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Everyone’s a leader

// November 1st, 2016 // Comments Off // Ian's blogs, News, Sean's blogs

On Sunday we started our new series which is about the fact that everyone’s a leader! You might be wondering how I can justify a statement like that. It’s because I’m defining leadership as influence. If you influence someone you have lead them in some way. Your influence can be good or bad. We hear people use phrases like ‘being lead astray’, or ‘ falling in the wrong crowd’ so it’s obvious that a negative influence can lead us down the wrong path. However we all have the choice to be a positive influence. That means we all have the opportunity to be a leader.

So it might be time for you to have a change of thinking. You are a leader! Listen to the series podcasts for more information.

National Prayer Weekend 2016

// September 1st, 2016 // Comments Off // Ian's blogs, News, Sean's blogs

This year the National Prayer Weekend is on 23rd-25th September. We believe prayer changes things because we’ve experienced it time and time again. That’s why we’re inviting everyone to send us their prayer requests – no matter how big or how small. We’re contacting friends, neighbours, colleagues, schools, businesses, politicians – in fact everyone we can think of! If you’ve got a prayer request then send it to prayer@hopechurchstoke.co.uk or use the form on our prayer page.

If you want to join in then we’ve got special prayer meetings on Friday 23rd 7.30-9.00pm and Saturday 24th 9.00-10.30am. We’ll also be having a special prayer-focused service on Sunday morning at the usual time of 10.30-12.00.

Click here for more information on the National Prayer Weekend.

Apocalypse Now

// July 24th, 2016 // Comments Off // Ian's blogs, News, Sean's blogs

Today we come to the end of our series ‘Apocalypse Now’. We’ve gone through the entire book of Revelation but concentrated on what it means for us today, rather than just a vision of the future. You can listen to the teaching via our podcasts and there’s a lot of extra detail in these study notes. Hope you have an amazing time learning about this stuff!