I don’t do ministry because I’m married to a minister.

I don’t do ministry because I’m married to a minister. I participate in ministry because I feel so passionately about expanding the kingdom of God and doing work for His kingdom. He’s done such a work in me and I’m so grateful to be redeemed. I’m so grateful to be called one of His own.

In response to that, I want to offer up myself in anyway possible. The reason I’m in the role that I’m in now is simply the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30).

I had no desire to join the staff of a church again after leaving Salem. It wasn’t that I didn’t love the church. I do. But it was nice to have a break. It was nice to have the freedom to travel with Eddie wherever he was going in the District.

Frankly, I have a passion to minister to pastor’s wives because I’ve been a pastor’s wife for 21 years. That’s over half my life I’ve spent with Eddie, pouring in to God’s people. I love those who do that. I want to stir up the gifts in those who do that and those who do that as a team.

When the role of Women’s Ministry Director became available at West Shore Free Church, I didn’t know if that was something I wanted to do. Our pastor at the time was preaching on the parables. He got to the Parable of the Talents and my heart was so stirred with conviction because I knew that if I went back into real estate, which is something that I did for years and love, that I would still be finding ways to weave the Gospel into my conversations.

When we’re in the work place, we have the opportunity to be a secret agent for Jesus. All the way through every conversation, I get to ask the Lord for an open door so that I can introduce them to the greatest thing that’s every happened to me.

But when he was speaking about the parable, I realized the difference between addition and multiplication.

If I can equip other women to have a heart of evangelism for those in their communities then I’ve stopped adding, I’m now multiplying.

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Jessica Cole

Jessica Cole

Director of Women's Ministries at West Shore Free Church
Jessica currently serves as the Director of Women’s Ministries at West Shore Free Church in Mechanicsburg, PA. Prior to serving at West Shore, for several years Jessica was a music evangelist and had the opportunity to proclaim the gospel through music internationally and in almost every state in the US. Most recently she served on staff as the Director of Worship Arts for almost 13 years at Salem Church in Staten Island, NY.

1 Comment

  1. Irene Knowles on August 21, 2018 at 8:23 am

    You got it lady!

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