Steve WeldonBlog

I am writing this a few days early so by the time you read this I will already be on my Sabbatical. What a great and wise gift this has been and is for the … Read More

Pesky Wasp

Nick MartineauBlog

Pesky Wasp A couple years ago, I was mowing the yard and unknowingly got too close to a wasp nest. You can probably guess what happened next. One of those pesky guys flew right at … Read More


Nick MartineauBlog

Pierre A couple weeks ago while in Haiti, I met a man named Pierre. Pierre lived in a Haitian village called Leveque. Leveque is what they call a “Blue Tent” village, but was truly more … Read More


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



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