I’m stoked about being invited back to RiseFest 2012! Check out this article that was posted on the KIWA-AM website.

Professional skateboarder Tim Byrne added to RiseFest

SHELDON—Rise Ministries announces professional freestyle skateboard evangelist Tim Byrne has been added to this summer’s RiseFest lineup. Byrne joins a lineup of music that already includes Tenth Avenue North, Natalie Grant, Matt Maher, Rapture Ruckus, and Remedy Drive. “Tim Byrne is one of the top freestyle skateboarders in the world.” Said founder and President of RISE Ministries Rob Roozeboom, “What he can do with a skateboard in an 8-by-8 area is unbelievable. But what really stands out is his friendship, his passion, and desire to share the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. It’s always a blessing to have Tim at the festival.” RiseFest is Saturday, June 16, at Sheldon Crossing.

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Recently I have had a few inquiries about one of our home based ministries here in Portland. I hope this synopsis helps and gives you a little more insight as to what I do. Pray how you could possibly start something like this in your community.

“Jesus Pizza”
This is a high school focused outreach that is completely student led. We purchase 20 pizzas (supported by our church) and take them to the High School that is less than a mile from our home. We meet in a classroom where
1 of 7 student leaders shares a verse out of the Bible and how it relates to them and others, also followed by the invite to receive Christ. The classroom is usually packed with students!

These meetings take place once a week on Thursdays after school for 1 hour. Jesus Pizza is seen by the school as a “student club”. I think it is so awesome that these kids can share their faith on campus and have the platform and support to do so.

Where Liz & I come in and put our main focus is our early 6am breakfast on Thursdays at our house for the Jesus Pizza student leaders only.

This is where we listen to whoever is speaking that afternoon and give our feedback. We also kick around other ideas for outreach. I cannot stress enough how important it is to have serious student leaders with vision and focus. Our (Liz & me) goal is to disciple these young leaders and equip them to be even more effective for the Kingdom as they breathe and live life.

Please pray for these amazing leaders as they continue to follow after Jesus and impact their surroundings.

Thank you & God bless,
Tim B.

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My trip to Dallas TX this past Saturday went great. I got up early & got on a plane and flew in for 2 back to back outreaches.
I believe that because of our strong prayer support and complete reliance upon the Holy Spirit that I had energy, strength and a sound mind to communicate God’s love. The response was encouraging and I know God used our humble efforts once again. I flew home early the next morning for some much needed quality time with my beautiful wife. How awesome is it? that God wants to use each of us for His purpose and glory.

Thank you Jesus!
Tim B.

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Galatians 1:10
Do I now live to gain the approval of people, or God? For if I was still seeking the approval of others, I wouldn’t be a true servant of our Lord, Jesus Christ!

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I had a great weekend in Jacksonville, NC. We had a packed house and a great response from the students. I was originally supposed to be there back in August but a destructive hurricane blew through the city and cancelled the outreach/event. I was honored and blessed to be able to make it out this time, to skate and share the love of Jesus. I was stoked to see a few kids respond and receive Christ. It doesn’t get any better than that! A huge thanks to E3 Student Ministries for inviting me out.

God bless!
Tim B.

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Here in Costa Rica we have been able to work with groups such as YWAM, Grupo Skate Urbano, Kingdom Takers & Christ in the City. Over the past few days I have been able to share the love of Jesus with 1000′s of people especially the huge skate community.

I was honored today to be able to share my story on Enlace TV which broadcasts to 180 countries. That means millions will hear & see another story of a life transformed through the blood of Jesus.

A huge thanks to Ricardo Argudo, Tony Del Rio, Dave, Jeffory, & Alonso Perez for inviting us on this incredible journey that will have an everlasting impact.

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Liz and I will be flying down to Costa Rica next week. I will be doing skate demos and sharing the Gospel of Jesus everyday for close to a week. Please pray for our strength and energy as we try to serve & love this community. Praying that many will come to know Jesus!
Thank you my friends.
Tim B.

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This is my friend and teammate Evan from Untitled Skateboards…

Evan Cure from Evan Kuzava on Vimeo.

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The Big God Conference went amazing! I was a little nervous because I had to fly through the night to get to Myrtle Beach. I got on stage and felt great with a little jet lag, but as always the Lord gave me the words to say. It had been a while since I had been in front of a rather large crowd in the 1000′s. The students seemingly were stoked and even blessed me with a standing Ovation. Glory to God!
Thanks for your prayers.

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Before I fly out to speak and skate @ “The Big God Conference” in Myrtle Beach, I would like to share about this ministry called Jesus Pizza. It is as simple as picking up 20 pizzas putting them in my trunk, and heading to the High School up the street from our house. This is being led by some of the most mature focused Senior High students that I have ever met. These kids have encouraged me so much with their passion for Jesus & commitment to seeing this ministry done well. Instead of me speaking every week, a different  student leader gives the talk, and then I come in with the invite to receive Christ. I just cannot express how awesome this mission is turning out to be. Please pray for these students.

Please pray for my wife & I as we commit ourselves to this weekly role in encouraging these young leaders.  Thank you!

Happy New Year!
God bless
Tim B.

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