D.L. Moody stated that “the Bible was not given for our information but for our transformation.” Scripture itself states, “For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.” (Hebrews 4:12 NLT) The rhythm for this month is designed to help you...
by Pastor Nick Mance Friendships and relationships. What do those words mean to you? Recently these words have taken on new meaning considering our present context. Before COVID-19 students could engage in friendships simply by going through their daily rhythms. They saw friends at school, hung out at Starbucks, went to youth group, and could go over to one another’s homes. Today that isn’t the...
Earlier during the pandemic, the Harvard Business Review ran a story entitled: “That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief.” It was an acknowledgment that we are experiencing all sorts of emotions—fear, anger, uncertainty, loss, and even grief. Not surprisingly, if you feel emotionally and spiritually drained right now, you are not alone. However, even in this situation, we are not without resources. In our circumstances, the...
The 2018-2019 school year has been an exciting one. God has moved in ways we have been praying for and in ways we didn’t expect.
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.