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My HRF Residency Reflections

I write this for three reasons: I wanted to recap my first year serving in the Pastoral Residency at Hampton Roads Fellowship. My desire to see men take a biblical path to prepare for Pastoral Ministry by means of a healthy local church. To provide a framework for those who may be discerning a call to the pastoral ministry to consider if God may be calling them to spe...

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Reflections on Preaching in the Life of the Church

What role does preaching play in the life of the church? It would probably be best to define what we mean by preachingthe heralding of good news, the proclamation of the gospel, the sharing of the inspired Word of God. This preaching should be expository, meaning the point of the sermon is the point of the passage or the point of the passage is the point of the sermon. T...

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Still Excited About Philippians

Although, the sermon series on Philippians is over I found myself, my wife, and another family from HRF discussing the meaning of the letter over dinner yesterday evening. It was truly a time of "encouragement in Christ" (Philippians 2:1). A few weeks ago I posted, "why I was excited about the letter to the Philippians serving as the text for preaching in our Sunday morn...

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God Uses Imperfect People

On May 5, 2013, Charles Shannon, a resident of Hampton Roads Fellowship, graduated with a Masters of Biblical Studies. He is continuing his education at VBTS and pursuing a Master of Divinity....

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Why I Am Excited About The Book of Philippians

A few reasons why I am excited about HRF's study of the book of Philippians: The plurality of teachers preaching the Gospel through the book of Philippians. These various different individuals who work together through the text of Philippians brings a fresh appeal to this letter by Paul to the Philippian church. There a different voices even different styles that all br...

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HRF Prayer Meeting Recap

On Saturday evening, March 23, 2013, the believers of Hampton Roads Fellowship gathered for a time of vision sharing, prayer, and scripture reading. It was indeed a monumental event for the young life of HRF....

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Book Review - Church Planting is for Wimps

Church Planting is For Wimps is written by Mike McKinley from Guildford Baptist Church, Sterling Virginia. The subtitle adequately summarizes the book in its entirety - "How God uses Messed-up People to Plant Ordinary Churches That Do Extraordinary Things....

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