Ripple Effect

Ripple Effect

Pastor’s Word Thursday afternoon I had the privilege of dropping off John Scudiere (an Elder at Hope) and Shane Colwell (Hope’s former Church Planter) at the airport as they headed out to Rwanda. They will serve as the teachers for the first week of Good Rain...
Manipulation in Marriage is Our Problem (yes, all of us)

Manipulation in Marriage is Our Problem (yes, all of us)

In November 2018, Alasdair Groves from Christian Counseling and Education Foundation spoke at our Marriage Seminar. At first, he shared God’s agenda for marriage. It was a challenge to see how conflicts are ordinary opportunities to learn more about our spouse...
Snow and a Spiritual Thought

Snow and a Spiritual Thought

Pastor’s Word Sunday doesn’t look good. No, I am not talking about my sermon, but the weather. Given that it looks like snow is on the way, I want to remind you about our process communicating modified or cancelled services. Here’s how we do it: We make a...
The Crucialness of the Mundane

The Crucialness of the Mundane

Pastor’s Word In my first column of the new year I want to start off with something a bit mundane but do so with the keen awareness that the mundane is often critical. Our semi-annual Family Business Meeting on Sunday night serves as the catalyst for my...
God’s Agenda in Marriage

God’s Agenda in Marriage

During our Marriage Seminar in Nov 2018, Alasdair Groves (Biblical Counselor at Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation – CCEF) talked about how to help our marriages reflect more on being “In This Together”.  There were 3 main sessions....
What is new?

What is new?

Pastor’s Word What is new in the world of youth ministry at Hope Chapel? Over the past few months God has called out our youth ministry to make some changes. God began to show us our ministry has to continue to evolve in this world of changing times.  We have...
Whatever you do, remember.

Whatever you do, remember.

Pastor’s Word After last week’s deep column, I thought I would lighten things up this week and simply offer some reminders of varying sorts. First, the practical reminders… 1.      If you are planning to give a “gift” from our “Giving Tree”, we could really use...
What do you love about Christmas?

What do you love about Christmas?

Pastor’s Word Undoubtedly the Christian event our culture has embraced most fully is Christmas. The plethora of Christmas lights, Christmas trees and other decorations are glaring testimony to this. Our culture easily adopts Christmas with its themes of peace,...

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