Posts by Brent Clark (Page 11)

Posts by Brent Clark (Page 11)

9 to 5: Stressed Out!

Stress. We all deal with it. It seems to be a natural part of life. And stress at work can become an all-consuming monster that eats us up from the inside. How can we deal with stress? And when the Bible talks about peace, is that a pipe-dream or something that is actually possible? Join us Sunday as we talk about stress and finding peace in the place we spend most of our time, our jobs. Contemporary worship at 9:15…

9 to 5: Integrating Faith and Work

One of the more difficult things Christians should learn to do is how to effectively integrate their faith and their work. Since we spend so much time at our jobs, it would be such a waste to not try to find some way to effectively be a Christian at work. The problem many have in doing this is overcoming the misconceptions we have about what that is even supposed to look like. Should we have the largest Bible known to…

Sometimes We Just Need to Laugh (at Ourselves) – Bad Christian Stock Photos

Every now and then, you run across something on the internet that is just too good not to share. Fortunately for me today, our Team Pastor Ryan Lenerz had this little gem waiting for me when I returned from lunch today. I love to laugh and a good belly laugh is even better. And this site had me rolling, almost in tears. As someone who is a Christian that often looks for stock photos and graphics to use for websites,…

It’s Cool Being a Dad

In a day when dads are made to look stupid and foolish on television and in media, it is refreshing to find an advertisement that shows dads in a positive light. Check out this great video all about #HowToDad. 

New Worship Times Beginning September 7

This fall, we will change our Sunday worship times. Beginning Sunday, September 7, the Contemporary worship service will begin at 9:15 AM. Our on-campus small groups and ARKids will also start at 9:15 AM as well. The Classic worship service will begin at 10:45 AM. We hope this change will create much needed “space” in our worship services as well as provide our small groups and kids additional time for connection and Bible study. As we adjust these worship times, join…

Ethiopia Mission Team Update

The Ethiopia Mission Team with Beza Threads has been on the ground two days in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Check out the latest video update from their trip.

To Bring an End to Slavery

Today, Scott Oswald and I will join Josiah Carter and Autumn Rupkey from Beza Threads on a nine day adventure to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Beza Threads is a mission partner of Ashworth Road that is doing amazing work in helping to end slavery and human trafficking in Ethiopia. If you are unfamiliar with their ministry, you should take the time to check it out at BezaThreads.org. Below is an email from Josiah to the ministry partners of Beza Threads discussing…

Ashworth Road Leadership

Every year, a committee is selected and formed with the purpose of prayerfully reviewing and nominating individuals to serve as deacons at Ashworth Road. This year, the following individuals are recommended to the church to serve in this capacity: JOE FLAUGHER Growing up in a Christian home, Joe was blessed with a solid foundation in Christ, the written word of God, and discipleship. Married in 2001, Joe and his wife, Laura built a new foundation together in God and in…

Family: From Surviving to Thriving

It’s been said you can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family. Too often today we are bombarded with messages that tell us the best we can hope for is to survive. And if you don’t like that, then just give up and walk away. Is that all there is to family and relationships? Survival? What if your family could do more than survive? And is it even worth fighting for? Join us beginning Sunday, June 8, as…

Welcome Pastor Amy Becker!

It is with great excitement that I announce the addition of a new staff position at Ashworth Road. Our new part-time Team Pastor for Missions and Outreach is Amy Becker.  Amy has been the Campus Staff Minister for Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at Drake University since 2006 and has served as the Des Moines Team Leader for InterVarsity since 2011. She graduated from Drake University in 2006 with her Bachelors degree in Sociology. It doesn’t take long listening to Amy to…

Let’s Party!

When we think of spiritual disciplines, we usually think of work, boring, drudgery. But, when done correctly, spiritual disciplines can bring us great joy and be a great reason for celebration.  In the Old Testament book of Nehemiah, the people had rebuilt the wall and began a time of spiritual renewal. It was during this time that Nehemiah and Ezra called the people to celebrate. “Then Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who were interpreting…