Unashamedly Authentic: Expressing our Shortcomings

by Alexa Hess

Recently, I was listening to a podcast with one of my favorite writers as the guest. During the podcast, this writer shared his experience dealing with social anxiety. A wave of relief washed over me in hearing that this writer I appreciate and admire so much deals with the same anxiety I often experience.…

Church is Hard and Holy

by Shelby Turner

It’s 7:30 AM on a Sunday. My alarm blares, and I open my eyes begrudgingly. It was another rough night of handling overnight baby wake-ups and dodging the acrobatic kicks of a toddler that often finds his way into my bed at 3 AM.…

How to Care for Singles in Your Church

by Alexa Hess

A 2017 Barna survey states that over 54% of Americans are single but only 23% of singles are active church members. While this number most likely has grown over the years, the low percentage of singles in church versus the number of singles in America should alarm us.…

A City for Jesus

by Kyra Riley Daniels

A day does not go by without me encountering the beautiful diversity of New York City. The streets are filled with artists, business professionals, dudes from the block, and college students. When I walk to the grocery store or take the subway, I hear a mix of languages and witness the various skin colors.…

Spontaneous Hospitality

by Aubrey Coleman  

Hospitality is a wonderful way we, as Christians, are able to open our lives and homes to share the love and hope of Jesus. Whether a home-cooked meal or simply inviting someone over to pray together and encourage one another, hospitality is a gift.…