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Rooted in Relationship

“We have to recognize that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence.” – Cornel West   Mission Year started on the premise that kingdom ministry is rooted in relationships. If you think about it, God works almost exclusively through relationships. As Scripture says, Christ shows Read More

Our Tireless God

“Your love never fails, it never gives up. It never runs out on me.” Somehow, God never gets tired. He never gets tired of revealing His truth to us or breaking our rhythms to make a way for His plans. He never, ever gets tired of loving us. He does everything, sees everything, knows everything… and Read More

My Mission

  My idea of mission before I came to Houston to join with Mission Year was very much centered on what I was going to do for God to further the Kingdom. I was convinced that my team and I were going to change the neighborhood for the better and that God was going to Read More

Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016

Happy New Year! We look forward to blogging and reading more in 2017. Here are, in no particular order, five of our top blog posts of 2016.   “The first week of our tech fast I was more anxious, jittery, and distracted than I normally am, and I attribute that to not having my normal Read More

Banquets, Feasts, & Parties: Celebrating Kingdom Come

As any (in my case, former) YoungLife leader will tell you, Jesus was about way more than mind-numbing sermons, legalistic religiosity, and holier-than-thou separatism. “When God took flesh as Jesus,” we would tell high schoolers turned off by the stuffy stereotypes surrounding Christianity, “he partied!” And indeed, the first miracle described in John’s Gospel is Read More

Grief

  This month has entailed so many rich, full events that God has blessed me through in different ways. We have met this man in our neighborhood who gardens with us on Saturdays. He was absent for a couple weeks, but made an appearance this week. I got to chat with him about why he Read More

A Thanksgiving Thank You Note

“I thank my God every time I remember you.” Phil. 1:3 One of our spiritual practices at Mission Year is writing thank you notes! Each year, Mission Year team members and staff write over a thousand personal thank you notes. This is not something separate from our work; it’s actually part of it. Not only Read More

Statement from the Executive Director at Mission Year

  I am heavy hearted. The election and the results have exposed deep divisions within our country and the Body of Christ that will not easily be mended. Many of our neighbors and friends in the city are fearful what this election means for them and wondering if the church sees them and feels their Read More

Why Do You Endure?

This year we asked Mission Year staff and writers to answer the question, “Why Do You Endure?” We’ll be sharing their answers on the blog each month.   “In a real sense all life is inter-related. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects Read More

Why Do You Endure?

 This year we asked Mission Year staff and writers to answer the question, “Why Do You Endure?” We’ll be sharing their answers on the blog each month.   “In the middle of the journey of our life I found myself within a dark woods where the straight way was lost.” – Dante Alighieri, Inferno I Read More

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