Rev. Dr. Robyn Moore
Understanding God’s call and purpose for her own life, The Rev. Dr. Robyn Diane Moore began her ministry with the completion of a ten-month extensive training (2002) and ordination to the Hartford Memorial Baptist Church Diaconate Ministry. She was later licensed and ordained to ministry both under the leadership of Reverend Dr. Charles Gilchrist Adams during October 2008/09.
Her ministry included an awe-inspiring ministerial internship under the guidance of Rev. Dr. DeeDee M. Coleman at Russell Street Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit, MI. Rev. Moore served as Youth/Young Adult Minister and Pulpit/Worship Liturgist, as well as one of a six-minister staff team’ at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church supporting the senior pastor. Additionally, Rev. Moore has served as an interim pastor for First Congregational UCC,Wyandotte, MI and provided many congregations with consulting work on church growth and new ministry development.
Reverend Moore, also referred to as Rev. Robyn, is afforded many opportunities to being committed, obedient and faithful to her ministry. The focus of her ministry is based on 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13 where Paul teaches the importance of love just as Christ loved us. Her ministry focuses on demonstrating love to all but particularly to the oppressed, those forgotten, disenfranchised or voiceless.
Moreover, she is passionate about sharing the gospel with those who feel disconnected or who are unaware of God’s true presence. Often gathering people of all ages in her home to encourage embracing the Gospel, Rev. Robyn believes ‘you must meet people where they are, then nurture and guide them to see God’s true purpose’.
As a graduate of the Ecumenical Theological Seminary (ETS), Rev. Moore holds a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degree from this esteemed institution. Rev. Moore’s passion for young adults led to her research and dissertation titled: Broken Chains: Reconnecting Links of Young Adults to Church Worship and was successfully defended during March 2016. She was employed with Xerox Corporation nearly twenty-nine years but has been led by the Holy Spirit to transition into full time ministry.
Rev. Moore is passionate about her work within the Interfaith Communities including Coalition for Black and Jewish Unity and the Interfaith Leadership Council. She is the Vice-President at Large for Congress of Christian Education for Michigan Progressive Baptist Convention. On the Regional and National levels of Progressive National Baptist Convention, Rev. Moore is actively serving in Christian Education and the Clergy Women’s Division. Rev. Moore served on the American Baptist Churches of Michigan Regional Board as formal Chairperson of Family Ministry Team and a current Board Member of the Detroit Baptist Union. She supports young girls and women as the Clergy Advisor on the Religious Relations Committee of Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, African American/Jewish Women Alliance and in the local community. Rev. Moore is a member and the Public Relations Chairperson of the Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Greater Vicinity.
Rev. Moore has received numerous nominations and awards including the ETS Women in Leadership and Nominee for Dean of the Chapel of Spelman College. Through pastoral care, Reverend Robyn enjoys helping others have clear communications with God by cultivating, inspiring and encouraging others. She loves walking in the early morning hours where she can meditate, give praise, and pray to the Almighty God. On a personal note, Rev. Robyn is passionate about her shoe shopping, ballroom/hustle dancing, and limited bowling skills; but most importantly spending time with her three children, Alyson (D’Andre), Dean II, and Alexis, as well as her first grandchild, Jayce Ramon.
Corinthians 16:13, we read “be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong”
ONE | Prayer "Beginning Awkward Conversations with An Unseen God"
You are encouraged to have a prayer life because it is a fundamental discipline. Prayer is merely talking with God. For newer Christians, talking to an unseen God is unusual. The small hurdle of learning to talk with an unseen God is all the other pressing issues that keep us from praying and developing a pattern of prayer. Daily you face demands that compete for your time. Because of this, you may go days, weeks, and even months devoid of prayer, trusting only in human effort rather than also trusting in God through
prayer. So many other things compete with this priority, I want to remind of its priority and encourage you to strive to make time. I encourage you to talk with God today.
TWO | Scripture "Discover the Greatest Book Ever Written, Printed, and Sold"
People want the truth, and I believe they are on a search for it. As Christians, we believe truth originates from God alone. God's Word is the revelation of the truth, and Jesus is the physical representation of truth. But we cannot know the truth if we do not know how to spend time in the Word and with Jesus. And small doses of it, spoon-fed in short readings one time a week on a Sunday morning is not enough. To my brothers, I encourage you to read the Bible, to study it, memorize it, and pray it; it is the greatest gift we will ever give a man. And it is the primary way we hear from God. I encourage you to read your Bible and if you do not have one, seek me out and I will provide one for you.
THREE | Brotherhood "The Brotherhood We Need We Not Avoid"
Men need relationships with other men. Often men lack adding in the spiritual component in relationships that must undergird it. Men prefer to go life alone for several reasons—time is valuable, relationships take work, chemistry is challenging, and autonomy is easier. But the biggest reason I believe men do not establish spiritual connections with other men is that they have never experienced one before. Having never had one, they do not know how to do it, and because of this, they have never experienced the benefit. All this can lead to men defaulting to superficial male relationships that focus on trivial matters. Do you sometimes press the easy button. I encourage you to find another spiritual brother and build a strong relationship of supports on your journey called ‘life’.
FOUR | Accountability "Christian Men sometimes Have the Wrong Idea About Accountability"Accountability with another man is perhaps the leading indicator of spiritual success in a man's life. Brothers in accountable relationships make a great man of God. Jonathan made David better. Barnabas made Paul better. Paul made Timothy better. Jesus made the Twelve better. And it was not just
happenstance and acquaintance; it was intentional brotherhood with substantial doses of spiritual accountability. If we brand accountability this way, it makes a man not look weak, and become more proactive and positive, rather than exclusively reactive, and negative. Spiritual accountability should be focused on the things I should start doing and continue doing. We need some accountability around our actions that will have a proactive and positive impact on our spiritual life. I want to encourage you to have positivity in life and be accountable to each other.
FIVE | Personal Ministry "Get Off the Bench and Into the Game.”
You accelerate in your spiritual growth when you are involved in personal ministry. Personal ministry includes things like leading a small group, mentoring other men, teaching a class, organizing a mission trip experience, serving on a board of a non-profit, or conducting a study in a workplace environment. Now you are moving from being a disciple to discipling others. They are finding unique ways to use their gifts, passions, and talents for kingdom benefits. I encourage you to exercise your gifts in the ministry of FBIC.
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