Name: Pastor Brandon J. Moore
What is your purpose or assignment in the body of Christ?
My role as the pastor is to help people grow and mature spiritually. Paul explains that God gave some to be pastors “for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:12-13). According to these verses my work is focused on helping God’s people grow and mature spiritually. As a pastor, I do this by living an exemplary Christian life, providing spiritual guidance and counsel, and instructing the body of believers through teaching and preaching. I also help people master the practices that open a person to the spiritual formation of the Holy Spirit. On top of all this, helping to produce people of PURPOSE.
How is your ministry impacting the community?
I would definitely say that my ability to be flexible. One thing that I have realized is that I don’t need to change my mission (for the most part), but I do have to somewhat change my methods. Flexible and adaptable churches that can innovate around strategy and different initiatives will have the freedom to make the changes they need to make an impact moving forward. So I am always looking for ways to make sure that my mission is reaching and grabbing those who are lost with out the curtail in the midst of the process.
If the nine fruits of the spirit were on a tree (love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control), what fruit would you say would easiest for you to reach?
Which one would be the hardest?
In your experiences with ministry, what word(s) would you have for someone who is still trying to find who they are in Christ?
While it is that this was somewhat of a struggle for me, I finally realize that God made me to be an original. It was not until I grasped that, and then I was able to discover who I was in Christ Jesus. So my encouragement to those who are trying to find who they are in Christ is to have an assurance that in spite of your proclivity, you are LOVED by God first and then go through the process that it takes to find your true identity. It will come with many challenges, but let consistency be your teacher.
Besides church, where is your favorite place to be and why?
Majority of my time is spent reading and studying my word and praying in my recliner. Other than that with my lovely wife and the first lady of our church.
What is one things you can share that most people wouldn't know about you?
One thing people may not know about me is that I am very nervous each time I approach the pulpit to preach. It keeps me rather humble.
There are people who are searching for a church home. How would you invite someone to your church?
I would definitely say PREPARED PERSISTENCE. The honest truth is most people I invite to church does not always respond the first time. I never become discouraged. I used to believe that they were rejecting me or they just didn't want to come to my church because I am a young pastor. But I came to grips that people were not rejecting me. They were just as afraid as I was. If someone puts me off or flat out rejects my invitation, I just try again later. I use courtesy and old-fashioned common sense, but don’t quit on them! Also, I keep in mind that you must invite many people to church to see one come! So on a daily basis, I invite a few (or many), and in time I see many of my invitees at church worshiping God! We have to be prepared for the rejection but continue to persistent and adamant about getting them there to experience what we experience on a week to week basis.