World Challenge Stories
Hearing people say that they believe in God but not the Bible or the church is common because a lot of what believers profess is…well, frankly, offensive.
I was at a fashion party and just felt empty,” Becket Cook said, describing his life as a set designer in fashion, bumping shoulders with supermodels and the socialite elite.
God is using World Challenge supporters and trainers to empower pastors in southeast Africa.
World Challenge is based in beautiful Colorado Springs, in the shadows of the Rockies. Almost every time I or my team members hit the hiking paths around our sunny—or frequently snowy—city, we are bound to encounter intrepid bicyclists aggressively challenging the same mountain trails.
In God’s word, stories about women and instructions for women in the church can be disturbing for modern day ladies.
Women cannot speak in church (1 Corinthians 14:34-35).
Women are to have a gentle and quiet spirit (1 Peter 3:4).
Women are to submit to their husbands (Ephesians 5:22-24).
Women are saved by childbearing (1 Timothy 2:15).
One of the Ten Commandments is to keep the Sabbath holy, but modern society has chosen to ignore this with terrible consequences.
In 1793, the French revolutionaries decided to do away with the calendar as Europe had known it. They wanted a “rational” calendar not based on the state-church that had supported the royal family and supposed divine right of kings.
God is reaching out to those who have lost nearly everything in this small Eastern European country.
World Challenge’s partner churches in Lithuania have a motto in their city outreaches to widows and those trapped in inner-city poverty: Food kitchen ministries must not stop with feeding people.
Eating will temporarily satisfy a physiological human need, but people who come to the church kitchen should get much more.
When we pray for healing, God sometimes cures someone; but sometimes he doesn’t, and we’re left with the question, “Why?”
When my father started college, he was still an unbeliever. He swung by his dorm room only to find a skinny guy on the other bed, reading a massive Bible that had so many highlighted passages that it looked like a stained-glass window.
Ignoring the “weirdo,” my father settled into college life.
God made people to operate best in families, whether we like it or not, but what happens when our families are not healthy?
Nicky Gumbel tells a story in one of his devotionals about a busy father who was looking after his daughter and trying to find a way to keep her entertained while he worked. He took a magazine page with a world map and cut it into pieces, creating a make-shift puzzle for his little girl.
In the internet age, vast numbers of believers are exposed and addicted to sexually explicit material, and the church has traditionally been silent on how they can find real freedom and healing.
Spencer B. Olmstead and his colleagues conducted a survey of young college students, asking them what they thought about pornography.