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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

Flawed but Blessed: Is God Here?

One sentence composed of three words and nine letters can change everything about your life. It reminds us of the power of presence and has the power to give us peace and happiness. Pastor Mike takes us on a deep dive of finding that peace and joy.

Living My Faith

Flawed but Blessed: Why Does God Love Liars?

We know that honesty is the best policy, even when we are tempted to lie because the truth will cost us. Yet we lie anyway. But perhaps even more damaging is when we fall for the two biggest lies we’ve been told most of our lives—lies that we even tell ourselves.

Bible 101

Spiritual but Not Religious

Watch the entire devotional series from this week as Pastor Mike tells us why we CAN’T be just “spiritual but not religious.”

Bible 101

When Being “Spiritual but Not Religious” Failed

Spoiler: It’s not okay for you to just believe in God and just pray to him without any structure or organized religion. And here’s why.

Bible 101

Did You Leave the Church Because of Your Pastor?

Can you forgive the pastors who have hurt and disappointed you? Can you reconnect with a church again?

Bible 101

Does Your Church Tell You the Truth?

These are the two truths your church needs to tell you.

Bible 101

Do You Really Need Church?

You can podcast a thousand different sermons, stream amazing worship music, and make online donations to a church. So why do you need to come to an actual church?

Bible 101

Is It Okay to Be Spiritual but Not Religious?

Are you content to have a personal relationship with God and see no need for community? God insists otherwise, Pastor Mike says.

Living My Faith

Flawed but Blessed: Why Does God Love Me?

How do we find more self-control in our lives? The Bible gives us a clear answer. Spoiler: It’s not where most self-help books would direct you. And what does it mean when you lose self-control and mess up? Does God still love you? Pastor Mike digs into Genesis and looks at the life and family of Jacob to find the answers.

Social Issues

Abortion: What Does God Say? Abortion and the Government

What guidance does God give us on how to deal with government and the moral dilemma over issues such as abortion? Pastor Mike talks about the relationship between church and government, how issues such as abortion fit into the mix, and what we can learn from the New Testament Christians.

Social Issues

Abortion: What Does God Say? Abortion and the Church

God loves life. Throughout the Bible, God has much to say about the lives of people who are outside of the womb. Poor lives. Struggling lives. Trapped lives. Scared lives. What would it look like if God’s people felt the same way and deeply cared about each life? How might the abortion discussion change if every Christians was pro (every) life?

Social Issues

Abortion: What Does God Say? Abortion and the Womb (Part 2)

Abortion is one of culture’s most complex debates, spilling onto street corners, courtrooms, and social media. But what does the Bible say about this issue, if anything? How should followers of Jesus feel personally about abortion, given the multitude of reasons that unplanned pregnancies are ended? Part 2 of 2.