In this episode we discuss how White Fields began doing our Easter Egg Hunt outreach in Longmont which has grown over the years into a festival that draws thousands of people every year. We also address the question: “Why would a church put on an Easter Egg hunt?” Help us spread the word by giving the video a like and sharing it on your social media or sending it directly to some friends. Follow us onYouTubeorVimeoandSoundcloud.
Based out of Berthoud, Colorado, Ukraine Orphan Outreach is a local non-profit you should know about that is having a global impact.
UOO works to help the kids who are falling between the cracks in the system, by establishing transition homes for orphans who are aging out of the system as well as helping to facilitate adoptions of older orphans with adoptive parents in the US. They also organize camps and other activities for orphans in Ukraine, to be able to have fun and hear the good news of Jesus Christ.
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. – James 1:27
When we lived in Hungary, my wife and I were involved in ministry to orphans, and we saw how difficult life is particularly for kids as they get older and especially when they age out of the system and have to move out on their own.
Here are some statistics from UOO’s website:
12,000 children age out of orphanages every year with no where to go.
70% of the boys are incarcerated after only 2 years of being out of an orphanage.
60% of young girls that age out of orphanages are pulled into sex trafficking.
10% of the children who age out of orphanages commit suicide within 2 years.
Friends of mine here in Longmont have adopted through UOO, a couple from our church met on a UOO mission trip, and through UOO I have made good contacts and friends in Ukraine, including at Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary, where I will be visiting in March when I will be in Kyiv for a pastors and leaders conference.
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Starting the Sunday after Easter, we will be doing a series at White Fields called “The Trouble Is…”, in which we will be talking about and addressing common questions and objections that people have about Christianity.
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I’m excited to be part of a new initiative called Expositors Collective, which is a free seminar for young people age 18-34 who have a desire and passion to teach and preach the Bible. Through this 2-day seminar, we also look forward to developing mentoring relationships that will continue beyond this one weekend.
I know that as a young person a seminar like this would have been very helpful. Topics will include: expository preaching, homiletics, Christ-centered preaching, and more.
The event is free, but spaces are limited. If you are interested in coming, or know someone else who would benefit from this, go to expositorscollective.com for more information and to sign up.
Over the past few days since this was first announced, I’ve had several people tell me that they would love to participate in a conference like this, but they are either outside of the age bracket, or aren’t able to travel to California at that time. For those in Colorado on the Front Range, we offer a class at White Fields School of Ministry called: Christocentricity, which covers many of the principles which will be taught at this seminar, and we are planning to start a “Preaching Lab” in the near future, which will also be very helpful for those who desire to develop skills in preaching and teaching the Holy Scriptures. Leave me a comment below or contact White Fields if either of those of are interest to you.
We invite you to join us on Christmas Eve at White Fields for a special service which will include Christmas music from our worship team and choir, as well as a message from the Bible about the birth of Jesus and what it means for us today.
It’s said that 70-80% of people in polls said that they would be willing to attend church on Christmas Eve if someone personally invited them. So: consider this an invitation – and, consider who you will invite to join you at church this Christmas Eve!