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Why we do Summer Mission Trips

Why we do Summer Mission Trips

It’s so important to get out of our comfort zones to grow spiritually. One of the things that Tandem’s ministry to university students - Student Life - does every year is challenge students to join summer mission trips to locations where people have less access to the...

Want to Start Discipling But Don’t Know How?

Want to Start Discipling But Don’t Know How?

'One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers – Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew – throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living. Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish...

God is moving His people to work together

God is moving His people to work together

This is the story of how God is using my art for His glory. One Saturday morning I went to a market  at my local beach and saw a framing company displaying lots of framed original paintings. I went inside to have a look and started chatting with the owner, Peter. I...

What to Teach your Disciple

What to Teach your Disciple

Every Tuesday night for dinner, Nancy and I met for our discipleship time. She was a teacher in the town I lived in and we had met at church. When I first met Nancy I could tell she was struggling in her relationship with God. We talked at length one night about...

Falling Plates Went Viral in My Family

Falling Plates Went Viral in My Family

As a first year university student involved with a campus ministry in San Jose, California, I’ve had experience sharing the gospel with people on campus, but it was being involved with a Digital Day of Outreach that stretched my faith and changed my family. It was at...

Reach Your World this Christmas

Reach Your World this Christmas

Sharing the real meaning of Christmas with friends We were celebrating our eighth Christmas in the former Soviet republic we then called home. That year Erick decided he wanted to throw a Christmas party for about 40 people, mostly not believers, whom he knew through...

20 Ideas for Serving Others as a Family This Christmas

20 Ideas for Serving Others as a Family This Christmas

As much as we want our children to get excited about all of the festivities of the holidays, we also want to teach them to focus their hearts and minds outward on others. This is one of my favourite times of the year—not because the weather is especially nice (I’m not...

Christian, You Can Hack Too!

Christian, You Can Hack Too!

You can use your unique skills and experiences to build God’s Kingdom. This is what “hacking” is all about – using our God given skills to serve Him in creative ways.

How to Live Out Your Faith: From Campus to the Cubicle

How to Live Out Your Faith: From Campus to the Cubicle

A simple change in perspective changed my life at work. I hit “post” on Twitter and looked up from my phone to scan the bus around me. Two weeks into my first ad agency job, I felt like a failure. I knew God called me there, but I never knew I would feel this lost....

Risky Faith: Taking the Gospel to Your Family

Risky Faith: Taking the Gospel to Your Family

Matt DeCola’s stomach was churning. The pastor from Rochester, Minnesota, was used to leading small group Bible studies. But tonight would be different.   His sister Rachel, who had recently moved into the Rochester area, sat in the living room looking at him. What...

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