Is this a church?
No. The Reconstructed Ministries is a 501c3 non-profit organization that seeks to equip women and men with the spiritual tools needed in our increasingly secular culture. “The church” is defined as Jesus’ body of believers that typically meet in a church sanctuary/building. In a sense, this ministry may appear to be a church with a body of believers, but this is not the intent of this ministry. We wholeheartedly encourage each and every person to find a church home with a body of believers to worship corporately, as God commanded. (Romans 12:5; Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 5:30; Hebrews 10:24-25).
Is this ministry affiliated with a church?
No. The Reconstructed Ministries was birthed from Jamy and Clare’s vision to equip women and men to grow, heal, and rebuild emotionally and spiritually in order to become who God created them to be. Their desire is to offer everyone a safe spirit lead community.
Should this ministry become my “church”?
No. The Reconstructed Ministries is designed to provide opportunities to equip women and men with the tools needed to grow in Christ, connect in community, and decrease mental struggles/negative mindsets. This ministry strongly encourages everyone to find a church home while participating and enjoying what this ministry has to offer. God encourages us to worship corporately in a local church. God designed us to need community. Watching “church” or listening to a podcast/radio to replace church fosters isolation. God instructs us in His word not to forsake meeting together (Hebrews 10:25). This ministry was created to complement the church, not compete with it. Ultimately, we strongly encourage you to attend both.
BELIEFS OF THE RECONSTRUCTED MINISTRIES
Who is God?
There is only one God the Father. He is eternally existent in three persons—Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal/ co-eternal. God is our one and only TRUE authority. (1 John 5:7; Genesis 1:26, Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35, Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11)
Who is Jesus?
Jesus Christ is eternally God. He was together with the Father and the Holy Spirit from the beginning, and through Him all things were made. For man’s redemption, He left heaven and became incarnate by the Holy Spirit through the virgin Mary; henceforth, He is forever one Christ with two natures—God and man—in one person. (John 1:1, 14, 20:28; 1 Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; 1 Timothy 2:5).
Who is the Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the trinity. The moment a person has truly placed his/her faith in Jesus as his/her Lord and Savior, this person is filled with God’s Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is our counselor, teacher, advocate, and comforter. The Holy Spirit works with our spirit to teach us truth and give us the power to do everything that God calls us to do, including convicting us when we stray back to our fleshly desires. (John 16:7, 13; Ephesians 1:13)
What is the Bible?
The Bible is God’s living Word and the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths and biblical principles. The bible is infallible and inerrant. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20; Hebrews 4:12)
What is Salvation?
It is not our good works that save us, but rather our faith in Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Our salvation is a gift from God out of His mercy. No human effort could ever earn this immeasurable gift. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22)
What is Repentance?
Every person is born sinful and thus separated from God because of their sin nature. Every person will exist eternally either separated from God in hell or in the presence of God in heaven. Repentance is a believer’s commitment to turn away from the fleshly desires of sin in every area of life to follow Christ. This allows us to receive God’s mercy and be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Through repentance we receive the forgiveness of our sins and our salvation is secure. (Genesis 3; Ephesians 2:1-2; 1 Corinthians 2:10-15; Acts 2:21; 3:19; 1 John 1:9)
What are the Sacraments?
Water Baptism is the outward, public display that an individual has chosen to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12; 36-38; 10:47-48).
Baptism in the Holy Spirit is the promise of the Father--sent by Jesus after he ascended to heaven—to empower the Church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth (Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:7; Acts 1:5; 2:1-4, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6).
Marriage is defined by God’s Word as a holy covenant, a sacred bond, between one man and one woman, instituted by and publicly entered into before God (Matthew 19:4-6).
What is Sanctification
Our thoughts have a tremendous effect on every aspect of our lives and as a result we become what we think. Once we are saved, we can learn to think like Jesus when we draw closer to Him. We do this by studying and learning God’s Word in order to yield to His will and commands. It is through the presence of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the believer is able to live a Godly life and develop a Christlike character. (Deuteronomy 30:19-20; Psalm 30:2; Proverbs 4:23; 23:7; Luke 23:7; 1 Corinthians 2:16; 1 Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; Hebrews 2:11; Romans 8:29, 12:1-2)
What is our role as believers?
We are to be ambassadors for Christ. We are to gather together in community as well as to reach out to all people with the Good News of Jesus. (Matt 28:19-20)
What does this ministry offer?
The Reconstructed Ministries offers a multitude of services and activities for women and men in the community. Small group workshops, mentorship programs, bible studies, and evangelistic events are all offered and created to decrease the negative mindsets/mental struggles people face daily. We seek to teach everyone about God’s unfailing LOVE to foster healing in their minds and break them from the bondage holding them back. All the programs and activities offered are rooted in the one and only truth—God’s Word.
THE RECONSTRUCTED MINISTRIES VALUES
Evangelism: "Therefore, Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of The Father, Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching everything I have commanded you." Matthew 28:18-20
Love: “Be devoted to one another in love” Romans 12:10
Diversity: "After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying in a loud voice, “salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” Revelation 7:9-10
Serve: “The greatest among you will be your servant” Matthew 23:11, Phillipians 2:4, 1 Samuel 12:24, Hebrews 9:14. John 12:26, Matthew 25:34-40, Acts 20:35
Truth: “Sanctify them in the TRUTH, your word is TRUTH.” John 17:17, 1 Timothy 4:1
Zeal: “Never be lacking in Zeal Keep Your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord." Romans 12:11
Accountability: "Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed." James 5:16
Authenticity: “I praise you for I am wonderfully and fearfully made” Psalm 139:14
The world needs you to be YOU! You are unique and there is only one YOU!
Honesty: “Rather, speaking the truth in love we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, who is Christ” Ephesians 4:15
Always be honest with yourself, God and others! Please keep it real! Have the hard conversations in Love! Speak the truth in Love!
Humility: “Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment.” Romans 12:3
“Humility isn’t thinking poor of yourself it's thinking honestly of yourself” Dan Reiland
Fun: “The joy of the Lord is your strength”
Learn to laugh at yourself! Laugh with each other and HAVE FUN!!!
Perseverance: “Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
Is it hard? Yes, are you tired yes? Will you die? No. Will you grow? YES
Generosity: “Give generously.” Romans 12:8
Hospitality: "Share with the Lord’s people who are in need, practice hospitality." Romans 12:13 “