The Umbrella of Abiding

By Linnette Bachman Recently, I was sitting in meetings where we were discussing future strategic goals for our work. During a discussion on ‘abiding’ staff began asking, “So, to achieve our goal of abiding, are we going to have staff go through a Bible study on abiding? What will we take off our plates in order to be able to abide?” A leader responded to … Continue reading The Umbrella of Abiding

Summer of Known Unknowns

By Courtney Anderson I still get giddy thinking about spending a summer at a Summer Training Program. I remember the deep friendships, the ridiculous shenanigans, the stretching workplace environment. Most importantly, I remember the deepening and strengthening of my roots in Christ through so many memorable messages, workshops, Bible studies, team discussions, and discipleship meetings. It’s invigorating to even reminisce!  But with those eager and … Continue reading Summer of Known Unknowns

He is Greater than Our Hearts

By Linnette Bachman “I can’t say I forgive her if that’s not truly how I feel.”“I can’t pray authentically if I don’t feel close to God.”“I have to be true to myself.” Being authentic seems to be the highest value of many of my student friends. Clearly communicating the depths of how they truly feel is of utmost importance. It trumps all else. Being that … Continue reading He is Greater than Our Hearts

HOPE for All Seasons

As the calendar turned to 2019, I rather informally processed the previous year. The word that kept coming to mind was “hope.” Last year brought many good and hard things, as is true in any year. I was challenged, encouraged, discouraged, happy, sad and lots of places in between. Our family experienced the gamut of emotions as well. Pain, joy, new birth, loss, transition, heartache … Continue reading HOPE for All Seasons

“Nailed It” Series Round Up

Hope you’ve had a blessed holiday season! If you’ve been missing us, maybe this round up of our series “Nailed It” will cheer you up! … Or convict you? All good things to ponder especially at the beginning of a new year 🙂 I’ve Got It – Jess Dager Nailed It: Failures in Overcommitting and Overestimating Capacity – Linnette Bachman Presently Engaged – Emma Sumrall … Continue reading “Nailed It” Series Round Up

Advent Series: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

O Come, O Come, EmmanuelAnd Ransom Captive IsraelThat mourns in lonely exile hereUntil the Son of God appear Rejoice! Rejoice! EmmanuelShall come to thee, O Israel As we sat together in our living room for our one-on-one, the student I was discipling began to share about a struggle she was facing. After awhile she summed it all up by saying, “But I shouldn’t talk about … Continue reading Advent Series: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Advent Series: Joy to the World

For several hours we stood awaiting the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan. The crowds pressed in as the anticipation grew. As the tree lit up regaled in glorious colors, the music began. “Joy to the World” was sung triumphantly! The tears ran down my face as the Gospel was proclaimed before thousands of people and countless others on … Continue reading Advent Series: Joy to the World