Responder Life is D.E.E.P. We use this acronym to define what we do. "D" is for discover. The first is discover the Insiders, men and women inside the first responder culture. We do this through media and by engaging known other discovered insiders and reaching out through their network.
D.E.E.P. - The first "E" is for engage the Insider. After the Insiders are discovered we then begin meeting and engaging them to become actively equipped to reach their fellow first responders. In most communities when we start with one Insider we engage 12 additional insiders.
D.E.E.P. - The second "E" is where begin to train and equip in the areas of Worldview and Apologetics. We provide additional resources to help with Post Traumatic Stress Management, and Marriage and Family Resources. All equiping and discipling to build more disciples.
Walking with Insiders
D.E.E.P. - Last "P", we partner with the group of Insiders to continue to help them transform their culture. In this time we continue to offer encouragement and together discover new tools and resources. We also partner with Chaplains, pastors and others with a heart for discipleship and first responders.
With a mighty hand the Blacksmith grasps His hammer and raises it high above His head. Then like lightening striking the ground, He brings the hammer down; and the twisted piece of metal that lies beneath begins to be transformed. Tirelessly, effortlessly, He works. A wind is stirred and coolness fills the air. The Blacksmith transforms the metal to a beat, a rhythm, to a melody of rescue, of freedom, of life. The metal moans as it’s stretched and shaped, shaped and stretched, but it’s not by the pounding of the hammer that it’s transformed. It is by the fiery spirit of the Blacksmith’s will, by the Spirit of Life that the metal is forged. In the melody a long blade, a sword, a weapon of war is created; created for the hands of One. The One is named Magnificent, Lord, and Savior. He is the First and the Last,a Warrior without equal. For the glory of the Blacksmith the blade is...Read more
As we look ahead to the path that God has laid out before us, we are grateful for the unfolding stories of first responders who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ. These changed lives are reflected in marriages restored, communities served, and churches mobilized to reach a group of people who are sometimes lost to us behind badges and uniforms. If you are reading this letter, you are a part of this emerging network of relationships committed to the critical mission of Responder Life. There has never been a more important time for us to come together and serve the men and women who show up on every person’s worst day. With this in mind, I encourage you to read the following story that now belongs to each of us. Your reading over the next few minutes will give insight into our past and present. Also, at the end of this letter I have described ways to be involved in our...Read more