EVANGELIZING. EQUIPPING. EMPOWERING. EDIFYING. ENLARGING.
ISSUES OF LIFE INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES WELCOMES YOU
At Issues of Life International Ministries, well-being of the whole person is at the forefront of what we’re working together towards. Our mission, vision, programs and activities are designed to be a catalyst that helps members of the body of Christ, individuals and organizations, reach their goals and fulfill their potential. Learn more about the positive impact we are making and join us in bringing about abundant LIFE changes in our world.
Issues of Life International Ministries is driven its mission to Evangelize the lost, Equip the believer, Empower the church, Edify the Body and Enlarge the Kingdom of God. We are called to carry out our mission by teaching the word of God in a simple and relevant manner to help people connect with life-changing principles that if applied will lead to abundant life. We strive to build productive relationships in our God-given pursuit - to present every person complete (spiritually mature, fully trained and perfect) in Christ Jesus. (Colossians 1:28).
To See People Saved, Discipled, Set Free, Healed and Made Whole
Recognizing the enormity of the challenges of Luke 4:18-19 "to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised;" Issues of Life is dedicated to making a lasting impact in the lives of people in our sphere of influence. While our efforts are driven by our mission, we cast a wide net through our vision – to see people receive the gospel, healed, set free, discipled and made whole.
OUR CORE VALUES
Guided by Integrity - Walk in Obedience - Motivated by Love
To Be Made Whole
To Hear and Obey
...is Patient and Kind
Statement of Faith
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible truth, without error and all-sufficient authority in matters of faith, doctrine and Christian living.
We believe that there is but one true living God. He is infinitely perfect in all attributes. He is the creator and sustainer of all things, and He eternally exists in three Spiritual persons- God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus being the true Son of God, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died in our place as a sacrifice for all the sins of humanity, was buried, and arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended into Heaven to be seated at the right hand of the Father and will return to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
We believe that Holy Spirit is the divine helper, counselor and instructor for our daily lives. That by accepting Jesus Christ as your personal savior, the gift of the Holy Spirit is given to believers as our Comforter for living in spiritual truth.
We believe that salvation is God’s gift to those who repent from their sinful ways and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and personal Savior. That by truly receiving Jesus into your heart, we receive the eternal gift of salvation and will spend eternity in heaven with Him.
We believe in the sacraments of baptism in water of a born again believer on the authority of the New Testament church; and the solemn ordinance of the Holy Communion as given to us by the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that a New Testament Church on earth is a body of baptized believers, assembled together in the faith and fellowship of the Word of God by the orchestration of the Holy Spirit, observing the ordinances instituted by Christ; governed by His laws as its only head; and that the mission of the church is clearly set forth in the great commission; that Christ's promise to build His church upon Himself and the gates of hell shall not overtake the Church.
Opening Hearts Shaping Destiny
Harriet answered the call to preach the gospel in 1980. Throughout the years she has had the unique opportunity of serving in multi-levels of church ministries and non-profit organizations as well as working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 19 years. She completed your undergraduate studies with a degree in Jurisprudence at the University of Baltimore. During the many years of divine preparation, Harriet served as associate minister, a pastor’s wife, as senior and interim pastor, as board member, ministry coordinator for pastoral organizations, in church planting, global evangelism, biblical counseling and leadership development.
Each assignment prepared her to establishing Issues of Life International Ministries (IOL) in 2007. Through IOL, Harriet continues to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to build pastoral leadership around the world. She holds leadership development training for local churches and conferences that includes topics such as Leading When You are Not in Charge; Descending Into Greatness: Servant Leadership; Authentic Leadership; Organizing with Consistency and IOL’s Leadership Program LEADS – Five Necessary Leadership Components – Love, Equipping, Authenticity, Discipleship and Service. Harriet also holds an annual LIFE Conferences to help men and women unpack the many issues of life in order to grow in a stronger and deeper relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. And she is currently serving as vice-president and executive director for Good Shepherds Fellowship International.
Harriet has been preaching the gospel with fervor and fire for more than 35 years. She has preached to congregational audiences of 10’s, 100’s and 1000’s of people with the simple messages of faith and hope in an inexhaustible and eternal God of grace and love. Harriet’s fiery delivery and her straightforward, transparent and honest messages have opened the hearts and shaped the destiny of men and women around the world.