A few pictures from back in the day…11 years tomorrow @ 7am!
After the last riots hit IV in 1970 what followed was a wave of revival were thousands of young people came running to Jesus (aka known in history as the Jesus Movement).
Listen to the testimonies and message given after Deltopia this last Sunday:
In 10 days we raised the full $7,000, hallelujah and thank you Jesus and everyone who supported this album. There will be additional costs and the indiegogo fees so feel free to continue to contribute and receive the perks!
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brothers to dwell together in unity!” (Psalm 133:1)
This last weekend was a weekend to be remembered for the city of Isla Vista. God did countless miracles, we had amazing conversations, and gave away lots of Jesus Burgers…but Saturday night was a different story. The last time a riot broke out in IV was 1970, what followed was the masses coming to Jesus (known in history as the Jesus Movement). We are hopeful for our city, the best days await Isla Vista!
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Hello Jason! Allow me to introduce myself: My name is Madolyn . I’m a 10th grader and I am from Whittier, California. You’re probably thinking to yourself, “Why in the world is some random 15 year old emailing me?” It’s kind of a funny story actually. See, my spring break is this week. I’m off from school for a whole week & my grandmother & I were planning on flying out to North Carolina this entire week to visit some family, but there was a change in plans. We’ll be going there in a few months instead. Although, I got a call from my grandmother when she told me that there was a change in plans about a month ago. She called asking me if I’d like to go to Santa Barbara in the meantime for my spring break. I was immediately thrilled with the idea. Then, I realized that ISLA VISTA CHURCH IS LOCATED IN SANTA BARBARA! I bought your book, “Jesus Burgers” about a month or two ago & I think it’s safe to say that I am definitely a fan. I absolutely love it. I read about one story a night as much as possible, and each time I read it, God touches my heart and wrecks me. I’ve cried, laughed, and felt God just use this book to touch me. It’s powerful, Jason. Thanks for writing and publishing it. I’m a fan. I first heard about Jesus Burgers somewhere on the Internet one day, which lead me to the website where I began to watch all the video’s you guys have posted. I’ve even downloaded the entire FMLYBND album and play it everywhere I go. I have just been so blessed by all the things you guys do to glorify the Kingdom to bring heaven to earth. You guys are so radical and I am the same way. Before all of this, I had never heard of a ministry like Jesus Burgers. It is so unique. I grew up in church and my parents were leaders right when our former pastor was starting his church. So I was raised around leaders. I’ve seen so many things in ministry that not the average person ever witnesses. It is very clear that God has called me to be a leader. I apparently have a calling on my life. And I say this, not to brag because that’s foolish. My heart longs to see revival in this generation and world that is just falling to pieces and longing for something greater. I have visions and dreams to see my generation completely wrecked and in love with God. Although, that is no easy task and I am pretty darn sure you are aware of that. My heart is torn when I pass by people in the halls at school who you can just tell by their expressions and easily read that they are broken and weary. I feel this tug on my heart to do something about it, to be a light in such a dark place. And all the videos, the Jesus Burgers ministry, the book, and all these things have encouraged me and inspired me to be and do greater.
So funny how God works! I went to The Garden Church this morning. I was planning on going to the 9:15am service but… didn’t… But that’s ok! Because God had a plan today! I went to the 11:15am instead and close to the end of the service, from far away, I saw Brendon Peacock walking towards the front to get prayer. My insides exploded… I thought, “AHHH!! My Isla Vista Church FAMILY!!!” I waited until he was all done and spoke to Brendon for a while. Turns out he’s in town for his spring break and was debating whether or not he should go to his parents church or check out The Garden for the first time. Through him I met his two close friends that go to TG who THEN introduced me to some more people. I told them I’ve been meaning to go to the college community group on Monday nights but I never knew where it was held. Turns out.. it’s right down the street from where I live and there are a few girls who live in the same apartments where I live who also go to CSULB. Not only that but… Pastor Derren introduced himself to me today and turns out he got saved at Jesus Burgers when he went to UCSB for a year hahah WHAT?! Had an amazing morning to say the least…
Due to Spring Break we had the Sunday Church Gathering at out our house (the sueno tabernacle), dinner to follow
Hey my name is Matt and I am a third year at Cal Poly SLO and am involved with CRU here. Lately God has been really calling me to branch out and trust Him more and my friend Kristen reminded me about IV church. I've been down there I think once and have talked to Jason a couple times, including one time when he came up to slo to speak at CRU a while back. I've been watching the videos of all God has been doing down there and am stoked! I am heading back home to San Diego for spring break tomorrow and was wondering if I could stop by and hopefully do the Mac n Jesus and prayer/worship night! Thanks! -Matt
A team of 20 from Bethel Supernatural School of Ministry will be partnering with the IV Church family to love on the city for the first week in Spring quarter…they will also be here for Deltopia (google it) – pray for IV!
A sermon I gave two weeks ago: A LIFE WITHOUT LACK