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Oct 11, 2020
Colossians 3:12-17 “HCC Values: Connecting in Community
Sunday Worship Service: October 11, 2020
Scripture: Colossians 3:12-17
Pastor Jon VanderWall Preaching
 
Check out this week's bulletin:
 
Thoughts for Reflection:
We continue to unpack our Mission Framework. This is the “what,” “why,” and “how” of our God-given identity as a church. HCC exists to connect people to Christ and community. This mission statement, the “what” is driven by the key values, the “why,” that we uphold as a church. We are spending the next few weeks talking about these specific values: Absolute Truth, Holy Spirit Power, Lifelong Growth, and Connecting Community.
 
Hopkins Community Church values Connecting in Community. We are a welcoming, accepting, compassionate church that strives for deep connection with Christ, with one another, and with the greater Hopkins community. HCC lives out our value of Connecting in Community by embracing our call to be ambassadors for Christ by sharing Christ’s love with words and actions, warmly welcoming and enfolding all who enter our doors, and being active participants in, and contributors to, the greater Hopkins community.
 
Questions to take home:
  • On a scale of 1 to 10, how true is this statement for you: “I actively seek opportunities to share the Gospel with people.”
  • On a scale of 1 to 10, how true is this statement for you: “I actively serve in our church.”
  • On a scale of 1 to 10, how true is this statement for you: “I seek opportunities to serve the broader Hopkins community.”
  • On a scale of 1 to 10, how true is this statement for you: “I am generous with my time, talent, and treasure.”
  • Prayerfully consider these questions and the results you have places. Are they where you hope they would be? How could you move toward improving these numbers in the coming month?
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  • Oct 11, 2020Colossians 3:12-17 “HCC Values: Connecting in Community
    Oct 11, 2020
    Colossians 3:12-17 “HCC Values: Connecting in Community
    Sunday Worship Service: October 11, 2020
    Scripture: Colossians 3:12-17
    Pastor Jon VanderWall Preaching
     
    Check out this week's bulletin:
     
    Thoughts for Reflection:
    We continue to unpack our Mission Framework. This is the “what,” “why,” and “how” of our God-given identity as a church. HCC exists to connect people to Christ and community. This mission statement, the “what” is driven by the key values, the “why,” that we uphold as a church. We are spending the next few weeks talking about these specific values: Absolute Truth, Holy Spirit Power, Lifelong Growth, and Connecting Community.
     
    Hopkins Community Church values Connecting in Community. We are a welcoming, accepting, compassionate church that strives for deep connection with Christ, with one another, and with the greater Hopkins community. HCC lives out our value of Connecting in Community by embracing our call to be ambassadors for Christ by sharing Christ’s love with words and actions, warmly welcoming and enfolding all who enter our doors, and being active participants in, and contributors to, the greater Hopkins community.
     
    Questions to take home:
    • On a scale of 1 to 10, how true is this statement for you: “I actively seek opportunities to share the Gospel with people.”
    • On a scale of 1 to 10, how true is this statement for you: “I actively serve in our church.”
    • On a scale of 1 to 10, how true is this statement for you: “I seek opportunities to serve the broader Hopkins community.”
    • On a scale of 1 to 10, how true is this statement for you: “I am generous with my time, talent, and treasure.”
    • Prayerfully consider these questions and the results you have places. Are they where you hope they would be? How could you move toward improving these numbers in the coming month?
  • Oct 4, 2020Ephesians 4:1-16 “Values: Lifelong Growth”
    Oct 4, 2020
    Ephesians 4:1-16 “Values: Lifelong Growth”
    Thoughts for Reflection:
     
    We continue to unpack our Mission Framework. This is the “what,” “why,” and “how” of our God-given identity as a church. HCC exists to connect people to Christ and community. This mission statement, the “what” is driven by the key values, the “why,” that we uphold as a church. We are spending the next few weeks talking about these specific values: Absolute Truth, Holy Spirit Power, Lifelong Growth, and Connecting Community.
     
    Hopkins Community Church values Lifelong Growth. We are committed to cherishing and enfolding children and youth, and to discipling people of all ages, so that all might experience an increasingly full life in Christ. We live out our value of Lifelong Growth by making sure that every young person feels welcomed, valued, and able to connect with others, teaching and modeling for children and youth what a vibrant, healthy life in Christ entails, equipping, encouraging, and praying for all who connect with Hopkins Community Church.
     
    Questions to take home:
    • On a scale of 1 to 10 how true is this statement for you: “Compared to a year ago, my faith has deepened and my fears have lessened.”
    • On a scale of 1 to 10 how true is this statement for you: “I seek opportunities to study God’s Word and grow deeper in my relationship with God.”
    • On a scale of 1 to 10 how true is this statement for you: “I seek opportunities to share my testimony of how I came to faith in Christ.”
    • On a scale of 1 to 10 how true is this statement for you: “I seek opportunities to share with others what God is doing in my life now.”
    • Prayerfully consider these questions and the results you have places. Are they where you hope they would be? How could you move toward improving these numbers in the coming month?
  • Sep 27, 2020Luke 10:1-15 “Values: Holy Spirit Power”
    Sep 27, 2020
    Luke 10:1-15 “Values: Holy Spirit Power”
    Thoughts for Reflection: We continue to unpack our Mission Framework. This is the “what,” “why,” and “how” of our God-given identity as a church. HCC exists to connect people to Christ and community. This mission statement, the “what” is driven by the key values, the “why,” that we uphold as a church. We are spending the next few weeks talking about these specific values: Absolute Truth, Holy Spirit Power, Lifelong Growth, and Connecting Community. Hopkins Community Church values Holy Spirit Power. As individuals and as a church, we have a growing desire to be led by the Holy Spirit, and to experience the power of the Holy Spirit. We live out our value of Holy Spirit Power by cultivating an ever-increasing desire to more deeply experience the power of the Holy Spirit, teaching people to grow in their ability to recognize and follow the Spirit’s movements, and equipping people to grow in praying in accordance with the Holy Spirit’s leading. Questions to take home: On a scale of 1 to 10, how true is this statement for you: “Prayer is a high priority, and in times of prayer I feel closely connected to God.” On a scale of 1 to 10, how true is this statement for you: “I am increasingly tuned in to the Holy Spirit’s leading, and am obedient to follow.” On a scale of 1 to 10, how true is this statement for you: “I have a solid grasp of my spiritual gifts and am actively using my gifts.” Prayerfully consider these questions and the results you have places. Are they where you hope they would be? How could you move toward improving these numbers in the coming month?
  • Sep 20, 20202 Timothy 3:10-17 “HCC Values: Absolute Truth”
    Sep 20, 2020
    2 Timothy 3:10-17 “HCC Values: Absolute Truth”
    Thoughts for Reflection: Last week the “Search Team” shared the mission framework of Hopkins Community Church, a framework of identity for us as a community of faith.  HCC exists to connect people to Christ and community.  This mission statement is driven by the key values that we uphold as a church.  We are spending the next few weeks talking about these specific values: Absolute Truth, Holy Spirit Power, Lifelong Growth, and Connecting Community. Hopkins Community Church values Absolute Truth.  We affirm the supremacy of Christ, the centrality of the Gospel, and the absolute truth of Scripture.  We live out our value of absolute Truth by endeavoring to glorify Christ in all we say and do,ensuring that all of our ministries, programs, and events are centered and rooted in Christ, and upholding Scripture as the sole source of absolute Truth. Questions to take home:
    1. On a scale of 1 to 10, how true is the following statement for you: “I am firmly rooted and centered in Christ, above all else.”?
    2. On a scale of 1 to 10, how true is the following statement for you: “Scripture informs my faith and deeply influences how I live my life.”?
    3. Prayerfully consider these questions and the results you have places.  Are they where you hope they would be?  How could you move toward improving these numbers in the coming month?
  • Sep 13, 2020Matthew 9:35-38 “Connecting People to Christ and Community”
    Sep 13, 2020
    Matthew 9:35-38 “Connecting People to Christ and Community”

    Hopkins Community Church MISSION

    Hopkins Community Church exists to connect people to Christ and Community  

    Hopkins Community Church VALUES

    Absolute Truth

    We affirm the supremacy of Christ, the centrality of the Gospel, and the absolute truth of scripture. Living out our value of Absolute Truth is demonstrated by:
    • Endeavoring to glorify Christ in all we say and do;
    • Ensuring that all of our ministries, programs, and events are centered and rooted in Christ;
    • Upholding scripture as the sole source of absolute truth.

    Holy Spirit Power

    As individuals and as a church, we have a growing desire to be led by the Holy Spirit, and to experience the power of the Holy Spirit. Living out our value of Holy Spirit Power is demonstrated by:
    • An ever-increasing desire to more deeply experience the power of the Holy Spirit;
    • Equipping people to grow in their ability to recognize and follow the Spirit’s leading;
    • Equipping people to grow in praying in accordance with the Holy Spirit’s leading.

    Lifelong Growth

    We are committed to cherishing and enfolding children and youth, and to discipling people of all ages, so that all might experience an increasingly full life in Christ. Living out our value of Lifelong Growth is demonstrated by:
    • Making sure that every young person feels welcomed, valued, and able to connect with others;
    • Teaching and modeling for children and youth what a vibrant, healthy life in Christ entails;
    • Equipping, encouraging, and praying for all who connect with Hopkins Community Church.

    Connecting in Community

    We are a welcoming, accepting, compassionate church that strives for deep connection with Christ, with one another, and with the greater Hopkins community. Living out our value of Connecting in Community is demonstrated by:
    • Embracing our call to be ambassadors for Christ by sharing Christ’s love with words and actions.
    • Warmly welcoming and enfolding all who enter our doors;
    • Being active participants in, and contributors to, the greater Hopkins community.
     

    Hopkins Community Church STRATEGY

    Worship           Every person regularly participating in Spirit-filled worship of God Grow           Every person growing deeper in their relationship with Jesus Christ Serve

    Every person using their Spiritual Gifts to build the church both inside and out

    Hopkins Community Church MEASURES Our measures tie to our values and reflect mission attainment:

    Absolute Truth

    I am firmly rooted and centered in Christ, above all else. Scripture informs my faith and deeply influences how I live my life.  

    Holy Spirit Power

    Prayer is a high priority, and in times of prayer, I feel closely connected to God. I am increasingly tuned in to the Holy Spirit’s leading and am obedient to follow. I have a solid grasp of my spiritual gifts and am actively using my gifts.  

    Lifelong Growth

    Compared to a year ago, my faith has deepened and my fears have lessened. I seek opportunities to study God’s Word and grow deeper in my relationship with God. I seek opportunities to share my testimony of how I came to faith in Christ. I seek opportunities to share with others what God is doing in my life now.  

    Connecting in Community

    I actively seek opportunities to share the Gospel with people. I actively serve in our church. I seek opportunities to serve the broader Hopkins community. I am generous with my time, talent, and treasure. 
  • Sep 6, 2020Revelation 14:1-13; Matthew 24:36-51 “Babylon IS Fallen”
    Sep 6, 2020
    Revelation 14:1-13; Matthew 24:36-51 “Babylon IS Fallen”
    Sermon from September 6, 2020
    Pastor Jon VanderWall preaching
  • Aug 30, 2020Revelation 13 “The Beasts and their Mark”
    Aug 30, 2020
    Revelation 13 “The Beasts and their Mark”
    Sermon from August 30.
    Pastor Jonathon VanderWall Preaching
  • Aug 23, 2020Revelation 12 “Epic Spiritual Battle: The War of the Ages”
    Aug 23, 2020
    Revelation 12 “Epic Spiritual Battle: The War of the Ages”
    Message from August 23, 2020
    Pastor Jim Harrison preaching
  • Aug 16, 2020Revelation 11 “Witnesses to the End”
    Aug 16, 2020
    Revelation 11 “Witnesses to the End”
    Message from August 16, 2020
  • Aug 9, 2020Revelation 10 “Sweet and Sour”
    Aug 9, 2020
    Revelation 10 “Sweet and Sour”
    Message from August 9, 2020
  • Aug 2, 2020Revelation 8:6-9:21 “What Judgment Does Not Do”
    Aug 2, 2020
    Revelation 8:6-9:21 “What Judgment Does Not Do”
    Message from August 2, 2020
    Pastor Jon VanderWall
    Scripture: Revelation 8:6-9-21
  • Jul 26, 2020Revelation 8:1-5 “Prayers Before the Throne”
    Jul 26, 2020
    Revelation 8:1-5 “Prayers Before the Throne”
    Message from July 26, 2020
    Pastor Jim Harrison Preaching
  • Jul 19, 2020Matthew 24:1-14 “Signs of the End”
    Jul 19, 2020
    Matthew 24:1-14 “Signs of the End”
    Message from July 19, 2020.
    Pastor Jon Preaching
  • Jul 12, 2020Revelation 7 “Who Will Stand?”
    Jul 12, 2020
    Revelation 7 “Who Will Stand?”
    Message from July 12, 2020.
  • Jul 5, 2020Revelation 6 “Symptoms of a Greater Problem”
    Jul 5, 2020
    Revelation 6 “Symptoms of a Greater Problem”
    Sermon from July 5, 2020.