When God Roared

In 2004, a dear sister in Christ wrote a book called When God Roared.

In its chapters, she unfolds the healing path God walked her along to step-by-step overcome childhood abuse and its fallout. This is the path standing open to you in your journey to know your Father and His abiding, ministering love.

Now, 13 years later, we are making this book available online for the first time.

Each day, we will publish a fresh page from this book.

Come back often, and share with a friend!

The journey has only just begun…

When God Roared

Cultivating Lovely – A Women’s Conference

What makes you lovely?

This question is so easy for us to answer about others but not so easy to ask ourselves. As women, we need to redeem our appreciation for who God created us to be. We need to discover what truly makes us lovely.

This conference, Cultivating Lovely, is by and for young adult women. It will take place from April 29 at 6:30PM to April 30 at 1PM at Hazel Dell Christian Church’s Student Center (14501 Hazel Dell Pkwy., Carmel, IN). For more information about each speaker, see cultivatinglovely.com/speakers-1.

By the end of this conference, our hope is that you will confidently be able to answer this question and learn how to cultivate and find your lovely.



Friday, April 29 | 7-9PM

Doors open at 6:30PM
Conference begins at 7PM
Worship – Kyle Hastings
Ashley Scott Onusic – What Makes You Lovely?
Hayley Morgan – Being Under His Banner

Saturday, April 30 | 9AM-1PM

Worship – Kyle Hastings
Ashlee Edgerton – Loving Him by Loving Our Body Image
Krista Dunbar – Loving Him Despite Our Emotions

Breakout Speakers:

  • Anna Scott – Marriage
  • Leah Hahn – Singleness
  • Jessica Bello – Mamahood
  • Liz Henderson – Loving Him through Tragedy


Are you in? Tickets are $25 and available at cultivatinglovely.com/register.

For more information, see the conference website at cultivatinglovely.com!

Discuss Faith, Politics, and Public Service with Michele Bachmann

Wednesday, March 9

Join us for the March Summit Forum, live from the set of the Summit Adult Conference, featuring former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Together we’ll discuss “Faith, Politics, & Public Service.”

If you have questions you’d like to ask (before or during the webinar), ask them on social media using ‪#‎SummitForum‬ or email them to alumni@summit.org.

Since the forum will be recorded, if you can’t watch it live, be sure to catch the recording on our website, summit.org/alumni!

Reserve your spot today!

Note: This event will take place at 4:30PM EST, which is 2:30PM MST.

Small Groups Starting at Judson Road Christian Church

Ready to grow deeper in your walk with God this spring? Join a small group!

Judson Road Christian Church (2006 W. Judson Rd., Kokomo) is launching seven different small groups this month. The groups will study a broad range of topics, from understanding God’s basic nature to learning how to witness to Muslims.

To sign up for a small group, email stephaniefischvogt@hotmail.com with the name of the group you are interested in. For more information about any of these small groups, contact Judson Road Christian Church at (765) 236-0671 or visit them on Facebook or on their website.


Hosea by Jennifer Rothchild

Leader: Debby Donoghue
For: Women
Days: Thursdays for seven weeks, February 18–March 31
Time: 6-7:30PM
Place: Joy Room at the church building
Cost: $15

The Old Testament book of Hosea is “a story about an unlikely couple; an unusual marriage, a man in love, and an illicit affair. The story of Hosea and his wife will shock you and warm your heart. The story of Israel and God in the book of Hosea will frustrate you and then fill you with hope.” Childcare is available on request ($2 per child).


Life Group for Women

Leader: Devin McCarty
For: Women
Days: Wednesdays for seven weeks, February 17–May 11
Time: 6-7PM
Place: The church building
Cost: FREE

There will be a short Bible devotional. Our focus will be on connecting and growing our relationships by sharing our joys and struggles.



Leader: Matt Crosby
For: Anyone
Days: Wednesdays, six to eight weeks starting February 17
Time: 6:30-8PM
Place: The church gym
Cost: FREE

This small group will be based on “The Truth and Islam” class at Summit Theological Seminary. “Islam has been a growing and alarming feature in the news. What exactly do they teach? Isn’t Allah just another name for the same God we serve? What does the Koran actually teach? Is Islam a peaceful or violent religion? How do we talk to a Muslim about Jesus?” Come find answers to these and other questions!


Facing Your Giants by Max Lucado

Leader: Cindy Smith
For: Anyone
Days: Mondays for seven weeks, February 15–March 28
Time: 6-7:30PM
Place: The Smith home
Cost: FREE

“If the ‘giants’ in your life seem overwhelming and neverending, this is the study for you! We will be looking at ‘hitting them right between the eyes’ like David did with God’s Word and promises!” No materials are needed for the first meeting. There is room for 10-15 people.


Who is God by Francis Chan

Leader: Scott Carpenter
For: Anyone
Days: Thursdays beginning February 18
Time: 6:30-8PM
Place: The Carpenter home
Cost: $8 for the study guide

“We say we love God. We say we follow Him. We say His spirit is with us. Do we mean it? Do we even know what our lives should look like if we do?” Come and find out. This group will be video- and study-guide-based. There is room for 10 people; childcare is not available.


Ready or Not, Here He Comes (Adjusting to and Helping a New Minister Succeed)

Leader: Gary Carpenter
For: Anyone
Days: Thursdays for five weeks, March 3–March 31
Time: 6:30-8PM
Place: The church building
Cost: FREE

This small group will center on Biblical, practical instruction and discussion. “Ready or not, we are looking at a big transition. The best thing for the church is for the new minister to succeed! Forty years in the ministry uniquely qualifies Gary to offer important insights into how we can make that happen!” If needed, childcare will be arranged.


Weird by Craig Groeshel

Leaders: Jason and Annie Double
For: Anyone
Days: Mondays (2/15-3/21) at 6:30 p.m.
Time: 6:30-8PM
Place: TBA
Cost: FREE

Normal just isn’t working. Normal people are stressed, overwhelmed, and exhausted. Many of their relationships are at best strained and in most cases just surviving. Even though we live in one of the most prosperous places on earth, normal is still living paycheck to paycheck and never getting ahead. When it comes to God, the majority believe in Him, but the teachings of Scripture rarely make it into their everyday lives. Simply put, normal isn’t working. In this six-session study, Groeschel’s WEIRD views will help you break free from the norm to lead a radically abnormal (and endlessly more fulfilling) life.


For more information about any of these small groups, contact Judson Road Christian Church at (765) 236-0671 or visit them on Facebook or on their website.

Defy Geography! Join an Online Small Group

We’ll be kicking off the new year with ReFrame, a short series Summit Ministries recommends for drilling down into what it means to be a Biblical Christian: “We’re trying to inculcate God’s story in you so deeply that when something happens, you just instinctively react with the character of God… You don’t have to think about it because it’s who you are!”

Since we come from quite a few different cities, we’ll be doing ReFrame as an online small group. Please answer the following information so we can pick a night that works best for you!

Share Your Thoughts!

Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10)

What does a full life look like? How can Afikomag be part of that? We’d love to hear your thoughts! Take the poll below, and feel free to share more details in the comments!


Jon Acuff in Indy: Do Over Tour

What if you could change the way you looked at your job and your career?

What if you could rescue Monday, reinvent your work, and never get stuck again?

Those are some of the questions Jon will be answering at a book signing for his latest book, Do Over! He will be at the Carmel Barnes & Noble (14790 U.S. 31, Carmel) on Thursday, October 15th from 7-8:30PM. Be sure and register if you plan on attending!

In his words:

The last tour was awesome! In addition to signing books and hanging out with so many friends, I got to do a live illustration of the four career transitions everyone will experience.

A tour might feel a little old fashioned what with the webinars and the Lady Gagas and the hippity hop snapchat these kids are doing these days. But the more time I spend online, the more I realize offline matters more. That’s why I can’t wait to meet so many of you and hear about your Do Over stories.

This event is free, but space is limited. Register to reserve your spot!

Register Now!

Millions of online fans love Jon Acuff’s refreshing mix of humor, honesty and wisdom about the world of work. His book Do Over, the get ready, get going guide to navigating career change and doing work you love, has an average 4.25 star rating! Meet the author and have your book signed!