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Written by Carrie Metz, HVC Family Ministries Director I recently heard someone say, “I don’t serve in the church I have, I serve in the church I want it to be.”  At first read, this statement may seem pretty presumptious – but the more you read it the more you hear the incredible truth behind… Read more »

Let your life speak

Written by Carrie Metz, HVC Family Ministries Director My oldest son recently returned from an internship in Thailand.  Certain checkpoints in our life lead to times of reflection and Braden graduating and then moving has certainly been one of those checkpoints for me. I have always been a reader.  When I was first pregnant I… Read more »

Kingdom Kids!

Some inspiring vision from our Family Ministries Director, Carrie Metz! So often we train our children with the underlying goal being “for when they grow up.”  Obviously, this is a great initiative, but so often we forget the work that kids have before them NOW.  God invites our children in the story he is writing… Read more »

A Celebration of Joy

This Sunday will be a day to remember.  Annie Byrne and a team of prophetic leaders from Revival Co. and Momentum Ministries out of Detroit Michigan will join us Sunday morning in our regular 10:00 a.m. service.  Annie will be teaching and then leading our ministry time.  We are anticipating a beautiful time of Father… Read more »

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 »