Reconciliation and Unity Service In Wichita

On Sunday, the state of Kansas watched as our two top basketball teams face off in the NCAA tournament.  Families might have been split, many in the state were split on who we wanted to win.  However, in the end, whoever won, would represent the great state of Kansas.  The disciples came to Jesus and said, “Lord, those other guys, they’re healing in your name!!!….Jesus said, “If they are not against us, they are on our side.” Now, we will unify around WSU….what about the church?  Are we ready for unity?  On Palm Sunday night in the city of Wichita, Pastors are coming together for a Reconciliation Service.  There will be repentance, Pastor to Pastor, Pastor to congregation, Congregation to Pastor.  The goal is unity.  Pray for Wichita, that we might be one spiritually and if this resonates with you, if you’ve had church splits, if there’s been gossip, hurt feelings, bitterness with other believers it’s time to put it under the blood.  Forgiveness is freeing.

RECONCILIATION SERVICE IN WICHITA 

March 29th – 6 p.m. Church At the Cross – 2901 W. Taft St Wichita, Ks.

“Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.” Psalm 133:1

Wichita means “scattered huts or houses.” True spiritual unity flows from the presence of the Holy Spirit in the lives of our Lord’s people.  John 17:20,­23 This city has had division and divisiveness in its roots throughout its history. Several churches that have been regularly meeting together for unity’s sake are going to have a “Reconciliation and Unity Service.”

Our city has been spiritually dysfunctional in many ways; church splits, church disablements, wounded pastors, wounded leaders and wounded sheep scattered and abandon, a divisive spirit, leviathan twisting and perverting the truth. Therefore the spiritual growth of our city has been stifled. We want to correct and heal this situation. We feel the Lord has called us to have a service to release healing and forgiveness and bring unity to Wichita. We want to obey and apply the Word of God to affect and Change the spiritual atmosphere of Wichita.

“He will forgive our sin as we forgive others— if you forgive men their trespasses your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if you do not forgive men their trespasses neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Matt. 6:12,14,­15

The service will include:

1. A pastor representing all pastors will repent to the sheep (congregation) for wounds caused by previous pastors or us and ask for forgiveness.

2.  A person representing the sheep will repent to the pastors and ask forgiveness for wounding and casting out pastors from their flocks.

3.  We will have pastor representing leaders asking forgiveness of other pastors and leaders for bad mouthing, a jealous spirit causing division, wanting authority that wasn’t theirs, thereby hurting the body of Christ.

4.  Sheep repent to sheep for spreading gossip, backbiting, and causing splits in the body of Christ. We will then ask love to flow from and to all churches that believe Jesus Christ is Lord and the only way to our Father in heaven.

5. We will pray for sheep that have been wounded and that are either hiding in large churches or not going to church at all to be healed, restored in fellowship, planted and bringing forth the fruit, gifts, purposes and plans of the Lord in their lives and in the body of Christ. We will worship, proclaim unity over our city and take communion together.

Please RSVP so we will know how many are coming.

(City Church 618.7700) If you can’t come will you please consider having your own repentance, forgiveness, reconciliation and unity service?

STOP COMMON CORE IN KANSAS. HELP PASS HB 2292

It’s time for all believers to hit their knees in prayer and pick up their cell phones and call the number of those on the education committee, led by Rep. Ron Highland. On Friday, that committee will decide the fate of Common Core in Kansas and the future of our children. Public Schools in Kansas don’t need to be put into a cookie press to turn out little worker bees. 

We want good solid curriculum put together by Kansans.  Common Core is destructive in so many ways.

Have you checked out the way they want you to do math? 

It’s time to pray, and call.  Activate your prayer lines, and ask the Lord to stop Kansas from Common Core.  HB 2292 is a good bill, and endorsed with its strong constitutionality by our own Secretary of State Kris Kobach.  You can call your local representative and tell them HB 2292 needs to pass to save Kansas children. 

Our children are our most precious asset.

Go to www.kansasagainstcommoncore.com for more information.

Statewide Holy Convocation

In order to truly see a change in a state, there are many things that have to happen.  In Kansas,  there have been decades of prayer warriors who have travailed over our historic land.  Now, we are at a moment in time when, we the present generation need to come together as one to declare Jesus as Lord over Kansas.

Our Goal:

We want Jesus to be greatly known, undeniably revealed, vastly followed and lavishly honored in Kansas.

We want you to save the date of May 30th for the Statewide Holy Convocation of Kansas.  It’s time for our generation to put the stake in the ground and dedicate Kansas to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. May 30th will be a historic day in Kansas. You’ll find more information at cultureshield.com.  We are asking a believer from each county to come and bring one gallon of soil to combine in a symbol of unity for believers across Kansas.  We want Kansans to care about what happens in our state.

Register Here:

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eaneerfvf186d663&oseq=&c=&ch=

More Information:

http://www.cultureshield.com/

KOBACH believes HB 2292 IS fully constitutional . . .

Exciting News Kansas Patriots!
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach sent out the attached letter calling for the immediate passing of HB 2292 – the Local Control of Kansas Education bill!  He addresses the complete Constitutionality of the bill and recommends it passes out of the Education Committee favorable.
For SOS Kobach to name the bill and call for its favorable passage goes way beyond the Constitutional issue.  He effectively takes away all the poor arguments and excuses being passed around by those that have said the bill was poorly written and unconstitutional.
 He would not call for passage of a poor bill and he would know because he has written and helped write some of the strongest Constitutional bills in Kansas like the 2nd Amendment Protection Act!

CALL THE MEMBERS OF THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE NOW AND DEMAND THAT THEY PASS HB 2292 the Local Control of Kansas Education Act!

With your help, we can expel Common Core from Kansas schools and ensure our children grow up with an excellent educational system that puts children, teachers, and parents first.

Call these representatives immediately, and tell them it’s critical they support a strong HB 2292 bill now!

Representative Ron Highland
785 296-7310
ron.highland@house.ks.gov

Representative Amanda Grosserode:
785-296-7659
amanda.grosserode@house.ks.gov

Representative John Bradford:
785-296-7653
john.bradford@house.ks.gov

Representative Chuck Smith
785-296-7522
chuck.smith@house.ks.gov

Let’s make a lasting difference that will protect children and teachers in the years to come.

Tell them to join Kris Kobach and call for immediate passage of HB 2292!

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Capitol Commission – Pastor Appreciation Day

Pastors Appreciation Day!
March 18th
KANSAS PRAYER BREAKFAST 6-8 am 
Special activity: Cost $18 per ticket – Join Governor Sam Brownback and State Leaders and hear Rescue Mission Director Barry Feaker tell of their partnership in community revitalization.
More information and to RSVP: www.kansasprayerbreakfast.net
Ramada Inn and Convention Center 420 SE 6th Street,Topeka, KS
KANSAS CAPITOL, VISITOR’S CENTER AUDITORIUM 10-10:45 am
Welcome by Governor Sam Brownback. Enter Capitol through 8th Street doorways. Limited parking may be available early in underground lot off 8th Street.
For More information: dave.depue@capitolcom.org.  or call 785-249-7604
KS.HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 11AM
3rd floor State Capitol. Ceremony to honor pastors – floor pass needed. Contact your State Representative.
Other visitors and those arriving late may be seated in 4th floor House galley.
KANSAS SENATE 2:30PM
3rd floor State Capitol Ceremony to honor pastors – floor pass needed. Contact your State Senator.
Other visitors and those arriving late may be seated in 4th floor Senate galley.
CAPITOL BUILDING TOURS ARE AVAILABLE ALL DAY
Dave DePue- Capitol Commission

Please Tell Them To Wait!!!!

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God is not the author of confusion.  When we pray sometimes the Lord says YES, sometimes He says NO and sometimes He says WAIT!

HR5 is a 600 page bill supposedly being voted on Friday.  CSN has been on the phone with D.C. and our representatives and they insist this is a good bill, and yet TODAY they say over 100 amendments will be discussed.

Then they insist they will vote on this on FRIDAY.  Is this Representative government?  I think not.  We do not want our representatives to take on the Pelosi attitude…..pass the bill and then we’ll find out what’s in it?  If it passes it goes to the Presidents desk, he signs it and it’s law…sound familiar????

Bottom line.

The federal government has no right to be in a states business when it comes to education.  Oh yes, there are billions in federal aid with many strings attached. CSN says WAIT.

By the way, the HSLDA does not support HR5.

Please call your representative and tell them you want them to WAIT until after the amendments are made.  This should take no longer than 10 minutes!!

Representative Mike Pompeo – 202-225-6216
Representative Lynn Jenkins – 202 225-6601
Representative Kevin Yoder – 202-225-2865
Representative Tim Huelscamp – 202-225-2715

“I don’t know what happened to America, the Shining City on the Hill for freedom.”

1. Chinese-American Mom Says Common Core Is Just Like Education in Communist China
November 30, 2014 

See her testimony below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAIetn6sE00 3 minutes 19 sec

Lily Tang Williams, a mother of three, testified before the Colorado State Board of Education that Common Core was similar to the education she received growing up in Mao’s Communist China.

“Common Core, in my eyes, is the same as the Communist core I once saw in China,” Williams said. “I grew up under Mao’s regime and we had the Communist-dominated education — nationalized testing, nationalized curriculum, and nationalized indoctrination.”

In a post at FreedomWorks, Williams wrote about her experience with the Chinese education system:

Our teachers had to comply with all the curriculum and testing requirements, or lose their jobs forever. Parents had no choice at all when it came to what we learned in school. The government used the Household Registration and Personnel File system to keep track of its citizens from birth to death.

“I came to this country for freedom and I cannot believe this is happening all over again in this country,” she said in the meeting. “I don’t know what happened to  America, the Shining City on the Hill for freedom.”

She said Americans should not compare their children (or their kids’ test scores) to those being educated under the Chinese system.

“I am telling you, Chinese children are not trained to be independent thinkers,” said Williams. “They are trained to be massive skilled workers for corporations. And they have no idea what happened in Tiananmen Square in 1989 where government ordered soldiers to shoot its own 1,000 students.”

Picture: Lily Williams in her Maoist Red Guard uniform

Williams said that while she understands that testing is necessary to improve education, top-down standards controlled by the federal government are not the answer: “Federal government holds the stick. International corporations hold the money.” She complained that students are offered this system of carrots and sticks by outside groups. Instead, she said, parents are supposed to control their children’s education.

“Individual rights. Individual liberty. That’s what I came to this country for,” Williams said. “Do you just want our kids to be test machines? Workers — cheap workers for corporations?” she asked the school board.

America is great. Don’t compare yourselves to China. That’s why lots of Chinese are trying to come here — to try to be free. And they all tell you, “Do not go after the Chinese Communist education.”

Williams said the Chinese system produces great test takers and great machine workers who are brainwashed and lack critical thinking skills. “I was brainwashed so bad it took me ten years in this country to get out of it,” she said.

Read more: http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2014/11/30/chinese-american-mom-says-common-core-is-just-like-education-in-communist-china/#ixzz3S8VcSsiq

My question is who is going to stop this! Are we going to continue to do what the Germans did and look on without opposing it? It appears so. 

Here are two others – teachers testimony (Teacher of the Year 2014 and another from NY):

Two short videos from dedicated teachers that you must see to understand from their perspective why Common Core must be stopped.

2. “Honored as the “Top Teacher”, Stacie Starr quits due to Common Core

Support the Local Control of Kansas Education Act (HB 2292)

http://www.educationviews.org/top-teacher-winner-quits-due-common-core/

“Honored as the “Top Teacher” by ABC’s “Live with Kelly and Michael” show, Stacie Starr was speaking at an education forum earlier this week when she dropped a bombshell.

The veteran teacher at Elyria High School in Elyria, Ohio, told a stunned audience Monday she will resign at the end of the school year because of the new federal Common Core system of standards and assessments adopted by her state, reported the local Chronicle-Telegram newspaper.

Stacie Starr

At the forum, which sought to help parents navigate the complex standardized testing system, Starr was talking about how special education has suffered under Common Core.

As she fought back tears, she disclosed she is leaving traditional education and plans ‘to teach in a different way.”

“I can’t do it anymore, not in this ‘drill ‘em and kill ‘em’ atmosphere,” she said. “I don’t think anyone understands that in this environment if your child cannot quickly grasp material, study like a robot and pass all of these tests, they will not survive.”

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Don’t let this happen in Kansas!

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3. New York teacher stands up for the children against Common Core abuse

A creative young mind and a great teacher are a terrible thing to waste.

Please watch the video below from a month ago in New York and ask yourselves just how long are we going to allow the child abuse of Common Core to continue to assault the children of Kansas?  Teachers like this one are being pressured by unions and administrators to keep their mouths shut and to just keep telling the lie so that they can keep the State and Federal funds flowing.  Thank God some are finally coming out to stop the abuse and to stand up for the children.  Will you stand up for the children of Kansas?  Will our legislators?
 

4. Brilliant anti-Common Core Speech by Dr. Duke Pesta (University English Professor)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si-kx5-MKSE

Published on Apr 24, 2014

http://www.FightTheCore.com/ – Have you heard about Common Core? The chilling truth behind these new national educational “standards” will terrify you. Common Core represents the latest and most comprehensive step in the drive toward complete government control of our children’s education. Join us for a special presentation exposing the truth about Common Core and the ongoing struggle to roll back its implementation. Our speaker will provide examples of how Common Core threatens to further undermine, weaken, and centralize public and private education in our country.

Speaker Bio — Dr. Duke Pesta

Dr. Duke Pesta received his M.A. in Renaissance literature from John Carroll University and his Ph.D. in Shakespeare and Renaissance literature from Purdue University.

He has taught at major research institutions and small liberal arts colleges, and his been active in education reform, developing and implementing an elective Bible course that is currently available for public high school students in Texas. He is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh and the Academic Director of FreedomProject Education. – https://www.fpeusa.org/

Thank You Governor Brownback

 

Thank You Governor Brownback!

I’m sure you’ve noticed that some justices are creating laws from the bench.  How about our President issuing Executive orders with a pen and a phone? Last week in Kansas Governor Sam Brownback put the brakes on this slippery slope in Kansas.  He said “No” to special rights for homosexuals.  Governor Kathleen Sebelius with a pen and a phone granted the LGBT community special privileges without going through the legislature.  The state of Kansas was founded on Judeo Christian principals.  That’s why our history shows that we were a “FREE” state.  We believed and still do, that what the Bible says about God’s people means we are all created equal. . . no special treatment for homosexuals when it comes to employment.  Everyone needs to be hired for their qualifications and keep their jobs for their performance.

Governor Brownback deserves our gratitude for protecting Kansas. Please call 785-295-3232 and tell them to thank Gov. Brownback for following the rule of law. 

ACT NOW . . . To Help Stop Data Collecting in Our Public Schools

 

Data Collecting in SchoolsBeware

Invasion of Privacy!
Do you want your 6th grader answering these questions?

SPEAK OUT NOW!!! 

Parent ALERT !!!

Kansas Communities That Care Survey

 

CULTURE SHIELD BELIEVES THIS IS AN INVASION OF PRIVACY AND TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE INFORMATION

 Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services is the Agency promoting this!

KDADS

Please read the attached survey and ask yourself if you want your 6th grade child or grandchild to take it.  A lobbyist and Rep. Sue Boldra have introduced a bill, HB 2099, asking the Education Committee to weaken the data privacy law to allow this survey to continue, and to be able to give more surveys on very private and personal matters.


The committee hearing is scheduled Friday, February 13 at 1:30, Room 112 N.  Written testimonies need to be in pdf format and sent to sue.mollenkamp@house.ks.gov, who is the House Education Committee Assistant.


Please request that legislation be passed to strengthen the data privacy law, SB 367, at K.S.A. 72-6215 – 72-6223, of last session and oppose HB 2099.  Please request that parents must opt in their children for any surveys and data collected, and that they be shown copies of the data to be collected.  
Currently data is being collected under common core and by KIDS, Kansas Individual Data on Students, in addition to non curricular surveys being administered by schools and numerous other agencies.  Much of this data is behavioral and judgments are being made about children.  Seaman School District is in the news for wanting to drug test students.  Where will the “sampling” on students end?  Parents have a right and responsibility to know about the files being collected on their children.


                              Click Here to See the Survey :  http://cultureshield.com/PDF/ctc_survey_.pdf

 Be sure to look at the last page where it refers to the parent child relationship.