Friday, February 28, 2014

Looking Back & Looking Ahead

This map has been on my office wall for the last 20 + years.

I have used it to keep track of all the places we have ministered over the years. Yellow pins are where we have been and red pins are where we are going. I replace the red pins at the end of each year with yellow pins. I use to speak to this map in faith and tell it to filled up with pins back in the day! It’s awesome to see God fill up my map over the years! Each pin represents Lives that have been touched by God through the ministry of the Jubilee Gang.

Since 1998 We have ministered in 40 States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Russia and in over 20 different denominations and a host of non denominational churches and have seen over 18,000 people born again during our events.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Awesome kick off to 2014 JG tour season

Our first two events of 2014 were held in Sciotoville, OH at the Sciotoville Church of the Nazarene and at New Hope Foursquare church in Springfield, OH. During these 2 events we saw around 7 people born again.

In a few weeks we start our Spring tour in Chickamauga, GA at The First Baptist Church of Chickaumga on March 7-8. Then we head to the West Coast where we will be ministering at Spokane Christian Center in Spokane, WA for a Children's Ministry Training Conference and Family Event on March 14-16. from there we head back to Billings, MT where we will be ministering at Zoe Bible Church for a Children's Ministry Training  and Family Ministry on March 28-30. Then on April 12 - 13 we will be ministering at Experience Church.TV for a Children's Ministry Training and Family Event. for our final event we head to Los Osos, CA where we will be ministering at El Morro Church of the Nazarene for their Easter Tent Revival on April 17-20. Just in months of March and April we will be traveling over 7,500 miles.

We are excited about what God is going to do this year through The Jubilee Gang. Our Summer schedule is almost full and our fall is starting to take shape now. 

Please pray that many people will be born again and lives are touches this year. Also, please pray for safety as we travel America's highways & byways ministering to children and families.  

Below are some Pics from our first 2 events of 2014

 Children playing the Breakfast food flip game
in Sciotoville, OH

 A mother and daughter playing the Breakfast food flip game
during a family event in Springfield, OH

Jerry and a young lady playing the Match it game
in Springfield, OH

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Love Confession

Love Confession

Confession is not a magic wand to make things happen in your life. The Bible says that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. When we hear ourselves confess the Word of God it produces faith in our heart and helps us to renew our mind to what he has done for us.

The bible says in Romans 5:5 that the Love of God has been put in our heart by the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 give us Gods definition of Love. Therefore I can say the following scripture and put my name in the place of Love because this is what God has put in my heart.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7
According to 1 Corinthians 13:4-7  I am patient, I am kind. I do not envy, I do not boast, I am not proud.

I am not rude, I am not selfish, I am not easily angered, I keep no record of wrongs done.

 I do not delight in evil but I rejoice with the truth.

 I always protect, I always trusts, I always hope, and I never ever quit.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Taking the spiritual temperature of your ministry.

Taking the spiritual temperature of your ministry.

Are you a thermostat or a thermometer?

A thermometer reacts to the temperature of the room.
A thermostat sets the temperature in a room.

Do you set the spiritual climate in your class or do the children? We as Christian leaders need to set the spiritual temperature for our classrooms whether we are a Sunday school teacher, Children’s Pastor, or volunteer children’s worker. It is important that when we enter a classroom that we are spiritually prepared to set the spiritual climate for the class. If not the child with the strongest personality will set that climate.

If a child experienced chaos on the way to the service they will bring chaos to the service. If everyone was up late the night before Sunday morning service and tired, the class will be unresponsive to the lesson.

However, if we enter the room spiritually charged and on fire about our lesson the excitement
will spread. If we believe in what we are teaching and show excitement about the subject others will be excited also. True faith is contagious. When someone is so excited about what they believe that they speak about it in confidence with passion in their voice others will believe also. If we are not sure about what we are teaching and are reading it out of our lesson planner, the children will be board and not buy into what we are offering them. Confidence comes through knowing the material inside out. You need to know it so well you can present it without reading it.

I have notes every time I speak publicly, however notes are to glance at to keep me on tract so, I arrive at the planned destination. I can expound upon each point of my notes without reading them line for line, however my notes make sure I do not drift off course during my program. I can expound upon each point because the subject is in my heart. It is not something I am not sure about or do not know a lot about.

If we are not confident on our lesson it will show in our body language, tone of our voice, and
all around presentation. We cannot give something we do not have. If it is not in our heart then we are just regurgitating an old cold lesson out of a book that really means nothing to us. The reason young adults are leaving our churches by the droves when they are old enough to make the decision for themselves is that all they have heard their entire time growing up in church is old, cold, regurgitated material that is not relative. It does not apply to them. We have offered exciting programs with all the
latest methods but have forgotten the message.

Teachers must be passionate about their faith and what they are teaching. Like I said before true faith is contagious. It spreads like a wild fire. When we hear someone with true heartfelt convictions, we want what they have. If we are around it long enough we will start to crave it. And when you crave something bad enough you do whatever it takes to get it.

Let’s turn up the spiritual temperature in our classrooms.
Our children deserve it.

Jerry Moyer
The Jubilee Gang