Entries by Jenna Jordan

1:00 am Conversations That Changed My Life

It was November of my junior year at High Point University. My roommate and I had participated in too many 1:00 am conversations about what we were going to do with our summer, and yet, here we were again. What would our parents think? How would we make money over the summer? What about an […]

Stories from the Field: Hurricane Response

Audible silence filled the van as we travelled into the devastated area of Big Pine Key. A wall of belongings and debris separated us from the waterway. After hours of finding our way, we became lost in the silence, internally processing what it was that we were seeing. One of the first thoughts that came […]

Christmas Is Never as Good as We Remember

What do you think of when you think of Christmas? Is there a specific moment in time that comes to mind when you reminisce on the perfect Christmas? For me, I have a distinct memory of riding in the back of my parents’ car and arriving on the snow-lined streets of my grandparents’ house in […]

Bringing our Eagerness to Completion

During the Together Initiative, we referred to 2 Corinthians 8 and 9 regularly. Why? Paul expertly paints the picture of the role of generosity in the Christian life and how we can look to Jesus as our example in generosity. But we have more connections to these chapters than just a general theological connection. We […]

How Pants Made Me See the Dignity of All Work

Had I been on trial for a right understanding of work, I would have been found guilty. Had you asked me about the dignity of work two and a half years ago, I would have given you a beautifully wrapped answer outlining 1 Corinthians 10:31, “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do […]

2017 Week of Prayer for International Missions

December 3-10 has been designated as a week of prayer for international missions. Here are three reasons why you should consider participating as you start your December. 1. Keep Things in Perspective With gifts to purchase, deals to take advantage of, events to attend, and family gatherings to plan, the Christmas season can make focusing […]

Part of Our Heart Is Leaving for Philly

At Mercy Hill, we get excited about church planting because church plants increase gospel presence exponentially around the world. Indeed, the church is God’s plan A for the world. Not only are we seeing the gospel preached, people baptized, and lives shaped by the Spirit here at Mercy Hill, but when a church is planted […]

1600 Reasons to Tell People about the Weekender in 2018

In looking back at the amazing year of 2017 through the lens of the Weekender, I am astonished at the numbers. This year alone we have seen over 400 people go through the Weekender. That brings us to not just over 1500 people (our five-year goal) but over 1600 people total through the Weekender since it […]

What is Serve the City?

Serve the City is an opportunity to see first-hand what it looks like to plant a church. It is a snapshot of the movement of God across the nation. People are the mission, and the Church is God’s plan A. He moves through people to save people and one of the strategic ways to do […]

Holding the Ropes

Our aim as a church is to be a sending church. In the book of 3 John, the Apostle John instructs the church how we should care for those sent out for the sake of exalting the name of Jesus. He writes, “You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner […]