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Hope is Alive

In the midst of great changes in the world around us, what is giving you living hope?

God’s Spirit is breathing new vitality into rural congregations! The inspiring book Discovering Hope: Building Vitality in Rural Congregations shares what 26 effective rural congregations have to say about God’s activity in and through them. Through these stories, we can explore the best practices for vital ministry and identify action steps for our own settings.

On our February 2nd day of discovery and partnership, your congregation’s Hope in the Heartland team will zero in on our source of hope–Jesus and his resurrection promise. You will be inspired by accounts of hope from around the Heartland. You will be witnesses to signs of this hope in your own life and in your congregation. You will make plans to act on this hope and move boldly into the future God promises the Church!

…God has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus… — 1 Peter 1:3