The Answer to my Un-Prayer

The Answer to my Un-Prayer

I asked the Lord that I might grow In faith, and love, and every grace; Might more of his salvation know, And seek, more earnestly, His face. ’Twas He who taught me thus to pray, And He, I trust, has answered prayer! But it has been in such a way, As almost drove me to […]

By Holly Tolson on December 29, 2016

When You Realize You’re Not So Good at What You’re Good At

When You Realize You’re Not So Good at What You’re Good At

We all like to do things we’re good at. I’ll be honest: when I moved to London to be an Apprentice, I thought I was doing something I could be good at. Instead, I find myself having several confusing conversations about computers and cords and Wi-Fi every Sunday—somehow I’ve effectively become the “computer person” at […]

By Mary Hodgkins on December 27, 2016

Christmas: A Unique Call to Action

Christmas: A Unique Call to Action

Even here in Burundi, our tree is up, and the stockings are hung on the fireplace mantle. At the heart of it all, what are we celebrating? A story. THE story—of God coming to incarnate himself as one of His own. To rescue us. In many ways, it is an action story of the highest […]

By Eric McLaughlin on December 25, 2016

A Thrill of Hope, A Dazzling Light: Christmas Cheer in Dark Times

A Thrill of Hope, A Dazzling Light: Christmas Cheer in Dark Times

This is the rock-rim edge of the known world. This is the ragged planet where Christ landed, and we are his people, craggy and knotted and burled, and aching and lonely. Restless. Stranded. These firs could well have framed his wooden manger and his cross; I never encounter Advent without Dark Friday. The days in […]

By Bethany Ferguson on December 22, 2016

50 First Dates, and the One Who Stays

50 First Dates, and the One Who Stays

Who’s seen the movie 50 First Dates? It is unique among “chick-flicks” because it the “chick” (Drew Barrymore) suffers from amnesia, forgetting again and again who she is and this causes the guy in the story (Adam Sandler) to learn about who he is, maybe for the first time.   The movie title popped into […]

By Natalie Hughes on December 20, 2016

In Their Own Words: Missionary Member Care

In Their Own Words: Missionary Member Care

Recently, Serge missionaries shared their feelings about Serge Missionary Member Care. While many of us in Serge attempt to explain what Missionary Member Care means, there’s no replacement for hearing it directly from the people who are impacted most. Here’s what they are saying followed by the countries where they serve: It’s been over 20 […]

By Eileen O'Gorman on December 16, 2016

Meet Jason and Ree’L

Meet Jason and Ree’L

Jason Brotherton and Ree’L Street’s journey to the mission field has taken them from the fast-paced, competitive worlds of medicine and business in the United States to serving with Serge at a mission hospital in Chogoria, Kenya. Jason, a physician, works in patient care and teaches and disciples Kenyan doctors in the Kabarak Family Medicine […]

By Andrew "Smith" on December 13, 2016

Servant Leadership: Can We Walk the Talk?

Servant Leadership: Can We Walk the Talk?

It seems that everyone today believes in servant leadership: churches, businesses, MBA programs—the list could go on.   The phrase is used in pulpits and splashed across leadership pamphlets. If you do a quick Google search of “servant leadership,” you’ll get scores of hits.   Despite all of this talk, servant leadership is not a […]

By Bob Osborne on December 08, 2016

A Leg in the U.S., an Arm in the U.K.: Caring for Our Missionary Body

A Leg in the U.S., an Arm in the U.K.: Caring for Our Missionary Body

I can’t remember the first time I heard the term “missionary member care,” but I remember the words having a distinct impression on me. More than the idea of “an individual that is part of a group” the term reminded me of a body made up of different parts—like a leg or an arm. Think […]

By Eileen O'Gorman on December 08, 2016

Serge Apprentice Finds Opportunity to Explore Calling

Serge Apprentice Finds Opportunity to Explore Calling

Serge Apprentice Finds Opportunity to Explore Calling from Serge on Vimeo. Lindsay discovered the Serge Apprenticeship and found a chance to test out her calling by doing meaningful service among unreached and unengaged people groups while also being mentored in a team environment.  See where Lindsay is serving today and how the Apprenticeship helped her get there: Discover more about Serge […]

By Lindsay Hall on December 08, 2016