Feb 21, 2019 9:00 AM

At this day-long workshop you discover how to create professional looking NO-COST videos using only the tools you already have — your laptop and your mobile phone, saving you £000s in production costs. "MOST VALUABLE COURSE" “I can honestly say, without doubt, it was the most valuable course I have ever taken, based on the tangible elements I could take away, as opposed to just ideas and concepts …” - Samuel Russell, Marketing Executive, Fairfax Meadow Ltd "FANTASTIC!" "It was fantastic! I would most definitely recommend the workshop to others who are looking to up skill themselves on video and audio. I can’t wait to start creating videos for my organisation!” - Ella Honey Sunley, Youth Engagement Officer, Hawk Training Ltd "AN AWESOME COURSE!" “Thank you for this AWESOME course [it was] very practical and a perfect way to get started using and creating your own video material with your smartphone. Martin was a great presenter with a wonderful sense of humour; a genuine teacher who cared about every delegate in the room.” - Paul Proctor, Marketing Manager, Simply Horses Equine Vet Services "AS GOOD AS AN AGENCY" “We definitely left the workshop with the skills we needed to create our own videos that, not only look as good as something you’d pay an agency to create, but also cost nothing more than just our own time.” - Carly Rands, internal communications business partner, British Gas plc WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS COURSE? Marketing professionals - Create a constant flow of video content for lead generation Human Resources - Ideal for internal communications and engagement Training Professionals - Achieve your skills development objectives for employees Small Business Owners - Save money on your marketing and gain more online presence Sales People - Create customer-specific video proposals and messages Exporters - Design product demonstrations over distances without the need to travel WHAT WILL YOU LEARN ON THE DAY? Video marketing has come of age. With the explosion of mobile computing, everyone has access to this persuasive medium, with most people preferring to watch, not read information… Video-Making for Social Media™ from Micomms Ltd teaches you how to create your own professional-looking NO COST videos using only the tools you already have on your desk: your laptop and your mobile phone… while, at the same time, creating the kind of results you’d only expect from a professional video company! The secret is in the structuring... On this informative and fun training session you learn all the tricks of the trade that video companies use every day: • How to structure, write and deliver your script • How to conduct a filmed interview • The golden rules of video and still photography • How to put movement into still images • How to find and use free music and special effects • How to edit everything together for professional results • Developing your video communication strategy … and much more! SESSION CONTENTS 1-DAY WORKSHOP — Make a Video with your Smartphone and Laptop The sessions are designed to help you plan and execute your video project, with hands-on exercises along the way: SESSION 1.1 Introduction - Living in a video world In this session we briefly look at the dramatic increase in the use of video in social media; people’s viewing habits and their expectations. SESSION 1.2 Training – structure, engaging, stakeholders If your video doesn’t engage, viewers will click away. We show you how to avoid this by structuring your content — and planning your project for best results. SESSION 1.3 Words - Structuring and writing your script ‘Where to start’ is the most difficult bit. We help you to decide your objectives, clearly identify your target audience and what they will want to see. Then we look at structuring and writing your script. SESSION 1.4 Sound - Recording your voice-over (coaching) Natural performers will love this session! If you’re a little more timid, you’ll be pleased to know that you’ll get full support to build your confidence. Even if you’re not doing your own VO, you’ll learn how to direct someone else more effectively. SESSION 1.5 Music - Finding & mixing copyright-free music Music can make a tremendous difference to the impact of your video, if used carefully. We show you where to find music and how to stay clear of copyright infringement dangers. SESSION 1.6 Visuals - Pics & Clips: Golden Tips How many pictures have you taken and forgotten about? Thousands? Still pictures are invaluable for video-making. Here, you learn golden photography rules and how to take the kind of video footage the pros would envy! SESSION 1.7 Interviews - The ‘Happy Customer’ interview A well-filmed interview can create a huge amount of credibility for your message. We show you how to ask the right questions and capture everything on video the way the professionals do. SESSION 1.8 Editing - It’s all in the edit Editing is the make or break of any video. We introduce you to easy-to-use editing software and show you everything you need to know to edit and master your video, ready for uploading onto the web. SESSION 1.9 Social Media - Publishing and distributing We look at YouTube, QR codes and discuss how you can use your videos to great effect — and how to get more people to watch them. SESSION 1.10 Review - Questions and Answers This bit is short because Q&A happens all day — and besides, you’ll be aching to start filming your next masterpiece! WHAT WILL YOU NEED ON THE DAY? You can simply watch and take notes. But we highly recommend that you join in and do the exercises yourself — so if you want to ‘create as you learn’, you’ll need: 1. Mobile phone — video-capable phone (smartphone is ideal) 2. Your Laptop — (with ideally a minimum of 2Gb RAM) 3. Free video software download (we'll provide this FREE)4. Free audio software download (we'll provide this FREE) We’ll send you links to free software a week before your training day. FREE WORKBOOK To help you remember all the useful skills and techniques, you'll receive a superb handy full-colour workbook that tells you everything you need to know. Book your course TODAY! Knowing how to create professional video presentations will put your business leaps ahead of the competition. You already have the tools — now all you need is the knowledge. Special Rates 6+ delegates? Let’s discuss discounts: [email protected] AVAILABLE ON REQUEST - DAY 2 By popular demand we have added an optional DAY 2 to cover more advanced video-making skills. This includes learning techniques such as Green Screening, Presenting to Camera Techniques and more Advanced Editing skills. This is normally available as IN-HOUSE training for a minimum of 2 people - just contact us via [email protected] to arrange a date.

Dec 12, 2018 6:30 PM

17th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION “MUSICA NOVA” INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC With support from the Mission of Rossotrudnichestvo in the United Kingdom of Great Britain Presents "Winter Carnival in the Music Wonderland" Festive Musical Extravaganza Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 6.30pm                                                                                                     Mission of Rossotrudnichestvo | Russia House in UK                                                                                            37 Kensington High Street, London W8 5ED Performers: Young artists of "Musica Nova" Academy, winners of national and international competitions alongside with distinguished teachers and celebrity guest artists will perform exclusively for this event. The programme: Well-known and rarely performed vocal and instrumental music, classical and contemporary music excerpts, jazz improvisations, Christmas carols and famous Russian romantic songs (Ballads). Special presents will be given to young audience members for the best masquerade costume.                                         Tickets can be ordered on-line on www.eventbrite.co.uk Tel: 0783 2341745 // 0207 8330502 Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MusicaNovaAcademy                 “Musica Nova” International Academy of Music is the unique bilingual establishment in the UK that combines the best of British and Russian principles of teaching and offers complete professional music education for children (starting as early as 3,5 years old) and adults (up to advanced professional level), with six categories of classes geared to maximise the potential of the student in musical styles and genres as diverse as classics, jazz, pop, dance and drama. Students from all over the world receive quality music education at the “Musica Nova”.             The programmes are specially designed to lead and direct students from very first steps in music to Certificate (Grades 1 – 8) and Degree programmes (Performing and Teaching Diplomas) with participation in concerts, performances at the international festivals and competitions, recording experience.             A specially tailored “Music Wonderland” programme is offered for the younger students.             For the past 17 years students of the “Musica Nova” Academy have successfully performed in front of the members of the Royal Family, won the prestigious 2nd place at the Eurovision 2000 international song contest (Alsou) representing Russia, performed alongside with Christina Aguilera and Holly Valance, at the Moscow Kremlin, concert hall “Luzhniki”, at the Westminster Central Hall, the Whitehall, Trafalgar Square,  Rossotrudnichestvo Centre in Great Britain, Pushkin House, the Russian Embassy (UK and France), and also at following international contests: “The Starry Rainbow” (Bulgaria), the “Little Pearls of Odessa” (Ukraine) and “GB Dance & Music” (UK and Italy), "Euro Pop Contest" (Germany), "Youthvision International Song Contest" (Azerbaijan), "Arpeggio" International Singing Contest (Malta).

Oct 26, 2019 7:00 PM

A Rebel Cat special gig of "NotPunk" but a great showcase for other amazing music:We really happy to welcome the return of PHATTFOXX, a band who smashed it at the final 2018 Rebel Cat gig (if you haven't seen them this is a must). They will be supported by Boom Boom Racoon a ska punk band from Bristol and Mental Wealth a punk trio. We are also happy to announce MuGen a up and coming indie band from Leeds. Completing the bill are LegPuppy a Trip Hop Electro Punk band originally from Wales now based in London.PHATTFOXX - Drum and Bass, Reggae, Jungle, Dub MASH-UP! from Derby:https://open.spotify.com/artist/5xMk7APfSeD3mq8M1bdX2yBoom Boom Racoon are a bin-loving, state-hating ska kids who play angry offbeat folk music. - https://www.facebook.com/BoomBoomRacoon/LegPuppy are South London based, enigmatic electro-post-punks their satirical attack on the modern world with humour, satire, and a whole lot of personality - https://www.facebook.com/LegPuppy/Mental Wealth: Punk trio based in East Manchester/East Lancs. Guitar, bass and djembe - https://www.facebook.com/Mental-Wealth-311642632993833/MuGen: A three piece indie band from Leeds - https://www.facebook.com/whoismugen/Running Times:PHATTFOXX 10.40 to 11.30Boom Boom Racoon 9.50 to 10.30LegPuppy 9.00 to 9.40Mental Wealth 8.10 to 8.50MuGen 7.20 to 8.00Doors 6.45Door tax: £8 / £7 membersJim the DJ will be spinning tunes from between bands as usual.Local accomodation:https://www.jurysinns.com/hotels/bradfordhttp://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-6364-ibis-budget-bradford/index.shtmlhttp://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/west-yorkshire/bradford/bradford-south.html?cid=GLBC_BRAHUNhttp://www.newbeehiveinn.co.uk/hotel-in-bradford-west-yorkshire-the-new-beehive-inn.htmlhttp://www.ivyguesthousebradford.com/http://www.castle-hotel-bradford.co.uk/

Jan 31, 2019 9:00 AM

THURSDAY 31ST JANUARY 2019 PLEASE NOTE : YEAR 10 OR AGE 14 & UP ONLY HELD AT OUR BRAND NEW PURPOSE BUILT HEADQUARTERS - COME SEE OUR NEW HOME !  OPEN DAY will run from approx 9:00am - 3:30pm THE DAY STARTS WITH A MEET & GREET WITH PRINCIPAL & DIRECTORS FOLLOWED BY A STUDENT SHOWCASE.  THEN ONTO SCHEDULED 20 MIN VIEWING PERIODS OF THE DAYS CLASSES - FOLLOWED BY THE OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN IN EITHER AN OPEN COMMECIAL JAZZ CLASS OR MUSICAL THEATRE & ACTING CLASS. ALL PARENTS & GUARDIANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO STAY THE ENTIRE DAY.  LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE - so please book early to guarantee your place ! IMPORTANT - PLEASE BOOK 1 TICKET PER PERSON ATTENDING INCLUDING PARENTS/GUARDIANS You will have the opportunity to meet the Principal & Directors , watch classes , view a showcase of student work , ask questions and also take part in either a Commercial Jazz class or a Musical Theatre / Acting class with our resident faculty.  Masters is located 1 hour from London by road / rail , with very good access to the A127 / M25 and all major routes. Parking available on site & surrounding roads. Trains to Rayleigh ( 5 minute Taxi ride / 15 min walk  ) leave from London Liverpool Street and take 45 mins.  The nearest hotel ( 5 min walk ) is the Premier Inn  http://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/essex/basildon/basildon-rayleigh.html

Feb 01, 2019 9:00 AM

FRIDAY 1ST FEBRUARY 2019 PLEASE NOTE : YEAR 10 OR AGE 14 & UP ONLY HELD AT OUR BRAND NEW PURPOSE BUILT HEADQUARTERS - COME SEE OUR NEW HOME !  OPEN DAY will run from approx 9:00am - 3:30pm THE DAY STARTS WITH A MEET & GREET WITH PRINCIPAL & DIRECTORS FOLLOWED BY A STUDENT SHOWCASE.  THEN ONTO SCHEDULED 20 MIN VIEWING PERIODS OF THE DAYS CLASSES - FOLLOWED BY THE OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN IN EITHER AN OPEN COMMECIAL JAZZ CLASS OR MUSICAL THEATRE & ACTING CLASS. ALL PARENTS & GUARDIANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO STAY THE ENTIRE DAY.  LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE - so please book early to guarantee your place ! IMPORTANT - PLEASE BOOK 1 TICKET PER PERSON ATTENDING INCLUDING PARENTS/GUARDIANS You will have the opportunity to meet the Principal & Directors , watch classes , view a showcase of student work , ask questions and also take part in either a Commercial Jazz class or a Musical Theatre / Acting class with our resident faculty.  Masters is located 1 hour from London by road / rail , with very good access to the A127 / M25 and all major routes. Parking available on site & surrounding roads. Trains to Rayleigh ( 5 minute Taxi ride / 15 min walk  ) leave from London Liverpool Street and take 45 mins.  The nearest hotel ( 5 min walk ) is the Premier Inn  http://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/essex/basildon/basildon-rayleigh.html

Dec 13, 2018 7:00 PM

The charity concert In George Enescu’s World by violonist Alexandru Tomescu at the Cultural Institute in London, no. 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1, will take place on December 13 at 6 30 PM. Alexandru Tomescu joined the Foundation board of members as a passionate supporter of the Romanian built and natural heritage which, unfortunately, is so neglected and desperately needs restoration. Generous in his offering of his time, Stradivarius violin and unique talent whenever possible, Alexandru dedicates all revenue for ticket sales and raised funds to support Pro Patrimonio’s work. He does this knowing that the very existence of Pro Patrimonio and its activity is seriously at risk because of lack of funding. We therefore are appealing to you please be so kind as to join us in posting our announcement and invitation to the concert with its Eventbrite link for tickets on all your networks and social media channels – and do please yourself join us at what will be an extraordinary musical evening. However, if you are unable to attend, but still wish to support us please use this link to donate.  We heartily welcome any support offered by means of an annual membership fee, volunteering or donating, or donating for a specific project.Our bank accounts are: RO50INGB0000999906569530 for RON   RO61INGB0000999906569720 for EURO - SWIFT code INGBROBU and: Sort Code: 121103 Account Number: 00816088  BIC: BOFSGB21238 IBAN: GB95 BOFS 1211 0300 8160 88  for POUNDS alternatively online http://propatrimonio.org/index.php/donate/ The membership fee remains 200 RON for Romanian members, 60 EUR for foreign members and 50 Pounds for UK members: http://propatrimonio.org/index.php/membrii/We give our thanks to all volunteers involved in actions of national heritage rescue and conservation, but also to the sponsors that make the restoration and operation of our foundation possible:Europa Nostra, World Monuments Found, The Ratiu Family Charitable Foundation, Holcim Romania, Mr. Robin Hardie and Mr. Peter Stormonth Darling from Pro Patrimonio UK. Thank you and best wishes, Pro Patrimonio Team

Feb 22, 2019 10:00 AM

Exploring tensions between Principles and Practice Those who work in Primary English in Teacher Education need ways to share, develop and innovate practice and collaborate with each other in research and development projects.  This forum convened by the United Kingdom Literacy Association ITE Special Interest Group aims to address this need. Programme 10:00              Coffee/Arrival/Welcome 10:10 - 10:30  ITE Developments: A knowledge about language approach (Rebecca Austin, Canterbury Christ Church) 10:30 - 10:50  ITE Developments: Online reading communities through Goodreads (Mat Tobin, Oxford Brookes) 10:50 - 11:10  ITE Developments: Story making link to drama processes (Lisa Stephenson, Leeds Beckett University) 11:10 - 11:30  Break 11:30 - 12:20  ITE Developments: Short-fuse presentations (7 minutes) Speakers: Roger MacDonald (Greenwich), Anna Harrison (Roehampton), Charlotte Atterby (London SCITT), Karen Daniels (Sheffield), Karen Morris (Edge Hill), Lisa Stevenson (LMU), Jennifer Farrar (Glasgow) 12:20 - 12:45  SIG possibilities 12:45 - 13:30  Lunch 13:30 - 13:55  Ofsted: From school to ITE - implications for teacher training 13:55 - 14:15  Research and ITE: Music and Phonological awareness (Veronica Poulter, Liverpool Hope) 14:15 - 14:35 Research and ITE: Teachers as writers (Teresa Cremin, Open University) 14:35 - 14:55 Research and ITE: Student Teachers' knowledge of Children's Literature (Jennifer Farrar, Glasgow University) 15:00 - 15:30  SIG Futures: Planning Forwards For more information, please visit the UKLA website here - https://ukla.org/conferences/event/primary-english-in-initial-teacher-education-sig-forum#sthash.Gb5OChfp.m80iTGnD.dpbs

Dec 13, 2018 6:30 PM

An Alexandru Tomescu Concert in aid of Pro Patrimonio with the kind support of the Embassy of Romania and the Romanian Cultural Insitute. Join us on 13th of December from 18:30 at the Romanian Cultural Institute, No 1 Belgrave Square,              London SW1 where Alexandru Tomescu will perform compositions from Bach, Enescu, Filip and Porumbescu. However, if you are unable to attend, but still wish to support us please use the link below to donate: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/in-george-enescus-world-donations-tickets-53134194807  „Alexandru Tomescu makes uncommon music out of Paganini’s Caprices, playing up contrasts, letting each phrase live and breathe. I expected an evening of champagne bubbles. Tomescu serves up whiskey.” (David Larsen – Metro Magazine, New Zealand). The Violinist is not just playing before his public, but cultivates an intense dialog with it, whether on stage,            TV or the Radio, he talks about the music and explains what being an artist in XXIst century Romania is, what nurtures his inspiration and why classical music deserves a chance.  Of major interest to Alexandru Tomescu is Romania’s built and natural heritage which unfortunately is so much neglected and generally in desperate need of restoration. Alexandru joined the Board of Pro Patrimonio, the Romanian National Trust, three years ago to assist in Pro Patrimonio’s mission of returning to active life beautiful and important heritage buildings all over Romania. He is most passionate about this aim and generously gives of his time, his Stradivarius and his unique talent whenever possible in his very full international concert schedule, dedicating all proceeds of ticket sales and funds raised to support the work of Pro Patrimonio. He does so knowing that the very existence of Pro Patrimonio and the work it undertakes is in severe jeopardy due to lack of funding. Probably the leading violin soloist of Romania today Alexandru Tomescu’s concerts are not to be missed – simply ask anyone who has experienced one! We heartily welcome any support offered by means of an annual membership fee, volunteering or donating, or donating for a specific project.Our bank accounts are: RO50INGB0000999906569530 for RON  RO61INGB0000999906569720 for EURO - SWIFT code INGBROBU and: Sort Code: 121103 Account Number: 00816088 BIC: BOFSGB21238 IBAN: GB95 BOFS 1211 0300 8160 88 for POUNDS alternatively online http://propatrimonio.org/index.php/donate/The membership fee remains 200 RON for Romanian members, 60 EUR for foreign members and 50 Pounds for UK members:http://propatrimonio.org/index.php/membrii/We give our thanks to all volunteers involved in actions of national heritage rescue and conservation, but also to the sponsors that make the restoration and operation of our foundation possible:Europa Nostra, World Monuments Found, The Ratiu Family Charitable Foundation, Holcim Romania, Mr. Robin Hardie and Mr. Peter Stormonth Darling from Pro Patrimonio UK. Thank you and best wishes, Pro Patrimonio Team

Jun 26, 2016 7:00 AM

AS YOU PREPARE YOUR OFFERING YOU CAN SAY THIS POWERFUL DECLARATION BY FAITH: SAY 1: MY GIVING CAUSES GOD TO MAKE PEOPLE HELP ME SAY 2: MY GIVING CAUSES GOD TO MAKE PEOPLE'S POWER AND ABILITY HELP ME SAY 3: MY TITHES & OFFERINGS CAUSES AN OPEN HEAVEN OF BLESSINGS & FAVOUR OVER MY LIFE, MY HOME, MY FAMILY AND MY CHURCH. AMEN... SAY 4: "Thank You Lord God Almighty as I Give today, according to Your Word in Genesis 8:22 there is always SEED TIME and HARVEST TIME so When I keep giving I will keep receiving! When I keep sowing I will keep reaping! according to Your Word Lord in ACTS 20:35 it is more a blessing to give than to receive which means I have something to give! I am blessed! Therefore according to Your Word Lord in Ecclesiastes 11:6, Galatians 6:7,  2Corinthians 9:6 & Luke 6:38 as I give I will also be given back the same measure. So by faith I believe you for work, for business prosperity and favour, divine connections, new fruitful contracts, raises, promotion and bonuses, interest and profit on my investments, cheques and money in the post, finding money, money finding me, money activated to work for me, gifts and surprises, food to always eat, bills to be always paid, bills and debts cancelled. In Jesus name!"GIVING SCRIPTURES:READ SCRIPTURE 1: Psalm 96:6-9 (NKJV) 6. Honour and majesty are before Him; Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary. 7. Give to the LORD, O families of the peoples, Give to the LORD glory and strength. 8. Give to the LORD the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come into His courts.9. Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him, all the earth. READ SCRIPTURE 2: Proverbs 3:9-10 (NKJV) 9. Honour the LORD with your possessions, And with the first fruits of all your increase; 10. So your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine. READ SCRIPTURE 3: Malachi 3:6-12 (NKJV) 6 “For I am the LORD, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob. 7 Yet from the days of your fathers You have gone away from My ordinances And have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you,”Says the LORD of hosts.“But you said, ‘In what way shall we return?’ 8 “Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings.9 You are cursed with a curse, For you have robbed Me, Even this whole nation. 10. Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the LORD of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it. 11. “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” Says the LORD of hosts; 12. “And all nations will call you blessed, For you will be a delightful land,” Says the LORD of hosts. READ SCRIPTURE 4: 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 (NKJV) 6. But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. Anytime you give an offering and sow a seed it is a divine exchange. See more examples here: Galatians 6:2-7, Proverbs 1:7, 1Kings 17:10-15, Ecclesiastes 11:6, Luke 6:38 It is selfish to not want to be blessed. Because when you are blessed you can be a blessing! If you are not blessed how can you be a blessing! Three reasons why tithe and give financially 1. We give we prove our Faith in God's Word as we give. We confirm our Faith in God's Word as we give. A covenant is not a breakable agreement Psalm 89:34-35, Luke 6:38 2. It the proof of confidence is God's ability to supply Every time we give we are saying our supply is on the throne this is the last We are saying more money is coming.People who do not give do not believe in God's Word.People who do not give are people Who think that their destiny is controlled by the their bank account. We give because we are confident that God is our supplier. 3. Giving is proof of victory over the love of money.When a man is controlled over the love of money he will not give money and give to people. He is controlled by money. Matthew 6:24, 1Timothy 6:10 Five Channels of giving: 1. We give to God and God's Kingdom Advance God's Kingdom 1a. Free will giving/offering Exodus 23:15, Psalm 68:29, 1Peter 2:9 (So because you come to the temple of God as a royal priesthood) you come with gifts to God. Giving should be according to your blessing you receive (as your level changes, your giving changes). Deuteronomy 16:17 1b. Giving must be prepared. 1Corinthians 16:2 Prepare your offering the way you prepare your heart to receive God is not just watching our ACTION God watching our ATTITUDE God is interested in your Faith, the quality more than the quantity. It is part of your worship. 1c. Kingdom Promotion Giving Ezra 6:14, Psalm 132:1-5, 1Chronicles 29:2-3 (Giving towards a project, evangelism, community needs). Invest into the Kingdom is investment into your Destiny and Life. 1d. Sacrificial Giving Psalm 126-1-6 Every time a turn around or a new beginning is needed sacrificial giving is needed. Genesis 8:16-20 Two conditions in sacrificial giving: The sacrifice must be costly, it must cost you something. 2Samuel 24:24 Many people have done things and seen no result because they have done it conveniently. Sacrificial giving must be uncomfortable and inconvenience To sow liability is reap calamity. What I preach I practice Taught by Dr Pastor Paul Enenche. Are YOU giving God your best? God wants to give you an opportunity TODAY to GIVE unto Him and the work of His Kingdom. Activate and provoke the blessing of God on your life. Prepare your offering as the Holy scriptures are being read. Giving to God is done in two ways, firstly, the 'tithe', which 10 percent of all your financial income, Malachi 3:10, Proverbs 3:9, tithe belongs to God, it is not an offering it is your gratitude to God to say thank you for what you have done and for providing me with financial blessing. Secondly Offering is a gift from your heart to God towards to share God's Word, advancing and the building of God's Kingdom, house/church. 2 Corinthians 9:6-8, Exodus 35:29, John 4:24, Romans 12:1-2. Remember you REAP what you SOW. To keep on reaping you must keep sowing! The best financial investment and place to put your money is in the house/church of God towards the things of God. Where you treasure is that's where your heart is. READ: Matthew 6:21... READ: Malachi 3:8 AMP [8] Will a man rob or defraud God? Yet you rob and defraud Me. But you say, In what way do we rob or defraud You? You have withheld your tithes and offerings. (Robbing God is defrauding God, cheating God). This is the main reason it is important to prepare your tithe and offering at home before you attend church service and pray over it! Giving is an act of worship! John 4:24 We prove and confirm our Faith in God's Word as we give. Anytime you give an offering and sow a seed it is a divine exchange. What you sow is what you reap. Tithing, giving, sowing is God's Financial and economic system to bless us. Are YOU giving God your best? It's also important to give towards supporting your Pastor and Projects. Please give towards our projects and pastor generously by ticking that box in a separate envelope. A. Malachi 3:8-10 “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’ “In tithes and offerings. You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. 1. How powerful is that verse? Can you imagine the floodgates of heaven being poured out on you? It’s an incredible picture. 2. This is also the only verse in the Bible where Gods says, "test Me in this!" God is telling you to test Him with your tithe. Give Him His share and He will pour out more blessing than you have room for. 3. When it comes to money, it matters to God so much that in all of the Holy Scriptures this is the only place where God Himself challenged His people, saying, “TEST ME”. 4. He did not say, test me when it comes to your salvation or test my love for you, He did not say test me when it comes to your physical healing, or your walk with Him. But when it comes to your money, God says, “TEST ME.” I would say that Money does Matter to God. 5. Today, with our economy being so unstable it’s harder and harder for Christians to understand this verse out of fear that they will not be able to pay for the things they need. 6. God knows the things you need. Matthew 6:31-32 So do not worry, saying, ’What shall we eat?’ or ’What shall we drink?’ or ’What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 7. By giving your tithe you are saying that you put God first, and you trust in Him to take care of the rest. Remember He tells us to "Test Him in this!" Hebrews 11:6, And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. 8. God specifically asks for our faith and trust. When we willingly surrender a tenth of our income, especially when we believe we can’t afford to, we’re telling God, "I believe You will take care of me and provide for me. I believe in your promises" God wants for us to be able to look beyond our circumstances and rely on Him for all our needs. 9. Money is something that we really don’t like to talk about, it’s personal. Money is also one of the hardest things for many people to part with. 10. I encourage you to pray and listen to what God is telling you. Drown out the voice of control, worry, despair and the economy and really listen to what God is telling you. 11. If you truly believe that the Lord is not asking for your obedience in this area then no one can judge you. B. Don’t let the decision to tithe come from pressure but let it come from prayer. 1. Every Christian should diligently pray and seek God’s wisdom in the matter of tithing. James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 2. Above all, all tithes and offerings should be given with pure motives and an attitude of worship to God and service to the body of Christ. Conclusion: Money does Matter to God but not the same way it does for the world. God doesn’t want us to give for His sake but for our own. He wants us to be obedient and give Him opportunities to bless us. He wants us to trust Him to meet our needs. He wants us to be disciplined and mature so that we are more useful in His service. He wants us to take responsibility for our Christian family and support our churches. He could do all these things on His own without our money but what would we learn? It’s an act of Love on God’s part by asking us for things that hard to give up, it makes us stronger. Are YOU giving God your best? Give God your best and let Him do the rest... Sacrifice is an honour issue. Sacrifice is making it a priority to give something you love or value to Someone. Do I honour God/you enough time see God/you worth my sacrifice Worship is how much God is worth to you! We should not come to the house of God to Worship God without an offering or praise offering. A offering is a sign that we are grateful for what God has done and want to support and build the Kingdom of God. Who desires to Partner with God to build his Kingdom as spread the gospel. You can only participate in this declaration if you give honourably to God and tithe. When you don't TITHE things truly becomes TIGHT... The tithe is not for you it's belongs to God and it documents trust to God. Without faith it's impossible to please God. Hebrews 11:6. Dr Shadrach's quote: The act of giving and receiving results in reproduction. When a person is "stingy" it's repulsive because we are natural born givers. Here are 12 incentives to encourage you to remain a GIVER 1. Givers are attractive 2. Givers don't lack helpers 3. Givers increase in material wealth 4. Givers have great descendants 5. 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