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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

Jesus’ Love, My Life: Love Leads to Action

God wants us all to be “fruitful,” to do good things according to his will. How? By staying connected to Jesus, trusting in God’s “pruning” work, and remembering the love we have received from the Father and the Son.

Living My Faith

Jesus’ Love, My Life: Holy Spirit, HELP!

The Holy Spirit often sparks questions and confusion among Christians today. But Jesus’ words, though deep, are clear. The Spirit is our counselor, our teacher, our “reminder,” and our source of peace. This message teaches us to rely on one of Jesus’ greatest gifts, the Holy Spirit.

Living My Faith

Jesus’ Love, My Life: I Can Be Fearless

Fear filled the hearts of Jesus’ friends the night before he died. But that made Jesus’ promise all the sweeter. He was going to prepare a place for us. He would be the way to get to the Father. We could trust in him when our hearts are troubled. That’s the peace we need when we realize the sinfulness of our hearts.

Living My Faith

Finding the Fruit of the Spirit

Watch the entire devotional series from this past week, as Pastor Mike helps find the fruit of the spirit in our lives.

Living My Faith

Struggling With Self-Control?

Before you can have the self-control to say no to sin, you need to know this important fact first.

Living My Faith

Where Is the Joy in My Life?

If you want more joy in your life, you don’t need a new life. You just need to look around you. Pastor Mike helps you learn how to do this.

Life’s Challenges

Where Can I Find Peace?

How can you find a sense of peace even during the toughest moments? Pastor Mike has a simple answer for you.

Friends & Family

How Can I Be More Loving?

Where is one of the greatest places to grow in love? Pastor Mike’s answer may surprise you.

Living My Faith

Do I Have Good Roots?

How do we get love, joy, patience, and self-control in our lives?

Friends & Family

Leave No One Behind: Even When Church Hurts

Many kids get disconnected from church because they or their parents get hurt by someone at church. The pastor. The church council. A fellow member. Without the right reaction, these sins/hurts can uproot entire families for generations to come. This message is meant to prepare people for the next time church hurts. What do you do? What do you say? When do you go?

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…

Friends & Family

Leave No One Behind: Embrace Your Role

Pastors, teachers, church members, godparents, older siblings, friends, aunts/uncles, grandparents, etc. all have a role in training the next generation. Singles and non-parents have a role too because they are people who, like Paul himself, may not produce the next generation, but absolutely want to see them in heaven with Jesus.