This week we are excited to welcome Ivelisse to her OYC site! Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Ivelisse Cruz decided to travel across the world to serve God in the mission for a year. We are inspired by Ivelisse's faith. Don't let the circumstances of any stage of life get in the way of making a radical decision for God!
Have you ever wondered how you can "know God's will for your life" about a big decision? The OYC Guys say, first make sure you know the the difference between God's secret will and his revealed will in the Bible. Getting this distinction right helps us move out on faith. We obey God's revealed will, then wait patiently for his secret will to be revealed as we obey.
New Content on the One Year Challenge Blog:A Calling Comes After a Question Let's take our focus off of expecting God's calling and put it on asking God the right questions.
A Focused Church Leader The mission is the beginning and end of church leadership. Doug Logan shares two ways leaders can keep focused on the mission.
- Cultivate Biblically-Shaped Leadership
- Cultivate the Gospel-Structured Mission
Great Images: Population of World's Nations Check out the populations of the world's nations ranked in order and presented in this beautiful infographic.
What We're Reading Today From Josh and Sean McDowell's More Than A Carpenter: "If one discards the Bible as unreliable historically, then he or she must discard all the literature of antiquity. No other document has as much evidence to confirm its reliability." 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 comes from Norway. We have a great OYC site in Oslo.