In 1990 Ty Schenzel had just taken over the youth ministry leadership in a large mega-church in West Omaha, and brought on Jeff Saxton to help him pastor 500-plus youth & college students weekly. Everything was great, at first. They were growing and as they began to reach out all over Omaha and the surrounding towns. Soon all over the city, youth were coming, and staying.
A divine encounter led to a new passion to look beyond the 4 walls of the church and see what was really "going on" in the inner city neighborhoods of North Omaha. Ty began to embrace this new "calling" - his new hope was to see inner city kids, teens, youth, integrated into the church and become part of the youth ministry.
When out of nowhere...
a coalition of 70+ parents had enough of the new vision, and of Ty & Jeff's "relational, informal style of ministry" in 1994, and convinced the church board to temporarily relieve them of their positions.
Depressed and afraid... they were ready to quit.
But God had a plan. He used an unexpected show of honor from an unlikely source to resurrect their leadership - and Ty's hope. From there - they never turned back. Through exciting projects including "Straight Talk - Omaha's only youth call-in talk show" on KKAR (1994-1996), to "Racial Roundtables" lead by Burton Holland, to spontaneous ideas like bussing the church youth to Flanagan High to cheer for the football team, momentum was building.
Instead of bringing the hood to the church, they were taking the church into the hood.
Sadly, the enemy was not about to just give up. In 1995 they hit an even greater wall - a clash that threatened to destroy Ty's Hope forever! Only a God-sized miracle could now recover what God wanted.
But what seemed impossible, was about to become possible...
Chapter 1 – Jeff first turns down Ty’s offer, and the "document" that changed his mind.
Chapter 2 – Ty and Jeff see almost a 200% growth in attendance overnight!
Chapter 4 – The Storm of The Century in 1992 becomes The Youth Conference of The Century!
Chapter 6 - Bryan Crute ‘knights’ Ty to reach the inner city of Omaha.
Chapter 8 - A group of 70 unhappy parents declare mutiny.
Chapter 11 - The Holy Spirit brings a fire for world missions including the inner city of North O.
Chapter 18 - How volunteers mutiplied from the church, and followed Ty into North Omaha.
Chapter 19 - How the old Boys and Girls Club transformed into The Hope Center.
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