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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

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…

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…

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,…

Who is God?

The name game

Have you ever played the name game—when you blurt out the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear someone’s name? For…

Living My Faith

Glimpses of the gospel

I sinned during the sermon. Although it was not my intention, I said something very personal and very aggressive toward a member of our…

Living My Faith

Creation’s curse

Your parents took a chance every Christmas. When they took your wish list to Toys ‘R Us and went into debt for your seasonal…

Who is God?

Creation is like God

Two years back, Tojo made me sushi. Hidekazu Tojo is one of the greatest sushi masters in the world. For our 12-year anniversary, my…

Who is God?

Creation is from God

If you ever want to see the ugliest dinosaur ever, go to my mom’s house. For some odd reason (that only mothers would understand),…

Who is God?

Creation is calling

When my toes inched closer to the 1,000-foot drop, no one had to tell me to be impressed with the Grand Canyon. There was…

Depression & Anxiety

The end of anxiety

I should have been anxious. I was about to speak to the biggest audience of my entire life, a crowd of over one thousand…

Who is God?

GOD will be here

I cringed slightly as I listened to the teenagers from our church answer this question: “What does your faith mean to you?” Because nearly…