The Church at Work

Wow! We kicked off our first full day with some incredible firsts for a few people! After giving our best efforts to beat some of the local guys from the foundation in soccer, we ran a church service in which most of our students either led worship, gave their testimony, or presented the message, many … More The Church at Work

The Ignite Creed

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘creed’? Do you think of Rocky Balboa’s outgoing boxing rival, Apollo Creed? Do you think of the Dutch Bros Creed found on the inside of their coffee shop? Do you think of the 90’s rock band? A creed can be defined as “a system, codification, or … More The Ignite Creed

3 Truths About Tolerance

Is it me, or does our culture seem to be growing in divisiveness? Whether in the news or on social media, we are seeing a rise in expressions of disagreements politically, socially, religiously, and personally. Ironically, many of these arguments are flying under the banner of “tolerance.” Maybe I’m mistaken, but isn’t calling someone “judgmental” also a … More 3 Truths About Tolerance

Is Your Bible Unused or Unleashed In Your Life? (P.A.R.T.S. of Discipleship, part V)

You don’t defend the lion, you simply unleash it. Charles Spurgeon used this vivid picture while describing how to defend Scripture in his 19th century preaching, and his powerful imagery still rings true today. God’s Word does not need to be defended as much as His Word needs to be unleashed in the lives of Christians today. The … More Is Your Bible Unused or Unleashed In Your Life? (P.A.R.T.S. of Discipleship, part V)

Time Management Does Not Exist (P.A.R.T.S. of Discipleship part IV)

Time management does not exist. Yes, I know there are a lot of books, videos, and messages around the topic managing one’s time, but my point is that no matter what we do, we have the same 24 hours in a day as everyone else. Time cannot be controlled in any way. We cannot “save” time … More Time Management Does Not Exist (P.A.R.T.S. of Discipleship part IV)

3 Keys To Better Relationships With Your Kids (P.A.R.T.S. of Discipleship, part III)

People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. No, I did not come up with this gem of a phrase. Yes, I have heard this statement many times. And yes, I think this statement really captures the essence for the context of  discipleship, especially as we disciple our own kids. Fish swim … More 3 Keys To Better Relationships With Your Kids (P.A.R.T.S. of Discipleship, part III)

Love Does: 5 Things To Do With Your Kids (The P.A.R.T.S. of Discipleship, part II)

Growing up I loved playing with action figures. My personal favorite was Spiderman. No matter if I were in the car, at home, at a friend’s house, or out with family, if I had my Spiderman action figure, I was fighting crime and saving the day.  I believe we are innately wired for action as humans, … More Love Does: 5 Things To Do With Your Kids (The P.A.R.T.S. of Discipleship, part II)