The Story Behind Serge's New Team in the Philippines

The Story Behind Serge's New Team in the Philippines

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought it. –Matthew 13:44   The Journey  Our journey began on a muggy, dark night along a bumpy road returning home from an […]

By Tim Spears on October 30, 2015

3 Questions to Un-Complicate Your Calling

3 Questions to Un-Complicate Your Calling

Calling is an area of Christian life that can be complicated and confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. In our work we’ve used three questions to help people understand how God may be calling them. This isn’t an exhaustive diagnostic, but if you can answer all three affirmatively, you are well on your way […]

By Matt Allison on October 27, 2015

Take a Cross-Cultural Year to Work in Romania

Take a Cross-Cultural Year to Work in Romania

Update: this position has now been filled.  Serge is seeking an Administrative Assistant for its Cluj, Romania, team. The commitment is for 2-11 months. Most Serge commitments are three years or longer, making this a unique opportunity to serve cross-culturally with a shorter time commitment.   Serge’s Romania team is based in Cluj. Located in […]

By Ailisha O'Sullivan on October 22, 2015

What's Better for Kids than Self-Esteem?

What's Better for Kids than Self-Esteem?

The gospel says there are two things we need to know about ourselves. Together, they produce a dynamic far greater than self-esteem. One difference between a gospel mindset and a worldly one shows up in how we teach kids to think of themselves. In Western cultures, the world’s prevailing view is that kids need confidence, and confidence […]

By Jack Klumpenhower on October 21, 2015

Imagine: Propelled by a Greater Story

Imagine: Propelled by a Greater Story

Imagine you found yourself newly landed upon earth from elsewhere in the Universe, unequipped with language or context to grasp the actions or intent of those around you.   You would, perhaps, observe, test, question, prod. You might quietly soak in sentences and emotions, facial expressions and tone of voice. You would quickly ascertain how […]

By Jennifer Myhre on October 16, 2015

3 Keys to Raising Kids as Servant Leaders: An Interview with Jennifer Myhre

3 Keys to Raising Kids as Servant Leaders: An Interview with Jennifer Myhre

“I just got my first copy today,” Jennifer was excited as she picked up the phone for our interview. I had called Dr. Jennifer Myhre to ask about the story behind her first book: a young adult fictional story called A Chameleon, A Boy and A Quest.   “So you received the book to your […]

By R.J. March on October 06, 2015

The Slinky Effect: 10 Years of Mission Growth and Change

The Slinky Effect: 10 Years of Mission Growth and Change

Bob Osborne recently surpassed ten years as Executive Director of Serge. To mark the milestone, we put Bob in the hot seat. Serge author Jack Klumpenhower sat down with him to ask about both the past and the future: growth, values, Serge’s unusual workforce, and the “Slinky effect.” Jack: How has Serge changed in the […]

By Jack Klumpenhower on October 05, 2015

What Ticks You Off and Why?

What Ticks You Off and Why?

Maryanne’s aging parents are still independent but they need more support than ever. Her Dad has a complicated health history including diabetes and a recent recurrence of cancer. Maryanne has four siblings who all live within an hour’s drive to their parents; however, Maryanne is the child who seems to always take her parents to […]

By Drew Angus on October 05, 2015

Start Next Year Teaching Abroad

Start Next Year Teaching Abroad

The Serge Team in Kibuye, Burundi, needs teachers for the children of missionaries for the coming school year. They hope to have new teachers on the field by August 2016. Other Serge teams in East Africa will soon experience the same need.   “We’ll soon have a huge influx of families with students,” says Shellie,[1] […]

By Andrew "Smith" on October 05, 2015

Looking to Improve Your Mission Trip? Try Some Desperation!

Looking to Improve Your Mission Trip? Try Some Desperation!

The scene: a train platform in Spain. The characters: A short-term mission team with 30 Americans and an entire platform full of very curious Spaniards. The problem: Trying to load 30 people and their gear onto a crowded train in under two minutes. The result: A train leaving the station with half of our team […]

By Patric Knaak on October 01, 2015