The Elder Board

The Elder Board

There’s an ongoing tension that exists between elders and the pastoral staff – who is ultimately in charge, and how can we clarify functions. Of course, Jesus is ultimately in charge as the head, but if a┬áchurch does not figure out clear-cut parameters...
Pitch Standard

Pitch Standard

Yesterday we held a memorial service for a dear friend and member of Hope Church, Bill Gagnon. Bill came to Hope about five years ago, showing up at our Wednesday night Bible Study. Bill was a new follower of Christ and he wasn’t bashful about sharing his sin...
Common Bond

Common Bond

I’m amazed at the things that create an instant bond between two strangers. It shows that we were created to be in relationship, that we are looking for ways to connect with others, and that it doesn’t take much to begin to form friendships. Here are some...
180

180

I am thankful for parents who were pro-life! They not only gladly received me and my brother and sisters into their family, they fought to protect the lives of all unborn children. It was not uncommon to see MCCL (MN Concerned Citizens for Life) brochures around the...
New Suit

New Suit

I remember buying my first suit after graduating from college. I had suits prior to this, but my mom helped picked them out and paid for them. Now I was on my own. Oh, the pressure! A few hours later, I walked out of the mall satisfied with my purchase and my...
Elegant Themes

Elegant Themes

I am neither a computer programmer or a graphic artist, but I still want a web site that looks good. I came across Elegant Themes for WordPress and was instantly impressed! They offer scores of fabulous themes, and they continually add more. For just $69 a year you...