Grace

6 MORE Reasons to Become a Serge Apprentice (Even During a Global Pandemic)

6 MORE Reasons to Become a Serge Apprentice (Even During a Global Pandemic)

Serge Apprentice Kathleen McAlister shares her top reasons to join Serge as an Apprentice. She is currently halfway through her two year Apprenticeship in Ireland. 6. Endless Learning Yesterday on a walk, I ran into a woman from my church who asked me, “How’s the new gaff?” Without thinking, I responded, “Oh, it’s grand. We’ve […]

By Kathleen McAlister on October 16, 2020

Whatever Befall: Peace and Praise in the Face of an Uncertain Future

Whatever Befall: Peace and Praise in the Face of an Uncertain Future

Heart of my own heart, whatever befall, still be my vision, O Ruler of All. This time last year, I was packing up my life into two suitcases, buying a one-way plane ticket, and getting in as many games of Trivial Pursuit with my parents as I could before moving abroad for a two-year Apprenticeship […]

By Kathleen McAlister on September 14, 2020

Cross-Cultural Adjustment: It’s Hard and It’s Good

Cross-Cultural Adjustment: It’s Hard and It’s Good

“You’ve got to be kidding me!” It was my first unofficial week at Maynooth Community Church. A team of university students had come for the week to help with our upcoming Arts Festival. Eager to start adjusting to the church and culture, I joined in some of the preparations. For the most part, it was […]

By Kristen Lalley on October 11, 2017

Two Types of People, Both in Need of Grace

Two Types of People, Both in Need of Grace

One of the really interesting things about working at a mission-sending agency is that I have an excuse to be a global citizen. I participate in international conference calls and read blogs from far-off lands. I love hearing about what God is up to all around the world. It does, however, tend to produce a […]

By Patric Knaak on February 01, 2016

Deeper than My View of Grace

Deeper than My View of Grace

This summer I had an opportunity to start several days by singing simple songs of faith with elementary school students. I volunteered at a program for at-risk kids that my church organizes. I not only got to sing, I got to do the hand motions, too! We sang a song each day about God’s love […]

By Eileen O'Gorman on August 12, 2015

Mother’s Day by Grace

Mother’s Day by Grace

Yesterday we acknowledged grace, which is perhaps seen most clearly in acknowledging that most of us had mothers who loved us for no other reason than we were theirs, long before they knew anything about how we would turn out. I am thankful for my mother, who created a home, read to us, protected us, believed in […]

By Dr. Jennifer Myhre on May 11, 2015

Four Steps for Parenting by Grace

Four Steps for Parenting by Grace

Serge has a long history of equipping parents and teachers to care for children. During their time in Spain in the early 1980’s, Jack and Rose Marie Miller prayed for the particular needs of parents. This praying inspired Jack to write this letter to Christian parents on the nurture and discipline of small children. Labor […]

By Jack Miller on April 13, 2015