I understand how you feel...kind of.

For those of you that hear your doctor say, “we’ve got some concerns and have you scheduled for a CT scan tomorrow”- I understand how you feel...kind of. 

For those of you that have physical pain that won’t end- I understand how you feel...kind of. 

For those of you that feel the pain and fear that loved ones are experiencing because they don’t know what the future will bring- I understand how you feel...kind of. 

Tags:  Empathy Pain Healing

Remember the TV show Seinfeld? For 9 years starting in the late 80’s, viewers would get to do life for a half hour with Jerry, George, Elaine and Cosmo Kramer. One show after another, we’d would never know what was coming next and I don’t think ....

Remember the TV show Seinfeld? For 9 years starting in the late 80’s, viewers would get to do life for a half hour with Jerry, George, Elaine and Cosmo Kramer. 

One show after another, we would never know what was coming next and I don’t think Jerry, George, Elaine and Cosmo knew either. 

It was a satirical yet pretty realistic glimpse of the life that many Americans lead; taking circumstances over hours, days, and weeks and even years as they unfolded- no strategy in life- no stated purpose in life...it’s all just nothing. 

Tags:  Purpose of Life, Mission Statement

Post Christian? Who can stop it?

June 21-23, Belfast Northern Ireland, birthplace of the Titanic, was the host city for the 2018 CBMC World Convention

What a blessing it was for Paul & Carol Johnson, Doug Cozad, myself from the Northland and about 40 others from around the country to represent the United States at this once every 4 years event. 

My trip to the birthplace of C.S. Lewisincluded an eye opening layover in London England

Tags:  World Convention Hope Evangelism Discipleship

It all starts with Why? A Special CBMC Northland Year End Update

Dear friends of CBMC Northland,

On behalf of the countless thousands of lives influenced for Christ by your generosity, THANK YOU! As you will see in this letter and links attached, God is at Work in a significant way through CBMC Northland.

We have incredible momentum and need your generous financial support to keep the momentum going!

Included in this letter is a card that outlines different ways in which you can give. Monthly gifts, planned/estate gifts, quarterly, annually- all are accepted with gratitude and thanksgiving.

The easiest way to support CBMC Northland is to give online at https://give.cbmc.com/giving/?appealcode=northland and select the Smith Northland MN 5063 option

If you ever have any questions or thoughts you'd like to share with me please email at asmith@cbmc.com

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.~ Philippians 1:3-6

Special Report — CBMC Northland Mid-Point, 2016

By Alan Smith

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances.... ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

This passage from 1 Thessalonians is how I’d like to frame up this letter to you, because you – with your generous financial, prayer, and leadership support –are the backbone of God’s work through CBMC Northland. Without you this ministry would not exist.

The Summary of this letter is at the beginning. Read through it, be encouraged, and dig into more detail in the three following sections: Young Professionals, Small Groups, and Events.