Donkeyology: embrace the ordinary

Donkeyology: The theology of Donkeys – why God chooses to use ordinary things for His extraordinary purposes and not special things. God chose a donkey to carry His presence into Jerusalem and God chooses you to carry His presence into your city, for His Glory. In the message Dave Gilpin

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Effortlessness: Refinding your Cutting Edge

Ecclesiastes infers that if the ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more effort is needed to cut down the tree. Yet, a few minutes of sharpening can make a difficult job seem effortless. In 2 Kings 6, a man loses his ax head but supernaturally gets it returned to him. This message gives keys to retrieving your cutting edge and thereby move into a new kind of effortlessness.

Audiobook: Welcome To The Mind Map Experience

The Mind Map Story Inside every person’s mind are Fields of Dreams, Floods of Emotion, Trains of Thought and Cities of Habit. The skyline of your mind will determine the skyline of your future. Welcome to The Mind Map Experience. Romans 12:2 says to ‘be transformed by the renewing of your

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Audiobook: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Asset

This audio book was written and read by Dave Gilpin as part of the Mind Map Series. It seeks to prove that fifty percent of all your weaknesses are mythical. They live in the world of the Jedi and not the real world. THEY DON’T EXIST! What the world labels

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Relevance – How to be so Engaging, it’s Exhausting

The more relevant you become, the more access you get granted to people’s hearts and souls. If your mission is to see hearts and souls transformed by The Gospel, getting an ‘all access’ card is essential. In this article, I discuss how preachers can upgrade their card to ‘all areas’, making it easier to see all they dream to see come to pass.

Zag Zig: sometimes you’ve got to Zag BEFORE you Zig

75% of everything that you think is impossible is not impossible. If all you can think is Zig then Zag, you’ll be hampered all of your life by the feelings that things are just not possible! God more often than not calls us to Zag Zig. Creativity can break the code to 75% of your impossibility. This message is made for you.

The Hit Factory

In church life and in leadership, all too often we hear about ‘passing on the baton’. The problem with this is that it implies a LETTING GO of your calling in order to empower somebody else, when we are actually meant to stay in the game for the long haul.

The Prayer of Jabez

Your future is the exact opposite of your feelings. Your destiny is the exact opposite of your dead ends. Your purpose in life is the direct inverse to the past in your life! Why? Because God builds his greatest strengths upon your greatest weaknesses. Because Jabez knew this, he was singled out from a list of 600 names and granted his cry to become everything he wasn’t! Go figure.

Jesus Wept

If you have wondered where your God may be leading you to, it’s a place called Bethany. It’s a place where ‘Agape’ love collides with ‘Phileo’ love – where unconditional love meets brotherly love to create a sense of family that all of us are deeply longing for. And it’s from a bond of brothers that strength comes and the future is won.

Don’t Let the Tail Wag the Dog

Wisdom for a new year from Dave Gilpin. Most people get to the end of a year and start of a new year with frustrations, criticisms, and a general high level of exhaustion! Yet, it’s your critical spirit that’s a huge give away to your gifting and calling! If you’ve got the gift of mercy, you’re going to be completely frustrated with those ‘selfish people who care about nothing but themselves’. The only reason you’re so frustrated is because YOU’VE GOT THE GIFT! Just don’t let the tail of your madness wag the dog of gifting. That’s all. And that’s why you need to hear this message. Let your gift lead…always. And when you’ll always have a tail!

Populous: Heaven’s People on Earth

There’s a place called Bethany that your God wants to take you. The gospels only record Jesus weeping twice. The first was in Bethany – his place of affection and adoration that became his place of safety and protection. It was where he came undone. It’s hard to let it all out when you’re on the front line of Agape love, touching the lost and feeding the needy. Jesus held it in for when he crossed over the borders in Phileo love. Agape love bleeds, Phileo love breathes. If Jesus needs a Bethany, then you do too.

Beat the Blag: the 7 greatest lies in church life

When does a blag become a lie? We live in a world of blagging. We all do it. It’s the art of spin. It’s when truth is either stretched or omitted to create an impression that is no longer true! And it’s in epidemic proportions across our culture. Yet, spin

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500 Shades of Grace (Goodbye Christian Grey)

The only time to ever learn about grace is when you’ve been bad. Being good is too ambiguous for the human heart to work out if you’re favoured because of His love or because of your works. This teaching outlines the difference in order to set you free.

Why Love Languages Don’t Work

Usually, depending upon our personality type, each of us has a ‘love language’ that means the world to us. It’s a way of communicating, not necessarily through words, that leaves us feeling valued and incredibly special. However, it’s when your demand for your ‘loved one’ to speak your own particular love language increases that the relationship usually begins to unravel rather than strengthen.

Think Big Act Small

Behind every breakthrough you’ll often find a breakdown. It’s the place of divine exchange. Dave Gilpin shares intimately from his wife Jenny’s personal journals where in the midst of despair she attempted to thing big yet act small, leading to one of the greatest victories Hope City Church has ever seen.