On Sunday, January 26, 2020, it was announced who the new Lead Pastor of Hope Church would be... Pastor Matt Sturdevant. Listen to this supplemental episode, which is a repost from his podcast The Ministry Mentor Podcast, as he talks more about his ministry journey and some themes God has been developing in his life.
In the 42 years of Hope's history, there has only been one pastor, Sr. Pastor Harold Bullock. However, the Lord is guiding us into a new phase of church life, and in this message, you'll get to hear the timeline and process for deciding on our new Lead Pastor. You'll also get to hear from him, his wife, and those outside Hope who helped in the decision.
When we, as followers of Christ interface with those who do not, it is sometimes difficult for our two operating systems to talk to one another. However, the Bible instructs us on how to effectively communicate in such a way that God is honored and people are helped.
Sometimes a system reboot comes with some essential downloads. The same is true in our lives. If we have Jesus' operating system, there is one essential download that will have a dramatic effect on the success of our closest relationships.
As 2020 gets underway it is a common time for us to "re" many things (refresh, restart, refocus, and reboot). There is another common factor that will predict how successful we will be in our efforts that also starts with "re" - relationships.
In this message, we will look at rebooting the most important relations to us - our relationship with God.