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We Will Not Take This For Granted

It’s About Expressing Our Gratitude Through Action • October 28, 2018 • David R. Stokes

A GRATEFUL life is a GREAT-FULL life. Without gratitude everything spirals out of control. Yes, it's THAT important.

We Teach To Fish

It’s About Empowering Others to Accomplish More • October 21, 2018 • David R. Stokes

Ministry is not a spectator sport. But far too many people see it that way. Jesus left this planet and empowered others to take up the task of reaching the world with the good news. That plan is still operative and relevant all these centuries later.

We Can Do More by Doing Less

It’s About Focused Excellence • October 14, 2018 • David R. Stokes

Human beings have a tendency to over-complicate things. Whether it's governmental bureaucracy, which grows exponentially, or even churches. Bigger is not always better. It's important to realize that we need to keep our priorities straight and our methods simple.

We Are A Team Built On Honor

It's About The Position Of My Heart • October 7, 2018 • Lucas Johnson

The Eiffel Tower, the Sistine Chapel, The Washington Monument -- all three of these iconic landmarks have one thing in common. A solid foundation. This week we will go through another piece of the DNA that forms Expectation Church and one that is at the heart of it's foundation -- Honor.

We Have A Heart For The House

It's About Promoting Unity • September 30, 2018 • David R. Stokes

The late Evangelist Vance Havner said,'Christians, like snowflakes, are frail, but when they stick together they can stop traffic.' Biblical unity is not uniformity, nor is it unanimity, but it is vital.

We Expect Great As We Attempt Great

It’s About Active Faith • September 23, 2018 • David R. Stokes

As we mark an important milestone in our ministry, it's appropriate that the value we'll explore is part of our church's very name. WE EXPECT GREAT AS WE ATTEMPT GREAT: It's About Active Faith.

We Learn, Seek & Adapt

It’s About On-Going Growth • September 16, 2018 • David R. Stokes

As we come to the second of the eight values we'll be discussing in the 'I LOVE MY CHURCH' series, we're going to tackle an elephant that lurks in many rooms: GROWTH & CHANGE. We can't have one without the other--personally and collectively.

It's Only Ever Always About Jesus

Our Methods May Change, But Our Message Never Does • September 9, 2018 • David R. Stokes

The seven words that will kill any organization are, 'we never did it that way before.' That's why we are so clear about how at Expectation Church 'the message never changes, but the methods do.' As we begin a new series called, 'I LOVE MY CHURCH,' we start with the ultimate focus. 'IT'S ONLY EVER ALWAYS ABOUT JESUS!'