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Nov 27 2016 The Season of Advent

Posted by Shea Sumlin

Western culture is incredibly defined by hurry and impatience. We want what we want and we want it right now. It’s the reason so many stores start putting their Christmas stuff out around Labor Day, because we can't wait for the succession of holidays to play their course. It's the same reason the… More

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Nov 26 2016 Orphan Care Summit Promo

Posted by The Well Video Team

Is God stirring you to foster or adopt? Do you have a thousand questions about where to start? Are you already a foster or adoptive parent and want to connect with others who can help you navigate the process? Or would you like to find out how to come alongside and minister to others who foster and… More

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Nov 20 2016 Discovered Treasure in Fresno

Posted by Carol Young

Several weeks ago, I walked into a first grade classroom, excited about getting to know 26 enthusiastic kids and anxious to help them with reading. It didn’t take long for me to be reminded why volunteering with beginning readers is so rewarding. On my first day in a classroom this year, I began… More

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Nov 16 2016 Give the Gift of Literacy

Posted by Book Adventures & Every Neighborhood Partnership

In schools today, 37% of children arrive at kindergarten without the skills necessary for a lifetime of learning[1], and more than 70% of kids in Fresno read below their grade level[2]. Studies have shown that active and informed parental involvement can transform and stimulate a child’s… More

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Nov 7 2016 Nothing Else But Jesus

Posted by Darlene Hanson

When I was growing up in what was a somewhat legalistic and works-oriented church, I had this mistaken idea that there was a lot I needed to do personally to ensure my salvation. I accepted Jesus as my Savior, but had an underlying fear that my salvation could be lost if I was too bad, made the… More

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Nov 6 2016 Well Life Episode 2

Posted by The Well Video Team

In Well Life Episode 2, discover how we're embarking on a journey to reach the Hispanic community in Southeast Fresno, and the impact our Exposure Trip Team had during their time in Guatemala. More

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Oct 30 2016 When the Gospel Intercepts the Game

Posted by Josh Hawley

What do you see when you look at people? When you look at neighborhoods? When you look at statistics about poverty or crime rates or people’s education levels? I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I always have God’s perspective. In Matthew 9:36-38 (NASB), we read about what Jesus sees when… More

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Oct 24 2016 Following the Call Part 3: The Decision to Start

Posted by BaCall Burns

One year ago, almost to the day, our journey toward adopting officially began. I was getting ready to start a new school year. As I sat on my bed prepping and watching TV, a commercial for an online school came on, and I had the strongest feeling the Lord was telling me this would be my last year… More

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Oct 17 2016 Us vs. Them: The Need for Unity in the Church

Posted by Andrew Feil

If there is anything that has become apparent in the latest national and political season, it is that we are a divided nation, politically and racially. If you don’t trust me, just get on Facebook. Geez. The infighting, the name-calling – the distrust is clear. How are we supposed to change our… More

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Oct 11 2016 Well Life Episode 1

Posted by The Well Video Team

Welcome to our first episode of Well Life, where we get to hear from Brad's heart and share in encouraging stories with one another. More

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