Week 6! Only one week left. We've enjoyed having you along with us as we study Freefall to Fly. Thanks for participating! Just a refresher on how this works (we’ll probably post this each week, so skip it if you know what to do!): Each week, you’ll come here and watch the video with Rebekah Lyons. The videos are about 7-10 minutes long and have some fantastic insight from Rebekah. Once you … [Read more...]

  Lent begins this week.The aim of Lent is to refocus on the nature of the gospel, remembering the deep sacrifice, the sorrow, and the heaviness leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus. Daily, I am tempted to move away from the cross. Lent has a beautiful way of putting me in my place—a place where I remember the unavoidable necessity of the cross. I am hopeless and helpless without the … [Read more...]

Update: Congrats to our winner: Margie Snyder!  As you may know, this week we celebrated God's faithfulness in 20 years of ministry partnership with Beth Moore. Twenty years ago, we published her Bible study, A Woman's Heart. Beth recently called it the ugliest cover design she ever loved. It may not have been the prettiest cover, but the study spoke to women around the world. We … [Read more...]

Welcome back! Thank you for continuing to participate in this study. We love seeing your comments and having you encourage and challenge one another in the comments! And we know many of you are meeting in person and we are so thankful to hear those stories as well! (If you tweet or instagram about the study, use the hashtag #FreefallToFly; we'd love to know how Freefall is going for … [Read more...]

  Update: Congrats to our winner, Tenley McHarg!   We're so excited about this new release that we're going to give a copy away! Counter Culture Bible Study Leader Kit includes a small-group Bible Study Book, DVD teaching from the author with six 30-minute sessions, and the book on which the study is based. The Bible is clear on a number of issues: Who God is—the … [Read more...]

Men and women are equal to and yet distinct from one another. In many ways this seems too obvious to even put into words. In other ways, however, this can be an unpopular position in stark contrast to the mainstream of society. Gender, sexuality, and marriage are all part of God’s perfect and beautiful design—for our good and for His glory. It’s hard to imagine that anyone reading this has … [Read more...]

Update: Congrats to our winner, Christena Holden!  Happy Friday! Today we're giving away an Ordinary Bible study leader kit.   Ordinary is not a call to be more radical. If anything, it is a call to the contrary. The kingdom of God isn't coming with light shows and shock and awe, but with lowly acts of service performed during the normal rhythms of life. Ordinary encourages … [Read more...]

Welcome back! We're so glad to have you here for another week of studying Freefall to Fly with us. Just a refresher on how this works (we’ll probably post this each week, so skip it if you know what to do!): Each week, you’ll come here and watch the video with Rebekah Lyons. The videos are about 7-10 minutes long (this one is shorter) and have some fantastic insight from Rebekah. Once you … [Read more...]

Opening your door means that there is something inside worth inviting someone in to see and experience. Opening your door means that you don’t desire to keep it all for yourself but that sharing with others is a priority. True hospitality isn’t only sharing with others who are like you, but also with others who need you. While we should always be ready to open our doors for traveling missionaries, … [Read more...]

Welcome back! We have so enjoyed reading your comments from last week. Thank you for sharing your stories!  Just a refresher on how this works (we'll probably post this each week, so skip it if you know what to do!): Each week, you’ll come here and watch the video with Rebekah Lyons. The videos are about 7-10 minutes long (this one is shorter) and have some fantastic insight from Rebekah. … [Read more...]