On Mission Category

My Conversation with Muhammad

Tonight we were at the park as a family and I met a young Muslim man named Muhammad who was there with his daughter.  While I could tell from his traditional dress that he was Muslim, I didn’t want to immediately tread there given the fact that we were both with our kids and just […]

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What Did You Do This Summer?

For many people tonight is the eve of their return to class.  For some it’s Middle School or High School and for others, the ever daunting College.  This day probably comes with mixed emotions around how you will dress/begin classes to how you might climb the social ladder a few more rungs than in previous […]

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Leadership Network | Take 1

I spend a lot of my time working on projects I know, with people I know, in circumstances I know. As I write this I’m flying back from a three day trip our Executive Team spent with Pastors and leaders who are on the cutting edge of ministry. It was humbling to be able to […]

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College’s #1 Goal

Many of our students went to a College class today for the first time.  College is one of the most formative experiences that a student will have in his or her life.  There are so many metrics that are used to determine success; grade point average, athletic performance, marketable degrees, leadership experience and certainly popularity […]

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The Problem with Camp Christianity

It’s been just a couple days since a ton of people got back from camp; not only from our ministry but ministries all over during this summer season.  I’ve served in nearly every position on a camp staff; counselor, program director, worship leader, speaker, even camp pastor and I’ve loved them all.  It’s such a […]

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Blessed…

As my time at home with our newborn comes to a close I wanted to revisit a few things I’ve learned from my special time with our family.  This season has been incredible and while I don’t have the perspective of those who have been parents for decades, I do know that these moments go […]

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Independent People are Totally Dependent on God

This week has been so humbling for me.  The ministry is tiring and sometimes it gets very lonely but then there are other times where you just feel like you are trying to keep up with what God is doing, to the point where you wish you could just keep talking to God’s people and […]

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God’s Will is Real…

This weekend we went to a beautiful spot with a bunch of High School students and studied God’s Word, trying to determine God’s Will for our lives.  It’s a subject that is often explored but many times we do it without primarily considering the Word of God.  This weekend we opened God’s Word and dug […]

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What I Love About New Year’s Resolutions

It’s a pretty popular time to talk about why New Year’s Resolutions are ineffective and stupid to even make but I really appreciate them.  It’s easy to look negatively at the cultural standards of weight loss, financial management, and the like but there is a thread of hope in this season too.  There are two […]

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Living with Persecution, Living with Faith

This has been a really challenging week for a lot of God’s people.  Last Wednesday night at our Thanksgiving Eve service I spoke on being thankful not only in the great things but also in the persecution we face as we follow Christ. From 2 Timothy 3:12 we looked at the reality that, “Indeed, all […]

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