2017

Think serving God is a bunch of rules?

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Do you view serving God and participating in a local church as just a bunch of rules? 

Sadly many people do. Most of the Christians and Christ-followers they know act as if serving God is a duty. See Christ-followers without joy, striving, struggling to please an angry God.

In fact, I was that way too. I had the privilege of growing up in a family that served God and attended church several times a week. But somehow I began to associate my short-comings and inability to often do the right thing to God. As if He was angry and ready to play “wack-a-mole” with me if I messed up.

The problem was I didn’t really have a clear grasp of God’s nature. The Bible says “God is love”. He has a lot of traits but He is love. The truth is He loved me when I was the most unlovable. Amazing! On my worst day God had already decided He loved me so much that He sent Jesus. Truly incredible.

If you struggle with thinking that serving God is all rules and no life, you may get a lot out of our current message series, Choosing Freedom Every Day. You can listen to this series over on the Messages page but we’d love for you to come to HISplace at 9:30 or 11 AM during the end of April and all of May.

You will enjoy dynamic worship, practical Bible teaching, and the ability to stay anonymous as long as you’d like. Plus your children from 6 weeks to 5th grade will have fun in an engaging learning environment appropriate for their age.

Bring the entire family this Sunday and begin to understand the freedom you can have to serve God!

See you Sunday!

Doug

Could God be interested in me?

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Do you feel like you have not done enough for God to do anything great for you? 

You are normal. You see so many miracles in the Bible but you may feel like “what about me?”.

The reality is that God desires to have you experience His very best. He is interested in you. He cares about your problems and challenges. In fact, the people of HISplace Family Church think you matter too.

So how can you move forward?

I would like to invite you to come to the Miracles message series this Sunday at 9:30 or 11 AM. The goal of this series is to help each of us see that God still does miracles and that He can work in our lives, if we’ll just let Him.

Choose from one of our two service times at 9:30 AM and 11 AM. You will enjoy dynamic worship, practical Bible teaching, and the ability to stay anonymous as long as you’d like. Plus your children from 6 weeks to 5th grade will have fun in an engaging learning environment appropriate for their age.

Bring the entire family this Sunday and begin moving your relationships from typical to uncommon!

See you Sunday!

Doug

Are your relationships typical?

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Do you struggle to enjoy your marriage? Are your work relationships suffering? Do you have a child that seems impossible to communicate with?

The good news is that there is hope.

I recently heard someone say, “Awareness creates the opportunity for change to occur”. I love that. Awareness is only the first step. Maybe you are becoming aware to the stress and dysfunction in your relationships. This is a good first step. But you must move to action.

If you are like many people, you’ve tried to change the other person in the relationship. You’ve sulked, pouted, avoided conflict, manipulated, and numerous other ways to change the dynamic in your relationships. But the result is very little change in that relationship. So what do you do?

I would like to invite you to come to the Uncommon message series this Sunday at 9:30 or 11 AM. The goal of this series is to provide you with practical tools to give you hope, move your relationships to uncommonly good, and bring lasting change. We will unpack what loving someone really is, how to live out commitment, ways to move communication up a level, the best ways to deal with conflict, and how to be a positive influence.

Choose from one of our two service times at 9:30 AM and 11 AM. You will enjoy dynamic worship, practical Bible teaching, and the ability to stay anonymous as long as you’d like. Plus your children from 6 weeks to 5th grade will have fun in a safe learning environment appropriate for their age.

Bring the entire family this Sunday and begin moving your relationships from typical to uncommon!

See you Sunday!

Doug

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year to you and yours from all of us at HISplace Family Church!

As we begin the new year many of us think about making some changes in our lives.

So we decide to make some New Year’s Resolutions! It’s why the local gyms are virtually empty in October and packed in January. The problem is most us think more about starting those resolutions than we do about keeping them.

This month at HISplace, we want to help you now only start those new habits but keep them as you work to improve your life.

So I want to invite you to make these three activities part of your January 2017:

A new message series, Free Indeed, beginning Sunday, January 1, 2017 will focus on helping you get free of the stuff that makes life a spiritual mess. We’ll unpack some keys to staying free from areas of bondage and struggle throughout the month. We invite you to come and bring your family and friends.

Second, our annual 21 Days of Fasting and Prayer from Sunday, January 8 through Saturday, January 28, 2017. We set aside this time at the first of each year to seek God and minimize the distractions that would keep us from hearing God and serving Him in the New Year! We invite you to be part of our special times of worship and prayer as follows:

– Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 6-7 AM

– Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30 PM

– Saturdays from 9-10 AM

If you need additional information on how to fast, please go to www.hpfc.org/21-days-of-prayer/

Third, starting about mid-January you’ll be able to see our Spring Small Groups on the website and choose one to be a part of this Spring. The information will be on our Small Groups page when available. Small Groups are a great way to meet people, grow in God, and make friends.

 

I look forward to seeing you this Sunday at 10 AM!

– Doug