Hello and welcome to Beyond Mediocrity: Going Beyond the Normal!

Beyond Mediocrity: Going Beyond the Normal is the ministry of Jordan and Lauren Cernek.  Serving God both universally on the web and locally in our community of Beloit, Wisconsin, we pray that you and your family would be grounded in the doctrine of the Gospel, discovering the blessings of abiding with Jesus by His grace.

To begin with, "normal" is defined as "conforming to a standard of average, typical, usual, or expected."  Operating under this premise of the definition of "normal," Beyond Mediocrity seeks to challenge the status-quo - the expected, usual beliefs of the general public - and call into question everything that is considered typical behavior, bringing every thought and action under the authority and headship of Jesus Christ our Savior (Ephesians 1:22).

In operation since 2012, the purpose of this ministry is simple: to proclaim the truth about God, man, and Jesus Christ.  The truth is this: that man is depraved, and there is one true God, revealed in creation and by His Son whom He sent, by which we are saved through faith given to us by His grace; and it is through His death and resurrection that we have peace with God; and through which we grow into the likeness of Him by the power of His Holy Spirit.

This purpose - to proclaim the truth - cannot be achieved by our own strength alone, however.  It is by the grace of God that we continue in the faith, seeking to know Him and bear witness to the world concerning Him.

Our hope is that you find the articles, videos, and other media on this website to be beneficial and encouraging to you as you seek to know God more.  Please contact Beyond Mediocrity and let us know what we can do for you, or let us know how God has used this ministry in your life.  We would love to hear from you!


Don't settle for average.  Go beyond the normal!