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True Contentment

Contentment is easier said than done. It is what everyone of us longs for - to be at peace from within and be filled with joy in our inner beings....

The Long Ride Home

Like Mary, we travel to “Dad’s side of the family” each Christmas. There are songs about heading to Grandma’s for Christmas because it is a trip full of anticipation and...

Don’t Grinch the Spirit

December is the most stressful month of the year for me. Nevertheless, in the midst of grading, shopping, and the hustle-and-bustle, I’ve noticed more opportunities to “pursue love … especially...

Happy Thanksgiving

In this season of giving thanks, reflecting on gratitude, I want to give thanks for the people of Hope Church. So often, as a pastor, I teach or organize a...

To Be Known

Last week a few of us from Hope attended a training session for church teams being matched with refugee families. The speaker shared from her experiences with refugees that have...

Fully Known

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. (1 Corinthians 13:12)   When the Apostle...

Worshiping with the Saints

All Saints Day On November 4, all of Hope Church gathered together in one worship service. I hope that you were encouraged by seeing new and different faces in the sanctuary,...

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....