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A Boxer from the Streets of New York with Luis Ortiz

Luis Ortiz grew up in the projects of New York City. Even though he ran into drugs, gangs, and felt stuck in the streets, the love of God broke through. Through the godly influence and love of the church, Luis came to know Jesus as his Savior. As he found major success in competitive boxing, it was his goal to …

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Learning to Love God's Word

I love coffee. Like… really love. We’re talking borderline coffee snob, here.  If you ever visit my apartment, this fact will go without saying. You’d probably notice the constant collections of mugs in the kitchen sink and shelves full of brewing equipment. The electric pot, the kettle, the Aeropress, the French press, the Chemex, the filters, the burr grinder, the beans…what …

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The Secret He Doesn't Want You To Know

   That title was pretty intriguing, right? Did you click on it to read this unnamed person’s secret? Does it interest you when people share intimate details about others with you? Do you find yourself expressing your frustration towards others or constantly commenting on the people who annoy you? If that’s you… you might have a problem with gossip.  Even …

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Youth Ministry: Do I Have What It Takes? Part 2

  Many students who are considering Youth Ministry as a course of study come to the idea because of preconceived notions about what the position is like, or what it should be like. In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the first four of our “Spiritual Qualifications for youth leadership” Remember, we are looking outside of the qualifications …