Our Vision

With God’s miraculous power, Joy El Ministries will make disciples of Jesus Christ, who will expand God’s Kingdom around the world through spiritual multiplication.

 

Our Mission

Joy El seeks to provide opportunities for people to experience life-change through personal encounters with God.

 

Our Motto

Our motto is “Igniting a generation that seeks Him.” This motto is based on Psalm 24:6: Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, O God of Jacob.” This reflects our desire to transform the next generation into one that seeks the Lord. Verses 3 and 4 describe such a generation: “Who may ascend the hill of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false. He will receive the blessing from the Lord and vindication from God his Savior.”

As we provide opportunities to encounter God, as we evangelize, as we encourage and as we equip individuals for active ministry, we recognize that God will use people in this process. We want the next generation to be known as a Generation that seeks him.

 

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Our Statement of Faith

Joy El Ministries is committed to ministry across denominational lines. However, we believe the following faith statements are essential, non-negotiable truths and, as such, are the foundation for our ministry.

A. We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the eternal and verbally-inspired (God-breathed) Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, and without error in the original writings (Psalm 119:89, Matthew 5:18, John 16:12-13, II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21).

B. We believe the Lord Jesus Christ was fully God and fully man. As man, He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin; as God, He is co-equal and co-existent with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:1-2:13, John 1:1-11, John 14:16, Philippians 2:5-11, Colossians 1:15).

C. We believe all human beings are born with a sinful nature and commit sin by desire, by choice and by practice. Because of sin, each person stands guilty in and separated from the presence of a just and holy God, rightfully deserving everlasting punishment (Genesis 3:1-13, Matthew 25:46, Romans 3:10, 23 & 5:12-21, I Corinthians 15:21-22, II Thessalonians 1:7-10, Revelation 20:12-15).

D. We believe Jesus Christ had no sin and did not sin. According to the Scriptures He was crucified, was raised on the third day in the same body from the dead, and later returned to heaven. In this way, through the blood of His sacrifice the only acceptable payment for our sins has been offered. (Matthew 28, Luke 24:39-32, Acts 1:11, Romans 3:25-26, I Corinthians 15:3-4, II Corinthians 5:21, I Timothy 2:5-6, Hebrews 9:11-22, I Peter 1:18-25, I John 2:2 & 5:10-13).

E. We believe we become God’s child by receiving Christ as our substitute and Savior by faith; this is a gift of God’s love/grace. Repentance, forgiveness, and “new life in Christ” are several of the many experiences for God’s child who is kept by God’s power. We believe it is the privilege of God’s child to rejoice in the assurance of eternal life, to live a godly life, to serve the Lord each day, and to live with Him in eternity (John 6:37-40, 10:27-30; Romans 3:22-24, Romans 3:28, Romans 8:1 & 38-39, II Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 2:8-9, II Peter 3:11, I John 5:11-13).

F. We believe that God, the Holy Spirit, is a Person who convinces individual sinners of their guilt but who also, because of Christ’s death, delights to bring sinners into right relationship with God at the moment of their belief. We also believe the Holy Spirit is God’s seal/mark on the believer; He lives within the believer from the moment of conversion to reprimand sin, to give power to resist sin, to guide into truth, and to give power for service to those who are yielded to Him. (John 16:8-13, Romans 8:9, I Corinthians 6:19-20, Galatians 5:16, Ephesians 1:13-14 & 4:30 & 5:18, Titus 3:5).

G. We believe in the visible, personal, and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for His Church (John 14:3, Acts 1:9-11, I Thessalonians 4:13-18).

H. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the believer and the unbeliever, the everlasting bliss of God’s children, and the everlasting punishment of those who reject God. (John 11:23-27, Romans 8:11, II Corinthians 5:1; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; II Thessalonians 1:8-10, Revelation 20:12-15).

Our Core Values

The Glory and Worship of God

  • God as the primary focus and motivation for all we do.
  • Intimacy with God as essential to worship and ministry.
  • Bringing glory to God by imitating His character and by offering Him the excellence of our work done in His strength.

Bible Based

  • God’s Word as the revelation of our salvation and the standard for life and ministry.
  • God’s Word as deserving our life-long personal meditation and memorization.
  • God’s Word as central in our teaching, evangelizing, encouraging and equipping.

Empowered by Prayer

  • Prayer as a demonstration of our dependence upon God.
  • Prayer as a means to unleash God’s power on earth.
  • Prayer as a means for God’s power to change us and work through us.

Integrity

  • Consistent and transparent at every turn.
  • Financial practices and accountability that meet and exceed ECFA standards.
  • Wise use of all available resources, including care and maintenance of the land, facilities, and equipment of the organization.

Unity

  • The unity of the Body of Christ, evident in serving and cooperating with local congregations and ministries to do God’s work.
  • Unity enhanced by recognizing each staff and volunteer as a valuable team member.
  • Unity maintained by resolving conflict biblically.

God’s Work – God’s Way

  • Relationship building as key to all ministry – the closer the relationship, the greater the impact.
  • Evangelism as a first priority; growth, discipleship and multiplication of impact as a process for all.
  • Servant leadership as the training model and goal for all.