Every Season’s Change
on March 8th, 2020
Hi, we’re Rob and Christina Johnson. We live and minister in Chiang Mai, Thailand with our three boys. We moved here from New Orleans back in 2013. Rob has been serving at Chiang Mai International School (CMIS) as the Spiritual Advisor/Service Learning Coordinator. Christina volunteers part-time with a local ministry called Thai Village, a small organization that focuses on a holistic ministry to...
on March 2nd, 2020
Hear Darlene talk about a something her missional community started doing, and how they are working to reflect the love of Christ to people who are hurting!
on March 1st, 2020
My name is Karoline. My husband is the Director of Missional Life here at Berean, and we have been here for almost 9 years. During our time in New Orleans, and at Berean, we have seen God’s faithfulness in so many ways, even when we are unfaithful. We have fallen short so many times, but God continues to lift us up and help us continue! Throughout most of my life, I have hated conflict. I am a ve...
on February 23rd, 2020
Being a part of God’s larger narrative often requires abrupt detours in the lives ofHis people. We don’t usually understand it at all, and we don’t necessarily need to,although that aspect might prove to be the most painful part. But ultimately if it’sGod’s story to tell, and His glory to be shown, does it really matter if we ever see thefull “why”? This is the story my family has been walking out...
on February 16th, 2020
My name is Thecla, I’m from Algiers and I work in the entertainment and health care business. I’ve been attending Berean since May of 1999. I grew up in the student ministry here at Berean. It was in this ministry, that I began to realize how broken I was, and I knew that I could never be in the presence of a holy God with what I had done in life. After sharing this with o...
on February 9th, 2020
Hey, my name is Lukas.I am a student at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. The past months I have struggled with stress and anxiety over knowing where God is calling me. I know He has called me to New Orleans and seminary, but other than that, I am not sure. For a while, I was ok with that, but pressure has started to build up with my parents and others around me pushing me to know what I a...
His Ways Are Higher
on February 1st, 2020
If I am honest, when I feel this way I isolate myself. I hide away from people who love me so that I don’t have to let them down. Instead of trusting God, I try to lean on my understanding, and that never gets me very far. I feel this weight on my shoulders to make everyone around me feel confident in my decisions. It is too much for me to carry.
Never Changing God
on January 27th, 2020
Hear Josh talk about how God is constant even when it feels like everything else in your life is constantly changing.
Heroes of New Orleans
on January 26th, 2020
My name is Greg Ravy. I was born and raised in the Fischer Development Project in Algiers. Growing up, a lot of my friends at Fischer fell and became addicted to drugs, to a life of crime and violence, became incarcerated, or died. I felt like success in life was measured through just survival and getting out. I lost my father at a very young age and grew up in a single parent home along with my ...
Hope 4 Burundi
on January 19th, 2020
Life in Burundi, Central Africa, is harsh. Between political strife, deep-seated poverty as the poorest country in the world, suffering physically as the most malnourished nation in the world, everyone suffers. To be a young person means little hope for your future; few can afford even a primary education; fewer still go to high school. There aren’t many high schools, requiring most students to li...
Resting in Christ
on January 13th, 2020
Hear Kaylyn talk about how she has experienced grace through Christ, and how it has given her authentic freedom in her life!
Speak Life, Speak Love
on January 12th, 2020
Hi, my name is Marquise. Recently, I think God has been teaching me the power of uplifting speech, and using my words to glorify God instead of myself. In the past, I never looked at gossip or hurtful speech as a “big deal,” and would often disguise gossiping as “venting” or “sharing my feelings.” After guidance from the Lord, I began to work on this area of taming my tongue, but so often I failed...
on January 6th, 2020
Listen to Rhys talk about how he has been sharing the Gospel with his coworkers, and how his relationships in church help encourage him and redirect him.
on January 5th, 2020
I didn’t grow up in a Christian home. If you asked me what it took to get to heaven I would have told you to be a good person and do right by those you come in contact with. This brought a sense of loneliness, like I was never good enough for anyone. These thoughts continued throughout high school as I worked to try and be a good person, or what I considered to be a good person. Ultimately, this l...