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When Things Get Real in a Church Plant

Grace Hills' Second Service

A snapshot taken in our first official "second" service, 1/19/2014. I am humbled! Today marked the 2nd anniversary of our launch as Grace Hills Church. Today, we also launched a second morning worship service - something I'll write about later. And today, we began a new teaching series called Healing: …

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Grace Hills – You’re a Game Changing Church

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This past Sunday marked the second week in our latest teaching series, Game Changers. With week one, we focused in on Jesus as the ultimate game changer who gave His life as a ransom for anyone who would trust in Him for all of eternity. Nothing and no one has ever changed the game for humanity more. And this …

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10 Values of a Stellar Church Staff

Bricks In the Path

At Grace Hills, one of the most important things we ever talk about is our Code - our Core Values. We talk about these values in every membership class and in most staff meetings. They've done more to guide our growth than anything else we've written down. Recently I began reflecting on where our church's …

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Happy First Birthday, Grace Hills!

Cold Baptism

Northwest Arkansas is a fantastic place to call home, and thousands of people are calling it home for the first time, many of whom don't have a relationship with Jesus. So a year ago, Grace Hills Church launched publicly to reach people far from God. In that first year, thirty people went public with their …

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Why is 2013 Going to Rock at Grace Hills?

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2012 was an awesome year for Grace Hills! Angie and I arrived in northwest Arkansas with a big dream and have continued to be amazed at the great things God has done this year. We launched on January 15 with 176 people in attendance, far exceeding our goals and expectations. And in the last year, we've baptized …

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I’m Blown Away by Grace Hills’ First Preview Service

Adult Worship

Angie and I have spent ten years talking in hypothetical terms about planting a church. We've spent the last several months gathering with a group of dedicated launch team members talking about the biblical foundation and core values of Grace Hills. And we've spent weeks preparing for our first preview service. …

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Love Kids? Interested in Church Planting? Take a Peek

Children and Messes

At Grace Hills, a new church in northwest Arkansas, we're going to be investing heavily into kids. After all, Jesus certainly did. He loved them, cherished them, and ultimately died for them. We believe serving kids well and helping parents to disciple them is one of our chief callings in northwest …

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The Vision of Grace Hills Church

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Grace Hills exists to gather a community of people who are coming to know Jesus and serving others for God's glory. It's a grace place, where people can experience open arms, a second (or 77th) chance, and a real balance of grace and truth. In the last two months, we've hosted three Vision Meetings to share …

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Road Trip! Who’s With Us?

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In 20 days or so, we'll be pulling out of Laguna Hills, California in our Penske truck and heading to northwest Arkansas to start planting Grace Hills Church. I love road trips!! I especially love road trips when I meet interesting people along the way, and that's why I'd love to see you along the way. There …

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How You Can Help Plant Grace Hills Church

Grace Hills Church

Donate to Relocation to Plant Grace Hills Church Or, if you're a PayPal nut... We are now just sixty days from relocating to northwest Arkansas to begin the work of planting Grace Hills Church. The feedback we've received thus far has been tremendously positive. We've been encouraged by friends …

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