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Everything Changes This Fall

Over the past several years, more than 200 people in our church family have taken Financial Peace University, forever changing the way they interact with money. In story after story, we've seen individuals take control of their finances, pay off thousands of dollars in debt and be able to give more freely to those around them. This course has already been transformational for countless people. So this fall, we're taking it to the next level.

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Staff Picks for Your Summer Reading List

It’s probably no surprise that some of us Writing Team members have a long summer reading list. And of course, we’re always on the lookout for other recommendations. So this week, we asked some of the staff what they’d suggest — the books that changed their perspective, the ones they’re still thinking about, and the ones that simply make a great summer read.

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Looking Up

Try as we might to grow closer to God, our daily whirlwind of responsibilities and distractions often pulls us in other directions. But what if you set aside several days to simply experience His presence? Next month, you’ll have the opportunity to do just that. Join us for Axiom: Pilgrimage from August 6-10. This wilderness retreat will take you deep into […]

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The Still, Small Voice

Has something ever happened in your life that was so good that it left you completely awestruck – just utterly mind-blown? Like there was something you’d been wanting and hoping for and dreaming about but never imagined it would really happen until it actually came true? That’s what it’s been like for me since I found my way back to […]

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Be Bold

“You’re a Christian?” I remember being asked that one day at dinner with someone I hadn’t seen in a long time. We were friends in college and had reconnected over a dinner in the city years later. They were surprised because in college, I wasn’t a Christian. In fact, during undergrad, I probably had never been farther from God in […]

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Now, I Can Celebrate Summer

There were two things I learned right away when I moved to Hoboken. One, don’t talk loudly (or at all) on the PATH, and two, get a beach house in the summer. Both of these things were foreign to me — I wasn’t super familiar with public transportation and, where I’m from, people go to the beach for the day […]

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That Time We Almost Got Arrested

How can we serve our city in creative ways? That’s the question we asked that almost got us arrested. We were trying anything and everything we could to serve, so when we heard there were movies at the park every Wednesday, we jumped on the opportunity. We could go down and hand out free water bottles to everyone who was […]

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If Our July 4th Party Were Reviewed On Yelp

Yesterday marked another much anticipated Fourth of July party on the pier. As we roasted under the summer sun, everyone broke a sweat competing in a cornhole competition for the ages. Fun, new friends, and food were in abundance, so much so, even the birds wanted in on the action. But, don't take our word for it - here's some "Yelp Reviews" from the folks that were there...

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What I Learned From My Time at Hoboken Grace

When I moved to New York four years ago I had so many plans — plans of who I would meet, where I would go and what I would do. But in all the plans I had made, none of them included moving to New Jersey or working for a church. It’s hard to believe that I started working at […]

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The Third Voice

One of the most important principles for us to engage as a church family is the principle of "The Third Voice." It's not simply a principle for families to consider. It's a principle for all of us to consider. Every year, twice a year, we make a public commitment to create a safe place for the kids of Hoboken Grace to meet Christ. We commit to show them the authentic love that Christ has for them. If we're to keep our commitment we must understand and practice this principle.

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A Rhythm of Rest

When we adopt a rhythm of rest, such as the Sabbath, it's about much more than an opportunity to refuel. It’s about experiencing freedom from the idea that we’re defined by our work, or how well we fulfill society's demands and expectations. It’s a weekly reminder that our value is based not on what we produce, but who we are and who God intended us to be.

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7 Tools to Help You Grow This Summer

For the past few weeks, we've been talking about how you can make this your best summer yet -- and learn to rest in Him instead of resting from Him. On Sunday and in dinner group, we've discussed various tools to help you do just that. They include apps, audio and even video. Here's a full list, and where to find each one.

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The Incredible Lesson I Learned in Mexico

I got a glimpse at life as a rock star on my mission trip to Mexico. As our vans and trucks arrived within the walls of our “home” for the week, the Casa Hogar Alegre orphanage in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, the kids ran out and surrounded our vehicles with the enthusiasm of super fans. All of the clamor wasn’t for me, […]

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A Bigger Plan Than I Ever Expected

From the time I was a little girl, I loved taking care of babies and kids. My dream job was to be a neonatal doctor for premature babies or a clinical child psychologist, but being a missionary in Africa was never on that list. But as I grew in my faith and trust in following God, I realized He had much greater plans for my life than the ones I could have made for myself.

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Finding Him in the Quiet

“God is always there — it is our busyness that makes us blind. When we stay quiet, we will be able to find Him.” For Xiaochan, this quote from Hoboken Grace’s Axiom retreat exemplified the entire experience. Those who attended say the retreat brought them rest, clarity, and a greater sense of God’s love and how He sees them.

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