23 Aug Episode 163 | Unified 7 Homelessness Initiative
Lisa Cureton joined the show to talk about how Unified 7 Homeless Initiative meets needs of the homeless by partnering with churches and service organizations.
Lisa Cureton is a life-long believer! Her greatest claim to fame is that, as a child she ushered her family into the church, and has sought to usher people into the Kingdom, ever since.
She has served in nearly every capacity in the church, from volunteer cleaning the bathroom to the Pastor’s Business Asst. Her most treasured position in ministry, was serving as leader over the children’s and youth ministry, as children are what drives Cureton’s call to serve.
Cureton has served churches of every size, as volunteer, staff person and lay minister. Today she simply seeks to ensure the church stands tall and strong in the face of cultural pressure to accept moral failure as the norm.
In 2017, after establishing the Homeless Initiative, Unified 7, Cureton reluctantly answered the call to Seminary. Believing that she was ticking the box, she initially enrolled in the Organizational Leadership program, only to find God pressing her to pursue a deeper and richer relationship with him. Moving from reluctance to refinement, like a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis, in 2018 Cureton decided to switch to the MDiv program in hopes of learning to better communicate the King’s essence and the great love that he holds for his creation. Called to teach and preach, she seeks to deliver the uncompromising word of God, with grace, love and insight.
Switching her program track to MDiv was just the start. In 2019, within the span of four months, ten Christian leaders prophesied to Cureton that she was called to Pastor and thus she relented to the prodding of God and answered the call to Pastor. She has spent the last eighteen months, under the tutelage of Rev. Dexter Nutall, learning to lead the church, by serving with DUN ministries as a consultant to pastors and local churches, refining the work of the local church.
Cureton’s guiding scripture is Roman’s 8:28 NIV “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.” Her soul’s cry is: “Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.” Psalm 51:6 (KJV)