Ashworth's Blog (Page 17)

Ashworth's Blog (Page 17)

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…

Are you an Encourager? Find out!

Hope you’ve been thinking about the importance of encouragement and affirmation in your families this week. You all have been an incredible encouragement to Matthew and I as we’ve joined the Ashworth Road family! Thank you!  Here’s the website for the 5 Love Languages Test I mentioned in yesterday’s message. Grab the others in your family and take a few minutes to learn how you all feel most encouraged, affirmed, and loved! If you missed this message, you can find…

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…

Pirates Have Invaded Ashworth Road!

Pirates have invaded Ashworth Road. Every Sunday, our kids will set sail aboard the Penny Poor in search of great treasure. Kids will learn that when we follow Jesus we can become more like Him, which is the greatest treasure we could ever have. Check out these pictures from week one. \

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…

Out with the Old

Many times, we talk about advancements, improvements, enhancements as if everything from “the old days” has no value in todays society.  We even use the phrase, “Out with the old and in with the new.” Sometimes this is because we feel we are beyond it. We are too sophisticated now.  We are so much smarter now. But all too often we throw the baby out with the bath water. I believe this to be especially true in the area of…

God’s Gift to YOU!

“Salvation is a free gift from God to all people” That is the first line of our church’s belief statement on the subject of salvation, which was the topic of our youth study last night.  As I read that line, one teen asked, “But how can you say salvation is for all people if we believe that some people are never saved from their sin?” Herein lies the issue which people often get confused about.  When you mistakenly believe that…