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Of Parsnips & Pouring Into

Laura Humphrey My mother-in-law wasn’t wild about the idea when Peter, my now husband, and I started dating. She had fair reasons, one of which that I was not a believer. As her and her husband work in ministry, they … Continue reading

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The Tree and the Fence: Solano’s Discipleship Pathway

By Andrew Hoffman Spiritual growth mostly happens organically: a bit of scripture unexpectedly leaps from the page right into an aching hole in our heart, a sermon one Sunday feels aimed directly at us, a friend’s voice suddenly comes through … Continue reading

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Discipleship Pathway

Being a disciple of Jesus is simple: just be like him. That sounds easy enough. But where in the world do you start? The Apostle Paul says we are supposed to “put off the old self and put on the … Continue reading

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Why Does the Church Exist?

Why are we here? Ok, maybe that’s too existential for this humble blog post. Let’s refine the question: why does the church exist? This question is very important because if we can answer it, we know what the church should … Continue reading

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Making Community Work: Part 3, Calling the Audible

For those less familiar with this football analogy, an “audible” is when the play caller decides at the last second that the play everyone was planning to execute is no longer a good one (usually because of something unexpected that … Continue reading

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Making Community Work: Part 2, Setting the Dials

Home groups are critical to the ministry of Solano Community Church. To be successful, however, a home group requires constant thought and intentionality. Leaders and home group members are continually balancing numerous “tensions” within the small community. If left unattended, … Continue reading

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Making Community Work: Part 1, Constant Flux

Solano Community Church is emphasizing home groups this month.  As we grow in numbers, home groups become more and more important to discipleship.  We’ve never wanted to be that church where people merely “attend” on Sunday but see little impact … Continue reading

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Thinking and Doing Equals Learning

I’ve spent most of these past few months checking off tasks from the myriad to-do lists that come with serving as pastor.  It’s been a “doer” kind of a season. As we’ve launched certain initiatives and life rolls into a … Continue reading

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Musings on the Face of God

I have had the incredible blessing of living with two of my closest friends and brothers in Christ for the last couple of years. This time is sadly coming to an end as one selfishly moves to Los Angeles to … Continue reading

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Gospel Power, Gospel Academy

I’m still growing.  Recently, God brought an area of spiritual un-health to my attention and I began to pray for healing.  With what I believe to be the insight of the Holy Spirit I was able to connect up some incidents in my … Continue reading

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