I was walking down the aisle of my neighborhood hardware store a couple of days ago and was amazed at the variety of fake pumpkins available. I was just looking for some light bulbs and a stopper for my sink, but in addition to the real orange variety of pumpkins, this store was selling LOTS of other pumpkins—stacked ones, lighted ones, sparkly ones—there was even a corduroy and a denim pumpkin! I’m not sure anyone really needs a denim pumpkin, but each festive, orange sphere reminds us of the season we are in. My hope this fall is … [Read more...]
Bringing the Word to Life for Young Adults
I recently served at the inaugural Word Alive event with Lysa TerKeurst. It was an immersive, hands-on journey into God’s Word and proved to be a powerful experience for everyone involved. We often read the Bible through an American lens and can gloss over powerful passages that we’ve read before—or worse, fail to really dig into God’s message to us because we think we already know everything it has to say. This event for me was a powerful reminder that God’s Word is living and active and is used by Him to instruct, guide, and … [Read more...]
Who’s Looking Out for the New Guy?
With the seasons changing to Fall, many other changes come as well. Most churches and ministries have started or re-started small groups, Sunday School classes, or some aspect of their ministry. Whether you minister to college students or young adults or some combination, you are probably in the midst of change — and hopefully that change brings some NEW faces! I’ve been involved with the same church, in the same small group, going to the same service for a while now, but this past Sunday I became the “new guy." It … [Read more...]
Looking for a great way to spend Spring Break!? BeachReach is a mission trip experience where servant evangelism takes the form of free van rides and pancakes. Thousands visit Panama City during spring break and many are hurting and searching for meaning. College students provide simple acts of service that open the door to life-changing conversations about the hope and love of Jesus Christ. Join us March 5-11 or 12-18! Click HERE for all the details! … [Read more...]
Ready for Collegiate Week 2015?
At Collegiate Week, the beautiful mountains of Glorieta, New Mexico, set the stage for a profound encounter with God. Collegiate students and leaders from across the country gather to experience deep teaching and worship with the best in collegiate ministry. Focused small group sessions offer in-depth Bible study, and a variety of recreation and fellowship options help form friendships that extend far beyond the week. Students will leave refreshed and focused on the semester ahead, ready to impact their campuses for … [Read more...]