Posts with the tag “community”

New Year, New Me...?
January 30th, 2023
Every new year, people all across our campus, country, and even world will write down resolutions for what they want their new year to look like. Some of the most popular ones are about things such as...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Known and Loved
September 10th, 2021
Like most college freshmen, I remember moving to Athens in the fall and not knowing what to expect. I was nervous, excited, and wondering where or with who I would fit in.The first couple of months of...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Living a Legacy Without Needing a Legacy
January 29th, 2021
If I could begin life again, I might start First Grade with the deep appreciation of learning, which has taken me more than 20 years to cultivate. My most recent topics of interest: history & Christia...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Heart of Worship
September 30th, 2020
When the country first shut down back in March, many things were thrown into a screeching halt. Seemingly everything we knew to be normal about routine and life suddenly became rattled. I found myself...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Racial Unity
September 9th, 2020
Unity in God. The phrase alone holds power. Everyone knows that feeling of being a part of something bigger, knowing that you’re needed, yet such a small part of the whole. The Christian body is like ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Known and Loved
July 20th, 2020
What is family?Family looks different for each of us. Some of us are blessed with wonderful, close-knit families, while others cannot depend on a shared bloodline to make a relationship. There is a wo...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Celebrating Others
July 1st, 2020
If you have been around me at all, one thing that you know is I love celebrating my people. I think my people are the best in the world, and I think that they deserve to be highlighted for the greatne...  Read More
by Devon Radford
LEAD/Grow Testimony
April 2nd, 2020
I joined Freshley as a Freshman but didn’t really keep up with it because my Monday nights always seemed to be busy. I quickly fell into the culture of Athens and started to feel myself drifting farth...  Read More
by Devon Radford
LEAD/Grow Testimony
March 31st, 2020
I consider LEAD/Grow to be the most significant commitment I’ve made in college. In high school, I really lacked a strong Christian community. I considered myself a follower of Christ, but my life did...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Called to Friendship
March 27th, 2020
Before spring break, the thing God was teaching me the most was about friendship, both with Jesus and the people around me. Not sending me out to make more friends or build more community, but really ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
November 7th, 2019
To know Jesus every day we have to consistently remind ourselves of the big picture. That it was always God’s plan for us to know Him and that He WANTS us to know Him. That He’s not hiding Himself fro...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Say Yes to Your People
October 18th, 2019
We are called to be a people that refuse to settle for less than the goodness of God for our people. The abundance God calls us into is a life free from depression, anxiety, addiction, etc. As great a...  Read More
by Devon Radford
July 5th, 2019
Community can look very different during the summer. Especially if you are going from a place with constant accountability like Wesley, to different places around the world away from what you’re used ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
A Beloved Family.
June 30th, 2019
Family has always been God’s design for us. All throughout Scripture we see God bringing back together family like in the stories of Jacob and Esau and the prodigal son to show God’s heart is for us t...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Summer Survival Guide
June 14th, 2019
Summer is a special time. It’s my favorite season and it holds a special place in my heart. There’s a freedom and playfulness that doesn’t seem to be there in other seasons. The days are longer and I ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Testimony | Thankfulness
November 23rd, 2018
This year has been a process with God for me. It has meant long nights of me just praying and asking God if there was any way to get to where I was going faster than I was going. It means I have had t...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Remedy | Loneliness
February 14th, 2018
In Deuteronomy 31:8, God is preparing to lead the Israelites into the promised land after almost five hundred years. However, he is telling Moses that he can't pass because he disobeyed God.However, t...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Feature Article | Maturity is an Investment
January 21st, 2018
At the beginning of January, Wesley began a five-week series on the Old Testament prophet Elijah. The main point of the series is that Elijah KNEW God deeply, and because of that, God did incredible t...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Christmas Survival Guide | Connect with Community
January 5th, 2018
Christmas time can ring a number of proverbial bells. Usually, you want to hear about how Christmas was a time spent with good friends, family, and food. However, for some people, Christmas can be lon...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Feature Article | Community
November 27th, 2017
There are several different meanings to the term “community.” As humans, we define it as “a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.” We find great val...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Jonathan & David | Christlike Friendship
November 11th, 2017
As we continue this series on community at Wesley, there are two characters in the Bible we can look to for a good example of what God intends friendship to be like.The two are David and Jonathan—God’...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Agape Love
October 28th, 2017
In November, we are going to start a series about community called “#squadgoals.” The hope is that we would learn the best ways to love the people in our lives through this series. However, before we ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 29: The Secret of Manna Gathering
August 3rd, 2016
We talk about the miracles God preformed for the Israelites as if they’re nothing. We’ve heard the story of the Red Sea since we’ve been old enough to understand. We all vaguely know about the pillar ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Summer Survival Guide Week 4: Stay in Community
June 5th, 2016
You are officially four weeks into your summer. By this time you have started your job, are in the swing of summer classes, or have simply begun your summer routine. If you are anything like me then i...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Summer Survival Guide Week 1: Attend a Local Church
May 17th, 2016
THE DISCONNECTAll year you’ve been attending Wesley or Freshley (or both) and it’s been EASY to stay involved and connected to the community of believers in your city. AND NOW…  it’s summer break. Sum...  Read More
by Devon Radford