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New Year New Plan New Discussion

Not a Fan Discussion Group Valparaiso Indiana Northwest Indiana

Get off the bench and in the game…

As we all make plans to take on 2014, our Wednesday evening discussion group is taking a slightly different tack.  While at our core, we will continue to pray for and lift each other up, a base for our conversation will be some of the concepts presented in Kyle Idleman’s Not a Fan book.  Idleman pushes past a warm, easy and comfortable relationship with Christ from the stands and challenges us to think about whether we are living our lives the way Christ wants us to in the world.

In the initial set up for the book, Idleman finds himself searching for the all important Easter message that will touch people in a way many C and E’ers will be inspired to come back next week.  What he found was a much more challenging, far less warm and fuzzy message from John 6 where Jesus’ message to the masses caused grumbling, confusion and people walking away because it was too hard to deal with.

Our Wednesday group is going to talk through some of those difficulties we face when we ask the question, “Where is God calling me to step up, step in or step out to reach people for the Kingdom.”

Not a Fan is not a hard read, but it may cause some grumbling – and that’s what we want to talk about together.

The format for discussion is multimedia.  You can join us in the WITW studio at 5pm on Wednesdays as the group will be on air for an hour.  Can’t make it to the studio, listen over the air and add your comments on our Facebook page or on Twitter with a @WITW935.  We will video stream the conversation right on our website (hopefully.)

We expect some bumpiness as we experiment our way into this experience.  We would appreciate your participation and suggestions to make this group impacting.

Join us Wednesday at 5pm (CST) in person, online, or via social media.  Drop me an email with questions and suggestion anytime –

If you miss the live broadcast, we’ll replay each Thursday morning at 9am and will post it as an .MP3 on the website.


Benefit Concert for The Barbers

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Friday night, Nov. 15, Daniel Doss and Jennie Wellsand are in concert at Calvary Church, Valparaiso. Doors open at 6:30pm.

The concert is a benefit for Angie and Brian Barber as they move to the Dominican Republic to serve and spread the message of God’s love!

Great Concert! Greater Cause!!


Help Feed Families in Northwest Indiana This Thanksgiving – 500 Turkeys

Here are a few ways for you, your family, co-workers and friends can join the effort to feed 700 families with a complete meal for Thanksgiving this year.

The Gobble Rock concert is happening November 9 at the Memorial Opera House starting at 6pm.

Featured musicians include:

There are items being collected right now to help round out the meal including

  • Aluminum foil pans big enough for a turkey
  • Gravy packets
  • Brownie Mix (for 9″x13″ pan)
  • Canned yams
  • Salt and pepper (not Salt-n-Pepa, but if you know them, maybe you could ask them to swing by for Gobble Rock)
  • Toliet paper

To see what else and where things are being collected visit

Building 429 Christian Concert Review – LaPorte County Fair

Building 429 with Samestate in concert at the LaPorte, IN. County Fair, July, 12, 2012.

We had a blast!!!!

Samestate Christian Concert LaPorte County Fair July 12 2012
Samestate at the LaPorte County Fair
Samestate opened the show with some rockin’ jams and worship tunes. From Kansas, Samestate is a group of five guys with a heart for Jesus, and a desire to proclaim his name to young people. The band’s roster is chocked full of great musicians such as Dalton Diehl on lead vocals, guitars, and keys; Darren Harms on guitar; Ryan Little on bass; Ray Wyatt on guitar and synth; Blake Leoni on drums. Starting things off with their unique blend of rock and alternative, with a twist of country, Samestate had no problem getting the crowd moving and raising up a joyous noise. They ended their set with their current single ‘Hurricane’. You can find out more about them at their website:  Definitely a band to watch out for!  
Building 429 Christian Concert at the LaPorte County Fair July 12
Building 429 at the LaPorte County Fair
Building 429 is a group of anointed brothers from small towns around the country. They released their first album ‘Space in between us’ in 2004, which included their breakout hit ‘Glory Defined’. They have been rocking the christian world ever since, touring with bands like Casting Crowns and tobymac. Jason Roy brought awesome lead vocals, Jesse Garcia shredded the guitar, Aaron Branch grooved on the bass, and Michael Anderson brought it all together with a powerful presence on drums. At last night’s show, they played current faves ‘Where i belong’ and ‘Listen to the sound’, as well as some classics like ‘One foot’, and traditional worship songs like ‘I am free’ and ‘Revelation’. They also hooked us up with a new song from their upcoming album which is due to be released in May of 2013. Jason shared his testimony with the crowd. It was an encouraging message of the trials and tribulations that one can experience in the world, and the one and only way through the storm, the love of God through Jesus Christ. The energy was amazing, as they brought the crowd to their feet, to the stage, and kept them jumping for the entirety of their rockin set! Find out more about Building 429 at their website:
Building 429 Christian Concert at the LaPorte County Fair July12
Building 429 at the LaPorte County Fair
Amazing how God works! I won the tickets in a contest hosted by WITW 93.5, Valparaiso, Indiana’s Christian radio station. I took my wife. During the show, we discovered why God had chosen us to go. Earlier in the afternoon, my wife saw a young boy, about 9 or 10 years old. He was wandering by himself, looking around and crying. My wife has a fantastic heart for children. She was immediately moved to help the boy. When she asked him what was wrong, he replied that he had lost his grandmother. We suggested going to the fair office to have a message broadcast over the loudspeakers. We stayed with him, walking toward the office. On the way, we found his grandmother. Smiling, we walked away, thanking God for reuniting them. Sitting at the concert later that evening, we looked down the row. Only a few seats down was the boy and his grandmother! We realized that winning the tickets for the show was God’s way of getting my wife to the fair to be the Light for a small moment in the boy’s life. Praise God!!!
Justin Lund
(Winner of tickets from WITW 93.5 and the LaPorte County Fair – thanks Justin and Gene at LaPorte County Fair)

World Pulse Fest Christian Concert Tickets Available Here

WITW 935 is (soon to be) a ticket outlet for the huge Christian Concert – World Pulse Festival

One of the longest running Christian music festivals in the country happens just down the road, south of South Bend. World Pulse Festival is hosted by LESEA Broadcasting and is part of their many outreach ministries. One of amazing things about World Pulse Fest is that if you can acquire tickets in advance  – they are FREE!!

For our area in the past, you would have to request tickets by mail or go to one of the sponsor-giveaway sites. Now, we’ve closed the gap for you.

Listen Wednesday morning for information about the availability of tickets here at WITW.

This year’s concert features popular Christian Artists including MercyMe, NEEDTOBREATHE, Britt Nicole, newly solo artist and former Newsboys lead – Peter Furler, as well as up-and-coming Christian music artists Dara Maclean, Rhett Walker (both of whom you hear on WITW) and the highly energetic, Manic Drive.

Listen to find out how to get tickets for you, your friends, family, youth or study group.