Our mission at Hope Community Church is to love people where they are and encourage them to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Our children’s ministry team believes that our steps toward accomplishing this can begin even with our youngest attenders.  KidCity is an environment where kids will find people who want to partner…

We love people where they are and encourage them to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Anyone could walk through our doors and we will walk alongside them – that’s the mission of our church. Anytime we invite minors into something, we need to be prepared with safe standards and ready to get to…

Reggie Joiner Imagination makes us different. But what makes imagination different? When I think about what makes us as people different from every other creature, I know that it has everything to do with our ability to imagine. Imagination literally lets us see things that aren’t as though they were. It allows us us to…

Abbie Smith Sprünger Jingly bracelets and gardenia perfume—I must’ve been about eight as Mom got ready for an evening out. I don’t know where they went, or how late they stayed out, but I do remember the mean things she said to herself in the mirror, which stood in stark contrast to my perception that she…

“I’m struggling with comparison. It is eating me alive and all I can think about. Everywhere I turn I find my mind wandering to who I’m not, what I don’t look like, what I don’t have. Can you give me advice?” I receive texts like this all the time. Whether you’ve sent a text like…

Holly Crawshaw Maybe you’re one of those parents who has cherished more “together” time with family during the Covid pandemic quarantine. Or maybe you’re one of those parents who has kept a calendar of when the kids would *hopefully* return to school and counted down the days since Day #1 of summer. Probably for most…

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on Study Finds. While it was never exactly synonymous with wild success and luxury, a traditional office job has long been looked upon as a respectable, if not slightly mundane, way to make a living. Now, though, it seems the majority of Americans would hate to…

Carey Nieuwhof When my son Sam was about four, he had a plan. He was a huge hockey fan, and he suggested we build a new house that was entirely underground with a hockey rink inside. There would be no windows and just enough space for the family and a Zamboni. As far as four-year-old…

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on Study Finds. As autumn nears and the coronavirus outbreak wears on, the next school year is becoming more uncertain for many parents. A new survey finds four in five parents are thinking about homeschooling their school-age children this fall. Of those parents, nearly half say…

Reggie Joiner *Portions of this blog post are adapted from “It’s Just A Phase, So Don’t Miss It” by Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy.  Sure. Every kid is very different. And a lot of energy goes into exploring those differences. Every kid has unique . . . DNA Hobbies Quirks Tastes Styles Talents Opinions But what…

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