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The Good Samaritan, Prejudice, and Parenting

The Good Samaritan, Prejudice, and Parenting

The term “good Samaritan” is a common expression in our culture, meaning someone who exhibits surprising kindness towards a stranger. The term itself originates from Jesus’ parable in Luke 10 where a Samaritan man did just that when he saw a man in need on...

7 Things Jesus Said About Money

7 Things Jesus Said About Money

There’s no denying that Jesus believed money was significant. Other than the kingdom of God, it was one of his favorite topics. Knowing what Jesus has to say about money can help shape our view of what’s in (or not in) our wallets and what we use it for. Here are...

Parenting Resources about Generosity

Parenting Resources about Generosity

As a church, we’re here to partner with you in parenting. We know that generous kids become generous adults, so we want to help you teach your kids how to love giving to and serving others. Generous kids don’t happen by accident. As a parent, you have to make...

Do It Anyway

Do It Anyway

What if you believe God has given you a spiritual gift, but you don’t have the desire to serve others? One of the greatest obstacles of utilizing your spiritual gifts is a lack of desire. Often this lack of desire will also create a lack of time in your...

Being Bible Driven // Part 2

Being Bible Driven // Part 2

Being Bible Driven // Part 2 One of our core values at Mission Hills is being Bible-driven, and we’re going to spend some time in these sessions digging into what exactly that means. In the weekly Mission Hills staff chapel, Craig Smith shared the above...

Did Jesus Ever Hurry?

Did Jesus Ever Hurry?

We have more technology at our fingertips than those before us experienced throughout entire lifetimes. All this efficiency hasn’t helped us slow down though; it’s only made us move faster. Daily tasks like cleaning and cooking are accomplished by pushing...

Missing Out on Real Community

Missing Out on Real Community

I was sitting in my office one afternoon hammering away on a string of emails when I overheard a conversation in the hallway. Our office shares a building with a counseling center so I’m accustomed to hearing about the latest and greatest thing to come out...

What Are You Afraid Of?

What Are You Afraid Of?

Christianity is no spectator sport. There’s no sitting on the sidelines while trying to follow Jesus. Once we decide to follow him, Jesus invites us to join him in his mission of loving others sacrificially. Selfless sacrifice is what Jesus would define as “love.” In...

A Letter to Men at Mission Hills

A Letter to Men at Mission Hills

Find out more about our Men’s Ministry and some of their upcoming events here. The wind is wild, and weird, and wonderful—and I’ve been thinking about it more than usual. Maybe it’s because I’ve driven through Limon several times in the last month. Maybe...

10 Ways to Pray for the Future of Our Church

10 Ways to Pray for the Future of Our Church

Over the past weekend, we celebrated 75 years of ministry at Mission Hills Church. We looked back on the people, places, and programs God used throughout the history of this church to continue to grow his kingdom and show his faithfulness to this church. We have a...

6 Steps to Not Losing Your Faith in College

6 Steps to Not Losing Your Faith in College

Plenty of research has been done to show that students are leaving the church in droves – some studies suggesting that as high as 66% of church attending high school students will leave the church in college and never return. But leaving the church is just...

Encouraging the Discouraged

Encouraging the Discouraged

Despite our hopes and best efforts, we all know that walking with Jesus isn’t all mountain tops and smooth sailing. We understand that a combination of doubts and difficult circumstances could lead someone away from Jesus. Maybe you’ve experienced a rough...

Being Bible Driven // Part 1

Being Bible Driven // Part 1

Being Bible Driven // Part 1 In the weekly Mission Hills staff chapel, Craig Smith shared the above study. Below is a summary the highlights the main points of the video for the sake of brevity, but it is not exhaustive. One of our core values at Mission...

How to Develop Patience

How to Develop Patience

We all want to grow the spiritual fruit of patience—or at least our family members want us to. Just like fruit on the vine, spiritual fruit doesn’t pop up overnight. It takes time to grow and cultivate patience, but—also like gardening—not...

Purchasing Power // The Ethics of Buying

Purchasing Power // The Ethics of Buying

Going to the store is an unconscious act for most of us because it’s so simple. Grab your wallet and your list and a short drive later, you’re wandering the aisles of your local grocery, home goods, or clothing store. There aren’t many steps...

6 Questions to Ask Your Wallet

6 Questions to Ask Your Wallet

In James 5, James paints a pretty bleak picture of the rich oppressors. They denied others what they owed them, indulged themselves, and harmed those they could have helped. While James was not describing wealthy Christians, it’s still...

How to Discuss Tough Topics

How to Discuss Tough Topics

When was the last time you engaged in a discussion with someone you disagreed with? Our current culture is becoming more and more polarized and engaging in less and less dialogue. With each side creating an enemy of the other, it’s become more...

Being a Christian and an American

Being a Christian and an American

As Americans, we get to enjoy a great deal of freedom that others in the world can only imagine. Typically, we seek to enjoy the full extent of those freedoms, taking full advantage of the rights and privileges and leveraging them to our own...

How to Transform Your Prayer Life

How to Transform Your Prayer Life

Most Christians want to pray, but they just simply don’t—myself included sometimes. And I believe most Christians really want to be passionate about prayer, but they just aren’t. Why is that? Is it because prayer is boring? At least that is the...

10 Ways to Fight Arrogance

10 Ways to Fight Arrogance

Arrogance is a tricky thing. It's hard to identify in ourselves, and it’s even harder to root out once we find it. Not only does our nature predispositions us towards arrogance, but our culture fosters it as well. From declarations of being a...

Seeking God in the Meantime

Seeking God in the Meantime

We all face them, those seasons in life where we feel like we are in between “promised-lands.”  Internally, we may feel like we lack any purpose or direction and this emotion can swell up inside of us, despite having full schedules and busy...