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Pastor Mike Novotny

Pastor Mike Novotny

Pastor Mike Novotny has served God’s people in full-time ministry since 2007 in Madison and, most recently, at The CORE in Appleton, Wisconsin. He also serves as the lead speaker for Time of Grace, where he shares the good news about Jesus through television, print, and online platforms.

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Life’s Challenges

Keep the Faith: GOD Knows

Are you afraid of the wrong things? Are you stressing out over medical diagnoses, money, and what others think about you? Jesus taught that these worries only affect 0.0000000001% of our lives. And instead, we need to focus on what really matters.

Living My Faith

Wonderfully made

Have you ever heard of the Strengthsfinder personality test? After a brief exam, it reveals your top strengths out of a list of 34…

Life’s Challenges

Keep the Faith: GOD Reigns!

What do you do when life feels out of control? When, despite your best efforts, you realize that you can’t control anyone or anything? The answer is found in an often-forgotten story from the end of Jesus’ life.

Living My Faith

It’s new, but God is with you

What’s new? I don’t ask that question to pass the time with small talk. I mean, what are you dealing with that is terrifyingly…

Social Issues

God & transgender (Part 5)

God gave us a gender (male or female); sin broke our bodies (including our sense of gender); Jesus’ body was broken to give us…

Living My Faith

God & transgender (Part 4)

I came across a sobering statistic from the American Academy of Pediatrics. It reported that 42 percent of transgender teens have attempted suicide. 42…

Social Issues

God & transgender (Part 3)

Do you think Jesus experienced the same temptation that many transgender people face? Jesus is God—all-powerful, eternal, present everywhere—but two thousand years ago, when…

Social Issues

God & transgender (Part 2)

If God created us “male and female” and declared that our genders are “very good” (Genesis 1:27,31), why do so many people—even God-fearing, Spirit-filled…

Social Issues

God & transgender (Part 1)

How should Christians approach their transgender questions? When we (or someone we love) feel a disconnect between our brains and our biological bodies, what…

Social Issues

God & Gender: What About Transgender? (Part 2)

If God created us male and female, why have so many of God’s sons questioned if he actually created them to be his daughters? And why have so many Christian women wondered if they were really made to be God’s sons? Paul indirectly answered these questions when he wrote about the struggles of life in this broken world. Both parts of this message intend to explain the transgender temptation and offer hope and encouragement to those facing it.

Friends & Family

Comm-union

Would you think I was creepy if I told you that I like to watch people during Communion? Okay, I know that sounds slightly…

Social Issues

God & Gender: What About Transgender? (Part 1)

If God created us male and female, why have so many of God’s sons questioned if he actually created them to be his daughters? And why have so many Christian women wondered if they were really made to be God’s sons? Paul indirectly answered these questions when he wrote about the struggles of life in this broken world. Both parts of this message intend to explain the transgender temptation and offer hope and encouragement to those facing it.