Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Mission Report This Sunday, August 4, 6pm at PBC

One Love Skate Mission Report 

This Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 6pm. at Pukalani Baptist Church (4 Loha Street, 96768), come hear what God is doing through One Love!

To God’s glory, in July, One Love was in 6 states.

This one-hour service will include worship songs, testimonies, & insight for helping Christians become disciples who make disciples that live Jesus’ One Love.

"This is how God showed His LOVE among us: He sent His ONE and only Son into the world that we might live through Him."
- 1 John 4:9 

Here is a link to download a half sheet .pdf flyer: 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Multiply Info & #SeekTheMostHigh today at 4:20p.m.

One Love blog readers,
     We're continuing from the book Multiply by Francis Chan today at 4:20p.m. at Keopuolani Skatepark. All of this material is free online (book, audiobook, & leadership videos). 

Today, we'll be discussing pages 109-122 "Studying God's Word Prayerfully and Obediently."

Please be praying for this #SeekTheMostHigh group and also for a group to be formed at every skatepark on Maui by February 2014.

If you're interested in starting a #SeekTheMostHigh Bible study at a skatepark or interested in starting a small group somewhere else, here are two 1-page resources to help you:

How to lead your Multiply Study Group

Outline of Multiply for Leaders

Please let One Love Skate know what God's doing through this ministry and let us know how we can help support you in making disciples who live Jesus' one love.

One Love (1 John 4:9),

p.s. This is the free leadership video for this week's lesson.

Friday, July 19, 2013

One Love at Durham Skatepark

Session 3 of Skate: The Bowl
Yesterday, we did our 8th mainland One Love Skate event at Durham Skatepark in NC.
Chris won the game of skate.
PJ was an awesome MC.
Cesar helped get the party started.
Thanks so much to the leadership team who helped with this event
(Left to Right: Nicole, Tyler, Meg, Kate, Will, Kathleen, Seth
Not pictured: Naomi and Allison)

Chris about to land a boardslide that gave everyone a letter.
Seth Bo always kills it. Check out The Way
Thanks for keeping up with One Love Skate.

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One Love (1 John 4:9),
Sick picture Dave!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

One Love Skate: Josh's Testimony

A friend asked me to put together my testimony and talk about One Love Skate for a book he is writing.
This is what I sent him.

Josh: One Love Skate Messenger in Maui, Hawaii

I grew up as a frustrated Pastor’s kid in a conservative church. I was judgmental, and I could not understand how people who supposedly loved a real God were fake.

Since I was a four-year old kid, I have always loved skateboarding. Skating has been something consistent in my life even as I have moved to and lived in different states.

Having a disillusioned attitude toward God and His church as I grew up, my friends who skated helped fuel my frustration toward God and encouraged me to pursue destructive habits that pushed me further from the life God created me to live.

However, God shattered the walls of bitterness in my life toward church when I saw Christians who really loved God and loved others. I worked with these Christians at a church camp after my 10th grade year of High School, and they impacted me because they were secure enough in their love relationship with God to love me without caring if I loved and respected them in return.

God used these people who lived out a real love for Him to show me that looking only at imperfect people is stupid! God showed me a truth that I have strived to live by ever since: “Keep your eyes on the perfect God instead of imperfect people.”

When I started learning about the perfect God through His perfect Word, He started to show me His heart for the world. He called me to help the world see Jesus in and through my life. In college, my Youth Pastor in North Carolina and I began a ministry to skaters we called “One Love Skate” based on 1 John 4:9.

“This is how God showed his LOVE among us: He sent his ONE and only Son into the world that we might live through him.”
      1 John 4:9

One Love Skate has evolved through the years from a slab of cement at our church in NC that we invited skaters to come and enjoy, to a vision for letting Jesus transform the places where skateboarders already are (i.e. public skate spots and skateparks).
In college, I met my wife Nicole, who was born and raised in Maui, HI. God sovereignly orchestrated for us to live on Maui, and I was amazed to see ways that He was preparing to use One Love Skate more in Hawaii than He had used it in North Carolina. This message of “One Love” burned strong in my heart, and after breaking my foot during a freak wakeboarding accident, God showed me to rely more on His strength and His plan. This is when He began doing some cool things with One Love Skate across the boundaries of individual churches and denominations that I could not have done in my own strength.

The Maui County Baptist Association adopted us as one of their ministries, and they started providing some funds for us to buy skateboards, t-shirts, and tracts to give away. We wrote a Gospel tract with five questions on one side and a Gospel message on the other (tract can be downloaded free on the web). These questions became a thermometer for the culture:

1.     What comes to your mind when you think of ONE LOVE?
2.     What’s the purpose of life?
3.     Who is God?
4.     What do you believe will happen to you when you die?
5.     Who is Jesus Christ to you?

Tragically, we started to see that many people lived without any purpose and without a relationship with Jesus. Since then, we started using skateboard giveaways, free stickers, service projects, and other fun relational methods to lead people to experience God’s One Love in Jesus Christ.

We strive to live out Jesus’ love at public skateparks on Maui by regularly giving away skateboard decks to build relationships. This helps plant seeds for relationships that let us use tracts, stickers, and t-shirts in order to share that the one, real love is Jesus Christ.

We also regularly do #SeekTheMostHigh Bible studies at 4:20p.m. on Maui to help skaters connect with God and realize that: “There’s no high like the Most High.”

It’s only by God’s grace that we know Jesus as our Savior, and we pray that God will bring more people to Him. Your prayers are important to this mission! Please pray for a trail of discipleship groups because of One Love Skate.

One Love Skate is all about living Jesus’ love to help others focus on God’s perfect love instead of imperfect people.

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One Love (1 John 4:9),
Josh Marburger
One Love Skate with Vertical
Summer 2013
One Love Skate at a skatepark in Florida
Summer 2013

My wife, Nicole, and son, Caleb, and me after giving away a One Love Skate deck in Oregon.

Monday, July 8, 2013

One Love Skate in Florida

Some recent pics of One Love Skate action at two skateparks in Florida.

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