8 results for tag: Ministry


What Does it Mean to Trust God?

By Dennis Farris If you could run any kind of business, what would it be? Would you run a restaurant, a music store, or maybe a bakery? Maybe your business is successful, incredibly successful, and you make a ton of profit every day. Everyone loves your business, people are coming in from out of town to experience the quality and hard work you’ve put into all of it. You have a decent amount of savings built up and you have your next thirty years of life planned out. Suddenly, it happens. You feel that little nudge at your heart, a little prick at your soul. Maybe it was something the pastor said at church Sunday morning or maybe it was ...

New Life’s Eve: A Summer Camp Holiday

By Nathaniel Miller At New Life Camp, we greatly desire for campers to make decisions to follow Jesus.  For some, that means repenting of their sin and trusting the good news that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus can give them new hearts and lives.  For others, it means responding to the teaching of the Bible and the Holy Spirit with a renewed commitment to their first love. Each week of summer camp is building toward Thursday, a day we call New Life’s Eve, a day where decisions like these can be made. It begins with an explanation at breakfast about what this day means and why it is important.  The more popular ...

Three Reasons Why Long-Term Missions Can Never Be Replaced

By Joshua Paxton In the high-tech and fast-passed world of today, we often find ourselves asking how can we accomplish things more quickly? How can we meet goals more quickly? How can we expand more quickly? Studies have shown that the current attention span of Generation Z is a mere 18 seconds. This is largely based on social media, in which a person will take an average of 18 seconds to decide if they are going to watch a video they see on Facebook.   “[Short-term missions] will never serve as an alternative to long-term investment in the lives of others for the gospel.” Applied to the realm of missions, this mentality is ...

Until the Whole World Hears

By Tori Garrison John 3:16 “God wen get so plenny love an aloha fo da peopo inside da world, dat he wen send me, his one an ony Boy, so dat everybody dat trus me no get cut off from God, but get da real kine life dat stay to da max foeva." Big question: Did that reach your heart? So, this is a REAL Bible translation in the Hawaiian Pidgin language for a people group that lives in Hawaii. There are more than 600,000 people who speak Hawaiian Pidgin. This translation is easier than reading the English version because this is how they speak. It is clear for them. When we speak of Bible translation, we often use the term “heart ...

How Do We Encourage One Another?

By Marie Traister Encouragement is the action of giving someone support, confidence or hope.  Encouragement is given to stimulate and inspire someone.  If we do not have encouragement, we feel unappreciated, useless and unloved.  Our Heavenly Father knows that we are in great need of encouragement. Thirty-two times in the New Testament we are told to encourage one another. (Heb 3:13, Rom 15:5, Prov 12:25, Is 41:10, 2 Cor 4:16-18, Deu 31:8)  Encouragement “boosts performance, strengthens our resolve, and improves our health.” (1) Being an encourager doesn’t come naturally for most of us but, for a believer, it’s ...