Jesse Eubanks

Friday, October 6, 2020
Jesse Eubanks
Jesse spent 7 years serving as the Director for Hope for Louisville – the precursor to Love Thy Neighborhood. Having raised over $2M in the last two years to help the homeless, Jesse launched LTN in January 2014, returning to his roots leading young adults to build relationships with people who are marginalized, serve with nonprofits and experience spiritual formation in Christ. He geeks out over Ira Glass and Tim Keller, loves listening to his wife Lindsay rap Salt-N-Pepa lyrics and wrestling with his son and daughter. Jesse and his family reside in the Audubon Park neighborhood.

Reflection Questions
1. How do you believe Jesus responds to your doubt?
2. What do you believe your deepest identity is?
3. What practical steps can you take this week to help people who are marginalized and hurting?
Worship from Chapel
Give us Your Heart / Available / Goodness of God / Great is Thy Faithfulness

 

Angie Ryg

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Angie Ryg
Angie Ryg, M. Ed., is a blogger, Bible teacher, writer, and international speaker whose passion is encouraging women to find contentment and purpose right where God has placed them. She reaches out to her community with a sense of humor and a willingness to be open with her struggles. She believes the rescue story of Jesus is the greatest story of all time and shares the blessing of a life transformed by the gospel.
 
Angie graduated from Wheaton College and then got her Masters in Education at National Louis University. She was awarded the Sallie Mae First Year Teaching Award and was nominated for Disney Teacher of the Year. She is the author of Clutter Free Simplicity. She is also a contributor for the (in)courage Women’s Devotional Bible and Everbloom: Stories of Deeply Rooted and Transformed Lives. She has been published in Christianity Today, (in)courage, Family Matters, Educational Leadership, and Chicago Tribune, among others. She is also a contributing writer for Unlocking the Bible. 
 
Angie lives in Arlington Heights, Illinois, with her husband, Michael, their four amazing kids, Leah, Joshua, Jonathan, and Jared,  and a sweet answered prayer: a little Shihpoo named Maddie. As a family, they love to go up North, play games, watch movies, and hang out with their extended family. She would love to connect at her blog at angieryg.com or over on Twitter or Instagram.

Worship from Chapel:
He’s Able / Alpha and Omega
Reflection Questions:
1. What afflictions have you been struggling with in the past few months?
2. How has God shown you compassion?
3. Who do you need to show more compassion to in your life? Did you remember to include yourself?

Beth Guckenberger

Monday, October 12, 2020
Beth Guckenberger
Beth and her husband, Todd, live with their family in Cincinnati, Ohio where they serve as Co-Executive Directors of Back2Back Ministries. After graduating from Indiana University, the Guckenberger’s moved to Monterrey, Mexico where they lived for 15 years. Between biological, foster and adopted children, they have raised eleven children.
Beth is the author of nine book including adult and children’s titles. She travels and speaks regularly at conferences, youth gatherings and church services about reckless faith. Her style is based in story-telling and she draws from her vast field experience as a missionary, Bible teacher and parent for illustrations of biblical concepts.

Worship from Chapel:
Only King Forever / Man of Sorrows / Revelation Song
Reflection Questions:
1. What is one area you need to trust God in?
2. What is something you believe for sure is true?
3. You have been adopted into the family of God, what parts of that identity mean the most to you?

Dr. J.R. Briggs

Friday, October 9, 2020
Homecoming Chapel 

J.R. Briggs

Dr. J.R. Briggs possesses four passions: Following Jesus, equipping and investing in hungry kingdom leaders, growing fruit on other people’s trees, and creating good kingdom mischief. In short, his calling is to partner with people who are called to follow Jesus while they lead others. 

In 2011 he started Kairos Partnerships, an organization committed to serving hungry kingdom leaders through leadership coaching, consulting, speaking, teaching, equipping and writing.

For more than 15 years, J.R. served in pastoral roles in mega-churches, church plants and house church networks. Since starting Kairos Partnerships, he has served and invested in pastors and kingdom leaders in over 40 denominations throughout North America. 

In addition to pastors and church planters, he has also invested in a wide variety of leaders, including business owners, U.S. Olympic athletes, university administrators, athletic directors, coaches, and attorneys.

He is affiliate faculty member in practical theology at Missio Seminary and guest instructor at Friends University in the Masters of Arts in Spiritual Formation program. He has guest lectured, taught and spoken at over a dozen colleges, universities, and seminaries around the U.S.

He also serves as the Director of Leadership & Congregational Formation for The Ecclesia Network and as a National Trainer and Strategist for Fresh Expressions U.S

He has written, co-written or contributed to ten books on a wide variety of topics. His most recent book is The Sacred Overlap: Learning to Live Faithfully in the Space Between (Zondervan) He has also published articles in Christianity Today, Huffington Post, Preaching Today, American Bible Society, N.T. Wright Online, Missio Alliance, and Relevant Magazine, among others (see full list here).

He co-hosts the Monday Morning Pastor, a weekly podcast created to provide space for kingdom leaders to talk about ministry and leadership in raw and hope-filled ways, and hosts the Resilient Leaders podcast, a twice-weekly podcast equipping leaders to grow in their resilience in the new reality. 

He serves on the board of Jerusalem University College, an academic institution offering short-term study programs, semester study abroad opportunities, and a Masters degree program right on Mt. Zion.

J.R. and his wife, Megan, are 2001 graduates of Taylor University. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award at last years’ Homecoming.  A fun fact about J.R. is that he is the original owner of infamous striped Friday shirt..

He and his wife Megan have been married for over 19 years and have two sons, Carter and Bennett. They live in Lansdale, PA in the greater Philadelphia area.


Worship from Chapel:
Christ be Magnified / Tremble / Holy Holy Holy
Reflection Questions:
1. From what J.R. shared, what made your soul sing? What makes your soul sting?
2. What would “double majoring” in conviction and civility look like on the Taylor campus, especially in such divisive times?
3. Think of the prayer: “Lord, grant me wisdom, courage, and compassion.” How might your life be different if you lived as a wise, courageous, and compassionate Taylor student?

 

September 25, 2020 Chapel | Turner Stadium

Friday, September 25, 2020

Worship Lyrics

Way Maker

 Verse 1

You are here, moving in our midst

I worship You, I worship You

You are here, working in this place

I worship You, I worship You

Chorus 1

(You are) Way maker, miracle worker

Promise keeper, light in the darkness

My God, that is who You are

Verse 2

You are here, touching every heart

I worship You, I worship You

You are here, healing every heart

I worship You, I worship You

Verse 3

You are here, turning lives around

I worship you, I worship you

You are here, mending every heart

I worship you, I worship you

Chorus 2

Way maker, miracle worker

Promise keeper, light in the darkness

My God, that is who You are

Bridge 1

That is who You are, that is who You are

That is who You are, that is who You are

Bridge 2

Even when I don’t see it, You’re working

Even when I don’t feel it, You’re working

You never stop, You never stop working

You never stop, You never stop working

See A Victory

Bridge

You take what the enemy meant for evil

And You turn it for good

You turn it for good

Chorus 1

I’m gonna see a victory

I’m gonna see a victory

For the battle belongs to You Lord

I’m gonna see a victory

I’m gonna see a victory

For the battle belongs to You Lord

Extravagant

Verse 1

You were a lover before time’s beginning And You gave Your love freely withholding nothing
Jesus, my Jesus

Verse 2

You carried the weight of the world on Your shoulders
And You stopped at nothing to prove You were for us

Jesus, my Jesus

Chorus 1

It’s extravagant, it doesn’t make sense
We’ll never comprehend, the way You love us It’s unthinkable, only Heaven knows
Just how far You’d go, to say You love us
To say You love us, to say You love us

Verse 3

You don’t belittle our pain and our suffering, And You comfort us in our greatest unraveling Jesus, my Jesus

Verse 4

You are the dawn that is breaking within me And You are the sun that is rising around me Jesus, my Jesus

Bridge 1

Here is all my love
it’s Yours, no conditions When You pull me close No, I won’t resist it

No, I won’t resist it I won’t resist it
No, I won’t resist it

You’re the Only One

Though the earth may try
To satisfy my heart
Though the earth may try
To tell me you’re not faithful
Though the earth may try
To blind me from your goodness
You shine through
Though the earth may try
To satisfy my heart
Though the earth may try
To tell me you’re not faithful
Though the earth may try
To blind me from your goodness
You shine through
You’re the only one who
Fills me up
Oh, you’re the only one who
Fills me up
Oh, you’re the only one who
Fills me up
Oh, you’re the only one
Though the earth may try
To satisfy my heart
Though the earth may try
To tell me you’re not faithful
Though the earth may try
To blind me from your goodness
You shine through
You’re the only one who
Fills me up
Oh, you’re the only one who
Fills me up
Yeah, you’re the only one who
Fills me up
Oh, you’re the only one
Yeah, you’re the only one who
Fills me up
Oh, you’re the only one who
Fills me up
Oh, you’re the only one who
Fills me up
Oh, you’re the only one
Though the earth may try
To satisfy my heart
Though the earth may try
To tell me you’re not faithful
Though the earth may try
To blind me from your goodness
You shine through
You shine through

And, you’re the only one who
Fills me up
Oh, you’re the only one who
Fills me up
Oh, you’re the only one who
Fills me up
Oh, you’re the only one