Can You Go Beyond Your Neighbor’s Veil?

Can You Go Beyond Your Neighbor’s Veil?

I count it as one of the most privileged opportunities God has ever given me. She was my age, 32, and dying of cervical cancer. But, she was a fighter. She persevered through radiation treatments, nausea, pain, and weakness. I walked with her through the last six months of her life. She was the matriarch of her […]

By Serge Staff on January 29, 2016

I'm Sad, and That's Okay

I'm Sad, and That's Okay

Christmas and New Year have come and gone and I sit in the, now quite empty, reception room of my flat as this cold day turns into an even colder night. What a bleak sentence that was! The reason for my somewhat melancholy mood this evening is that another flat-mate just moved out today, taking […]

By Leah Emory on January 26, 2016

Thank You and You're Welcome

Thank You and You're Welcome

I’ve been pretty taken with an article I read on God’s grace this morning, which again brings home the idea that, in Christ, we get gifts that we’ve done nothing to earn. You can read the full article here.   At the same time I have had a heavy heart for a friend facing difficulties. […]

By Eileen O'Gorman on January 25, 2016

Thank God the Church is not Built on New Year’s Resolutions  

Thank God the Church is not Built on New Year’s Resolutions  

Editor’s Note: It is time for the rubber to hit the road with New Year’s resolutions – if you haven’t given up on New Year’s resolutions altogether! Serge’s Stu Batstone, a teacher and mentor for Serge Mentored Sonship, explains there is hope for resolutions in Christ’s call to “preventative repentance.” As we consider resolutions, I […]

By Stu Batstone on January 19, 2016

The Refreshment of Jesus: Rivers Meant for Us

The Refreshment of Jesus: Rivers Meant for Us

Regardless of the ministry we are involved in, whether we live at home or abroad, Jesus’s offer of “rivers of living water” is hard for us to believe. Many of us are tired and discouraged, frustrated and lonely, but we still avoid admitting our thirst for as long as possible. In fact, we may not see […]

By Barbara Bancroft on January 14, 2016

6 Reasons to Become a Serge Apprentice (from a Serge Apprentice)

6 Reasons to Become a Serge Apprentice (from a Serge Apprentice)

Editor’s note: The author shares her top reasons (with a subtle sense of humor) to join Serge as an Apprentice. She recently completed a term as a Serge Apprentice and now serves on the Long-Term team in Southall, London. She is unnamed to be sensitive to people in her current ministry context.   6. Fast-Track Language Learning    I studied Spanish for five […]

By Serge Staff on January 13, 2016

What is the relationship between God's Mission and the Epiphany?

What is the relationship between God's Mission and the Epiphany?

This week, we celebrate the conclusion of the twelve days of Christmas and much of the Christian world celebrates revelation, light, seeing. The arrival of the Magi to the house where the young child was, a celestial marvel attracting foreign scholar-priests to the obscure village of Bethlehem.  The homage of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, acknowledging this […]

By Jennifer Myhre on January 07, 2016

While We Were Fishing: A Story About Waiting and Wanting

While We Were Fishing: A Story About Waiting and Wanting

The alarm went off at 4 a.m. As usual, I was already waiting for it. That’s what happens when I’m looking forward to a fishing trip. The truck, trailer, and boat were all ready to go so that we could head out in to the Pacific before sunrise. We would float into what we call […]

By Will Hawk on January 05, 2016