We Are Disciplemaker Moms: An Introduction

*Beep*Beep*Beep* My husband’s 6:30 am alarm goes off, and he rolls out of bed to start the coffee pot. Monday mornings are rough. I’m already nursing the newborn – almost nodding off in the rocker – and almost like clockwork the toddler starts crying to be let out of his room (nearly an hour before he is “supposed” to come out – thanks “OK to … Continue reading We Are Disciplemaker Moms: An Introduction

Fostering a Love for the Lord in our Kids

The idea that there is a formula to follow to insure that our children will grow in love for the Lord is simply not true. Faith in Christ is a supernatural process that we cannot control. Jim and I prayed from the beginning that our children would develop a genuine faith in Jesus and follow Him all of their days. Years ago my sister asked … Continue reading Fostering a Love for the Lord in our Kids

Courage in Evangelism in Every Season

By Linnete Bachman I’ve heard it said that courage is not the absence of fear but moving forward in spite of fear. I have needed courage in evangelism in every season! In my full-time-on-campus years, I *enjoyed* leading IBDs. (After the first few minutes of door knocking and waiting feverishly to see if anyone would come, that is.) Partnering with a student leader gently pushed … Continue reading Courage in Evangelism in Every Season

In Her Own Words: An Interview with Beth Shank with Nav Church Ministry

Linnette: Today, I am so excited to introduce you to Beth Shank who serves with our Navigator Church Ministry (NCM). Beth and her husband James have four kids: Matthew (12), Zachary (10), Eliana (8), and Jeremiah (6) and currently reside in Colorado Springs, CO.   Hi Beth, introduce yourself to our group. Beth: My name is Beth Shank and I have been married to James … Continue reading In Her Own Words: An Interview with Beth Shank with Nav Church Ministry

In Her Own Words: An Interview with Patriece Johnson with Nav Military Mission

Linnette: This morning on the blog, I am excited to introduce you to my friend, Patriece Johnson. Patriece serves with our military mission at Joint Base in Charleston, SC. She serves on the Military and AFAM Network Leadership Teams. She has also served on the SHAW team. Please tell us a bit about yourself and how you met the Navigators: Patriece: My name is Patriece … Continue reading In Her Own Words: An Interview with Patriece Johnson with Nav Military Mission

Staying Nations-Minded When you Can’t Go

When I was a child my family took a mission trip to Central America. We went with a medical team into jungle villages only accessible by dugout canoe. This team cared for people with various ailments and shared the good news of Jesus. My heart was captured “for the nations” and I desired to get a medical degree and go back to share the love … Continue reading Staying Nations-Minded When you Can’t Go

Helping Our Kids Gain a Heart for the Nations

By Linnette Bachman As a child, I rarely considered God’s heart for people in other Nations. Whenever I didn’t want to eat my dinner, I was told about poor starving children elsewhere in the world. I wished I could ship them my green peas. As I have grown in my relationship with the Lord, He has given me a heart for the Nations. Reading missionary … Continue reading Helping Our Kids Gain a Heart for the Nations

What About Me?: Three Lies About Using our Gifts

I recently chatted with a young staff wife about her obvious gift of leadership. Her husband and staff leaders confirmed that, indeed, she was gifted as such.  She was concerned that she might miss using her “voice” in her present situation and location.  She was not sure how her gifts might ever be used. And, I could tell there was apprehension that she might miss … Continue reading What About Me?: Three Lies About Using our Gifts