Introduction

 

Soul is the unification of one's sense of identity in God

Serving Souls helps people grow in God! We talk about God, Sex, and Spirituality. We provide mentoring and pastoral care in this way. We also TRAIN churches to take on the tough issues that so desperately need addressed in a Jesus-centric way.  We provide wonderful ways to reach people, through the issues of sexuality, and help them understand God’s character. Scroll down to learn more.

God’s Culture

Serving Souls is a Bridge.  Together we offer God's grace and seek to connect people to the Father heart of God

“Endeavoring to live a passionate life based on loving people and God.”

Greater Love

God will look to every souls like its first love because He is its first love... C. S. Lewis

We can be grateful for a God that understands us. We serve a highly relational God. Walk with God! Get to know His character and word for yourself! “God would rather have you messy than not at all.” Seek God; He is worth your effort.


Supporting You

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MENTORING FOR ADULTS AND MORE

To set-up an appointment call us at 1.877.366.1353. If there is no answer leave a message and your call will be returned during office hours.

God wants the whole person to experience growth in Mind, Body, & Spirit! For this reason many people seek assistance in dealing with a variety of issues. These can be emotional, relational, or interpersonal difficulties which they have not been able to resolve on their own or in other settings.

The issues we all face may be very personal at times or involve family and other key relationships. For this reason we provide a safe and confidential environment; where you can find truth, strength, and support to face important crossroads and or make decisions. Some people find that our practical and biblical-pastoral counseling perspectives help them grow and mature more. Please note, we are not professional counselor’s but can refer you if need be.

Some of the services we offer include:

• Individual Pastoral Care (with an emphasis in human sexuality)
• Marriage & Family Support
• Parent Training & Support
• Career or School Support
• Organizational Consulting
• Life & Relationship
• Speaking for Churches on: “God, Sex, and Culture”

Choose From Our Convenient Meeting Sites:  

Northern California

Rocklin 

Bay Area

Oakland

Southern California

TBD

 

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Financial:

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Personal Assessment Resources: 

http://www.myersbriggs.org/

Belief

What We Believe

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives.

We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy. His character is good!

We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives is greater. He wants us to live our best lives in Him now and forevermore.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.

We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and follow Him.

We believe that in order to live a holy (healthy – holistically) and mature life (producing good fruit) that God intends for us; we need to be baptised in water. The Holy Spirit also enables us with spiritual gifts as believers.

We believe in the power and significance of the Church and the necessity of having a community of believers to meet with regularly for fellowship and prayer.

We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfill our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.

We believe that God wants to heal and transform us (Body, Mind, & Spirit) so that we can live healthy lives that benefit others more effectively.

We believe that our eternal destination of heaven or hell is determined by our response to Jesus Christ at a heart level (not by outward signs).

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.

We are all about valuing people and encouraging them on a path with God! Empathizing with them and helping them in their set backs to recognize God’s care for them. To run to God rather than from God. “God would rather have you messy than not have you at all,” and “God takes you like you are but then takes you further.”

About

Serving Souls helps people grow in God! We talk about God, Sex, and Spirituality. We provide mentoring and pastoral care in this way. We also TRAIN churches to take on the tough issues that so desperately need addressed in a Jesus-centric way. We provide wonderful ways to reach people, through the issues of sexuality, and help them understand God’s character. Scroll down to learn more. 

Speaking Are you thinking about inviting Ray as a speaker or ministry guest…there are several approaches that we can take that will be inspiring and further encourage people in God. When Ray shares his personal story it’s with a genuine heart. Ray also talks about God, Sex, & Spirituality. E-mail us as to what you have in mind or give us a call directly at 1.877.366.1353.

Individual Mentoring & Support - Mentoring is available for those wanting to better manage their mind, body, and spirit. To arrange an appointment contact us at 1.877.366.1353.

Our Ministry Director – Serves as a pastoral helper and speciality speaker. We are passionate about encouraging the church inter-denominationally and abroad through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our Board Of Directors - Partner together to provide professional resources so that the vision and mission of serving souls can be carried out with integrity.

Our Ministry Team And Core Contributors – Makes our model of care successful through prayer and financial support. Thanks to our team! Together we are helping people grow in God!

Building The Church - We believe healthier people make a healthier church! Pastor’s or Business Owner’s, pray about a strategic alliance with us! Send us an e-mail for more details regarding this specifically.

 



Story

Ray

“Living My Life In Christ”

Have you ever been emotionally shipwrecked? Felt like the odd man out? Unsure of how to play your God-given cards of life? Well I have. Here is a small fraction of my story.

I grew up in a faith-based home where I was immature and insecure with my sexuality. I had a lot of dysfunction in my family environment.

All of these experiences and lack of support caused a deficit in my life that made me confused and concerned. How was I going to get my basic and legitimate needs met, I wondered? How do I manage my mind and body as a Christian? Who was God? Who could I trust? 

Instead of turning to God, I began to run from Him on the inside but still doing all the right things on the outside. I later, turned to porn, religion, and unhealthy relationships because these things made me feel better but they never met my deepest needs. Life just became more complicated. God gave me over to the idols in my heart. At this point, I did not trust God. Yet, I really had a desire to walk with Him. I did not know how to walk with Him or others and be honest at the same time. 

I wanted to have peace of mind bad enough that I opened my hearts’ door to God again and again. Over and over again through prayer and friendships that helped me see Him. In setbacks and heartaches I found security in God’s character until I could stand firmly in Him.

Today, I believe that God values me! I value me! Through healthier mentoring, I learned how to lean on God and trust. My revelation is that “All things are possibly with God” & “Growth is a by product of healthy relating with God and others by your side.” Your current issues and history maybe different than mine, however our humanity is the same. Nothing can stand between you and God, if you don’t give up.

The truth is…

You are valued by God even when you don’t want Him. God is not against you, He wants to be your biggest – greatest – Advocate! If God can make a way for me; He certainly will make away for you! Just look at the biblical text. See that He is good. He is able to navigate you through ANYTHING.

Deuteronomy 4:29 says: “But even there, if you seek God, your God, you’ll be able to find him if you’re serious, looking for him with your whole heart and soul.”

Take Care!

Ray

 

 

Speakers

Serving Souls is an expression of the local church. Ray serves as a Pastoral Helper & Speciality Speaker who communicates a message of hope & encouragement for everyone!

Bio

Ray grew up in a faith-based home where he was immature and insecure with regards to his identity in Christ. Ray felt abandoned as a young child and was sexually abused by an adult. Ray went onto graduate from bible college and was ordained. Out of Ray’s deficit he turned to porn, religion, and unhealthy relating but God met Ray! Now a Lead-Server for God’s love. Ray directs the ministry of Serving Souls based in California; Where He mentors and encourages Christians around the world about the better bread he received. Ray talks about God, Sex, & Cultural themes.

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Are you thinking about inviting Ray as a speaker or ministry guest…there are several approaches that we can take that will be inspiring and further encourage people in God. When Ray shares his personal story it’s with a genuine heart. Ray also talks about God, Sex, & Spirituality from a biblical view point. Ray also offers a popular Q&A that addresses the tough issues! E-mail us as to what you have in mind or give us a call directly at 1.877.366.1353.

Other Speaker’s that Ray recommends: 

http://www.charblair.com/

 

Church Solutions

As a Lead Server & Speciality Speaker, Ray speaks to – College Groups, Support Groups, Church Services, Parents, Church Staff’s, & more.

HERE IS WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:

“I personally recommend Ray from my heart. His demeanor, love and insight is just what this world needs. Ray not only wants to help directly, but also to raise up other ministers for healing as well. I am over-the-top excited that he has partnered with us in the Kingdom of God and I am more peaceful knowing that he is at my side.”

- Lance C. Hahn, Senior Pastor of Bridgeway Christian Church

“Not many brave souls enter the world of sexual brokenness to bring hope, healing and spiritual transformation, with such endeavor, commitment and effectiveness as Ray! Thank God for Ray, I say. His generosity of spirit to help another is welcomingly evident and has left a lasting legacy in the lives of many.”

- Mark Smallcombe, Senior Pastor of C3 Church San Francisco

“The Serving Souls ministry fills a significant role in helping Christians understand the complex culture behind the sexuality of our times. Because of the delicate nature of this topic it can quickly polarize well-meaning people who have a heart for those in need. This unique ministry attempts to fill the gap by graciously applying Biblical truth to the confusing messages we hear about sexuality.”

- Jeff Stone, Ph.D. 

“I am delighted to recommend to you the ministry of Ray and Serving Souls. Ray has a calling to help individuals who struggle with issues of life that we often are afraid to deal without of lack of knowledge or fear. He speaks from a heart of compassion and knowledge and will be a great asset to you and your ministry. You will discover the valuable resource his ministry can be to you. Ray is a pastoral care specialist and his ministry is effective and appreciated. May he bless you as he has blessed us.”

- James R. Braddy, Superintendent Nor/Cal Nevada Assemblies Of God

“Ray has a wonderful heart for the Lord and for those who struggle with sexual issues in this world and their identity in Christ. He longs to bring people back to the saving grace of God and he has a passion to help people realize their worth in God’s eyes. His ministry is vital in our society today. Many will find hope and peace through Ray’s work in leading them to Christ.”

- Jim Jessup, Director of Church Relations WILLIAM JESSUP UNIVERSITY

“I’m praying for more people like Ray. We need people willing to take on THE issue of our culture, our broken sexuality, and we need them to be thoughtful, empathetic, scripture-guided, and driven to love. I’m so glad Ray is where he is, doing what he does.”

- Brant Hansen, Air 1Radio Host

“Ray, is courageous. He has been able to move past his pain and embrace his future. Ray’s message is full of hope in spite of your circumstance. You will not want to miss the opportunity of hearing his story and timely message. He will encourage you to join him on this journey as he serves souls.”

- Rev. Charla Blair, Communicator

“Whether Ray is leading pastors into more effective ministry, speaking to congregations about God’s heart for hurting people or doing one to one coaching with next generation leaders his heart for truly biblical and highly passionate ministry comes through in every word he says. The ministry of Serving Souls is not an option it is a must for every church that cares about serving real people in a sexually broken culture.”

- Curt Harlow, Executive Pastor and Leadership Development at Bayside Church, Granite Bay, CA

“Thank God for Ray and “Serving Souls.”  We need someone with the humility, grace, and courage to be a catalyst for healing in our culture.  Ray has been a resource and a help to so many in our faith community who have struggled for answers and hope as they have faced the tender issues of sexuality.  There are a lot of books, articles, and things you can “read”, but there is nothing like the personal interaction with someone who has the heart and passion for people like Ray.”

 – Dave Larson, Senior Pastor of New Life Christian Center, Turlock, CA

“Ray is a great friend and also a valiant warrior. He has personally battled to see God’s best happen in his life and now he is working to see the best in life happen to those around him. Ray is someone you can trust as you work through the journey to personal awareness in God. For pastors and counselors Ray is a valued resource to help those you care about rediscover their purpose.”

- David Beiser, Senior Pastor of Sequoyah Community Church, Oakland, CA

“We financially support this ministry, because we believe in the work that Ray is doing. We greatly value the training that Ray makes available. We have known him for more than one decade now and know that he is someone that reflects the true heart of God. We would greatly encourage you to get engaged with this ministry if you want to be relevant.”

- Pastor Craig Sweeney, Lead Pastor of Bayside Church of Citrus Heights

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