Erica’s Story

By Erica Herold, SLP attender I grew up in a Mormon family. When I was young, my father was a part of the Bishopric (a counselor for the Bishop) and when I was in high school, he made his way up the church hierarchy, eventually presiding over the entire region of Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan.…

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Hope for God’s House

By Andrea Eiken I follow a lot of people on Twitter. Every day, I browse a list of tweets by people I’ve compiled who are either active in ministry or are against God or the Church (Christianity/the Church as an institution) altogether. I feel strongly about making it a priority to keep a pulse on…


Is It Possible? // To Accomplish Something Great

“Whatever you need, God is greater. Whatever you’re going through, God is bigger. Whatever your weakness, God is stronger,” Teaching Pastor Jason Strand. Click HERE to watch or listen to Teaching Pastor Jason Strand’s message, “To Accomplish Something Great.”

RYB: John 10:1-18

At night, sheep were often gathered into a sheep pen to protect them from thieves, weather, or wild animals. Acting as a gate, the shepherd often slept across the doorway of the pen. In the same way, a shepherd cares for his sheep, Jesus, the Good Shepherd, cares for and protects his flock. He is the gate to God’s salvation, and He knows and cares for each and every one of his sheep. John 10:3 says, “The sheep recognize his voice and come to him.” Do you know and recognize His voice? Scripture | John 10:1-18 The Good Shepherd and…


Share Your Story

Underdog. We’ve all been one. Sometimes life’s circumstances make us seem inadequate, ill-equipped, or just plain unlikely to succeed. But with God, we are conquerors. (Romans 8:37) Each one of our stories is evidence of God’s work in our lives. Share your story on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #MyUnderdogStory, or at

RYB: 1 John 4:6-21

John says “God is love,” not “love is God.” Our world has turned these words around and contaminated our understanding of love. The world thinks that love is what makes a person feel good and that it is alright to sacrifice moral principles in order to obtain such “love.” But that isn’t real love; it is the exact opposite—it’s selfishness. And God is not that kind of love. Real love is like God, who is holy, just and perfect. If we truly know God, we will love as he does. Scripture | 1 John 4:6-21 6 But we belong to…

RYB: John 8:12-20

We can know God by choosing to follow him. What does it mean to follow Christ? As a soldier follows his captain, we should follow Christ our commander. As a slave would follow his master, we should follow Christ our Lord. As we follow the advice of a trusted counselor, we should follow Jesus’ commands to us in Scripture. As we follow the laws of our nation, we should follow the laws of the kingdom of heaven. Let Jesus lead you out of darkness and into the light of life. Scripture | John 8:12-20 Jesus, the Light of the World…

RYB: 1 Peter 3:18-22

In this passage we discover that 1) God speaks—he is communicating with this world; 2) God triumphs—he defeats death, is raised to life and is seated next to God in heaven; and 3) God saves—he rescues all who desire to follow him. No matter who you are or where you’ve been, Jesus loves you and died for your sins to provide a way for you to know him, to bring you safely home to God, and restore your relationship with him. Scripture | 1 Peter 3:18-22 18 Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he…