We continue to innovate, pivot our strategies, and seek new ways to keep one another connected to God’s Word and to each other. Besides growing up attending a weekly Sunday School in church, my first small group Bible study experience happened during college. For an entire year, I gathered with six others as we studied God’s Word and learned how to apply it to our lives. It changed my life in such a way that it’s hard to fathom a spiritual journey without the gathering of friends and open Bibles. Until now. In a matter of days, all of our…

The relationship connection throughout all of the Lord’s promises was the same. “How do I get connected?” The question was a text from an earnest Hasidic (ultra-orthodox) Israeli Jewish guy named Aviel.* After a series of casual conversations, he made a theological comment about God and time. That was the introduction for deeper discussion. How could anyone know God? His religious orientation was around what he must do to connect with the Lord. My perspective was a little foreign to his way of thinking. Although we met in Israel, both of us grew up in the United States. We were…