Adam Ormord: Blog Posts

A Resurrection Prayer for the Easter Season

By |2020-04-08T13:39:56-04:00April 8, 2020|Adam Ormord: Blog Posts, Staff Blogs|

This is a first for me.

I've been a worship pastor for over 25 years, which means I've always been up and out the door early on Easter Sunday, heading to church well before my children wake up. Whatever traditions were observed at our house on Easter morning, I was never a part of them.

Now my children are all grown up and the allure of decorating eggs and hiding baskets has dissipated like the morning dew.

I am not leading worship at a church this Resurrection Sunday. [...]

These Aren’t the Droids You’re Looking For

By |2020-01-16T21:21:08-05:00January 16, 2020|Adam Ormord: Blog Posts, Staff Blogs|

As the big, white, paragraphs of text slowly filled the immense theater screen, and the mesmerizing music played its familiar tune, I raised my fists in the air and let out a loud cheer. I couldn't help myself! It was the final Star Wars movie in a forever long saga, a three-part trilogy of the greatest "space opera" ever.

These movies always take me back to my childhood. I remember playing with my Luke, Leah, Han Solo, Darth Vadar, R2-D2 and C-3PO action figures. Before I [...]

Another New Beginning

By |2019-12-09T16:09:09-05:00August 21, 2019|Adam Ormord: Blog Posts, Staff Blogs|

I'm writing this article early in the morning on August 6th, 2019, while listening to the sounds of energized and refreshed voices greeting one another, laughing together, and loving really well. Our team of twelve is here in Costa Rica to present KidZ at Heart Training for the very first time in this beautiful country.

The folks from Christ's Church in Effingham, Illinois, have stepped up to this "new beginning" in Costa Rica in a really big way. Seven of us have been trained to launch [...]

The Chatter in El Salvador

By |2019-04-22T13:47:13-04:00April 11, 2019|Adam Ormord: Blog Posts, Staff Blogs|

Stepping out into the early morning light I adjusted my senses to the unfamiliar sights and sounds of San Salvador. With my running shoes laced up and my headphones ready to rock, I glanced to the left and the right, determining which direction was the best.

As I contemplated my surroundings, I heard a sudden uproar of noise coming from beyond the treeline. Whatever it was, it was heading my way. I’d never heard anything quite like it before. The [...]

Speak, Lord, We Are Listening

By |2019-03-14T16:22:13-04:00March 14, 2019|Adam Ormord: Blog Posts|

“God told me to give you something of value, something meaningful to me, and I don’t know why.”

I spoke these emotionally fragile, hope-filled words to a man named Timothy at the close of a very special retreat day with licensed trainers in Kampala, Uganda.

He traveled a long distance to Kampala in order to be a part of the retreat. In fact, it was his second trip to the city in five days. He first attended our two-day [...]

What will this look like?

By |2018-11-18T00:05:47-05:00November 16, 2018|Adam Ormord: Blog Posts, Staff Blogs|

Whenever we consider starting anything new we are faced with the challenge of imagining what it will eventually look like. Lost in wonder, we find ourselves daydreaming of how things will play out as we toy with the logic of "if-then."

If we agree to take this new job in a new city, then what will our lives look like? Will our kids adjust to new friends and new schools? Will our new neighbors be as friendly? Will [...]