Fearless Faith

Do you know what it is to be a resilient disciple? Or how to make a resilient disciple? It has to do with building fearless faith. This has been the focus of our trainings for the past two years. During our most recent Equipping Coordinator training, we watched a podcast on “Reaching the Least and…

Life Decisions

Intro by Aaron E. Ziebarth, CEO; Written by Michael Andreev;   Several years ago, in an attempt to help others develop the daily habit of reading God’s word, I began offering some people help. I will share a key verse with an insight from my quiet time with them each day. The goal is to…

Invest Yourself

Invest Yourself

More than 15 years ago, I became the Barnabas Mentor Coordinator. Having been equipped in mentoring and discipleship before coming to Joy El, I quickly developed a training for our Barnabas mentors. We have added many supplemental seminars through the years, but the foundational mentor training has remained basically the same.   A few years…

Bible Adventure student and Listener reading Bible

His First Bible

Volunteers are so eager to share every time a child begins a relationship with Jesus, so we can rejoice together with the angels in heaven. While that is certainly more than enough reason to celebrate, I often ask, “How is God working?” when visiting a Bible Adventure (BA) program because I know that He is…

A Season to Reflect

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.” Ecc. 3:1 This verse comes to mind at the change of every season. This spring brought a lot of excitement to Joy El. Registrations started coming in at record pace, weekly reports from Bible Adventure and CIA telling of increased participation…

Alive & Active

Never underestimate the working power of God’s Word. Asher (not his real name), a third grade Bible Adventure student, found it difficult to sit quietly for teaching time each week. In fact, it was a challenge to keep him in his chair during listening time because he wanted to roam around the room. His Listener,…