Steve & Penny Statema ~ Senior Leaders
God is on the move in central Minnesota- Yea!! Our lives have been full with preparation and changes to ready us for the new season He is bringing us into. We believe He equips where He calls, and we can now look back over the past years with all the difficulties and successes, and marvel at how He has been using everything for our good, to equip us for what He has called us to birth and carry.
For some time now, the Lord has put a vision on our hearts for an equipping center in our region. “An equipping center?” you say. “What’s that?” Well, I’m glad you asked. ( :
It is a multi-faceted approach to creating a place where lives are transformed. It is a training and resource center for people to come and learn, experience, and apply the message of the gospel of the kingdom, so that they are sent out to live the lifestyle in everything they do and change the culture everywhere they go. We believe the gospel is a message to be lived- we are to become the message and the carriers of reform wherever we go. Essentially, our aim is to equip an army, whose weapons are love, honor, and the power of God (among others), to advance the Kingdom of God in all of their places of influence. Twelve men changed the world. We burn to help people realize and enter their destinies so that they can have the same effect, and in doing so experience true freedom and joy.
What Makes Your Heart Tick - My family. I love hanging out with my family, whether working or playing. I love the Bride of Christ and doing my part to empower all those that make her up.
Favorite Childhood Memory - That's a tossup. Either the long summers of riding motorcycle on the farm with my brother, or spending hours upon hours as a family at the lake waterskiing. Both were awesome fun.
Dream Vacation - Coast to coast RV roadtrip with the whole fam, of course stopping at many of the awesome small towns off the beaten path, and preferrably no interstates, with the motorcycle towed behind for the more adventerous roads. Option 2 - The Holy Land with my wife.
What Makes Your Heart Tick - Watching my kiddos love on each other and hearing their laughter and songs. Watching someone receive revelation of who they truly are and growing into that person.
Favorite Childhood Memory - Hmmm... that's a tough one! Maybe when we got our puppy. She wasn't the little sister I'd always wanted, but I tried to treat her like it! ( :
Dream Vacation - Something involving a beach... Hawaii, the Caribbean with my hubby. But I'd also really love to take my whole family to the ocean, and actually to take an RV trip all around the U.S.- so much to see, experience, and learn!! ...this category could go on for a long time... I really love to travel and have many overseas dream destinations ( :