#12 How To Utilize Your Expanded Congregation
1. Expanding the congregation
2. Refining the devotional service of the congregation
3. Empowering the congregation to do outreach
4. Furthering training and integration
5. Focusing them into various areas
Jayapataka Swami received initiation from Srila Prabhupada in Montreal, Canada in 1968 and two weeks later took over the post of president of ISKCON Montreal center. He helped open an ISKCON center in Toronto, then with Bhagavan Dasa helped open ISKCON’s center in Detroit. In 1970, Srila Prabhupada sent him to India where he served as president of the ISKCON Kolkata center. About a year and half later Srila Prabhupada sent him to Mayapur where he received Sannyasa initiation. He and the other foundation team members were entrusted with the responsibility of developing Mayapur with Srila Prabhupada’s words “I have given you the kingdom of God. Now develop it and enjoy it.” At the time of his departure from this mortal world in 1977, Srila Prabhupada requested Jayapataka Swami to take up the responsibility of being an initiating spiritual master and to act as one of ISKCON’s governing body commissioners. Since then Jayapataka Swami has been executing these responsibilities. Jayapataka Swami also serves on the following GBC committees: Organizational Development, Devotee Care, Outreach, Mayapur Festival, Deity worship handbook and Puri Development Committee. He is the co-minister of Congregational Development Ministry along with Kaunteya Dasa.