When the call of God first came to me, it was not completely clear. I just knew God called me to follow Him further than before. He called me to go and give myself, but He didn’t give me clear instructions of where to go and what to do. I have never been one of those people who has a clear and distinct call from God to minister to a certain group of people or demographic, but I knew God spoke and I needed to obey.
I had full confidence that if He called me and I was following Him wholeheartedly, there would never be a day when I would be forsaken or deserted. Somehow, by the grace of God, I understood at a young age that if I obeyed God’s command, nothing could go wrong. I knew God’s promises … Read More »
Hyphen is the international young adult ministry of the General Youth Division. We seek to connect young adults to service with purpose through resources for a mission! Hyphen is currently experiencing dynamic growth from a local to a global level. We believe “The Hyphen Tour 2016 – Join the Movement” will be a life-changing experience that intentionally serves our desire to connect young adults to mission.
Statistics prove that twenty-somethings leaving the church is not a new problem solely describing the millennial—or Hyphen—generation. What is staggering, however, is that the Hyphen generation is the first generation feared not to follow suit in returning to the church once they reach their thirties and start a family. The possibility of Hyphens leaving the church and never returning to God magnifies our responsibility, while also presenting us with an unprecedented opportunity to reach the … Read More »
Surely, we can all remember playing a game or two when we were younger, and there was always that one kid who wanted to be the one to score all the points, win all the goals, and shoot all the baskets. They never wanted anyone else to have a turn, so they wouldn’t pass the ball to anyone, even if it meant they lost the ball to the other team. Plain and simple, they just did not know how a team worked.
Unfortunately, habits like this don’t stop when the childhood games are over. If not corrected, they often become destructive traits in adults because let’s face it, life is not a childhood game of soccer. The stakes are much greater now. As I continue to grow older, I am realizing more and more the reward of being a … Read More »
I was torturing myself on the treadmill at the gym the other day when I noticed a sign on the wall that read, “Life is not about finding yourself. It’s about making yourself.” Since I was at the gym, I appreciated that. Sure, it made me feel good to be proactive about my health and “making myself into the best version of ‘me’”. However, I couldn’t help but immediately feel a prompting that this wasn’t necessarily right although it sounded good. How could we be arrogant enough to think life is all about us making ourselves into the person we want to be?
Sure, you make decisions and plans and choose the direction for your life, but that’s not what life is about, right? Surely not. It was then when God whispered, “It’s about being made new.” God was quietly … Read More »
Has God ever asked you do something that would most likely make you look like an idiot according to certain standards? Does He ask you to do things that do not seem to make sense at the moment? My answer to these questions is a huge, resounding “yes”! He enjoys asking me to do things that would not make logical sense to most people. If this also applies to you, then we are in good company. He has always specialized in asking His people to walk by faith rather than what seems like the best and most logical option; to trust Him when we would rather choose an alternate route.
When young David marched onto the battlefield to face the giant we know as Goliath, it was a decision that seemed as far from logical as anything you might imagine. … Read More »