Two disciples, Dillon and Chelsea, volunteered several years ago for an OYC. This past Sunday, we saw God bless their faith with two more friends baptized at the OYC sites where they went to serve.
Disciples taking the One Year Challenge started both of the churches where these two baptisms took place. Dillon first met Luke (above) in one of the student cafeterias on a university campus. Chelsea, who recently returned to the U.S. to get married, met Daisy.
The OYC Guys continue their Reasons to Go Early series. Leaving family is one of the most difficult parts of going on an OYC. In this episode the OYC Guys share why leaving early might actually be easier for your family.
New Content on the One Year Challenge Blog:Deciding Out of Love The decision to go on an OYC requires faith--not faith in a calling or in a sign, but faith in God and His Word. Yet we must be careful not to neglect another vital factor in our decision: love.
The Visionary Leader Are you a visionary spiritual leader? They are: authentic, accountable, anointed, affirming and accredited.
"Here Am I, Send Me!" The beginning of Isaiah 6 shows us the strong connection between worship and going on the mission. After Isaiah saw God's glory, he exclaimed "Here am I, send me!"
Great Images: The First Epistle of John 1 John is short but powerful. Check out this infographic summarizing its main message.
What We're Reading Today From J.I Packer's Knowing God: "...God saves, not only for his own glory, but also for his gladness. This goes far to explain why it is that there is joy (God's own joy) in the presence of the angels when a sinner repents, and why there will be 'exceeding joy' when God sets us faultless at the last day in his holy presence." Each week we post a selection from a book disciples considering going on a One Year Challenge could read as part of their preparation.
Monday Music: Songs from OYC Sites Around the World This week's Monday Music is a Chinese rendition of a popular worship song. We have a great OYC site in China.