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As we prepare our hearts to celebrate Easter, take a look at how Jesus prepared the disciples the night before his death. Max Lucado uses his gifts to tells us this story of Christ's great love and mercy not just for them then, but for us today, too. I pray you are refreshed and moved....

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"Reaching Churchless America"

From the beginning of my pastoral ministry at Hope, it has been our stated goal to reach people who have either stopped going to church or never attended regularly. We don’t want to steal from other churches, but reach both unbelievers and believers who are churchless. We have had a lot of success in reaching our neighbors, but there is so much more work to be done. Near...

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Wayward Sheep and their Wise Shepherd

Today's post is a fresh reminder of our loving, courageous, and vigilant Shepherd who invites us to listen and trust him this week. Guest writers, Deb and Ken Yaremko, remind us that we are sheep and during the Lenten season Jesus calls us to come to terms with our weakness and fully depend on him. ...

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Show Marvelous

As my role has temporarily expanded from worship to also encompass youth ministry, I have spent a bit of time thinking about one of the most awkward stages of life middle school! When I look around at the middle school students at our church, I wonder what I could do differently to connect with them and help them feel grounded at Hope, even as they navigate this life stag...

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