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The Wound Is Where the Light Shines Through


How God taught me something new, six years into Summer OFF. ...

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The ACTS of Outreach


Four areas to think about as an ambassador of the gospel, from someone who has been on both sides of the conversation. ...

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Gospel Resources: Who Will Be King?

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"What resources would you recommend for sharing the gospel to kids?" Here's one resource we have come to appreciate at Summer OFF: clear, simple, and colorfully illustrated. ...

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MLK50: Church and Race, Past and Future

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There is still a lot of work to do. It won’t be easy, but it is necessary. And it starts in my heart....

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What Does a Hundredfold Look Like?

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When Miranda and her family moved to New England for the gospel, they left behind a close community of family and friends. What could Jesus' promise of a hundredfold return on their sacrifice look like?...

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Parks to Plants and Our Upcoming Conference: Church in Hard Places

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In line with our Parks to Plants vision to see more churches planted near Summer OFF parks in coming years, we are teaming up with 20schemes and Acts 29 to host a conference this April: Church in Hard Places....

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Laying a Foundation of Prayer

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New houses start with a strong foundation. New churches need strong foundations too. (A blast from the past and a reminder of God's answers to prayer!)...

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Summer OFF 2017 Report (October 2017)

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Summer OFF Director Miranda Laughlin shares about what happened in the parks this summer...

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What's Ahead in 2018

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Here's what we are looking forward to at the Philip Center in 2018. ...

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Waiting for My Spouse to Believe


A few weeks ago, Rich shared the story of his journey from skepticism to Christian faith. Susan, Rich's wife, came to faith before he did, shortly after they were married. Here, Susan writes about what those years were like from her side. ...

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