Renovation at the new NSpire Church location.
By Carl Stagner
The Latin word spīrāre inspired the name of the Church of God in Westfield, Indiana, now known as NSpire Church. In the Hebrew and Greek, its meaning is understood as having to do with breath, life, wind, and the Spirit. Building up to IYC2018 (July 2–5), the church is preparing to work with IYC students by hosting an Indianapolis-area Impact Day project. As the church transitions out of a season of building and expanding, their partnership with the International Youth Convention is but an extension of who they already are. Leading into a new season of outreach, NSpire Church is breathing life into their community and will soon breathe life into the lives of teenagers attending IYC. Continue reading
Posted in All Church of God, Great Lakes, IYC: International Youth Convention
Tagged Brad Ruggles, community, expansion, Impact Day, Impact Indy, IN, Indiana, International Youth Convention, IYC, IYC2018, life change, Matt Gaylor, Nspire Church, outreach, renovation, service projects, students, teenagers, Westfield, youth
Photo: IYC volunteers give CPS visitation rooms a makeover.
By Mary Walker
Editor’s note—Every IYC affords students the opportunity to give back to their host city through acts of community service. You never know what kind of impact they’ll leave behind. The following is the story of one local agency blessed by youth groups attending IYC2016 in San Antonio, Texas.
Maybe you’ve heard people say they’ve had a “life-changing moment.” It could be something big or small, but whatever happened, they knew nothing would be the same again, or they discovered or became something new. Some people could really use a moment like that, to make their lives just a little bit better—and sometimes you can’t wait for it to come along. Instead, you need to take action to make it happen. Continue reading
Posted in All Church of God, Central, IYC: International Youth Convention, Youth Ministries
Tagged community service, CPS, Impact Day, International Youth Convention, IYC, Mary Walker, Nicole Solis, San Antonio, Texas