If your life is complicated right now, you may be wondering—why me? And if you are a Christ follower, you may feel the added weight of failure, disappointment and discouragement. After all, doesn’t being a Christian mean that I’m to live as an “overcomer”? In this series, The Struggle Is Real, we will address some of the realities that complicate our lives—issues that can turn our lives...
Helping Students Deal With Tragedy Nick Mance Tragedy can defined as an event that causes great sadness, hurt, destruction, and distress, but the reality we must understand is that tragedy looks different in each of our lives. What might be a tragedy or crisis for one person will look different for another. However, what we do know about tragedy is that our students are facing...
We saw God move not only in the lives of the people we served but also in the lives of our team.
There were moments on this trip I wish we could bottle and share with everyone: one of our students getting saved, many students getting right with God, students taking bold steps to talk to strangers about Jesus, many hours serving in a poverty-stricken community, and a powerful foot-washing ceremony. This is the disciple-multiplying process in action.
I view discipleship as loving others more than myself and truly living life with them in a way that influences them to love Jesus more.
During the team’s time in the village, Brenda, Florence, Katie, and Caitlyn worked with the full-time onsite staff (also the pastor of the village) to teach lessons on topics such as general hygiene, germs and wound care, food preservation, healthy relationships, protecting children from trafficking, and creating businesses for goods and services missing in their community.
During the first half of this summer we'll be going through the book of Titus together on Sunday mornings and talking about what it looks like for us in this moment to take on the challenge of living well and doing good.
This last year moved me. It’s not because this year was different; it’s because this year I felt like Jesus invited me to be quieter and watch for these moments and document them for future generations of our church to read about.