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  Paul, the writer of much of the New Testament, has a lot to say about abiding. “What is abiding?” you might be asking. “I’m not very good at sitting still.” Good question. We envision ourselves crossed legged in a low, drawn out hum. Praying for an hour at our bedside. Journaling. An impactful worship experience. We know we should spend time with God. We’ve heard our faith is a...
Have you ever found yourself thinking, What am I supposed to be doing with my life? Maybe you’re already praying, “God, would you show me what you want me to do? To be? I’ll do whatever you want, just tell me what it is!” It’s the million dollar question, the one we want desperately answered. Maybe it’s the fear of the unknown, or the need for assurance; to know we’re taking the right steps,...
I honestly don’t know where to begin, except to say this week has been hard… to process... to walk through. To know what to say; what not to.  It has felt a bit like a time warp. Like watching the scenes of history books unfolding... I keep waiting for the part that explains how all this started and how it was resolved. Except we’re not in a time warp, and this is not history. This is present. 2020.  We...
Mentoring an intern is an incredibly rewarding endeavor, but we know it comes with its own set of challenges. There are a lot of things to think about as you're going through the process. Whether you're a mentor-newbie, or have been around the block a few times, these practical tips will help you identify your goals and navigate a more meaningful experience with your intern.  #1 Soul Care Resist the temptation to separate...
Though it doesn’t come right out and label them, the Bible is full of examples of mentorship. Of course there are the stories of Elijah and Elisha, Moses and Joshua, and Paul and Timothy; in each case the elder bringing the younger under his wing. An apprenticeship, of sorts. The elder teaching and guiding, and the younger eventually growing into the role modeled by his teacher. Elisha becomes one of Israel's greatest prophets,...
Six weeks ago we thought we’d hunker down for a couple weeks, confident we could suffer a few lost days and dollars for the good of the cause. We vowed to flatten the curve, and stay home for our grandparents sake.  Two weeks turned into three, into four. As the winds have changed and the earth comes into bloom, the impact of this pandemic has us scrambling for a new game plan. Step one: survive today. Step two: reformulate...
Here’s a reliable way to deal with the anxiety, stress of the Coronavirus or any worry, and live with greater peace… By Marilyn Adamson   For many, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has escalated to an alarming concern. The outbreak continues to add new countries, new deaths to its list. However, you might feel anxiety over some other threat. Daily we are confronted with all sorts of reasons to feel stressed. The...
What happens when desires go unfulfilled? Morgan has had the desire to get married since college. Rather than stay distant from God in her wanting, though, she stepped into leadership within the young adult ministry at her church. This real-life story was originally featured in the series Teach Us to Want with Jen Pollock Michel. Sign up for our CoPassion Channel at Rightnow Media
Fulfillment You can find fulfillment by living into who God created you to be Hugh Whelchel July 2, 2015   You wake up in the morning hoping your actions will have purpose. You want the work you do during the day to be affirmed, to be directed towards a meaningful end, and to have an impact on the lives of those around you. You want to lie down at night and feel satisfied, content that the work you did was your...
What am I supposed to do with my life? That’s the ubiquitous question young Christians are asking today. But even as recently as ten years ago, the question was, “What do I want to do with my life?”   Millennials thought that was too selfish. We want more than ever to be caught up in something bigger than ourselves. To be drawn into a Missio Dei , a grand calling from God.   So with just a slight...
Social Media Intern Job Description Updated: 5/1/2019 At CoPassion we believe we can minister to the next generation by hiring for a higher purpose. We have a simple three step process: pray, prepare and place. We need the right heart for ministry, the right work to be done and best practices to hire the right talent. Taking the time with your team to write a clear and concise job description i.e. "prepare" is a critical step to attract...
Solomon, David’s son and the third king of Israel, was known for being richer and wiser than any other king in history. The story of how he came to be so wise is repeated in every generation. Solomon had a dream in which the Lord appeared to him and asked “What would you like me to give you?” He said, “Give me the wisdom I need to rule your people with justice and to know the difference between good and...