Dark Clouds. Deep Mercy.
GUEST SPEAKER: MARK VROEGOP
Mark Vroegop is the Lead Pastor of College Park Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a graduate of Cedarville University and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and has written articles that are published in Leadership Journal, Pray! Magazine, Revive Magazine, and the Gospel Coalition Blog.
In addition to his responsibilities of preaching, leadership, and vision-casting at College Park, Mark is a conference speaker for Life Action Ministries and a prayer summit leader for Strategic Renewal Ministries. He also presently serves on the Board of Directors for Life Action Ministries, as National Co-chairman for the 6:4 Fellowship and on the Advisory Council for ABWE.
Mark and his wife, Sarah, have four children, Hayden, Joseph, Jeremiah, and Savannah, and one daughter, Sylvia, who is in heaven after her unexpected still-birth in February 2004.
Dark Clouds. Deep Mercy…
Our world is broken. Disappointments abound. Life is hard. And yet men are supposed to be strong. Right? Maybe. What does strength look like or sound like? Some of the strongest men in the Bible poured out their hearts with honest grit as they tried to live between the poles of a hard life and trusting in God’s purposes. Over a third of the Psalms reflect this gutsy prayer language of lament. Rather than falling into the ditches of denial (“I’m fine”) or despair (“I’m done”), biblical lament is how strong-hearted, gospel-loving men process pain. Our world desperately needs men who know the grace of godly lament. Join us as we learn about the grit and grace of lament.