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Grant Mussman - Community Matters

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As adults, we typically get involved in community support roles through opportunities that come to us in college or in our place of work. As children, our first experience with community support is through volunteering through Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and other organized groups that seek out ways to teach the value of helping others.

Grant KiwanisTo ask Grant Mussman about his passion for community involvement is to ask him about his childhood. “It starts with the upbringing. I remember two things about my mom prior to kindergarten: her involvement in meals on wheels and visiting nursing homes,” Grant said.  Even though he had early and very memorable experiences with volunteering and helping in the community, he hadn’t truly reflected on it until recently. It’s become clearer as he looks back on those outings with his mom, his involvement in the First Lutheran Church in Fremont, participating in cub scouts and boy scouts, and ultimately culminating into achieving the rank of Eagle Scout by doing a service project for his community.

The theater is particularly near to Grant’s heart as his mom was a theater major and his uncle a full-time actor in San Francisco. As a young boy, his mom would take him to plays and talk of the theater was a routine part of family conversation.

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When a person develops habits from such a young age, it’s hard to get rid of them, but this is a habit Grant was happy to continue into his adult life. During his college years, he belonged to the community service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. Grant has been part of Omaha Venture Group for 12 years, recognizing that a hand up rather than a handout is how to help citizens in a community achieve independence.

Grant points out that there is an unending supply of fantastic causes to support everywhere you look. From diaper drives, to vehicle donations, to sharing your time at a nursing home, to mentoring children, there is something to fit every personality. It is fitting that in 2017, State Farm launched Neighborhood of Good which is their website platform to help individuals connect with causes that connect with their heart, in their communities. Simply choose your location and the causes that matter to you and you can be instantly connected with organizations that need your help. It’s just one more reason Grant feels State Farm is a great fit that aligns with his mission to help others – whether through insurance and claims or providing volunteer help.Grant Youth

Grant said that being deeply entrenched in his community is “just a part of how I was wired. I’ve always sought out opportunities to help others.” Grant’s community focus is a simple belief that what we all have in common is that our unique communities are different. We have diverse yet shared history, interests, faith, and passions (like Huskers football), all of which leads to a love of community. In Grant’s case, a love of Omaha.

Rejuvenating Women's Banquet Successful

Rejuvenating Women’s Banquet Successful But Challenges Are Certain to Grow

By Brian Lahm

The inaugural “Beautifully Broken” banquet was a success in providing attention and support for Rejuvenating Women, but there’s much more work to be done. The challenges of battling human trafficking and helping the victims in the Omaha area are not expected to diminish.

“Bottom line, we have to continue to educate the public. Joseph Kenney and 316 Strategy Group have been helpful in that role, and we can count on Joe and his organization for assistance because they understand the importance of continuing this fight,” said Rejuvenating Women President Julie Shrader whose non-profit organization held an Oct.1 banquet that drew 385 people to A View on State at 13467 State Street in northwest Omaha.

We need continued steady support with prayers. We also welcome contributions and volunteerism, whatever the Lord puts on your heart for this ministry if He is leading you in this direction. Even more specifically, we are looking for medical partners, professionals we can call night or day for help with victims. We need assistance from doctors and clinics. Most of the calls we make on behalf of victims come at ‘normal’ times such as 2 in the afternoon, but not always,” Julie added.

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“I am trying to get into hospital emergency rooms to speak to directors and personnel so we can have discussions that are beneficial to helping victims. For instance, when you see guys bringing in women for ER treatment and they seem to be over-the-top with a controlling attitude, that is one possible red flag and a situation that needs to be evaluated.”

Joe, founder and president of 316 Strategy Group, confirmed his commitment to helping Julie and Rejuvenating Women. “We need to provide tips on how people can recognize when women and girls are caught in trafficking. Most of the time, they just can’t walk away without support or assistance. Everything Julie and Rejuvenating Women offer is Bible-based.

“I know a situation where a mother talked about how her 16-year-old was ‘stolen’ – probably ‘kidnapped’ is a better word for it – and prepared and marketed elsewhere. The mother was just sick about it, as you can imagine. She dearly loves her daughter, and it was a painful experience not knowing what happened to her.

“We are appreciative for those who have taken notice of the situation and want to help, including churches, businesses, and individuals. Law enforcement and prosecutors have worked closely with Rejuvenating Women as well.”

With contributions, Rejuvenating Women runs a safe house, provides extensive one-on-one mentoring and counseling – all free of charge – to women and girls. The group also helps others deal with forgiveness, abortion, teen pregnancy, bullying, infidelity, physical and mental abuse, addictions, molestation, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, grief and post-traumatic stress disorder.

“My way of helping people understand this situation is asking someone, ‘What if it was your daughter?’ ” Joe said.

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Christopher Slater and Joseph Kenney of 316 Strategy Group pictured with Julie Shrader of Rejuvenating Women. 316 remains committed to the long-term success of the organization.

Support can be offered by calling Julie at (402) 522-6811 or by email at For more information, visit The group’s Facebook page is

Brian Lahm is founder and President of GML Communications, Inc. in Omaha, Nebraska. GML Communications, Inc. offers more than 25 years of experience in communications and public relations content development. They help organizations craft and deliver messages that define their mission and position them as industry experts with an important story to tell. 

Chariots 4 Hope

Restoring Lives One Amazing Gift At a Time

Through a tremendous amount of hard work, good will and prayer, Jason and Michelle Hurt founded Chariots 4 Hope while seeking to make an impact on behalf of those in need in the Omaha/Metro area.  The not-for-profit restores vehicles and provides them to individuals who may have fallen on hard times, or who have otherwise been through insufferable circumstances.  For such individuals and families, reliable transportation is often one of the most important pieces of the puzzle as they are working so hard to put their lives back together.  The organization’s goal is for everyone to own reliable transportation that allows them to maintain independence and to be self sufficient in their communities..

Answering A Call To Serve Others

The Hurts are doing far more than restoring cars through Chariots 4 Hope…They are restoring lives, and are answering a calling to serve others.  Originally from St. Louis, the Hurts moved from Long Island to Omaha nearly two years ago, and have wasted little time in making an impact on the Omaha/Metro.  Successful business owners, they share a passion for serving the Lord, and in turn, their new community.  Jason and Michelle, never ones to shield their faith, have founded Chariots 4 Hope on four Core Values; Faith, Honesty, Stewardship and Family.  They both exude a remarkable passion for helping others and have partnered with local organizations that do the same, such as the Open Door Mission, Rejuvenating Women and the Cross Training Center.  It is through these organizations that candidates are presented to Chariots 4 Hope.  Choosing one person at a time, or even a few, is so very difficult.  This is why the Hurts aspire to grow the organization to a point that they are able to keep up the with demand.  Jason stated very matter-of-factly  “We plan to be in a position to where we can provide gifts of reliable vehicles to 10 to 15 people each month… or more…”.   “It is a ministry…” Michelle added.  “…to learn what many of these families have been through is heartbreaking, and we are blessed to have the ability to help”.

Chariots 4 Hope Delivers First Gift

Chariots 4 Hope’s first gift was a 2003 Ford Escape, which was delivered to April  Baker, a single mother with a three year old son.  April was taken completely by surprise on October 20th as the Hurts delivered the vehicle to her, complete with a giant bow on the hood.  Until this amazing gift had been delivered, April had been without transportation, and without a trusted support system around her, she had very little options.  As a sex trafficking survivor, April has been working to rebuild a foundation for she and her son and described the gift from Chariots 4 Hope as “…a blessing from God…”. April further explained that she had never felt worthy of good things in life, particularly from people she did not even know.  “…I feel like I’m on my way to feeling normal again..” she added.

Julie Schrader, of Rejuvenating women had nominated April to Chariots 4 Hope.  “Jason and Michelle are truly two of the most compassionate and honest people I have met.  They have a passion and desire to do Christ’s work and to help others in need…” Shrader said.  “My hope is that people and even dealerships will donate vehicles and funds to help them with this amazing ministry that God has given to them… this is a fantastic organization.”  Chariots 4 Hope is definitely a bright spot within the Omaha Town Square.

Chariots 4 Hope is seeking community partners to help further their mission, whether it may be mechanics, repair shops, auto dealers or individuals who would like to help.  You can contactChariots 4 Hope at 402-516-8302, or at  For more information, you can also visit their website at, where you can also find links to make donations.

K-Life-Omaha Teen Ministry Faces Closure

K-Life projects $78,000 deficit and needs your help!

"K-Life Youth Ministry in Omaha Needs Funding"

Omaha K-Life, a local #Christian youth ministry, needs $78,000 in funding or will be unable to continue. 316Marketplace.Com recently connected with Clay Ford, area director, to learn more about this important organization. Ford gave great insight into the ministry and it’s easy to see how important the ministry is to Omaha teenagers. We felt it was important to help tell their story to #Christians throughout the community. 

Omaha K-Life, has organized volunteers and leaders who are devoted to impacting young men and women for the greater good through their faith. 

“Using the Bible as a guidepost, Omaha K-Life strives to follow the example of relationship building Jesus demonstrated while He was on earth.” ~ Clay Ford 

The apostle Paul explains discipleship like this: We loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.” (1 Thessalonians 2:8) 

Ford reminds us that, Discipleship starts with one willing person walking with God who is being transformed by that relationship—that reaches out to another person and walks with God next to them.  We talk a lot about “doing life together” with Omaha K-Life—and essentially that means being a part of kids’ lives where they are right now and showing them what a life changed by Jesus looks like.

Many of us can look over the landscape of our own lives and identify someone who made an impact on who we are today simply by taking an interest in our “real life”—showing up at a volleyball game, inviting us to some ridiculous event (food fight, anyone?), or genuinely listening to the answer that tumbles out when asked, “So, how are you really doing?”  We all crave to be known and to be valued. The teenagers in K-Life are no different. 

For Omaha K-Life, it’s pretty simple:  big events, small groups, and individual interactions.  The current staff at Omaha K-Life, Clay and Becca Ford, are a husband and wife team that are passionate about the Lord and the transformation of a life surrendered to Him.  They’re also pretty passionate about fun, laughter, the Bible, and creating one-of-a-kind memories.

Together, they cast a vision for the ministry emphasizing involvement in a small group lead by staff or volunteer leaders (usually young professionals or college students who are walking with the Lord and have a desire to impact the next generation).  Currently there are 12 active, healthy middle school and high school small groups that are designed to foster spiritual growth within a community of like-minded believers.  Through small groups, students are presented with the Word in an age appropriate way and taught how to study it for themselves—which allows them to wrestle with God’s truth found in Scripture and then engage it in their daily lives—and it’s happening! 

We’ve got kids who are hungry for truth! ~ Beca Ford


What a blessing to see kids, groups of friends, and entire families impacted for the Kingdom!

With this relatively simple formula, spending time with students in Bible-infused small groups and seeking ways to be involved in their daily lives, they partner with local schools and churches to invest in today’s kids.  Omaha K-Life has had the opportunity over the last 6 plus years to intentionally influence over 200 young men and women—and remain excited about what the Lord has in store ahead despite the financial challenges!

Omaha K-Life is completely locally supported! 

K-Life is constantly on the lookout for men and women who want to invest in the Lord’s work here in Omaha.  Our board of directors is comprised of couples and individuals who see what God is doing and are eager to offer their wisdom, talents, and time to serve.  Additionally, if you or your business or church would be interested in partnering financially with Omaha K-Life you can find more information at

Since Omaha K-Life exists entirely on local donations, they are asking everyone to prayerfully consider becoming a financial partner! Your donations will support this beautiful ministry and their ability to take on the challenges of ministering to teens. 100% of your donation will be used right here in Omaha. Do you have contacts that could be approached for financial support? The enemy would like nothing more than for K-Life to fail, don’t let that happen.

Please support Omaha K-Life  

“Without financial support from those participating in Omaha K-Life, the ministry will not be able to continue.” 

Omaha K-Life is unique, and if you’re interested in more information—or getting involved perhaps?—they would love to answer any questions you might have. Please feel free to contact the chapter director, Clay Ford, at

Questions about donations may be directed to K-Life’s Treasurer, Brooke Blanke at

Secure online donations can be made at

You can also find Omaha K-Life on Facebook as Omaha K-Life, or through other social media platforms like Instagram:  Omaha_K_Life  & Twitter:  @OmahaKLife


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Unscene Patrol Needs To Raise $7,500 By Dec. 1st

  Christian band, Unscene Patrol, needs your help!

We recently connected with Kevin McClure from Unscene Patrol. We were so moved by their talents, their desire to produce another album and their reliance on faith to guide them along this journey, that we wanted to share their story with you. 

Unscene Patrol is a rock band from Omaha, NE, with songs that deal with real-life struggles and celebrations. Faith has been a staple in the songwriting and music-business aspects of the band since the beginning. With songs about overcoming doubt, death, loss, and sense-of-self in the debut album “Laughing In The Face Of Death”, up to more recent single releases about unity and impact (“We Can Be One”, “Fluorescent”, and “We Are More”) the faith in Jesus from primary songwriter Kevin McClure comes through in an interesting way.

“The goal of our music is not to be ‘preachy’, but to open up the door for conversation,” McClure says, “We have a lot of great friends in the CCM and Worship music worlds, and we love our fans that are in those realms, but we dream of being Kingdom-Expanders instead of Kingdom-Developers, like those artists. It’s not out of any disdain for the latter, but just out of calling. We feel called to go to the darker places where the Gospel isn’t normally welcome, and be a bridge that starts conversation.”

“The goal of our music is not to be ‘preachy’, but to open up the door for conversation.” ~ Kevin McClure 

Since 2011, the band has released a full-length album, an additional EP, a Christmas EP, and a handful of singles, but what’s coming next makes the act more excited for the future. “We have been leaning into Kickstarter for this next album. We want to make songs based on the idea of tension and release as a musical term and how that parallels to captivity and bondage to our flesh and freedom from ourselves to truly be who we are created to be,” McClure continues to say. This album will consist of the pre-released single “We Are More”, a song about unity and growth, and “Fluorescent”, a song about outreach and being a light, as well as many more that the band has been performing on the road for the last year. McClure says that, “These songs are going to make an impact. They transcend my own personal experiences as a songwriter. They are songs of truth and songs of calling. This will be an important album, I think, for both the CCM world and the general market music industry.” They plan to release the album in early 2015, pending raising $7,500 to record the album at Confer Music House in Lincoln, NE by December 1st.

“We’re nervous about making the goal, but we’re leaning on our faith in God to do with this music what he wants. If nothing else, we want to be salt and light, and that might require more work to be done in and on us before these songs see the light of day, and even thought that’s not what we want, it is well with our souls that that might be what’s necessary.” ~ Kevin McClure

Without your help Unscene Patrol won’t be able to record and produce their next album. Time is running out on their Kickstarter campaign and we encourage each of you to prayerfully consider pledging $10.00 or more.

Click Here for Unscene Patrol’s Kickstarter Campaign Page

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Secret Admirer Helps Family-Run Bakery

Secret Business Admirer Helps Family-Run Cupcake Bakery

By Annemarie Burton

It was a typical Friday morning at Mockingbird Cupcakes, a specialty cupcake bakery in west Omaha run by twin sisters Sarah Alsup and Rachael Henderson. The smell of baking cupcakes wafted through the air, mixers whirred in the kitchen, and freshly frosted cupcakes glistened through the glass display.

Then something unexpected happened at the bakery.

Three men walked into the bakery and presented co-owner Alsup with a gift bag containing a child-size t-shirt. On the front was a stick drawing her five-year-old son Christopher had made. On the back was a digitally transformed version of his drawing: a cupcake creature wearing an apron with the Mockingbird Cupcakes logo on it.

“To see my youngest son’s artwork displayed on a t-shirt moved me almost instantly to tears,” Alsup said.

One of the men identified himself as Joseph Kenney, of 316 Marketplace, a marketing company that connects faith-based consumers with like-minded businesses. Kenney explained that he and his team had been providing free marketing services to Mockingbird Cupcakes for a year without notifying them. They believed their work had generated several thousand dollars for the company.

 “I was overcome with emotion,” Alsup recalled later. “I walked over to Joe to give him a hug, thanking him for his generosity. Tears rolled down my cheeks.”

During regular visits to the bakery, Kenney sampled many cupcakes, which he highly recommends. “You can tell they use real ingredients,” he said. “No box mixes here.”

Kenney also observed the sisters’ “unwavering work ethic and Christ-like mentality” when interacting with the public, their employees and each other. “They are Christ-centered people who are wonderful but unafraid to show their imperfections,” he said. “They’re real people. And so are their cupcakes.”

When he heard the bakery was struggling to build its customer base in a saturated market, he wanted to help.

 “316 is dedicated to revealing the unique character attributes of faith-driven businesses in the community,” Kenney said. “We are also committed to using our resources, when manageable, to provide services to those businesses who need a little helping hand. Often we do this unsolicited and we never meet.”

Secretly 316 Marketplace expanded Mockingbird Cupcakes’ digital presence online via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and online reviews. They included the company in their online directories, which are valued at over $1,000, to drive more customers to the small local business.

Alsup and Henderson started to notice positive reviews on their social media accounts. “Conversations about Mockingbird were taking place in the digital sphere,” Alsup said, “and we couldn’t identify the catalyst of this welcomed publicity!”

The dream of operating their own bakery came true when the two stay-at-home-moms opened Mockingbird Cupcakes in 2013. They specialize in made-from-scratch cupcakes, cakes and pies and also offer catering and decorating parties. Their diverse menu, posted on their website, includes cupcakes called Breakfast in Bed, Razzamataz, Pink Bubbly, and Tequila Mockingbird, as well as seasonal flavors like Pumpkin Pie.

While savoring an Almond Sweetie cupcake one day, Kenney saw Christopher’s stick drawing hanging on the menu board and snapped a picture of it with his phone. That’s when he got the idea to collaborate with Creatureland Studio, a local design company that transforms children’s artwork into imaginative digital prints, and reveal his secret marketing work to Alsup and Henderson.

Using the photo, Martin Bruckner, owner of Creatureland Studio, created the cupcake character, calling it a “mustachioed, attitude-filled little pastry.” In addition to the t-shirt, Bruckner presented the sisters with a framed copy of the character print and a certificate of authenticity.

Creatureland Studio Mockingbird Cupcake

“Both women were so very gracious and thankful,” Bruckner said. “It was truly a priceless experience for me, and I felt that I had instantly gained two friends that will last a lifetime.”

Aaron Kessler, photographer and owner of Candlefire Films, was also invited to this supportive gathering of local businesses. Candlefire Films produces feature-length films and offers video and photography services for Omaha businesses. Kessler photographed the encounter at no cost and was impressed by the “Omaha spirit of collaboration” he witnessed.

 “Both Creatureland and 316 sell these services to keep their businesses running,” Kessler said, “but for Mockingbird Cupcakes, they offered them completely for free, touching the hearts of owners Sarah and Rachael.”

Creatureland Studio and Candlefire Films have both worked with 316 Marketplace to enhance their marketing strategies, but this time they were the ones paying it forward for this unique bakery in Omaha.

“The generosity of both Joe and Marty to do this for someone they don’t even know is phenomenal,” Alsup said. “The experience was truly magical. I truly believe the Holy Spirit was present in our exchange.”

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Henderson also expressed gratitude for Kenney and his “almost unbelievable acts of kindness” that have helped them realize their dream. She said she appreciates the small business collaboration shown by 316 Marketplace, Creatureland Studio and Candlefire Films.


 “Meeting Joe, Marty and Aaron made us feel a part of something,” Henderson said. “A club of entrepreneurs who only want each other to succeed. This feeling makes coming in at 6:00 a.m. to bake the cupcakes easier.”



316Marketplace.Com and Mockingbird Cupcakes

We encourage everyone in the #Omaha area to prayerfully consider stopping in to the bakery for a cupcake. Don’t forget to introduce yourself to Sarah and Rachael. You won’t be disappointed. You will be treated with dignity and respect. They make incredible cupcakes!


Bakery Address: 17306 Lakeside Hills Plaza, Omaha, NE 68130

Bakery Phone:(402) 850-8548





The Entrepreneur Map Is A Great Opportunity For Business Owners Everywhere

We recently discovered a new tool for entrepreneurs. We reached out to Justin Grounds, founder of The Entrepreneur Map (EM), and learned how this easy to use tool can help #Christian entrepreneurs everywhere! What is The Entrepreneur Map? It is a Google Maps / geo location based website application that provides free advertising and promotional tools for individuals, small businesses and entrepreneurs everywhere. The Entrepreneur Map is not listed as a Christian based business but we thought the promotional value of this free tool was too great not to report on.

Grounds explained, their current marketing process is this, when someone registers on the EM, they actively promote the EM in their specific geo location using social media marketing. This attracts other entrepreneurs, individuals and business owners residing in their location to visit the EM and view the new member’s information, promotional video and or banner, as well as other members in the web visitor’s location, and also to possibly register themselves. This increases the value for the members by attracting potential clients and contacts for the new member’s products and services.

 If you have an intro, demo, or promotional video – it will be featured and all visitors within a 30 MILE RADIUS of your location will view it – and it’s FREE! ~ Justin Grounds

We thought the Entrepreneur Map was a great opportunity for #Christian entrepreneurs to connect with like-minded customers across the globe. 316Marketplace.Com has witnessed the team at EM promoting businesses on all the major social media. This constant promotion provides much needed juice to fuel to direct traffic to these courageous entrepreneurs.

Going forward, in order to gain real internet traction and get the Entrepreneur Map name and services out there to be found by the millions of bootstrapping individuals and small businesses that would benefit from the free services that the EM offers, they will no doubt need to generate a paid advertising and admin budget.

Justin and his team wish to keep the EM services free for all who see the value of jumping on and becoming members. After all, it is mainly targeted at those who are endeavoring to build a business for themselves and their families in difficult economic times.

Do you have a partnership idea or a sponsorship offer for Entrepreneurial Map? Grounds remains open to ideas and opportunities and is focused on growing the scope and reach of the Entrepreneur Map.

We encourage #Christian business owners to prayerfully consider tools like the Entrepreneur Map or a local #ChristianBusinessDirectory like www.316Marketplace.Com. We pray that God may continue to richly bless Justin’s entrepreneurial endeavor and look forward to updates in the near future.

Rejuvenating Women Focuses on Faith & Forgiveness

Forgiveness Is Key to Christian Non-Profit

Rejuvenating women is a Nebraska non profit organization for women who are hurting from one or multiple things that have occurred in their past. This Christian organization focuses on forgiveness and offers Bible studies, open forum discussions, one-on-one mentoring and counseling to women in the Omaha community.

“To endure suffering, one needs to focus on forgiveness.”

Julie Shrader, President of Rejuvenating Women

Julie Shrader, President of Rejuvenating Women, travels throughout the Omaha Metropolitan area tells her personal story. Julie is a regular on the local speaking circuit and speaks about many topics including:

  • Releasing and freedom of shame and guilt in our past (how to heal)
  • Share my Testimony – (before I trusted Christ, how I surrendered to him, and the – difference since I’ve been walking with him.)–Revelation 12:11 says we overcome our enemy be the blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimony.
  • Human Trafficking which includes; Prostitution, Escort Services and Stripping
  • Our team counsels victims of Rape, Molestation, Incest and Sex Addictions
  • Abortion, Teen Pregnancy, and the Love of Adoption
  • Physical and Mental Abuse and how it destroys and molds you
  • Drug and Alcohol Addictions
  • How to Forgive Yourself and Others (The Love and Forgiveness of Jesus)
  • Sexual Purity and what is biblical (Great for Teens)
  • Marital Issues (Infidelity) and Relationship Issues
  • Self Worth (Feeling Worthy of God’s love), Self-Esteem and Depression
  • How to deal and live with “Dysfunctional Home” (Fatherless?)

Shrader explains that around the world and in our own community, women and girls often suffer from violence, shame, sexual exploitation, feelings of unworthiness, anger and resentment.  This occurs even toward others who are often members of their own family.

Rejuvenating women is a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers of shame and guilt. They accomplish this by raising awareness of the power and forgiveness of Jesus Christ.  Through His love and grace, they too can overcome their past and inspire others.  Rejuvenating Women is founded on God and puts Jesus in the center of all that they do.  They focus on the power of Christ’s forgiveness that He gives to us and we are to extend that same forgiveness to others. The Bible is clear on the issue of forgiveness and how crucial it is for us to forgive those whom have hurt us and caused deep wounds in our hearts.  Shrader explains we may get angry and feel like getting revenge, but God says to NOT sin in your anger and HE will get revenge, it is not up to us to do. Shrader believes women need to step out in faith and let God fight for us.

“And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” – Mark 11:25

The Bible tells us that the Holy Spirit comes into our heart and begins to change us and that our sins will be washed away clean and white as snow.

“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit.” – Ephesians 1:13

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. – Isaiah 1:18

Rejuvenating Women also works to increase community awareness and coordinate the identification of human trafficking, assist in community education, advocacy, provision of culturally and linguistically sensitive victim services, and efforts to ensure the investigation and prosecution of human traffickers. Rejuvenating women provides a Bible-based context, in which women trapped in modern day slavery and/or survivors of human trafficking are given HOPE, safety, anonymity, security and freedom.  Shrader has worked diligently to partner with government agencies and community organizations; including the FBI, International Justice Mission (IJM) and the Lydia House, in order to better support and help prostituted women and girls escaping violence.

It is Julie’s hope that women will be able to face their past hurts and mistakes and learn how to forgive.  She believes when we can come to a place of confession and forgiveness, the healing process begins.  Forgiveness is a gift if you are willing to confess it and receive it.  It is there that you may start living a life of emotional freedom and a life that God intends for you to live.

“Forgiven people must be forgiving people.”

To volunteer or if you have questions for or about the organization, please call or email Julie and her team at; Phone: (402) 522-6811


Your donation is tax deductible and it funds our outreach for women through media, group and single studies, mentoring and counseling services, training, educational materials, events, transportation to and from women’s shelter and correctional facilities to talk with inmates, growth of the ministry, and much more.

Your secure online donation is made through PayPal OR you can mail your donation to:

Rejuvenating Women

P.O. Box 207

Boys Town, NE  68010

(A receipt will be mailed to you for your taxes.  Never mail cash!)

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The Influential Christian CEO

Your pastor has greater influence over you than your Christian CEO, right?


Not so fast. Take a minute to consider how little time Americans spend with their pastors. Those attending church in America spend an average of 15 minutes or less listening to weekly sermons. Conversely, the average American working in corporate America is under the influence of his Christian CEO in excess of 45 hours per week. Christian business leaders are highly influential in the marketplace. According to Crown Business, less than 20% of Americans attend church services regularly but over 60% of Americans are employed and go to work each day. CEOs have a tremendous opportunity to lead by example and evangelize in the marketplace. Their influence on non-believers is significant, American businesses employ a

diverse cross section of faiths and backgrounds. Kingdom businesses exhibit far more influence on the daily lives of non-believers than a typical pastor does his flock. Christian CEOS are responsible for creating company culture, setting company policies, sourcing vendors, signing checks, hiring team members and developing a company mission. Take a minute out of your workday to thank your CEO for their Christian leadership. & are great resources for business owners and CEOs seeking further guidance and information.


Source: Crown Business


Innovate Web Development - Treating You With Dignity & Respect

In today’s competitive marketplace it’s imperative you have a strong web presence. Whether you have a bustling online business or a faith based non-profit you will need a web-site that can stand among the rest! The quality of your website oftentimes reflects the quality of the product you sell or the service you advertise. In speaking with many business owners we found the most significant reason for their lack of a quality web presence was twofold: cost and lack of expertise. The highly competitive market of larger companies forced prices upward, making it nearly impossible for smaller companies to afford the cost of a beautiful and highly functional website.

It was for this reason that Eric English founded Innovate Web Development five years ago. Not only is there a significant need within the web design industry to provide affordable web development services, but also to provide first-class custom support that treats everyone with dignity and respect.

The team recently met up with Eric at Tri-Pointe Coffeehouse in Omaha, a local Christian business. Eric’s passion to see small businesses establish a strong web presence as well as thrive in a highly competitive market is what makes Innovate Web Development so successful today.

In researching the needs of their clients, Eric found that far too many business owners have had  poor experiences working with other web development companies in the past. This has motivated Eric to provide the highest quality of customer support to all clients no matter what services they have purchased, no matter how long they have been a client, or whose company they belong to.

“We will never recommend things you don’t need, and will always treat you and your ideas with dignity and respect.”

~ Eric English, Founder of Innovate Web Development

It was apparent during our recent visit that Eric believes in beautiful web-designs. Many companies struggle with a balance between functionality and beauty. Eric and his team use their gifts and creativity to the customer’s benefit. During our visit we discussed their creative web development & design layout for Tripointe Coffeehouse. All their gifts glorifying God! 

Eric also recognizes the importance of faith within our local community. Faith is important to Eric and his team at Innovate Web Development as well. So, whether it’s through a special discount or some free advice Eric will support local faith communities.

Innovate has a strong desire to see local faith based organizations be successful!

You can count on Innovate Web Development to conduct themselves with high moral character and integrity. They will never recommend things you don’t need, and will always treat you and your ideas with dignity and respect.

We recommend you give Eric a call at 402-210-8136 and tell him the sent you!