January 2023

Agents of Hope, Help, and Healing

“All of us who follow Jesus have a rescue story. Every one of those rescue stories is worth celebrating. It’s amazing that God takes broken, imperfect, messed up people like you and me, and invites us to join Him in His rescue efforts around the world. We get to be His agents of help, hope, and healing in the lives of those around us, both locally and around the globe.” 

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Equipping through Discipleship and Development

“Equipping is simultaneously discipling and developing.” After recently working through a new vision statement based on Ephesians 4, Gateway Church in Parkesburg, Pa., began seeking new ways to equip their people. They believe equipping is multifaceted and wanted to develop methods that were both beneficial to the one being equipped and that would utilize the

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Obituary for Tom Julien

Tom Julien, retired Charis Fellowship pastor and global worker with Encompass World Partners, died on January 16, 2023. Tom and his wife, Doris, were instrumental in starting the ministry of the Château de Saint Albain in France where they were involved in evangelism, training, and church planting. Visitation is planned for Friday, January 20, from

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Heritage of Faith

Discipling and investing in the next generation is essential, and it’s hard to think of a better example than Paul’s relationship with Timothy. In the opening and closing remarks of the first chapter of his first letter to Timothy, Paul addresses him as, “my son.” Paul’s letters to Timothy are full of advice, encouragement, admonition,

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