Hope Blog

Worship in Community

One of the joys of doing crossover ministry is that we do not have to do our work alone. Being a crossover church means that we as staff can share...

Why Triad/Quad Groups?

For many years, churches assumed that the one-on-one model was the paradigm to disciple people. The problem has been that very few Christians see themselves as qualified to disciple anyone....

Moving Forward with Hope

This is an exciting time for our congregation to be moving forward with hope! We rejoice that our God is a God of hope, “filling us with all joy and...

A New Season

This new season in our lives has brought about many new exciting things. In October we officially started our roles as Hope Shores Co-Directors. Since taking on this new role,...

Sankofa Reflections

Words from the National Memorial for Peace and Justice (Montgomery, AL)   Long ago I was helped by the book I Know Just How You Feel…Avoiding the Clichés of Grief. The author,...

Forgive A Lot A Lot

My husband, Jeff and I were invited to share a word of advice during a wedding this weekend. Below is the “script” we created and I thought it might be...

Who Has Your Attention?

We wake up every day and are bombarded with things, images, people vying for our attention. Where should we focus? What should be our gaze? How do we engage our...