September 2021 Update
Introducing… The Next Gen Initiative
Winding down summer is such a bittersweet time. In the Midwest, summer lends itself to pool days, late evening walks, and a chance to exhale a little deeper as we consider all that God has been doing.
Perhaps one of the most life-giving benefits of summer is enjoying the fruits of harvest at Farmer’s stands and on our dinner plates. Evidence is all around of hard working saints sowing with dedication and passion ensuring there will be a bountiful crop come Fall. The season shifts give way to routines as well as excitement and uncertainty that can hang in the air.
What will this new season bring?
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19
As we continue to embrace and honor the Legacy of Fresh Start, we have been seeking God: what are you doing next? We are excited about what He is unveiling for this next chapter!
God is raising up young leaders to help steward the mission of Fresh Start. We are calling this team ‘Next Gen.’
Why Does the Next Gen Team Exist?
Next Gen exists to expand the Fresh Start resources, tools, and formats to equip the next generation of leaders, participants and partners to experience the fullness of being forgiven, forgiving, and free.
Next Gen will partner with us to give key insight on how to engage and impact, so the legacy of Fresh Start can continue for generations to come!
What is the primary Mission of the Next Gen team?
- Engage: social media | web | videos
- Equip: training | tools | leadership forums
- Expand: platforms | prayer | partners
Who is part of the Next Gen Initiative?
This team is a divine partnership between various ‘Next Gen leaders’ across the United States and current Fresh Start staff and board members.
*As we continue on, we are praying for the Lord to bring additional team members He is calling to help carry the mission forward.
Would you consider asking the Lord what He may be inviting you to as you head into this next season?
Now more than ever we sense the harvest is ripe! What God has been planting and you have been sowing into for so many years is ready to be harvested in an even deeper way. We praise God for His faithfulness and we trust Him for what is to come in this new season. Thank you for your dedication and continued pursuit of the mission, vision, and expression of Fresh Start in your life!
-Ann Stritt for the Fresh Start Team
The 2021 Fresh Start Classic:
It was a beautiful day of fun, food and fellowship at Shadow Ridge Country Club in Omaha, Nebraska.
We cannot thank our Event Sponsor – Claxton Fireplace, our hole sponsors, participants, and volunteers enough…
You were instrumental in making this event a huge success!
LIVING OUR LEGACY
TIMELESS TRUTH AND INSPIRATION FROM OUR FOUNDER, PASTOR STEVE PETERSON
“Settle It At The Extreme”
Have you ever thought, “What is the worst thing that could happen in a particular situation?” My mind certainly has a way of wandering if I’m not careful. Recently, I’ve had a personal situation that has been very difficult. My husband, Steven, was battling a cruel disease for four years. My thoughts during this season – What if there is no help for him? What if he doesn’t get better? What if he dies?
Steven had coined a phrase at Fresh Start, “Settle It At The Extreme.” You can think about a situation from the vantage point of, “What is the very worst thing that could happen?” Is God enough for you at that point? Isn’t this thought-provoking? The Bible is very clear that we will have trouble in our lives. This doesn’t mean you won’t go through many emotions, but where do you land? If God isn’t enough, then no one or nothing will ever be enough.
SETTLE IT AT THE EXTREME!
FRESH START Botswana 2021:
Eighty-five college students broke out of the jail of unforgiveness with great enthusiasm, and proclaimed they were FORGIVEN, FORGIVING AND FREE!…
We had protection, safe travels, team synergy, and we witnessed transformed hearts on the ground. We were encouraged by your prayers, love, texts, and WhatsApp messages. God paved the way for our entire journey and broke down strongholds, so we could enter and return victorious!…
Help us spread the message of forgiveness to all nations!
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Fresh Start For All Nations
P.O. Box 540373
Omaha, NE 68154 – USA
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