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Next Gen Ren

Next Gen Ren

Renovation:  the process of improving a process or making something new. Renovation Island is an engaging HGTV series.  Canadians Bryan and Sarah Baeumler work to restore an abandoned resort on a small island in the Bahamas. The resort property, with…

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Reaching the Community While Stuck at Home?

Reaching The Community While Stuck At Home?

Overwhelmed. Bored.  Fearful. Looking ahead to opportunities in the future. We may feel all over the map when it comes to how we continue to deal with the unprecedented reality of COVID-19. In the first couple of weeks of the…

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Seasons of Ministry Balance or Fatigue

Seasons Of Ministry Balance Or Fatigue

Once the fall season kicks into its own rhythm, it's easy to assume there's a moment to relax, enjoy the seasonal changes along with a latte--spiced pumpkin of course. And just then, you realize Christmas isn't too far away. We…

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Funding and Focus

Funding And Focus

We recently attended the Northwest Ministry Conference in Seattle with great general sessions and breakouts. I especially enjoyed the sessions with Carey Nieuwhof.  In one session, he stated “you fuel what you fund.” He was focused on the importance of…

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Ministry Halftime

Ministry Halftime

Jay Hostetler, February 3 As another football season ends, I have been reflecting on the many amazing games I witnessed. The most interesting occurrence for me is the way that teams make a second half comeback. These comebacks are often…

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Ministry Fixer Upper

Ministry Fixer Upper

Jay Hostetler, June 4, 2016 Growing up I wasn’t gifted in the area of fixing things. My mechanical skills are still limited! Fortunately, my wife Donna has awesome mechanical skills for necessary home projects. Her interest in projects has led…

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Warm welcome?

Warm Welcome?

Donna Hostetler, May 10, 2016 Mother's Day was a beautiful day though Jay was out of state. I arrived at a local church we’re working with to provide temporary oversight of their children’s ministry while they are in a leadership…

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The Sweet Smell of Spring

The Sweet Smell Of Spring

Donna Hostetler, April 4, 2016 “Spring cleaning” is on! It’s also a great time to take a look (and smell) at your children’s ministry or student ministry areas. As consultants we arrive at a variety of facilities and see what guests…

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Evaluate?

Evaluate?

Jay Hostetler, February 3, 2016 The first of the year and early spring in West Michigan provides a great opportunity to evaluate some things. Rising temperatures and the desire to bust through cabin fever leads to a new focus on…

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The Right Team

The Right Team

Jay Hostetler, January 18, 2016 After a weekend of watching NFL Divisional playoff games, I am convinced that football is truly a team sport. At this time of the year teams are going deep into the depth chart to replace…

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