HVC Blog

God is on the move!

Written by Mark Jolcover, HVC Ministry Intern Last August I traveled to Detroit, Michigan. I went to visit one of my friends that I had met at UNI who had recently returned from a missions trip in Brazil. Prior to the trip to Michigan, he was telling about a ministry he was connecting with every… Read more »

Love Is Our Hallmark

Written by: Wilhelmina Adua, HVC Care Director Okay folks just sharing a little bit of my time in the Lord’s presence. This has been on my heart for a while. Scripture: Matthew 19:3-10, 16-26 While the Pharisees’ motive was to test Jesus, we ask the same questions today, seeking the easy route out. We sometimes… Read more »


I don’t know if you’ve noticed that all of our teaching this year has carried the idea of “unlocking” something.  Our first series in 2017 which began on January 1, 2017 was entitled, “Unlocking Your Bible”.  I’m praying many of you are still on track to read more from your Bible and even better, to… Read more »

SOUL CARE – A Pathway to abundant life

1 Thessalonians 5:23 Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. If you have a mirror in your home, you have discovered that you have a body.  You look at your body, wash, groom, cloth, perfume, manicure and give… Read more »

Game on!

As we get ready to embark on a new adventure by moving back to Waterloo and into a smaller more intimate building, I can’t help but get excited about our future. The funny thing is… I’m not really thinking much about the building. I’m grateful that we will have a nice place to gather but… Read more »

Gathered to Scatter

We’ve been talking a lot lately about the church gathered and the church scattered. God has really been giving us new language for what our mission is and why we exist. We’ve been talking a lot about our desire not to be the best church in our city but the best church for our city…. Read more »

WORSHIP…A lifestyle

We are getting ready to start in on a new teaching series this Sunday. We’ve been working for months together on a catchy title and subtitle to appeal to my creative sensibility. We landed on the title… “worship” Catchy huh? 🙂 That was a joke actually 🙂 I just learned yesterday afternoon that this was the… Read more »


Last Sunday afternoon a group of SOS students met with fellow believers from Oelwein to do Street Ministry. We split up into groups of three and four to go out and pray and give away food for those who needed it. I teamed up with 3 Jr. /Sr. High students, Emma, Maddie, and Jamie who… Read more »

Recent Events & the Ministry of Reconciliation

“All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.”  2 Corinthians 5:18-19 Friends, These are troubling times in which… Read more »

A Very Fond Farewell

I’ve been at HVC almost two years now. One of the first things God showed me when arrived was a picture (or impression) of a tacking sailboat. If you have ever been sailing, you know that you have to zigzag. As you switch directions there’s a moment where you rely on your old momentum while… Read more »