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This Issue:

JulAug 2016

  • compassion
  • addiction
  • blame game
  • and more!


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Prayer of Commitment

Will Penner

“Lord, we know you have called us to be more than we are now. We also…

08/21/16 at 06:36 PM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for the people of Oceania: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia (Maohi Nui), Kanaky, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau,…

08/21/16 at 03:47 PM


Douglas Gamble

Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.

Philippians 1:27a (NIV)

Playing or watching sports consumes more and more of our lives, but it doesn’t have to squeeze our time with God. God wants to be involved in every part…

08/21/16 at 01:44 PM


Can God Speak Sports?

Wendy LeBolt

On any given Sunday morning in my town, more folks are on the soccer fields than in the sanctuaries. Kids in brightly colored jerseys dash to and fro;…

08/20/16 at 09:45 AM

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My Rival, My Friend

Jeff Rasche

In Decatur, Illinois, where I grew up, the MacArthur Generals and the Eisenhower Panthers were high school sports rivals…

08/19/16 at 11:29 AM

Competitors and Friends

Hillary Jenny, 14

Is this the love you show your friend?

2 Samuel 16:17a (NIV)

Tennis is my favorite sport. It incorporates a variety of fitness components; it’s a lifelong sport; and most of all, tennis is fun to play. in the three years…

08/18/16 at 11:38 AM

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Aidan Gscheidle

Teen Advisory Board Member

What do you like to do in your free time?

“Putz around outside the house, whether it is gardening or caring…

08/18/16 at 08:01 AM

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Youth Workers, for the “Fitting In” theme next week, you have a choice between two “In the Habit” sessions:

+  Outsiders

+  Fitting In

Decide which one best fits your group!…

08/17/16 at 10:28 AM


Jacob Jeans, 18

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

Deuteronomy 6:5 (NIV)

I was a football player. Football, for me, was not just a sport or something to pass the time; it was my identity. I had plans. I had offers…

08/17/16 at 08:03 AM

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Seeing How the Game is Played

Brandon Dyce

Sara didn’t see the ball roar into the strike zone, nor did she see it fire off her bat. But she felt it; and when she did, Sara…

08/16/16 at 11:53 AM

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