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Failing Forwards – the brilliance of failure

All of success is rooted in an exposure to failure. Our greatest successes often come from the situations in which we open ourselves up to the greatest possibility of failure, yet the greatest chance of succeeding. Listen to the latest message for Dave Gilpin here. It’s time to fail forwards.

The Scarlet Cord

In all of our lives from the moment we were born, there’s been The Scarlet Cord of God’s faithfulness running alongside us, swooping into our future. It’s been there in the euphoric times knowing that you’d need a companion when the music fades, and it’s been there in troubled times

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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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The Unforced Rhythms of Grace

Jesus said “my yoke is easy and my burden is light” – so why do so many Christians struggle?! We are meant to live in the rhythms of his grace. As we do, we find ourselves grooving in all seasons.

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.

Home: The Five Love Languages of Heaven

The five love languages reflect our different personalities and, to create a home, we need to celebrate those differences – God knows that. He speaks YOUR love language. It’s time to stop rejecting you and start celebrating you.

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.

Middle Child Syndrome – The “Almost Live” Message

Get ready. You’re about to experience MCS – Middle Child Syndrome! Something or someone is about to enter into your world that will deflect all of the attention off you and onto them. It may be a new church in your city, a younger song leader or songwriter or a new whizz kid who does things ‘better’ than you.

Middle Child Syndrome

Get ready. You’re about to experience MCS – Middle Child Syndrome! Something or someone is about to enter into your world that will deflect all of the attention off you and onto them. It may be a new church in your city, a younger song leader or songwriter or a new whizz kid who does things ‘better’ than you.

Blood Brothers

When Jesus said this is the blood of my covenant, he meant that he was about to become our blood brother. It means that your troubles are now restricted, your needs have already been provided for and your life is protected. There’s a contract over your life.

The Third Culture

Our churches are filled with Third Culture People – people who grew up in a different culture to the one which their parents grew up in. Third Culture Kids (3CKs) share a sense of not quite belonging to any place – when asked ‘Where do you come from?’, their answer is always: ‘Then we moved to…then we moved to…’. This is about their journey, their fight, their future. This is about every church in every city all over the world.

The Unstoppable Church

The greater your momentum, the greater your impact. Momentum is calculated by depth times width times speed. It’s your turn to increase it. NOW.

No Pets Allowed

No Pets Allowed – How to move from Surviving into Thriving. From the moment Michal saw David rejoicing we notice that there are some pet thoughts and conversations that are secret killers to your God given future.