P.O.S.T.
 
Partnership . Outreach . Service . Training
 
What is P.O.S.T. ?
The Odenton Church of God is located in the community of Ft. Meade an Army base located in the Odenton area which is a part of Anne Arundel County, MD.   P.O.S.T. came about at around 2:00 in the morning as Pastors Eddie and Yvonne were praying to seek God for the vision of the church.  It seemed fitting to have been given such acronyms as we are at our POST to serve this community.
 
P is for Partnership.  In 1 Corinthians 12:12-27, the Scriptures talk about the body and how one part does not say to another part, “I have no need of you.”  When reading this passage, you should look around at the church and all of the gifts and talents that sit amongst the body of believers here at OCG.  If we will Partner together, encouraging one another to accomplish common goals, great things are going to happen.
 
O is for Outreach.  Matthew 25:40 states that “Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me.”  The world around us is ever evolving as we see with the transitions of many families.  Some live in our homeless communities, some in affluent areas and some are just the middle class. At any times their situations can and do change.  As a church we feel it is important to provide outreach ministries to help people from all walks of life no matter the need. 
 
S is for Service.  Many of our projects come from the needs of our local schools that are a part of the Anne Arundel County Public School system.  We work closely with families, teachers and local social service groups to play a small part at making our community a better place.  In John 13, you see the story of Christ, when he washed the disciple’s feet.  He was sharing with them a lesson of servitude and humility. It is our place to follow Christ through the example of not thinking highly of ourselves but willing to serve.
 
T is for Training. As a Pastor/Teacher, I understand the importance of equipping and training.  The Apostle Paul says to “Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed.”  Christ spent many hours with his disciples and followers, sharing lessons and training them. Here at the Odenton Church of God, we count it a privilege to Partner with you as we Outreach into our community to provide Service, God has used us to Train not only spiritually but academically as some of our members go into the local middle school to tutor and assist teachers with classroom needs. 
 
Let us stand at our P.O.S.T., making ourselves available for His plan for our lives.  Together, we make a great church.
 
Your Pastor,
Eddie L. Sweeney