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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

During corona, your pastor needs you

The other day, the pastors at our congregation wanted to make sure our church was making it through the new world that the coronavirus…

Depression & Anxiety

Blessing #10—Teaching Us Who’s Eternal

There are three words that have changed my life—GOD is here! I love thinking about the presence of GOD. Not some lame, meh, shrug-your-shoulders…

Living My Faith

Blessing #9—Teaching Us What’s Temporary and What’s Eternal

One of the dangers of living in 2020 America is the feeling of invincibility. In other times and places, people expected war to take…

Living My Faith

Blessing #8—Teaching Us Gospel Theology

Right when the coronavirus was snowballing into a global pandemic, I was trying to get home. After an abbreviated trip to Israel, I was…

Friends & Family

Blessing # 7—Teaching Us to Love Church

Can you imagine this isolation without modern advances in technology? This week, I watched the livestream of our church’s worship service, complete with multiple…

Living My Faith

Blessing #6—Teaching Us Generosity

I suspect that 2020 will throw us the slowest pitch the Christian church has gotten in a long time. Our prayers for revival might…

Living My Faith

Blessing #5—Teaching Us to See People

Once self-isolation became the norm in our neighborhoods, I started to (finally) think of my neighbors. The elderly couple down the road—how are they…

Living My Faith

Blessing #4—Teaching Us Gratitude

“I have ZERO clue how your wife handles [my son] five days a week!”  That was an actual text a church member sent to…

Friends & Family

Blessing #3—Teaching Us Family Discipleship

Until the coronavirus hit, I couldn’t recall a time that my family ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner together for an entire week. Neither could…

Life’s Challenges

In a corona world, love like a local

I made the mistake (again) of checking the news today. The headlines (again) were global. “America may be at its most dangerous point.” “Italy…

Life’s Challenges

Blessing #2: Teaching Us Humility

Every time I read the news (which might be a mistake these days), I find another story of a celebrity who tested positive for…

Life’s Challenges

Blessing #1: Teaching Us Our Mortality

Moses once prayed, “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12). The daily death count in…