Special Request – We Need Your Help

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for your support of the mission of SEND to equip and release young adults in mission and ministry. We thank God for you and your partnership in this important ministry. We need your help as we get ready to launch the next unit in September.

Please take a moment to read through this online campaign and prayerfully consider a generous donation. We need your support now more than ever to prepare for the launch of our next unit.

 

Experience S.E.N.D.! February 2013 News and Updates

Our February mission excursion weekend was jam packed. We do our best to incorporate many different kinds of ministries, churches, and social activities into these weekends.  This month we ended up worshiping in two large Fort Wayne churches: Pathway and Blackhawk. We visited the largest book store in Indiana, played some Laser Tag, enjoyed a Starbucks Bible devotion and study, went to a 3-hour workshop presentation entitled “Defending Life” with a national apologist, and we also spent time and served at a wonderful Mission located in downtown Fort Wayne.  By the time Sunday night rolled around, we had put in over 20 hours and had a lot to process. The biggie for me was the workshop and what we saw and experienced at The Rescue Mission.

Read the rest of the newsletter here!

Young Adults: Hope for Christianity

Ever hear, “Young people are just not interested in God”?  They leave home, go to college, start a career, or marry.  Years ago, you would hear, “They’ll get married, have a child, and come back to church.”  That possibility decreases with each passing year.

Are these sons and daughters still believers?  Do they know Jesus as their Savior?  These questions keep some Christian parents awake at night.  Will these young people raise the next generation with any exposure to the faith and values that make a nation strong?  That’s a question for anyone concerned about the future of our world.

Focus on these issues:

  • The culture is more secular than 30 years ago.  For every hour children are exposed to Christian values, they get 10-15 hours of secularism.  They get it from secular friends, television, magazines, billboards, the Internet, films, video games, books, Ipads, teachers – and, what they see on the evening news.  This is not much different than the pagan world of the first century…when Christianity exploded across the Mediterranean World.
  • Whether your son or daughter – who doesn’t attend church – is a Christian…only God knows.  Ultimately, faith is a matter of the heart.  Honestly, if it’s there, it would show some fruit.  No fruit, no faith.  That’s biblical – and hard to say.  However, many young adults reject the practice of religion.  That’s entirely different than faith.  This is where the really good news about 20-somethings emerges.
  • Young adults today will not “play church.”  They won’t go through the motions of religion without substance of faith.  Many are becoming spiritually alive in the faith, even exceeding the Christian fervor of their youth (and, of their parents).
  • This generation of young adults is attracted to the authentically biblical practice of Christianity.  Consequently, they are a seedbed for revival, renewal – a resurgence of Christianity!  I’ve seen this, first-hand, in spiritual hot spots around North America, and in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and Australia.
  • Young adults are influenced by the Internet.  They are “natural networkers.”  There has been no generation like this since the New Testament, when the Good News of Jesus Christ spread like wildfire.  Those in the Early Church of the first century were natural networkers  also – a reflection of the social structure of the Mediterranean World.  Twenty one centuries later, due to entirely different (electronic) influences, we see the same phenomenon.  Today, explosive potential of the Christian Movement is possible on a global scale.  You don’t have to organize 20-somethings to share.  They’re on Facebook, they tweet, they text.  It’s not what they do, it’s who they are.

The stage is set for Christianity to flourish.  Just as the “Arab Spring” revolutions took place in the Middle Eastthrough social media, the Christian faith will spread relationally by those with networking DNA.  Properly trained and equipped, these 20-somethings may be the greatest hope for our world!

August 2012 Newsletter

August 2012 Newsletter from Servants Equipping New Disciples

SEND Newsletter

August’s newsletter includes information about the upcoming SEND year, as well as a family update from SEND leader, Joshua Humberger. We’re actively recruiting for the 2012 – 2013 Unit. If you’re a young adult trying to figure out your next steps, read this month’s newsletter and learn more about SEND.

Graduation Time! Celebrating our 1st Unit!

Church Doctor Ministries & Servants Equipping New Disciples Invites You to Attend…

2012 SEND Graduation Celebration

Please consider joining our ministry friends, family, support partners, and donors for  this very special evening with our SEND young adults. If you are a parent, pastor, friend, or relative of a young adult who might be drifting from their faith in God, consider joining us to hear the testimonies of the transformed lives of the young adults in SEND. View the announcement and invitation here.