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Finding Financial Freedom

After Dan and Rebecca made a plan to pay off $110,000 in debt, God placed it on their hearts to open their home to Chloe, a student they’d met on a mission trip to North Korea. Providing a bed, meals and everything else she’d need over 10 months was definitely not in the budget. “I was really freaking out,” said Rebecca. “And this is where Dan was like, we need to give God a chance to show up.”

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A Summer to Celebrate

At Hoboken Grace, we kicked off the summer with a series to do just that. "Celebrating Summer" asked what it would look like if this summer could be your best summer yet. With Labor Day marking summer's (unofficial) end earlier this week, we thought it was time we looked back at the summer we had at Hoboken Grace and reflect on all that there is to celebrate.

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When “Good Enough” Wasn’t Good Enough

With a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, the last thing I thought I needed was to take another finance course. I had spent more than enough time in college sitting in class calculating bonds and compounding interest that I felt excused from ever having to take a personal finance class. I couldn’t have been more wrong...

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What You’re Probably Wondering About FPU

We’re just a few weeks away from the launch of Be Rich, when our entire church will walk through Financial Peace University together. For nine weeks, our dinner groups will become FPU groups as we explore how God wants us to interact with our finances. That all starts September 9th. In the meantime, here are a few things you might be wondering.

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The Art of Hustle

A couple months ago I was in a season of pure, unrelenting hustle. We were a few weeks out from Easter and we were in the middle of a massive undertaking – a brand-new set for the stage. After a few set-backs (pun intended), we were finally moving along, working to reach our goal of unveiling it by the Good […]

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She Said Yes!

Last Sunday, before services began, the dozens of people serving that morning gathered for a 9 a.m. Team Huddle. The gathering started out as it usually does, with teams sharing celebrations from the past week. And then Anthony called Stephanie to the stage, announcing he was going to do something "a little bit different." That set in motion a proposal from Stephanie's boyfriend, Jeff, who shares why it was so fitting that they got engaged at Hoboken Grace.

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Prayer ― Your Direct Line to God

I remember when I was working full time in the performing arts, I got the name and cell phone number of a pretty famous person. I thought it was awesome just to have it in my phone. We were working on a project together, we became friends and, as friends do, we exchanged numbers. After the project finished, we stayed […]

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Five Things We Learned From FPU

This fall, 1,000 people will be taking the journey through Financial Peace University at Hoboken Grace. The nine-week course has already helped countless people take charge of their finances and live a life of financial freedom. So what are some of the most important lessons from FPU? We asked five people that very question. Here's what they had to say.

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A Commitment Worth Declaring

For most of my life, I’ve been afraid of commitment -- afraid of falling short and disappointing other people. After walking into Hoboken Grace for the first time in 2012, that included my relationship with God. Not committing to a relationship with Him seemed like a better option than letting Him down.

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August Rhythms

One of the most difficult and yet beautiful steps in our maturity as disciples of Christ is the embracing of our disabilities. The scriptures are incredibly clear that it’s in our weakness that His strength is displayed and yet we continue to act as if this journey is about our strength instead of His. He calls us to embrace our weakness...

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Why I Didn’t Think FPU Was For Me

Over the past few years, I’ve interviewed countless people about their success with Financial Peace University. Couples told me it made their marriage stronger. Individuals reported paying off thousands of dollars in debt. Other people said they gained confidence and clarity in their finances that they’d never had. No matter where they were, everyone seemed to walk away with huge takeaways and more money in their bank account. And yet, when I heard these stories, I didn’t think FPU was for me. I had no debt, wasn’t married and already considered myself pretty financially savvy.

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The Daylilies on Willow Avenue

Last fall, during Hoboken Grace’s 1Day event, two teams cleared out a pair of abandoned plots of land, weeding, picking up garbage and digging out stumps. Nearly a year later, the plots on Willow Avenue and Park Street are still being cared for by Hoboken Grace. For James, the church’s Director of Community Impact and Outreach, tending to these small […]

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Why I Took FPU Four Times (When I Wasn’t Even in Debt!)

When I first heard about FPU, I was immediately intrigued – a Biblical way to manage my money? Sign me up. I wasn’t in debt and I’d always considered myself responsible with money, I just never really had a plan. My budget was whatever felt convenient at the time and I was haphazardly saving for this elusive thing called retirement […]

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Five Common Questions About Joining a Team

Last Sunday, Anthony talked about how the early church grew when everyone took part in the mission together. Just like the early church, we’re called to the same mission of helping people find their way back to God. But in order to fulfill that mission, everyone is called to engage in it. At Hoboken Grace, several dozen teams do their own […]

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