three key ingredients that must be alive in order for an activity to fall under the category of true Christian ministry include the following.

1. Providing service based on faith in Christ - Jesus did not have a lot of money. It is important to have access to money in order to get some things done but faith in what God can do should not be limited by how much money we have. He himself walked from hundreds of miles and made himself available to the people where ever they were. After all this travel he not only fed the people spiritual food but he fed them food for their physical bodies too. A good Christian ministry follow Christ's example and must be based on faith.

2. Sharing the good news - If you find something that is a benefit to you more than likely you want to tell someone else. A good Christian ministry shares the good news of reconciliation to Father-God through Christ his son.

3. Love is in action - It is easy to love the one that you know loves you. But the Word says what reward is there in that? A good Christian ministry must show love even to those that are forgotten or hard to love.

Sound the Alarm International has all three ingredients. The organization hosts an annual community cookout and concert in the Baltimore region. Their mission enables them to target less sought after demographics. With the help of volunteers, the church and others they are able to provide this community service free of charge.

As founder of Sound the Alarm International LaTasha Smith accepted Christ into her life back in 1998. She then recognized a need to touch the lives of young people in Baltimore in a non-traditional setting. She believes that if you "find the problem, make the solution."

Her organization uses the cookout to put the love of Jesus Christ in the path of those that attend her event. LaTasha shared.

We have been hosting these events since 2001 and early on we were just hosting cookouts but with God's favor and the help of family, volunteers and churches we have grown into a full fledged cookout and youth concert series. Our events are centered around love and family.

Sound the Alarm's next community service is scheduled for August 23, 2014 and will be held at Patterson Park in Baltimore, MD sponsored by Charm City Church and P.E.R.K. Consulting. The fellowship will include food, fun and Christ centered entertainment. So now that you know how to spot good Christian ministry think about getting involved to reap the benefits of working in God's kingdom that "they may by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation." (I Peter 2:12)

Note to the reader: working in the kingdom of God does not confirm your salvation but it sure is the least we can do after what God has sacrificed for us.

"For by grace ye are saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8)

For more information about the ministry highlighted in this article go to:

Sound the Alarm International on Facebook

soundthealarm7@gmail.com

or contact Sistah LaTasha Dee Smith @ 443-622-7186