19 Jul Jeanne Moore – Leadership Journey
Today we are sharing the leadership Journey of Jeanne Moore who currently serves as the spiritual growth pastor at the Vineyard Church in Greenwood, Indiana.
Here is Jeanne!
My name is Jeanne Moore, pastor, speaker, writer, wife, mother, sister, friend and most importantly, treasured daughter of the Most High King! Tracing my journey towards growing into a God-impassioned woman in leadership, I rewind the clock thirty-some years. Being entrenched from birth in a small Baptist church on the near Eastside of Indianapolis, at the young age of twelve, I said a big “YES” to Jesus and took the plunge in water baptism. The anchor embedded in my heart through my youth played a huge part in the beginning of acquiring a “head” knowledge of God, I refer to it as knowing about God.
Fast forwarding through the many bends, dead-end roads, and poor choices where God was pushed to the back burner in my journey, my “awakening” happened! I was shaken to the core in my early thirties. Shortly after experiencing the devastation of a marriage ripped apart, God poured out His power, His overabundance of love, joy, grace, and forgiveness. One early morning in my prayer room, God cracked me open and poured Himself into me to overflowing! This catalytic moment allowed me to experience the power of the Holy Spirit as I never had. A shift took place in my heart, mind, and soul and I’ve never been the same! My “head” knowledge about God transformed into a “heart” knowledge as I experienced His power like never before!
The shy box I was trapped in was broken into pieces, never to be put back together to entrap me in shyness again! I liken this catalytic event to a caterpillar breaking out of its’ cocoon, emerging as a beautiful butterfly FLYING FREE! A new-found God-confidence emerged in and through me! I had once been unfamiliar with experiencing the “Joy of the Lord.” However, from that point on, He has been pouring into and through me using me as His vessel so that others might experience JOY, UNSPEAKABLE JOY, from HIM!
I absolutely love the journey that He has me on! I continue to embrace and flourish in the JOY-FILLED woman that He is continuing to create me to become.
My journey into ministry has been a remarkable one, I vividly recall how God audibly CALLED me to serve Him in ministry. I cried out “YES!” without knowing what ministry meant or what it would entail! I knew that I was ALL OUT, ALL IN on fire for HIM! Soon after the Call, I began interning in Outreach at a local Vineyard church. I was hired on staff in 2006 as Guest Services Coordinator. Soon I transitioned on my journey as God continued growing me to doing a combination of being the Outreach Pastor along with the Guest Services Pastor. Since then, I have continued on staff as Pastor over Spiritual Growth. I have the awesome opportunity to be a part of the speaking team, management team, and executive team as well. In addition, I’ve had the exciting opportunity to speak at seminars, conferences, retreats, as well as delivering messages as guest pastor at other churches. I am passionate about allowing God to use me to bring engaging, encouraging messages to motivate groups and congregations wherever and whenever He leads!
My messages and ability to connect with people is in part a result of the underpinnings of my knowledge-base, which not only includes life
My messages and ability to connect with people is in part a result of the underpinnings of my knowledge-base, which not only includes life experience but education as well. My educational background includes a B.S. Degree from Purdue University in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Divinity from Indiana Wesleyan University Seminary which includes extended seminary studies from studying abroad in Israel.I am passionate about being used to bring those who are far from God, closer to God. I long to see people completely engage in God’s story and live out their lives with an overabundance of joy discovering their significance,
I am passionate about being used to bring those who are far from God, closer to God. I long to see people completely engage in God’s story and live out their lives with an overabundance of joy discovering their significance, purpose and passion.
I’m married and love partnering in ministry with my husband Terry. Together, God has entrusted us with four beautiful children.
My journey towards being a God-impassioned woman in leadership is not over yet! I’m excited to help others become empowered with a God-given confidence to take the next steps in their journey!