The Service of Listening

“Aunty Kristin, Aunty Kristin! I have an assignment… I have a wound… I am not well… I want to talk to you a minute… someone came to see you… can you go visit this sick person… etc.” These interruptions seem to happen on a daily, and even hourly basis.  People constantly interrupt the email I […]

Service as Soldiers of Christ

I was told a thrilling story about a missionary couple who served sacrificially on the mission field. They happened to return home on the very day that a UN soldier was returning home from war. When they arrived at their country’s airport they watched as he passed the joyful welcome and massive nationwide celebration of […]

Learn More: On Service

As we reflect on this lifestyle celebration, we invite you to explore some of our staff top picks from media and resources that deal with service.  READ Ryan Kuja serves as Field Director of WMF Colombia. We are so thankful to celebrate the publication of this book on healthy missional engagement! Kuja invites us to ask […]

Meet our Staff: Kristen and Gustavo

Kristen Leichty Director of Community Care, International Office, USA Kristen will join Word Made Flesh as the Director of Community Care in August 2018. She desires to offer a space for reflection, rest and a listening ear to the WMF community as we live out our vocational callings around the world. In 2017, Kristen graduated from […]

The Celebration of Service

Mark 10:45 “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:16 “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.” Have you recently been well served? It could have been at a coffee shop, […]

Discovering the Heart of Service

The year was 1972, and I was waiting earnestly for the guidance of the Lord before committing to serve Him. I knew in the depths of my heart that I was to leave the job I was holding to transition to a place where the Lord wanted me, to fulfill his will through me for […]

A Mighty Refuge / Guard My Heart — Artist Ambassador

Belting out hymns every Sunday morning when I was young is something I’ll treasure for the rest of my life.  I’ve continued singing those old songs and on my latest record, I took one of my favorites, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God,” and wrote something of my own, keeping some of Martin Luther’s original […]

Becoming Like Him

It can be easy to believe that going to church on Sundays or participating in another church activity is doing the will of the Lord, that this is enough to fulfill the responsibilities of every believer. But when I understood that God calls us to go beyond attending church, my wife and I decided to […]

The Economy of Service

As we reflect on and celebrate service— I am challenged to consider what I have learned from my friends and neighbors as a North American living in Eastern Europe. Specifically, my thoughts turn to financial giving as a form of service. I continually ask myself the following three questions and I invite you to ask […]

From the Executive Director

“The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.” – T. S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral “Service – We celebrate service as an expression of our fellowship.” – Word Made Flesh Lifestyle Celebrations ( “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to […]