The Branch of Life Church is a Spirit-Filled, Contemporary, Non-Denominational Ministry with a family-like atmosphere. Our mission is to make disciple-makers who make disciple-makers. Everyone is invited to become part of our work for the Lord. If you would like to become part of our ministry as a Covenant Partner, contact the church office for a free information packet.
Our Senior Pastor Tony Cubello was recently honored to be interviewed by Pastor Resources Magazine and share his story about the death of his son Tony and the impact that it had on his ministry and the church. Click the following link and hear how God turned tragedy and sorrow into blessing by the power of the church.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY
We gather each Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM. to dig deep into God's Word to find purpose and meaning for our lives. We have a very laid-back Bible Study that is comfortable for everyone no matter where you are in your faith. Be with us for another exciting Bible Study Series! We are currently sharing "The Prophecies of Daniel."
“RECOVERY GOD’S WAY” BACK IN STOCK
We are happy to have additional copies of Pastor Tony’s book, “RECOVERY God’s WAY: Unlocking the Spiritual Side to The Recovery Process.” They are available for an offering of $6.00 or more to the work of our ministry. Share the gift of God’s love and healing with someone struggling with addiction, letting them know that God loves them and cares about what they are going through. While supplies last! Call the church office to get your copy!
SAVE YOUR LASER / INKJET CARTRIDGES & ELECTRONIC DEVICES!
Please continue to save your used inkjet/laser cartridges for us. For more information, click here, or call the church office. Thank you for your support!
FREE DAILY DEVOTIONALS AVAILABLE
We have a free monthly devotional available just for the asking. Stop by or contact the church office to receive your copy to encourage your spirit and build your faith.
NIGHT OF WORSHIP AUGUST 31ST, 2018
This month's Night of Worship on August 31st, 2018 from 7-9 PM., will feature Jose and Dana Diaz from Heart of David Ministries in Texas, who will be leading our worship. Please join us for another night of amazing music and prayer as we make our connection to God and experience the mighty presence of the Holy Spirit. Everyone is invited! For more information, please call the church office at 239-464-4803. Hope to see you there!
LIBRARY NOW OPEN
Our church library is now open and is filled with a lifetime of spiritual reading. Please come and visit us and check out a book or grab a cup of coffee, relax and grow spiritually. Library is open every morning, Sundays during worship and on Wednesday’s during Bible Study.
WE GIVE TO GROW STRONG
When the world is at its worst, it needs the church at its best – a strong church. We strengthen the church by giving. We give because we care deeply for Christ and His Kingdom, and for the hurting humanity of our time. We give our money, our time, our energy and our talent. We give to promote disciple-making, resources, leadership, family life, evangelism and more. We give guidance, encouragement and help those in need. We give to establish new churches, new ministries and new missions. We give so the kingdom can grow – grow strong.
THE MAKING OF A SAINT
How did the saints become saints? They were cheerful when it was difficult to be cheerful. They were patient when it was difficult to be patient. They pushed on when they wanted to stand still. They kept silent when they wanted to talk. They were agreeable when they wanted to be disagreeable. They forgave when they wanted to condemn. It’s that simple. Or is it?
FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK:
THE PEACE PLAN…
What do you think of when you hear the word “Peace?” Comfort, quietness, calmness, joy? In John 16:33 (NLT), Jesus said, “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
There is no doubt that we live in a world filled with turmoil and fear, and sometimes peace is just so hard to experience. Especially the kind of peace experienced in the heart of trials and struggles.
There’s no way around facing difficulty in a sin saturated world. But Jesus wanted us to be ready for times of trouble. And He taught us that in Him, we can find and have a lasting peace, no matter what’s happening with the rest of the world. But peace is definitely a choice.
Living a life of peace takes commitment and like being a Christ-follower, it becomes who we are and not what we do. Psalm 34:14 (NLT) tells us just how to have lasting peace. “Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.” We spend our whole lives seeking and pursuing peace. That’s how it becomes who and what we are. That’s how it becomes a lifestyle.
Experiencing real peace really comes down to a choice-your choice. You have to decide to experience peace in your life. Colossians tells us, “And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts.” Only you can allow the things of this world and the circumstances of your life to get in the way of seeking and pursuing peace and prevent you from living a lifestyle of peace. When we keep our eyes on God, even though the rest of the world is going crazy, we can experience the peace that only comes from heaven, a peace that goes beyond all human understanding. A peace that the world cannot know or understand.
So no matter what you face, God wants to lead you to a life of peace. In the midst of the storms that rage all around you, Psalm 46:10 (NLT) says, “Be still and know that I am God!” God doesn’t always come and take the bad out of our lives, but He does promise to walk with us through them if we put our faith and trust in Him. Jesus has shown us how to have tremendous peace at the darkest times. But we must choose it! You are just once choice away from living a life of real peace!
-Pastor Tony Cubello
MONTHLY SCRIPTURE READING
–Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 - Stand In Awe of God
“1Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong. 2Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few. 3A dream comes when there are many cares, and many words mark the speech of a fool. 4When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow. 5It is better not to make a vow than to make one and not fulfill it. 6Do not let your mouth lead you into sin. And do not protest to the temple messenger, "My vow was a mistake." Why should God be angry at what you say and destroy the work of your hands? 7Much dreaming and many words are meaningless. Therefore fear God.”