About Pursuing Intimacy With God ministry
The Pursuing Intimacy With God ministry & site is committed to sending the Gospel message of God’s great love to everyone in the world via the internet, to help individual Christians obtain the fullest possible fellowship and intimacy with Jesus Christ, and to make available tools & materials for churches, teachers, and small group leaders to help your people grow into mature, passionate disciples of Jesus. All that we do is to bring glory to God, and that the world will be filled with the knowledge of His glory. “Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.” (Psalm 115:1)
The Pursuing Intimacy With God ministry site & Bible study materials are solely based on the truth and authority of the inspired Word of God – The Bible, which is full of wonderful truth and messages of love, grace, mercy, encouragement, wisdom, insight, guidance, and power to change hearts & lives. There are hundreds of Bible verses and promises included in the PIWG I & II studies. Our prayer and hope is that God will use this site to lead many people to a saving relationship with his wonderful & awesome Son Jesus, and that he will draw many people to a deeper and closer love relationship with him.
The Pursuing Intimacy With God ministry site & Bible studies were written by Kevin Bart as a result of a personal search for intimacy with God. Kevin and his wife Nancy served in churches since they became Christians in 1985 in various ways, including in AWANA’s when their boys were children, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School classes and discipleship classes, leading the prayer ministry in 2 churches…. Kevin had a business since 1983, and in 1995 he prayed to be able to serve God full time, and nothing happened for nearly 11 years.
In 2004 God began to speak in Kevin’s heart, saying that He was going to bless his business and some day he and Nancy would sell the business and serve God full time… using their own resources (this was after a few tough years and some financial difficulties). For a year and a half they did not now how they would serve or when or what or where, but they were willing to do whatever the Lord told them to do. On a mission trip to Sao Paulo Brazil in 2005 God clearly spoke and revealed to them that they were to join Him in His mission work and serve as missionaries in Brazil. Kevin and Nancy prayed for confirmation from God, and He confirmed His call in various ways. God also gave a clear vision and plan of what He wanted them to do… to help churches & ministries to share the Gospel with as many people as possible in their communities, to speak and share Christ in schools, and to train pastors and churches to successfully fulfill God’s purpose & mission.
Kevin and Nancy served in Sao Paulo Brazil for 3 years from 2006 to 2009, and then God led them to serve in Santos Brazil until early 2014. Then God surprised them and led them to move to south Florida and from there have mission trips to many other countries, to do the same things they had been doing in Brazil to help & train churches and ministries to fulfill God’s mission and purpose. Since 2014 Kevin and Nancy have had over 40 mission trips to 40+ places in 27 countries in Asia, Africa, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. 2019 will be their last year in international missions, and God has led them to northeast Tennessee to help and train churches to fulfill God’s purpose and mission.
The Pursuing Intimacy With God ministry site & Bible studies are composed of 2- 6 week studies (Pursuing Intimacy With God I and II). Each weeks’ material comes with a weekly study review to help and encourage you to get face to face with God and prayerfully seek what God is trying to say & reveal to you and do in your heart & life. The studies can be used individually, in small groups, in Sunday School classes, and as a discipleship class.
“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.” – Ephesians 1:17
Our Statement of Faith:
There is one and only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is infinite in holiness and all other perfections. God is all powerful and all knowing; and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future, including the future decisions of His free creatures. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience. God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.
Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God, taking upon Himself human nature with its demands and necessities and identifying Himself completely with mankind yet without sin. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross He made provision for the redemption of men from sin. He was raised from the dead with a glorified body and appeared to His disciples as the person who was with them before His crucifixion. He ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where He is the One Mediator, fully God, fully man, in whose Person is effected the reconciliation between God and man. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His redemptive mission.
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He inspired holy men of old to write the Scriptures. Through illumination He enables men to understand truth. He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He calls men to the Savior, and effects regeneration. At the moment of regeneration He baptizes every believer into the Body of Christ. He cultivates Christian character, comforts believers, and bestows the spiritual gifts by which they serve God through His church.
The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy.
Pursuing Intimacy With God is committed to helping you with the most important thing in your life… your intimacy with God , your fellowship with Him, and your partnership with God in His Kingdom work & mission.
There are hundreds of Bible verses and great truths & promises in the Pursuing Intimacy With God studies