The Arise Tabitha Ministry was established by our beloved Pastor, ViCurtis Little.  
The Lord spoke to her through a message spoken from Acts 9:36-41 "Now there
was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called
Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did. And it
came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed,
they laid her in an upper chamber. And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and
the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring
him that he would not delay to come to them. Then Peter arose and went with them.
When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows
stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made,
while she was with them. But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and
prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes:
and when she saw Peter, she sat up. And he gave her his and, and lifted her up, and
when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive."  

The Arise Tabitha Ministry was born to raise women from death to life and to
present them to the world as whole women of God.  It is a women's fellowship and
life application ministry dedicated to educating and encouraging women through
the Word of God. This Para ministry of Greater Deliverance Christian Center COGIC
has proven to be an effective tool in changing the lives of women all over the
country.

Because of Pastor Vi's great love of the work and people of God her vision is to help
women look at themselves, their circumstances and general attitudes towards life
in a positive yet, realistic manner.  Women are taught to see themselves, not as
society has portrayed them but, as God created them.  

Her candid yet caring style encourages women to share themselves without fear of
ridicule or judgment.  It is her desire that women see the need for such a
worthwhile, life changing ministry. "Tabitha" was a working, single woman like
many women today love God and the work of God.  However, she died in the process.  
There are women who die spiritually in the process of life. Peter raised Tabitha and it
is our prayer that many women will rise from spiritual death through this ministry.  

Because of the amount of growth we are experiencing and our desire to reach more
women, we are looking to move this ministry from its present location to a new,
larger facility in the near future.  We believe that as much as is possible we are
our sister's keeper and that her concerns are ours.  

Each year the Arise Tabitha Ministry sponsors a retreat open to women everywhere.  
We have covered topics such as:

  •   MINISTERING TO THE UNCHURCHED
  •   SURRENDERING TO THE WILL OF GOD
  •   INCREASING YOUR SPIRITUAL VALUE      
  •   HOW TO ACCESS YOUR SPIRITUAL ASSETS
  •   THE WILL TO SUFFER
  •   ADVANCING IN ADVERSITY
  •   FORGING FORWARD
  •   HOW TO KEEP FOCUS WHILE ADVANCING
  •   STRATEGIES FOR WINNING
  •   WHAT TO DO TO MAKE SURE WE DON'T RESORT TO OUR MIGHT
  •   PUTTING OUR SECULAR LIVES IN PERSPECTIVE
  •   HOW TO USE THE SPIRIT AS AN ADVANCEMENT
  •   MINISTERING TO THOSE WHO ARE TROUBLED IN SPIRIT
  •   INTENSE PRAYER IS BENEFICIAL
  •   NOT MY WILL
  •   ARE YOU DRINKING OF THE MASTER'S CUP?



   Evangelist Anna Griffin, Retreat Coordinator       

       
Please click information link above.  
GREATER DELIVERANCE CHRISTIAN CENTER
Church of God in Christ
Pastor Robert A. DeShay, Sr. & First Lady Wanda DeShay
Senior Pastor Bishop John I. Little & Supervisor ViCurtis E. Little

Arise Tabitha Ministries Annual Women's Retreat
June 21-24, 2018
THE FOUNDERS INN & SPA
Virginia Beach,VA
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