Thank you for supporting JesusChurch's ministry in the Riverview/Brandon area as well as our partnership with the Puerto Rico mission.
Jay Molina, Ph.D
Associate Pastor of Congregational Life
Connect with us: Jay@myjesuschurch.com
7956 Camden Woods Dr.
Tampa, FL 33619
Summer Camp in Mayaguez, P.R. at the end of June. Kids ages 7-12.
Charlene and I are excited to enter into this new season of ministry and are blessed to have you share in this new venture.
- Oversight of small groups. Recruiting, training and developing leaders.
- Development of support groups to help the hurting on their journey to wholeness.
- Leadership of ministry time, prayer teams and intercessory prayer.
- Church planting and support of existing churches in Puerto Rico.
- Pastoral care and counseling.
- Teaching Financial Peace University.
- Attendance and follow up.
- New staff mentoring and training
- Coordination of men's ministries
Whenever I work with people coaching them and helping make plans for ministry, the first thing I ask them to do is write a personal mission statement. What has God called you do? This is a critical exercise that takes time and makes you think and pray.
I recently was blessed to travel to Puerto Rico with Tara and Luis Campos to participate in the VBS camp of La Viña de Mayaguez. Pastors Marvin and Carmen Suarez were gracious enough to host us in their home.
One of my axioms is that perfection is a destination, but excellence is a journey and the joy is in the journey. The closer that I get to God, the more time I spend in His Word, the more I find myself lacking. Don't get me wrong, this is not about guilt or shame. That is what the enemy would like to turn it into. He would love to point out all the situations where I have fallen short in order to discourage me. I am talking about the "holy discontent" in my spirit placed there by the Holy Spirit as God spurs me on to be more like Him.
As a Christian, when we encounter trials, pain, loss and difficult times we just naturally pray against them as an attack from the enemy. While they certainly are a result of his work, we need to remember that often it is God who is allowing it for His purposes.
Making disciples means awakening a deep desire to have a relationship with God. It is not positional, it is relational. Yes, Jesus is our advocate (defense lawyer) and God is our Judge. But discipleship is about more than getting someone declared not-guilty.
Are we more concerned about the consequences of our sin than our love for the Lord? Even if we don’t escape the consequences of our sin, will we still love the Lord with all our mind, heart and soul?
These days with the proliferation of reality TV and an increasingly amoral society, nothing is glorified more than someone who gets ahead any way possible. On the other hand those who stand for Christian values are mocked as haters, inflexible and intolerant....