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What Serve Day means to a Single Mom

Serve Day 2020 is right around the corner. You may be asking the question: Why is Serve Day still happening? Even with all the challenges and difficulties of this time, we still believe the local church is the hope of the world. When we heard about the needs around us, we knew we had to do something. With everyone’s safety in mind, teams will be sent to serve refugees, veterans, single moms, those experiencing homelessness, widows, and the elderly. There…

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A Place to Call Home

We all long for someplace to call home—to belong. Once you’ve experienced this it can become hard to leave. But God often calls us to go. And when we go we can often end up feeling homesick. Maybe, like Betsy, you have experienced this feeling. Take a look at her story of finding a greater sense of belonging and the inspiration behind our new EP “Home.”  “Our acceptance and where we are found is not in anything that we do,…

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Don’t Do Life Alone

“All my life, I said I hated small groups. People are fake. I don’t need to go share my feelings with strangers.”  We can all relate to these types of anxious thoughts driven by fear. Clint just happened to put it into words. This past December Clint shared with us on the blog how spiritual family changed his life, but it wasn’t just a one time thing. Take a look at how he is still experiencing the power of spiritual…

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Your Gift Matters

“Your gift doesn’t matter.”  Maybe you have believed this lie. The truth is that we all have something valuable to add. Not only does your hard work bless the one you serve, but you experience greater connection and purpose in the process. Just ask TD and Shelley .  No matter how disconnected you may feel, using the gifts you have to serve others brings a greater level of fulfillment than you can experience alone. God wants to use you right…

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When You Say Yes to God

We have all been afraid at some point—unsure of what the future holds. Maybe you’re living there right now. If so—you’re not alone.  Lauren faced a situation where she felt God calling her to do something she didn’t understand—something that would test her faith. By saying ‘yes’ to God and His plans, she was encouraged by His faithfulness. Check out her story:  “About 6 months ago, God started pushing me to go back to work at the hospital as a…

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Financial Peace is Possible

Have you lived through the stress and anxiety that comes with debt racking up? Are you living there right now? It’s safe to say, most of us have been there. Ryan and Lauren were in that place, but after Financial Peace University (FPU), they have a radically different view of their finances. And today, they are here to share how they’ve found financial peace. “We took FPU in the fall of 2017 while engaged, and got married half-way through the…

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We’re Changing the Way We’re Building

Are you having trouble in your marriage, career, or life in general?  Building on God’s foundation can make a major difference. We can all build with God’s design; it just takes us stepping out in faith. Jeff and Theresa took their next steps to build this way, and today, they’re here to share how God’s worked in incredible ways.  “We opened the doors to our business almost five years ago. But we started it on the wrong foot.  We didn’t…

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