Nick MartineauBlog

Jezi, Millennials, & Family Ministry Just over a week ago, my family and 14 college-aged Hopesters hopped on a plane and headed to Haiti. Three of our students had never been on a plane before, … Read More


Bill BeahmBlog

This week, as I was preparing my sermon, I found myself reading the Didache.  What is the Didache?  Pronounced “Did-Ah-Kay,” the Didache is a church manual that appeared in the early years of the church. … Read More

Be Kind

Steve WeldonBlog

Last Wednesday to celebrate Sharon’s last day of teaching Preschool this school year, we got wild and went to Sonic for ice cream. After sitting in line at the drive-thru, when it came time to … Read More

The Finnish Fling

Nick MartineauBlog

I grew up in Kansas City and one of my favorite things to do every summer was to go to Worlds of Fun. Worlds of Fun is an amusement park with rides for as far … Read More

Toilet Humor

Nick MartineauBlog

Our Father has boundless ways to teach us through our everyday lives.  If we are mindful, lessons abound that are practical and profound.  Not every message begins with a clap of thunder; sometimes they are … Read More

Lord, Teach Me

Nick MartineauBlog

“Lord, teach me to ____________.” If you could ask Jesus to teach you just one thing, what would you ask him to teach you? It was recently pointed out to me that the only thing … Read More

Is Hope Relevant?

Steve WeldonBlog

know many of you have heard me speak of this before, but I believe it’s worth repeating. Before we had our first public service at Hope on April 3, 1988, we went two-by-two in the … Read More

What Do You Need?

Shane FriesenBlog

few weeks ago during Spring Break, Liz and I were in Dallas visiting my mother-in-law. Hanging on the wall of the guest room was a picture with the saying, “Everything that God requires, He provides…” … Read More

Chapter 2

Nick MartineauBlog

don’t know anyone that doesn’t like a good story. And this past week started Chapter 2 of the Hope Community Church story. Chapter 1 was filled with ups and downs, but mostly ups. In Chapter … Read More

A Unique Weekend

Nick MartineauBlog

hat a weekend! Liz and I just got our kiddos to sleep and we are now sitting down, catching our breath and pondering all that just took place. Lots of great memories, many encouraging conversations, … Read More