Posts by Brent Clark (Page 11)

Posts by Brent Clark (Page 11)

How Will They Know?

Sermon Podcast Audio Your browser does not support the audio element. For those who follow Christ. there are probably very few things that strike fear and guilt into our hearts quicker than hearing the word evangelism. In fact, take a second and think about that word, “Evangelism”, what images come to your mind? We probably begin to think about telling others about Jesus. Evangelism is a nice church word. It means to bring good news. We have others churchy words…

Fighting Against Hunger

At Ashworth Road, we have been partnering with organizations local, regionally, and around the world to help end hunger. This past October, one of our ministry partners, Manos Herman, had the opportunity to present at the Iowa Hunger Summit presented by the World Food Prize. They shared about an exciting new technology that can pull the nutrients from alfalfa and reduce it to powder. This powder can be put into food to give individuals the vital nutrients they need to…

Something to Talk About

As followers of Jesus, we have the greatest story that needs to be shared.  Unfortunately, too often that message is seen as confrontational, off-putting, and unloving. Is there a way to share the message of Jesus in the way that Jesus shared it? In a way that actually draws people to Christ instead of repelling them? Join us Sundays in November as we redefine evangelism and reveal to the world that we have something to talk about. 

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…