Simple Steps to Help With the Refugee Crisis

1. Pray. Pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17); pray with others. 2. Get informed. Read news stories. Listen to first-person accounts. 3. Raise awareness. Use social media and other means of communication to invite friends, family and colleagues to join you in spreading the news and inviting others to act. 4. Donate. Donate to established […]


3d Student Ministry and Crossover
by: Allie Nichols

Crossover is a weekend where we welcome the new freshman. It is a weekend to get to know them and make them feel welcomed. This year the theme at crossover was “belong.” I realized that it is very easy to feel like you don’t belong. There is always going to be something that you don’t […]

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Diverse City

These days we talk a lot about racism. We say things that sound so obvious, like “You shouldn’t be racist.’ But I’d like to ask why? Because for thousands of years no one really thought that was a problem. Of course, you would consider your race to be better than others, it was your race […]


High School Mission Trip to Dallas by: Brenden Beck

This year the high school mission trip was held in the faraway land of Dallas. We went to work with an organization called City Square. As we learned later in the trip, City Square is trying to end homelessness in Dallas. The organization provides a large food pantry, housing, jobs, and training to help people […]

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How To Die – recommended reading

For the past several months the book “Being Mortal” has set atop the NyTimes Bestseller list. Most of the books that achieve that honor tend to be about heroic tales of sports heroes or veterans or the latest celebrity memoir, but this book has captured America’s imagination by saying the one thing we already knew, […]


Restoration Week by: Jeremy Glover

  “How was it?” This question often comes upon returning home after a week of camp or a mission trip. Since the end of Restoration Week I’ve probably been asked this question 100 times. But after a week like Restoration Week this question is almost impossible to answer because I don’t know how to boil […]

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3d Ministry Puts On Restoration Week

I love mission trips. I love everything about them.  I love the community that is created by people serving together.  I love living in community during the trip and sharing meals together and spending many hours getting to know one another on a deeper level.  I love meeting new people and going to new places.  […]


Derran Reese takes on New Role

by: Derran Reese First of all, thank you! Thank you for supporting our family during our years in Phayao, Thailand. Your prayers, encouragement and trust were enormous blessings to our life and ministry there. It was an honor to have been sent out from this church. Second, I am extremely grateful that I am able […]


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