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Hope Next

July 13, 2017

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE At this particular point at Hope, we believe it is important to help people discern individually and corporately what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. This might be one of the most important steps we take as a new church before we launch even deeper into growing IN (community) and OUT (mission). We…

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Summer Sermon Series

June 19, 2017

Summer Sermon Series: I am David Throughout the summer we will take a journey with David through the ups and downs of his life. Each Tuesday evening we will publish the sermon from the previous week and a devotional guide as well. We are glad you are joining us on the journey.

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August 4, 2016

You have them. I have them. My guess is that each of us has expectations we are unaware of for Hope Community. Part of my role as pastor will be to help this early group of pioneers manage expectations as we do something that most of us have never done before.For example, each day I…

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What Will Worship at Hope Look Like?

July 13, 2016

When asked about worship at Hope Community, I know that folks aren’t looking for some massive treatise on the topic. Many folks are simply curious as to what our “gathered worship” time will look like. I will try to answer these questions frequently on this blog as well as the newsletter where I talk about…

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Who is Nate?

June 22, 2016

While Kim and I know many folks in Wilmington, we realize that you might be wondering just who exactly this Nate guy is. Since my favorite form of communication is the bullet point, let me share a few with you … Grew up as a rebellious preacher’s kid. Served St. Andrews-Covenant as a youth director for over…

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Who are you trying to reach?

June 19, 2016

Some churches have a clear idea of the audience they are trying to reach while most churches simply take who they get. We have been asked this question several times and I wanted to share a few thoughts about the intended audience of Hope Community. First Focus: In terms of people, the first focus of a…

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Our First Gathering

June 18, 2016

Our first little informational gathering is THIS FRIDAY. Join us for dessert and conversation about Hope Community Church, a new expression of faith developing here in Wilmington. Friday, June 24, 2016 7:00 pm at the home of Steve & Kathy Risley 3418 Prince George Ave Castle Hayne, NC …more info if you need it… Let…

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Why Some Folks Flee the Faith

May 27, 2016

This is the excerpt for your very first post.

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