Sunday, May 2, 2021

STEP Forward Institute Awards Three Certifications to Fruitful Life's Longest Standing Member



Head Professors Chris and Carol Green presented the first official certifications from the STEP Forward Life Prospectus Institute to the Fruitful Life Learning Community's longest standing member, Mary Dennis. Affectionately known as Mom Dennis, she has earned a Certification in Biblical Foundations, Certification in Ministry and Community Service, and Certification in Family and Community Leadership.

"As we organized our various classes and courses for our online school of community service and ministry we realized Mom Dennis has already attended enough classes through the years to earn certifications," explains Chris Green, "When we explored the attendance records through the years, we calculated that she had already earned three of the four certifications that our Institute offers. She has also earned a certificate of completion in the Community CARE-Ready Responder Training.​"

Mary was presented her Certifications during the live stream broadcast of the Fruitful Life Learning Community on Sunday, May 2, 2021.

Mary Dennis came to Fruitful Life when it began in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in September of 2004. Before coming to Fruitful Life, she served faithfully in Emmanuel Church of God in Christ for over 40 years. Most notably she was known for her service in Intercessory Prayer. She held noon-day prayer gatherings in homes, before it was moved into the church facility. In one of those prayer gatherings, her daughter (Carol) was filled with the Holy Spirit. Little did she know that her daughter would become an ordained minister.

She was an appointed ministry gift to her church, serving in helps and administration. She assisted her sister, the late Willa Mae Barbee in the church’s food bank and served as the church’s secretary. She worked as a manager at Presbyterian Apartments, a complex specifically designed for senior citizens. There, God made her a gift of compassion and encouragement to elderly citizens. She was greatly loved and the residents absolutely hated to see her go when her employment came to an end there.

She has led in Intercessory prayer in Fruitful Life's weekly public gatherings and continues to stand in intercession for this ministry on a daily basis. 

"​It is was also our honor a couple of years ago to acknowledge her many years of service and provide ordination and covering for her ministry appointment in intercessory prayer," concluded Professors Chris Green disclosed during the online ceremony. "At that time we acknowledged her ministry role as a mature elder and servant leader in the Body of Christ. Today we honor and acknowledge her biblical education achievements as well."

Success Through Experience and Process (STEP) Forward Life Prospectus Institute is an online learning, faith-based, non-governmental, Biblical education platform that offers accredited ministry certifications. Students can earn these ministry accredited certifications by watching teaching videos, and completing assignments and/or exams based on their studies. 

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Fruitful Life Launches Online Education for Ministry and Community Service

 


Pennsylvania, USA --- Today, ministry founders, Chris and Carol Green officially launched their online education platform known as the STEP Forward Life Prospectus Institute.

 

"A prospectus outlines something that doesn't exist, and describes what it will become," Professor Chris shares in giving their big news. "Therefore, the Success Through Experience and Process (STEP) Forward Life Prospectus is not a business proposal, white paper, or mission statement, but it is a life development philosophy, process and education model that equips and empowers you to release God's solutions (that which does not exist) into your family and community."

 

STEP Forward will provide an online learning, faith-based, non-governmental, Biblical and educational platform that offers accredited ministry certifications that can strategically prepare and position students to fulfill  their Kingdom Ambassador roles in relationships, households, careers, business or community outreach initiatives.

 

"We have excellent biblically-based courses that will enable you to set yourself apart as an effective and creative contributor to the success of your community through Searcherdemics™  (Life education that is practical and relevant)," explains Professor Carol, "You can earn certifications through personal study, reading the required materials, accessing videos on demand, and completing assignments and/or exams. We encourage you to consider the STEP Forward Life Prospectus Institute for your community service and ministry education.”

 

The faculty and instructors include Head Professors Chris and Carol Green, along with team members: Madeline Clark, Certified Faculty and CARE Minister and Pastor of New Zion Agape Fellowship; Mary Dennis, Certified Faculty and Servant Leader, overseeing Intercessory Prayer; Maxine Wright, Certified Faculty and Ministry Leader of Open Arms House of Love; and Alton and Shavaun Jackson, Adjunct Instructors and Ministry Leaders of The Givers of Hope Experience.

 

In addition to their main roster of instructors, STEP Forward also provides guest instructors that include:

 

Dr. Raphael Green, (D.Ed.Min)

Presiding Bishop of Metro Christian Worship Center

St. Louis, Missouri, USA

 

Bishop Paul Veney

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

 

Frank King, (D.Jur.)

Senior Pastor of Refreshing Waters Worship Center

Kansas City, Missouri, USA

 

Amethyst Roberson, (MA, LPC, NCC)

A R Therapy and Consulting LLC

St. Louis, Missouri, USA

 

John and Kerry Shuey

Kingdom Quest Ministries

Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA


"Establishing this online platform is just the first phase of a long-term strategy to collaborate with a team of professionals who have been tasked with redeveloping the economic and educational infrastructure of at least one African country," explains Chris Green. "This institution will help us serve an overlooked demographic locally, nationally and internationally."

 

This online institute was officially endorsed by World Civility leaders, H.E. Sir Dr. Clyde Rivers, who is also the founder and president of I Change Nations.

 

The Life Prospectus educational model was endorsed by the 2020 I Change Nations Educator of the Year, Professor Michal P. Pitzl, who is also the Chancellor of United Graduate College and Seminary International.

 

The STEP Forward Life Prospectus Institute offers two paths of learning and fulfilling the Biblical text which states: "Study and do your best to present yourself to God approved and tested ....accurately handling and skillfully teaching the word of truth." ---2 Timothy 2:15 

 

1.) Students can begin investing in their future by building academic and spiritual capacity through the Professional Development tract.This is where you can obtain accredited ministry certifications that will give a solid foundation for taking one's place of leadership in the community.

 

2.) At the same time students can begin a tract of self-care and Personal Development. Although these courses are free of charge, the quality is high because the experience and wisdom of the instructors is tested and proven.

 

"The STEP Forward Life Prospectus Institute has been in the works for 16 years," Chris and Carol Green concluded. "We believe we were being prepared all along to provide this tangible way to strengthen, equip and empower Believers to do effective works of service in their communities."


Saturday, January 30, 2021

Fruitful Life Online Education for Ministry and Community Service Receives Certificate Program Accreditations

Pennsylvania, USA---- United Graduate College and Seminary International (UGCSI) has granted Professors Chris and Carol Green the accreditations necessary for them to launch certificate courses and programs within their new Fruitful Life S.T.E.P Forward: Online Education for Ministry and Community Service. 

S.T.E.P. (Success Through Experience and Process) Forward will be an online distance learning, faith-based, non-governmental, Biblical education platform that offers ministry certifications.  


UGCSI is a Christian Educational Institution that's been equipping leaders within developing countries on the African continent. However, in a special online meeting with its Chief Chancellor, H.E. Sir Clyde Rivers and Chancellor, Professor Michal Pitzl, the Greens and their faculty of instructors were given the official OK to move forward in under-served communities in America.

"Our courses and classes have been approved," declared Prof. Chris Green, "And we are excited that we have the full backing of UGCSI for the certification and training programs that we have produced."

Students will earn their certifications through independent study, accessing videos on demand, reading the required materials, and completing assignments and/or exams.

"We encourage people who don't have access to traditional education systems to consider the STEP Forward for their community ministry training," shares Professor Chris Green, "We have an excellent biblically-based curriculum that will be taught by faculty instructors, adjunct instructors, and guest instructors who have experiencial success in their process with God. Our students will be empowered to become creative contributors to their communities through our Searcherdemic and Life Development Education models."

Head Professors Chris and Carol Green are also Vice Chancellors with United Graduate College and Seminary International (UGCSI), where they provide professional development for its global consortium of Searcher Professors. 

The Fruitful Life STEP Forward Education for Ministry and Community Service is moving forward to its official opening in the Spring of 2021.


Saturday, January 23, 2021

Chris and Carol Green Inducted in 2021 World Book of Greatness



London, UK ---Chris and Carol Green were inducted in the 2021 World Book of Greatness on Greatness TV.

The World Book of Greatness is the world’s first and only official record of great (yet primarily unknown) people around the world. 

This book is curated by Greatness University, which was founded by Dr. Patrick Businge, EdD, PhD, DFSHC. Greatness University is the world’s first institution dedicated to discovering, developing and delivering greatness in individuals and organizations.

As dedicated greatness creators, GU’s team members, business partners and global ambassadors are always researching, rewarding and celebrating greatness and acknowledging legends, creators, leading lights, masters and icons of greatness in the world.

"We are extremely honored and humbled by this," the Greens commented in response to their induction. "In spite of the challenges of 2020, this year has been absolutely surreal for us. All glory and praise goes to God!"

The Greens were selected for induction because they are the world's leading producers of CARE-Ready Responders and Life CARE Coaches™. They have been teaching and training community, government and education leaders, human service organizers, business visionaries, and neighborhood dreamers how to be much more effective by embracing the principles of CARE (Compassionate Awareness with Respect and Empathy) in their professional and personal lives. They LISTEN to, LIFT up and LAUNCH people. Then they equip and empower them to do the same for others through their coaching and consulting business known as C and C Connections.

Chris and Carol Green are also Vice Chancellors of Administrative Leadership and Professors of Searcher Education at United Graduate College and Seminary International. They each hold Bachelor and Masters degrees in Christian Leadership and they are recipients of honorary doctorates in Christian Leadership (Chris) and Humanities (Carol); as well as honorary doctorates in Society and Human Rights (both).

Last, but not least, they are the founders of the Fruitful Life Network of Ministries which serves, equips and empowers people of Faith through: Fruitful Living, Fruitful Learning and Fruitful Legacy.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

In Remembrance of Christ



Did you know that December 25th is not the actual birth date of Jesus Christ? 

Did you know that it was originally a celebration of Christ that was established by the Roman Catholic Church when they initiated a Mass during the same season that many civilizations were already engaged in various winter solstice celebrations of the sun god? 

That's how the term Christ Mass was established. It was all part of an effort to covert people to Christianity. However they failed to steer the people away from the sun god rituals in spite of the new church-initiated Mass to celebrate the Son of God.

We share this with you because many skeptics use this well established historical fact to attack Christians who are ignorant of church history. They feel that this discrepancy, concerning the birth of Christ, gives them leverage to deny the Bible and the Son of God.

We're just providing a little more understanding as to why there is so much confusion and controversy surrounding December 25th.

Many Believers already know that the Bible never says that Christ was born in December. The point is that it doesn't matter that He wasn't born on December 25th. We assert that this church-initiated celebration was never an attempt to celebrate December 25th as Christ's date of birth

It was intended to celebrate the REALITY and PURPOSE for His birth.

Since millions of people have come into the Faith as Protestants, they have never been aware of the history behind December 25th. Most of that history is very negative and even involves an annual persecution of Jewish people on that day.

Over the years, the Christmas (Christ Mass) celebration has embraced many not-so Christian-like traditions and those traditions have become disconnected from historical facts and understanding. Of course the history is far more complicated than this, but we really don't have space to cover every detail in a simple newsletter. Hopefully, this will get you started in pursuing answers in your own personal study.

As a side note, many Biblical historians believe that Christ was actually born at a much more significant God-ordained time (perhaps in the Spring when sheep were giving birth). However, for most Jewish people, December 25th is directly connected with a negative history of persecution, and it is a 24-hour celebration declaring that there is another way to come to Jehovah God; so they want no part of it.

Over the past few weeks, we have been offering very important points for you to consider for making Godly responses to the sun-god-worship origins of December 25th. As Community life coaches and Spiritual leaders, we have decided to provide practical answers and solutions for you and your family.

Here are the four points we asked you to consider for responding to people who are caught in the midst of this controversy:

1.) Become all things to all men - 1 Corinthians 9:18-23

2.) Don’t allow your freedom to cause your brother to stumble - 1 Corinthians 8:4-13

3.) Use the opportunity (holiday) to bless your enemies - Matthew 5:43-45; and

4.) Continue in the early church lifestyle of giving to others/ helping the poor - Acts 2: 40-47

This week we are offering the fifth response:

5.) Consider a foundational Christian celebration: Partaking of the Lord's Table in Remembrance of Christ (Luke 22:14-20).

Jesus instructed His followers to partake of the communion table in remembrance of Him (Luke 22: 14-20). The holiday season is another perfect opportunity to place emphasis on Jesus Christ by gathering to do what HE instructed us to do. That's what we choose to do every year with our Fruitful Life Learning Community.

Millions of Believers will gather in sanctuaries or in their homes to partake of Holy communion and truly reflect upon the reason Christ came into the world.

These special gatherings remind us that the Son of God is not to be merely thought of as a baby lying in a manger, but as our Savior who was brutally beaten and nailed alive to a wooden cross. We should remember that He rose again from the dead to usher all of us into the Family and Kingdom of God.

As we stated last week, we are simply trying to communicate that in spite of the historical facts, controversies and conflicts that surround December 25th, CHRIST must truly become YOUR reason for this season and all year round.

The world will continue to celebrate the sun god (in all of its many names and forms) as part of their annual winter celebrations. WE must celebrate the SON of God and give a Godly RESPONSE to our non-believing family and friends, and to our Christian brothers and sisters who may not have this insight.

Enjoy the day and enjoy the season!



Chris and Carol Green have been called under-the-radar leaders in rebuilding, restoring and renewing hearts and homes. The Greens are certified professional life CARE coaches who founded C and C Connections, LLC, a coaching and consulting business that specializes in equipping leaders in the principles of CARE (Compassionate Awareness with Respect and Empathy); and the Fruitful Life Learning Community, a Spiritual Wellness Hub that provides personal and professional development for Christian Leaders and Apostolic oversight for home groups, house churches, and ministers.