Archives for September 2011

Do You Believe

This is a testimony from our friend Sola, he lives in London. Watch this, it is such a good word/reminder about having faith in God and His Word that we read.

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Testimony of New Life in Christ

Here is a testimony from Joseph who is our next door neighbor…he came to Christ less than 6 months ago!

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Gloriouse Weekend

This weekend was marked by glory…the glory of God!

We had an amazing time Friday night worshiping the King of kings in the Upper Room…then we moved out to the front yard to put the love of God on a city that so desperately needs it…hamburgers of love. 

Saturday was an all day conference on the topic of Inheritance led by Jacob Reeve at our home…tons of worship, fellowship, teaching, and encountering God!

And then Sunday we moved back to the church building on our street. The King was glorified and the IVC family was encouraged…a sweet time of ministry broke out at the end (picture # 3)

Here are a few pictures from the weekend, I should have taken more.

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Baptisms in 2011-2012

It’s an honor to be able to baptize people in the name of the Father, the Son, & the Holy Spirit…I can’t wait for our first baptism this year, hopefully sooner than later!

Here is a video of a baptism that I participated in last year…the glory of God is clearly seen through these lives that joyfully entered the waters of life declaring that their old life is gone and their new life in Christ is here!

“Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. ” (Rom 6:4)

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Upper Room & Jesus Burgers

UCSB started yesterday…and tonight we begin both the Upper Room & Jesus Burgers!

The Upper Room:

Jesus Burgers:

Please be praying for another year of His kingdom increasing in IV and beyond…Isaiah the prophet declared that at the increase of His government and His peace there would be no end (Is. 9:7)…Jesus is King of IV!

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IVC Leadership

This last Saturday we had an all day family leadership meeting for IVC in Summerland…we spent the day playing, talking, eating, encouraging one another, and getting on the same page for the year…I am beyond honored to be doing life together and leading His church in IV with these incredible men and women of God! We are so stoked for this next year in IV and all the amazing things King Jesus is going to do!

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Jesus Burgers

If you’re faithful to the ministry of Jesus Burgers you are grateful for the summer…a time of rest, recovery, and renewed strength for the following year. This year we are moving the ministry to Friday nights, which is traditionally a little bit bigger of a party night. Same setup: worship and prayer beforehand (Upper Room) in the prayer shed, then transitioning around 10ish to the front yard, and then begin serving the JB’s closer to 11pm and going till late!

Please be praying for the ministry and the harvest that God wants to bring in from the streets of IV…we are back on in about a month, crazy!

God is good, beyond thankful that God has kept this ministry going for 10yrs now…He is faithful to His work in this city!

“Behold, the Lord has proclaimed to the end of the earth, say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Lo, your salvation comes; behold His reward is with Him, and His recompense before Him.’ And they will call them, ‘The holy people, The redeemed of the Lord’; And you will be called, ‘Sought out, a city not forsaken.'” (Isaiah 62:11-12)

“Not to us, LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, ” (Psalm 115:1)

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Conference Weekend

This weekend is going to be amazing…Jesus Burgers Friday night and then a two day conference on the topic of Our Inheritance in Christ…Saturday is an all day event at our home, it should be a blast!

The guest speaker is Jacob Reeve, who also did a conference last year on the same topic:

God is good, excited to start the year off with tons of fellowship, worship, and teaching!

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IV Prayer & Prophecy

We as a church family are super stoked this year to offer people in IV and out of the city the opportunity to be encouraged and refreshed through being prayed over and prophesied…this Monday from 7pm to 10pm is our first meeting…if you live in IV text in to reserve a time or walk-in!

This is going down every Monday…please don’t be shy to come a get some prayer:

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Chris Curry

This is a testimony from our friend Chris Curry…I (Jason) absolutley love this brother!  I helped disciple him while he was in college and we have stayed friends since..he is one of the more honorable men I have ever known. 

I am so thankful for Chris and for his heart of worship that has continued since leaving IV several years ago.

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Jesus Loves Isla Vista

Check out the new website:

This site was created to reveal the glory of God in Isla Vista and make Jesus more famous in our city…we are stoked for this year and all He is going to do in our midst!
“One generation will praise Your works to another, and will declare your mighty acts.” (Psalm 145:4)
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Kids Are a Gift From the Lord

“Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands. How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them! He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at the city gates.” (Pslam 127: 3-5)

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Family Pictures

It is that time of year that our friend Rob Wang takes our family pictures for the year…Holly and I are super thankful to be raising these kids in IV and in a home that loves Jesus!

“Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward.” (Psalm 127:3)

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Days Away…

We are days away from launching
The site is dedicated to the glory of God in Isla Vista. It will consist of 3 things:
1. Videos (amazing stories, jesus burgers, testimonies, weekend recaps, sermon clips, etc)
2. Calendar (classes, conferences, etc)
3. Isla Vista House of Prayer (this begins at the end of September)
The site will hopefully be live in 9 days…we are super stoked to put on display some of the wonderful things that God is doing in IV and beyond. Our hope in creating this site is to encourage faith and a greater devotion to Jesus & living for His kingdom!
I can’t wait, as I have been watching the videos that all you will be seeing soon…God is good!
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