Learning to Shout—Getting the Most Out of a Short-Term Mission Trip

Learning to Shout—Getting the Most Out of a Short-Term Mission Trip

Short-term mission trips have shaped my walk with Jesus in deep and profound ways. In fact, they are a large part of why I work for a mission agency today. To be sure, these trips aren’t without their potential problems, particularly when we don’t do a good job of truly understanding the needs of the […]

By Patric Knaak on September 28, 2015

Serge Intern Asks: God’s Love Transcends Race/Class, Shouldn’t Mine?

Serge Intern Asks: God’s Love Transcends Race/Class, Shouldn’t Mine?

I recently took some time to interview Serge summer intern Jacob Webb. We talked about music (Jacob is a music reviewer for AIA Seattle) and his experience in Ireland with Serge. Each year Serge sends out people like Jacob to be part of God’s work around the world. The early decision application in October and regular decision […]

By R.J. March on September 25, 2015

The Case for Mentoring

The Case for Mentoring

The story of Abigail and David in 1 Samuel 25 starts in a curious way: “Now Samuel died.” That’s it! The opening line to a story about Abigail, David, and the fool Nabal starts with the simple statement, “Now Samuel died.” We then get into the action: Nabal unjustly offends David and David reacts by […]

By R.J. March on September 23, 2015

From the Sex Trade to a Bakery: 7-Month Update

From the Sex Trade to a Bakery: 7-Month Update

September in the City.   The monsoon rains ebb and flow. Some days the sky pours like an open faucet and the drains clog with old newspapers and plastic bags and the streets fill and flow like rivers. The buses and rickshaws plow through the water like steamships and make waves that lap over the […]

By Andrew "Smith" on September 17, 2015

Why Is it so Hard to Simply Listen?

Why Is it so Hard to Simply Listen?

Listening, if done well, should be the most exhausting act we engage in as disciplers. This is what we teach as we train pastors, ministry leaders, and missionaries through Serge’s distance learning Discipler Training program. Every few weeks as I facilitate a discussion on active listening, I find myself desperately in need of Jesus. Here’s […]

By Lindsay Kimball on September 15, 2015

Four Really Good Reasons to Cheer Up

Four Really Good Reasons to Cheer Up

Forgetting and Remembering It’s been 10 years since as a college student, I first believed that the good news of God’s love really applied to me because of Jesus Christ. The excitement of that realization burned strong for a solid couple years – eventually, however, I forgot what was so good about the good news. This […]

By R.J. March on September 11, 2015

The Prayer of a Cancer Fighter

The Prayer of a Cancer Fighter

Travis’s colleague pulled him aside at work, “Travis, you are not yourself. You are not smiling. What is the problem?”   It was after Travis told her about the disappointing results of the PET scan (that not only did the lung spots light up for cancer, but also a spot on his liver and a lymph node […]

By Amy Johnson on September 10, 2015

The End of the Road is Just the Beginning

The End of the Road is Just the Beginning

In the local Ugandan language “Bundibugyo” means “end of the road.” As you will see in this video, the end of the road is just the place where God’s grace is at work. Enjoy seeing what God is doing in Bundibugyo, Uganda among orphans through the ministry of a vibrant school and its scholarship program.     […]

By R.J. March on September 04, 2015

The Doubt We Feel When Leaders Fail

The Doubt We Feel When Leaders Fail

When I hear how public church leaders fail, I find that my own pride or doubts show up. I wonder how it is possible that they could betray Christ, their family, those in the church they led. Or I begin to doubt my trust in Christ. I mentally tick off how what I believe and […]

By Josiah Bancroft on September 01, 2015