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  • What will happen with potlucks and other activities that are a part of our respective cultures?

    Both churches have developed unique activities and manners that support the values of their people. We are now becoming a new church together. Not everything that worked well in a group of 75-100 people works for a church of 200. As leadership, we will continue …

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  • Why Diversity Matters

    Why is multi-ethnicity/diversity a high priority? We value economic and ethnic diversity for many reasons. Historically we have been divided as a nation along ethnic lines. Racism and classicism have been a blemish on the collective national experience. We have been called to be ministers …

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  • Why did we choose October 28 as the date for our final affirmation?

    We chose October 28 as the date for our final affirmation for the following reasons: Both CCB and HOW complete their fiscal year on December 31st, meaning that new budgets for each church go into effect with the start of the new year. Since we …

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  • What are elders and deacons?

    We use the language of the New Testament to define the titles, roles, and responsibilities of the officers of the church. In the Pastoral Epistles (1st and 2nd Timothy and Titus), the Apostle Paul highlights two specific yet distinct offices within the church: Elder and …

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  • Why We Use the English Standard Version (ESV)

    As we envision the church in the coming years, we are asking the question: “What is the best for our future together?” This question is being applied to our collective programs, ministries, budgets, music, and even the Bible translation(s) we use week-in and week­‐out. Many …

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  • What Should I Do Now?

    These are exciting times to be part of our two church families. In the weeks and months ahead, here’s how you can help make this amazing vision come to life. Celebrate the wonderful opportunity God has presented to our congregations. We are excited to get …

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  • The FAQ’s – Part Two

    Here’s more answers to your biggest questions… What will happen to my membership? In many ways, this partnership is more like starting a new church than merging two organizations. Though the core doctrine and mission remain the same, there will be a new leadership team, …

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  • The FAQ’s – Part One

    Anytime you choose to do something out of the ordinary, it’s gonna raise some questions. And while we readily admit we don’t have all the answers, here are some responses to the questions we have received the most. How did this all come about? Pastor Justin and Pastor Marcus became …

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