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Come Together – All Church Event!

Can you imagine an event that would bring all the people of Shepherd’s Gate and their friends together at one time and at the same location? This year we’re going to do just that. . . and without needing hundreds of volunteers to make it happen! On November 17 from 11:00am to 3:00pm, we will […]

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Define the Relationship – Sermon Series

Begins September 9.  Can you imagine a world where children are in charge, men act like boys and women lose sight of their worth and beauty? I can guarantee that in such a world you will find angry children, bewildered men and exasperated women. I can guarantee it because the truth is you don’t have […]

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Blame it on the Holy Spirit – Sermon Series

Jesus last words to the early disciples before He ascended into heaven were, “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. “ So they waited and prayed together in one place. That’s when the Holy Spirit showed up, not in a meek and mild […]

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2012 Single Focus — Be a Part of the BIG PICTURE!

I believe that everyone one of us have been seeded with the desire to be part of something great.  This is not out of a prideful ego, but birthed in us by the Spirit of God.  We are to partner with God for the unfolding of His will in our world.  Jesus told us to […]

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God at Work in Detroit

In 2009, a Time magazine article stated that Detroit had become an icon of a failed city in America and that the world was watching to see if Detroit would rise from the ashes. The sting of these words served as a wakeup call for Christians of metro-Detroit.  In 2010, churches began to work together […]

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Unite and Pray for Shepherd’s Gate

Congregation Call to Prayer on October 5, 2011 “Be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” Ephesians 6:18 There are times in the Bible when the call was given to all of God’s people to pray. Now is the time for us to unite and pray for Shepherd’s Gate! This call […]

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Love: Single Idea for 2011

Let’s turn the diamond of this virtue of love to see one more facet of what love looks like.  1 Corinthians 13:4 says that love is kind.  The idea of “kindness” has taken a beating in so many areas of life.  It’s not a quality you look for in sports.  How many hockey players do […]

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30 Ways to Live Missionally in the Worksplace

Many times it’s difficult to find practical ways to be a blessing in your workplace. Rapid pace, mounting deadlines, or co-worker conflict can often derail even the best of intentions to say and show the love of Jesus at work. Recently, Josh Reeves posted some very practical ideas for blessing others in the workplace: Instead […]

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Love at the Core

Single Idea for 2011 – Love at the core. Love is not simply one more thing we add to our life, as if it was gravy on our potatoes or a hat on our head. Rather, love is to be at the core of all of our life. Why do we worship? At the core, […]

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July News

Single Idea for 2011 – Love is patient. 1 Corinthians 13:4 Good things are worth waiting for. A watched pot never boils. Patience is a virtue. Anticipation is half the fun! Have you noticed how hard we work at convincing ourselves that patience is a good thing? But when push comes to shove, patience is most […]

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