Sticky Faith

“I’ve never been to a place where I’ve felt so loved!” This is what one of our new students said when asked how she enjoyed the 100 foot banana split last week.  This event has become a standard for us each year at Fishers.  It draws in a ton of kids who hear the gospel, [...]

In Their Own Words

I asked some students to share how SV has helped them this year.  I wanted to share some of them with those of you who support this ministry with your finances and prayers. This is your ministry.  God is working through you in the ways He has called you to participate, just as much as [...]

Student Venture is now Cru

Last summer Campus Crusade for Christ (North America) announced that we would be changing our name to Cru.  While our mission has stayed the same since CCC was founded in 1951, the culture around us has changed significantly to the point that our choice of name was becoming a barrier to reaching new people with [...]

My favorite “Dad” books

I am the dad of three energetic boys.  When I'm not wearing an Iron Man mask, stepping on hot wheels, or breaking up a fight, my mind wanders to how to produce godly men out of these rambunctious boys.  How do I build bodies, shape minds and turn hearts toward their loving Heavenly Father?  How [...]


Broken.  That word kind of says it all.  This morning as I left the house I was told about a TV that my wonderful boys broke downstairs, some new carpet that my dog clawed through last night, and an iphone that was accidentally dropped into the pool.  Add to that the window that doesn't go [...]

On The Homefront

The past two months have been a whirlwind of activity with the ending of the school year and the planning of the Getaway.  We were fortunate to have some good down time with family as we vacationed with Dawn’s family, and Mark’s parents joined us at Myrtle Beach to watch the boys for us as [...]

Myrtle Beach Getaway

Last week we took 10 students from Fishers along with a bus load of other students from Indianapolis to Myrtle Beach for our annual GETAWAY conference.  This year Mark was the Conference Director, so, although we didn’t see much of him, it was exciting to see him lead with the gifts God has given him. [...]

Getting Closer

Deanne had been to a few SV events, but she sat cross armed, gazing around skeptically.  There are people there that she is great friends with, but all the excitement about God ‘seemed contrived’, she said.  At some point, Deanne checked on a comment card that she wanted to talk further.  When I asked Caitlyn, her [...]

The Swamp Monster

This is a story I made up for my boys.  They keep asking me to tell it, so I thought I'd post it online... Once upon a time, there was a SWAMP MONSTER.  He was very hungry so he wandered around the swamp looking for something good to eat. At the same time, there were [...]

I Agree with JT

"I don't know what this 'I agree with JT' thing is, but I think I'm going to go".  This was a tweet from a Fishers student the week of our "I agree with JT" outreach in April.  She and 140 other students came to the Cafeteria that night to see what all the talk was [...]