Blog - Impact Teams

A First Impression That Stuck

When Shaina first walked through the doors of Hoboken Grace, she didn’t know what to expect. She wasn’t someone who typically went to church, and it wasn’t part of her background growing up. But after watching a few services online, she decided to finally give Hoboken Grace a try. From day one, said Shaina, everyone she met made her feel welcome. So when she decided to join a team, First Impressions seemed like a natural fit.

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Financial Advice … at Church?

When I first started exploring Hoboken Grace’s website, the “Next Steps” page was surprising. Amid Bible studies, premarital classes and upcoming retreat information was a section on Financial Peace University, a nine-week course that teaches God’s way of managing your personal money matters.

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1Day, Big Impact

On Saturday, September 30, Hoboken Grace will once again blanket our city with hundreds of volunteers for the annual 1Day Hoboken event. Each year, the number of volunteers grows, and the impact on the community is magnified. “There is something that connects your hands to your heart when you are able to serve people in a way that actually takes […]

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Yes, You Can Reach People

As Director of Outreach, I often notice that people don’t see themselves as capable of reaching their neighbors, coworkers or community. Before coming on board at Hoboken Grace, I wasn’t entirely sure God could use me to reach others either. I felt held back by my lack of knowledge. I didn’t have a degree from some prestigious seminary, I couldn’t speak or read the Bible’s original Greek or Hebrew, and I couldn’t tell you where Capernaum is on a map.

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How to Make Your Finances Add Up

Tasheka works in finance, managing millions of dollars each month to keep her company’s yearly goals on track. But two years ago, she realized she wasn’t putting as much thought into her own financial goals. “I had been in my profession for over six years, and I can’t really say I saw where I had made a major impact as far as saving, tithing or giving back,” she said.

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Capturing the Story

Whether it’s sharing the stories of people in our church family or broadcasting services to a wider audience, the Video Team plays an essential role in helping people find their way back to God. But as Hoboken Grace continues to grow, the team is also looking to expand. If you have an interest in video production — whether that’s shooting, editing […]

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Love Through a Camera Lens

Loving someone from behind a camera isn’t what most people envision when they think of serving others. And it wasn’t what Al had in mind when he started taking photographs. For years while living in England, it was mostly just a pastime.

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All-Team… Cuddle?

An email came into my inbox from Rachel, Hoboken Grace’s Communications Director. The subject line was “This Sunday!” The message read: “Summer is in full swing and what better way to celebrate our team than to have ice cream . . . for our all-team huddle.” For almost a year, I’ve been enjoying working on the church’s website — writing […]

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The Stories That Connect Us

Before I ever set foot in Hoboken Grace, I spent an hour or so perusing its website. Hobokengrace.com was drastically different back then, and there wasn’t nearly as much content as there is now. But I got sucked into the video page – or maybe I’d been rerouted to YouTube, I can’t remember – and watched stranger after stranger share their story.

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What I Never Thought I Would Share on Facebook

I remember the first time I heard the word Facebook. I was in college and my roommate introduced me to the site. It was the latest and greatest thing everyone in college was into. It was cool to log on and catch up with old high school friends and post pictures, but I never in a million years thought it would be something I would use for anything substantial.

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Taking Baby Steps

Before moving to Hoboken last fall, Ben and Adrienne had spent much of the past few years overseas. Their careers had taken them to Afghanistan, where they’d often go weeks without being able to see each other. When they moved to Hoboken, they were finally in the same place at the same time. They wanted to spend as much time together as possible and were ready to put down roots in their new city.

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