Elmbrook Stories

Accepted, Loved, and Known - Elisabeth's Story

Accepted, Loved, and Known - Elisabeth

Since Christ grabbed hold of my heart, I’ve found that there’s so much freedom in sharing even the most intimate parts of my life with family, friends, or even complete strangers! God has intentionally crafted each one of our stories with detail, color and precision, and I believe that even the setbacks and hardships in my life can be used for His glory. There is power in someone’s testimony because no one can deny what Christ has done in your life. My story is centered...

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This One's On Me

This One

As a staff member with the college-age ministry at Elmbrook Church I’m often asked, “What do you actually do?” I used to dread that question because I didn’t think I had a good enough answer. Now, two and a half years into my role, I no longer shy away from my answer. “I take college-age adults out for coffee.” I submitted my life to Jesus when I was 18 years old, just entering college. Then I was loved into the Kingdom of God through the college-age...

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Scandalous Grace

Scandalous Grace

Scandalous Grace by Sarah Kooiman   Driving home that night, I prepared myself for what I would say and thought about what I would do if the unthinkable happened. God made it very clear that my years of living in a prison built with my own hands were about to come to an end, but I was terrified at what might lie outside those walls. “I felt my heart change. I felt like Jesus was right there in that room, holding my hand, listening to me.” I would have...

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