This last weekend a number of pastors convened for the ordination council of Galen Balinski and Andy Woodard. The ordaining church, Manor Community Church, formally called these men to the ministry and installed them to the pastorate after a year of close examination of their gifts, abilities, character, and doctrine. It is with great joy that we recognize the work that God has done in calling these men and preparing them for the ministry. We can clearly see that it was not man that brought these men to this point, but it was God – though God certainly used many men and women in the spiritual and practical formation of Galen and Andy, and we praise God for each of them. We are filled with joy at the thought of what God intends to do here in the future of the historic Manor Church in the heart of the neighborhood of Chelsea, in Midtown Manhattan.
NYGM and Manor have a partnership through which NYGM is working to rebuild the ministry of the historic church.
“Lift high the cross of Christ!
Tread where His feet have trod.
As brothers of the Son of Man,
Rise up, O Men of God!”
Dr. Bill Jones
Dr. Bill Jones has helped in the establishment of two churches in otherparts of the country and served as Pastor for 14 years. The past few summers, Bill has...
Around ten years ago I riding with my dad in his truck to go to a music lesson, and like every other time, he had the radio turned on to a local talk radio station. One of the segments that came on was a story of a man who had a life threatening...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Andy Woodard completed Bachelors and Masters degrees at Bob Jones University before moving to New York City to serve as Director of Ministry Development at New...
The topic of church planting models has always interested me, since first becoming aware of the topic several years ago during undergrad. There are several models that get a lot of attention among church planters, some of the more prominent ones...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
I recently returned from a trip down south where I spent several days visiting friends and family. It was a wonderful time to reconnect with many people that I hadn’t seen since moving to New York about eight months ago. During the trip, I...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Today began normally enough. The clock ticked forward from 11:59 pm to 12:00 am then 12:01 am. I was on a roll in my studies. Sermon prep was going well in the “investigate” stage – the stage where you read and scribble things...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
There are times in the Christian life where things don’t come so easily spiritually. Some would even say that this is the normative experience for the Christian, meaning that the easy times are the exception to the rule. However, often times...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
This last week here at “the mission” has been fairly routine with the exception that Pastor Bill and Galen both are out of town. Pastor Bill went up to Michigan to participate in a churches missions conference and Galen went to Israel!...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
On Saturday, January 24th we had a work team of almost two hundred students, faculty, and staff from The King’s College come and partner with us in a “Day of Service.” Through the tireless efforts of King’s City Engagement...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
This last week the Lord brought a wonderful group of volunteers from a church in Springfield, Missouri into our ministry. They were on a mission trip to NYC and were working with a man who’s one of the pastor’s of a “sister...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
While I was in a diner on 23rd street I saw Pastor and Mrs. Jones talking with a homeless man that approached them at the light.
Good evening, This last week has been filled with special blessings. We’ve had a number of guests and visitors at the mission. Even now as I write on this Sunday evening, one of my guests is packing his bags in preparation to head home...[ abbreviated | read entire ]