The Formation of Masterpieces

By: Cathy Spangler “We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us” (Romans 5:3-5; ESV). The Grand Canyon had... Continue Reading →

The Me Circle

By: Scott Armstrong If you’re like me, life has recently seemed out of control. A global pandemic will do that to you. Our work, our schools, and even our family has begun to truly function differently. Some of those changes have been great, but in moments of honesty we’d have to divulge that adversity is... Continue Reading →

How to Navigate the 3 Ministry Modes II

Part 2: Success By: Dan Reiland We all long to bear fruit in our ministry.  However, in our previous entry, we shared Pastor Dan Reiland’s thoughts on a stage of ministry he deems surviving.  Is there a way to more consistently experience significant ministry impact? Today we continue the series from Dan Reiland’s article as we... Continue Reading →

How to Navigate the 3 Ministry Modes I

Part 1: Survival By: Dan Reiland We all want to experience significance in ministry. We hope for success, and yet sometimes find ourselves merely surviving. Is there a way to more consistently experience significant ministry impact? Is it always through success?  How can you break out of survival mode? This article may be for you or someone... Continue Reading →


Recently, I have been thinking about the effect “attitude” plays in a missionary’s life.  We send missionaries out to challenging places, and I believe a massive part of their success can be attributed to the way they view God, each other, and their circumstances (in other words: attitude).  Some seem to be discouraged about everything. ... Continue Reading →

Revived by the Word

Freya Galindo Guevara Over the course of our lives, we have all had to go through various situations that have left us feeling discouraged or defeated.  They made us feel beaten down, afflicted or worried.  Maybe we felt weakened, powerless, or like we had lost all our energy.  Many times instead of drawing close to... Continue Reading →

A Risky Proposition

By Scott Armstrong I’ve been thinking about the parable of the talents recently.  And it’s making me uneasy. You know the story, right? Matthew 25 tells us that a man gives one servant five talents, another servant two, and a final servant one.  After a long time away, the master comes back to find that... Continue Reading →

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