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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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Living My Faith

Struggling With Self-Control?

Before you can have the self-control to say no to sin, you need to know this important fact first.

Living My Faith

Where Is the Joy in My Life?

If you want more joy in your life, you don’t need a new life. You just need to look around you. Pastor Mike helps you learn how to do this.

Life’s Challenges

Where Can I Find Peace?

How can you find a sense of peace even during the toughest moments? Pastor Mike has a simple answer for you.

Friends & Family

How Can I Be More Loving?

Where is one of the greatest places to grow in love? Pastor Mike’s answer may surprise you.

Living My Faith

Do I Have Good Roots?

How do we get love, joy, patience, and self-control in our lives?

Friends & Family

Leave No One Behind: Even When Church Hurts

Many kids get disconnected from church because they or their parents get hurt by someone at church. The pastor. The church council. A fellow member. Without the right reaction, these sins/hurts can uproot entire families for generations to come. This message is meant to prepare people for the next time church hurts. What do you do? What do you say? When do you go?

Life’s Challenges

Strong tower

I will never forget standing behind the walls of Masada. Just west of the Dead Sea, Masada is an ancient fortress built on a…

Friends & Family

Leave No One Behind: Embrace Your Role

Pastors, teachers, church members, godparents, older siblings, friends, aunts/uncles, grandparents, etc. all have a role in training the next generation. Singles and non-parents have a role too because they are people who, like Paul himself, may not produce the next generation, but absolutely want to see them in heaven with Jesus.

Living My Faith

3 words that will change your Valentine’s Day (especially if you’re single)

In my almost 40 years on the earth, I’ve experienced the four emotions of Valentine’s Day—loneliness, euphoria, pressure, and apathy. From puberty through my…

Who is God?

Missed use?

When I was a teenager, my mom would always give me the same speech before going out: “No drinking, no smoking, no sex, no…

Friends & Family

Leave No One Behind: Start Young

This message reminds parents of what matters most—the training up of their children. What you do when they are young will probably shape what they believe when they are older. So, what should you do? God gave Moses the answer. Seek God with a personal passion, based off his unbeatable promises, and then talk about that God as often as you can.

Who is God?

Hallowed be

Hallowed be thy name. Recognize those words? They are the second line (and the first request) in the most famous prayer of all time,…