Who Me? Culturally Arrogant?

Who Me? Culturally Arrogant?

I am a generous tipper. My kids have worked in restaurants, so I know that even when the kitchen is slow or the food isn’t everything advertised, the server waiting tables can’t control that. I tend to tip well even when the server is distracted or unpolished. Everyone has bad days, right?   When we […]

By Josiah Bancroft on May 31, 2016

The Refreshing Presence of New-to-Church Kids at Summer Camp

The Refreshing Presence of New-to-Church Kids at Summer Camp

Church kids don’t just need the good news as much as other kids— they need it more. I saw an example of this while teaching at another Bible camp. Most of the campers were church kids, but not Ryan. His mom had signed him up because a neighbor had invited him and be­cause camp was […]

By Jack Klumpenhower on May 25, 2016

God Sees You

God Sees You

Have you ever heard of cockroach theology? It’s based on the idea that cockroaches run from light. The idea is that when we are exposed as ones who have broken God’s law, we want to run. We want to hide.   Our first brother Adam did it. Genesis 3 says that the Lord called to […]

By Eileen O'Gorman on May 23, 2016

​Romania Team Seeks Facilitative Church Planter and Mentor

​Romania Team Seeks Facilitative Church Planter and Mentor

Serge’s team in Cluj, Romania has an urgent need for facilitative church planter/mentor. If you are interested, please fill out a Go Form. If you know someone who is interested, please send them our way (go@serge.org).   Position Title: Facilitative Church Planter/Mentor Location: Cluj, Romania FT/PT: Full­Time   Need: URGENT ­ desired deployment as early as May […]

By Serge on May 19, 2016

Jesus is the One Who Shows You How to Lay Down Your Life

Jesus is the One Who Shows You How to Lay Down Your Life

A Serge missionary once quipped that going into missions is like “pouring Miracle-Grow® on your sins.” Truer words have never been spoken! Mission trips have a way of wearing through the veneer of politeness and self-sufficiency that most of us rely on at home. Not only are we battling a new environment, a new schedule, and […]

By Patric Knaak on May 17, 2016

The Victory of the Resurrection

The Victory of the Resurrection

I read a provocative column in the Wall Street Journal by James Martin, a Jesuit priest and editor of America magazine. Martin starts by asking how it is that Easter has managed to resist the commercialization that has overcome many holidays, especially Christmas. His answer is simple: “Resurrection makes a claim on you.” In contrast, […]

By Chris Schutte on May 12, 2016

No Worries: Loosing Our Taste for Worry

No Worries: Loosing Our Taste for Worry

That’s what they say in Australia. ‘No worries, Mate.’ I wish that were true. But worry plagues each of us from time to time in all sorts of ways. I can worry about the future, about my family, about my work, about my health, about… on and on. I know it’s useless to worry, but knowing that and avoiding worry are two very […]

By Josiah Bancroft on May 10, 2016

Become the New Apprentice Coordinator in Dublin Ireland

Become the New Apprentice Coordinator in Dublin Ireland

Serge’s team in Dublin, Ireland has an urgent need for an Apprentice Coordinator. If you are interested, please fill out a Go Form. If you know someone who is interested, please send them our way (go@serge.org).   Position Title:​ Apprentice Coordinator Location: ​Dublin, Ireland FT/PT: ​Full­Time   Need: ​URGENT ­ desired deployment as early as August 2017 Length of […]

By Serge on May 05, 2016

The Kid on the Street Corner

The Kid on the Street Corner

I should have known that something was wrong when I saw her standing out in the street. But my guess was that she was new to America and didn’t understand that she was supposed to stay on the sidewalk.   Just a few hours before, I had met 8-year-old Camille* in a Sunday school classroom […]

By Eileen O'Gorman on May 04, 2016