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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

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…

Who is God?

Christ > Corona

If this whole coronavirus seems like a curse, I hear you. Depending on which headline you read, the interruptions, cancellations, and social isolations are…

Life’s Challenges

Coronavirus: The marathon you didn’t sign up for

The Corona 5K officially turned into a marathon. I could almost see the finish line of my 14-day, post-Israel self-quarantine when the news dropped….

Life’s Challenges

3 words that will change your corona-year fears

I am writing these words while quarantined. My bedroom has become my new office and our basement card table my new work space. Here…