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What's in a Sign?

Looking for a church for imperfect people? Try the one on the corner of Dobson Road and Armstrong. Join one of our Grow Groups, find an opportunity to serve. If you want to know more about Hope, join us on Sundays for our new series, “The Abundant Life.”...

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The Triumph of Joy

Easter announces, in the voice of the risen Christ, “Your sorrow will turn into joy” (John 16:20) and “no one will take your joy from you” (John 16:22)...

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Merciful

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 li...

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Where's the Fruit?

  Hi Hope Family, I spent this last week in California at the Children’s Pastor Conference. It was a wonderful time of learning and worshipping. I was again reminded of how important it is to reach children for Christ. Children learn so quickly. Research has told us that the greatest window of opportunity for children to learn is before they reach the age of 1...

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If Jesus Had a Smartphone

Ever since I purchased (Sheri made me!) a smartphone, I feel smarter… and dumber. I’m smarter because I have the Internet and information access 24/7. I’m dumber because I rely less on conversation and personal interactions that I used to. In an interesting commentary in Leadership Journal (Winter, 2015), David Kinnaman gives a unique perspective. Enjoy! ...

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Prepare For Something Special

When company is coming over, when a big test is on the horizon, or a difficult conversation is coming later in the day, there is something important to be done. It's called "preparation". We prepare for all kinds of things, and during this Easter season we want to extend an invitation to you to prepare for Easter. ...

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2015 Midwinter Conference - ECC President Updates

Evangelical Covenant Church president, Gary Walter, shares updates on Covenant mission and ministry at the 2015 Midwinter Conference in Denver, Colorado....

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