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Insanity of God Weekend

Nik Ripken is the world’s leading expert on the persecuted church in Muslim contexts. He is a missions veteran of 36 years, having served primarily in North Africa and the Middle East. He is the author of The Insanity of God, The Insanity of Obedience and The Insanity of Sacrifice. He and his wife have conducted extensive research in approximately 72 countries with believers in persecution including how they view suffering through a Biblical lens. Join us January 15-16 as we learn from Nik + Ruth what it means to go on mission.

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Opportunities

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As part of our upcoming Insanity of God weekend, we are asking you to join us on Sunday, January 9th at 4:30 PM for the film, “The Insanity of God.” 

This movie is based on the book; “Insanity of God” is a true story of missionaries Nik & Ruth Ripken.  After the death of their son, this ordinary couple journeys into the depths of the persecuted church, asking the questions – Is Jesus Worth It?

How does faith survive, let alone flourish in the places of the world that are overcome with the darkness of sin, despair, and hopelessness? Join us and the Ripken’s as they tell the story of being taught by believers around the world who face daily persecution.  They learn, “how to follow Jesus, how to love Jesus and how to walk with Him day by day even when it doesn’t make sense.”

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Session 1

Join us January 15 at 10am for a time of dialogue and learning as we teach and equip individuals and churches to understand that spiritual persecution around the world amongst believers is normal, and in addition be challenged to create a culture to go across the street and go across the ocean to share Christ, start bible studies, and make disciples.  Session Topics Include:

  • Is persecution normal?

  • Join the insanity – Jesus commands us to go and share.

  • Bringing the nations to our doorsteps.

Session 2

Join us January 15 at 4:30pm for a time of learning and fellowship meal as we challenge individuals, marriages and parents to learn the value of leading their family (or future family) to be on mission for God and to understand, bless and release their kids to be part of God’s plan to redeem the world through the call and role of a missionary.  The evening meal is $10 per person.  Everyone attending the evening session will receive a free copy of the book, “Insanity of God.”  Childcare for birth to grade 5.  This session is specifically designed for individuals and parents who are between the ages of 18 and 45.  All others are encouraged and invited to attend as well in order to learn your role as a follower of Christ, grandparent or volunteer mission trip participant.  

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