After Sunday: The Pottorff Family


It was great having the Pottorff family with us this past Sunday and hearing how God led them to begin serving as full time missionaries through Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru). Ben and Lesli shared what they have learned through the life of Abraham during this transition and challenged us to have the same willing heart and faith to follow God’s call on our own lives (audio message below). Now that we have heard from the Pottorffs, what’s next? Obviously prayer is vitally important for anyone stepping out in radical faith to do the work of the gospel, but sometimes our own radical steps of faith involve tangible support for those God has called out into full dependence of him. The Pottorffs cannot begin serving on campus at the University of Tennessee until they get fully funded, so here are their biggest needs to enable the Porttorffs to get on campus:

Have questions about Cru? The Pottorffs will be in town until 8/13/16 and would love to meet with you personally. Email Ben directly to set up an appointment.


The Pottorffs will be missionaries on the University of Tennessee campus during the school year and will participate in 6-week mission trips in the summers – both internationally and state side.


Cru has a 3-fold strategy of making disciples: winning people to Jesus, building them up in their faith, and then sending them out to make disciples. We will be sharing the gospel on the campus, as well as meeting with students for one-on-one discipleship, and also in small groups to answer questions about life and point them towards the Cross and Jesus Christ.


  • Every 3 seconds someone hears about Christ!
  • Every 2 minutes someone comes to Christ!
  • 82,000 students are being ministered to through the Cru college ministry alone!!!
  • Over 16,000 students are beginning to share their faith.


Cru is a non-profit organization and has no central funds for paying salaries and ministry expenses; therefore, like many other mission
organizations, its missionaries have to raise funding to be a
missionary. We have been asking the Lord to show us who He wants to be a part of our TEAM!!! Would you and your spouse please pray about supporting our ministry financially (either monthly, yearly, or a special gift)? Our greatest needs are either a monthly gift or yearly gift since it counts towards our monthly support goal. Although, special gifts are still desired since it helps with mission trips, ministry
expenses, etc.

We must find a team of partners who will give $100 monthly or some other amount to support our ministry. As soon as this team is
complete, we can turn our full attention to reaching people for Christ.


  • To work diligently to touch the lives of people for Jesus Christ.
  • To let our partners know how God is blessing our ministry.
  • To be wise stewards with the money God has entrusted to us.
  • To share prayer concerns with one another.


Your partnership can make a difference in reaching people for Christ. Would you be willing to make a monthly commitment of $100 or some other amount?


There are 2 different ways to give:

  1. A support form can be sent to you to be filled out and mailed to Cru – email Ben to request a form
  2. Online giving – follow the provided URL below and it will lead you to our Cru account website and will walk you through giving online: (the Pottorff’s staff number is at the end) -All financial support and donations are 100% tax deductible.

DOWNLOAD a flyer with this information for your records.


Mission Baltimore Information Meeting

Mission Baltimore - Promo 1

This summer we’re going to serve the people of Charm City in West Baltimore, MD, alongside our friends at Charm City Church. We will be hosting an important information meeting for those interested in participating in the missions trip on Monday, March 14, beginning at 7 p.m., at the New Passion Community Center [MAP]. During the meeting we will share all of the details we have for the trip and answer your questions. Make plans now to join us! Register below to let us know you’ll be at the meeting:

Community Week 2: Spiritual Progress

In this special message for week two of Community: Your Pathway to Progress, New Passion shared a video message from Andy Stanley, senior pastor of the campuses of North Point Community Church. In this message Andy helps us explore the positive impact that structured relationships have and how we need to enter these sometimes forced relationships for the spiritual progress they provide.

July 21, 2013
Andy Stanley (via video)

2012 ONE27 Turkey Project

November begins one of the most exciting times of the year at New Passion. There is no greater time of the year for us as a church to practice the Revolutionary Compassion that we often talk about in our services and in our Community Groups. People have needs all throughout the year, but they tend to be enhanced during the holiday months.

New Passion is joining forces with United We Care again this Thanksgiving to provide 30 families a complete Thanksgiving meal. For $20, you can provide a whole turkey and all of the fixins to a family who is in desperate financial need within our community. 100% of all donations will go directly to United We Care for this project.

How Can I Help?

We are glad you asked! You can donate $20 for every meal that you would like to provide for a family in the following ways:

  • Check – Please memo “ONE:27 Turkey Project”
  • Cash – Please use an offering envelope on Sunday and write “ONE:27 Turkey Project” on the “Other” line.
  • Online through PayPal

June 4: Love Acts “Family Edition”

Join us Saturday, June 4, for Love Acts: Family Edition. With the Love Acts Projects we are partnering with Journey Community Church in Evans, Georgia, to share revolutionary compassion locally with our community. This Love Acts is a family edition, so your children are welcome to come and help. If your child is too young to work and be involved, we ask that you take full responsibility for their whereabouts and care.

The Details…

  • Arrive at the Harlem Senior Center at 8 a.m. (See Map Below)
  • Projects will last until approximately 1 p.m.
  • Lunch, drinks and snacks will be provided.
  • You need to sign-up so we now how many to expect. Use our ONE:27 Registration Form

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