Recent Posts & Updates

Let’s Change the Headlines

If you read our local newspaper, Star Ledger, in December you would have seen some depressing headlines about our city. One entitled “Homicide Hotspot” listed that Newark has the third highest homicide rate in the country, preceded only by Detroit and New Orleans.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

What is wrong with professional sports? Time and time again we hear about the actions or downfall of athletes, coaches, and others associated with professional athletics.

Pray Big

A few years ago one of my co-laborers, Bob Stevenson, brought a block of wood with the words “Pray Big” on it to our staff gathering. It was the start of the year and he challenged us to write down big prayers, asking God for big things for the upcoming year.

Testimony of Transformation

A couple months ago 20 men from our Dallas church plant filled vans and headed to Morning Star Ranch in Florence, KS, for a men’s retreat.

Reborn to Fight for Freedom

Today I am grateful for the unique way that the Body of Christ has fought, and continues to fight, for freedom. I am thankful for the men and women of God throughout the years who have stood on the knowledge that we are all imprisoned in our humanness until Jesus set us free, and let that knowledge embolden them to do courageous things for Christ.

The Dream, the Struggle, and Direct Action

As we celebrate the national holiday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., there is a great opportunity for the body of Christ to allow his words to lead us to a greater Missional and Kingdom advancing future.

Resourcing Urban Leaders Through TUMI

One exciting aspect of working as an intern with World Impact is learning about the many ways God is using World Impact in the cities and around the world.

Healthy Police and Community Relations

There is a widening divide in many cities between Police and Community Members. New York City has shown us the deep divide that can develop between even the Police Department and the Mayor.

A Wake-Up Call for the Church

With the start of the New Year, I thought it would be prudent to dig into Bonhoeffer’s The Cost of Discipleship. I love his courage to define “cheap grace” as what it really is: nothingness.

The Mightiest Foremen of God

When churches look to raise up new leaders, they typically look for bright and young students coming out of seminary or individuals who have demonstrated a clear call to ministry under the supervision of a seasoned pastor within the walls of a structured church environment.

TUMI Year Review

TUMI has completed curriculum, continued campus and student growth, worked toward translating the Capstone curriculum into three languages and grown the SIAFU Network.

Christmas Eve Behind Bars: Follow Up

I want to thank you for praying for Angie and me on Christmas Eve as we ministered in Hutchinson Correctional Facility (HCF). Angie and I felt an army of prayers backing us. Here is what God did that night.

World Impact National Year Review

It is hard to believe that I just recently completed my first year at World Impact. One of the things that I was committed to in this first year was to be the best student of World Impact I could be so that I could tell the story of our transformative work everywhere that I go.

God as the Perfect Father

“Perhaps God is grieved by the good things we miss out on more than the ways that we fail Him.” I have thought about this statement often since I heard it quoted out of a sermon a few months back.

No Room in the Inn

A young man wandered down our block this morning. He appeared lost and cold. He had no hat and no gloves. My husband Daren, who was working in our shed, noticed him and asked what he was looking for.

World Impact East Year Review

As the year wraps up, we want to highlight what God has done in each region of World Impact, particularly in the realm of our new Focus Areas. Here’s a summary of 2014 from the East Coast.

Beyond Commentary to Commitment

There has been a lot of political commentary in recent weeks. There has been a lot of social media and blog commentary. There has also been theological and Christian-based commentary. All surrounding the protests to the Grand Jury decisions in Ferguson and New York.

Christmas Eve Behind Bars

“Each one of these men is a son; they have fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters.” That stuck out to me as Warden Cline of the Hutchinson Correctional Facility (HCF) gave me a tour of the prison and we passed by man after man.