Testimony of a Gap Year

Shared by Nathan Kocurek, Associate Pastor Student Ministries at Stonebriar Community Church, the true story of Michaela, one of his former students.   The Gap Year is typically an academic year taken by a student as a break between high school and college. For Christian kids, the idea becomes a missional Gap Year. It can include […]

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The Benefits of a Gap Year

Written by Nathan Kocurek, Associate Pastor Student Ministries at Stonebriar Community Church “You’re off to great places!” Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so… Get on your way! ~ Dr. Suess When I first began as a student ministry pastor, I quickly encountered the problem we have all come to recognize as “graduating […]

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Schooling Your Children

School is about to start back up, and it seems no matter where I turn I hear debates over how and where families send their children to school—as if it were anyone else’s business. Christians, in particular, seem to be at odds with one another over what is the best situation for Christian children. The […]

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Out of the Nest

One month from today we will watch our youngest child walk across the stage to receive his high school diploma. Then 41 days later we will wave goodbye to him as he heads off to California for US Marines basic training. This is not the way I thought I would find myself in the empty […]

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