7 07, 2022

Darrin’s Story: One Man’s Journey Out of Darkness

By |2022-07-07T08:07:16-05:00July 7th, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

Did you ever meet someone whose story made you wonder how they were still alive? That thought went through my mind after hearing a new brother in Christ give his testimony one day recently. His name is Darrin. Darrin is a regular attender of "Genesis Fellowship," an early Sunday morning breakfast and Bible study we [...]

10 05, 2022

Hungarian Minister to Speak at Fisherman’s Wharf

By |2022-05-10T13:56:40-05:00May 10th, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

Paul Henderson Agape Church Budapest, Hungary Thirty-four years ago this month, a student with a freshly acquired degree in Criminal Justice from Middle Tennessee State University walked into my campus ministry office. He had planned on following in his dad's footsteps and become a police detective. Experiences in the months leading up to [...]

5 04, 2022

What Would You Say to a Pole Dancer?

By |2022-04-05T18:27:01-05:00April 5th, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

by Karen Stroud The religious leaders of Jesus’ day were scandalized by the company he kept. They couldn’t imagine any God-fearing Jew associating with adulterers, prostitutes, swindlers, and the like – much less a rabbi who claimed to be the Son of God! It just didn’t fit their religious box. A “friend of sinners” they [...]

25 01, 2022

Ben and Killian: Life on Life Disciple Making Fleshed Out

By |2022-01-25T17:30:01-06:00January 25th, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

That's Killian Washington on the right side of both photos above. We met in 2011 through Greenhouse Ministries housing program for men. Killian passed away in December due to complications of diabetes. What developed during the intervening years paints an ideal picture of life on life disciple making. Here's the story. "I was 'blown here' [...]

2 01, 2022

Stories of Life in 2021

By |2022-01-02T15:31:17-06:00January 2nd, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

A Bittersweet Story from "Re-entry" Disciple Making You might recall reading Melissa C's testimony in our August e-letter. She spent fifteen years in federal prison and was very candid about her former life as a drug dealer. Melissa was being discipled by Tracy Patterson and Karen Stroud. She also attended "Genesis Fellowship" and a small group [...]

16 11, 2021

Kent’s Story: A Purposeful Example That Works

By |2021-11-18T19:37:20-06:00November 16th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

It Started with Lunch and a Game of Horseshoes The enemy of God wants us to believe disciple making is best left to "religious experts." He capitalizes on our doubts and fears, keeping most on the sidelines and out of the game. It doesn't have to be this way! Making disciples really is as simple as [...]

25 10, 2021

Linda V. is Eighty-Three—And Still Making Disciples!

By |2021-10-25T18:35:07-05:00October 25th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Linda Vannatta celebrated her 83rd birthday this year. I've come to think of her as a female version of Caleb, the Old Testament hero who at age 85 was still a leader in the Lord's army when the Israelites conquered Canaan. Linda is not ready for the sidelines! She first opened her Bedford County home [...]

29 09, 2021

The Simplest Way to Change the World

By |2021-09-29T09:35:34-05:00September 29th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Making Disciples Hospitably Mike Stroud Our July e-letter highlighted a plan to equip Christians in using their homes as an access ministry for hospitality evangelism. Since then, one equipping group has been launched in Murfreesboro and six more couples have signed up for training beginning October 12th in the Shelbyville area. Read on. Timothy [...]

24 08, 2021

Experiencing Redemption: Melissa’s Story

By |2021-08-24T20:04:48-05:00August 24th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Few of us will ever know what it's like to spend fifteen years in prison. Melissa does, however, and here's her story of redemption.    mls My name is Melissa, and I am originally from Austin Texas. I am the youngest of four children.  I grew up in a great home with great parents, but [...]