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NEXT Church is teaching elders, students, educators, church members, youth leaders and ruling elders who care about the flourishing of the church of Jesus Christ in ways that are relevant to our communities.


It Was a Sunday

My assailant was someone I had been in a relationship with which is why I never reported it.  Who would have believed me?  I wasn’t sure I believed it myself.

Bodies. Trauma. Resilience.

Listen: most days I don’t think about the men who betrayed me the men who saw the line and crossed it the men who watched them do it the men who told me to be quiet.

Anger That Saved Me

I asked him question after question about what he was doing in seminary, what he believed about God. After a while I went in for the big question: “How do you know that there is a God? What if God doesn’t exist?” As I cried, he made his move.