Pancake Breakfast

Steve Houser Chapel Dedication

Job Ready January

Winter Warmth

Heartbeat Heads to the House

Giving Thanks 2018

Thanksgiving, we had more than 70 things to be thankful for…we had over 40 clients and children plus staff and volunteers.

The clients did a Mustard Seed craft for inclusion in care packs we will be making in the future for our homeless brothers and sisters. It includes a little bottle which has one mustard seed in it, with an attached card and a personal note that will be included in the packs. The back of the card references Matthew 17:20.
We also played The Price is Right where the clients bid on components of a Thanksgiving meal. Clients took home dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, rolls, butter, a turkey breast and much more!
Three deep fried turkeys were donated by Louisville Rescue mission and the staff pitched in for the rest of the meal. We had a true feast!
Praise the Lord for his provisions.

Tis The Season 2018

The holiday season is a great time to spend time with family and friends and the same is true at BsideU For Life. We were able to stop and catch up with our clients in December. It was a day for the kids and moms to enjoy. They had an ugly sweater party along with making jewelry and Christmas ornaments and a special time of Christmas karaoke with our life skills director Sandy Gross. BsideU For Life staff & clients got to enjoy a wonderful Christmas party meal of assorted appetizers and finger foods. Prayer was led by Dr. Dennis Kaufman and several of our clients read us this story of the Nativity.

“Mary is the young woman who was selected by God to carry the child who would become the Savior of the World. Joseph was the man Mary was engaged to when she became pregnant as a virgin, the Shepards the caretakers of a flock of sheep had been out in the fields when an angel of the Lord appeared and announced the upcoming birth of the Christ child, Wise men of Magi  who were seekers of truth and saw the star that signified the birth of a king. They brought gifts of gold, incense, and myrrh.  Baby Jesus, his birth was unique, no one has ever come into the world the way he did. He would live a perfect life and become a sacrifice for our sins. John 3:16 says, For God so love the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him would not perish, but have eternal life”.

Ark Encounter

BsideU For Life was recently blessed with tickets for a select number of life skills clients (those who completed the new 12 week curriculum, e-school students, and leadership team members) and accompanying staff to spend a day at the Ark Encounter in Williamstown Kentucky.  This was made possible through a donor’s personal connection with the Answers in Genesis ministry (ask and you shall receive!).

The outing was both a fun field trip but more so a faith strengthening examination of scripture brought to life.  Dr. Kaufman prepared a lesson on Genesis 6-9 for our hour and a half long drive to prepare our hearts and minds for what we were about to experience in the physical world.  Both clients and staff were overwhelmed with the actual size and sensory experience the Ark Encounter provided.  Whether it was feeling the wind, hearing the thunder and lightning, seeing how the animals were caged, to how waste and fresh water was provided for Noah, his family, and all the animals, the experience was truly unforgettable.

We were also richly blessed with a personal tour guide who stayed with us throughout the experience to point out details we would have otherwise missed.  This was truly a faith building moment for all.  We are grateful for the support of donors, the generosity of other ministries, our dedicated clients and our faithful staff.  May God continue to bless the ministry and reveal Himself to us daily in both small and “ark” sized ways!

30 Years of Amazing Grace

Come Celebrate Saved Lives!

On October 2nd, BsideU for Life will be hosting our annual Benefit Event to celebrate our 30 years of ministry. This banquet is all about celebrating 30 years of Amazing Grace and the 9,500 lives saved through the ministry of BsideU. Doors open at 5:30p.m. and the program begins at 6:00p.m.

Order your tickets now.

This year, we are excited to host a dynamic panel of pro-life leaders who will discuss the intersection of our culture, the Church and the importance of pregnancy centers. Our Speakers this year are Roland Warren, President and CEO of CareNet (a national network of pregnancy centers); John Stonestreet,  President of The Colson Center for Christian Worldview, see a video clip of John here ,; and Dave Stone, Senior Pastor of Southeast Christian Church (one of four founding churches of the BsideU ministry).

Our speakers will discuss the impact and importance of pregnancy centers and how to engage a pro-choice culture with the truth and love of the gospel.

Reserve your seat today! Let’s celebrate 30 years of changing hearts and saving lives!

For more information about tickets or sponsorship opportunities e-mail Kristi Collins at or call at (502) 589-9400.

 

Roland Warren’s Testimony

Roland and Yvette Warren’s Story from Care Net on Vimeo.

 

John Stonestreet on Engaging the Culture


 

 

Look Back: TEAM LIFE RIDE

TEAM LIFE was a huge success!

On Saturday, August 11th, we hosted over 95 riders to in our 7th annual TEAM LIFE Bike Ride. Together, our riders raised over $40,000 for BsideU For Life to continue the work of changing hearts and saving lives.

This year our riders got to choose between three mileages: 10-mile, 28-mile, and 53-mile.  The ride also included a motorcycle lead off and a spin class hosted by Southeast Christian Church and the Norton YMCA.

Our Team Life Captain, Ed Sitzler, said “I truly believe that this years ride was extra special. We added the 10-mile route, we had the guys on the Harleys escort us out at the start, the weather was nearly perfect, everyone survived, the Boy Scouts did a fantastic job running the sags, the volunteers did an excellent job, and all the food was great.”

The Team Life ride wouldn’t have been possible without our amazing sponsors. Thank you so much to our Sponsors for your partnership and support of the ministry at BsideU For Life.

To everyone who came out to ride, thank you so much. Everything we get to do is “because of your partnership in the gospel”.  (Philippians 1:5)

If you didn’t get a chance to ride this year, but would like to sign-up for next year’s ride, mark your calendar for Saturday, August 10, 2019!  We would love to have more cyclists, motorcycles and spin classes involved in our Team Life Ride next year.

If you have questions about the ride or would like to send in a donation to sponsor our TEAM Life rider and support the ministry at BsideU For Life, e-mail Kristi Collins at or visit our TEAM LIFE funding page!