Hope Springs From Truth Rehearsed
Mark Vroegop has been the Lead Pastor of College Park Church in Indianapolis since 2008. Along with being married to Sarah and the father of four children, he is a contributor to 15 Things Seminary Couldn’t Teach Me, and the author of Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament. Mark is also a conference speaker, a trustee at Cedarville University, and a council member of The Gospel Coalition.
Disciples are called to love fellow disciples like Jesus loved them. Simple enough, right?
Painful circumstances and the pressure of ministry can result in denial (“Everything’s fine”) or despair (“Everything’s awful”). Add loneliness into the equation, and you can see the dangerous mix.
Training for missionary service involves mastering the language and the culture of the people. But there is another language that is equally important—not for navigating the mission field but for surviving it: lament.