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First Christian Church of Paris, Texas: Building Bridges with Kindness

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First Christian Church of Paris, Texas: Building Bridges with Kindness

In April of 2017, First Christian Church of Paris, Texas (FCCP), began working with Hope Partnership to dream about its future and discern what God was calling it to be in its community and beyond. After two all-church retreats, several members of the congregation were chosen as the local Hope team.

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First Christian Church of Bedford: Sharing God’s Abundance

Bedford Camp & Conference Center

“This church is doing an amazing revitalization of Camp Bedford. The God incidences are numerous and noteworthy.”

That’s how Christie Sharpsteen, a Facilitator with Hope Partnership Services, describes First Christian Church of Bedford, Indiana — a congregation she’s worked with since early 2018 when they began the Epiphany process.

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Worshiping in the basement and loving it!

Northwest CC Oklahoma

Northwest Christian Church, Oklahoma City, OKNorthwest Christian Church, Oklahoma City, OK had reached a point where it needed to reimagine its ministry. The surrounding community had changed, the building was large and costly to maintain and the membership was aging and declining in numbers.

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Florida congregation’s Future Story creates energy and hope


central-cc-orlandoIn the summer of 2014, Central Christian Church in Orlando, FL, came to the realization that they could not continue to function the way they had for years after the sudden loss of several strong spiritual, financial and administrative leaders for unrelated reasons.

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New Beginnings service reaches milestone as it empowers congregations across denominational lines


new-beginnings-logoIn 2008, First Christian Church in San Bernardino, Calif., whose sustainability challenges were becoming all too familiar for Disciples churches, signed on to do New Beginnings, a new service offered by then Church Extension and now by Hope Partnership.

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