When You Feel Ashamed: Grace for the Second Fall

When You Feel Ashamed: Grace for the Second Fall

Navigating junior high school should have been more difficult for me than it was. I was completely absorbed with reading novels and happily oblivious to the opinions of other kids around me. I actually did pretty well emotionally. But looking back, that’s a miracle. I had three cowlicks, was a bit scrawny, didn’t care about […]

By Josiah Bancroft on July 19, 2016

Fighting for Freedom and Hope in the Midst of a Difficult World

Fighting for Freedom and Hope in the Midst of a Difficult World

South Sudan recently celebrated five years of independence. It’s hard to believe that so much time has passed since I celebrated that first Independence Day with all my friends in Mundri, the town where I lived and served with a Serge team. We were excited and hopeful for the changes freedom would bring as South […]

By Bethany Ferguson on July 14, 2016

Equip and Disciple Apprentices in Spain

Equip and Disciple Apprentices in Spain

Serge’s team in Southern Spain has an urgent need for Apprentice Staff, starting as early as April 2017. 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 Staff Location: Southern Spain FT/PT: Full-time     Need: URGENT ­desired deployment as early as April 2017 […]

By Serge on July 12, 2016

The Answer to My Fears

The Answer to My Fears

As I crossed a busy street on my way home from language class today, I saw the Ocho (my bus) pull away from the bus stop. Instead of waiting for the next bus, I decided to walk home. It’s was about 105 degrees Fahrenheit at the time, so I worked up a nice sweat thanks […]

By Brian "Smith" on July 12, 2016

Transformed in Community: You Can’t Move Forward Without It

Transformed in Community: You Can’t Move Forward Without It

Did you ever notice how patient you are—as long as no one is getting on your nerves? Or how loving you are—as long as you’re surrounded by people who are easy to love? Or how humble you are—as long as you’re respected and admired by others? Every one of us is a saint in isolation! […]

By Bob Thune and Will Walker on July 07, 2016

Created for Community, Redeemed for Community

Created for Community, Redeemed for Community

Community is something we all want. No matter how you’re wired—introverted, extrovert, socially adept, or socially awkward—something in your soul longs for meaningful relationships with other humans. We long to know others and be known by them. We treasure friendships that allow us to truly “be ourselves.” Though some of us have never found this […]

By Bob Thune and Will Walker on July 06, 2016