What Does Your COVID-19 Dashboard Reveal?

How do you handle loss? Almost every one of us has experienced loss of one kind or another as a result of this global pandemic. Some have lost jobs, or expect to soon. Athletes have lost seasons. Investors have lost big money. Long awaited vacations have been cancelled. Seniors will miss their graduation celebrations. Weddings …

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Three ways we want to serve and support YOU through the COVID-19 crisis

Many of you have been profoundly affected by the current COVID-19 crisis. Our Sonlife Team is praying for you. We stand ready to equip and encourage you through the challenging days we all are facing. Online Zoom Cohorts Join one of our Disciple-Making Cohorts with other leaders who are working through similar challenges you are …

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Social Welcoming

It seems that each day, a new phrase is added to our vocabulary. Phrases like “social distancing” and “shelter in place” convey the new reality we face of isolation for the purpose of protection. The Coronavirus has changed the way we look at our world over the past month. I discovered a new phrase today. …

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Our April 2020 Fundraising Goal

Dear Disciple-Making Friends, Let me begin with my heartfelt “Thank You!” It’s difficult to put into words just how grateful I personally am for your fervent prayers and faithful support! These are unique times, and we as leaders face unprecedented challenges. How is God inviting you and me to step into this moment and meet …

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Viral Disciple-Making

The viral spread of the gospel. This was what Jesus had in mind when He said, “Go and make disciples of all nations.” Jesus’ mission would be accomplished as His followers would become “carriers” of the gospel from Jerusalem, to Judea and Samaria, and ultimately to the ends of the earth, spreading the Good News …

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Invest

For I have given you an example, you should do just as I have done for you.John 13:15 Different seasons in life have brought about opportunities to grow in my friendships with others. In my years as a youth pastor, it was always clear as to whom I was to invest my life in… our …

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The Dung Beetle

My wife recently returned from a disciple’s wedding in South Africa with a bounty of fun gifts for the family. I was prized with a small wooden carving of a dung beetle. I decided to educate our kids on the dung beetle as they thought dad’s gift was rather hysterical. To our surprise these little organic, recycling, …

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Satellite

Today, a satellite was involved in your life. Whether you streamed the World Cup, checked a weather report or used navigation in your car… all of this is made possible by automated spacecrafts hundreds of miles above your head. We often don’t stop to think about these important satellites to carry on the business of the …

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Sometimes you wear purple

Yesterday, we (Dean and Amy Plumlee) cashed in the free gift card to take our kids to the local rock climbing gym.  We could never have imagined how much they’d like it and how much we’d learn.  As soon as we entered I was immediately intimidated by the instructor’s biceps and quickly went into a …

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Heirloom Disciples

Calling all heirlooms…

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 If you were called an “heirloom”, would you consider it a compliment or an insult? It is safe to assume most would consider it an insult.  Heirlooms …

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