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BONUS TALK: Experiences as a Hostage in Haiti

Strength to Strength welcomed Sam Stoltzfus on an off-Saturday to share about his experiences during the highly-publicized Haiti hostage crisis. On October 16, 2021, the 400 Mawozo gang kidnapped seventeen volunteer missionaries serving in Haiti under Christian Aid Ministries. Most remained captive until their miraculous escape on December 16, 2021. An interactive question-and-answer period follows. Resource: […]

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Patriotic Ambassadors: Crossing Cultures

Strength to Strength welcomed Leonard Hege to discuss bringing the written word of God to unreached people groups. Being an effective ambassador requires a familiarity with the society in which we represent our King. What about our host culture is hostile to the message we bring? What provides an open door for ministry? This talk provides […]

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Patriotic Ambassadors: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities

Strength to Strength welcomed Gary Miller to discuss his recent book, Reaching America. Few of our unbelieving American neighbors are coming to faith and joining our conservative Anabaptist fellowships. Does our culture lack spiritual interest, are we doing something wrong, or should this be considered normal? An interactive question-and-answer period follows. Gary Miller was raised in […]

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Hope in Depression, a Mental Health Challenge

Strength to Strength welcomed Verlynn Yoder to provide hope to those struggling with depression, and answer. Some of us may ask ourselves, why am I feeling down so often lately? Circumstances and pressures can feel large and looming. Stress levels rise without us identifying how they affect us. We should be asking ourselves honestly, am […]

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Patriotic Ambassadors: Plundering the Strong Man’s House – part 2

This was the second part of a two-part S2S Event held on November 6, 2021. Also, see “Patriotic Ambassadors: Plundering the Strong Man’s House – part 1” by Chuck Pike. Strength to Strength welcomed Chuck Pike to discuss expanding the borders of the kingdom of God. Join Chuck as he shares practical insights on evangelism based on […]

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Patriotic Ambassadors: Plundering the Strong Man’s House – part 1

This was the first part of a two-part S2S Event held on November 6, 2021. Also, see “Patriotic Ambassadors: Plundering the Strong Man’s House – part 2” by Chuck Pike. Strength to Strength welcomed Chuck Pike to discuss expanding the borders of the kingdom of God. Join Chuck as he explores how we can use the Old […]

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Patriotic Ambassadors: Advancing Jesus’ Kingdom

Strength to Strength welcomed John D. Martin to discuss his favorite topic, the Kingdom of God. God’s kingdom here on earth is to be a colony of heaven that demonstrates how God intends the whole world to be. God’s righteous rule is just, and kind, and good, and right. The problem is that the gospel is […]

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Patriotic Ambassadors: Politics, Culture, and Kingdom Church Planting

Strength to Strength welcomed Dwight Nisly to discuss his experiences with expanding the kingdom of God. Have you ever wrestled with the role of politics and culture in advancing God’s Kingdom? The Apostle Paul answers these questions with a call to “the ministry of reconciliation” and a profound political analogy! What is the message Christians should […]

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Managers in God’s Household – The Second Side of Stewardship

Strength to Strength welcomed Marlin Sommers for a discussion about stewardship. Christians talk a lot about stewardship. Being stewards is indeed a biblical idea (though “servant managers,” or “household managers” may be better terms). We know that what we are entrusted with is ultimately God’s resources. What we may miss is that stewardship also describes our […]

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The Joys, Challenges, Tears and Laughs of a Dad with Special Children

Strength to Strength welcomed Tony Zook to discuss his experiences with parenting children with special needs. Have you struggled with your children’s disabilities? Do you wonder “Why me?” Tony will share things that encouraged him and his wife Martha when their daughter was born with down syndrome. He will also share tips from their family’s […]