New Beginnings Christian Center

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New Beginnings Christian Center is a young, growing ministry planted on the west side of Jacksonville, Florida, right off of Interstate-10 at Lane Avenue and Ramona Blvd.  We believe that God has called us to train and equip a new generation of Christians devoted to serving the King and advancing His Kingdom here in Jacksonville and around the world.
Our mission is to Touch People with the love of Jesus, to Restore the broken relationships which plague our lives, to Equip Believers for works of service and to Release Disciples into the world to proclaim the good news of the risen Christ.
New Beginnings Christian Center is a member of the Southeast Districtof the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. You can learn more about our beliefs and values here on our website, or visit the International Foursquare Website for more information about the Foursquare movement. (More Foursquare News)

District transitions are just around the corner!

Beginning May 15, all current 11 districts will be closing. Over the next month, the district teams will be assembling and preparing to launch the six new districts on June 15.

 
 

Here are the best ways to stay connected during the next month

  • Visit and bookmark FoursquareLeader.org for info on everything from your new district and team, to credentialing, properties, church planting, insurance and more!
  • Follow Foursquare on social media @WeAreFoursquare for important updates and reminders.
  • Have more questions? Call 888.635.4234.
 
 

For an overview of the district transition timeline, click here.

 
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Foursquare Family Moment: Abiding
 

In this week’s Foursquare Family Moment, Pastor Jasmine Barron explores what it truly means to abide with Jesus.

Lea el devocional de Jasmine Barron en español aquí, en el Momento Familiar Cuadrangular.

 

In John 15:1-17 Jesus explained how we as believers are called to abide in Him. 

Abide also means to “remain, endure and suffer.” As I reflected on this passage, I began to wonder what true abiding looks like. This passage is not only about remaining present with Jesus, but also is a call to action and a commission that is given to us to respond as Jesus did.

Abiding is letting go of comfort and understanding the process of sacrifice and suffering.

Abiding is being prepared to suffer alongside those who have endured the reality of being tossed aside, forgotten, marginalized and abandoned. It’s actively choosing to sacrifice privilege and contentment for advocacy, mercy, justice and love. Abiding will not always feel good or look pretty, but it’s the fullest embrace of the life of Jesus we can choose to participate in.

As we receive this invitation to abide, may we also come to a deeper understanding of the greatest commandment found in this passage of Scripture: “Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (vv. 12-13).

Let us be a people who abide in Christ and who welcome the transformation that comes with it.

By: Jasmine Barron, director of preteen ministries and communications pastor at Yakima Foursquare Church in Yakima, Wash.

 
Prayer + Reflection
 

Take a few moments to seek the Lord by reflecting and praying using these prayer points:

  1. Read through John 15:1-17, and ask God what abiding in Christ looks like in your faith journey with Him.

  2. Thank God for giving us this invitation to draw closer to Him by learning and understanding what it means to remain, endure, suffer and sacrifice for Christ and with Christ. May we see this commission as a way to call us higher and deeper in our relationship with God and with people. 

  3. Take some time and just sit with Jesus, and meditate on the words in verses 12-13. Allow God the space to reveal those areas in your life that need to be “laid down” so that you can love people as God loves you.