My Biggest Fan

Ben GriffisBlog

My Biggest Fan In the church world, we often use illustrations, stories, and analogies to help us grasp Biblical lessons. One common analogy I learned as I grew up in the church was that we … Read More

Two Family Trees

Mark HersheyBlog

Two Family Trees I have been giving the wrong answer to a question I’ve been asked my entire life. Because of my last name, people often ask me if I’m related to Milton Hershey, the … Read More

Competing Voices

Nick MartineauBlog

Competing Voices I hope you all understand that I don’t know everything. If that’s not okay with you, then you just might be at the wrong church. As we go through our weekend services and … Read More

Be Prepared

Nick MartineauBlog

Be Prepared A few weeks ago, I was walking through a restaurant and saw a woman wearing a Baylor t-shirt. I’m always excited to see fellow Baylor fans, so I said “hello” and told her … Read More

Hope At Home


Hope At Home This past weekend we had the opportunity to plant some trees. While the hardest work had already been done (digging the holes), we still had to get them planted. Effort and cooperation … Read More


Nick MartineauBlog

Trees It is not every day you are given the opportunity to do something that will last for generations to come! I remember when I was a kid my dad came home one day with … Read More

The Land of the Dying

Nick MartineauBlog

The Land of the Dying The other day I heard another pastor say, “I didn’t realize I would be dealing with a local, national, or global crisis every month, sometimes every week, in my ministry.” … Read More

I Once Was Blind

Nick MartineauBlog

I Once Was Blind At Hope, we usually encourage people to wait for our annual Baptism service to be baptized, but every once in awhile, there’s a situation that warrants not waiting. Earlier this week, … Read More


Mark HersheyBlog

Community I once had a friend lament that there wasn’t much community at his church: He said there weren’t many people that he connected with at his stage of life. I was listening empathetically, as … Read More

My First Day of Kindergarten

Nick MartineauBlog

My First Day of Kindergarten Like in many other families, our kids started school this week. There were some back-to-school nerves in our home; we started making lunches again, laying out clothes, and carving out … Read More