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Slow Down Enough to See People

closeup of young Sudanese man

I heard someone speaking Arabic at the assisted living facility where I work. Not realizing it was the Sudanese man I knew who frequently brings deliveries to the front desk I work at, I rounded the corner to find David on the phone. Immediately after he got off the phone, I began speaking to him in my very broken Arabic, excited to make a connection with someone who speaks the language I have studied and love.

Go and Make Disciples as a Group

A group of young women holding Bibles and walking together

The idea of making disciples can be a little unnerving; the mere thought of sharing your faith can be scary. When the fear of rejection, judgment, and persecution creep in, it can cripple you and cause you to shy away from telling the lost people in your life how Jesus has changed you. Though Jesus’ command in Matthew 28:18–20 is for each one of us, we don’t have to go and make disciples alone.

Are You a Silent Christian?

woman with duct tape over her mouth

“I haven’t shared the gospel with anyone recently because _______.” Does this statement ring true for you? How would you fill in the blank?

Love Your Neighbors through Your Spiritual Gifts

young woman shoveling snow

“Can I bring you dinner tonight?” read the text from one of my friends. As I typed and retyped, I wasn’t sure whether I could accept such kindness. The immediate answer in my heart was “yes, please,” but my pride and my sense of not wanting to be a burden tempted me to say no.

Group Growth: Why Community Matters for Discipleship

young women reading Bibles at a Bible study

Community has always been essential in discipleship. In the Old Testament, the Israelites gathered collectively to hear the Word of God proclaimed. In this assembly, they were reminded how to live as God’s people and the great things He had done for them.

Be like Christ: How to Grow in Christlikeness

Young woman praying and worshipping outdoors in the evening

To be honest, I feel as if I am the last person who should be writing about Christlikeness. My sin has been evident today, illuminating the selfish, insecure, and harsh parts of my soul that, despite my efforts to crush them, still loom.

How to Use Your Gifts: Be You and Flourish

young woman with backpack in snow

I took a spiritual gifts test, one of those online tests where you answer 50 questions and it tells you what your gifts are, and to be honest, I didn’t entirely disagree. It told me mine were discernment, exhortation, faith, mercy, and administration.

What Gifts Do You See in Others?

young women talking

“You have a teaching gift. Don’t ever let anyone take that away from you.” These words, shared by seasoned missionaries I worked with, respected, and deeply trusted were spoken over me as I finished my year as an intern at a mission center and prepared to dive into the unknown realm of seminary.

Resolve to Grow in Your Gifts

young woman tossing glitter into the air

It’s that time of year again when we begin to think of resolutions, reflecting on the past year and where we want to grow and change.

Show Grace to the Lost

woman in front of a world map holding a For God So Loved the World sign

My body was boiling with anger. How could she behave like that? I was not the one at fault here! I wanted validation for giving full vent to my anger. My frustration with this stranger further escalated the culture shock I was experiencing.

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