4 Ways A Short-Term Mission Trip Can Change Your Perspective

4 Ways A Short-Term Mission Trip Can Change Your Perspective

In many ways, the story of my spiritual life has been learning that most of what I thought was true really wasn’t true at all. Assumptions I had about others, about myself, about who God is and what he wants have all undergone some pretty radical transformations over the thirty years I have been following […]

By Patric Knaak on May 31, 2017

Understanding Interpersonal Conflict by Naming our Narratives

Understanding Interpersonal Conflict by Naming our Narratives

So many of the difficulties in my relationship with God over the years have happened in the context of surprising suffering, by which I mean suffering that I thought I might be spared in light of God’s great love for me. Even after all the years, I still find myself fighting to fit Him into […]

By Steve Beck on May 24, 2017

Missionary Mobilization and the Overflow of Grace

Missionary Mobilization and the Overflow of Grace

Each week we post stories and teaching on the Serge blog. We do this to connect you with Serge’s work worldwide and point you to the grace of God for your own lives. Today I want to share a story with you and ask—from overflow from of God’s grace to you—if you’d participate in the mission […]

By Bob Osborne on May 17, 2017

Self-Control: How the Holy Spirit Can Tame Our Dangerous Thoughts

Self-Control: How the Holy Spirit Can Tame Our Dangerous Thoughts

It was nearly three years ago that I first arrived in South Asia. I had come to help start Serge’s Freedom Bakery, which would give jobs to women who had been trapped in the sex trade in one of the world’s most notorious red light districts. Those early days were the easy ones. The city, […]

By Serge Staff on May 05, 2017

Why Bother to Take Time Away? 3 Reasons You Need a Retreat

Why Bother to Take Time Away? 3 Reasons You Need a Retreat

#1: Taking a retreat follows the ministry pattern that Jesus models.  He engages. See the intensity of Jesus’ ministry. He works hard (Mark 1:21-34). He disengages. See how Jesus also sought solitude with God (Mark 1:35-39). Jesus also takes His disciples away after intense times of ministry (Mark 6:30-34). #2: It’s always a case of “both/and” […]

By Patric Knaak on May 04, 2017