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Derailed

April-May 2016

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  • PART 1 - Derailed: Shocked - Jeff Mickey
  • PART 2 - Derailed: Sorrow - Dave Bartlett
  • PART 3 - Derailed: Struggle - Kurt Vander Wiel
  • PART 4 - Derailed: Surrender - Alice Shirey
  • PART 5 - Derailed: Sanctification - Dave Bartlett
  • PART 6 - Derailed: Service - Brian Steenhoek

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Teaching Schedule

  • April 28

    Community Center: Monica Bass
    Sanctuary: Kevin Zabel
    Grundy County: Stef Rohler
    Waverly: Kevin Cummer

  • May 5

    Community Center: Jesse Scholten
    Sanctuary: Stef Rohler
    Grundy County: Monica Bass
    Waverly: Holly Matthias

  • May 12

    Community Center: Kevin Zabel
    Sanctuary: Holly Matthias
    Grundy County: Jesse Scholten
    Waverly: Monica Bass

  • May 19

    Community Center: Dave Bartlett
    Sanctuary: Alice Shirey
    Grundy County: Kurt Vander Wiel
    Waverly: Brian Steenhoek

  • May 26

    Community Center: Brian Steenhoek
    Sanctuary: Live Stream
    Grundy County: Jeff Mickey
    Waverly: Dave Bartlett

  • June 2

    Community Center: Alice Shirey
    Sanctuary: Kurt Vander Wiel
    Grundy County: Brian Steenhoek
    Waverly: Jeff Mickey

Derailed

Our lives can be pictured as two rails.  One rail represents the joys set before us as gifts from God.  The other rail represents the pains, struggles and disappointments that are part of living in a broken world.  We are often on both rails at the same time.  Grandpa dies the same week his first grandchild is born.  A family feels great joy at a Christmas Eve service and leaves to go visit mom at the hospice house.  My marriage is everything I’ve always dreamed but we cannot seem to get pregnant.  I’ve just graduated with honors and I cannot find a job.  It looks like I’ll be going back home for a time.

Every life gets derailed at some point.  The derailment can be a tragedy, a deep loss or even a serious disappointment.  The derailment requires a journey to get back on the tracks.  The journey may have 6 stages:  Shock, Sorrow, Struggle, Surrender, Sanctification and Service.  Often people get stuck especially in the gap between struggle and surrender.  These six stages of the derailment journey can take years to travel.  Each journey is unique.