7 11, 2022

Making Converts is Not Enough

By |2022-11-07T06:13:08-06:00November 7th, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

The following is an excerpt from an article by Tyler Edwards in "Relevant" Magazine   ___________________________________ What if I told you that Jesus didn’t want us to win converts? What if I said that in all of Scripture we are never told to convert anyone? What if I proposed that people accepting Jesus into their life [...]

18 10, 2022

Disciple Making is a High Calling!

By |2022-10-18T17:27:21-05:00October 18th, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope began transmitting almost fantasy-like infrared photos from deep space beginning in June this year. One image, described by scientists as hundreds of millions of light years from earth, shows a cluster of thousands of galaxies. Each of these contains billions, or maybe even trillions, of stars and an even [...]

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 [...]