Young Adult Blog


Naaman’s Slave Girl

Written by Johnathan Armstrong

The story of Naaman’s slave girl teaches us an important lesson about how we should treat those in the world. What can we learn from this unnamed girl? The story of Naaman is one of faith,...


There Is a War in Syria

Written by Joshua Travers

We need to watch world events, including the war in Syria, if we’re to be prepared for the coming world that all of God’s people long for.  “There’s a war in Syria.” At this point in time, that...


The Feast of Trumpets: Our Only Hope

Written by Gabe Ellis

Our world desperately needs hope. What is our hope? As we approach the Feast of Trumpets, it’s important to remember that this feast reveals our only hope. “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only...


The Top 5 Reasons You Should Attend FI ASAP

Written by Tammy Valley

Are you considering attending Foundation Institute at some point in the future? Here are five urgent reasons you should do it sooner rather than later. As a Foundation Institute (FI) graduate, I can...


93 Stinky Children (and Other Reasons I Love Camp)

Written by Jeremy Lallier

The COGWA Youth Camps program has a special place in the hearts of children and adults. Why? What about this program makes it so important to so many? There are a lot of reasons for any rational...


You Are (Like) a Rock

Written by Joshua Travers

Did you know there are basically three different types of rocks? Each is formed in a different way. How some rocks form can teach us lessons about ourselves.   Rocks are a lot like people. It’s...


An Interview With a Slave

Written by Amy Foster

How do you define freedom? This post looks at a fictional story to demonstrate the real difference between slavery and freedom. “Worker droid No. 174,” said the man from earth, “your colony...


Stuck in the Belly of the Great Fish

Written by Angela Nelson

How responsive are you to constructive criticism? Are you quick to act on it? Or do you, like Jonah, need some time to process and apply? In the book of Jonah, we read of the prophet Jonah’s...


A Desensitized Existence

Written by Danielle Rehor

We live in a sex-crazed world. As Christians, we must be aware of this influence and not allow it to distract us from where our focus should be. Recently I was listening to and singing along...