The Adventure of Prayer

The Adventure of Prayer

As someone who has grown up in and now works in the church, I have found prayer to be surprisingly challenging. On its face, prayer seems so simple, but life-creating, life-changing prayer takes a level of vulnerability with which I’ve only recently become...
Find Your Place

Find Your Place

When I was going into my junior year of college, I transferred from a very small university with an on-campus student population of about 400 to a larger university with more than 2,000. At the time, the only person I knew on campus was my husband Andy. We were dating...
Finding God on a Rooftop

Finding God on a Rooftop

By Melissa Nelms Stifling heat. Long days. Hard work. A little blood, a little sweat, and a whole lot of Jesus. Sounds like the perfect way for a group of teenagers from Edmond, Okla. to spend a week of summer vacation. Well, maybe not, but Hailey Grimmett and her...
A Confirmation Journey

A Confirmation Journey

By Melissa Nelms Confirmation is a journey. It’s an opportunity for students and their families to learn about their faith, the roots of Christianity, and how to profess and live out their faith in community. For some, it’s the next step in a journey they’ve been on...
Summer Camp Recap

Summer Camp Recap

By Melissa Nelms I grew up going to church camp every summer as a child and youth. Camp played a formative role in my walk to follow Jesus and in my call to ministry. It’s one of those experiences where you can’t help but see God around every turn – surrounded by...