Hope Church Blog

Holey to be Holy

September 30, 2016

We were made holey to be holy. We give in many ways for many reasons. We give out of passion. We give to organizations where the cause has impacted our lives. My Nana gives to the MS Society because she had 3 sisters with MS. We give out of guilt. Remember the fundraisers at the…

Being Church Instead of Just Being in the Church

September 24, 2016

Let’s just say I’ve been around for a while. Long enough to remember church as something I never thought about, except on Sundays. Back “in the day,” churches were actually filled on Sunday (whether we wanted to be there or not), stores were closed, and you couldn’t buy alcohol on “the Lord’s Day.”  We may…

Daring Faith Like a Child

September 20, 2016

When is the last time you dared to believe -really believe -the impossible? The last time I did, I was practically a kid. The faith of a child is unstoppable. When we’re young, we don’t see obstacles, we see challenges awaiting victory! Do you remember how huge everything was as a kid? Get on your…

Join Us As We Walk By Faith

September 18, 2016

  I read something that a retired general said to someone who asked him why a person should be soldier this is what he said, “If the sound of the national anthem and the sight of our flag blowing in the blue sky stirs something deep in you, then you ought to be a soldier. If…

Community Care: Following in the bold footsteps of Jesus

September 10, 2016

Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward them for what they have done.”  Psalm 19:17 Following in the bold footsteps of Jesus who went to the leper, the prostitute, the Samaritan woman and the blind man, the Church has shown love and compassion by serving those who are marginalized…

Go: New Ministry Initiatives

September 5, 2016

Jesus said, “Go and make disciples…” Isn’t it wonderful that our Lord could speak one word 2,000 years ago that would be so relevant, necessary and energizing for the church today?  For decades people went to a local church and worshiped.  Today there is so much cynicism and apathy toward the church that many people…

Grow: Next Generation Ministries

July 11, 2016

We use the phrase Next Generation as a designation for people who are younger than us – namely youth and children.  Unfortunately as adults we sometimes think that doing ministry is an adult thing, something you do when you are older, not a Next Generation thing, and nothing can be further from the truth. We…

Building and Grounds: Gathering in God’s House

July 11, 2016

18Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the Lord: 19“The Lord looked down from his sanctuary on high, from heaven he viewed the earth, 20to hear the groans of the prisoners and release those condemned to death.” 21So the name of the Lord will be declared…

Introducing Hope 2020 Vision Capital Campaign

July 11, 2016

Hello, It’s Pastor Kirk. I’d like to communicate with you on a regular basis to give you updates on Hope 2020 Vision, progress on various ministry initiatives, as well as what might be happening in the future around Hope.  My purpose is intentional: first, I want you to feel connected and informed about what is happening…