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Pastor, there are 8 root issues, revealed in the first few chapters of Genesis, that appear in the lives of the all people. They are reflected in 8 questions that people ask:

1. Love: Am I loved?
2. Identity: Who am I?
3. Relationship: Where do I fit?
4. Purpose: Why am I here"
5. Significance: Do I make a difference?
6. Value: What am I worth
7. Experience: What is it like or what would it be like?
8. Survival: Will I make it?

You will find that most of the challenges people face are related to one or more of these 8 root issues. Helping people to let God address these areas can set them free to better lives.

We become more effective in our lives and ministries when we understand these 8 root issues in our lives and the lives of our people. How is you understanding of these?

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Evangelist Greg Hubbard
Dear Pastor:
   I am writing today, to highly recommend the ministry of Pastor Mike Poppa and Still Waters Ministries.
     With our being on the road for over 28 years now as evangelists, I have witnessed firsthand in my own life, and in the lives of pastors and the people we minister to, the great need for each of us to walk in spiritual health. With his many years as a senior pastor, The Lord has gifted Mike to challenge, encourage, and teach people not only to identify their struggles, but how to overcome them and walk in victory. 
      It is with great ease that I recommend the ministry of Mike Poppa. A sweet spirit, solid Bible teaching, a great sense of humor, passion for Jesus, and a desire to bless every pastor and church, are things you can expect when having Mike for ministry. 
      I was telling a pastor friend recently, "if I were a pastor, I would schedule a "Still Waters Weekend" every year to bless the people and for a fresh reminder to be people of the Word, who stay in love with Jesus."

How is your internal alignment? How about the alignment in your family and people?
Here is what we mean by internal alignment? Is your whole being in unity?
We are born-again and our spirits are drawn to God.
What are our greatest desires?
What thoughts dominate our minds? How do we process ideas and observations?
What moves our emotions most? What brings the greatest joy and sorrow?
What are we willing to determine must be done? Where do we most exert our will?
What social contacts mean the most to us? How do we handle them?
What actions are we taking with our bodies?
The answers to those questions will help us to see how random or in line our insides our in a very practical way. There is an anointing that accompanies unity in both an individual and in a church. We must take time to measure it and make the right adjustments.
Rev. Jack Mason, Retired Pastor
Still Water Ministries is being raised up for, "Such a time as this." A time when churches need a fresh word of healing and a time when Pastors and Ministers need a fresh word of encouragement. Mike and Anna, come with a rich background of ministry experience and life experience. They will help both pastors and congregations to experience a new level of potential. This is a "must check it out" ministry!

"Walk a mile in my shoes!" Consultants are often people who are no longer active in their field. They have risen to levels of "expertise" and are now removed from the day-to-day realities of the field on a personal level. There is a value to getting that kind of outside perspective. God has blessed Still Waters by allowing us to combine the Still Waters Ministries with the personal practical ministry of pastoring. We are both experiencing the current changes in pastoring and ministry and benefiting from the role of seeing many things from an outside perspective. Pastor, we do walk in your shoes. We want you to know that we are here to support and encourage you. We want you to know that we walk in your shoes and have your back.

Pastor Phillip Menditto, Sr. Pastor: Philadelphia Christian Center
Dear Pastor: 
It is with great pleasure that I recommend Still Waters Ministries to churches and religious organizations. What impresses me about Still Waters Ministry and specifically Pastor Mike Poppa is his heart for Jesus Christ and his fervent desire to see the Lord move in the hearts of people.
Still Waters Ministry has helped so many draw into a deeper relationship with the Lord as they overcome difficulties in their lives and to walk in total victory with our Lord. You will find his preaching and teaching biblically sound, anointed and delivered with great energy. Mike’s passion for God is evident as he brings forth the word to both encourage and challenge people.
Mike Poppa is one of those rare individuals whose life truly reflects the heart of God. He is a personal friend, a man of integrity and I highly recommend Still Waters Ministries whether for Retreats, Counseling, Pulpit Cover or the many other resources he provides. His ministry would be a blessing to any church.

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Mike & Anna Poppa have pastored for over 35 years. They are now involved in a dual ministry of pastoring and directing Still Waters Ministries. The insights they share are Biblical and life tested.
God has shaped their lives and ministry to equip them to serve others with practical tools, insights and compassion. Having served as Pastors, on Sectional and District Committees has helped to prepare them for their ministry to Pastors, Staff members and church people. We're here with and for you!
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