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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 #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…

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,…