Building outward-oriented networks of discipleship

April 25, 2014

When we began exploring what it would mean to help develop a network project, we knew that we had a lot of learning to do. Since moving to Bammental in the fall of 2012, we have spent a good deal of time making connections, building relationships, and learning from young people about their experiences in […]


Good Samaritan opportunities

April 24, 2014

Our family moved to Kosovo in August of 2013. We are in the “culture, language and relationship building phase” of our time here. Because of our infancy in our language acquisition, our ability to communicate with the locals is fairly limited. Our actions are the loudest and clearest voice we have. We live in a […]


Praying for the Kingdom while sharing sweet tea

April 23, 2014

We have been living and serving in this slum community on the outskirts of a major Southeast Asian city for two years now. After a devastating fire and eviction in our previous slum, God led us to this new community with some of our old neighbors. Beautiful things are growing here; if one can look […]


Youth show deep commitment, longing to know God

April 8, 2014

While there have been times where we have struggled to find adults who are yearning to dig deeper into God’s Word or commit to meeting regularly for a Bible study, we have been blessed by the youth in our youth group. Most of them show a deep yearning to know more about what God has […]


Testimony of transformation

April 8, 2014

A powerful, challenging speaker shared his story of being delivered from a life of drugs and crime by the love and salvation of God to a gathering of 60 teenagers in Montenegro. The young people from all over the country gathered on February 8 for worship after some of the teens had had an experience […]


Beyond the limits of law, into new life

April 4, 2014

We obey God by following the sunnah of Jesus the Messiah (Isa al-Masih). This is the way that we describe ourselves to our Muslim neighbors. Sunnah is a term used to describe the way of life prescribed as normative for Muslims on the basis of the teachings and practices of their prophet and interpretations of […]


Discipling others to tell the Story

April 3, 2014

It started with a simple request from Pastor Joi, “Please help us make a list of methods Jesus used to make disciples.” Joi and Brother Phonthawee were beginning to prepare what they would teach in a gathering of Isaan church leaders. I was being asked to teach teachers and give theological foundations for their teaching […]


Time to work: teaching a biblical view of work without dependence

March 27, 2014

Last spring we had one of the worst elders meeting we have ever seen. The young men Carl discipled were sullen and quiet until the meeting’s end when they bubbled over in sudden anger towards the elders: “When have you so much as lifted a finger for our future? You just talk, and the believing […]



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