New Hope Community Church

Confessions of a Pastor's Wife

Every now and then I have women ask me if I still blog. It's at those moments when I wish I could say, "Yep, sure do," but am left admitting that while my book reviews are still regular, my personal reflections have been few. In fact, I just...

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Drs Robin Holland and Bruce Hopler

Talking Points for the White Pastor

“But pastor, I’m not a racist. I have never used the “N” word and certainly have never owned slaves. I’m not sure there is a problem, since the civil rights movement has long passed, but if there is one, its certainly not my problem! After all,...

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Call to Prayer for Dallas, Louisiana and Minnesota Shootings

It was only a few days ago we came together to celebrate another year of freedom for our country. Yet in the past few days several atrocities have broken our hearts, inflamed our emotions and divided our nation.

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A New Vision for Converge

These are exciting days in our districts and in the greater Converge movement. God is at work starting and strengthening churches worldwide. We have a few changes we’d like to tell you about.

A new vision for Converge

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Are sin and pain connected?

Are Sin and Pain Connected?

I teach believers how to identify and deal with their unfinished business. Unfinished business is all the spiritual, emotional and mental baggage we accumulate and continue to carry even after we have confessed Jesus. We do not have to carry this...

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Ivan Veldhuizen

Teach for Change, Not for Learning

In my last week as pastor of Edinbrook Church (now over four years ago), I reflected on my journey as their pastor over a period of 16 years. I share this truth with you because I’ve been reminded how significant it is.

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Church Planting

Church Planting Spotlight: Jason & Ava Coache

Converge MidAtlantic, on February 26, 2017, will celebrate the birth of Wellspring Church, Toms River, New Jersey. In a population of nearly 100,000, where just under 8 percent have a church home, Jason and Ava Coache saw the need.

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Orlando Mass Shooting

Converge Responds to Orlando Nightclub Mass Shooting

Sunday morning the people of Orlando woke up to the disturbing news that our community was the victim of “the worst mass shooting in U.S. history,” which, at the point of this writing, left 50 dead and 53 wounded at a local night club. This...

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Calvary Church, Minnesota

Caring for Haiti: An 18-year partnership

Pernier, Haiti, is a sprawling suburb about 20 minutes outside of the capital, Port-au-Prince. It’s built on a mountain slope and reveals a dramatic economic contrast. The area is dotted with tents and small homes, while on the mountain tops are...

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For Spiritual Misfits

In a wonderful talk entitled "How a Misfit Found Her Voice," author Lidia Yuknavitch tells about her difficult journey as she tried to escape the effects of growing up with a father who was physically, sexually and verbally abusive, enabled by...

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