Leader Chat : Greg Surratt | Part 1

Loved getting in front of a camera with Pastor Greg Surratt of Seacoast Church, who is also the President of Association of Related Churches (ARC). He was recently featured in Outreach Magazine and shared extensively about his passion for church planting, but I got to go a little deeper and hear some awesome sound bites […]

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Does God speak to Children?

I heard the most awesome story recently. You can read it in detail here from my friends Peter Haas and Carolyn Haas. At age 10, their daughter prayed, “God would you reveal yourself to me and speak to me about our church’s facilities?” God gave her a specific vision of a building that Substance Church, Minnesota […]

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What we CAN do for Modern-Day Refugees

The daily news cycle drives us face to face with the plight of millions of refugees seeking to escape conflict in Iraq and Syria. These realities hit home for me since I grew up with my missionary parents in the Middle East. We experienced firsthand the ravages of war, being evacuated several times and finally […]

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It’s been a year …

At our staff day of prayer, I was reminded that I am so deeply grateful for God’s overwhelming goodness in every situation.

This year was a roller coaster—mom’s home going, giving away my daughter Natasha in marriage and gaining a son. Unspeakable stories of persecution from the field juxtaposed with rejoicing over more than 100 million kids reached with God’s Word. I can hardly believe all that’s happened in the span of a year!

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Old Story New

I am constantly amazed at how cyclical what’s old becomes new again. Especially how sharing God’s story of redemption during the holidays has been reinvented throughout the ages. In 1847, a French parish priest asked local wine merchant Placide Cappeau to pen a poem for Christmas mass. Famous for his artistry with words, Placide was […]

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Light up the Sahel

Headlines are being monopolized by stories of extremist violence. We are still reeling with shock from the recent attacks in Paris. While terrorism and religious upheaval have been going on for decades, it has never been so quickly and sensationally widespread as it has been in our day and age. In most of these volatile […]

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