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Michael Payne, a missionary with Cadence International, has recently started trying out Proclaim as he serves the men and women of the U.S. Air Force in South Korea. We’ve had the privilege of learning a little more about how God is using Michael and other missionaries through the ministry of Cadence International.
The brave men and women who serve in the armed forces experience conditions on a regular basis that no person should ever have to face. Whether they serve for a couple of years or a couple of decades, people who serve in the military are among those most likely to experience psychological trauma like survivor’s guilt and PTSD.
“You’re going to see things,” Michael says. “You’re going to be exposed to things, that in the normal course of life you shouldn’t be exposed to.” That’s why Cadence International exists. By being the hands and feet of Jesus, Michael gets to tell soldiers, “You don’t have to go it alone.”
On April 22, you have the opportunity to hear from an incredible lineup of speakers. Vantage Conference by Awana Ministries is bringing together Ed Stetzer, Sean McDowell, Kris Smoll, Dan Lovaglia, and Josh Griffin to talk about reaching the next generation of kids.
You can stream the conference live or on demand with Faithlife.
This massive gathering of ministry professionals and volunteers is designed to fuel your passion for kids and help you reach your potential as a leader. The focus this year is on relational ministry and discipleship, or as Awana calls it, “The Great Connection.” If you want to develop meaningful relationships that illuminate the gospel, this is your conference.
Awana’s Vantage Conference is a major growth opportunity for anyone involved with youth or children’s ministry. If you can’t make it to Awana’s headquarters in Illinois on April 22, you can still watch it live or on demand with us.
Follow Vantage Conference on Faithlife for a free leadership development experience—read half of Relational Children’s Ministry: Turning Kid-Influencers Into Lifelong Disciple-Makers by Dan Lovaglia—Awana’s director of leadership development.
This brand-new book gives you practical, time-tested tools and tips for discipleship, and it’s specifically catered to those in youth ministry.
Today’s guest post is by Pastor Dan McEvoy from North Bay Christ the King Community Church, in Blaine, Washington.
My first images of Jesus and the land he lived in were a cheap print of Da Vinci’s “Last Supper” at my grandparents’ house and cartoon images on flannel graphs at Vacation Bible School. When I got older, what I pictured as the Holy Land came from poorly-produced movies starring characters with British accents and the evening news showing the Israeli and Palestinian conflict. When I became a Christian and began reading the Bible and hearing sermons, my mind began to form images of what I thought the Holy Land might be like—images that I adapted and described to others when I became a pastor.
It wasn’t until I personally toured Israel that I realized the picture in my mind was two dimensional and black and white.
From the moment I stepped off the plane, I sensed I was about to experience something very special and holy. With the help of a highly knowledgeable and articulate tour guide who brought us to places we knew well from Scripture, the Bible came alive in an instant. It’s hard to describe in words how my pilgrimage profoundly transformed me, but I’d like to share some highlights from my 10-day journey.
In a culture that doesn’t sacrifice animals on altars when we make mistakes, it’s sometimes tough to explain how and why Jesus’ death on the cross atones for our sins. Without a system for understanding sin, sacrifice, and repentance, something doesn’t quite add up.
Sometimes when sharing the gospel we want to cut to the chase—Jesus rose from the dead and offers us eternal life. But to understand the significance of that world-changing event, people have to understand how sin hijacks our relationship with God, and how Jesus’ death restores that relationship.
Now until March 31, your church can enter to win three years of Proclaim, Pro Media, and so much more!
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With Proclaim and Pro Media, anyone on your staff can look like a professional. Proclaim is like having a built-in designer—one of our designers has already selected the ideal font, colors, and text size to accompany each background. That means no more fighting font clutter or squinting at screens because of poor contrast. Your church will have thousands of motion graphics, welcome videos, countdown videos, still backgrounds, and more to add to your services.
And that’s not all.
As Paul highlights the contrast between Adam and Jesus in Romans 5, he communicates powerful truths about sin.
In Confronted by Grace: Meditations of a Theologian, Professor John Webster draws out three ways to define sin using Romans 5, all of which are needed to fully grasp its significance.
Christians believe that God knows everything. But does that mean that he predetermines everything?
Dr. Michael Heiser says no.
In The Unseen Realm, Heiser explores a biblical account of David which suggests that while God has divine foreknowledge of the future, not every event is predestined.
When the events of the Bible take place on the other side of the world, it’s easy to miss the significance of geography. A single verse could transport you miles away, and you might never notice. The books of the Bible deal with real, physical places, and even if we can’t be there, we can still use maps to get our bearings.
Sometimes the right map can help you see Scripture in a whole new way.