May 12, 2016 12:45:17 PM

I have often heard the counselors in the UGM recovery programs refer to their work as “re-parenting.” The parallels are clear... Learn More >

Why Go to Chapel?

Mar 15, 2016 11:40:21 AM

We know that men and women, previously unaware of any spiritual need in their lives, often have their eyes opened during chapel... Read More >

What do You have in Common with a Drug Addict?

Jan 15, 2016 10:50:16 AM

We are all tempted to seek pleasure, joy and relief from pain in behaviors and objects that cannot ultimately satisfy... Read More >

The Root of Our Joy

Dec 1, 2015 10:50:00 AM

Life and death. Joy and sorrow. Growth and pain. Life is a mix of the good and the bad. Becoming a Christian doesn’t magically change that... Read More >

November 2015

We are Thankful

Nov 1, 2015 10:00:56 AM

First Impressions

Oct 5, 2015 12:15:00 PM

When we allow our impressions to become assumptions about people’s motives and character, the damage can be devastating.

There is Always Hope

Sep 1, 2015 11:50:05 AM

We've been using the slogan “Hope starts here” for years, and I’ve thought I got it, but after a trip to a large city, I see it in a new way.

The Freedom to Say "No"

Jul 1, 2015 11:50:15 AM

Jesus Christ satisfies our deepest longings and gives us the power to say no to the imposters who promise fulfillment but cannot deliver.

Good Work

Apr 1, 2015 11:50:28 AM

There’s a good kind of tired. That kind where you’ve put in a full day of hard, physical work. You got dirty. You sweat . . . Read More >

February 2015

Go and Make Disciples

Feb 1, 2015 10:50:19 AM

Myth: To be a person who disciples others, you have to have it all together.

Truth: No one has it all together.

Myth: Only a select group of Christians are called to disciple others.

Truth: Everyone is called to love like God loves. Everyone is called to tell the story of what God has done and is doing in his life. Put those together and you have something close to discipleship or, as Brent describes it in our cover story, “intentional, authentic relationship.”

Myth: You have to be a Bible scholar to disciple others.

Truth: When you are a lover of the Word, a lover of Christ, and a lover of other people, Christ’s love flows through you. Henrietta Mears, who had a profound impact on Billy Graham, Bill Bright (Campus Crusade), Dawson Troutman (Navigators) and Jim Rayburn (Young Life), once said: “You teach a little by what you say; you teach most by what you are.”

Discipleship is a subject near and dear to my heart – both for the impact it has had in my life and the impact I see it having on the men and women who come through our doors.

December 2014

2014 - A Year in Review

Dec 31, 2014 10:59:42 AM

2014 was a fantastic year for UGM – thanks to you!
Once again, our community went above and beyond to bless the poor, the homeless, and the broken. Here’s a quick word of appreciation from UGM Executive Director Phil Altmeyer.