Lift Jesus Higher Rally Helps Many ‘Take Heart’

Lift Jesus Higher Rally Helps Many ‘Take Heart’

We recently gathered in Toronto with a nearly sold-out crowd of over 2600 adults and nine-hundred youth for the Lift Jesus Higher Rally in Toronto. The theme was Take Heart! from the story of the blind man Bartimaeus in Mark 10. The attendees were grateful for the...
Young Adult Discipleship: Looking Forward

Young Adult Discipleship: Looking Forward

It was the summer of 2011, and I didn’t know what to do next. I had just graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with the plan of coming back to Michigan for a master’s degree in education. But as I filled out the application and thought about the path...
Rooting Our Identities in Christ

Rooting Our Identities in Christ

Dear Friends of Renewal Ministries,  Ralph asked if I would share some insights the Lord is giving us that are profoundly influencing the young people we work with. I think some lessons from the annual summer camp we run for middle school boys could prove valuable for...
Some Tension is Beautiful

Some Tension is Beautiful

This article originally appeared in Pentecost Today Magazine, 2022, Issue 1. Most of us try to avoid tension. We generally don’t like holding two things at the same time, balancing multiple perspectives, or navigating conflicting ideas. We often think that simplifying...
Raising Next Generation, Spirit-Filled Leaders

Raising Next Generation, Spirit-Filled Leaders

The following post originally appeared in Renewal Ministries’ June 2020 newsletter. Last October, the id team took a few days to pray, evaluate, celebrate, and seek the Lord’s will for our work in 2022. While we anticipated the time would be fruitful and...