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Tips and Tricks: How to Start a Home Group

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Home groups, also known as life or small groups, are a great way to connect to people within your church body and go deeper in your understanding of God’s Word during the week. Through fellowship, teaching, and discussion, home groups allow for church members to get involved in a personal and intimate way. Thinking of …

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Tips and Tricks: Planning a Couples Retreat

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Since February is the month of love, we thought we would give you some helpful tips for planning a retreat for the couples in your church. Keep in mind: couples have children. Plan accordingly by arranging childcare during sessions and workshops for families that are unable to have a sitter. Incorporate a prayer walk into …

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Tips and Tricks: How to Make a Pour Over

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Have you been wondering how to make a pour over at home? We are excited to share with you how Murrieta Hot Springs Christian Conference Center’s coffee shop, The Overflowing Cup, makes their very own twelve-ounce pour overs. What you need: Gram scale Timer Hot water Your choice of coffee beans Coffee grinder V60 Filter 12 …

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Tips and Tricks Tuesday: How To Take A Family Christmas Photo

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Is your family joining you for Christmas this year? Are you thinking about taking a family photo? Here are some tips for taking a beautiful, professional-looking family portrait: Coordination: When thinking of a family photo, the first thing that comes to mind are matching outfits. Instead of having every member of your family wear the …

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Tips and Tricks Tuesday: Why Have a Winter Retreat?

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Considering having a retreat in the winter? Here are some reasons why we like winter retreats! Availability Conference centers will typically have more space available for retreats November-January. If you’re looking to book a retreat but the dates your church/group wants are taken, look into booking later in the year! For MHS, these are our open …

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Tips and Tricks Tuesday: How to Take Your Retreat Home

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Oftentimes, we have “mountaintop experiences” when we retreat; we’ll have a renewed relationship with the Lord, a fresh faith, and a heightened desire to share the gospel. We meet with the Lord so intimately and fall more in love with Him than ever. The chains of bondage to sin have been broken, and we say, “when …

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Tips and Tricks Tuesday: Paradise Pumpkin Pie

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We hope you’ve been enjoying our Tips and Tricks Tuesday series. This week, we wanted to do a Thanksgiving-themed post, so we’re sharing our Paradise Pumpkin Pie recipe. It’s by far the best pumpkin pie we’ve ever had, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy it as well. What you’ll need:  package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened …

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Tips and Tricks Tuesday: How to Choose a Theme for Your Retreat

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Are you in charge of planning your ministry’s next retreat? Are you stuck with trying to figure out what theme you want your retreat to be centered around? Here are some helpful tips we’ve come up with in hopes that it’ll inspire your creativity and effectively choose a theme! Identify what type of retreat you’re …

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Tips and Tricks Tuesday: How to Choose a Devotional

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One thing the Lord has commanded us as believers to do is spend time with Him. Some of you may be asking, “How do I spend time with God if I can’t see Him?” While we cannot physically feel or see Him, He is always with us. Jesus said in John 14, “But the Helper, …

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Tips and Tricks Tuesday: French Toast Mix Recipe

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This Tips and Tricks Tuesday, we’re bringing you another recipe! What goes better with a delicious coffee than breakfast? Our Head Baker, Tiffany, has mastered a fantastic French Toast Mix recipe that we’re excited to share with you! You’ll need: 2 cups eggs, cracked and scrambled ½ – ¾ cup white sugar (depending on your …