“Persevering in the Pasture”

Pam HowlandBlog

“Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. Do not neglect your gift, which was given you… Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, … Read More

We Are Worshipers

Mark HersheyBlog

I was standing among thousands of other worshipers this past week, caught up in an environment full of excitement, expectation, loud music, and dazzling lights. Though many of us were strangers, we quickly bonded over … Read More

A Great Ruckus

Nick MartineauBlog

Just over a week ago, I was sitting in a local coffee shop. It’s a place Liz and I visit frequently on my day off, enough that the workers behind the counter know our names. … Read More


Ben GriffisBlog

As I was stoking the fire on this cold morning, I found myself thinking about the winter season that is ahead of us. On multiple occasions this summer, I was caught longing for the day … Read More

Create In Me A Pure Heart

Nick MartineauBlog

As a parent I find myself saying the word NO often. I don’t like to say no, but with three kids running around our house I’m constantly on the watch to make sure they don’t … Read More

One Dark Night

Mark HersheyBlog

“Daddy! Daddy!” My two-year old daughter woke up in a panic. It was 5:30am and she was sick with a lot of congestion in her nose and throat. She awoke from a coughing fit, but … Read More

We Break This Ground Today

Nick MartineauBlog

This coming weekend we will be celebrating the groundbreaking of our Raising More Hope People Campaign! It’s a significant next step for us in this journey, and we will be celebrating in all 3 of … Read More

God’s Voice

Nick MartineauBlog

Think about it… is there another period of life in which you’re “measured” or “graded” as much as you are in childhood? Kids are frequently measured for height, weight, and even shoe size.  Kids receive … Read More

Feeling Bad For Feeling Good

Steve WeldonBlog

Have you ever felt bad for feeling good? We have a very real adversary who is a diabolical expert at turning things right side up, upside down. In fact, Jesus said of the devil in … Read More

10 Reasons Not To Date Your Spouse


Angie and I have been in the process of raising five children most of our married life. If anyone knows a good reason to NOT date, it’s us! We are practically professionals at it! Even … Read More