World Opportunities Chapel

Friday, September 28, 2018
Marlon “Big Dog” Brown Brown

Marlon Brown is a man reclaiming Memphis, TN for God.  Marlon, otherwise known
as “Big Dog,” has worked at Service Over Self–an urban home repair ministry located in the heart of Memphis–for 11 years now.  While most know Marlon as the Assistant Construction Director at SOS and for his constant ministering presence in the city, his was not always a reputation of gospel-centered service to others.  Marlon knows better than most, perhaps, what it is to be reclaimed.  As one reclaimed by God’s purpose from a purposeless life, Marlon knows what it means to need the gospel he now demonstrates.


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Reflection/Discussion Questions:

1. Where can God use your gifts and abilities?
2. What have you been called to do for God?

 

 

Rev. Jon Cavanagh

Monday, September 24, 2018
Rev. Jon CavanaghJon Cavanagh

Rev. Jon Cavanagh, Campus Pastor at Taylor University since 2015, is a 1998 Taylor University alumnus.  He has served at Taylor since 2007, filling roles that have included Director of University Apartments/Coordinator of Off-Campus Community, Co-Chair of Residence Life Programming, Hall Director at Wengatz Hall, Head Men’s Golf Coach, and committee assignments including Chair and member of the Community Life Committee, Lighthouse and J-term Capstone Co-Leader, and the leadership of various devotional groups.

In addition to his Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education from Taylor, Cavanagh holds a Master of Divinity from Winebrenner Theological Seminary, Findlay, Ohio (2008). He is an ordained minister in the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches (N.A.C.C.C.).

Prior to returning to Taylor, Cavanagh served as Associate Pastor for Plain Congregational Church in Bowling Green, Ohio, and as resident director at Asbury University in Wilmore, Ky., and Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. He also filled the role of Church Planter for Mercy and Grace Ministries in Sheridan, Wyo., from 1999 to 2000.

Jon and his wife Kara are the parents of 2 daughters, Phoebe (9) and Hattie (2).


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Reflection/Discussion Questions:

1. What are two words to describe your current engagement with Scripture?
2. What does it look like for you to consume the Word of God (Jer. 15:16)?
3. What are you going to do to engage with Scripture and who are you going to do this with?

 

Songs from Chapel:

Blessed Be Your Name

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

Nothing But the Blood

Local Church Week

Friday, September 21, 2018
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Nirup Alphonse is the founding and Lead Pastor of LIFEGATE. Originally from Chicago, Illinois Pastor Nirup and his wife Hannah spent seven years on staff at a church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 2014 they, along with over 40 people, moved their lives to Denver, Colorado to start a church. Pastor Nirup believes that the local church is the hope for the world. Their church is one of the fastest growing churches in the Denver metro. He and his wife have three young sons, Jai, Elijah and Kai.


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Reflection/Discussion Questions:

1. Where has God sent you?
2. How is God calling you to serve in the local church?
3. What are your fears being in the local church?

Local Church Week

Wednesday, Sepetember 19, 2018
Pastor Andre MitchellMitchell

Pastor Andre Mitchell is a devoted husband and father of three; who recognized the call of God upon his life at an early age. He is a gifted speaker with a passion for communicating God’s Word both through writings and oral presentations. Born in 1976 to Christian parents who nurtured him in the ways of the Lord, he attended church with his family regularly and they sent him to Christian school. In 1994 he graduated that school as the first African-American male to do so in the school’s history. He became a youth pastor at the age of 21 and served in that capacity until on his 35th birthday when he became the senior pastor of Deliverance Temple in Muncie, Indiana. He has numerous achievements, but cherishes the title as child of God above them all. He is known to his family for being loving, caring, responsible, and kind. He is known by his congregation as a servant leader, a prayer warrior, an administrator, a relevant teacher, and a fireball preacher. He is known in his community as an author, an activist, a trendsetter, an innovator, and a voice for the underprivileged. His personal life mission is to remain authentic in his Pursuit, Passion, and Portrayal of God.


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Songs from Chapel:

In Christ Alone

King of My Heart

No Longer Slaves

Local Church Week

Monday, September 17, 2018
Pastor Matt CarderCarder

Matt Carder is the founding pastor of Commonway. A 2002 graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, Matt backpacked solo to over 30 countries after graduation, before returning home to marry his college sweetheart, Liz. Commonway was birthed under his leadership in 2005 at Union Chapel, and was planted as an independent church in August of 2011. Matt graduated with a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2018. He enjoys each new life adventure with his wife and two children.


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Reflection/Discussion Questions:

1. What can you do to right now to impact the Kingdom in the midst of an ordinary life?
2. How are you spiritualizing your restlessness as an excuse for not engaging where you currently are?
3. What does committing what you can to a local church look like to you?

 

Songs from Chapel:

This is Amazing Grace

Sinking Deep

It is Well

T.W.O Chapel

Friday, September 14, 2018
Professor Jenny CollinsJenny Collins Picture

Jenny Collins is an Associate Professor of Missions and Biblical Studies at Taylor University. She directed Taylor’s Lighthouse International Service-Learning Program from 1999-2013 through which she coordinated 88 three-week trips to 24 countries. She is the board secretary for The Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission (soe.org), an organization she helped found in 2003, and has chaired two church mission leadership teams. She earned her BS at Taylor University and her MAR from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; she is currently a PhD student in missiology at Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, IN. Jenny also serves as a Billy Graham Center Fellow at the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College. The Fellows are tasked with fusing the academic world with the practical application of evangelism research and best practices.


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Reflection/Discussion Questions:

1. How is Jesus speaking to me about the integration of evangelism and justice?
2. In what ways do I compare the best of my group with the worst of another?
3. How can I get outside the Taylor “insider” bubble and serve with and among those facing barriers and oppression?